[DNS] auDA domain news - 13 July

[DNS] auDA domain news - 13 July

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:03:37 +1000


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New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case

< <http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case> http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case>


ICANN Loses Independent Review Panel Decision For Unfairly Treating TLD Applicant & Improper Deference to Governments

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/>


ICANN?s NonCommercial Users, IP Justice, APC, Others Submit Comments on ICANN?s Plan to Kill Privacy Protections for Domain Names

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/>


Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN?s New Domain Registration Proposal

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration>


IP Justice Comments on Imposition of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) .Cat and .Pro and Consumers by ICANN

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/>


Online Scams May Be Bad News For Charity and CSR Marketing, But New gTLDs Offer One Solution

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing>






Quintett Leads Net Mundial Initiative (NMI): New Steam for an Enabling Multistakeholder Platform by Wolfgang Kleinw?chter

At June 30, 2015 the Inaugural Meeting of the Coordination Council of the NetMundial Initiative (NMI.CC) elected a "Quintett" to guide its activities through the global Internet Governance Ecosystem. Alibaba's CEO Jack Ma from China, ICANN's President Fadi Chehade, Brazilian's Minister Virgilio Almeida and two woman: Eileen Donahou from Human Rights Watch (HRW)) and Marilia Maciel from the Center of Technology and Society (CTS) in Rio de Janeiro are sharing now the helm to bring more steam to this new innovative multistakeholder platform.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_quintett_leads_net_mundial_initiative_enabling_multistakeholder/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_quintett_leads_net_mundial_initiative_enabling_multistakeholder/>


DCA's Submission to Congressional Hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition" by Gideon Rop

This is the advance submission that DotConnectAfrica Trust sent to the Chairman of the House Sub-Committee hearing on Communications and Technology, Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives, 114th United States Congress in advance of the Congressional Hearing on "Stakeholder Perspectives on the IANA Transition", on May 13, 2015.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150710_dca_submission_congressional_hearing_stakeholder_perspectives_iana/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150710_dca_submission_congressional_hearing_stakeholder_perspectives_iana/>


BRICS propose Internet control based on democracy, human rights protection

The leaders of the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) stressed the need to develop an Internet control mechanism on the basis of an open and democratic process, according to a declaration adopted at the end of a BRICS summit.

< <http://asia.rbth.com/news/2015/07/09/brics_propose_internet_control_based_on_democracy_human_rights_protectio_47616.html> http://asia.rbth.com/news/2015/07/09/brics_propose_internet_control_based_on_democracy_human_rights_protectio_47616.html>


ICANN reports progress on proposals to shift Internet control

Progress continues on plans to shift control of the Internet's Domain Name System from a Commerce Department agency to a private stakeholder community as the unofficial Sept. 15 deadline approaches.

< <http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/icann-reports-progress-proposals-shift-internet-control/2015-07-09> http://www.fiercegovernmentit.com/story/icann-reports-progress-proposals-shift-internet-control/2015-07-09>








Independent Review Panel Finds in Favor of DCA Trust - Makes Recommendation to ICANN's Board to Resume Evaluation of DCA's Application

A three-member panel convened to review DotConnectAfrica Trust's (DCA's) request for Independent Review issued its final declaration, late yesterday. The 63-page IRP declaration, which is now published on the ICANN website, held in favor of DCA and recommended that ICANN send DCA Trust's application for .AFRICA back into evaluation.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-07-10-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-07-10-en>


Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for ICANN54 in Dublin

Fifty Fellows from 36 countries have been selected to participate in ICANN's Fellowship program at the 54th Public Meeting in Dublin, 18-22 October 2015.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-10-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-10-en>


Volume 7: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions by Samantha Dickinson

ICANN is compiling updates on the community discussions and progress of the IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN Accountability Processes. This information is positioned to help inform interested stakeholders in the recent developments in the processes, upcoming key dates, latest documents and drafts and a snapshot of any news coverage that occurs over the timeframe.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions>


Letter from Elise Gerich, Vice President, IANA & Technical Operations | ICANN , to Thomas de Haan

Request to Postpone the Retirement of .an TLD

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gerich-to-de-haan-03jul15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/gerich-to-de-haan-03jul15-en.pdf>


New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case

ICANN has been opened up to a world of hurt after an independent panel of judges ruled that the organization broke its own bylaws when it kicked DotConnectAfrica?s .africa bid out of the new gTLD program.

< <http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case> http://domainincite.com/18944-new-gtld-program-thrown-into-chaos-as-icann-loses-africa-case>


ICANN Loses Independent Review Panel Decision For Unfairly Treating TLD Applicant & Improper Deference to Governments

ICANN has lost an important case in its Independent Review Panel (IRP) process in the .Africa new domain case and its implications for other new domains are huge.

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icann-loses-independent-review-panel-decision-for-unfairly-treating-tld-applicants-improper-deference-to-governments/>


ICANN?s NonCommercial Users, IP Justice, APC, Others Submit Comments on ICANN?s Plan to Kill Privacy Protections for Domain Names

Today, IP Justice submitted comments, together with ICANN?s Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), and several other organizations and individuals concerned about ICANN?s proposal to restrict access to privacy protections for domain name registrations.

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/icanns-noncommercial-users-ip-justice-apc-others-submit-comments-on-icanns-plan-to-kill-privacy-protections-for-domain-names/>


Powerful Coalition Letter Highlights Danger of ICANN?s New Domain Registration Proposal

EFF has joined 46 organizations and 105 individuals to oppose a new domain registration proposal in front of ICANN. From Academy Award-winning documentary film director Laura Poitras to the National Council of Women's Organizations to Chayn, an organization that works to combat domestic violence in Pakistan, the vast array of organizations and individuals signed on to this letter reflects just how misguided this proposal is. We hope ICANN will reject the flawed proposal, which comes from a smaller ICANN Working Group, especially in light of this unified opposition.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/powerful-coalition-letter-highlights-danger-icanns-new-domain-registration>


IP Justice Comments on Imposition of Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) .Cat and .Pro and Consumers by ICANN

IP Justice opposes this illegitimate attempt to circumvent proper policy development process in the creation and imposition of a new gTLD policy. In addition to the inappropriate process utilized, the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy will chill freedom of expression as domain names will be quickly suspended without any fair opportunity for consumers to defend their lawful rights to use their domain names.

< <http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/> http://www.ipjustice.org/digital-rights/ip-justice-comments-on-imposition-of-uniform-rapid-suspension-urs-cat-and-pro-and-consumers/>


Testimony of Assistant Secretary Strickling on ?Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53?

Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Eshoo, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) regarding NTIA?s role in the Internet?s domain name system (DNS) and the transition of NTIA?s stewardship over certain DNS technical functions. I am pleased to appear before you to update you on the current status of the transition planning process as Internet stakeholders work to develop a proposal that will ensure the stability, security, and openness of the Internet.

< <http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/testimony-strickling-internet-governance-progress-after-icann-53> http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/testimony-strickling-internet-governance-progress-after-icann-53>


ICANN Closes Comment Period for Proposed WHOIS Changes

The comment period for proposed changes to ICANN?s WHOIS privacy and proxy service rules closed this week, with a huge public response that may force changes to the proposal. The comment period closed with 11,464 comments, just shy of the record 12,757 comments posted to the .xxx domain forum.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-closes-comment-period-for-proposed-whois-changes> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/icann-closes-comment-period-for-proposed-whois-changes>


Toward a Balanced ICANN Accreditation Program for Privacy and Proxy Service Providers by Alex Deacon

For the past two years a diverse group of stakeholders from the ICANN community, including myself, has been working hard to come to a consensus on a set of recommendations related to development and implementation of an ICANN accreditation program for privacy & proxy service providers. The result of this effort will replace the interim specification defined in the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) that is due to expire at the end of 2016.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_balanced_icann_accreditation_program_privacy_and_proxy_service/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150709_balanced_icann_accreditation_program_privacy_and_proxy_service/>


MPAA Wants to Kill Domain Name Privacy, For Some

The MPAA has submitted its comments in response to a new ICANN proposal that may expose website owners who registered their domains through WHOIS privacy protection services. According to the Hollywood group it is essential that operators of "illegal" sites can be revealed without a subpoena or court order.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-wants-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-for-some-150709/> https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-wants-to-kill-domain-name-privacy-for-some-150709/>





How many TLDs are there now? 300? 500? No, it's 1,000

There are now more than 1,000 TLDs for internet addresses, covering everything from .abb to .zw.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/10/there_are_now_1000_internet_extensions/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/10/there_are_now_1000_internet_extensions/>


European ccTLD News Brief (July 2015)

CENTR has published its latest CENTRnews magazine (17th edition). This month features: CWG proposal: a conditional victory; EU Policy Update: telecoms package, NIS, copyright, Digital Single Market and more; Interview with Alexander Mayrhofer, Head of R&D at NIC.AT and new Co-Chair of CENTR?s R&D Working Group & ccTLD news highlights and statistics

< <https://centr.org/news/cctld/07-07-2015/4302/european-cctld-news-brief-july-2015> https://centr.org/news/cctld/07-07-2015/4302/european-cctld-news-brief-july-2015>


BE Domein Host fake invoices crop up again

DNS Belgium again received some questions and complaints in regards to ?invoices? from the company BE Domein Host, sent both by snail mail and e-mail. We would like to emphasize that this company is unknown to us, and is not a DNS Belgium registrar.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-domein-host-fake-invoices-crop-again> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/be-domein-host-fake-invoices-crop-again>


At the 5th Anniversary of Delegation, Global ?.??? Application Flourishes

Have you ever seen such domain names as ??????.???, ????.???, ?????.???? Five years ago on this day, ?.??? was delegated into the DNS root zone. Now, a large number of domestic and foreign companies and organizations show a keen interest in website design & operation and brand promotion via Chinese domain names.

< <http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201507/t20150703_52495.htm> http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201507/t20150703_52495.htm>


.ie domain names surpass 200,000 for the first time

The number of .ie domain names registered has surpassed 200,000 for the first time, according to IE Domain Registry (IEDR).

< <http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0710/713829-iedr-domain-report/> http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0710/713829-iedr-domain-report/>


Dublin dominates as 200,000 dot ie names registered

For Irish businesses registering a web address, there are now dozens of possibilities. But whereas recently-added options such as .irish and .rocks now compete with traditional favourites such as .com, Ireland's own .ie domain continues to show steady - if slow - growth among companies here.

< <http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/dublin-dominates-as-200000-dot-ie-names-registered-31365566.html> http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/dublin-dominates-as-200000-dot-ie-names-registered-31365566.html>


.ie domains pass 200k milestone ? but urban-rural divide haunts digital Ireland

The number of .ie domains registered have surpassed 200,000 for the first time. At the end of Q1 there were 203,217 .ie domains registered in Ireland, according to the IE Domain Registry.

< <https://www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/2015/07/10/ie-domains-pass-200k-milestone-but-there-is-still-a-large-urban-rural-internet-divide-in-ireland> https://www.siliconrepublic.com/comms/2015/07/10/ie-domains-pass-200k-milestone-but-there-is-still-a-large-urban-rural-internet-divide-in-ireland>


Celebrating 30 Years of .ORG

Thirty years is a long time when it comes to technology, and even longer for the internet. And today .org celebrates its 30th birthday. It was the year the domain name system came into being while some of the other notable events in 1985 were the UK's first mobile/cellular network was launched by Vodafone, Ronald Reagan was sworn in for his second term as US president and Neighbours began its long run on television. It was also the year in which the very first .org domain - mitre.org - was born.

< <http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24002> http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24002>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/10/celebrating-30-years-of-org/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/10/celebrating-30-years-of-org/>


pl: Information on planned changes in provision of the Administrative and Technical Service of the .pl domain names by NASK

On 15 June 2015 NASK is ceasing to accept offers for registration of .pl domain names regarding the provision of Administrative and Technical Service (hereinafter referred to as Service) directly for a subscriber and the extension of the scope of existing agreements on the provision of the Service directly for the subscriber.

< <http://www.dns.pl/english/changes_in_provision_of_Service.html> http://www.dns.pl/english/changes_in_provision_of_Service.html>





.cruise heading to auction despite ?closed generic? protest

Ownership of the contested gTLD .cruise will be resolved by auction, despite protests from one applicant that the other left it too late to drop its ?closed generic? plans.

< <http://domainincite.com/18939-cruise-heading-to-auction-despite-closed-generic-protest> http://domainincite.com/18939-cruise-heading-to-auction-despite-closed-generic-protest>


World?s fourth-largest bank dumping old domains in switch to dot-brand gTLD

A French bank appears to be the first major company to commence a permanent switch from a legacy TLD to a new dot-brand.

< <http://domainincite.com/18922-worlds-fourth-largest-bank-dumping-old-domains-in-switch-to-dot-brand-gtld> http://domainincite.com/18922-worlds-fourth-largest-bank-dumping-old-domains-in-switch-to-dot-brand-gtld>


Some New TLDs shoot the whole program in the foot

New TLDs aren?t exactly flying off registrar?s shelves. They face decades of head start from .com and county code domains, universal accessibility challenges, and problems getting slotted in registrar search results.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/12/some-new-tlds-shoot-the-whole-program-in-the-foot/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/12/some-new-tlds-shoot-the-whole-program-in-the-foot/>





Introducing the Verisign DNS Firewall

Defending against cyber threats is not only critical, but increasingly difficult and expensive. Just a quick glance at today?s news headlines and it is clear that these threats present numerous challenges to Internet users and the organizations that both serve and employ them. For example, in 2014, McAfee Labs observed a 75 percent year-over-year increase in new malware equating to 387 new threats per minute. Further, the Ponemon Institute estimates the average data breach costs large organizations $3.8 million per event.

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


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

Dear Reader! A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released.

< <http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/07/10/the-july-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/> http://securityblog.switch.ch/2015/07/10/the-july-2015-issue-of-our-switch-security-report-is-available/>


Cyber-bogeymen are out there, but we should be just as worried about ourselves

The threat of cybersecurity attacks from malicious outsiders is very real. But when things go unexpectedly wrong and networks go down, we should first look for the human error.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-10/braue-cyber-bogeymen-are-out-there/6609692> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-10/braue-cyber-bogeymen-are-out-there/6609692>


us: FACT SHEET: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015

>From the beginning of his Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. In response, the U.S. Government has implemented a wide range of policies, both domestic and international, to improve our cyber defenses, enhance our response capabilities, and upgrade our incident management tools.

< <https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/09/fact-sheet-administration-cybersecurity-efforts-2015> https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/09/fact-sheet-administration-cybersecurity-efforts-2015>


Hackers Scored Personal Data on Over 21 Million Americans

On Wednesday, computer glitches grounded thousands of United flights and suspended securities trading on the New York Stock Exchange, although neither failure is thought to have stemmed from ?malicious activity.? Those meltdowns overshadowed Senate testimony about another major tech-related episode that was nefarious?the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), purportedly by China-linked hackers.

< <http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/07/opm-hack/398120/> http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/07/opm-hack/398120/>


us: Hacking of Government Computers Exposed 21.5 Million People

The Obama administration on Thursday revealed that 21.5 million people were swept up in a colossal breach of government computer systems that was far more damaging than initially thought, resulting in the theft of a vast trove of personal information, including Social Security numbers and some fingerprints.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/office-of-personnel-management-hackers-got-data-of-millions.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/us/office-of-personnel-management-hackers-got-data-of-millions.html>


au: DDoS attack downs iiNet services

iiNet broadband customers in New South Wales had a rough ride over the weekend, facing long service interruptions as their internet provider struggled to mitigate against a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

< <http://www.itnews.com.au/News/406437,denial-of-service-attack-on-iinet-causes-outage.aspx> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/406437,denial-of-service-attack-on-iinet-causes-outage.aspx>





Online Scams May Be Bad News For Charity and CSR Marketing, But New gTLDs Offer One Solution

Over the last few years, consumers have come to expect brands to support social and environmental causes with their products, services, donations, and/or volunteer work. However, the upsurge in Internet scams ? not just phishing scams, but seemingly legitimate organizations swindling people out of their hard-earned money ? might still make people to think twice about engaging with online charities or corporate social responsibility (CSR) marketing campaigns unless they, the consumers, can be assured that the content they are viewing is legitimate.

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/internet-governance-and-policy/new-gtlds-for-charity-and-csr-marketing>


UDRP Spotlight ? Knowing the Domain Name Rules

A favorite topic that I return to time and again in this blog is the need for brand owners to carefully select a counsel who knows the domain name rules if they don?t want to waste their money going after a possible trademark infringement.

< <http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/knowing-the-domain-name-rules> http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/udrp-and-urs/knowing-the-domain-name-rules>


Disney wins starwars.co.uk net domain battle

A Berkshire-based fancy-dress retailer is being made to surrender the starwars.co.uk web address after feeling the force of Disney's wrath.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33451674> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33451674>


The Empire Strikes Back: Disney tractor-beams StarWars.co.uk from Brit biz

Disney has won ownership of just about every possible Star Wars UK domain name in a decision by the registry operator Nominet.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/lucasfilm_fights_over_starwarscouk_domain/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/09/lucasfilm_fights_over_starwarscouk_domain/>


Disney Forces U.K. Costume Shop to Surrender 'Star Wars' Domain Name

The owner of the starwars.co.uk address accused the studio of having "thrown their teddies out of the pram."

< <http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-forces-uk-costume-shop-807543> http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/disney-forces-uk-costume-shop-807543>



- IPv4/IPv6


New Guide: "Preparing Applications for IPv6"

ARIN is pleased to present "Preparing Applications for IPv6," a software developers guide to writing and migrating networked applications for use on IPv6 networks. This guide focuses on software application needs when making the migration to IPv6, and covers some common assumptions made when developing software for an IPv4-only Internet.

< <https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150708.html> https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20150708.html>


BT begins trial of IPv6 as IPv4 address exhaustion looms

BT has started trialling IPv6 in small regions of the UK, alongside its usual IPv4 network. This comes a few weeks after Sky started pushing out a firmware update to enable IPv6 on some customers' routers.

< <http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/07/bt-begins-trial-of-ipv6-as-ipv4-address-exhaustion-looms/> http://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2015/07/bt-begins-trial-of-ipv6-as-ipv4-address-exhaustion-looms/>


BT runs trial of IPv6 addressing system

BT has started trials of the next version of the net's addressing scheme known as IP version 6. The global addressing system needs to be updated because the older scheme, IPv4, is running out of space.

< <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33475173> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-33475173>


Apple to give IPv6 traffic a boost

The next versions of Apple's OS X and iOS operating systems could deliver a significant boost to worldwide IPv6 traffic.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579447/apple-give-ipv6-traffic-boost/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579447/apple-give-ipv6-traffic-boost/>





The DNA State of the Domains Report

< <http://thedna.org/state_of_the_domains_report/issue_3/> http://thedna.org/state_of_the_domains_report/issue_3/>


Is there an alternative to the DNS?

Afnic publishes an issue paper on alternative naming systems to the DNS.

< <http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9219/show/is-there-an-alternative-to-the-dns-1.html> http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9219/show/is-there-an-alternative-to-the-dns-1.html>


Internet Society Announces New Board of Trustees at Annual General Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand

The Internet Society is pleased to announce that its Board of Trustees seated four new Board members at its Annual General Meeting, 7-8 July.

< <http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-new-board-trustees-annual-general-meeting-auckland-new-zealand> http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-new-board-trustees-annual-general-meeting-auckland-new-zealand>





United Internet Mulls IPO of Business Applications Arm, Acquires Polish Web Host

United Internet is looking at the possibility of an IPO for its Business Applications segment, which includes web hosting, aiming to launch the floatation in about two years, according to an announcement on Friday. The division is expected to reach sales of EUR 600 million in fiscal 2015.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-mulls-ipo-of-business-applications-arm-acquires-polish-web-host> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/united-internet-mulls-ipo-of-business-applications-arm-acquires-polish-web-host>


Australian Hosting Provider VentraIP Acquires IntaServe

Australian hosting provider VentralIP has acquired Queensland-based host IntaServe, its third acquisition in the past three months. VentralIP has picked up boutique hosting and domains reseller 9Web and co-location and dedicated server company GoDedicated, both Australian businesses, since the spring.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/australian-hosting-provider-ventraip-acquires-intaserve> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/australian-hosting-provider-ventraip-acquires-intaserve>





.Coms Retake the Driver's Seat - They Dominate This Week's Chart With a $150,000 Sale Leading the Charge

After seeing new gTLDs take the top spot on our all extension Top 20 Sales Chart for the last two weeks in a row, the long dominant .coms re-asserted themselves this week, sweeping 16 of the 21 chart entries including the first three in a row (the extra spot resulted from a tie for the final opening). With three places going to non .com gTLDs (of the old variety - .net, .org and .info) and the other two to ccTLDs, the new G's went away empty handed this time out.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150708.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2015/20150708.htm>




Redefining privacy and anonymity through social networking affordances by Angela M. Cirucci

Abstract: Social networking sites allow people to create, broadcast, and interpret the self in new and evolving ways. While early online social media studies praised the Internet for providing an anonymous space in which to experiment with identity, more recent research suggests that social networking sites have become not anonymous, as they compel users to perform identity in new ways.

< <http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5465> http://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5465>





World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users

Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have produced a map that shows the countries of the world resized by the number of internet users in 2013.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jul/10/world-map-web-users-oxford-internet-institute> http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/jul/10/world-map-web-users-oxford-internet-institute>





TPP: Big Tech Does Not Speak for the Internet

Too often, media and policymakers take seriously the claim of government officials that secret trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promote and protect ?Internet freedom,? even though the traditional guardians of Internet freedom?users and innovators who rely on it?have said precisely the opposite. Unfortunately, that?s likely because some large tech companies have joined the negotiations and have implicitly given these deals their blessing.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/big-tech-does-not-speak-internet> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/big-tech-does-not-speak-internet>


au: If the US can offer TPP transparency, so can we

After stakeholders in the US were allowed to view the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiating text, Australia should follow suit. If our businesses can have meaningful input then it is far more likely the deal will be a success, writes Kate Carnell.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-13/carnell-if-the-us-can-offer-tpp-transparency-so-can-we/6614302> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-13/carnell-if-the-us-can-offer-tpp-transparency-so-can-we/6614302>




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