[DNS] auDA domain news - 18 May

[DNS] auDA domain news - 18 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 14:05:18 +1000


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Google?s Vint Cerf Warns Against Fragmentation of Internet

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/05/14/internet-pioneer-vint-cerf-warns-against-fragmentation-of-internet/> http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/05/14/internet-pioneer-vint-cerf-warns-against-fragmentation-of-internet/>


Second Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/second-quarterly-report-iana-transition> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/second-quarterly-report-iana-transition>


When the IANA Transition Looms Large ? Notes from the Hill

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/when-the-iana-transition-looms-large-notes-from-the-hill> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/when-the-iana-transition-looms-large-notes-from-the-hill>


Google's Vint Cerf says mobile boom is using up the internet

< <http://www.afr.com/technology/googles-vint-cerf-says-mobile-boom-is-using-up-the-internet-20150518-gh30jn> http://www.afr.com/technology/googles-vint-cerf-says-mobile-boom-is-using-up-the-internet-20150518-gh30jn>


auDA's submission to the Australian Government's cybersecurity review

< <http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/audas/> http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/audas/>


Advice to Brand Owners and Registrars about DPML

< <http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/advice-to-brand-owners-and-registrars-about-dpml> http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/advice-to-brand-owners-and-registrars-about-dpml>


New gTLDs in Advertising

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-in-advertising> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-in-advertising>


Spam and Phishing in the First Quarter of 2015

< <https://securelist.com/analysis/quarterly-spam-reports/69932/spam-and-phishing-in-the-first-quarter-of-2015/> https://securelist.com/analysis/quarterly-spam-reports/69932/spam-and-phishing-in-the-first-quarter-of-2015/>






Google?s Vint Cerf Warns Against Fragmentation of Internet

Internet pioneer Vinton G. Cerf warned Thursday that political and technological forces threaten universal access and integrity, which he described as the foundation of the Internet?s value.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/05/14/internet-pioneer-vint-cerf-warns-against-fragmentation-of-internet/> http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/05/14/internet-pioneer-vint-cerf-warns-against-fragmentation-of-internet/>


Second Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions

NTIA provides quarterly reports on all aspects of the proposed transition of the U.S. government?s stewardship role over the IANA functions. NTIA?s previous report and detailed background is here. This second report covers activities from February 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015. As required by Public Law 113-235, NTIA will update this report on a quarterly basis.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/second-quarterly-report-iana-transition> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2015/second-quarterly-report-iana-transition>


When the IANA Transition Looms Large ? Notes from the Hill

Wednesday was ICANN Day on Capitol Hill, with the U.S. House of Representatives holding two separate hearings related to ICANN and the IANA transition.

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/when-the-iana-transition-looms-large-notes-from-the-hill> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/when-the-iana-transition-looms-large-notes-from-the-hill>


Stakeholders Slam ICANN on Accountability, .sucks, But Endorse IANA Transition Soon

The chair of a House Judiciary Committee panel cautioned about rushing the transition of U.S. domain name system oversight to the global multistakeholder community May 13 while seeming to accept the inevitability of a transition.

< <http://www.bna.com/stakeholders-slam-icann-n17179926540/> http://www.bna.com/stakeholders-slam-icann-n17179926540/>


ICANN Testimony Could Impact DNS Stewardship Transition

This week, a government committee convened to discuss ICANN, which, in light of some examples of some questionable behavior, is seeming in need of reforms before it should be entrusted with new responsibilities around the DNS root zone, IP addressing and protocol parameters.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-testimony-could-impact-dns-stewardship-transition> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-testimony-could-impact-dns-stewardship-transition>


This is what the people who control the Internet are worried about

Yesterday, in a large Romanesque ballroom on Manhattan?s Amsterdam Avenue, the people who make the big decisions relating to the underlying technology of what we call the ?Internet? sat discussing the future.

< <http://www.businessinsider.com.au/internet-governance-and-cyber-security-conference-brings-together-people-who-control-the-internet-2015-5> http://www.businessinsider.com.au/internet-governance-and-cyber-security-conference-brings-together-people-who-control-the-internet-2015-5>


Google's Vint Cerf says mobile boom is using up the internet

Vint Cerf, a founding father of the internet and Google's chief internet evangelist, has warned that the surging popularity of mobile devices is reawakening the threat of the world wide web running out of room.

< <http://www.afr.com/technology/googles-vint-cerf-says-mobile-boom-is-using-up-the-internet-20150518-gh30jn> http://www.afr.com/technology/googles-vint-cerf-says-mobile-boom-is-using-up-the-internet-20150518-gh30jn>


Obama?s Bungled Internet Surrender

President Obama?s plan to give up protection of the open Internet is wreaking havoc even though it will probably never be carried out. In anticipation of the end of U.S. stewardship, the organization the White House wants to give more power has become an abusive monopolist, refusing to be held accountable by the Internet?s stakeholders.

< <http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-bungled-internet-surrender-1431898743> http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-bungled-internet-surrender-1431898743>


A mixed bag of results for Internet governance at CSTD 18th Session

A smidge under ten years ago, the second phase of WSIS wrapped up in Tunis. Two years before that, the first phase had been held in Geneva. Together, the two phases were meant to develop a vision and strategy for bringing all people into the Information Society age, where all people in all nations could equally benefit from ICTs. WSIS was also supposed to help identify ways that ICTs could help enable the Millennium Development Goals to be achieved.

< <http://www.auda.org.au/blog/a-mixed-bag-of-results-for-internet-governance-at-cstd-18th-session/> http://www.auda.org.au/blog/a-mixed-bag-of-results-for-internet-governance-at-cstd-18th-session/>


Internet must be governed, says BJP's Sambit Patra

BJP today said internet must be governed as it is "extremely important" for governance but it should done in a way that does not compromise on the spirit of freedom of speech and expression.

< <http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/internet-must-be-governed-says-bjps-sambit-patra/47294200> http://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/internet/internet-must-be-governed-says-bjps-sambit-patra/47294200>

< <http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/internet-must-be-governed-but-not-at-cost-of-freedom-of-speech-bjp-692666> http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/news/internet-must-be-governed-but-not-at-cost-of-freedom-of-speech-bjp-692666>


India, US for close strategic ties on cyber issues

India and the US are primed for close strategic co-operation on a full range of cyber issues, ranging from the ambitious 'Digital India' initiative to cyber security, a top Obama administration official has said.

< <http://www.igovernment.in/news/1003512/india-us-for-close-strategic-ties-on-cyber-issues> http://www.igovernment.in/news/1003512/india-us-for-close-strategic-ties-on-cyber-issues>








2013 RAA Whois Accuracy Program Specification Review

Purpose (Brief): The purpose of this initiative is to review the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement's Whois Accuracy Program Specification.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-14-en>


Volume 5: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions, Special Edition on the ICANN Accountability Enhancements Draft

On 4 May, the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) published its initial draft report on the elements of the ICANN accountability framework that it has identified as essential to happen, or be committed to, before the IANA Stewardship Transition takes place.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/volume-5-an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions-special-edition-on-the-icann-accountability-enhancements-draft> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/volume-5-an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions-special-edition-on-the-icann-accountability-enhancements-draft>


Letter from Steven M. Marks, Chief, Digital Business & General Counsel | Recording Industry Association of America, Inc., to Steve Crocker and Fadi Chehad?

New gTLD application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marks-to-crocker-chehade-12may15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/marks-to-crocker-chehade-12may15-en.pdf>


Letter from Jonathon Nevett, Co-Founder | Donuts Inc., to ICANN Board of Directors and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD application for .CPA

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/nevett-to-icann-eiu-1-11may15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/nevett-to-icann-eiu-1-11may15-en.pdf>


Letter from Jonathon Nevett, Co-Founder | Donuts Inc., to ICANN Board of Directors and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD application for .CPA

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/nevett-to-icann-eiu-2-11may15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/nevett-to-icann-eiu-2-11may15-en.pdf>



One day after being urged during a House Judiciary Committee hearing to ?stay the course? on enforcement of Whois accuracy specification in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement, the ICANN published for public comment a handful of Whois accuracy changes proposed by domain name registrars.

< <http://www.bna.com/icann-revisits-whois-b17179926565/> http://www.bna.com/icann-revisits-whois-b17179926565/>


ICANN Testimony Could Impact DNS Stewardship Transition

This week, a government committee convened to discuss the ICANN, which, in light of some examples of some questionable behavior, is seeming in need of reforms before it should be entrusted with new responsibilities around the DNS root zone, IP addressing and protocol parameters.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-testimony-could-impact-dns-stewardship-transition> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-testimony-could-impact-dns-stewardship-transition>


ICANN could privatize management of Internet soon

The head of the nonprofit group that oversees the world?s Internet addresses expressed confidence Thursday that it would be privatized and out of US government control by year?s end.

< <http://pctechmag.com/2015/05/icann-could-privatize-management-of-internet-soon/> http://pctechmag.com/2015/05/icann-could-privatize-management-of-internet-soon/>





auDA's submission to the Australian Government's cybersecurity review

On 27 November 2014, the Prime Minister announced the Australian Government will undertake a review of Australia?s cyber security policies and strategies.

< <http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/audas/> http://www.auda.org.au/news/2015/audas/>


Barclays begins using .Barclays and .Barclaycard TLDs

Barclays, the huge bank based in Britain (market cap $77 billion), has begun using the .barclays and .barclaycard TLDs.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/15/barclays-begins-using-barclays-and-barclaycard-top-level-domains/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/15/barclays-begins-using-barclays-and-barclaycard-top-level-domains/>


Control your .be domain name

The importance of domain names keeps rising. Is your website highly trafficked, does it represent a large brand or does it have a web shop? If so, you should consider the level of protection your .be domain name needs. DNS Belgium offers the necessary tools to secure your .be domain as well as possible.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/control-your-be-domain-name> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/control-your-be-domain-name>


Korax selects .CA D-Zone Anycast for made-in-Canada DNS infrastructure protection

Canadian web services firm Korax has selected the .CA D-Zone Anycast DNS solution to deliver DNS infrastructure services to thousands of customers in Canada.

< <http://cira.ca/news/korax-selects-ca-d-zone-anycast-made-canada-dns-infrastructure-protection> http://cira.ca/news/korax-selects-ca-d-zone-anycast-made-canada-dns-infrastructure-protection>


The curious case of .cat, the Internet's weirdest domain

Cat, is without a doubt, the Internet's single, all-time best domain. If cats rule the Internet - which they do, obviously - .cat puts .com, .net and .org to shame.

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11448637> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11448637>


Top 10 Trending Keywords in .COM & .NET Registrations in April

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .COM and .NET during the month of April 2015 are below. Any surprises?

< <http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in2> http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in2>


Share your views about .eu domain

EURid would like to invite all of the current and future .eu domain name holders to take a few minutes of their time and tell us what you know and think about .eu with our .eu survey.

< <http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/may-2015/share-your-views-about-eu-domain> http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/may-2015/share-your-views-about-eu-domain>


Added security for .is domains

ISNIC has made an important change in the .is domain registry system. The domain's registrant now has direct control of the domain registration, the same control as the administartive contact has. The registrants can now log in and manage their domains directly if they so wish (and if they have confirmed their registration in the same way as the other contacts have).

< <http://www.isnic.is/en/news/view?id=399> http://www.isnic.is/en/news/view?id=399>


Mayor de Blasio Announces .nyc is Fastest Growing City Domain Six Months After Launch

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that just six months after its historic public launch, the. nyc TLD has become the fastest-growing city domain in the world ? racking up over 75,000 registrations to date. New York is the only city with TLD exclusively reserved for its residents and businesses.

< <https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/nyc-6-month-milestone> https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/nyc-6-month-milestone>


Domain .?? turns 5 years old!

On May 12, 2015 Russian Cyrillic IDN .?? turned 5 years old. In honor of the first domain?s anniversary Coordination Center for TLD RU/?? prepared a gift for registrars and users.

< <http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6794> http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6794>


URS coming to .travel under big contract changes

The .travel gTLD, which was approved 10 years ago, will have to support the Uniform Rapid Suspension service, one of several significant changes proposed for its ICANN contract.

< <http://domainincite.com/18526-urs-coming-to-travel-under-big-contract-changes> http://domainincite.com/18526-urs-coming-to-travel-under-big-contract-changes>



Way way back in 2001, before Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and iPhones transformed the Internet into the children?s paradise it is today, concern over child online safety was palpable in Washington.

< <http://www.bna.com/kidsus-not-right-b17179926568/> http://www.bna.com/kidsus-not-right-b17179926568/>


First ever .co.za domain names celebrate 20-year anniversary

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) joins 221 .co.za domains in celebrating the 20th anniversary of their registration with South Africa?s central domain name registry.

< <http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/126522-first-ever-co-za-domain-names-celebrate-20-year-anniversary.html> http://mybroadband.co.za/news/internet/126522-first-ever-co-za-domain-names-celebrate-20-year-anniversary.html>





Advice to Brand Owners and Registrars about DPML

When Donuts decided to enter the new gTLD market, we did so with a goal to create a healthier domain system and establish principles that the domain system work for all, whether you are an individual, a business, an organization or trademark rights holder.

< <http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/advice-to-brand-owners-and-registrars-about-dpml> http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/advice-to-brand-owners-and-registrars-about-dpml>


New gTLDs in Advertising

With over 500 new gTLDs active online, both corporate brands and companies in the domain name industry are exploring different ways to raise awareness of these new Internet extensions among consumers.

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-in-advertising> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-in-advertising>


Reviewing RPMs ? Do ICANN?s Safeguards Support Brand Protection?

In anticipation of a subsequent gTLD application round, ICANN is now conducting its review of the Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPM) ? essentially, safeguards built into the New gTLD Program to help trademark owners with brand protection ? implemented during the first New gTLD round.

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/reviewing-rpms-do-icanns-safeguards-support-brand-protection> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/reviewing-rpms-do-icanns-safeguards-support-brand-protection>


What new TLDs mean for IP and trademark protection by George Pongas

Businessman with briefcase standing next to domain signboards.The way we use the internet is changing with the introduction of many new TLDs; the extensions that come ?after the dot? in a website address. While web users would be familiar with .com, .net or .org, new TLDs include generic words such as .menu; industry-specific descriptors including .build and even .law; and geographic terms such as .melbourne and .sydney for example.

< <http://www.digitalbusiness.gov.au/2015/05/15/what-new-top-level-domains-mean-for-ip-and-trademark-protection/> http://www.digitalbusiness.gov.au/2015/05/15/what-new-top-level-domains-mean-for-ip-and-trademark-protection/>


Defensive domain name registrations: should brands be sucked in?

Mobile apps are changing consumers? relationships with domain names, which could reduce the need for brands to register generic top-level-domains defensively, say Antony Gold and Lauren Somers of patent and trademark attorney firm HGF.

< <http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/defensive-domain-name-registrations-should-brands-be-sucked-in> http://www.trademarksandbrandsonline.com/article/defensive-domain-name-registrations-should-brands-be-sucked-in>


Looks Likes Coupons.com Got $4.8 Million For Withdrawing Its .Coupons New gTLD App

According to Tweets from George Kirikos and Daniel Negari it appears that Coupons.com made a cool $4.8 Million dollars for withdrawing its application for the new gTLD .Coupons.

< <http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/17/looks-likes-coupons-com-got-4-8-million-for-withdrawing-its-coupons-new-gtld-app/> http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/17/looks-likes-coupons-com-got-4-8-million-for-withdrawing-its-coupons-new-gtld-app/>


4 Reasons Why You Should Ditch '.com' for Good

One of the first steps entrepreneurs take when jumping into startup life is setting up a company webiste. But then reality strikes: Most find that their dream ".com" names have been taken, or else are being held by brokers looking to make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to release even the most mediocre domain.

< <http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/14/4-reasons-why-should-ditch-com-for-good/> http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/05/14/4-reasons-why-should-ditch-com-for-good/>





Spam and Phishing in the First Quarter of 2015

In January 2014 the New gTLD program of registration for new gTLDs designated for certain types of communities and organizations was launched. The main advantage of this program is the opportunity for organizations to choose a domain zone that is clearly consistent with their activities and the themes of their sites. The new business opportunities provided by the New gTLD program were enthusiastically endorsed by the Internet community, and active registration of new domain names is still ongoing.

< <https://securelist.com/analysis/quarterly-spam-reports/69932/spam-and-phishing-in-the-first-quarter-of-2015/> https://securelist.com/analysis/quarterly-spam-reports/69932/spam-and-phishing-in-the-first-quarter-of-2015/>


us: Notice of Comment Deadline Extension - Stakeholder Engagement on Cybersecurity in the Digital Ecosystem

The Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) announces that the closing deadline for submitting comments responsive to the May 18, 2015 request for public comments to identify substantive cybersecurity issues to be addressed by a multistakeholder process has been extended until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-register-notice/2015/notice-comment-deadline-extension-stakeholder-engagement-cybersecurity-> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-register-notice/2015/notice-comment-deadline-extension-stakeholder-engagement-cybersecurity->


The May 2015 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

Dear Reader! A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: ?Massive snooping attack? or successfully treading the fine line between security and freedom? On the reform of Switzerland?s intelligence services legislation...

< <http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/12/the-may-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/> http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/05/12/the-may-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>


us: Penn State?s College of Engineering Hit by Cyberattack

Hackers from China infiltrated the computer systems of Pennsylvania State University?s College of Engineering, gaining usernames and passwords in what investigators described as a sophisticated cyberattack that lasted more than two years.

< <http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/penn-states-college-of-engineering-hit-by-cyberattack/> http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/15/penn-states-college-of-engineering-hit-by-cyberattack/>


nz: Auckland University website hacked by Middle East Cyber Army

A hacker group calling itself the Middle East Cyber Army has temporarily hacked an Auckland University website.

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11450531> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=11450531>


nz: Muslim group hacks Auckland University website

The University of Auckland is investigating how one of its websites was hacked by a group calling itself the Middle East Cyber Army. ... NetSafe's digital project manager Chris Hails said it was common that groups from the Middle East would hack into overseas websites.

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/68620658/Muslim-group-hacks-Auckland-University-website> http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/68620658/Muslim-group-hacks-Auckland-University-website>


No sign hackers got info in attack on German parliament system - spokeswoman

The German Bundestag lower house of parliament is trying to repair its computer system after a hacking attack but there are no indications yet that hackers accessed information, a parliamentary spokeswoman said on Saturday.

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/germany-cybersecurity-idINKBN0O10KT20150516> http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/05/16/germany-cybersecurity-idINKBN0O10KT20150516>


Asian nations increasingly hit by espionage groups [IDG]

Multiple cyberespionage groups are specifically targeting government and military organizations from countries in Asia and the Pacific region with the goal of gathering geo-political intelligence, according to new security research.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/575019/asian-nations-increasingly-hit-by-espionage-groups/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/575019/asian-nations-increasingly-hit-by-espionage-groups/>





Donald Trump victorious in domain name battle

A salesman who was allegedly holding a Donald Trump domain hostage in exchange for an appearance on ?The Apprentice? now has to give up the Web address for nothing, according to an arbitration ruling.

< <http://nypost.com/2015/05/16/donald-trump-victorious-in-domain-name-battle/> http://nypost.com/2015/05/16/donald-trump-victorious-in-domain-name-battle/>


Tube Site Operator Awarded XnxxHDTube.com Domain Name

The company behind adult tube site Xnxx.com was victorious one more time in a cybersquatting claim before a WIPO arbitrator.

< <http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194678> http://newswire.xbiz.com/view.php?id=194678>


Curbing Cyber- and Typosquatting by Alex Tajirian

We need a tax. You don't hear that too often. But right now a tax is the weapon needed by the domain name community. We face way too many cyber- and typosquatters. To drive them back, let's tax parked and unused domain names. Done right -- sized properly and phased in -- the tax will make it much harder for speculators to turn a profit while they keep domains sitting idle or parked.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150515_curbing_cyber_and_typosquatting/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150515_curbing_cyber_and_typosquatting/>


Record Labels Sue ?New? Grooveshark, Seize Domains

A few days after music streaming service Grooveshark shut down and settled with the major record labels, the site was 'resurrected' by unknown people. While the reincarnation bears more resemblance to a traditional MP3 search engine than Grooveshark, the labels are determined to bring it down.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/record-labels-sue-new-grooveshark-seize-domains-150515/> http://torrentfreak.com/record-labels-sue-new-grooveshark-seize-domains-150515/>


MPAA & RIAA Demand DNS Action Against ?Pirate? Domains

Following their SOPA defeat three years ago, the MPAA, RIAA and ESA are again arguing that registrars need to take action against domains being used for infringing purposes. The groups told the House Judiciary Committee?s Internet subcommittee that dealing with anonymous domain registrations is also an urgent matter.

< <http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-riaa-demand-dns-action-against-pirate-domains-150514/> http://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-riaa-demand-dns-action-against-pirate-domains-150514/>



- IPv4/IPv6


Microsoft Execs Expressed ?Shock and Disbelief? at Internet Address Shortage

Microsoft encountered a shock earlier this year: Networking issues suddenly cropped up across the company?s sprawling Redmond, Wash., campus, causing headaches for engineers and pushing the company toward substantial expenditures.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/14/microsoft-execs-expressed-shock-and-disbelief-at-internet-address-shortage/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/14/microsoft-execs-expressed-shock-and-disbelief-at-internet-address-shortage/>





Row at UN domain-name body WIPO: Probes shut down, payout from controversial chief

United Nations agency WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organisation) is in the spotlight again after staff members wrote to UN ambassadors demanding to know why investigations into the behaviour of WIPO head Francis Gurry have been closed down. El Reg can also exclusively reveal details of a mysterious payment made by Gurry's office.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/15/un_domain_name_body_wipo_scandal_investigations_shut_down_after_payout_from_controversial_chief/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/15/un_domain_name_body_wipo_scandal_investigations_shut_down_after_payout_from_controversial_chief/>


The Internet of Things: a jumbled mess or a jumbled mess?

Everyone is excited about the "internet of things" ? and by excited, we mean seemingly unable to focus on one thing, not thinking very clearly, and talking excitedly about the same topics over and over again.
< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/14/the_internet_of_things_a_jumbled_mess_or_a_jumbled_mess/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/14/the_internet_of_things_a_jumbled_mess_or_a_jumbled_mess/>


The rise of the federation: Cross registry Authentication &#167; RIPE 70

At the RIPE 70 meeting being held in the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam, a ?Birds of a Feather? or BoF session was held to discuss the problem of our disjoint Internet Routing Registries (IRR).

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2015/05/15/the-rise-of-the-federation-cross-registry-authentication-ripe-70/> http://blog.apnic.net/2015/05/15/the-rise-of-the-federation-cross-registry-authentication-ripe-70/>


INTA 2015 Annual Meeting Recap

Last week, members of Goulston & Storrs joined over 9,900 attendees from around the world who converged on San Diego for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA). This 137th meeting of INTA was its largest ever and assembled a remarkably diverse group of brand owners, legal advisors, consultants, exhibitors, and sponsors. As the Annual Meeting returned to San Diego for the first time in 10 years, participants raved about the comfortable weather, the ease of getting around, and the vibrant night life. All of these factors enhanced the trademark industry?s premier educational and networking event.

< <http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/inta-2015-annual-meeting-recap-29711/> http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/inta-2015-annual-meeting-recap-29711/>


6 domain name stocks are up at least 10% this year

Domain name stocks were a bad bet last year, but 2015 is turning out much better so far. Companies can thank GoDaddy for shining some more light on the industry. This has likely helped Web.com and Endurance International Group.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/14/6-domain-name-stocks-are-up-at-least-10-this-year/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/14/6-domain-name-stocks-are-up-at-least-10-this-year/>





PrincessCharlotte.com owner makes net gain of ?6,000 with arrival of Royal baby

The owner of domain name PrincessCharlotte.com has hit the jackpot with the arrival of the new royal baby.

< <http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/princesscharlottecom-owner-makes-net-gain-5700270> http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/princesscharlottecom-owner-makes-net-gain-5700270>


And the Beat Goes On - 3-Letter .Com Boom Continues - One Nets Nearly a Half Million Dollars - 9 Make This Week's Top 20 Chart

Up and up they go and where they will stop nobody knows. The sheer number of 3-letter .coms on our weekly Top 20 Sales Chart has been unprecedented (nearly half of this week's chart went to them) but now the prices are reaching the stratosphere as well. This week's top sale- QUA.com hit $459,000 in one the five highest domain sales reported so far this year.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150513.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150513.htm>

Australians lose over $80 million to scams in 2014

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission?s Targeting Scams Report reveals that 91,637 Australians scam complaints were made to the ACCC last year, with $81,832,793 reported lost.

< <http://accc.gov.au/media-release/australians-lose-over-80-million-to-scams-in-2014> http://accc.gov.au/media-release/australians-lose-over-80-million-to-scams-in-2014>


Australia a popular target for ransomware attacks

Cyber criminals are finding rich pickings in Australia with ransomware variants according to security experts.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/575096/australia-popular-target-ransomware-attacks/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/575096/australia-popular-target-ransomware-attacks/>





European mobile operators seemingly divided over sanity of blocking ads [IDG]

Several European telcos have come out against a scheme by their fellow operators to block advertising as a maneuver to force Google to share its revenue.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/575131/european-mobile-operators-seemingly-divided-over-sanity-blocking-ads/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/575131/european-mobile-operators-seemingly-divided-over-sanity-blocking-ads/>





Rethink needed on intellectual property's image

Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 finalist Anna Spies has said lawyers working in intellectual property should aim to improve public opinion of their practice area.

< <http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/16517-rethink-needed-on-intellectual-property-s-image> http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/16517-rethink-needed-on-intellectual-property-s-image>



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