[DNS] auDA domain news - 18 July

[DNS] auDA domain news - 18 July

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:42:59 +1000


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Report on ICANN 56: Community continues to drive IANA Stewardship Transition forward

< <https://international.eco.de/2016/news/report-on-icann-56-community-continues-to-drive-iana-stewardship-transition-forward.html> https://international.eco.de/2016/news/report-on-icann-56-community-continues-to-drive-iana-stewardship-transition-forward.html>


Is Verisign .web applicant?s secret sugar daddy?

< <http://domainincite.com/20748-is-verisign-web-applicants-secret-sugar-daddy> http://domainincite.com/20748-is-verisign-web-applicants-secret-sugar-daddy>


Dozens of New Zealand schools hacked, access put up for online sale

< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/82112042/dozens-of-new-zealand-schools-hacked-access-put-up-for-online-sale> http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/82112042/dozens-of-new-zealand-schools-hacked-access-put-up-for-online-sale>






Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at The Internet Governance Forum USA: Remarks of Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information

I come here today to speak out for freedom. Specifically, Internet freedom. I come here to speak out for free speech and civil liberties. I come here to speak out in favor of the transition of the U.S. government?s stewardship of the domain name system to the global multistakeholder community. And I come here to speak out against what former NTIA Administrator John Kneuer has so aptly called the ?hyperventilating hyperbole? that has emerged since ICANN transmitted the consensus transition plan to us last March.

< <https://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2016/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet-governance-forum-usa> https://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2016/remarks-assistant-secretary-strickling-internet-governance-forum-usa>


Closing Remarks at the Internet Governance Forum USA: 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, Shane, for the introduction. I also want to thank the U.S. IGF Multistakeholder Planning Committee for planning this event and the Center for Strategic and International Studies for hosting. As you all know, the international Internet Governance Forum has become the premier global, multistakeholder venue for candid and timely dialogue on cross-cutting Internet issues.

< <http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2016/260066.htm> http://www.state.gov/e/eb/rls/rm/2016/260066.htm>


NTIA Chief: IANA Handoff Key to Internet Freedom

NTIA chief Larry Strickling says moves like handing off oversight of ICANN's authority over internet naming conventions is the best way to preserve internet freedom.

< <http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/ntia-chief-iana-handoff-key-internet-freedom/158048> http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/washington/ntia-chief-iana-handoff-key-internet-freedom/158048>

< <http://www.multichannel.com/news/policy/ntia-chief-iana-hand-key-internet-freedom/406339> http://www.multichannel.com/news/policy/ntia-chief-iana-hand-key-internet-freedom/406339>


Jurisdiction: the taboo topic at ICANN

The issue of jurisdiction seems to be dead-on-arrival, having been killed by the US government. Meet the new boss: same as the old boss.

< <https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaLiberties/pranesh-prakash/jurisdiction-taboo-topic-at-icann> https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaLiberties/pranesh-prakash/jurisdiction-taboo-topic-at-icann>





90-day Root Zone Management System "Parallel Testing" Period Ends Successfully

ICANN and Verisign today announce the successful completion of a 90-day parallel testing period of the Root Zone Management System, which concluded on 6 July 2016.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-14-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-14-en>


Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in 2019 and 2020

ICANN is actively seeking hosts for its public meetings to be held in 2019 and 2020 in Europe, Africa, Asia/Australia/Pacific, North America and Latin America/Caribbean.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-15-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-07-15-en>


Letter from Christine Willett, Vice President, GDD Operations | ICANN, to Members of the .WEB/.WEBS Contention Set

.WEB/.WEBS Auction on 27 July 2016

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-web-webs-members-13jul16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/willett-to-web-webs-members-13jul16-en.pdf>


Email from Brijesh Joshi, Director | Radix FZC, Dot Web, Inc., to Akram Atallah, Christine Willett, John Jeffrey

Postponement of ICANN Auction .WEB/.WEBS

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/joshi-to-atallah-et-al-11jul16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/joshi-to-atallah-et-al-11jul16-en.pdf>


Letter from Thomas Moerz, CEO | Schlund Technologies GmbH, to Akram Atallah, Christine Willett, John Jeffrey

Postponement of ICANN Auction .WEB/.WEBS

< <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/moerz-to-atallah-et-al-11jul16-en.pdf> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/moerz-to-atallah-et-al-11jul16-en.pdf>


ICANN56: policy forum in Helsinki

Late last month, I attended the first ICANN Policy Forum - the new name and format for the midyear meeting of ICANN. It took place in Helsinki, Finland.

< <https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann56-policy-forum-helsinki> https://internetnz.nz/blog/icann56-policy-forum-helsinki>


Report on ICANN 56: Community continues to drive IANA Stewardship Transition forward

Not yet implemented, but with good progress made in recent months, the transferal of the administration of the Domain Name System root zone away from US supervision to the ICANN community ? the IANA Stewardship Transition ? continued to be a defining topic at the 56th ICANN Meeting in Helsinki last month.

< <https://international.eco.de/2016/news/report-on-icann-56-community-continues-to-drive-iana-stewardship-transition-forward.html> https://international.eco.de/2016/news/report-on-icann-56-community-continues-to-drive-iana-stewardship-transition-forward.html>



ccTLDs & gTLDs


auDA Membership

Interesting to see the new membership list at auDA (published 7th July). There has been a significant increase in both "Demand" and "Supply" members.

< <http://www.domainer.com.au/auda-membership/> http://www.domainer.com.au/auda-membership/>


dnsbelgium.be temporarily unavailable

Due to maintenance our website will not be available on Monday, July 18th, 2016 between 18:00 and 20:00.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/wwwdnsbelgiumbe-temporarily-unavailable> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/wwwdnsbelgiumbe-temporarily-unavailable>


After long battle, first Bulgarian IDN domain goes live

Bulgarians finally have the ability to register domain names in their native Cyrillic script, after years of fighting with ICANN.

< <http://domainincite.com/20742-after-long-battle-first-bulgarian-idn-domain-goes-live> http://domainincite.com/20742-after-long-battle-first-bulgarian-idn-domain-goes-live>


How hot is .brussels?

A recent study conducted at the ULB (French-speaking Free University of Brussels) refutes the general criticism that new Internet extensions are not successful. We are proud to present the thesis of Margot Waty, a student at the ULB, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature, who interned for several months at DNS Belgium last year.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/how-hot-brussels> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/how-hot-brussels>


The DK Zone even more secure

So far, One of the nodes serving the .DK zone has so far run from a single server in Chicago with a 1 Gbit/s connection. From now, we let CIRA run the DK zone on their anycast cloud of 7 servers with 10 Gbit/s each worldwide. It makes us much more resistant to attack, especially DDoS, and it makes us less dependent on the other anycast provider, we have already.

< <https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/the-dk-zone-even-more-secure/> https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/the-dk-zone-even-more-secure/>


.??, The Georgian Equivalent Of .ge, Available Now

The new extension .??, the Georgian equivalent of the traditional Latin .ge, is now available for pre-reservation.

< <http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/417-ge-georgian-now-available> http://www.lexsynergy.com/news/417-ge-georgian-now-available>


nl: Plans to block illegal gambling sites dropped

... Use of .nl domain names to be compulsory for legitimate gambling sites? In the course of the debate regarding the new legislation, it was repeatedly suggested that legitimate gambling providers licensed in the Netherlands should be obliged to offer their services under .nl domain names. The thinking behind the proposal was that gamblers would be able to tell from the extension that a site was trustworthy.

< <https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/plans-to-block-illegal-gambling-sites-dropped> https://www.sidn.nl/a/about-sidn/plans-to-block-illegal-gambling-sites-dropped>


nz: WHOIS Review - update from Domain Name Commission Ltd Chair

As the third round of consultation on the WHOIS policy has concluded, I thought members and stakeholders would be interested in an update from me as DNCL Chair.

< <https://internetnz.nz/blog/whois-review-update-domain-name-commission-ltd-chair> https://internetnz.nz/blog/whois-review-update-domain-name-commission-ltd-chair>


.Pharmacy TLD Featured in Interview With Neustar

Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, NABP executive director/secretary, discussed the .pharmacy domain name and its benefits for the domain name industry, registrants, and public health during an interview with Neustar, a company that provides TLD registry services.

< <http://www.nabp.net/news/pharmacy-tld-featured-in-interview-with-neustar> http://www.nabp.net/news/pharmacy-tld-featured-in-interview-with-neustar>


Vietnamese enterprises use over 200,000 .vn domain names

Vietnamese enterprises have registered a total of more than 200,000 .vn domain names, according the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC).

< <http://english.vov.vn/society/vietnamese-enterprises-use-over-200000-vn-domain-names-325434.vov> http://english.vov.vn/society/vietnamese-enterprises-use-over-200000-vn-domain-names-325434.vov>


.WS Goes to China

I recently went to China with no expectations, just hoping to learn and understand why we are seeing a surge of interest in .WS domains from Chinese registrants. Is there an opportunity there? Is the opportunity long term?

< <https://www.website.ws/news?func=shownews&article=ws_goes_to_china> https://www.website.ws/news?func=shownews&article=ws_goes_to_china>





Is Verisign .web applicant?s secret sugar daddy?

The fiercely contested .web gTLD is being forced into a last-resort auction and some people seem to think a major registry player is behind it.

< <http://domainincite.com/20748-is-verisign-web-applicants-secret-sugar-daddy> http://domainincite.com/20748-is-verisign-web-applicants-secret-sugar-daddy>


Postponement Of .WEB Auction Sought But Denied Over Questions Of Applicant Ownership

Two of the seven applicants for the .web new gTLD have written to ICANN asking for a delay in the gTLD's auction, scheduled for 27 July, due to concerns over the ownership of one of the applicants.

< <http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24760> http://www.goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=24760>

< <http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/15/postponement-of-web-auction-sought-but-denied-over-questions-of-applicant-ownership/> http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/07/15/postponement-of-web-auction-sought-but-denied-over-questions-of-applicant-ownership/>


Applicants ask for .web auction postponement over Nu Dot Co

At least two applicants for the .web TLD are asking for this month?s auction to be postponed.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/14/applicants-ask-web-auction-postponement-nu-dot-co/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/14/applicants-ask-web-auction-postponement-nu-dot-co/>


Web.com policy exec moves to ICANN

Domain industry veteran Jennifer Gore is to become ICANN?s new director of registrar relations.

< <http://domainincite.com/20746-web-com-policy-exec-moves-to-icann> http://domainincite.com/20746-web-com-policy-exec-moves-to-icann>


Hard earned lessons from Twitter on branded domain extensions by Jeff Sass

Even forward-thinking companies like Twitter manage to miss a golden opportunity from time to time. For example, when ICANN opened up applications for domain extensions for a specific window of time, Twitter failed to apply for the .twitter domain.

< <http://memeburn.com/2016/05/hard-earned-lessons-twitter-branded-domain-extensions/> http://memeburn.com/2016/05/hard-earned-lessons-twitter-branded-domain-extensions/>


Rightside reveals premium and .live stats, date for 2-character release

Rightside published some interesting stats about its second quarter today. Here are some of the notable numbers:

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/14/rightside-reveals-q2-new-tld-stats/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/14/rightside-reveals-q2-new-tld-stats/>





The July 2016 issue of our SWITCH Security Report is available!

A new issue of our monthly SWITCH Security Report has just been released. The topics covered in this report are: DAO-ism on the ethereal plane ? hacker bags cryptocurrency worth US$50 million, Ransomware ? smart, greedy and unkillable, CANVAS ready to launch ? bridging cybersecurity and ethics and US border guards want to be your Facebook friend ? and other news on anti-terror measures. The Security Report is available in both English and German.

< <https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/07/12/july-2016-issue-switch-security-report/> https://securityblog.switch.ch/2016/07/12/july-2016-issue-switch-security-report/>


Is your company secure against cyber attacks?

The first 60 days of the new year saw 36 mainstream cyber attacks committed against government, public, and private sector businesses around the world, and there?s no sign of it relenting. The list of cyber attacks is endless.

< <https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/is-your-company-secure-against-cyber-attacks/> https://www.cscdigitalbrand.services/blog/is-your-company-secure-against-cyber-attacks/>


be: DDoS attack spoils the main course of ?My pop-up restaurant? final.

The season finale of ?My pop-up restaurant,? a popular programme on the Flemish commercial VTM channel, was this year disrupted by a DDoS attack during the voting. A what?! In what follows we will try to explain what a DDoS attack is and what you can do about it.

< <http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/ddos-attack-spoils-main-course-> http://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/ddos-attack-spoils-main-course-?my-pop-restaurant?-final>


Dozens of New Zealand schools hacked, access put up for online sale

Dozens of New Zealand schools have had their servers hacked and access to them put up for sale online. ... 70 domain names for servers at 36 schools were included on a global list of 70,000.
< <http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/82112042/dozens-of-new-zealand-schools-hacked-access-put-up-for-online-sale> http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/82112042/dozens-of-new-zealand-schools-hacked-access-put-up-for-online-sale>


New Locky ransomware version can operate in offline mode [IDG]

The creators of the widespread Locky ransomware have added a fallback mechanism in the latest version of their program for situations where the malware can't reach their command-and-control servers.

< <http://www.pcworld.com/article/3095865/security/new-locky-ransomware-version-can-operate-in-offline-mode.html> http://www.pcworld.com/article/3095865/security/new-locky-ransomware-version-can-operate-in-offline-mode.html>

< <http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/603469/new-locky-ransomware-version-can-operate-offline-mode/> http://www.reseller.co.nz/article/603469/new-locky-ransomware-version-can-operate-offline-mode/>


us: FCC Rules Reconcile Speech and Privacy, Must Support Security Research

Last week, CDT submitted its second set of comments to the FCC as it considers a new rulebook for protecting consumer privacy in the use of broadband. The FCC?s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on this issue is an important first step towards providing broadband consumers with the assurance they need that their ISP will not track their online activities ? the websites they frequent, the apps they download, the searches they perform ? or sell that information to third parties without their knowledge and consent.

< <https://cdt.org/blog/fcc-rules-reconcile-speech-and-privacy-must-support-security-research/> https://cdt.org/blog/fcc-rules-reconcile-speech-and-privacy-must-support-security-research/>


The Value of a Hacked Company

Most organizations only grow in security maturity the hard way ? that is, from the intense learning that takes place in the wake of a costly data breach. That may be because so few company leaders really grasp the centrality of computer and network security to the organization?s overall goals and productivity, and fewer still have taken an honest inventory of what may be at stake in the event that these assets are compromised.

< <http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/07/the-value-of-a-hacked-company/> http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/07/the-value-of-a-hacked-company/>


Exposed to cyber-threats: 91.1 per cent of remotely available, vulnerable industrial control systems likely belonging to large organisations

To minimise the possibility of a cyber-attack, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are supposed to be run in a physically isolated environment. However this is not always the case. In its report on the ICS threats landscape, Kaspersky Lab experts revealed 13,698 ICS hosts exposed to the Internet that more than likely belong to large organisations.

< <http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/exposed-to-cyber-threats-911-per-cent-of-remotely-available-vulnerable-industrial-control-system/> http://newsroom.kaspersky.eu/en/texts/detail/article/exposed-to-cyber-threats-911-per-cent-of-remotely-available-vulnerable-industrial-control-system/>





us: Anti-Trump group buys VP domain names

An anti-Donald Trump super-PAC has purchased a slew of web domains in anticipation of the presumptive Republican nominee's running mate announcement later this week.

< <http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anti-trump-group-buys-vp-domain-names/ar-BBujmOM> http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anti-trump-group-buys-vp-domain-names/ar-BBujmOM>


Cyber squatters sitting on valuable VP web addresses

Many of the most intuitive internet addresses that Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton might use to help unveil their vice presidential picks were snatched up months or even years ago.

< <http://thehill.com/policy/technology/287726-cyber-squatters-sitting-on-valuable-vp-web-addresses> http://thehill.com/policy/technology/287726-cyber-squatters-sitting-on-valuable-vp-web-addresses>


uk: Sky Wins ?Pirate? Domain Name Dispute, Forgets to Take it Down

British broadcasting giant Sky has won a WIPO domain name dispute against a pirate site that was streaming their content without permission. WIPO's arbitration commission handed over the skysportslive.tv domain to Sky a few weeks ago. However, even under Sky's ownership it still links to pirated streams.

< <https://torrentfreak.com/sky-wins-pirate-domain-name-dispute-forgets-block-160712/> https://torrentfreak.com/sky-wins-pirate-domain-name-dispute-forgets-block-160712/>


uk: Sky reclaims domain ? three months later

UK broadcaster Sky has reclaimed a domain name hosting pirated streams of Sky Sports TV, but suffered a significant delay in taking down the website.

< <http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4999> http://ipprotheinternet.com/ipprotheinternetnews/domainnamesarticle.php?article_id=4999>


us: Humble Man, Owner of Olympic Web Domains, Fights Off IOC

A Humble man who scooped up more than 1,000 Internet domain names for possible Olympic host cities is fighting efforts by the mighty International Olympic Committee to stop him ? and so far he's winning.

< <http://www.houstonpress.com/news/humble-man-owner-of-olympic-web-domains-fights-off-ioc-8569526> http://www.houstonpress.com/news/humble-man-owner-of-olympic-web-domains-fights-off-ioc-8569526>





CENTR to release public ccTLD repository for Registrars

CENTR will soon be releasing a first version of its "Registrar Portal" - a public repository of key administrative, policy and technical information on ccTLDs.

< <https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-to-release-public-cctld-repository-for-registrars.html> https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-to-release-public-cctld-repository-for-registrars.html>





John Curran explains the importance of IPv6 connectivity

A year after the depletion of the IPv4 address space, ARIN chief John Curran talks about IPv6 benefits, the IPv6 NAT conundrum and the importance of offering IPv6 connectivity.

< <http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450300384/John-Curran-explains-the-importance-of-IPv6-connectivity> http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/450300384/John-Curran-explains-the-importance-of-IPv6-connectivity>


Can You Make IPv6 Work Commercially?

Large scale IPv6 deployments suggest that IPv6 is at least a technical success ? the technology works. Now it?s time to visit the other important question: does it work commercially? Does IPv6 really come with a positive business case?

< <http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/14/can-make-ipv6-work-commercially/> http://blog.apnic.net/2016/07/14/can-make-ipv6-work-commercially/>





au: InterNetX erh?lt ISS-Zertifikat

Die australische Registry auDa unterzieht ihre Partner einem strengen Pr?fverfahren, ehe sie eine Akkreditierung ausspricht. Mit InterNetX gibt es jetzt auch einen Registrar in Deutschland, der die Anforderungen erf?llt.

< <https://www.internetx.com/news/internetx-erhaelt-iss-zertifikat/> https://www.internetx.com/news/internetx-erhaelt-iss-zertifikat/>


What does your domain name say about you? An interview with Francesco Cetraro, Head of Registry Operations for .CLOUD

Picking the right name for a product or a company is a crucial task that all startups face. A very important part of that process is to find a domain name that will help tell their story and make their brand stand out.

< <http://www.eu-startups.com/2016/07/what-does-your-domain-name-say-about-you-an-interview-with-francesco-cetraro-head-of-registry-operations-for-cloud/> http://www.eu-startups.com/2016/07/what-does-your-domain-name-say-about-you-an-interview-with-francesco-cetraro-head-of-registry-operations-for-cloud/>


Domain Authority Consolidation: An Observation of dictionary.com

A few weeks ago, we noticed five dictionary related domains on the Searchmetrics list of Top 100 SEO Visibility (although technically thesaurus.com is part of the dictionary.com domain), a curious trend since these domains technically all provide the same experience: define the word. However, we noticed recently one domain in particular appears to have rocketed to a new level of visibility overshadowing the rest. Or has it?

< <http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/07/12/domain-authority-consolidation/> http://blog.searchmetrics.com/us/2016/07/12/domain-authority-consolidation/>


How the internet was invented: In 40 years, the internet has morphed from a military communication network into a vast global cyberspace. And it all started in a California beer garden

In the kingdom of apps and unicorns, Rossotti?s is a rarity. This beer garden in the heart of Silicon Valley has been standing on the same spot since 1852. It isn?t disruptive; it doesn?t scale. But for more than 150 years, it has done one thing and done it well: it has given Californians a good place to get drunk.

< <https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/15/how-the-internet-was-invented-1976-arpa-kahn-cerf> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/15/how-the-internet-was-invented-1976-arpa-kahn-cerf>


10 Ways To Use Domain Names To Enhance Your Brand [Infographic]

What?s in a name? As a marketer you know that names are your opportunity to make a memorable first impression. Names are an integral part of your brand and are often the first point of contact for consumers.

< <http://www.thedna.org/10-ways-use-domain-names-enhance-brand-infographic/> http://www.thedna.org/10-ways-use-domain-names-enhance-brand-infographic/>


Go Local: How a .melbourne Domain Name Will Help You Rank

What do you do when you implement perfect keywords ? but when it comes time to check your rankings, your website hasn?t moved at all? Here, we show you how a local .melbourne domain name can help you leverage the rankings you deserve.

< <https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/> https://www.wmegroup.com.au/seo/go-local-how-a-melbourne-domain-name-will-help-you-rank/>


How to use a local domain extension to increase sales leads through community branding

With more Australians going online than ever before, a web presence has become an essential component of any successful business. And Aussies are spending more money online too ? almost $20 billion in the last year alone. A local domain extension can offer an important edge for any business seeking to take advantage of the countless opportunities offered by the internet.

< <http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/> http://www.live.melbourne/media-release/how-to-use-a-local-domain-extension-to-increase-sales-leads-through-community-branding/>


Verisign files patent apps for using DNS for Internet of Things devices

Verisign ... has filed two patent applications for applying DNS to internet-connected devices, i.e. internet of things.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/15/verisign-internet-of-things/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/15/verisign-internet-of-things/>


IETF96: Internet of Things, Internet Transport and a bit of Internet politics too

The Internet Engineering Group is back next week in Berlin for its 96th meeting, with another record number of sessions on new ?topics? and a follow-up to the ?Singapore venue? discussion.

< <https://www.centr.org/news/news/ietf96-internet-of-things-internet-transport-and-a-bit-of-internet-politics-too.html> https://www.centr.org/news/news/ietf96-internet-of-things-internet-transport-and-a-bit-of-internet-politics-too.html>


Nearly 4,000 Pokemon Domain Names Registered

According to Verisign?s DomainView Tool, nearly 4,000 .com and .net domain names have been registered with the Pokemon trademark in them during the past 7 days.

< <http://www.domaininvesting.com/nearly-4000-pokemon-domain-names-registered/> http://www.domaininvesting.com/nearly-4000-pokemon-domain-names-registered/>


How (Not) To Name A Company In The Digital Era

Got game with your name? In the digital era, executives are discovering that there is more at stake in selecting the right name for a company, product or service than in the pre-Internet era, but the path to follow is often laden with new rules that can make the task at hand more treacherous, say Wharton and other experts. ... Driving the charge are shifts in technology and consumer habits. The ubiquitous presence of internet domain names and web addresses, or URLs, social media and the prevalent use of smartphones and tablets with their smaller screens call for new rules on how a company, product or service should select its name, marketing experts say.

< <http://www.forbes.com/sites/knowledgewharton/2016/07/14/7142016/> http://www.forbes.com/sites/knowledgewharton/2016/07/14/7142016/>


Donuts invests in Bitcoin startup

Donuts has made an investment in Netki, a company focused on digital wallets used in Bitcoin and other e-money systems.

< <http://domainincite.com/20744-donuts-invests-in-bitcoin-startup> http://domainincite.com/20744-donuts-invests-in-bitcoin-startup>



The seemingly endless trolling of presidential candidates continues apace ? but with an unusual twist. Donald Trump's selection of governor Mike Pence as his running mate has led one wag to register an address under the Republican Party's own ".gop" internet space ? trumppence.gop ? and redirect it to a website asking people to pledge never to vote from the divisive businessman.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/15/trollingtrump_gop/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/07/15/trollingtrump_gop/>





Three-Letter .Coms Take 3 of the Top 4 Spots on This Week's Domain Sales Chart

The 3-letter .coms were back in the saddle this week with the perennially popular short acronyms claiming three of the first four spots on our latest weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart - including the #1 position. That went to WebQuest Inc.'s $47,000 sale of NDW.com.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160714.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160714.htm>


SnapNames and NameJet are increasing backorder prices

SnapNames and NameJet are increasing their fees to catch pending delete expired domain names.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/14/snapnames-namejet-increasing-backorder-prices/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/07/14/snapnames-namejet-increasing-backorder-prices/>


Selling Aussie Domains To Foreign Residents

Many people think that Aussie domains can only be registered by Australians. The simple fact is that this is not the case - auDA policy allows a number of ways for non-Australians or foreign entitities to legitimately register .au domain names.

< <http://www.domainer.com.au/selling-aussie-domains-to-foreign-residents/> http://www.domainer.com.au/selling-aussie-domains-to-foreign-residents/>





au: Privacy Commissioner quizzes Pok?mon Go creator

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim says that he has ?made enquiries? with Pok?mon Go developer Niantic to ensure ?the personal information of users is being managed in accordance with the Australian Privacy Act?.

< <http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603433/privacy-commissioner-quizzes-pok-mon-go-creator/> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/603433/privacy-commissioner-quizzes-pok-mon-go-creator/>





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