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From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:43:48 +1000


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Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS Preliminary Issue Report

< <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en> https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en>


Domain Privacy at Risk at the OECD in a Devious Move to Bypass ICANN

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann>


Unredacted: ICANN's hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/>


Top 5 Reasons Word Press Will Drive Microsites in the New Dot Brands by Jennifer Wolfe

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands>


DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win

< <http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win> http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win>


More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/>






ICANN 53 - Guaranteeing Accountability in Internet Governance by J. Scott Evans

I recently attended ICANN's 53rd meeting in Buenos Aires to further discuss the IANA transition process. During the meeting, public and private Internet stakeholders made important strides on a transition timeline, accountability planning and future management of the Internet that supports global creativity and innovation.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150714_icann_53_guaranteeing_accountability_in_internet_governance/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150714_icann_53_guaranteeing_accountability_in_internet_governance/>








Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services to Replace WHOIS Preliminary Issue Report

Purpose (Brief): This public comment proceeding seeks to obtain community input on the new Preliminary Issue Report concerning Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Services (RDS) to Replace WHOIS.

< <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en> https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-prelim-issue-2015-07-13-en>


Enhancing Predictability and Transparency: Policy Implementation Webpage and Calendar Now Live by Cyrus Namazi

The policies that apply to gTLDs are developed through the GNSO policy development process, which often represents several months of work, consideration, and discussion in the stakeholder community. When a new policy completes that process and is approved by the ICANN Board of Directors, the ICANN staff then puts those policy recommendations into practice ? what is referred to as "policy implementation."

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-policy-implementation-calendar-announcement> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-policy-implementation-calendar-announcement>


What is Two-Factor Authentication? by Dave Piscitello | VP Of Security And ICT Coordinator

In this installment of Raising Security Awareness, One Security Term at a Time, I'll explain two-factor authentication; how this improves the security of your online accounts or logins, and where you'll find two-factor authentication in use today.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-two-factor-authentication> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-two-factor-authentication>


EXTENDED: Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization

The Public Comment period for the Draft Report: Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization has been extended. In view of the current community workload and the impact the recommendations will have on the workload of the community and staff, the comment period has been extended to 24 July 2015 23:59 UTC.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-15-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-15-en>


Want to Learn More About ICANN's Financials? by Xavier Calvez

July for ICANN represents the start of a new fiscal year. During the public Board meeting in Buenos Aires, the Board approved ICANN's FY16 Operating Plan and Budget, which many of you participated in creating. For those less familiar with the plan, I encourage you to review it as it contains detailed information including a list of projects with resources allocated for FY16 (1 July 2015 ? 30 June 2016).

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/want-to-learn-more-about-icann-s-financials> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/want-to-learn-more-about-icann-s-financials>


Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker and Members of the ICANN Board

New ICANN Meeting Strategy

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf>


Letter from Lucky Masilela, ZA Central Registry (NPC) | CEO, to Steve Crocker

ZACR Response on the Independent Review Process (IRP) Final Declaration

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/masilela-to-crocker-15jul15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/masilela-to-crocker-15jul15-en.pdf>


Letter from Dr. Elham M.A. Ibrahim, African Union | Commissioner Infrastructure and Energy, to Steve Crocker

Independent Review Panel (IRP) Recommendation on the matter between DCA and ICANN related to Dot Africa gTLD

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-crocker-14jul15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/ibrahim-to-crocker-14jul15-en.pdf>


Letter from Jonathan Robinson, Chair | GNSO Council, to Steve Crocker and Members of the ICANN Board

New ICANN Meeting Strategy

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/robinson-to-crocker-icann-board-14jul15-en.pdf>


Letter from Akram Atallah to Neil Dundas | COO

Final Declaration in the DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA) Independent Review Proceeding (IRP)

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-dundas-13jul15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/atallah-to-dundas-13jul15-en.pdf>


Preserve Anonymity, Stand Up For Domain Privacy

Online privacy is being threatened. Corporate interests are pushing for policies to unmask anonymous owners of websites, creating a huge safety risk for political dissidents and marginalized groups.

< <https://act.eff.org/action/preserve-anonymity-stand-up-for-domain-privacy> https://act.eff.org/action/preserve-anonymity-stand-up-for-domain-privacy>


Domain Privacy at Risk at the OECD in a Devious Move to Bypass ICANN

The powerful interests who shape the development of rules for the Internet have far more resources at their disposal than those who fight for users' rights and freedoms online. As such, they are exceptionally well organized, and you can guarantee for every one of their initiatives that reaches the public spotlight, they have several parallel backup plans that may slip past the radar.

< <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/07/domain-privacy-risk-oecd-devious-move-bypass-icann>


Unredacted: ICANN's hidden role in fierce battle over .Africa rights

Domain-name overseer ICANN's pivotal role in a controversial fight over .africa is today revealed in full for the first time. An independent review into the .africa saga, which was two years in the making, concluded that ICANN had broken its own bylaws: the organization had failed to properly investigate claims made by one of the two applicants battling for the rights to own the TLD.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/15/icann_dot_africa_review/>


Proxy Battle Pits Registrars Against Law Enforcers

A broad coalition of Internet users, domain name registrars and privacy advocates overwhelmingly support maintaining universal access to proxy domain name registration, while some business interests champion a bid to eliminate anonymity from commercial transacting websites, according to comments filed with ICANN in a comment period ending July 7.

< <http://www.bna.com/proxy-battle-pits-n17179933560/> http://www.bna.com/proxy-battle-pits-n17179933560/>


Jonathan Robinson Reviews GNSO Council Achievements at ICANN53

Jonathan Robinson explains the achievements of the GNSO Council in Buenos Aires. The Council?s public meeting during ICANN53 saw five motions passed, among which was the approval of the Final Proposal by the Cross Community Working Group to Develop an IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal on Naming Related Functions.

< <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kzQqHOmfA> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02kzQqHOmfA>





.??? Approved as Unique Domain Suffix for Armenia

ICANN has approved a new Internet domain representing Armenia?.??? (transliterated as ?hye? in Latin script). The new .hye domain has been delegated to the Internet Society of Armenia, which requested the unique country code in 2014.

< <http://asbarez.com/137706/???-approved-as-unique-domain-suffix-for-armenia/> http://asbarez.com/137706/???-approved-as-unique-domain-suffix-for-armenia/>


Rightside Announces the Availability of .NEWS Web Addresses

Rightside ... announced the availability of its latest customizable and platform-agnostic domain name Web addresses -- .NEWS.

< <http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=922258> http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=922258>


A Big .News Day

Rightside launches its .News domain name today, and the company is hoping it becomes one of the highlights of its new TLD portfolio.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/15/a-big-news-day/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/15/a-big-news-day/>





Top 5 Reasons Word Press Will Drive Microsites in the New Dot Brands by Jennifer Wolfe

Word Press boasts that it now powers more than 23 percent of the web. Will the new Dot Brand space give it a bigger boost? WordPress has gained traction as a development tool not just for bloggers, but big media and technology companies alike - why? Because companies need a faster and more nimble way to respond in the rapidly changing digital world.

< <http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands> http://www.clickz.com/clickz/column/2417499/top-5-reasons-word-press-will-drive-microsites-in-the-new-dot-brands>


DotConnectAfrica still barking mad after IRP win

DotConnectAfrica thinks it is going to get the .africa gTLD, following its successful Independent Review Process case against ICANN.

< <http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win> http://domainincite.com/18957-dotconnectafrica-still-barking-mad-after-irp-win>


DotConnectAfrica Trust Wins Resounding Victory against ICANN in IRP Accountability [news release]

In a landmark decision, an Independent Review Process (IRP), at the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) has ruled that ICANN has violated its Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, following an expert determination of an IRP suit that was filed by DotConnectAfrica Trust in October 2013 to challenge an ICANN Board decision at the American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York, USA.

< <http://www.prlog.org/12474214-breaking-news-dotconnectafrica-trust-wins-resounding-victory-against-icann-in-irp-accountability.html> http://www.prlog.org/12474214-breaking-news-dotconnectafrica-trust-wins-resounding-victory-against-icann-in-irp-accountability.html>


More New gTLD Brands Operational With More Domains: CSC

Registrations of domain names in brand gTLDs have increased 55 percent to 2,050 in the seven weeks to the end of June, according to the latest CSC Global New gTLD Utilisation Report.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/more-new-gtld-brands-operational-with-more-domains-csc/>

< <http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24012> http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24012>


How are New gTLDs being used? The CSC New gTLD Utilization Report

Published every two months, the CSC New gTLD Utilization Report is designed to update digital marketers and their peers in legal and IT about how New gTLDs are being adopted. We examine how dot brand domains are being used and how effectively the top new generic TLDs are penetrating the Alexa top one million websites (a potential indicator for TLD utilization).

< <https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC%20gTLD%20Report_July15%20EN.pdf> https://www.cscglobal.com/cscglobal/pdfs/CSC gTLD Report_July15 EN.pdf>


Registrations Alone Not A Determinant of the Success of New gTLDs

The new gTLD programme that commenced its first registrations in General Availability in February 2014 has now soared past the six and a half million registrations mark with the gTLD with the most registrations, .xyz, having now passed the one million registrations mark.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/registrations-not-determinant-success-new-gtlds/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/07/15/registrations-not-determinant-success-new-gtlds/>

< <http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24013> http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24013>


New TLDs are a positive program dedicated to advancing the internet

Earlier today, we learned about a fictitious website--www.bloomberg.market--and we shut it down per our standard operating procedures.

< <http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/new-tlds-are-a-positive-program-dedicated-to-advancing-the-internet/> http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/new-tlds-are-a-positive-program-dedicated-to-advancing-the-internet/>


PinkNews launches world?s first .News domain

PinkNews is today launching one of the world?s first .News web domains, Pink.News.

< <http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/07/15/pinknews-launches-worlds-first-news-domain/> http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/07/15/pinknews-launches-worlds-first-news-domain/>


Time for .bloomberg after Twitter hoax?

Could the fake Bloomberg story about Twitter being acquired act as an impetus for the company to activate its mostly dormant dot-brand gTLD?

< <http://domainincite.com/18967-time-for-bloomberg-after-twitter-hoax> http://domainincite.com/18967-time-for-bloomberg-after-twitter-hoax>


Lululemon obtains suspension of '.sale' domain name under URS [subscription]

In a recent domain name dispute brought under the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF), a panel has ordered the suspension of a domain name under the ?.sale? new gTLD. The decision highlights how the URS offers quick relief for trademark holders seeking to tackle infringing domain names.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=02ff95e4-7159-495c-a0be-94a14ec9d9ea> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=02ff95e4-7159-495c-a0be-94a14ec9d9ea>


New gTLDs Are Great for Pump-and-Dumps, Phishes and More... by Mark Jeftovic

Yesterday, egregious financial truth-tellers (a client of ours at easyDNS) ZeroHedge broke the news that parties unknown, engineered what looks to be a textbook "pump-and-dump" on Twitter's stock by putting up a fake "Bloomberg Financial News" site on the domain bloomberg.market and proceeded to run a story on it about Twitter being acquired. The story spread and shares of Twitter stock promptly spiked on volume, Twitter finishing the day on nearly double the average daily volume.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_new_gtlds_are_great_for_pump_and_dumps_phishes_and_more/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_new_gtlds_are_great_for_pump_and_dumps_phishes_and_more/>





Understanding the Threat Landscape: Basic Methodologies for Tracking Attack Campaigns

The indicators of compromise (IOCs) outlined in my last blog post can be used as a baseline for developing intrusion sets and tracking attack campaigns and threat actors. When launching an attack, threat actors use a variety of vectors and infrastructure, which Verisign iDefense analysts - as well as analysts across the cybersecurity community - correlate to group attacks, tracking actors and determining attack methods. Tracking and analyzing how an adversary targets your organization, and developing insight into their tactics, capabilities and intent, contribute to an organization?s effective risk mitigation strategy. Campaign analysis allows an organization to focus its monitoring, incident response procedures, training efforts and internal security controls more effectively on those assets and personnel that a threat actor will likely target for compromise.

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


Increasing DNSSEC Adoption - What if We Put DNSSEC Provision in the Hands of Registries? by Jacques Latour

There has been a lot of criticism about the worthiness of DNSSEC. Low adoption rates and resistance and reluctance by Registrars to take on the perceived burden of signing domains and passing-on cryptographic material are at the crux of the criticism. I'm a believer in DNSSEC as a unique and worthwhile security protocol and as a new platform for innovation. It's the reason I've long advocated for and continue to work toward a new model of DNSSEC provisioning.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_dnssec_adoption_puting_dnssec_provision_in_hands_of_registries/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150715_dnssec_adoption_puting_dnssec_provision_in_hands_of_registries/>


Facebook calls for end to Flash as Firefox blocks it over hacking holes

The mob is turning against Flash. Mozilla has blocked every version of Adobe?s Flash plugin from running within its Firefox browser, while Facebook?s head of security has called for Adobe to kill it off.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/14/facebook-end-adobe-flash-firefox-blocks-hacking> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jul/14/facebook-end-adobe-flash-firefox-blocks-hacking>


Mozilla Disables Flash in Firefox

As the zero days in Adobe Flash continue to pile up, Mozilla has taken the unusual step of disabling by default all versions of Flash in Firefox.

< <https://threatpost.com/mozilla-disables-flash-in-firefox/113763> https://threatpost.com/mozilla-disables-flash-in-firefox/113763>


Cybercrime Kingpin Pleads Guilty

An Estonian man who ran an organized cybercrime ring that infected more than four million PCs in over 100 countries with moneymaking malware has pleaded guilty in New York to wire fraud and computer intrusion charges.

< <http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/cybercrime-kingpin-pleads-guilty/> http://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/07/cybercrime-kingpin-pleads-guilty/>


Calling all Kiwi businesses, are you reporting weekly cyber breaches?

One in eight IT managers across New Zealand and Australia believe security breach attempts occur in their organisation every 60 seconds.

< <http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579772/calling-all-kiwi-businesses-reporting-weekly-cyber-breaches/> http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/579772/calling-all-kiwi-businesses-reporting-weekly-cyber-breaches/>


NZ's second annual Cyber Security Challenge targets students

The University of Waikato is organising the second New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge, which will be a two day event taking place in September.

< <http://educators.co.nz/story/nzs-second-annual-cyber-security-challenge-targets-students/> http://educators.co.nz/story/nzs-second-annual-cyber-security-challenge-targets-students/>


Global cyberspace is safer than you think

Another day, another hack. It seems like every time we read the news, we hear of another mega breach compromising the records of millions of people. In 2013, Target was hacked, resulting in the theft of private information on 110 million shoppers. In early 2014, it was eBay that was targeted, leading to the compromise of all 145 million active account holders. In 2015, it was the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, with initial estimates placing the number of compromised records at more than four million and later estimates indicating that upwards of 18 to 21.5 million current and former federal government employees could have been affected. The list is seemingly endless.

< <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/global-cyberspace-is-safer-than-you-think/article25413344/> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/global-cyberspace-is-safer-than-you-think/article25413344/>





China Domain Name Scams Rising

Every so often there seems to be an uptick in what I call the China domain name scam. Now is one of those times. Our China lawyers frequently get emails from U.S. companies asking us what they should do about an email that they just received (usually in badly written English) telling them that they must register their domain name in China fast or lose it forever.

< <http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/07/china-domain-name-scams-rising.html> http://www.chinalawblog.com/2015/07/china-domain-name-scams-rising.html>


Pirate Bay ?Hydra? Loses Another Domain Name

The Pirate Bay has lost another domain name this morning. ThePirateBay.am, which has been one of the default Pirate Bay domains for two months, was put on hold by the Armenian registry. The domain name "hydra" still remains strong though, as there are still plenty of alternatives available.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-hydra-loses-another-domain-name-150715/> https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-hydra-loses-another-domain-name-150715/>


nz: South Island fishing shops in spat over the word 'flyshop'

The owner of a Canterbury flyfishing shop and website is defending his registration of the word "flyshop"after the owner of a Southland fishing shop said it was too similar to his name and wanted it changed. ... On The New Zealand Fly Fishing Forum this week, Gerard clarified his position. Gerard had registered flyshop.co.nz as his domain name in April 2003 and began trading in 2004. The stusflyshop domain name, which belongs to Tripney, was registered in 2006.

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/70104872/South-Island-fishing-shops-in-spat-over-the-word-flyshop> http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/70104872/South-Island-fishing-shops-in-spat-over-the-word-flyshop>



- IPv4/IPv6


IPv4 Exhaustion, 5 Implications for Africa Running out Last by Mukom Akong Tamon

I spend most of my time teaching engineers in different countries how to plan and deploy IPv6 networks. Over the last two years, I have been speaking more and more to non-engineers. These are either technology executives who sense that they need to do something about this "IPv6" thing, or government IT leaders who want to understand what the problem is and more importantly, what they could do. The most impactful part of these these exchanges is when I get these managers to understand the implications of IPv4 address exhaustion to their organisations.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150713_ipv4_exhaustion_5_implications_for_africa_running_out_last/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150713_ipv4_exhaustion_5_implications_for_africa_running_out_last/>


Changes to the Way We Measure IPv6

For some years at APNIC Labs we have been conducting measurement experiments concerning the extent of use of IPv6 using a technique of embedding the measurements within the advertisement using Adobe Flash. The use of Adobe Flash as a scripting tool for the measurement system behind the online advertisement delivery system has always been somewhat of a compromise, in that we?ve been aware that not all systems support Flash, but at the time HTML5 was still in its early days. In the middle of June we added a second advertising stream using HTML5 as the scripting language for the Ad to augment the existing Flash stream, and in this article we?ll look at the changes this has meant to the data concerning the level of deployment of IPv6 as a result.

< <http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/h5v6.html> http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/h5v6.html>


Revisiting Apple and IPv6

A few weeks ago I wrote about Apple's IPv6 announcements at the Apple Developers Conference. While I thought that in IPv6 terms Apple gets it, the story was not complete and there were a number of aspects of Apple's systems that were not quite there with IPv6. So I gave them a 7/10 for their IPv6 efforts. Time to reassess that score in the light of a few recent posts from Apple.

< <http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/applev6.html> http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2015-07/applev6.html>





Former GoDaddy employees say they?re owed overtime

Three former* GoDaddy employees have sued the company, saying they should be paid overtime for work in excess of 40 hours per week.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/godaddy-overtime/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/godaddy-overtime/>


We?re Going to See a Lot More Hoaxes Like the Bogus ?Twitter Sale? Story. Prepare Yourself.

Most Internet hoaxes have little or no significant impact, but once in a while we see the potential for more serious trouble. That was the case Tuesday, when someone posted a fraudulent ?news story? about a likely sale of Twitter, leading to a brief upward bump in the company's share price and a blizzard of online tut-tutting about the hoax.

< <http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/15/hoax_bloomberg_story_incorrectly_said_twitter_was_up_for_sale.html> http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/07/15/hoax_bloomberg_story_incorrectly_said_twitter_was_up_for_sale.html>


Twitter shares soar after buyout story appears on bogus Bloomberg site

Twitter's shares jumped four per cent this morning after a fake news story claimed the biz had received a $31bn buyout offer. The reason for the jump was that it appeared to come from respected newswire Bloomberg ? but the piece was instead hosted at bloomberg.market, and not on the news organization's Bloomberg.com.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/14/twitter_shares_jump_on_fake_buyout_story/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/14/twitter_shares_jump_on_fake_buyout_story/>


LogicBoxes Introduces DomainBridge

The industry-first tool for Domain Management allows Domain Registrars, Domain Resellers & Hosting companies to manage domain name portfolios across different Registrar platforms, from one consolidated LogicBoxes interface.

< <https://www.logicboxes.com/press-releases/logicboxes-introduces-domainbridge/> https://www.logicboxes.com/press-releases/logicboxes-introduces-domainbridge/>


Mike Mann ? DNW Podcast #41

My guest today is Mike Mann. Mike Mann founded BuyDomains, built it up to 500,000 domain names, and then sold it to investors. Now he?s at it again with DomainMarket.com. Mike explains how he used technology to find the best domain names and beat competitors in expired domain name auctions. In addition to using ?robots? to win auctions, he has also been called the ?human robot?.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/mike-mann-dnw-podcast-41/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/07/13/mike-mann-dnw-podcast-41/>





Web Hosts GoDaddy and Papaki Promise No Interruptions for Greek Customers

Facing growing pressure from financiers, Greece is being constricted by government-imposed bank holiday and capital controls that prevent Greeks from accessing many necessary goods and services, including foreign cloud services.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/web-hosts-godaddy-and-papaki-promise-no-interruptions-for-greek-customers> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/web-hosts-godaddy-and-papaki-promise-no-interruptions-for-greek-customers>





Londoners Get A Chance To Own Prime Online Dot London Property

Fifty of London?s most-wanted premium internet domain names are to be auctioned off to give Londoners a unique chance to own sought after premium domains and raise up to ?50,000 for charities across the capital.

< <http://domains.london/2015/07/londoners-get-a-chance-to-own-prime-online-dot-london-property/> http://domains.london/2015/07/londoners-get-a-chance-to-own-prime-online-dot-london-property/>


?Dot London? domain name auction will boost charity

Fifty of the most prized ?dot London? website domain names are being auctioned from today to raise tens of thousands of pounds for the Standard?s charitable Dispossessed Fund.

< <http://www.standard.co.uk/news/techandgadgets/dot-london-domain-name-auction-will-boost-charity-10385792.html> http://www.standard.co.uk/news/techandgadgets/dot-london-domain-name-auction-will-boost-charity-10385792.html>


Dot London auctioning 50 registry-owned premium names

Dot London is to auction off 50 premium .london domains over the next two weeks.

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au: ISPs need more time for data retention compliance: Comms Alliance

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton has called on the federal government to extend the deadline for ISPs to develop data retention implementation plans.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579714/isps-need-more-time-data-retention-compliance-comms-alliance/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/579714/isps-need-more-time-data-retention-compliance-comms-alliance/>




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