[DNS] auDA domain news - 5 May

[DNS] auDA domain news - 5 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 14:55:56 +1000


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cxDA designates CoCCA as the .cx TLD Registry Services provider.

< <https://cxda.org.cx/news2016.html> https://cxda.org.cx/news2016.html>


CentralNic To Delete Several SubDomains-Websites From 8 Domains Like .GB.COM or .NO.COM

< <http://onlinedomain.com/2016/05/04/domain-name-news/centralnic/> http://onlinedomain.com/2016/05/04/domain-name-news/centralnic/>


.nz domain name management recognised in new MoU

< <https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-domain-name-management-recognised-new-mou> https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-domain-name-management-recognised-new-mou>


ICANN eyes 2020 as realistic timeframe for next round of new gTLDs

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530dc4ad-6bd7-4969-8a41-ec538340c852> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530dc4ad-6bd7-4969-8a41-ec538340c852>


au: Our future cyber security industry

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599130/our-future-cyber-security-industry/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599130/our-future-cyber-security-industry/>






LACTLD Communiqu? on the IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal presented by ICANN to the NTIA

LACTLD, the Latin American and Caribbean ccTLD organization, would firstly like to thank the work performed by the volunteers for the elaboration of the final proposal of the CCWG Accountability, approved by the ICANN Board of Directors on March 10 to present to the NTIA.

< <https://www.lactld.org/en/news/comunicado-de-lactld-ante-la-propuesta-de-transicion-de-las-funciones-de-la-iana-presentada-por-icann-a-la-ntia/> https://www.lactld.org/en/news/comunicado-de-lactld-ante-la-propuesta-de-transicion-de-las-funciones-de-la-iana-presentada-por-icann-a-la-ntia/>


WSIS Forum: Support For General Assembly Decisions On Internet Governance

Support from information and communication technology for implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 is the programmatic topic of the first post-WSIS+10 edition of the WSIS Forum, taking place this week.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/05/03/wsis-forum-support-for-general-assembly-decisions-on-internet-governance/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/05/03/wsis-forum-support-for-general-assembly-decisions-on-internet-governance/>





ICANN and COMTELCA to Work Together to Increase Mesoamerican Government Participation in ICANN

ICANN and the Regional Technical Commission of Telecommunications signed a MoU in which they agreed to explore opportunities to collaborate on topics of common interest. The official signing took place on 26 April 2016 in Managua, Nicaragua.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-04-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-04-en>


Explore Our First ICANN Post-Public Meeting Technical Report by Josh Baulch, ICANN, Manager of Meetings Technical Services

The ICANN Meetings Technical Services Team and the ICANN Meetings Team are excited to announce the release of our first post-meeting technical report ? recapping ICANN55 in Marrakech. In this report, you'll find insights into who attends ICANN meetings, session attendance, remote participation, mobile app usage and much, much more.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/explore-our-first-icann-post-public-meeting-technical-report> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/explore-our-first-icann-post-public-meeting-technical-report>


ICANN Approved New gTLD Data Escrow Agent

Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC ) has been approved by ICANN to provide data escrow services to new gTLD Registry Operators.

< <https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-03may16-en> https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/announcements-and-media/announcement-03may16-en>


ICANN CEO Atallah: Gearing Up For Next Round Of New Internet Domains

One controversial issue from early days of the WSIS could come to final closure ten years later: the decoupling from US oversight of the IANA, which manages the central root zone for the domain name system. Meanwhile, the next round of new internet domains is being teed up, but is a few years out, the head of the domain name system oversight body has said.

< <http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/05/03/icann-ceo-atallah-gearing-up-for-next-round-of-new-internet-domains/> http://www.ip-watch.org/2016/05/03/icann-ceo-atallah-gearing-up-for-next-round-of-new-internet-domains/>


Letter from James Bladel, Chair | GNSO, to Rinalia Abdul Rahim

Feasibility and prioritization analysis of the GNSO Review Recommendations

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bladel-to-rahim-27apr16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/bladel-to-rahim-27apr16-en.pdf>


Letter from Steve Crocker to the ICG Secretariat

Thank you

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-icg-secretariat-25apr16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-icg-secretariat-25apr16-en.pdf>


Letter from Steve Crocker to Fadi Chehad?

Thank you

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-icg-secretariat-25apr16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-icg-secretariat-25apr16-en.pdf>


Letter from Nick Tomasso, ICANN Meetings Team, to James Bladel

Request for face to face sessions of GNSO PDP Working Groups at ICANN56

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/tomasso-to-bladel-13apr16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/tomasso-to-bladel-13apr16-en.pdf>


LACTLD Statement on Global Internet Meetings in the Latin American and Caribbean Region

The Board of Latin American and Caribbean Top Level Domain Association, LACTLD, expresses its concern about recent events that caused the cancellation of a Global Meeting of ICANN scheduled in June 2016 in Panama City based on health danger reasons, due to the possibility that participants of the meeting could be infected with Zika Virus.

< <https://www.lactld.org/en/news/declaracion-de-lactld-sobre-reuniones-globales-de-internet-en-la-region-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe/> https://www.lactld.org/en/news/declaracion-de-lactld-sobre-reuniones-globales-de-internet-en-la-region-de-america-latina-y-el-caribe/>


Stuck in ICANN's Oubliette by Garth Bruen

Everyone knows what a dungeon is, that underground section of a medieval castle where prisoners are usually kept. Modern gaming and popular culture have added additional meanings to dungeon, casting it as a vast underworld maze filled with monsters. Lesser known is a tiny chamber below the dungeon, a well basically, called the oubliette.

< <http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stuck-icanns-oubliette-garth-bruen> http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/stuck-icanns-oubliette-garth-bruen>


ICANN sued by gTLD applicant

ICANN has been sued by the disgruntled new gTLD applicant, DotConnectAfrica, in order to prevent the delegation of the new gTLD .AFRICA. This is in spite of the fact that all new gTLD applicants effectively signed away the right to sue ICANN over the new gTLD program when they applied for a new gTLD as per the ?TLD Application ? Terms and Conditions? as set out in the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook.

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f0828593-b143-449d-aa6a-5ddcbca0532a> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f0828593-b143-449d-aa6a-5ddcbca0532a>


ICANN vs. the Federal Reserve by Jay Fenello

The Internet is about to go independent. After years of support and supervision, the U.S. Government is about to irrevocably relinquish its control over the Internet by transferring its authority to an independent corporation named ICANN. As part of this push, the current chairman of ICANN posted this article to the Wall Street Journal... What's truly amazing about this piece, is how well it's done... It was only after digesting this piece, that I remembered we are talking about ICANN here.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160501_icann_vs_the_federal_reserve/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160501_icann_vs_the_federal_reserve/>





Armenian .??? domain launched

The Armenian Ministry of Transport and Communication has launched the .??? domain, which will work along the English language .am domain name. ???????.??? will be the first official website to be registered in the Armenian script.

< <http://www.armradio.am/en/2016/05/04/armenian-???-domain-launched/> http://www.armradio.am/en/2016/05/04/armenian-???-domain-launched/>


cxDA designates CoCCA as the .cx TLD Registry Services provider.

Christmas Island Domain Administration Limited (cxDA) has signed an agreement that re-affirms the long standing arrangement between cxDA and CoCCA Registry Services (NZ) Limited (CoCCA).

< <https://cxda.org.cx/news2016.html> https://cxda.org.cx/news2016.html>


.CL has over half a million domains

NIC Chile announced on 22 March that its total number of domains rose to 500 thousand. Since the beginning of .cl in 1987, it has seen a constant increase in its registrations.

< <https://www.lactld.org/en/news/cl-supero-el-medio-millon-de-dominios/> https://www.lactld.org/en/news/cl-supero-el-medio-millon-de-dominios/>


CentralNic To Delete Several SubDomains-Websites From 8 Domains Like .GB.COM or .NO.COM

CentralNic sent out a chilling email informing several of its clients that the domains they have bought, build into websites and have been renewing for years will be deleted in a year from now. CentralNic offers domains like .uk.com, .co.com, or .xyz(?) as a substitute.

< <http://onlinedomain.com/2016/05/04/domain-name-news/centralnic/> http://onlinedomain.com/2016/05/04/domain-name-news/centralnic/>


Third-level dotcoms gone

UK-based registry CentralNic is closing up online micro-communities under a number of second-level domains including gb.com and se.com.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/04/thirdlevel_dotcoms_gone/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/04/thirdlevel_dotcoms_gone/>


DENIC General Assembly: Changes To The Supervisory Board and The Honorary Members of the Executive Board

At the ordinary General Assembly held today in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the members of DENIC eG, the managing organisation and central registry of all domains under the TLD .de, decided on the composition of the Cooperative's bodies through 2019.

< <https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-general-assembly-changes-to-the-supervisory-board-and-the-honorary-members-of-the-executive-b/> https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-general-assembly-changes-to-the-supervisory-board-and-the-honorary-members-of-the-executive-b/>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/05/denic-changes-supervisory-board/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/05/denic-changes-supervisory-board/>


.nz domain name management recognised in new MoU

InternetNZ is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.

< <https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-domain-name-management-recognised-new-mou> https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-domain-name-management-recognised-new-mou>


New agreement strengthens management of .nz domain name

Communications Minister Amy Adams has welcomed today?s signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between InternetNZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the management of the .nz domain name.

< <https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-agreement-strengthens-management-nz-domain-name> https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/new-agreement-strengthens-management-nz-domain-name>


RegistryLock ? An additional level of security added for protecting of .sg domain names

The Singapore Network Information Centre (SGNIC) will introduce a ?RegistryLock? feature that aims to mitigate domain name hijacking risks. 

< <https://www.sgnic.sg/registrylock-an-additional-level-of-security-added-for-protecting-of-.html> https://www.sgnic.sg/registrylock-an-additional-level-of-security-added-for-protecting-of-.html>


More security for '.sg' domain names

All ".sg" domain names are getting an additional layer of security, under a new RegistryLock feature launched by SGNIC on Tuesday (May 3).

< <http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-security-for-sg/2752084.html> http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/more-security-for-sg/2752084.html>





ICANN eyes 2020 as realistic timeframe for next round of new gTLDs

Speaking at this week?s WSIS, taking place in Geneva, the head of ICANN?s global domains division has pointed to 2020 as the earliest realistic timeframe for the next round of new gTLD applications. However, questions remain as to whether it will be a round or a permanent window.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530dc4ad-6bd7-4969-8a41-ec538340c852> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=530dc4ad-6bd7-4969-8a41-ec538340c852>


Donuts makes weird investment in startup

Donuts has made a surprising investment in a company that makes geolocation technologies.

< <http://domainincite.com/20378-donuts-makes-weird-investment-in-startup> http://domainincite.com/20378-donuts-makes-weird-investment-in-startup>


CentralNic passes another significant sales milestone

New web domain registrations have picked up sharply, up 33% since February, and the group has now passed the 4mln domain sale milestone.

< <http://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/125477/centralnic-passes-another-significant-sales-milestone-125477.html> http://www.proactiveinvestors.com/companies/news/125477/centralnic-passes-another-significant-sales-milestone-125477.html>


CentralNic?s rapid growth won?t stop soon, says CEO

Ben Crawford, chief executive of CentralNic Group PLC, says the company is going from strength to strength, and is confident that ?the growth is showing no particular signs of abating.?

< <http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/4977/centralnics-rapid-growth-wont-stop-soon-says-ceo-4977.html> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/4977/centralnics-rapid-growth-wont-stop-soon-says-ceo-4977.html>


CentralNic hits 4 million new TLDs

CentralNic now has over 4 million domain names on its new TLD registry services platform, the company announced today.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/03/centralnic-hits-4-million-new-tld-domain-names/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/03/centralnic-hits-4-million-new-tld-domain-names/>


Donuts makes first investment through Donuts Labs

TLD company Donuts has made the first of what promises to be many investments through its new Donuts Labs program.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/03/donuts-makes-first-investment-donuts-labs/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/03/donuts-makes-first-investment-donuts-labs/>


SportAccord council member on U.S. Sanctions List is replaced

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been removed from a list of SportAccord Council members published on the .sport domain applicant?s website. It appears he was replaced by another member.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/02/sportaccord-council-member-sanctions/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/02/sportaccord-council-member-sanctions/>





Cybersquatting & Banking: How Financial Services Industry Can Protect Itself Online (Free Webinar) by Doug Isenberg

Businesses in the financial services sector are among the most frequent targets of cybersquatters. In this free webinar, I will be joining Craig Schwartz of fTLD Registry Services to provide important information about how domain name fraud is affecting the financial services industries, including banking and insurance, and what businesses and consumers can do to protect themselves online.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160502_cybersuqatting_and_banking_online_portection_webinar/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160502_cybersuqatting_and_banking_online_portection_webinar/>


nz: Business leaders join international line-up for Cyber Security Summit

More than 200 top business people will join Communications Minister Amy Adams for New Zealand?s first Cyber Security Summit in Auckland onThursday (5 May).

< <https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/business-leaders-join-international-line-cyber-security-summit-0> https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/business-leaders-join-international-line-cyber-security-summit-0>


Ministerial Address to 2016 Cyber Security Summit: Amy Adams

Good morning and thank you for being here at New Zealand?s first Cyber Security Summit. We?ve come together to address a significant challenge facing New Zealand?s $231 billion economy.

< <https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/ministerial-address-2016-cyber-security-summit> https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/ministerial-address-2016-cyber-security-summit>


au: Our future cyber security industry

The current dialogue between industry, academia and startups on cyber security is unparalleled. Today before an audience in Sydney that exceeded 200 people, the National Cyber Fintech Security Summit was launched.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599130/our-future-cyber-security-industry/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599130/our-future-cyber-security-industry/>


Google Expands Default HTTPS to Blogspot

Google today flipped the switch on default HTTPS support for its free domain service provider Blogspot, upping the security ante for the millions of users of the popular platform.

< <https://threatpost.com/google-expands-default-https-to-blogspot/117812/> https://threatpost.com/google-expands-default-https-to-blogspot/117812/>





Swedish IP enforcer calls for web-blocking and domain seizing powers

Sweden?s National Co-ordinator For IP Enforcement has called on the country?s government to introduce some of that trendy web-blocking, so that he can force internet service providers to block access to piracy websites. Paul Pint?r also wants increased powers to seize the domain names of copyright infringing operations.

< <http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/swedish-ip-enforcer-calls-for-web-blocking-and-domain-seizing-powers/> http://www.completemusicupdate.com/article/swedish-ip-enforcer-calls-for-web-blocking-and-domain-seizing-powers/>


Elsevier Complaint Shuts Down Sci-Hub Domain Name

Sci-Hub is facing millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit filed by Elsevier, one of the largest academic publishers. As a result of the legal battle the site just lost one of its latest domain names. However, the site has no intentions of backing down, and will continue its fight to keep access to scientific knowledge free and open.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/elsevier-complaint-shuts-down-sci-hub-domain-name-160504/> https://torrentfreak.com/elsevier-complaint-shuts-down-sci-hub-domain-name-160504/>


Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names: What are they Worth? by Gerald M. Levine

The WIPO Final Report published in April 1999, from which sprung the UDRP the following October, is useful in shedding light on what the assembled constituencies had in mind in agreeing to particularly contentious issues. One of those issues was whether registrants had to actively search trademark records before purchasing domain names.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160502_warranties_representations_purchasing_domains_what_are_they_worth/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160502_warranties_representations_purchasing_domains_what_are_they_worth/>





GoDaddy Reports Continued Growth In First Quarter 2016

GoDaddy Inc. ... reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. "GoDaddy's first quarter financial performance was strong, with revenue growing over 15%, adjusted EBITDA growing over 23% and unlevered free cash flow growing 18%," said Blake Irving, GoDaddy's Chief Executive Officer. "With a sizable addressable market of small businesses, a proven strategy and consistent execution, we are well positioned for continued growth at scale in 2016 and beyond."

< <https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-Reports-Continued-Growth-In-First-Quarter-2016/default.aspx> https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-Reports-Continued-Growth-In-First-Quarter-2016/default.aspx>


Domain name revenue barely budges at GoDaddy

GoDaddy reported its first quarter results today, and it?s no wonder the company has diversified out of the core domain name market.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/04/domain-revenue-barely-budges-godaddy/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/04/domain-revenue-barely-budges-godaddy/>


The .Com Report: Uniregistry winning in transfers

ICANN has published the latest .com transactions report from registry Verisign, showing official results from January.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/04/com-report-uniregistry/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/04/com-report-uniregistry/>





Apple says all apps must support IPv6-only networking by June

Apple in an announcement Wednesday reminded developers of an upcoming change to App Store policy that requires all iOS apps include support for IPv6-only networking.

< <http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/05/04/apple-says-all-apps-must-support-ipv6-only-networking-by-june> http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/05/04/apple-says-all-apps-must-support-ipv6-only-networking-by-june>





Brand Protection Online Gets A Whole Lot Easier With Brandshield

Brand protection online is an important issue facing brands these days. One aspect that gets a lot of attention is managing domain names and monitoring typosquatting. But this is only part of the problem. Monitoring websites is an even greater problem.

< <http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24630> http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24630>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/03/brand-protection-easier-brandshield/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/03/brand-protection-easier-brandshield/>





Undeveloped Extends its May auction and announces landmark new gTLD auction [news release]

Undeveloped announced today that their auction that will be simultaneously held at the Domaining Europe conference is to be extended by 2 weeks. The auction organizer decided to extend the auction to the 14th of June due to a high amount of quality submissions and interest in the auction.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/05/undeveloped-extends-may-auction/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/05/undeveloped-extends-may-auction/>


Impossible to Appraise New gTLD Domain Names

Someone sent me a LinkedIn message this afternoon asking me to appraise some ?premium? new gTLD domain names. I told him ?no? because I am not really active in that part of the market. It is difficult enough to give a meaningful (accurate) appraisal of a .com domain name, but I think it is pretty much impossible to appraise new gTLD domain names with any level of certainty.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/impossible-to-appraise-new-gtld-domain-names/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/impossible-to-appraise-new-gtld-domain-names/>


What domain names are in demand? A buyer broker speaks.

If you want to understand what type of domain names are in demand, a good person to talk with is someone who buys domains on behalf of clients.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/02/domain-names-demand-buyer-broker-speaks/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/02/domain-names-demand-buyer-broker-speaks/>


DomainTools CEO Tim Chen ? DNW Podcast #82

... On this week?s episode, DomainTools CEO Tim Chen explains the evolution of the company and why it made this move, and what this means for domain investors. Among other things, Chen explains how DomainTools determined account limits and how the company is reinvesting in more tools.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/02/domaintools-ceo-tim-chen-dnw-podcast-82/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/02/domaintools-ceo-tim-chen-dnw-podcast-82/>





Internet Australia backs calls to end geoblocking as video-on-demand use increases

The peak body for internet users has thrown its weight behind calls to end geoblocking, as increasing use of legal video-on-demand services is revealed by new figures.

< <http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/02/internet-australia-backs-calls-to-end-geoblocking-as-video-on-demand-use-increases> http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/may/02/internet-australia-backs-calls-to-end-geoblocking-as-video-on-demand-use-increases>





It's time to future-proof Australia's copyright laws for the 21st century

The award-winning Australian author Jackie French is wrong. In her open letter, she blasts the Productivity Commission?s report on intellectual property, released last month.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599281/it-time-future-proof-australia-copyright-laws-21st-century/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/599281/it-time-future-proof-australia-copyright-laws-21st-century/>




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