[DNS] auDA domain news - 17 December

[DNS] auDA domain news - 17 December

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:48:22 +1100


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With high-level forum, UN Assembly aims to narrow digital divide, harness power of information technology

< <http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52814> http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52814>


ICANN Earns 94 Percent Satisfaction Rate in Annual Third-Party IANA Functions Customer Survey

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-16-en>


2015 in Review: The Year That Was in New TLDs by Tony Kirsch

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151215_2015_in_review_the_year_that_was_in_new_tlds/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151215_2015_in_review_the_year_that_was_in_new_tlds/>


CSC?s New gTLD Utilization Report ? December 2015

< <http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-december-2015/> http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-december-2015/>


Europe?s adoption of new gTLDs

< <http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/europes-adoption-of-new-gtlds/> http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/europes-adoption-of-new-gtlds/>


Domain name company grows

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503458&objectid=11561399> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503458&objectid=11561399>






With high-level forum, UN Assembly aims to narrow digital divide, harness power of information technology

Ten years after the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society, delegates from Member States and observer entities are meeting at UN Headquarters starting tomorrow to identify emerging trends, fresh priorities and innovations for advancing information and communications technologies.

< <http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52814> http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=52814>


Xi Jinping calls for 'cyber sovereignty' at internet conference

China's President Xi Jinping has called on countries to respect one another's "cyber sovereignty" and different internet governance models.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35109453> http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35109453>


At U.N., China Tries to Influence Fight Over Internet Control

Over the last six months, United Nations diplomats have negotiated over the text of a document set to define the policies and frameworks of how the Internet is governed in the future, and who has a role in the process.

< <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/technology/china-wins-battle-with-un-over-word-in-internet-control-document.html> http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/17/technology/china-wins-battle-with-un-over-word-in-internet-control-document.html>


Xi Jinping defends China?s right to ?sovereign? internet

China?s President Xi Jinping on Wednesday defended China?s right to a ?sovereign? internet in a speech that underlines China?s increasingly assertive efforts to justify online censorship.

< <http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/858b4988-a3bf-11e5-873f-68411a84f346.html> http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/858b4988-a3bf-11e5-873f-68411a84f346.html>


Why politicians still dream of controlling the internet

Who's in charge of the internet? In the last 24 hours two political figures, one Chinese, the other American, have given their views on this issue.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35112856> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35112856>


WSIS+10: Roles, Responsibilities Remain Hot; Cybersecurity Treaty Demanded By Many States

Between a lot of applause this week for the first post-WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) decade and especially for the negotiated agreement for the coming 10 years, some cracks appeared. These tell how differently regions still view roles and responsibilities for critical infrastructure management, and also the discrepancy between declaration and deployment of principles of the information society. In a notable statement, Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation, warned that governments still have to learn how to govern the connected.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/12/16/wsis10-roles-responsibilities-remain-hot-cybersecurity-treaty-demanded-by-many-states/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/12/16/wsis10-roles-responsibilities-remain-hot-cybersecurity-treaty-demanded-by-many-states/>


China Wants to Draw Borders in Cyberspace - But So Does Every Other Sovereign Nation by Peter Dombrowski, Professor at the U.S. Naval War College

Washington foreign policy elites often worry about the rise of China, that is, when they are not parsing President Obama's strategy to combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State or lamenting Russian President Vladimir Putin's intervention in Syria. Lately they seem to worry most about how to stop China's push into the South China Sea. The more strategically minded wonder when, not if, China will supplant the United States as the world's dominant economy. More rarely, sophisticated observers track China's challenges to the U.S- led system of global governance.

< <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/-peter-dombrowski/china-wants-to-draw-borders-in-cyberspace_b_8819872.html> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/-peter-dombrowski/china-wants-to-draw-borders-in-cyberspace_b_8819872.html>


Will China?s Censorship Spread?

On Monday, prominent human-rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang went on trial for writing seven social-media posts criticizing Chinese policies and government officials. Supportive online messages posted during the trial were swiftly taken down.

< <http://www.wsj.com/articles/will-chinas-censorship-spread-1450292176> http://www.wsj.com/articles/will-chinas-censorship-spread-1450292176>


WSIS+10: In Internet Governance, Actions Speak Louder Than Words by Byron Holland

A decade ago, a landmark summit was held in Geneva and Tunis to discuss how the digital divide between the developing and developed world could be bridged. This week representatives from more than 190 nations are meeting in New York to assess the progress made since the WSIS, and those discussions could influence Internet governance for the foreseeable future.

< <http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/12/14/wsis10-in-internet-governance-actions-speak-louder-than-words/> http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2015/12/14/wsis10-in-internet-governance-actions-speak-louder-than-words/>


The WSIS+10 Outcome Document - Some Initial Thoughts by Kathy Brown

The final outcome document of the WSIS +10 Review was released late last night. I thought I would give you some initial impressions as we enter the week of the WSIS+10 Review at the United Nations in New York. The text endorses the central tenet of the multistakeholder model of governing ourselves on the Internet and re-commits to the Tunis agreement. It extends the mandate of the IGF for 10 years recognizing the role that this Forum plays in bottom up governance processes.

< <https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/wsis10-outcome-document-some-initial-thoughts> https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/wsis10-outcome-document-some-initial-thoughts>


WSIS+10 Gets Underway Ten Years After UN Internet Summit

Ten years after the UN WSIS member states and stakeholders are meeting this week for the WSIS+10 High Level Meeting in the UN headquarters in New York to review a decade of developments in internet governance.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/12/15/wsis10-gets-underway-ten-years-after-un-internet-summit/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2015/12/15/wsis10-gets-underway-ten-years-after-un-internet-summit/>


'Version 2.0' of China's Internet governance

President Xi Jinping will elaborate on China's Internet policies on Wednesday at a key meeting as the country explores ways to upgrade its online governance.

< <http://www.china.org.cn/business/2015-12/16/content_37327751.htm> http://www.china.org.cn/business/2015-12/16/content_37327751.htm>


Tech companies must reject China?s repressive internet rules

Tech firms must reject the Chinese authorities? efforts to influence global internet governance in ways that would curb freedom of expression and exacerbate human rights abuses, Amnesty International said ahead of China hosting a major internet summit.

< <https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/12/tech-companies-must-reject-china-repressive-internet-rules/> https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/12/tech-companies-must-reject-china-repressive-internet-rules/>


The U.N. Internet Takeover

For the past two decades, the Internet has been governed by the people who use it. In a bottom-up process remarkably free of political interference, the system brings together businesses, engineers, research institutions, civil society groups, and governments to make decisions by consensus.

< <http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/12/15/the_un_internet_takeover_129031.html> http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/12/15/the_un_internet_takeover_129031.html>





ICANN Earns 94 Percent Satisfaction Rate in Annual Third-Party IANA Functions Customer Survey

Today, ICANN announced that 94 percent of IANA functions customers surveyed reported being "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with services they received between September 2014 and August 2015. This score is indicative of sustained satisfaction, as customers awarded ICANN's IANA department with scores of 93 percent in surveys published in 2013 and 2014.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-16-en>


ICANN Appoints MFSD as First European Uniform Rapid Suspension System Provider

ICANN today announced that it has signed a MoU with MFSD Srl establishing MFSD as a new Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) provider.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-12-16-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-12-16-en>


Paving the Way for a Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Service by Marika Konings, Senior Policy Director, Policy Development Support and Team Leader for the GNSO

I am pleased to provide you with an update about ICANN's progress on establishing a policy framework for a next-generation gTLD Registration Directory Service (RDS) to replace WHOIS.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/paving-the-way-for-a-next-generation-gtld-registration-directory-service> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/paving-the-way-for-a-next-generation-gtld-registration-directory-service>


Release of Country and Territory Names within the .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, XN--3OQ18VL8PN36A, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA TLDs

Purpose (Brief): Eight (8) Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the release of country and territory names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 8 New gTLDs.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-15-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-15-en>


Letter from Allen Grogan, Chief Contract Compliance Officer | ICANN, to Alan Greenberg

Re: ICANN and Consumer Trust

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/grogan-to-greenberg-15dec15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/grogan-to-greenberg-15dec15-en.pdf>


Letter from Paul Zamek, EVP: Communications & Strategic Relationships | DotMusic, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/zamek-to-icann-eiu-11dec15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/zamek-to-icann-eiu-11dec15-en.pdf>


Letter from the International Artist Organisation to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/iao-to-icann-eiu-11dec15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/iao-to-icann-eiu-11dec15-en.pdf>


Letter from Alvaro Alvarez, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary | Donuts, to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/alvarez-to-icann-eiu-10dec15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/alvarez-to-icann-eiu-10dec15-en.pdf>


Letter from Imogen Heap to ICANN and Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/heap-to-icann-eiu-09dec15-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/heap-to-icann-eiu-09dec15-en.pdf>


CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs to Hold Additional Briefing Webinar on Draft Proposal of Work Stream 1 Recommendations

The Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) posted its Draft Proposal of Work Stream 1 Recommendations for a 21-day public comment ending on Monday, 21 December 2015 at 23:59 UTC.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-14-en>


Meet The NextGen at ICANN55 Marrakech Members

ICANN's Development and Public Responsibility Department is pleased to announce the newest group of admitted members to the popular NextGen at ICANN program.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann55-marrakech-members> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann55-marrakech-members>


FY16 Appropriations Act Extends IANA Transition Freeze without DOTCOM Act by Philip S. Corwin

The U.S. Government has been operating so far in Fiscal Year 2016, which began on October 1st, with funding provided by two continuing Appropriations bills. The last one passed on December 11th and provides funding through midnight tonight, December 16th. Meanwhile, bipartisan Senate and House leadership, Appropriations Committee members, and Chairs of authorizing committees have been negotiating an omnibus Appropriations bill, along with a separate revenue package of tax provisions, behind closed doors.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151216_fy16_approp_act_extends_iana_transition_freeze_without_dotcom_act/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151216_fy16_approp_act_extends_iana_transition_freeze_without_dotcom_act/>





Hundreds of European banks apply for .bank domain

Over 500 banks in Europe, including Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, have applied for a .bank domain name to help fight off increasing cyber attacks.

< <http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500260548/Hundreds-of-European-banks-apply-for-bank-domain> http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500260548/Hundreds-of-European-banks-apply-for-bank-domain>


5000 European banks join rush for .bank domains

Over 5000 European financial institutions have registered for .bank TLDs. The domains have additional security functionality built in, and the hope is that they will help reduce cyber crime and make the internet safer.

< <http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/finance/5000-european-banks-join-rush-for-bank-domains-4752482> http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/finance/5000-european-banks-join-rush-for-bank-domains-4752482>


Registrations of ?.vn' domains rise

More than 106,300 new ".vn" domain names were registered in the first 11 months of this year, bringing the total number of ".vn" domain names to 343, 370, a year-on-year increase of 16.4 per cent, according to the Viet Nam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC).

< <http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/279877/registrations-of-?vn-domains-rise.html> http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/279877/registrations-of-?vn-domains-rise.html>


Sherry claims first .wine domain

Previously using the sherry.org website, Sherry Wines? new sherry.wine domain is the first of its kind to be used by any company or brand.

< <http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/sherry-claims-first-wine-domain/> http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2015/12/sherry-claims-first-wine-domain/>


Sherry sector secures first '.wine' domain name

The trade association for the Sherry category has secured the use of the '.wine' domain name for its recently-relaunched website.

< <http://www.just-drinks.com/news/sherry-sector-secures-first-wine-domain-name_id118941.aspx> http://www.just-drinks.com/news/sherry-sector-secures-first-wine-domain-name_id118941.aspx>





2015 in Review: The Year That Was in New TLDs by Tony Kirsch

In looking back at what has occurred in the new TLD world in 2015, it is hard to believe that it's all taken place in just a short 12 month period. As an industry, we set off into this year realising that we had a hard game ahead -- as with all innovation, we knew that each step forward would require significant effort, knowhow and collaboration. We'd made big steps in 2014 to get started, but would 2015 move us forward or fizzle out?

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151215_2015_in_review_the_year_that_was_in_new_tlds/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151215_2015_in_review_the_year_that_was_in_new_tlds/>


CSC?s New gTLD Utilization Report ? December 2015

Our latest edition of CSC?s New gTLD Utilization Report shows some exciting activity among .brands, with more .brand sites launching and many climbing up the Alexa rankings (including a new entry by Google). We also share some interesting examples of new gTLDs in use and take a closer look at the rapid growth of new gTLDs in China.

< <http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-december-2015/> http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-december-2015/>


Europe?s adoption of new gTLDs

What do MAIF, BNP Paribas, the CERN, MANGO, and Sky have in common? They now all use their own new dot brand domain names, or gTLDs.

< <http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/europes-adoption-of-new-gtlds/> http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/europes-adoption-of-new-gtlds/>


Radiohead backs .music community bid

Ed O?Brien, guitarist with the band Radiohead, has become the latest musician to throw his support behind DotMusic?s community-based application for the new gTLD .music.

< <http://domainincite.com/19689-radiohead-backs-music-community-bid> http://domainincite.com/19689-radiohead-backs-music-community-bid>


Twitter and Justin Timberlake targeted by This.sucks

This.sucks, a company with close ties to .sucks registry Vox Populi, has started registering domain names matching famous brands to itself.

< <http://domainincite.com/19685-twitter-and-justin-timberlake-targeted-by-this-sucks> http://domainincite.com/19685-twitter-and-justin-timberlake-targeted-by-this-sucks>


Company says new TLD is ?cool?, but comes with drawbacks

A couple weeks ago I profiled Huemor, a company that moved from a .com domain name to the new TLD .Rocks.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/14/new-tlds-engineering/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/14/new-tlds-engineering/>


.Eco loser files trademark application for .Eco

A company that appears to be out of the running for the .Eco TLD has filed an intent-to-use trademark application for ?.Eco?.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/14/eco-trademark/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/14/eco-trademark/>





Moonfruit takes websites offline after cyber-attack threat

Thousands of business and personal websites have been taken offline by web host Moonfruit, after it was threatened with a cyber-attack.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35091534> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35091534>


European Cyber Security Month 2015 - Deployment Report

ECSM 2015 focused on Member States of the EU and EU partners. The project life cycle included coordinators calls, face-to-face meetings, periodic news updates, European Kick-off event, trainings and education seminars, website resources and weekly publication of materials. This report: 1. Presents the preparatory work, materials published and results achieved; 2. Carries out an objective evaluation; 3. Draws conclusions that can be used in future editions of the ECSM.

< <https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/stakeholder-relations/nis-brokerage-1/european-cyber-security-month-advocacy-campaign/2015/ecsm15-deployment-report> https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/stakeholder-relations/nis-brokerage-1/european-cyber-security-month-advocacy-campaign/2015/ecsm15-deployment-report>


Security and Resilience in eHealth Infrastructures and Services

The aim of this study is to investigate the approaches and measures MS take to protect critical healthcare systems, having as a main goal improved healthcare and patient safety. In that respect this study analyses: -The policy context in Europe and the legislation of the Member States - The perception of the Member States on critical assets in eHealth infrastructures - The most important security challenges - The most common security requirements - Relevant good practices that have been deployed in the MS for eHealth security

< <https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/Resilience-and-CIIP/critical-infrastructure-and-services/ehealth_sec/security-and-resilience-in-ehealth-infrastructures-and-services> https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/Resilience-and-CIIP/critical-infrastructure-and-services/ehealth_sec/security-and-resilience-in-ehealth-infrastructures-and-services>


Cyber Security Information Sharing: An Overview of Regulatory and Non-regulatory Approaches

This study aims to present the regulatory and non-regulatory approaches of EU Member States as well as EEA and EFTA countries to share information on cyber incidents, the different sector regulation challenges of managing cyber security issues, and their key practices in addressing them.

< <https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/cert/support/information-sharing/cybersecurity-information-sharing> https://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/cert/support/information-sharing/cybersecurity-information-sharing>


Cybersecurity Won?t Be the Biggest Deal at China?s World Internet Conference

Starting Wednesday, a handful of China?s most senior political leaders and business executives will come together with top Western technology firms in the water town of Wuzhen for the second edition of the World Internet Conference. On the agenda will be cybersecurity, China?s technological future, and global Internet governance.

< <http://fortune.com/2015/12/15/cybersecurity-china-world-internet-conference/> http://fortune.com/2015/12/15/cybersecurity-china-world-internet-conference/>


Twitter Warns Some Users About Possible Hacking Threats [AP]

Twitter Inc. said it warned some users in recent days that their accounts may be targets of state-sponsored attacks. It is the first time Twitter has sent such alerts to users.

< <http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/12/14/twitter-warns-some-users-about-possible-hacking-threats/> http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/12/14/twitter-warns-some-users-about-possible-hacking-threats/>


Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #93: An Interview with Rod Beckstrom

Our guest for episode 93 is cybersecurity?s Renaissance Man.?Rod Beckstrom?started DHS?s National Cybersecurity Center, then headed ICANN; before and after those gigs, he was a Silicon Valley investor and officer in security startups as early as the 1990s and as recently as this year.?Our interview spans Rod?s career and what it has taught him about security, privacy, law, and government.

< <https://www.lawfareblog.com/steptoe-cyberlaw-podcast-episode-93-interview-rod-beckstrom> https://www.lawfareblog.com/steptoe-cyberlaw-podcast-episode-93-interview-rod-beckstrom>


Data breaches at TVNZ

TVNZ has revealed two data security breaches over the past year, including the payment of a "fraudulent invoice" and the distribution of "commercially sensitive data" to external media agencies.

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11560265> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11560265>





Seven Pirate Bay Domains Have Been Suspended

Following issues last week, more domains linked to The Pirate Bay have also been suspended. The problems, which are related to ICANN's verification system, affect at least seven domains including ThePirateBay.com. The website of anti-censorship tool Pirate Browser is also affected.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/seven-pirate-bay-domains-have-been-suspended-151215/> https://torrentfreak.com/seven-pirate-bay-domains-have-been-suspended-151215/>


Initial Statement of the Internet Commerce Association Regarding the Camilla.Com UDRP Decision by Philip Corwin

The Internet Commerce Association today released the following initial statement in regard to the November 30 decision of the WIPO Administrative Panel in the case of Camilla Australia Pty Ltd v. Domain Admin, Mrs Jello, LLC (Case No. D2015-1593.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/initial-camilla-statement/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/initial-camilla-statement/>





Domain name company grows

Napier company Instra Corp was a good example of the ethos of working local but doing business globally, says chief executive Desleigh Jameson.

< <http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503458&objectid=11561399> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503458&objectid=11561399>





Are second-hand MoD IPv4 addresses being used in invoice scams?

Crooks appear to be taking advantage of the recent sale of the UK Ministry of Defence?s IPv4 address space to run more convincing scams.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/14/mod_ipv4_addresses_invoice_scam/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/12/14/mod_ipv4_addresses_invoice_scam/>


Finally an answer emerges for why IPv6

A recent tweet by Michael O?Rielly, a Federal Communications Commission commissioner, congratulating the agency on moving to IPv6, got me thinking, whatever happened to that effort?

< <http://federalnewsradio.com/technology/2015/12/finally-answer-emerges-ipv6/> http://federalnewsradio.com/technology/2015/12/finally-answer-emerges-ipv6/>





Average Global Connection Speed Up 14% According to Akamai?s ?Third Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report?

Akamai Technologies, Inc. ... released its Third Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform?, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

< <https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2015-press/akamai-releases-third-quarter-2015-state-of-the-internet-report.jsp> https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/news/press/2015-press/akamai-releases-third-quarter-2015-state-of-the-internet-report.jsp>





.Club has sold 2,000 premium domain name so far today

.Club has sold 2,000 premium domains in less than a day through its registrar channel.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/16/club-has-sold-2000-premium-domain-name-so-far-today/> http://domainnamewire.com/2015/12/16/club-has-sold-2000-premium-domain-name-so-far-today/>





The wider world web: Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web and director of the Web Foundation, points to what needs to happen for the future of the digital age

Twenty-five years after the first website became publicly accessible, in 2016 the web will become even more important to businesses, states and people everywhere. Governments will need to update laws for our digital age?with big ramifications.

< <http://www.theworldin.com/article/10648> http://www.theworldin.com/article/10648>





au: Dallas Buyers Club piracy case: judge dismisses bid to access private details

A landmark bid by a US studio to access the private details of thousands of Australians accused of illegally downloading the film Dallas Buyers Club has been dismissed by the federal court.

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