[DNS] auDA Domain News - 26 March

[DNS] auDA Domain News - 26 March

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:06:10 +1100
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> CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs Statement | Istanbul, 25 March 2015 by 
> Thomas Rickert, Le?n S?nchez, Mathieu Weill
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en>
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> SWITCH Gets .CH Registry Contract Extension To 2017
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-ext
> ension/>
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> Governments go on a kill-crazy rampage with new two-letter domain veto
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> <http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-
> with-new-two-letter-domain-veto>
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> Does Chehade agree with Donuts on .doctor?
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> <http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-docto
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> ICANN 50% renewal predictions not based on registry data
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> <http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-
> on-registry-data>
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> Three-Quarters Of Donuts New gTLD Domains Being Renewed
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-
> domains-renewed/>
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> Cybersecurity Risks Exist on A Third of Internet Sites
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> <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cybersecurity-risks-exist-thi
> rd-internet-sites>
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> Menlo Security Finds High Risk in Trusted Websites
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> <https://www.menlosecurity.com/news/pr_20150324.html>
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> Auction for 2 Contention Sets Slated for 25 March 2015
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> An Auction will be facilitated by Power Auctions LLC on 25 March 2015 
> to resolve string contention for two new gTLD strings: PING and SRL.
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> <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-23m
> ar15-en>
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> ICANN Announces 2015 Hardware Security Module Replacement Project for 
> the Root Key Signing Key
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> ICANN today announced the 2015 Hardware Security Module Replacement 
> Project for the Root Key Signing Key. An overview of the project and 
> related information is below.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-03-23-en>
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> CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs Statement | Istanbul, 25 March 2015 by 
> Thomas Rickert, Le?n S?nchez, Mathieu Weill
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> Members and participants of the Cross Community Working Group on 
> Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) met in Istanbul, 
> Turkey, on 23-24 March 2015.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en>
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> Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in Latin 
> America and North America in 2016
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> ICANN is actively seeking hosts for its public meetings to be held 
> 27-30 June 2016 in Latin America/Caribbean Islands and 29 Oct - 4 Nov 
> 2016 in North America.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-23-en>
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> Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in 2017 and 
> 2018
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> ICANN is actively seeking hosts for its public meetings to be held in 
> 2017 and 2018 in Europe, Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific, North 
> America, and Latin America/Caribbean.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-23-en>
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> Letter from Akram Atallah to Caren Marks
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> .KINDER new gTLD
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> <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-marks
> -20mar15-en.pdf>
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> ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Secura GmbH
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> Secura GmbH ("Registrar") submitted to ICANN a Registrar Data 
> Retention Waiver Request ("Waiver Request") pursuant to Section 3 of 
> the Data Retention Specification of the 2013 RAA, which provides that 
> if a registrar is subject to the same applicable law that gave rise to 
> ICANN's request to grant a previous data retention waiver under the 
> 2013 RAA, a registrar may request that ICANN grant a similar waiver, 
> which request shall be approved by ICANN, unless ICANN provides 
> Registrar with a reasonable justification for not approving such request.
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> <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-24-en>
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> Letter from Akram Atallah to Boubker Seddik Badr, Director of Digital 
> Economy | Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy, 
> Government of Morocco
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> New gTLD application for .TATA
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> <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-badr-
> 23mar15.pdf>
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> Letter from Akram Atallah, Manager Legal | Tata Sons Limited, to 
> Chetan Nage
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> New gTLD application for .TATA
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> <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-nage-
> 23mar15.pdf>
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> ICANN Calls For Interests In Hosting Meetings From Mid-2016 To 2018
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> ICANN has called for expressions of interests from potential hosts for 
> meetings from June 2016 to October 2018.
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/23/icann-interests-hosting-meeting
> s/>
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> <http://www.domainnews.com/icann-interests-hosting-meetings.html>
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> Time To Reform ICANN For Real Accountability
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> Despite considerable congressional opposition to the move, the Obama 
> administration is still not backing away from its announcement it will 
> be cutting ICANN loose from its last remaining moorings sooner rather 
> than later.
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> <http://dailycaller.com/2015/03/24/time-to-reform-icann-for-real-accou
> ntability/>
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> Caught on camera: ICANN CEO slams the internet's kingmakers
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> Video footage has surfaced of ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade slagging off an 
> independent team investigating how the internet's crucial IANA body 
> will be governed in future.
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> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/24/icann_ceo_iana_transition/>
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> Identify.com terminated
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> ICANN has terminated the accreditation of defunct registrar 
> Identify.com
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> <http://domainincite.com/18227-identify-com-terminated>
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> - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
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> Cooperation between SWITCH and OFCOM extended
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> On 20 March 2015, the SWITCH foundation and the Federal Office of 
> Communications (OFCOM) signed an extension of the existing registry 
> contract to 30 June 2017. The transfer of .ch domain names from SWITCH 
> to the registrars is proceeding as planned.
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> <http://www.switch.ch/news/contract-extension/>
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> SWITCH Gets .CH Registry Contract Extension To 2017
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> On 20 March 2015, the SWITCH foundation and the Federal Office of 
> Communications (OFCOM) signed an extension of the existing registry 
> contract to 30 June 2017. But a public tender will be called in 2016 
> for the operation of the registry from July 2017 onwards.
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> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-contract-ext
> ension/>
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> <http://www.domainnews.com/switch-ch-registry-contract-extension.html>
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> Switch renews contract for .ch domain management with Ofcom
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> The Swiss Federal office for communications Ofcom and the domain name 
> registrar Switch announced that they have renewed their contractual 
> relationship concerning the management of '.ch' domain names until mid-2017.
>
> <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/switch-renews-contract-for-ch-domain
> -management-with-ofcom--1072843>
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> Verisign adds 750,000 .com names instantly with reporting change
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> Verisign has boosted its reportable .com domain count by almost 
> 750,000 by starting to count expired and suspended names.
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> <http://domainincite.com/18213-verisign-adds-750000-com-names-instantl
> y-with-reporting-change>
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> .KY Domains Available For All In September 2015
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> .KY domain names will be available to all as of 2 September 2015, but 
> the regulatory body is introducing a registration fee for the first time.
>
> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/ky-domains-available-for-all-in
> -september-2015/>
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> <http://www.domainnews.com/ky-domains-available-for-all-in-september-2
> 015.html>
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> ICTA Makes Changes to dot KY Domain
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> The Information & Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) has 
> announced several changes to the management of the .KY domain and is 
> encouraging everyone in Cayman who would like a .KY domain to secure 
> it before the registry becomes accessible to the world.
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> <http://www.icta.ky/announcements/icta-makes-changes-to-dot-ky-domain>
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> Nigeria registers 80,000 domain names in three years
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> ABOUT 80, 000 Nigeria?s ccTLD name, the .ng have so far been 
> registered in the country since the campaign began in 2012.
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> <http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/03/nigeria-registers-80000-domain
> -names-in-three-years/>
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> NZ registers 50,000 .nz names direct at second level
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> Since launching in September 2014, over 50,000 .nz names direct at the 
> second level have been registered in New Zealand.
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> <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/nz-registers-50000-nz-names-direct-a
> t-second-level--1073015>
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> New Zealand adds 6,245 .nz domain names in February
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> New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ has announced that the 
> number of active .nz domain name registrations has increased to 
> 606,634 at 28 February, from 600,389 in January this year.
>
> <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/new-zealand-adds-6245-nz-domain-name
> s-in-february--1073014>
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> ICM Registry Cuts Price on .xxx Domain Names
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> ICM Registry today announced a price cut for .xxx domain names created 
> in April. Domain purchasers, from April 1-30, can purchase new, 
> one-year .xxx registrations for $12.99.
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> <http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=192570>
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> ICM's Price Cut on .XXX
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> ICM Registry today announced a price cut for .xxx domain names created 
> in April. Domain purchasers, from April 1-30, can purchase new, 
> one-year .xxx registrations for $12.99.
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> <http://www.icmregistry.com/media/press/?article=57>
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> Governments go on a kill-crazy rampage with new two-letter domain veto
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> ICANN has confirmed to new gTLD registries that governments now get to 
> unilaterally block two-letter domains that match their home ccTLDs.
>
> <http://domainincite.com/18236-governments-go-on-a-kill-crazy-rampage-
> with-new-two-letter-domain-veto>
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> Does Chehade agree with Donuts on .doctor?
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> Should governments have the right to force business-limiting 
> restrictions on new gTLD operators, even though they don?t have the 
> same rules in their own ccTLDs?
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> <http://domainincite.com/18225-does-chehade-agree-with-donuts-on-docto
> r>
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> Cost v benefit: assessing the ?.porn?, ?.adult?, ?.sucks? defensive 
> registration proposition
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> The ?.adult?, ?.porn? and ?.sucks? gTLDs are likely to pose particular 
> challenges to brand owners, not least uncertainty over the likely 
> success of Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) actions against 
> registrations in these strings. So, what?s a brand to do?
>
> <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=8a8bf1b8-8af0-
> 4892-b896-da3b3f9e8626>
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> Should Brands Book a .Sucks or .Porn Domain?
>
> Could the new .sucks and .porn Web domain options be a public 
> relations nightmare for brands? Should companies buy these new URLs to 
> preempt pranksters? Should they even consider actually using them as 
> legitimate sites?
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> <http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/should-brands-book-sucks-or-por
> n-domain-163652>
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> ICANN 50% renewal predictions not based on registry data
>
> ICANN?s projection that new gTLDs will see renewals of between 25% and 
> 50% is not based on empirical data from new gTLD registries.
>
> <http://domainincite.com/18244-icann-50-renewal-predictions-not-based-
> on-registry-data>
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> Day 4
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> As of today, 37,857 Donuts domains have passed through their renewal 
> cycle and 71.0% of those names were renewed by the registrant. They 
> are from the .BIKE, .CAMERA, .CLOTHING, .EQUIPMENT, .ESTATE 
> .GALLERY,.GRAPHICS, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .LIGHTING, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES TLDs.
> Very few of the 37,857 names were bought during Sunrise or the Early 
> Access Period (EAP).
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> <http://www.donuts.co/blog/day-4/>
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> Donuts Renewal Trends: Day 3
>
> Up to and including Sunday March 22 2015, 29,262 Donuts domains have 
> passed through the auto-renew grace period and hence their final 
> renewal status is definitively known. Most of these names are from the 
> .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES 
> TLDs, but some are Sunrise names from .CAMERA, .EQUIPMENT,.ESTATE, 
> .GALLERY,.GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING, and .PHOTOGRAPHY. 27,214 of the 29,262 
> names were registered after the Sunrise period. The renewal rate on the 29, 262 names is 74%.
>
> <http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-day-3/>
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> Donuts Renewal Trends: Day 2
>
> Up to and including Saturday, March 21, 6,352 Donuts domains have 
> exited the auto-renew grace period and hence their final renewal 
> status is definitively known. These names are from .BIKE, .CLOTHING, 
> .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES (the first batch 
> of TLDs we launched). Two thirds of these names were registered after 
> the Sunrise period for those TLDs. The renewal rate on these 6,352 names is 85.3%.
>
> <http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-day-2/>
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> Donuts Renewal Trends: First Definitive Report
>
> Up to and including yesterday, Friday, March 20 2015, 4,534 Donuts 
> domains have passed through the auto-renew grace period and hence 
> their final renewal status is definitively known. These names are from 
> .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES and .VENTURES 
> (the first batch of TLDs we launched). More than half of these names 
> were registered after the Sunrise period for those TLDs. The renewal rate on the 4,534 names is 91.6%.
>
> <http://www.donuts.co/blog/donuts-renewal-trends-first-definitive-repo
> rt/>
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> Three-Quarters Of Donuts New gTLD Domains Being Renewed
>
> It is now time to look at the renewal rates for the first of the new 
> gTLDs to hit General Availability back in March 2014. Donuts have been 
> publishing updates on their first gTLDs each day and on the third day 
> of renewals for the first of their gTLDs, the renewal rate is sitting 
> at an impressive 74 percent.
>
> <http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=23628>
>
> <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-
> domains-renewed/>
>
> <http://www.domainnews.com/three-quarters-donuts-new-gtld-domains-rene
> wed.html>
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> All eyes on Donuts as first new gTLD renewal figures roll in
>
> Donuts is about to give the world the clearest picture yet of the 
> ongoing demand for new gTLD domain names.
>
> <http://domainincite.com/18209-all-eyes-on-donuts-as-first-new-gtld-re
> newal-figures-roll-in>
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> Donuts? first new domain names are starting to drop...
>
> Donuts is releasing renewal numbers for its new TLDs daily as the 
> first batch of names exit the auto-renew grace period.
>
> <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/donuts-first-new-domain-names-ar
> e-starting-to-drop/>
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> Are you surprised by Donuts? renewal rates?
>
> New TLD mega-registry Donuts has been blogging daily renewal rate data 
> for its first domain names released nearly 14 months ago.
>
> <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/25/are-you-surprised-by-donuts-rene
> wal-rates/>
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>
> Harvard reserves harvard.porn domain to protect its name
>
> What if there was a Web domain called harvard.porn, or harvard.adult? 
> Thanks to the tech-savvy brains at the Cambridge university, that?s 
> not going to happen.
>
> <https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/03/25/harvard-moves-protect-it
> s-name-reserving-harvard-porn-domain/Ee7P8m1zS9dDMGg69FakXL/story.html
> >
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>
> Will ICANN?s Dotgay Do-Over Be Done Well?
>
> In late January, dotgay LLC announced some good news for those of us 
> who favor LGBTQ community control of a dedicated space on the Web: 
> Following a lively campaign by Internet users and LGBTQ organizations, 
> ICANN questioned the work of the Economic Intelligence Unit, the 
> entity it had charged with reviewing the application of dotgay LLC to 
> own the future .gay gTLD, and ordered EIU to carry out a new review with a new team of evaluators.
>
> <http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/03/23/icann_s_dotgay_do_over_
> will_the_new_eiu_review_recognize_the_existence_of.html>
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> Why is .sucks based in Frank Schilling?s office?
>
> The upcoming new gTLD .sucks is being run from the offices of Frank 
> Schilling?s Uniregistry and it has a close business relationship with 
> the registry, DI has discovered.
>
> <http://domainincite.com/18224-why-is-sucks-based-in-frank-schillings-
> office>
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> ?.bank? domains, which should be more secure, are coming this summer
>
> As soon as this summer, you may type ?.bank? at the end of your 
> financial institution?s URL instead of ?.com.?
>
> <http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bank-domains-which-should-be-more-se
> cure-are-coming-this-summer-2015-03-25>
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>
>
> Why, Even After A Year, There's Still No Land Grab For New Internet 
> Domains
>
> It?s been nearly a year since a whole set of spanking new Internet 
> domain names first came to market. These names ?which in technical 
> circles are called ?generic top-level domains? or gTLDs ? were just 
> becoming available in January 2014, when a regulatory change opened 
> the door to these fresh extensions ? snazzy end-tags like .apple, 
> .guru, .pizza, .bike, and .singles ? which were added to the familiar 
> existing domain suffixes ? like .com, .net, .org, and .edu. At that 
> time, I took a stab here in Forbes at what consequences might follow 
> from the instant creation of all this new digital real estate.
>
> <http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerkay/2015/01/22/why-even-after-a-year
> -theres-still-no-land-grab-for-new-internet-domains/>
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>
> Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult web domain names
>
> Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and 
> TaylorSwift.adult.
>
> <http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/32013708>
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>
>
> Why you should buy your .sucks domain name before someone else does
>
> Along with .porn, .adult and now more than 500 others, in June .sucks 
> will become another new internet domain. And what?s to stop someone 
> from registering yourname.sucks before you do? Taylor Swift wouldn?t 
> let that happen
>
> <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/shortcuts/2015/mar/23/why-you-s
> hould-buy-your-dot-sucks-domain-name>
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>
>
> Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names
>
> Not content with her recent purchase of 
> ItaughtTaylorSwiftHowToGiveHead.com,
> heartthrob chanteuse Taylor Swift has been busy registering more porn 
> domain names, most recently TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult.
>
> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/23/taylor_swift_buys_even_more_a
> dult_website_domains/>
>
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> 97 percent of Internet pharmacies pose a public safety threat
>
> Buying medications online is a risky business. According to the 
> National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), 97 percent of the 
> more than 10,900 Internet pharmacies, or 10,573 online drug sellers, 
> reviewed by the board are operating in conflict with pharmacy laws and practice standards.
> Violations have included stolen personal and financial information, 
> virus-laden spam e-mails and even online pharmacies selling pills that 
> contain drywall or rat poison. ... In order to curtail the online 
> selling of counterfeit medications and ensure that online medication 
> purchases can happen with at least some consumer safeguards, the NABP 
> and other organizations have called for the development of the 
> .pharmacy TLD public health initiative, which is designed to help 
> consumers better distinguish between legitimate pharmacists and rogue drug sellers.
>
> <http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2015/03/23/97-percent-of-internet-pharmacie
> s-pose-a-public-safety-threat/id=55706/>
>
>
>
> Dot London Domain is bringing in the big bucks [news release]
>
> Since Casablanca Hire launched its Dot London domain the company has 
> seen a spike in activity. No more so in than with blue-chip clients, 
> world renowned companies and brands who have been talking with 
> Casablanca Hire over events and projects ? with many coming to fruition with Casablanca?s expertise.
>
> <https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/dot-london-domain-is-brin
> ging-in-the-big-bucks/s66/a564567/>
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>
>
> Heath Meek director at Casablanca Marquee Hire talks about the 
> importance of dot London domain names [news release]
>
> One of the major steps forward in 2014 was the emergence of the Dot 
> London domain name; it enabled companies and businesses to associate 
> themselves with this iconic city through a they?re domain name
>
> <https://www.journalism.co.uk/press-releases/heath-meek-director-at-ca
> sablanca-marquee-hire-talks-about-the-importance-of-dot-london-domain-
> names/s66/a564406/>
>
>
>
> How Major League Baseball can Boost New Domain Names
>
> If it actually uses its new TLDs, Major League Baseball can have a 
> profound affect on awareness of new domain names.
>
> <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/how-major-league-baseball-can-bo
> ost-new-domain-names/>
>
>
>
> Survey says .Com performs better than new TLDs
>
> Interbrand, ostensibly on behalf of Verisign, has released an 
> infographic showing results from a 1,000 person survey about the power of .com.
>
> <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/24/survey-says-com-performs-better-
> than-new-tlds/>
>
>
>
> This week?s new TLD launches: .Green and .Tires
>
> Three new TLDs are available to the public this week.
>
> <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/24/this-weeks-new-tld-launches-gree
> n-and-tires/>
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> - DNS SECURITY
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> Cybersecurity Risks Exist on A Third of Internet Sites
>
> After scanning over 1.75 million URLs with 750,000 domains, Menlo 
> Security found a third of the Alexa top sites were ?risky.? Sites 
> identified as risky were either already compromised or running 
> software with known security holes. These types of vulnerabilities 
> caused businesses to lose nearly $400 billion to cyber crimes.
>
> <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/cybersecurity-risks-exist-thi
> rd-internet-sites>
>
>
>
> Menlo Security Finds High Risk in Trusted Websites
>
> Stealth cybersecurity company, Menlo Security, today released its 
> "State of the Web 2015: Vulnerability Report." Based on a direct 
> interrogation and analysis of the Alexa top one million sites, Menlo 
> Security found that more than one in three of the top domains are 
> risky - meaning the sites are either already compromised or running 
> vulnerable software - increasing exposure to attack for anyone visiting those sites.
>
> <https://www.menlosecurity.com/news/pr_20150324.html>
>
>
>
> Akamai: Most Internet attacks in Q4 originated in China [IDG]
>
> A majority of the Internet attack traffic in 2014's fourth quarter 
> originated in China, followed by the U.S., according to cloud service 
> provider Akamai.
>
> <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/571285/akamai-most-internet-at
> tacks-q4-originated-china/>
>
>
>
> When Cybersecurity Meets Geopolitics
>
> Before American computer-security company FireEye releases a report on 
> new hacker activity, it sometimes gives the U.S. government an advance copy.
> Dutch competitor Fox-IT trains the Netherlands? cyberwarriors. 
> Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab helps Russian authorities investigate hacking cases.
>
> <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/23/when-cybersecurity-meets-geopo
> litics/>
>
>
>
> U.S. calls for global consensus on tackling cyber crime
>
> The United States called on Wednesday for an international consensus 
> to tackle the growing threat of cyber crime in financial services and 
> other sectors, saying governments alone cannot tackle the problem.
>
> <http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/03/25/uk-cybersecurity-usa-raskin-
> idUKKBN0ML0VJ20150325>
>
>
>
> Arbor Networks, Cisco partner on DDoS protection
>
> Arbor Networks and Cisco have partnered to provide the enterprise with 
> new DDoS mitigation solutions.
>
> <http://www.zdnet.com/article/arbor-networks-cisco-partner-on-ddos-pro
> tection/>
>
>
>
> System aims to boost net security
>
> Unitec staff and students have teamed up with Japan's National 
> Institute of Information and Communications Technology to develop an 
> internet security system designed to alert users as soon as a breach has been detected.
>
> <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid
> =11423004>
>
>
>
> Kiwi firms "underestimating risk" of cyber attacks
>
> New Zealand companies are failing to realise the need to insure 
> against cyber attacks, despite a growing number of incidents, 
> according to a top commercial insurance expert.
>
> <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/571205/kiwi-firms-underestimat
> ing-risk-cyber-attacks/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - DOMAIN DISPUTES & SEIZURES
>
> **********************
>
> US judge orders seizure of foreign domains owned by Chinese company
>
> A federal judge in New York has ordered dozens of global domains owned 
> by the Chinese company Fengtao Software to be seized, for its social 
> media accounts to be blocked, and for payment processors to cut off 
> their services to the company.
>
> <http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/03/us-judge-orders-seizure-of
> -foreign-domains-owned-by-chinese-company/>
>
>
>
> This is what happens when a judge in New York orders an e-hit on a 
> Chinese software biz
>
> A New York court has tried to knock DVD ripping software biz Fengtao 
> offline by issuing an injunction against its domain names, social 
> networking accounts and online payment systems. Judge Vernon Broderick 
> ordered that dozens of domain names including DVDFab.com, DVDFab.net, 
> DVDFab.jp, DVDFab.de, Ray-ripper.us, Boooya.org and CopyBiuRay.us be 
> taken off the internet.
>
> <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/24/new_york_injunction_fengtao/>
>
>
>
> From TedCruz.ca to TaylorSwift.porn: How the golden age of 
> domain-trolling was born
>
> The 2016 race has scarcely begun, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz 
> already has an image problem.
>
> <http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/03/25/from-t
> edcruz-ca-to-taylorswift-porn-how-the-golden-age-of-domain-trolling-wa
> s-born/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - IPv4/IPv6
>
> **********************
>
> ?When will IPv4 become obsolete??
>
> On Reddit?s forum devoted to networking ? r/networking ? a user asks: 
> ?I know that IPv4 is all out of addresses, and most devices are 
> running both
> IPv4 and IPv6. How long is it going to take before we no longer see 
> both addresses on a device, but only IPv6? 5 years? 10 years? 20 
> years? Does anyone have an estimate??
>
> <http://www.networkworld.com/article/2901023/lan-wan/when-will-ipv4-be
> come-obsolete.html>
>
>
>
> IPv6 Security Myth #10: Deploying IPv6 is Too Risky by Chris 
> Grundemann
>
> After a quick break to catch our breath (and read all those IPv6 
> Security Resources), it's now time to look at our tenth and final IPv6 Security Myth.
> In many ways this myth is the most important myth to bust. Let's take 
> a look at why... Myth: Deploying IPv6 Makes My Network Less Secure... 
> I can hear you asking "But what about all those security challenges we 
> identified in the other myths?"
>
> <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150325_ipv6_security_myth_10_deployin
> g_ipv6_is_too_risky/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - MISCELLANEOUS
>
> **********************
>
> Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2014 'State of the Internet' Report
>
> Akamai Technologies, Inc. released its Fourth Quarter, 2014 State of 
> the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai 
> Intelligent Platform?, the report provides insight into key global 
> statistics such as connection speeds and broadband adoption across 
> fixed and mobile networks, overall attack traffic, global 4K 
> readiness, and IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.
>
> <http://www.akamai.com/html/about/press/releases/2015/press-032515.htm
> l>
>
>
>
> Weebly introduces program for domain name registrars and hosts
>
> Website builder Weebly launched a new program for domain name 
> registrars and webhosts today, enabling them to offer Weebly?s website 
> creation tool to their customers.
>
> <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/23/weebly-introduces-program-for-do
> main-name-registrars-and-hosts/>
>
>
>
> **********************
>
> - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
>
> **********************
>
> Heritage Auctions accepting submissions for summer domain name auction
>
> Heritage Auctions is planning another live domain name auction for 
> early this summer.
>
> <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/03/25/heritage-auctions-accepting-subm
> issions-for-summer-domain-name-auction/>
>
>
>
> **************************
>
> GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
>
> **************************
>
> au: Data retention debate: Labor has 'vacated the field,' says Ludlam
>
> The crossbenchers have provided the "true opposition" to the 
> government's proposed data retention regime, Greens Senator Scott 
> Ludlam told a press conference earlier today.
>
> <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/571223/data-retention-debate-
> labor-has-vacated-field-says-ludlam/>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----------------------------
>
> David Goldstein
>
>  email: david at goldsteinreport.com
>  web:   http://goldsteinreport.com
>
>  phone: +61 418 228 605 ? mobile / +61 2 9663 3430 - office/home
>
> "Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every 
> time you forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr 
> Tim Flannery
>
>
>
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