[DNS] auDA domain news - 8 August

[DNS] auDA domain news - 8 August

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2016 23:51:08 +1000


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us: D.C. Circuit Rejects Terror Victims Claims to Foreign Internet Domains

< <http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202764203988> http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202764203988>


New boss at .au helm

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/tld_auda_hires_new_ceo/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/tld_auda_hires_new_ceo/>


DDoS Attacks: Cybercriminals Are More Homegrown Than You Think

< <http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ddos-attacks-cybercriminals-are-more-homegrown-than-you-think-/d/d-id/1326508> http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ddos-attacks-cybercriminals-are-more-homegrown-than-you-think-/d/d-id/1326508>


URS vs. UDRP: The Heavyweight Is Winning

< <http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_7113.aspx> http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_7113.aspx>


An Overview of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System

< <http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/08/03/overview-uniform-rapid-suspension-system-urs/> http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/08/03/overview-uniform-rapid-suspension-system-urs/>






Seventh Quarterly Report on the Transition of the Stewardship of the IANA Functions

NTIA provides quarterly reports on all aspects of the proposed transition of the U.S. government?s stewardship role over the IANA functions. NTIA?s previous reports and detailed background can be found here. This report covers activities from April 1, 2016 to June 31, 2016. As required by Public Law 114-113, NTIA will continue to update this report on a quarterly basis.

< <https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/seventh-quarterly-report-iana-transition> https://www.ntia.doc.gov/report/2016/seventh-quarterly-report-iana-transition>





ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report ? Register for the FY16 Q4 Call on 18 August

ICANN has announced the date and time of its FY16 Q4 Stakeholder Call, which will take place on 18 August at 1500 UTC. The call will focus on how ICANN has implemented the community's policies for the quarter ending 30 June 2016.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-05-en> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-05-en>


Call for Volunteers for SSR2 Review Team by Karen Mulberry

ICANN is seeking a geographically diverse team of security experts to look at operational stability and resiliency matters relating to the coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers. If this sounds like you, less than two weeks remain for you to volunteer to join the 2nd Security, Stability and Resiliency of the DNS Review Team (SSR2-RT). Applications are due on August 15th.

< <https://www.icann.org/news/blog/call-for-volunteers-for-ssr2-review-team> https://www.icann.org/news/blog/call-for-volunteers-for-ssr2-review-team>


Proposed Renewal of .TEL Registry Agreement

Purpose: ICANN is posting for public comment the proposed agreement for renewal of the 2006 Registry Agreement for .TEL. This proposal is a result of bilateral negotiations between ICANN and Telnic Limited.

< <https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tel-renewal-2016-08-04-en> https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tel-renewal-2016-08-04-en>


us: D.C. Circuit Rejects Terror Victims Claims to Foreign Internet Domains

Saying that ruling otherwise would threaten the stability of the internet, a federal appeals court in Washington said Tuesday that victims of terrorism can't seize the internet domain names of countries that owe hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. court judgments for supporting terrorist attacks.

< <http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202764203988> http://www.nationallawjournal.com/home/id=1202764203988>


Court of Appeals Avoids ?Doomsday Effect? in Iran ccTLD Decision by Philip Corwin

Earlier today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued its decision in Weinstein vs. Iran, a case in which families of terror victims sought to have ICANN turn over control of Iran?s .IR ccTLD to plaintiffs.

< <http://www.internetcommerce.org/court-of-appeals-avoids-doomsday-effect/> http://www.internetcommerce.org/court-of-appeals-avoids-doomsday-effect/>


American court rules that Israeli plaintiffs can?t seize the Iranian ccTLD by Milton Mueller

The legal regime around ICANN and Internet governance will be affected by a milestone court decision handed down this week. Claiming that Iran was a terrorist state responsible for the deaths of their family members in the Jaffa Road bus bombings of 1996, a group of plaintiffs sought to take control of the ccTLD for the Islamic Republic of Iran (.IR) as compensation for the damages they were awarded. Lacking any other form of recourse, they sued ICANN to compel it to turn over the ccTLD .IR to them.

< <http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/08/04/plaintiffs-cant-seize-ir-court-rules/> http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/08/04/plaintiffs-cant-seize-ir-court-rules/>


Bomb victims denied .ir grab

The Washington DC Court of Appeals has decided that terrorism victims are not entitled to lay claim to a country's TLD in lieu of payment as it would pose a threat to the stability of the internet.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/no_go_for_ir_claim/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/no_go_for_ir_claim/>


Internet Governance and Human Rights: ICANN's Transition Away from United States Control by Daniel L. Appelman, Mntgomery & Hansen LLP [The Clarion]

Abstract: ... This paper describes the human rights concerns related to ICANN?s proposed transition from stewardship by the U.S. government to an independent, private, multistakeholder organization, reviews and evaluates as inadequate ICANN?s proposed commitment to human rights as set forth in its transition proposal, and suggests certain opportunities for further input by the global Internet community.

< <http://ssrn.com/abstract=2817153> http://ssrn.com/abstract=2817153>


ICANN and Regional Internet Registries Sign SLA for the IANA Numbering Services

The RIRs and ICANN signed the Service Level Agreement for the IANA Numbering Services today at ICANN 56 in Helsinki, Finland.

< <https://www.nro.net/news/icann-and-regional-internet-registries-sign-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services> https://www.nro.net/news/icann-and-regional-internet-registries-sign-sla-for-the-iana-numbering-services>


'ICANN's general counsel should lose his job over this'

It has been four years since Shaul Jolles, as CEO of Dot Registry, filed applications for five new internet extensions ? .corp, .inc, .llc, .llp and .ltd ? and wrote a check for just under $1m to have them considered by domain name system overseer ICANN.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/icanns_general_counsel_should_lose_his_job_over_this/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/icanns_general_counsel_should_lose_his_job_over_this/>



ccTLDs & gTLDs


ar: Modification Of The Regulation For Internet Domains

On July 20, 2016, resolution No. 110/2016 of the Direcci?n Nacional del Registro de Dominios de Internet [Argentine Office of Internet Domain Registration] (under the Argentine Legal and Technical Secretariat) was published in the Official Gazette.

< <http://www.mondaq.com/Argentina/x/516610/> http://www.mondaq.com/Argentina/x/516610/>


Argentina introduced the Czech system FRED for the administration of its internet domains

The Argentinian national domain registrar will use the Czech registration system FRED (Free Registry for ENUM and Domains) for the administration of its internet domains with the .AR extension.

< <http://www.nic.cz/page/3316/> http://www.nic.cz/page/3316/>


New boss at .au helm

The company that manages Australia's .au TLD, AuDA, has named its new CEO.

< <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/tld_auda_hires_new_ceo/> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/04/tld_auda_hires_new_ceo/>


be: More than 130 Pok?mon domain names registered in July

Pok?mon Go is a big deal, as you may already have gathered. In fact, the app is possibly the biggest summer hype ever. All over the world Pok?mon hunters are invading parks and shopping streets, and this in turn is also having consequences online.

< <https://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/more-130-pok?mon-domain-names-registered-july> https://www.dnsbelgium.be/en/news/more-130-pok?mon-domain-names-registered-july>


.CA and Web Hosting Canada help Canadian athletes prep for Rio Olympics with new websites and awesome domain names

.CA, Canada?s national domain name, and Web Hosting Canada, a Canadian provider of web solutions for small businesses, have partnered to help Canadian athletes ensure they are visible online in advance of the 2016 Rio Olympics and beyond. This project was launched as part of .CA?s partnership with CBC Sports to tell athletes stories in their own voices through the Player?s Own Voice web portal.

< <https://cira.ca/ca-and-web-hosting-canada-help-canadian-athletes-prep-rio-olympics-new-websites-and-awesome-domain> https://cira.ca/ca-and-web-hosting-canada-help-canadian-athletes-prep-rio-olympics-new-websites-and-awesome-domain>


dk: Full coverage of ccTLD incident response community in Europe

The incident response community of ccTLD?s worldwide, TLD-OPS, has reached full coverage in the European Region. This means that all security representatives in European ccTLD?s now have the opportunity to communicate and share experiences e.g. on phishing and DDoS attacts.

< <https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/full-coverage-of-cctld-incident-response-community-in-europe/> https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/english/news/news-single/artikel/full-coverage-of-cctld-incident-response-community-in-europe/>


.RU and .?? domain registration rules change

On July 28, the Coordination Center Council held a regular meeting on changes to the registration of the .RU and .?? domain names following amendments to Federal Law No. 149-FZ On Information, Information Technology and Information Security of 27.07.2006.

< <https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10379> https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=10379>


uk: Changes to the dispute resolution service policy and procedure

Nominet has today published the revised Dispute Resolution Service Policy following the comment period earlier this year. The new Policy will apply to all complaints filed from 1st October 2016.

< <http://www.nominet.uk/consolidation-changes-dispute-resolution-service-policy-procedure/> http://www.nominet.uk/consolidation-changes-dispute-resolution-service-policy-procedure/>





gTLD Trust Issues Continued: Those Without

We talkNoGTLDTrustIssuesed last week about trust issues and New gTLDs. But it seems like New gTLDs are popping up everywhere we look and a lot of people are jumping on board. The great thing about them is that they are versatile across all industries. Check out these brands that are killing the New gTLD game and get some #inspo for your brand!

< <https://www.101domain.com/blog/domaining/gtld-trust-issues-continued-without> https://www.101domain.com/blog/domaining/gtld-trust-issues-continued-without>


Q&A: EBU Starts Work on ?.Radio? Domain

As Radio World reported in late July, the European Broadcasting Union has been chosen by ICANN to administer the ?.radio? domain name globally. Its program will be administered by a World .Radio Advisory Board managed by the EBU.

< <http://www.radioworld.com/article/q&a-ebu-starts-work-on-radio-domain/279358> http://www.radioworld.com/article/q&a-ebu-starts-work-on-radio-domain/279358>





DDoS Attacks: Cybercriminals Are More Homegrown Than You Think

Researchers from the FBI and a private security company say many of the DDOS attacks emanate from the West.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ddos-attacks-cybercriminals-are-more-homegrown-than-you-think-/d/d-id/1326508> http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ddos-attacks-cybercriminals-are-more-homegrown-than-you-think-/d/d-id/1326508>


NTP is Still a Security Risk by Allan Liska

The Network Time Protocol has been in the news a number of times over the past couple of years because of attacks on the protocol, vulnerabilities in the daemon, and the use of NTP in DDoS attacks. In each case, the developers of NTP have responded quickly with fixes or recommendations for remediating these attacks. Additionally, the development team has continued to look ahead and has worked to enhance the security of NTP. Unfortunately, that has not translated to an improved security picture for NTP.

< <http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160804_ntp_is_still_a_security_risk/> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160804_ntp_is_still_a_security_risk/>


MarkMonitor launches Dark Web and Cyber Intelligence monitoring for the ultimate protection against cyber threats

MarkMonitor?, the world leader in enterprise brand protection, today announced the launch of a new solution to help protect businesses against the growing number of threats in the most obscure regions of the Internet ? the dark web.

< <https://www.markmonitor.com/pressreleases/2016/pr160801.php> https://www.markmonitor.com/pressreleases/2016/pr160801.php>


Denial of Service & Denial of Access: Living in an Era of Cyber Extortion

Arbor Networks has been researching botnets and DDoS attacks for over 16 years. This research has a very technical aspect to it as our Arbor Security Engineering and Response Team infiltrates botnets on a worldwide basis, analyzes IPFlow and network packets, deconstructs malware etc., to determine ?How? DDoS attacks work so we can, in turn build industry leading DDoS protection products and services.

< <https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/denial-service-denial-access-living-era-cyber-extortion/> https://www.arbornetworks.com/blog/insight/denial-service-denial-access-living-era-cyber-extortion/>


Botnet DDoS Attacks in Q2: Linux Botnets on the Rise, Length of Attacks Increase

Kaspersky Lab has released its report on botnet-assisted DDoS attacks for the second quarter of 2016 based on data provided by Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence. The number of attacks on resources located on Chinese servers grew considerably, while Brazil, Italy and Israel all appeared among the leading countries hosting C&C servers.

< <http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/product/2016/botnet-ddos-attacks-in-q2-linux-botnets-on-the-rise-length-of-attacks-increase> http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/product/2016/botnet-ddos-attacks-in-q2-linux-botnets-on-the-rise-length-of-attacks-increase>


New Internet Security Domains Debut

Registry operator gen.xyz these week launched two new top-level Internet domains -- .security and .protection -- aimed at creating websites with higher security as well as a safer online experience for end users.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/new-internet-security-domains-debut-/d/d-id/1326526> http://www.darkreading.com/cloud/new-internet-security-domains-debut-/d/d-id/1326526>


Cyberwar is not coming to the US ? it?s already here

As the recent hacks of the Democratic National Committee and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton?s campaign have shown, cyberwarfare has reached US shores ? and it?s likely to get much worse, says Kenneth Geers, a senior research scientist with cyber security firm Comodo.

< <https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/04/cyberwar-not-coming-to-the-us-is-already-here-dnc-hacks> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/04/cyberwar-not-coming-to-the-us-is-already-here-dnc-hacks>


Obama prepares to boost U.S. military's cyber role: sources

The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon?s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as Islamic State, current and former officials told Reuters.

< <http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-idUKKCN10G254> http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-idUKKCN10G254>

< <http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-cyber-idINKCN10G26F> http://in.reuters.com/article/usa-cyber-idINKCN10G26F>


Using Wi-Fi in Airbnb rentals poses security threat, researchers say

Airbnb and other home sharing startups may be eating the hotel industry from the inside out, but as the number of people staying in strangers? houses rises, so too does the security threat the whole industry poses.

< <https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/05/airbnb-wifi-security-threat-risk-travel> https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/05/airbnb-wifi-security-threat-risk-travel>


us: Cybersecurity Fears Among Consumers On The Rise

Cybersecurity worries among US consumers are on the rise, as one in six Americans say they feel they have to be constantly on guard against ?someone trying to harm? them online, according to a new study by the Digital Citizens Alliance.

< <http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cybersecurity-fears-among-consumers-on-the-rise/d/d-id/1326514> http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/cybersecurity-fears-among-consumers-on-the-rise/d/d-id/1326514>


Security of seismic sensor grid probed

Thousands of seismic sensors monitoring geological activity are vulnerable to cyber attack, suggests research.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37001301> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37001301>


Push to tackle online 'booter' services

Teenagers are behind many of the web attacks that cripple websites and knock people offline, suggests an FBI study.

< <http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36993107> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36993107>





URS vs. UDRP: The Heavyweight Is Winning

ICANN?s newest domain name dispute policy, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System, is proving to be an unpopular enforcement tool for trademark owners, despite the growth of registrations in the new gTLDs to which it applies. Instead, trademark owners are relying on the proven UDRP. The reasons are likely attributable to a number of factors, including lack of familiarity, a high burden of proof, and a limited remedy.

< <http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_7113.aspx> http://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/Internet_7113.aspx>


Forum Selling and Domain-Name Disputes by Daniel M. Klerman, USC Gould School of Law [Loyola University Chicago Law Journal/USC CLASS Research Papers/USC Legal Studies Research Papers]

Abstract: The system for resolving domain-name disputes is unique in that it gives the complainant, a trademark owner who claims that a domain name violates its mark, the unilateral ability to choose the arbitration provider. As a result, providers, whether motivated by profit or prestige, have incentives to favor the complainant. Empirical analysis confirms that complainants choose providers who are more likely to decide cases for the trademark owner, rather than based on speed. The domain name-dispute resolution system should be modified to allow both complainant trademark owner and respondent domain-name registrant to strike an equal number of arbitration providers. This reform would give providers an incentive to be neutral rather than biased.

< <http://ssrn.com/abstract=2817489> http://ssrn.com/abstract=2817489>


Websites associated with the Olympic Games are unsafe

New research from NetNames released today has shown that 89% of websites currently offering travel services, such as tickets and hotel rooms, or live online streams, for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games are not registered to the official Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic body, the International Olympic Committee.

< <https://bdaily.co.uk/business-in-sport/27-07-2016/websites-associated-with-the-olympic-games-are-unsafe/> https://bdaily.co.uk/business-in-sport/27-07-2016/websites-associated-with-the-olympic-games-are-unsafe/>


An Overview of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System

ICANN?s newest domain name dispute policy, the URS, is proving to be an unpopular enforcement tool for trademark owners, despite the growth of registrations in the new gTLDs to which it applies.

< <http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/08/03/overview-uniform-rapid-suspension-system-urs/> http://www.gigalaw.com/2016/08/03/overview-uniform-rapid-suspension-system-urs/>


uk: Jaguar Land Rover Ltd take action against Thanet pair over website addresses

A man and woman from Thanet have been ordered to hand over a string of internet domain names relating to the luxury Jaguar car name.

< <http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/kent-pair-ordered-to-hand-over-names-to-jaguar-100170/> http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/kent-pair-ordered-to-hand-over-names-to-jaguar-100170/>





domaindiscount24 celebrates International Cat Day!

domaindiscount24 (dd24) celebrates the World Cat Day on August 8, 2016 with an animal raffle and great offers.

< <https://www.key-systems.net/en/press/list/domaindiscount24-celebrates-international-cat-day> https://www.key-systems.net/en/press/list/domaindiscount24-celebrates-international-cat-day>


An everlasting domain name registration?

You can?t register or renew a gTLD with the registry for more than ten years in advance. Why this policy is in place, I don?t know. But some people would like to secure their domains for much longer than ten years.

< <http://domainnamewire.com/2016/08/04/everlasting-domain-name-registration/> http://domainnamewire.com/2016/08/04/everlasting-domain-name-registration/>


Web.com Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Web.com Group, Inc. ... announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016.

< <http://ir.web.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=983087> http://ir.web.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=983087>


Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2016

XILO Communications Ltd has moved up the table to become the most reliable hosting company site in July, with only two failed requests. This is the sixth time this year that XILO has appeared in the top ten, including two second places. XILO offers services from shared hosting to dedicated servers and operates from the UK.

< <http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/08/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2016-2.html> http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2016/08/03/most-reliable-hosting-company-sites-in-july-2016-2.html>





Part 9 - Portfolio Management - EPC/CTR May Not Be What You Thought

I?ve been asked a lot of questions by readers on the topic of traffic optimisation and I thought that it would be worthwhile diving a little deeper into some of the metrics that underpin all our traffic monetisation earnings.

< <http://whizzbangsblog.com/article-archive/part-9-portfolio-management-epc-ctr> http://whizzbangsblog.com/article-archive/part-9-portfolio-management-epc-ctr>


May-June Numbers from Uniregistry Gives Them 15 Entries on This Week's Top 20 Sales Chart

If you've been with us the past couple of week's you know we've been charting Uniregistry's 2016 year-to-date sales in large batches since getting thousands of previously unreleased transactions from the past 17 months all at once. We started two weeks ago with a column that incorporated their January & February 2016 sales, then added March and April in last week's report. This week we finish unloading that 2016 treasure chest by charting their May & June sales.

< <http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160803.htm> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2016/20160803.htm>


SnapNames Boosts Resources to Give .TV & .CC Fans a Better Chance to Catch Dropping Domains

SnapNames.com, a pioneer in the domain drop catching business, has some good news for fans of .TV and .CC domains. Following its recent integration with with fellow drop catching giant NameJet for deleting inventory, SnapNames has decided to devote more of their resources to catching expired .TV and .CC domains.

< <http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160805.htm> http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2016/dailyposts/20160805.htm>





Sharing economy will have dramatic effect on workplace conditions, says law firm

In a world of digital disruption with the likes of Uber and Airbnb, the focus is now turning to how rapid changes to business and lifestyles could translate to the workplace.

< <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-04/sharing-economy-navigating-rise-will-be-critical-for-australia/7690598> http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-04/sharing-economy-navigating-rise-will-be-critical-for-australia/7690598>





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