[DNS] auDA domain news - 30 May

[DNS] auDA domain news - 30 May

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:12:09 +1000


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The Myth of US Government ?Protection? of the Open Internet by Milton Mueller

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/>


Senate Oversight Hearing Explores "Test Drive" of IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/>


Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

< <http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk> http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk>


CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs

< <http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds> http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds>


DNS Privacy by Geoff Huston

< <http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html> http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html>






The Myth of US Government ?Protection? of the Open Internet by Milton Mueller

Nationalist Republicans who want to retain governmental control of ICANN have based their argument on a false premise. To call it a false premise, in fact, is to be polite. It would be more accurate to call it a rhetorical ploy, what Washington calls ?spin.? This ?spin? is invisible to most participants in the debate because few of them have the detailed understanding of the IANA functions, ICANN?s history and the facts about the U.S. role required to see through the spin.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/05/25/the-myth-of-us-government-protection-of-the-open-internet/>


Senate Oversight Hearing Explores "Test Drive" of IANA Transition by Philip S. Corwin

The IANA transition still appears to be on track for consummation at the end of the September 30th expiration date of the current contract between NTIA and ICANN in the wake of the May 24th Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing on "Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority".

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160527_senate_oversight_hearing_explores_test_drive_of_iana_transition/>


G7 Ise-Shima Leaders? Declaration - G7 Ise-Shima Summit, 26-27 May 2016

Preamble: We, the leaders of the G7, met in Ise-Shima on 26 and 27 May 2016 to address major global economic and political challenges. Global growth remains moderate and below potential, while risks of weak growth persist. Escalated geo-political conflicts, terrorism and refugee flows complicate the global economic environment. The rise of violent extremism, terrorist attacks and other challenges, pose serious threat to the existing rule based international order, as well as to common values and principles for all humanity. ... yber: We strongly support an accessible, open, interoperable, reliable and secure cyberspace as one essential foundation for economic growth and prosperity. We promote digital adoption for improved quality of life, by bridging digital divides, enabling innovative business models and affordable universal and high quality access to Information and Communication Technologies as well as enhancing digital literacy. We endorse the G7 Principles and Actions on Cyber and commit to take decisive actions.

< <https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/27/g7-ise-shima-leaders-declaration> https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/27/g7-ise-shima-leaders-declaration>





New ICANN Bylaws BY Steve Crocker

Today, on behalf of the ICANN Board, I am pleased to announce the adoption of the new ICANN Bylaws, which reflect changes made as a result of the IANA Stewardship Transition package of proposals.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-icann-bylaws> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-icann-bylaws>


Draft Restated Articles of Incorporation

Purpose: This Public Comment period seeks community input on theDraft Restated Articles of Incorporation developed to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group and Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability as provided to the ICANN Board on 10 March 2016 and transmitted to NTIA.

< <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-restated-articles-incorporation-2016-05-27-en> https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-restated-articles-incorporation-2016-05-27-en>


Kenya to Host ICANN's African Regional Engagement Office

ICANN has launched its first African regional engagement office in Nairobi.

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-05-24-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2016-05-24-en>


ICANN Launches African Engagement Office In Nairobi by Sally Costerton & Pierre Dandjinou

On 24 May 2016, ICANN celebrated the opening of the first African engagement office in Nairobi, Kenya. We were overwhelmed by the warm reception from the Kenyan Government and community. Community members from across the African continent traveled to be part of this important event.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-launches-african-engagement-office-in-nairobi> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-launches-african-engagement-office-in-nairobi>


Letter from Dr. Stephen D. Crocker to Bob Hinden and Kathryn Brown

Thank you

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-hinden-brown-26may16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/crocker-to-hinden-brown-26may16-en.pdf>


An Open Letter to ICANN from the Internet Economy

Dear Mr. Marby: Congratulations on your appointment as President and CEO of ICANN, an organization that is undergoing intense and rapid change. The Internet industry is an important stakeholder in ICANN, and we wish you success in your new role. The Internet Association represents nearly 40 of the world?s leading Internet companies. We support the IANA transition???both as members of ICANN?s Business Constituency as well as in our own capacity???and were actively involved in the multistakeholder process.

< <https://medium.com/&#167;MichaelBeckerman/an-open-letter-to-icann-a9475711a579> https://medium.com/@MichaelBeckerman/an-open-letter-to-icann-a9475711a579>



ccTLDs & gTLDs


.Club: An unprecedented look at a new TLD?s financials

During a domain name session at WHD.usa yesterday, .Club CEO Colin Campbell talked candidly about his company?s performance, including that the company lost about $1 million last year.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/27/club-unprecedented-look-new-tlds-financials/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/27/club-unprecedented-look-new-tlds-financials/>


The ?.game? domain extension officially opens for business

Good news for game developers around the world ? the ?.game? domain extension has officially launched for anyone to register.

< <http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/the-game-domain-extension-officially-opens-for-business/> http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/the-game-domain-extension-officially-opens-for-business/>


Now anybody can register a '.game' TLD

The menagerie of content-specific TLD names grew once again on Tuesday when registry service, Uniregistry, opened up .game to the public. It joins other custom TLDs like .beer and .nyc, which have already been around for years.

< <http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/26/now-anybody-can-register-a-game-top-level-domain/> http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/26/now-anybody-can-register-a-game-top-level-domain/>


.GAME Domains Now Available For Registration Everywhere [news release]

Uniregistry, Corp., a leading domain name registration services company, is pleased to announce the successful launch of the .game domain extension to the internet. .game is the first new domain extension aimed exclusively at the gaming community.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/27/game-domains-available-registration/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/27/game-domains-available-registration/>


nl: Domain Name Day

On 2 June, the Registrars' Association is organising Domain Name Day: an annual event at which .nl registrars and others active in the industry meet to talk about domain names, internet-related developments, technology, security and other topical issues.

< <https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dag-van-de-domeinnaam> https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/dag-van-de-domeinnaam>


nl: 'We make digital living easier and safer'

SIDN (the Foundation for Internet Domain Registration in the Netherlands) is responsible for assigning .nl domain names and making sure that they work. If you've heard of SIDN, that's probably the role you associate them with. But it's not the organisation's only role. SIDN nowadays delivers a variety of innovative solutions designed to make our digital lives more straightforward and more secure.

< <https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/we-make-digital-living-easier-and-safer> https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/we-make-digital-living-easier-and-safer>


Dittkrydder.no became domain no. 50,000

Astrid L?te in Stord was laid off in January. While hoping for better times, she has spent her time working on start-up ideas in the case that she wouldn?t get her job back. And what is more natural than food?

< <https://www.norid.no/en/domenet-dittkrydder-no-ble-nr-50-000/> https://www.norid.no/en/domenet-dittkrydder-no-ble-nr-50-000/>


nz: A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Formal Namespace for the New Zealand Government

This document describes a Uniform Resource Name Namespace Identification convention as prescribed by the World Wide Web Consortium for identifying, naming, assigning, and managing persistent resources and XML artefacts for the New Zealand Government.

< <http://www.heise.de/netze/rfc/rfcs/rfc4350.shtml> http://www.heise.de/netze/rfc/rfcs/rfc4350.shtml>


ru: 56% of offending domains caught phishing

In April 2016, Group-IB, a leading online crime investigation company, sent 103 complaints to accredited registrars demanding the cancellation of delegation of offending domain names, down 33 percent from March. As a result, the delegation of 94 domain names was cancelled.

< <https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9854> https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=9854>


Togo regains possession of its country code domain name

Togo has now retaken possession of its domain name from a private company, writes government news outlet Republicoftogo.com. The new registry for the .tg CCTLD will be the country?s telecom regulator, ARTP.

< <http://www.telecompaper.com/news/togo-regains-possession-of-its-country-code-domain-name--1145637> http://www.telecompaper.com/news/togo-regains-possession-of-its-country-code-domain-name--1145637>


.VIP Launch Sets Worldwide Domain Registration Records

Imagine every membership or luxury product in China. Then imagine all their most premium brands with the English acronym VIP added on and you will understand what happened last week in China?s Internet market.

< <http://allegravita.com/2016/05/24/vip-launch-sets-worldwide-domain-registration-records/> http://allegravita.com/2016/05/24/vip-launch-sets-worldwide-domain-registration-records/>





CSC?s New gTLD Utilization Report ? May 2016

This special edition of the CSC? Digital Brand Services? New gTLD Utilization Report coincides with the INTA Annual Meeting, giving you insight into how new gTLDs are being used, including the 90 active .brands. The number of .brands and generic TLDs in the Alexa Top 1M continues to increase at a steady pace. And we?re also excited to see the recent launch of the much anticipated global.canon.

< <https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2016/> https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2016/>


INTA 2016 session preview: innovative uses of new gTLDs

Today at the INTA annual meeting in Orlando, co-founder of domain name registry Donuts, Dan Schindler, is speaking on a panel about new gTLDs. Here he provides a short preview of what he will discuss.

< <http://www.worldipreview.com/news/inta-2016-session-preview-innovative-uses-of-new-gtlds-10164> http://www.worldipreview.com/news/inta-2016-session-preview-innovative-uses-of-new-gtlds-10164>


The Art Market: Bust-up with a hushed-up ending [registration]

... In the internet world there are hundreds of millions of domain names, but far fewer TLDs, which can be the ubiquitous ?.com? or country codes (?.uk?), or even the more bizarre ? ?.plumbing?, ?.blackfriday? and ?.cat? all exist, for example. The online company Artsy was initially called Art.sy ? using the Syrian domain name ? until the civil war there forced a change of branding. Now the highly desirable new TLD ?.art? is being launched by a UK-based group founded by Russian venture capitalist Ulvi Kasimov, who has been seeking ways to use digital technology in the art market.

< <http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42a41c6a-2292-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d.html> http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/42a41c6a-2292-11e6-9d4d-c11776a5124d.html>


Who Rules this Domain? TLDs Explained

In 2012, ICANN decided that the number of TLDs available for use by the public needed to be broadened. They opened a window of several months for anyone who was willing to pay ($185,000) to apply to register the TLD of their choice and hence claim their own little corner of the Internet. This year, the application process for all 1900 of the first wave of applications will be complete, and the last of around 1300 new TLDs (about 600 applications went belly up for various reasons) will be made available for use and, in many cases, for sale to the general public.

< <https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/> https://hostingfacts.com/top-level-domains-explained/>


Not-Coms See Major Boost in Alexa Top 1 Million

A new study shows that not only is the number of not-com websites rapidly increasing, but so is the number of consumers visiting them.

< <http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/not-coms-see-major-boost-in-alexa-top-1-million> http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/blog/not-coms-see-major-boost-in-alexa-top-1-million>





Verisign says new gTLDs put millions at risk

Verisign has revived its old name collisions security scare story, publishing this week a weighty research paper claiming millions are at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks.

< <http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk> http://domainincite.com/20497-verisign-says-new-gtlds-put-millions-at-risk>


Verisign Q1 2016 DDoS Trends: Attack Activity Increases 111 Percent Year Over Year

Verisign just released its Q1 2016 DDoS Trends Report, which provides a unique view into online DDoS attack trends from mitigations enacted on behalf of customers of Verisign DDoS Protection Services and research conducted by Verisign iDefense Security Intelligence Services.

< <http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_2016_ddos_trends> http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q1_2016_ddos_trends>


High-Tech Bridge launches malicious domain discovery service

Following a very successful launch of SSL/TLS security and web server security testing services (over 500?000 servers tested in 6 months), High-Tech Bridge completes its portfolio of free web security services with domain security radar.

< <https://www.htbridge.com/news/high-tech-bridge-launches-malicious-domain-discovery-service.html> https://www.htbridge.com/news/high-tech-bridge-launches-malicious-domain-discovery-service.html>


Scammers target cybersecurity brands

Today, cybersquatting and related machinations with Internet domain names become a very significant problem for the Internet and its users. OpenDNS claims that cyber squatters are becoming more active during US presidential campaign, trolling almost every candidate with hijacked or altered domain names. Celebrities like Mark Zuckerberg, also fall victims of domain fraudsters.

< <https://www.htbridge.com/blog/scammers-target-cybersecurity-companies-brands.html> https://www.htbridge.com/blog/scammers-target-cybersecurity-companies-brands.html>


Five most common myths about Web security

Almost 3 terabytes of data stolen in the Panama Gate scandal will shortly become searchable online. Mossack Fonseca, the breached legal firm behind one of the largest data leaks in the history, had numerous high-risk vulnerabilities in its front-end web applications, including its Client Information Portal.

< <https://www.htbridge.com/blog/five-most-common-myths-about-web-security.html> https://www.htbridge.com/blog/five-most-common-myths-about-web-security.html>


Cybercrime Hit Businesses Hardest in 2015, says IC3 Report

Businesses were hit hardest by inbox-based scams in 2015 that robbed U.S. companies of $263 million. The numbers come from the FBI?s recently released 2015 Internet Crime Report that tallies the types of cybercrimes hitting U.S. business and individuals the hardest. According to the FBI, its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 288,012 complaints last year with total losses of $1.07 billion.

< <https://threatpost.com/cybercrime-hit-businesses-hardest-in-2015-says-ic3-report/118345/> https://threatpost.com/cybercrime-hit-businesses-hardest-in-2015-says-ic3-report/118345/>


The CyberSecurity Market MidLife Crisis: Part 1

At an event last night we were chatting about the current state of the security market where a glut of new security vendors have entered over the past five years, funded aggressively by venture capital and firms that all wanted ?in and to go big? on Cyber. Many of these vendors are in the ?newer? categories of advanced threat detection promising to help organizations find the stealthy and most damaging attacks more effectively than ?legacy? approaches such as firewalls, SIEM and endpoint protection. Money was easily accessible, spending fast to grow fast was the norm. It many ways it has been Cyber 1999.

< <https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/the-cybersecurity-market-midlife-crisis-part-1/> https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/the-cybersecurity-market-midlife-crisis-part-1/>


Damage to customer trust and corporate reputation among the most harmful consequences of DDoS attacks

The consequences of a DDoS attack extend far beyond financial loss. These attacks also damage a company?s relationship with its customers, according to the research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.

< <http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/damage-to-customer-trust-and-corporate-reputation-among-the-most-harmful-consequences-of-ddos-attack/> http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/damage-to-customer-trust-and-corporate-reputation-among-the-most-harmful-consequences-of-ddos-attack/>


Danti and Co.: Cyber-espionage groups use a single vulnerability to target organisations around the world

Kaspersky Lab?s Global Research and Analysis Team has spent the last few months observing a wave of cyber-espionage attacks conducted by different groups across the Asia-Pacific and Far East regions, all of which share one common feature: in order to infect their victims with malware, the attackers use an exploit for the CVE-2015-2545 vulnerability.

< <http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/danti-and-co-cyber-espionage-groups-use-a-single-vulnerability-to-target-organisations-around-the/> http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/danti-and-co-cyber-espionage-groups-use-a-single-vulnerability-to-target-organisations-around-the/>


The real reason America controls its nukes with ancient floppy disks

America?s nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.

< <https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/26/the-real-reason-america-controls-its-nukes-with-ancient-floppy-disks/> https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/05/26/the-real-reason-america-controls-its-nukes-with-ancient-floppy-disks/>


Cybersecurity: the case for a European approach

The EU objective of developing a cyber ?soft? power privileging defence, resilience and civil society, sharply contrasts with national cybersecurity policies developed both inside and outside Europe.

< <https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/cybersecurity-case-for-european-approach> https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/cybersecurity-case-for-european-approach>


Ultimate Guide To DDoS Protection: DDoS Is A Business Problem

In the first of a two-part series, we examine the impact DDoS attacks have on business continuity ? and why it is so much more than a network security problem. 

< <http://www.darkreading.com/operations/ultimate-guide-to-ddos-protection-ddos-is-a-business-problem/a/d-id/1325709> http://www.darkreading.com/operations/ultimate-guide-to-ddos-protection-ddos-is-a-business-problem/a/d-id/1325709>


INTERPOL Chief discusses global security issues with Austrian Interior Minister

Enhanced use of INTERPOL?s global policing capabilities to address terrorism and the organized crime networks behind migrant smuggling was the focus of a meeting between Secretary General J?rgen Stock and Austrian Minister of the Interior Wolfgang Sobotka.

< <http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2016/N2016-068> http://www.interpol.int/News-and-media/News/2016/N2016-068>


SWIFT Proposes New Measures For Bolstering Its Security

Measures come amid news that up to 12 banks may have fallen victim to attacks attempting to steal millions via the SWIFT network.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/operations/swift-proposes-new-measures-for-bolstering-its-security-/d/d-id/1325714> http://www.darkreading.com/operations/swift-proposes-new-measures-for-bolstering-its-security-/d/d-id/1325714>





This UDRP should have been reverse domain name hijacking?

Everything about the cybersquatting complaint Petrofac Services Limited filed against Petrofac Qatar WLL over the domain name petrofac-qatar.com screams ?reverse domain name hijacking.?

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/26/udrp-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/05/26/udrp-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/>





CentralNic results show continued scaling up of web domain business

The acquisition of Instra Group, completed in January, may be seen as transformation for CentralNic but today?s results for 2015 nevertheless show strong organic growth in the business too.

< <http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126349/centralnic-results-show-continued-scaling-up-of-web-domain-business-126349.html> http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126349/centralnic-results-show-continued-scaling-up-of-web-domain-business-126349.html>


CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs

Local former rival Minds + Machines may be struggling to turn a profit, but CentralNic seems to be doing quite well out of this new gTLD malarkey.

< <http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds> http://domainincite.com/20505-centralnic-doing-okay-out-of-new-gtlds>


GoDaddy CEO Explains Why You Should Own A Domain Name And Why You Should Be Using It

CEO Blake Irvin says owning a domain improves the digital identity of an individual and businesses.

< <http://www.benzinga.com/media/cnbc/16/05/8035511/godaddy-ceo-explains-why-you-should-own-a-domain-name-and-why-you-should-be> http://www.benzinga.com/media/cnbc/16/05/8035511/godaddy-ceo-explains-why-you-should-own-a-domain-name-and-why-you-should-be>


GoDaddy Launches Flare: New App Brings Business Ideas To Life

GoDaddy Inc. ... launched Flare, a first-of-its-kind, community-based app that helps bring business ideas to life. Flare empowers people to share ideas and get guidance from friends, fellow entrepreneurs, and experts in a fun and collaborative way, providing an immediate resource to receive feedback and drive new concepts or ideas forward.

< <https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-Launches-Flare-New-App-Brings-Business-Ideas-To-Life/default.aspx> https://aboutus.godaddy.net/newsroom/news-releases/news-releases-details/2016/GoDaddy-Launches-Flare-New-App-Brings-Business-Ideas-To-Life/default.aspx>


GoDaddy launches Flare, a community app for sharing and rating business ideas

GoDaddy has launched a new mobile app designed to help entrepreneurs garner feedback for new business ideas.

< <http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/godaddy-flare/> http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/26/godaddy-flare/>


GoDaddy Launches App for Would-be Entrepreneurs to Get Feedback

Entrepreneurs and small business operators who want to find out if their business ideas are hot or not can put the question to GoDaddy?s new community-based app Flare.

< <http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-launches-app-for-would-be-entrepreneurs-to-get-feedback> http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-launches-app-for-would-be-entrepreneurs-to-get-feedback>


May 2016 Web Server Survey

In the May 2016 survey we received responses from 1,033,790,346 sites and 5,946,961 web-facing computers. This reflects a gain of 147,000 computers, coupled with a loss of 49 million sites.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/26/may-2016-web-server-survey.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/05/26/may-2016-web-server-survey.html>


Treat Yourself to a Premium Domain

Coming up with just the right domain name can be a frustrating ordeal. If you?ve got a high-level brand or business ? and all the pressures that come with it ? the task of choosing the perfect namespace can become exponentially grueling. Luckily (drumroll please), Namecheap has your solution. o help you more easily explore options, we?ve partnered with Rightside Registry to bring you their Premium Domains collection.

< <https://blog.namecheap.com/treat-yourself-to-a-premium-domain/> https://blog.namecheap.com/treat-yourself-to-a-premium-domain/>





DNS Privacy by Geoff Huston

The DNS is normally a relatively open protocol that smears its data (which is your data and mine too!) far and wide. Little wonder that the DNS is used in many ways, not just as a mundane name resolution protocol, but as a data channel for surveillance and as a common means of implementing various forms of content access control. But all this is poised to change. Now that the Snowden files have sensitized us to the level of such activities, we have become acutely aware that many of our tools are just way too trusting, way too chatty, and way too easily subverted. First and foremost in this collection of vulnerable tools is the Domain Name System.

< <http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html> http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2016-06/dprive.html>


What to do when your dream website name is taken

When the founders of Tesla Motors set out to prove that electric cars could improve upon gas-powered vehicles, one of the earliest roadblocks they encountered was something much less grandiose. They couldn't register Tesla.com because it was registered in 1992 by somebody else. The company registered TeslaMotors.com in 2003 instead, something that naming and branding experts say was a smart move.

< <http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/26/what-to-do-when-your-dream-website-name-is-taken.html> http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/26/what-to-do-when-your-dream-website-name-is-taken.html>


IP Addresses Are Not Telephone Numbers - The Fundamental Flaw with the FCC's Proposed Privacy Rules by Mark Buell

Last month the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Customer Proprietary Network Information, the information telcos collect about consumers' phone calls. The Commission's proposed rules would adapt and apply privacy rules that have historically applied to the traditional telephone space to broadband carriers. It would also regulate how broadband providers use and share that data.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ip_addresses_are_not_telephone_numbers_fcc_flawed_porposal/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ip_addresses_are_not_telephone_numbers_fcc_flawed_porposal/>


IETF's Descent Into the Political Rabbit Hole by Anthony Rutkowski

The IETF has a curious, non-linear history as a "non-organization" of technical innovators now approaching 47 years. As it approaches a landmark 100th official meeting, it has become embroiled in a controversy that takes it further down the political rabbit hole it has been deepening in recent years. The IETF is considering cancelling its 100th meeting now scheduled in Singapore in November 2017... because "concerns were raised about anti-LGBT laws."

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ietf_descent_into_the_political_rabbit_hole/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160526_ietf_descent_into_the_political_rabbit_hole/>


Take the RIPE NCC Survey 2016

We ask that you take this very important survey for the RIPE NCC and the RIPE community, and that you encourage your colleagues and contacts to participate.

< <https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/take-the-ripe-ncc-survey-2016> https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/announcements/take-the-ripe-ncc-survey-2016>





Pair of 6-Figure Sales - Including One of the Year's 5 Biggest - Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart

Quick.com took a place among the five biggest sales reported so far in 2016 this week when Heritage Auctions closed a $299,000 sale of that domain.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160525.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160525.htm>





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