[DNS] auDA domain news - 14 July

[DNS] auDA domain news - 14 July

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:56:18 +1000


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Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

< <http://domainincite.com/20733-buy-it-or-lose-it-governments-could-get-first-dibs-on-two-letter-domains> http://domainincite.com/20733-buy-it-or-lose-it-governments-could-get-first-dibs-on-two-letter-domains>


The ?.brand? state of play: on the rise but mainstream adoption still some way off

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=0ba02fdc-9e16-435d-acbc-60be88bff14a> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=0ba02fdc-9e16-435d-acbc-60be88bff14a>


No, Google you still can't have dotless, one-word domains

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/12/google_one_word_domains/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/12/google_one_word_domains/>






Ted Cruz: IANA Transition 'Likely Illegal'

Sen. Ted Cruz speaking at the Heritage Foundation event / Watch"Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on Congress to stop the Obama administration from giving away control of the Internet with congressional authorization ? a move Cruz said is likely illegal," Nicholas Ballasy reporting today in PJ Media:

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160712_ted_cruz_iana_transition_likely_illegal/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160712_ted_cruz_iana_transition_likely_illegal/>


Giving up Internet as foolish as FCC giving up spectrum

Imagine a world where a large conglomerate of multi-national companies get to control the electromagnetic spectrum, not just in the U.S., but worldwide. They decide who gets to broadcast, the rates charged for broadcasting licenses, and because they believe in ?human rights,? some politically incorrect content isn?t allowed to be broadcast.

< <http://netrightdaily.com/2016/07/giving-internet-foolish-fcc-giving-spectrum/> http://netrightdaily.com/2016/07/giving-internet-foolish-fcc-giving-spectrum/>

< <http://wraltechwire.com/guest-opinion-giving-up-internet-as-foolish-as-fcc-giving-up-spectrum/15848325/> http://wraltechwire.com/guest-opinion-giving-up-internet-as-foolish-as-fcc-giving-up-spectrum/15848325/>





Draft PTI Bylaws

Brief Overview: This public comment proceeding period seeks community input on the Draft PTI Bylaws. In order to reflect the recommendations contained in the proposals by the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group as provided to the ICANN Board and transmitted to NTIA on 10 March 2016, ICANN must incorporate an affiliate, referred to as PTI, for the performance of the naming-related IANA functions. ICANN also intends to subcontract the performance of the numbering- and protocol parameter-related IANA functions to PTI.

< <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-bylaws-2016-07-12-en> https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-bylaws-2016-07-12-en>


Presenting Our Mitigation Plan for Latin America and the Caribbean by Rodrigo de la Parra, ICANN Vice President of Stakeholder Engagement, Latin America and the Caribbean

Earlier this year, ICANN decided to move ICANN56 from Panama City, Panama, to Helsinki, Finland, and ICANN57 from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Hyderabad, India. In response, ICANN?s Global Stakeholder Engagement team drafted a mitigation plan to alleviate the negative consequences for stakeholders in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/presenting-our-mitigation-plan-for-latin-america-and-the-caribbean> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/presenting-our-mitigation-plan-for-latin-america-and-the-caribbean>


Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Newsletter | July 2016

< <https://www.icann.org/resources/files/1200557-2016-07-10-en> https://www.icann.org/resources/files/1200557-2016-07-10-en>


Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

Governments and ccTLD registries would get new rights to own two-letter domains in new gTLDs under a proposed ICANN policy.

< <http://domainincite.com/20733-buy-it-or-lose-it-governments-could-get-first-dibs-on-two-letter-domains> http://domainincite.com/20733-buy-it-or-lose-it-governments-could-get-first-dibs-on-two-letter-domains>


What Is ICANN and Why Does It Matter?

... It is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Southern California that was formed in 1998 to help the U.S. government manage certain functions that maintain the Internet?s core infrastructure.

< <https://www.datafoundry.com/blog/what-is-icann/> https://www.datafoundry.com/blog/what-is-icann/>


4,000 delegates to take part in ICANN meet in city this November

Hyderabad is all set to host another international event, the 57th ICANN from November 3 to 9 at HICC. Around 4,000 delegates from 120 countries will take part in the event.

< <http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/4000-delegates-to-take-part-in-ICANN-meet-in-city-this-November/2016/07/12/article3525172.ece> http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/4000-delegates-to-take-part-in-ICANN-meet-in-city-this-November/2016/07/12/article3525172.ece>



ccTLDs & gTLDs


ccTLD Updates: .DE, .EU, .IE, .RO, .IT and .DK

DENIC is warning .de domain registrants of German-language emails coming from the forged email address of info at denic.de. The emails claim to acknowledging a domain transfer and have the subject ?DENIC eG ? Domain-Transfer Best?tigung?. DENIC is advising the emails have nothing to do with them and contain a ZIP file that contains malware.

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/11/cctld-updates-de-eu-ie-ro-it-and-dk/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/11/cctld-updates-de-eu-ie-ro-it-and-dk/>


First domain in Cyrillic is already a fact

First internet address with a domain in the Cyrillic alphabet ?.??? ? ??????.???, is already a fact on the World Wide Web, the press office of the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications announced.

< <http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2016/07/12/409233/first-domain-in-cyrillic-is-already-a-fact.html> http://www.focus-fen.net/news/2016/07/12/409233/first-domain-in-cyrillic-is-already-a-fact.html>


Bulgaria Registers Its 1st Domain in Cyrillic

The first address using a .?? domain, in Cyrillic letters, has appeared on the Internet.

< <http://www.novinite.com/articles/175427/Bulgaria+Registers+Its+1st+Domain+in+Cyrillic> http://www.novinite.com/articles/175427/Bulgaria+Registers+Its+1st+Domain+in+Cyrillic>


Chinese gTLD cranks up renewal prices from $18 to $100

Chinese new gTLD registry Beijing RITT-Net has said it intends to more than quintuple its registration and renewal prices.

< <http://domainincite.com/20731-chinese-gtld-cranks-up-renewal-prices-from-18-to-100> http://domainincite.com/20731-chinese-gtld-cranks-up-renewal-prices-from-18-to-100>


Companies still love descriptive .com domains

The release of new TLD options hasn?t slowed the Verisign juggernaut down. Companies still want to own descriptive and protective domains in .com, as well as .net.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/13/companys-still-love-descriptive-com-domains/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/13/companys-still-love-descriptive-com-domains/>


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

With more than 300 million domain names registered globally, there are numerous examples of trends reflected by domain name registrations. We have shown in the past that there is a correlation between domain name registrations and newsworthy and popular events, as well as anticipated trends.

< <http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in16> http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in16>


How The Regulation Of The Dot IE Domain Led To Success For Irish Business

Anyone who has attempted to register a .com for their organisation knows that the good ones are taken. Those savvy enough to register hotels.com or mortages.com in the 90s would have sold it by now for seven figures. If you are going for something short and snappy, then you're out of luck as all the three and four letter .com domains are registered, and any five or six letter .com that is worth the ?10 registration fee may also be sitting in cyberspace with a generic website 'squatting' on it.

< <http://www.mhc.ie/latest/blog/how-the-regulation-of-the-dot-ie-domain-led-to-success-for-irish-business> http://www.mhc.ie/latest/blog/how-the-regulation-of-the-dot-ie-domain-led-to-success-for-irish-business>

< <http://www.mondaq.com/x/509228/> http://www.mondaq.com/x/509228/>


Kenic Slashes Domain Prices Targets More Than 62,000 Domain Names By Year End

The Kenya Network Information Centre (Kenic) has slashed the cost of acquiring the .ke domain by a third, even as it plans to make it compulsory for new companies seeking registration to have a website.

< <http://www.cio.co.ke/news/main-stories/kenic-slashes-domain-prices-targets-more-than-62,000-domain-names-by-year-end> http://www.cio.co.ke/news/main-stories/kenic-slashes-domain-prices-targets-more-than-62,000-domain-names-by-year-end>

< <http://allafrica.com/stories/201607120819.html> http://allafrica.com/stories/201607120819.html>


nz: WHOIS review update (July 2016)

Over the past few months DNCL has been consulting on a review of the .nz WHOIS service. Thanks to everyone who provided us with feedback. We wanted to hear your views, and we are listening.

< <https://dnc.org.nz/whoisupdate> https://dnc.org.nz/whoisupdate>





The ?.brand? state of play: on the rise but mainstream adoption still some way off

New research has shed light on the strategies being adopted by ?.brand? operators, with a threefold increase in the number of second-level domain names in the brand environment observed in the first half of this year. However, the prevalence of redirects and domains with no content means that search engine results listing ?.brands? are not following the same upward trajectory.

< <http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=0ba02fdc-9e16-435d-acbc-60be88bff14a> http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/Detail.aspx?g=0ba02fdc-9e16-435d-acbc-60be88bff14a>


No, Google you still can't have dotless, one-word domains

A surreptitious effort to introduce so-called "dotless domains" ? where you type a single word into your browser to reach a website ? has been noticed and shot down.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/12/google_one_word_domains/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/12/google_one_word_domains/>


New TLD Industry First Half 2016 Analysis & Insights (Infographic) by Christa Taylor

This post provides an overview from The First Half of 2016 infographic, reflecting on some of the intriguing highlights of the new gTLD industry. The data analyzed within the infographic is based on the following: Revenues are based on the average retail price over four registrars (101domain, eNom, GoDaddy and United Domains) at the end of June 2016; Top three TLDs launched in 2016 are based on TLDs entering into General Availability after January 1st and based on volumes and not revenues.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160711_new_top_level_domain_industry_first_half_2016_analysis/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160711_new_top_level_domain_industry_first_half_2016_analysis/>





Google notifies users of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month: executive

A senior executive of Alphabet Inc's Google unit said on Monday that the company was notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-google-cyberattack-idUKKCN0ZR2IU> http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-google-cyberattack-idUKKCN0ZR2IU>

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/google-cyberattack-idINKCN0ZR2IQ> http://in.reuters.com/article/google-cyberattack-idINKCN0ZR2IQ>


Obama says U.S. government must improve cyber security

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. government has to improve its cyber security practices for the modern age of smart phones and other technology, saying that hackers had targeted the White House.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cybersecurity-obama-idUKKCN0ZQ0MN> http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cybersecurity-obama-idUKKCN0ZQ0MN>

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-cybersecurity-obama-idINKCN0ZQ0Q7> http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-cybersecurity-obama-idINKCN0ZQ0Q7>





Olympic Committee loses first rounds in fight with Texas man over domain names

The International Olympic Committee in Switzerland scored 0-4 in an effort to stop a Humble businessman from acquiring more than 1,400 domain names combining host cities and their chosen Olympic years.

< <http://www.sfgate.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-defeats-federal-cybersuit-by-Olympic-8352807.php> http://www.sfgate.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-defeats-federal-cybersuit-by-Olympic-8352807.php>

< <http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-defeats-federal-cybersuit-by-Olympic-8352807.php> http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Man-defeats-federal-cybersuit-by-Olympic-8352807.php>


Romanian Govt. Seizes Leading Pirate Site Domain

Romania, the country with Europe's fastest average Internet connection speeds, has stepped up its piracy crackdown. The Ministry of Justice says it has seized the domain of one of the country's most popular movie and TV show streaming sites as part of a criminal investigation.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/romanian-govt-seizes-leading-pirate-site-domain-160711/> https://torrentfreak.com/romanian-govt-seizes-leading-pirate-site-domain-160711/>


Domain Names Identical to Trademarks But No Likelihood of Confusion by Gerald M. Levine

Confusion is a basic element in both cybersquatting and trademark infringement. It appears twice in the UDRP; once in paragraph 4(a)(i) in the adjectival phrase "confusing similarity", and once in paragraph 4(b)(iv) in the phrase "likelihood of confusion." Each use of the distinctive phrases is directed to a different observer. More of this in a moment. The first relates to standing; the second to infringement. Unless a party has standing it can have no actionable claim.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160711_domain_name_identical_to_trademarks_but_no_likelihood_of_confusion/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160711_domain_name_identical_to_trademarks_but_no_likelihood_of_confusion/>


Domain name shark falls prey to bigger, better dressed fish

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has ordered the transfer of two .boutique domain names.

< <http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=4991> http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/article.php?article_id=4991>


au: Dollar Rent A Car, Inc. v. Tom O'Donnell, Prudential Energy Pty Limited - Case No. DAU2016-0021

1. The Parties: The Complainant is Dollar Rent A Car, Inc. of Estero, Florida, United States of America ("United States"), represented by Wallington-Dummer, Australia. The Respondent is Tom O'Donnell, Prudential Energy Pty Limited of Paddington, New South Wales, Australia. 2. The Domain Name and Registrar: The disputed domain name <dollarcar.com.au> is registered with Web Address Registration Pty Ltd (the "Registrar").

< <http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0021> http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2016-0021>





Thomson Reuters to Sell Intellectual Property and Science Business for $3.55 Billion

Thomson Reuters Corp. on Monday said it agreed to sell its intellectual property and science business to private-equity funds affiliated with Onex Corp. and Baring Private Equity Asia for $3.55 billion in cash.

< <http://www.wsj.com/articles/thomson-reuters-to-sell-intellectual-property-and-science-business-for-3-55b-1468236508> http://www.wsj.com/articles/thomson-reuters-to-sell-intellectual-property-and-science-business-for-3-55b-1468236508>


MarkMonitor to change hands in $3.55 billion deal

MarkMonitor owner Thomson Reuters is to sell of its IP division, which includes the brand-protection registrar, to private equity in a $3.55 billion all-cash deal.

< <http://domainincite.com/20729-markmonitor-to-change-hands-in-3-55-billion-deal> http://domainincite.com/20729-markmonitor-to-change-hands-in-3-55-billion-deal>





Declaring IPv4 Historic: One Issue, Two Sides by Geoff Huston, Lee Howard

Should IPv4 be declared "Historic" now? Lines have been drawn and supporting arguments on both sides show significant merit. To shed light on the pros and cons of declaring IPv4 Historic, the IETF Journal invited Lee Howard and Geoff Huston to share their thoughts.

< <https://www.ietfjournal.org/declaring-ipv4-historic-one-issue-two-sides/> https://www.ietfjournal.org/declaring-ipv4-historic-one-issue-two-sides/>


IPv6 at LinkedIn Part I: "ChippIn'" Away at IPv4

To celebrate the anniversary of World IPv6 Day (June 6, 2011), we at LinkedIn wanted to mark the occasion in a significant way. We?ve worked for a number of months on enabling IPv6 in our data centers. We?ve designed the new architecture and prepared network, systems, and tools, so on June 6 we enabled IPv6 in one of our staging environments. This was a milestone toward having functional dual stack IPv4/IPv6 in all our data centers, which will be our next goal before we start to retire, or begin ?chippIn? away at, IPv4.

< <https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2016/07/ipv6-at-linkedin-part-i--chippin-away-at-ipv4> https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2016/07/ipv6-at-linkedin-part-i--chippin-away-at-ipv4>





Here?s how many three-letter .coms are used by end users

In this guest article, Michael Robini analyzes how many three letter .coms are used by end users.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/12/heres-many-three-letter-coms-used-end-users/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/12/heres-many-three-letter-coms-used-end-users/>


Escrow.com Moving U.S. Office from Southern California to San Francisco - Reports Other Major Changes

There have been a lot of changes at Escrow.com since the company was acquired by Australia's Freelancer.com last year. After expanding their management team and giving the company's website a major makeover, Escrow.com has also just announced major change in their physical location. They are moving their U.S. office from its long time home in Southern California (in Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles) to downtown San Francisco where Vice President of Sales Danny Raja will head the office.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160712.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160712.htm>


Donuts Closes Strategic Investment In Netki Blockchain Technology

Donuts Inc., the world's largest operator of new domain name extensions, announced today an investment in Netki, Inc., a digital identity startup dedicated to democratizing digital currency. Netki uses the DNS to humanize typically complex numbering mechanisms needed to exchange digital currency.

< <http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/press-releases/donuts-closes-strategic-investment-in-netki-blockchain-technology> http://www.donuts.domains/donuts-media/press-releases/donuts-closes-strategic-investment-in-netki-blockchain-technology>


nDEWS: A new domains early warning system for TLDs

We present nDEWS, a Hadoop-based automatic early warning system of malicious domains for domain name registry operators, such as TLD registries. By monitoring an entire DNS zone, nDEWS is able to single out newly added suspicious domains by analyzing both domain registration and global DNS lookup patterns of a TLD.

< <http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?reload=true&tp=&arnumber=7502961> http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?reload=true&tp=&arnumber=7502961>





.CO Makes $250k In Its 1st Domain Auction In China

.CO, part of Neustar, Inc., had its first domain name auction in China. The auction, which was held exclusively on Chinese auction platform 22.cn, offered 19 two-letter domains like CY.co and XN.co.

< <http://onlinedomain.com/2016/07/13/domain-name-news/co-makes-xxxxxx-1st-auction-china/> http://onlinedomain.com/2016/07/13/domain-name-news/co-makes-xxxxxx-1st-auction-china/>





au: The takeover: how police ended up running a paedophile site

Exclusive: the inside story of a police operation that secretly took over a child abuse forum in a six-month sting, and the stunning breakthrough that led them to snaring Richard Huckle, ?Britain?s worst-ever paedophile?

< <https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/13/shining-a-light-on-the-dark-web-how-the-police-ended-up-running-a-paedophile-site> https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/13/shining-a-light-on-the-dark-web-how-the-police-ended-up-running-a-paedophile-site>




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