[DNS] auDA domain news - 12 May

[DNS] auDA domain news - 12 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 13:28:49 +1000


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With Zika fears, is ICANN dissing Latin America?

< <http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america> http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america>


How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language

< <https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/> https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/>


InternetNZ to seek more community input on .nz management

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416>


Britain?s Tech-savvy Tradespeople Hammer Home An Extra ?16k A Year

< <http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/> http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/>


ICANN knifes Africa's internet: New TLDs terminated

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/>


African brands wiped off the map as ICANN flips the kill switch on 10 gTLDs

< <http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds> http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds>


.flir becomes the 1,300th TLD

< <http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld> http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld>






A Legal Arms Race Threatens the Future of the Internet by Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger

On the Internet, 17th century principles of Westphalian territoriality clash with 21st century digital realities. As Internet penetration moves beyond three billion users in over 190 countries, a new legal arms race develops in cyberspace that can threaten the future of the global digital economy, human rights, the Internet infrastructure and cybersecurity

< <http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2016/05/09/a-legal-arms-race-threatens-the-future-of-the-internet/> http://blogs.cfr.org/cyber/2016/05/09/a-legal-arms-race-threatens-the-future-of-the-internet/>


Keynote Address at ISOC-DC Internet "Is the Internet Fragmenting" Panel Event by Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs

Thank you very much for the introduction. Before I start my remarks, I want to thank our hosts, Microsoft and ISOC-DC, for convening the discussion that we are having here today and for inviting me to participate. The open, global, interconnected internet is the backbone of the global digital economy. Its ability to enable the transfer of data and information across borders and between people and things is our best hope for global economic and social development. Its fragmentation would constitute a grave threat to innovation, productivity, democratic discourse, and the public good.

< <http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2016/257057.htm> http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2016/257057.htm>





Changing the Keys to the DNS Root Zone by David Conrad

In July 2010, ICANN, Verisign, and NTIA added a level of protection to the Internet's top DNS layer using a technology known as DNSSEC, which stands for Domain Name System Security Extensions. This technology was developed to protect internet users against attacks that can result in domain name hijacking and certain types of compromised servers.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/changing-the-keys-to-the-domain-name-system-dns-root-zone> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/changing-the-keys-to-the-domain-name-system-dns-root-zone>


IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2) by Trang Nguyen

It has been one month since the start of the parallel testing period and everything continues to go smoothly. Click here to view Verisign?s daily Parallel Operations Root Zone Management System Comparison Reports of all the root zone files generated.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-2> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-2>


Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 9 May 2016. Additional Auctions may be scheduled based on eligibility.

< <https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions> https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions>


Recordings of Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget Now Available

ICANN held community calls during which the comments submitted on the Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget were presented by the submitters to ICANN Board and staff.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-11-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-11-en>


Part I: What Are Metadata? by Dave Piscitello

The concept of metadata is both simple and complicated. We readily understand what data are: they are the information that we communicate, process or consume in our ever-growing digitized society. But what are metadata?

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/part-i-what-are-metadata> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/part-i-what-are-metadata>


Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Flip Petillion

New gTLD Applications for .ECO and .HOTEL

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-petillion-11may16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-petillion-11may16-en.pdf>


Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Philipp Grabensee

New gTLD Application for .HOTEL

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-grabensee-10may16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-grabensee-10may16-en.pdf>


Letter from Steve Crocker to Wardner Maia, Eduardo Santoyo, and Ariel Grazier

Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-maia-et-al-09may16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-maia-et-al-09may16-en.pdf>


Letter from Wardner Maia, Eduardo Santoyo, and Ariel Grazier, President | LACNIC; President | LACTLD; and President | LAC-IX, to Steve Crocker

Global Meetings in the Latin America and Caribbean Region

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/maia-et-al-to-crocker-05may16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/maia-et-al-to-crocker-05may16-en.pdf>


Letter from Jena L. Hoffman, President & CEO | International Ticketing Organization, to ICANN and the Economist Intelligence Unit

New gTLD Application for .MUSIC

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/hoffman-to-icann-eiu-05may16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/hoffman-to-icann-eiu-05may16-en.pdf>


May 9: Celebrating Europeans' Role in the Evolution of the Internet by Jean-Jacques Sahel, Vice-President, Europe (Global Stakeholder Engagement)

Coming just after V-E Day, which celebrates the end of the Second World War in Europe, May 9 marks a coming together. From the late 1940s onwards, people from different ? sometimes conflicting ? cultures, backgrounds and perspectives joined forces to pursue a common goal: peace and prosperity in Europe. Sounds familiar? We in the Internet community are rather used to this kind of complex, transnational project.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/may-9-celebrating-europeans-role-in-the-evolution-of-the-internet> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/may-9-celebrating-europeans-role-in-the-evolution-of-the-internet>


With Zika fears, is ICANN dissing Latin America?

Internet organizations in Latin America are pissed off with ICANN for cancelling its Panama public meeting and potentially cancelling its Puerto Rico meeting.

< <http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america> http://domainincite.com/20397-with-zika-fears-is-icann-dissing-latin-america>



ccTLDs & gTLDs


Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in April

The top 10 trending keywords registered in .com and .net during the month of April 2016 are below. Any surprises?

< <http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in14> http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in14>


Istanbul domain names up for public use

Istanbul is set to expand its own online presence, as the website domain name extensions ?.ist? or ?.istanbul? will become available for public users starting from May 10.

< <http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbul-domain-names-up-for-public-use-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=98980&NewsCatID=374> http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbul-domain-names-up-for-public-use-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=98980&NewsCatID=374>


nz: WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!

In Privacy Week, there?s a debate going on about publication of addresses and contact details as part of the registration of a .nz domain name. In this long post, InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter shares his take on the issue and fleshes out a bit of the background. Submissions are due by 7 June ? have your say!

< <https://internetnz.nz/blog/whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say> https://internetnz.nz/blog/whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say>


How the .nz domain name is managed put into clear language

InternetNZ recently announced the signing of a MoU with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.

< <https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/> https://bizedge.co.nz/story/how-nz-domain-name-managed-put-clear-language/>


InternetNZ to seek more community input on .nz management

InternetNZ announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment on the management of the .nz ccTLD.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-to-seek-more-community-input-on-nz-management--1142416>


uk: Nominet opens Zone file to members

Nominet is making the zone files for all of the domains we manage, and a file of all registered domains, available to members for the first time.

< <http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-opens-zone-file-to-members/> http://www.nominet.uk/nominet-opens-zone-file-to-members/>


Britain?s Tech-savvy Tradespeople Hammer Home An Extra ?16k A Year

A new breed of tech-savvy tradesmen and women are reaping the rewards of going online, as the web replaces word-of-mouth as the way homeowners choose tradespeople for essential jobs around the house.

< <http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/> http://www.nominet.uk/britains-tech-savvy-tradespeople-hammer-home-an-extra-16k-a-year/>


uk: Nominet offers bacon sarnies to get UK tradespeople online

UK domain name registrar Nominet launches a campaign, and opens its own greasy spoon caf?, to try to get more of the UK?s tradespeople online

< <http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450295961/Nominet-offers-bacon-sarnies-to-get-UK-tradespeople-online> http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450295961/Nominet-offers-bacon-sarnies-to-get-UK-tradespeople-online>





ICANN knifes Africa's internet: New TLDs terminated

Domain-name overseer ICANN has killed off the majority of Africa's new internet. California-based ICANN, which has faced repeated criticism for its failure to reach beyond a North American audience, saw just 17 applications from Africa out of just over 1,900 applications for new dot-word domains back in 2012.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/09/icann_african_internet/>


African brands wiped off the map as ICANN flips the kill switch on 10 gTLDs

Ten dot-brand gTLDs may never see the light of day, after ICANN sent termination notices to the applicants.

< <http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds> http://domainincite.com/20390-african-brands-wiped-off-the-map-as-icann-flips-the-kill-switch-on-10-gtlds>


ICANN sends termination notices to 10 new TLD owners

ICANN has sent termination notices to ten contracted new TLD applicants, informing them that it plans to cancel their TLD agreements.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/08/icann-sends-termination-notices-10-new-tld-owners/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/08/icann-sends-termination-notices-10-new-tld-owners/>


.flir becomes the 1,300th TLD

The milestone was hit today when the dot-brand .flir was delegated to FLIR Systems, a $1.5 billion-a-year thermal imaging systems manufacturer.

< <http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld> http://domainincite.com/20410-flir-becomes-the-1300th-tld>


Donuts wins .doctor

Donuts has emerged the victor of the .doctor gTLD contention set. Competing applicants Radix and The Medical Registry both withdrew their applications last week.

< <http://domainincite.com/20394-donuts-wins-doctor> http://domainincite.com/20394-donuts-wins-doctor>


ZACR wades into .africa lawsuit, tells judge he screwed up

ZA Central Registry has told the judge in DotConnectAfrica?s lawsuit against ICANN that the preliminary injunction he granted DCA recently was based on a misunderstanding.

< <http://domainincite.com/20404-zacr-wades-into-africa-lawsuit-tells-judge-he-screwed-up> http://domainincite.com/20404-zacr-wades-into-africa-lawsuit-tells-judge-he-screwed-up>


New Internet domains highlighted at Middle East DNS Forum

On May 4 and 5, 2016, the city of Tunis hosted the Middle East DNS Forum. Co-organised by ICANN and the Tunisian Internet Agency, the event was opened by Tunisian Minister for Communication Technologies and Digital Economy Nouman Fehri.

< <http://post.milathan.com/2016/05/new-internet-domains-highlighted-at-middle-east-dns-forum/> http://post.milathan.com/2016/05/new-internet-domains-highlighted-at-middle-east-dns-forum/>


Rightside Announces First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Rightside Group, Ltd., a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

< <http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=970333> http://investors.rightside.co/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=970333>


Rightside to modernize eNom, predicts $75m new gTLD revs

Rightside used its first quarter earnings call yesterday to address, albeit indirectly, some of the criticisms recently leveled at it by activist investors and competitors.

< <http://domainincite.com/20412-rightside-to-modernize-enom-predicts-75m-new-gtld-revs> http://domainincite.com/20412-rightside-to-modernize-enom-predicts-75m-new-gtld-revs>


Rightside targets $50-$75 million annual registry revenue in 3-5 years

Rightside?s revenue from new TLDs might be trivial to its business right now, but the company expects big things in the future.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/11/rightside-targets-50-75-million-registry-2019-2021/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/11/rightside-targets-50-75-million-registry-2019-2021/>





More than 80,000 accounts with .sg domain names stolen

Last week, US-based cyber security firm Hold Security recovered 272.3 million stolen accounts from a fraudster. Out of those, 88,000 accounts originated from Singapore, Hold Security's founder and chief information security officer Alex Holden told The New Paper in an e-mail.

< <http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/more-80000-accounts-sg-domain-names-stolen> http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore-news/more-80000-accounts-sg-domain-names-stolen>





.store, .vip, .email: New gTLDs hit by cybersquatters

... It comes as no surprise that the growing importance of new gTLDs is attracting cybersquatters. But the latest figures show that many right holders may have learned their lessons from the past. They have taken action proactively to protect their brands against a new wave of cybersquatting. Further to that, several very effective measures are in place or have been introduced together with the new gTLDs:

< <http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0a25835e-7522-4edf-aa0e-64907a79809f> http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=0a25835e-7522-4edf-aa0e-64907a79809f>


.Cars cybersquatter is about to learn an expensive lesson

With an annual price tag of over $2,000, you?d think that all cybersquatters would be deterred from registering famous brands in the .car, .cars and .auto TLDs.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/cars-cybersquatter/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/cars-cybersquatter/>


au: Packsize LLC v. Kiekaboo Pty Ltd - Case No. DAU2016-0006

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Packsize LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America ("United States"), represented by Workman Nydegger, United States. The Respondent is Kiekaboo Pty Ltd of Avalon, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <packsize.com.au> is registered with GoDaddy.com, LLC (the "Registrar").

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0006> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0006>





Web.com acquires dozens of registrars from Rightside

Web.com has acquired dozens of registrars from rival/partner Rightside, seemingly to boost the success rate of its SnapNames domain drop-catching business.

< <http://domainincite.com/20419-web-com-acquires-dozens-of-registrars-from-rightside> http://domainincite.com/20419-web-com-acquires-dozens-of-registrars-from-rightside>


GoDaddy Addresses Blind XSS Vulnerability Affecting Online Support

Domain registrar GoDaddy fixed a vulnerability affecting systems used by its customer support agents that could have been abused to take over, modify or delete accounts.

< <https://threatpost.com/godaddy-addresses-blind-xss-vulnerability-affecting-online-support/117950/> https://threatpost.com/godaddy-addresses-blind-xss-vulnerability-affecting-online-support/117950/>


Tucows Reports Continuing Strong Financial Results for First Quarter of 2016

Tucows Inc., a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services, today reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. All figures are in U.S. dollars.

< <http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-continuing-strong-financial-results-for-first-quarter-of-2016/> http://www.tucows.com/tucows-reports-continuing-strong-financial-results-for-first-quarter-of-2016/>


Tucows expects $2 million gross margin per year from Melbourne IT acquisition

Tucows expects its acquisition of reseller accounts from Melbourne IT to generate $2 million in gross margin per year, the company revealed yesterday.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/tucows-melbourne-it/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/tucows-melbourne-it/>





Vi?t Nam?s IPv6 usage remains low

The rate of IPv6 usage in Vi?t Nam was reported at only 0.03 per cent, 300 times lower than the world?s average rate at 10.4 per cent.

< <http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296532/viet-nams-ipv6-usage-remains-low.html> http://vietnamnews.vn/economy/296532/viet-nams-ipv6-usage-remains-low.html>

< <http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/156205/vietnam-lagging-behind-global-use-of-ipv6.html> http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/156205/vietnam-lagging-behind-global-use-of-ipv6.html>





Changing domain names in 2016: 10 easily overlooked steps that can save SEO

Moving your site to a new domain can be fraught with SEO issues, even without a redesign or CMS migration. Columnist Glenn Gabe has some insights on what issues to anticipate and how to handle them.

< <http://marketingland.com/changing-domain-names-2016-10-easily-overlooked-steps-can-save-seo-176048> http://marketingland.com/changing-domain-names-2016-10-easily-overlooked-steps-can-save-seo-176048>


Internet Pharmacy Safeguards, We Salute You by Libby Baney

As I wrote in December 2015, some Internet commerce companies - including domain name registries, registrars, advertising providers, social media platforms, payment processors and shippers - are doing right by patients in taking voluntary action against illegal online drug sellers. This is no small feat as 97% of the roughly 35,000 active online drug sellers are operating illegally.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_internet_pharmacy_safeguards_we_salute_you/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_internet_pharmacy_safeguards_we_salute_you/>


Trademarks and Copyrights with Daliah Saper ? DNW Podcast #83

What do domain name investors and domain developers need to know about trademarks and copyrights? Daliah Saper of Saper Law gives a quick crash course on today?s podcast, including trademarking a domain name. I consider myself well-versed in this topic, but I learned quite a bit. You will too.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/trademarks-copyrights-daliah-saper-podcast/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/trademarks-copyrights-daliah-saper-podcast/>





Premium domains are confusing, but can be profitable for domain name registries

Premium domain names in new TLDS?those priced higher than the regular price for registration?can be frustrating for domain investors. But there?s no doubt that a premium strategy can be worthwhile for a registry. The key is in execution.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/premium-domain-new-tld/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/10/premium-domain-new-tld/>


Who Contacts Whom: A Material Factor in Selling Domain Names Corresponding to Trademarks by Gerald M. Levine

Acquiring domain names for the purpose of selling them to complainants is the second most heavily invoked of the four circumstances that are evidence of abusive registration. Because no self-respecting domain name reseller will ever admit to acquiring domain names "primarily for the purpose" of selling them to complainants "for valuable consideration in excess of [their] documented out-of-pocket costs directly related to the domain name" evidence of bad faith is typically deduced by other factors.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_material_factor_selling_domain_names_corresponding_to_trademarks/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160509_material_factor_selling_domain_names_corresponding_to_trademarks/>


.Club and Radix domains get top billing at TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon

.Club and several domains from Radix got great exposure at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon this past weekend.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/club-radix-domains-get-top-billing-techcrunch-disrupt-nyc/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/club-radix-domains-get-top-billing-techcrunch-disrupt-nyc/>


LA.com domain name sold for $1.2 million

In March, I wrote about how Tribune Publishing Company, publisher of the L.A. Times, acquired the valuable domain name LA.com.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/la-com-sold-1-2-million/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/09/la-com-sold-1-2-million/>



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