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Newsletter (19 December 2014)
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Members News


(.aeDA)
.aeDA Market Share 2014

http://www.aeda.ae/eng/news.php?id=112

(.cn CNNIC)
Li Xiaodong Attends the Workshop on DNS Future Root Service Architecture

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201412/t20141215_50722.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)
Harmful Digital Redux

https://internetnz.nz/blog/harmful-digital-redux

A reminder of the awesome Canterbury funding round

https://internetnz.nz/blog/reminder-awesome-canterbury-funding-round

(.wf AFNIC)
The opening of the .paris and .bzh TLDs is also a success for Afnic

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8588/show/the-opening-of-the-paris-and-bzh-tlds-is-also-a-success-for-afnic.html

(ictQatar)
Qatar, Azerbaijan Sign MoU on Cooperation in ICT

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-azerbaijan-sign-mou-cooperation-ict

ictQATAR’s Rassed Unveils Findings of New Study into Social Media Usage in Qatar

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ictqatar%E2%80%99s-rassed-unveils-findings-new-study-social-media-usage-qatar

ictQATAR Announces BETA Version of Qatar’s ICT Observatory

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ictqatar-announces-beta-version-qatar%E2%80%99s-ict-observatory

(Afilias)
New .VOTE and .VOTO Web Domains Launched

http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/12/15/new-vote-and-voto-web-domains-launched

Consumers Prefer the .ORGANIC Web Address for True-Organic Goods

http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/12/11/consumers-prefer-organic-web-address-true-organic-goods

Which Domains Stand the Strongest Against Phishing Attacks?

http://www.afilias.info/blogs/ram-mohan/which-domains-stand-strongest-against-phishing-attacks

(.ru РФ)
LOST PARTIES AT ICANN AUCTION WANT TO BE COMPENSATED

http://cctld.ru/en/news/digest/detail.php?ID=6370

NEW MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND DIRECTOR OF THE COORDINATION CENTER HAVE BEEN ELECTED

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6332

CC NOW HAS A SERVICE FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6325

COORDINATION CENTER HAS SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE INSPECTION OF ROSKOMNADZOR

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6316

(Neustar)
Consumer-Facing Websites Surpass the Enterprise in Security

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/consumer-facing-websites-surpass-the-enterprise-in-security

DDoS: Just Checking the Box?

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/ddos-just-checking-the-box

Webinar: Identity Matters in the Fight Against Fraud

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/webinar-identity-matters-in-the-fight-against-fraud

(Netnod)
NetIX (AS57463) is now present at Netnod

http://www.netnod.se/netix-as57463-now-present-netnod

Completel (AS44020) is now present at Netnod

http://www.netnod.se/completel-as44020-now-present-netnod

EasySpeedy (AS30736) has upgraded at Netnod COMIX

http://www.netnod.se/easyspeedy-as30736-has-upgraded-netnod-comix

Golden Telecom (AS3216) has upgraded again at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/golden-telecom-as3216-has-upgraded-again-netnod


Others

Symantec Chosen as Verification Agent for .bank and .insurance TLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/symantec_chosen_as_verification_agent_for_bank_and_insurance_tlds/

Google Shutting Down Engineering Office in Russia Amid Tighter Data Law

http://www.circleid.com/posts/google_shutting_down_engineering_office_in_russia_amid_tighter_data_law/

Google Improving Location-Sensitive DNS Responses for Its 400B Responses-Per-Day Public DNS Service

http://www.circleid.com/posts/google_improving_location_sensitive_dns_responses/

NetMundial Initiative Still Lacking Support Despite New Efforts

http://www.circleid.com/posts/netmundial_initiative_still_lacking_support_despite_new_effort/

French Space Agency, CNES, Joins Google’s Project Loon

http://www.circleid.com/posts/french_space_agency_cnes_joins_googles_project_loon/

NTIA Reveals How It Manages the Root Zone

http://www.circleid.com/posts/ntia_reveals_how_it_manages_the_root_zone/

Breaking: U.S. Government Funding Bill Delays IANA Transition

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141210_breaking_us_government_funding_bill_delays_iana_transition/

Why OIRA Needs to Coordinate Federal Cyber Security Regulation

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141210_why_oira_needs_to_coordinate_federal_cyber_security_regulation/

Early Data Suggests New gTLDs Perform Well in Search Environment

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141210_early_data_suggests_new_gtlds_perform_well_in_search_environment/

New .VIN Domain Names: What About Accents?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141211_new_vin_domain_names_what_about_accents/

Cloud 2015: Top Five Considerations

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20121211_cloud_2015_top_five_considerations/

Privacy, Risk and Revenue

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141212_privacy_risk_and_revenue/

One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the Target Breach

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141215_one_year_later_lessons_learned_from_the_target_breach/

NETmundial Initiative Lacks Backing, and ICANN Should Not Lead

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141217_netmundial_initiative_lacks_backing_and_icann_should_not_lead/

Thirty-Three Million and Counting

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141217_thirty_three_million_and_counting/

.NG Registrations Reach Only 60,000 of Its 250,000 Target

http://www.domainnews.com/ng-registrations-reach-only-60-000-of-its-250-000-target.html

YIN.Com Wins Weekly Sales List at $180,000

http://www.domainnews.com/yin-com-wins-weekly-sales-list-at-180-000.html

Coordination Center for TLD RU/.РФ : Domain Name .РФ Made the Internet More Comfortable For Russian Users

http://www.domainnews.com/coordination-center-for-tld-ru-domain-name-made-the-internet-more-comfortable-for-russian-users.html

Last Chance for Welsh Businesesses To Get Their Priority Applications in for .Wales and .Cymru before Christmas Eve

http://www.domainnews.com/last-chance-for-welsh-businesesses-to-get-their-priority-applications-in-for-wales-and-cymru-before-christmas-eve.html

NamesCon Acquires DomainFest

http://www.domainnews.com/namescon-acquires-domainfest.html

.TRUST Opens Registrations For Safer And Trustworthy Place Online

http://www.domainnews.com/trust-opens-registrations.html

Sedo Reports $1 Million in Domain Name Sales! CompetitiveIntelligence.com Topped Sedo’s Weekly Sales List at $35,477

http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-reports-1-million-in-domain-name-sales-competitiveintelligence-com-topped-sedo-s-weekly-sales-list-at-35-477.html

.VOTE and .Vote Domain Names Launched

http://www.domainnews.com/vote-and-vote-domain-names-launched.html

.Vlaanderen and .Brussels Domain Names Now Available For Everyone

http://www.domainnews.com/vlaanderen-and-brussels-domain-names-now-available-for-everyone.html

Still No Ranking Advantage Using New gTLDs: Google

http://www.domainnews.com/still-no-ranking-advantage-using-new-gtlds-google.html

Terrorism Victims Wanting Control Of ccTLDs Appeal US Court Decision

http://www.domainnews.com/terrorism-victims-appeal-us-court-decision.html

Sedo’s No Reserve Dot Com Auction Ends in Two Days! Only Four Bids So Far

http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-s-no-reserve-dot-com-auction-ends-in-two-days-only-four-bids-so-far.html

SWITCH Warns .CH Registrants To Beware Aggressive Tactics From Registrars

http://www.domainnews.com/switch-warns-registrants-beware-aggressive-tactics-registrars.html

Afilias : Consumers Prefer the .ORGANIC Web Address for True-Organic Goods

http://www.domainnews.com/afilias-consumers-prefer-the-organic-web-address-for-true-organic-goods.html

Legitimacy and Expertise in Global Internet Governance by Olivier Sylvain, Fordham University School of Law

http://www.domainnews.com/legitimacy-and-expertise-in-global-internet-governance-by-olivier-sylvain-fordham-university-school-of-law.html

Over One Third Of .NL’s 5.5 Million Domains Secured By DNSSEC

http://www.domainnews.com/over-one-third-of-nl-s-5-5-million-domains-secured-by-dnssec.html

Consumers Prefer the .ORGANIC Web Address for True-Organic Goods

http://www.domainnews.com/consumers-prefer-the-organic-web-address-for-true-organic-goods.html

Vanishing evidence online or “LinkRot” may put stability of precedent in legal system at risk, according to new research from the University of Ottawa

http://www.domainnews.com/vanishing-evidence-online-or-linkrot-may-put-stability-of-precedent-in-legal-system-at-risk-according-to-new-research-from-the-university-of-ottawa.html

Yahoo Files UDRP Complaint for Yahoo-Beauty.com Domain Name

http://www.domainnews.com/yahoo-files-udrp-complaint-for-yahoo-beauty-com-domain-name.html

One Other New TLD Delegated : .Cartier

http://www.domainnews.com/one-other-new-tld-delegated-cartier.html

.baby and .mls fetch over $3 million each

http://domainincite.com/17804-baby-and-mls-fetch-over-3-million-each

Most new gTLDs use NameSentry after Famous Four signs with Architelos

http://domainincite.com/17800-most-new-gtlds-use-namesentry-after-famous-four-signs-with-architelos

Human glitch lets hackers into ICANN

http://domainincite.com/17796-human-glitch-lets-hackers-into-icann

Hotly contested gTLDs up for auction tomorrow

http://domainincite.com/17792-hotly-contested-gtlds-up-for-auction-tomorrow

As .trust opens for sunrise, Artemis dumps .secure bid

http://domainincite.com/17790-as-trust-opens-for-sunrise-artemis-dumps-secure-bid

Last resort gTLD auction loser wants share of $5m winning bid

http://domainincite.com/17788-last-resort-gtld-auction-loser-wants-share-of-5m-winning-bid

.ceo smartens up in new promo video

http://domainincite.com/17781-ceo-smartens-up-in-new-promo-video

New .jobs contract based on new gTLD agreement

http://domainincite.com/17778-new-jobs-contract-based-on-new-gtld-agreement

Market Recap 12-18-14 Sedo Parent Hits New 52 Week High – Web.com up close to 7%

http://tldinvestors.com/2014/12/market-recap-12-18-14-sedo-parent-hits-new-52-week-high-web-com-up-close-to-7.html

Breaking: North Korean hackers behind recent ICANN security breach

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/breaking-north-korean-hackers-behind-recent-icann-security-breach/

BetTrade.com Auction Adjusted Down From $1,006,000 to $117

http://www.domaincrunch.com/bettrade-com-auction-adjusted-down-from-1006000-to-117/

Sedo’s Top 10 Highest Domain Name Sales in 2014 (MM.com, True.com, Malls.com)

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/12/19/news/sedos-top-10-highest-domain-name-sales-in-2014-mm-com-true-com-malls-com/

The Battle For BetTrade.com Auction at $701,000 on Go Daddy Auctions

http://www.domaincrunch.com/the-battle-for-bettrade-com-auction-at-701000-on-go-daddy-auctions/

.Club takes 6 out of the top 10 New gTLD Sales on Sedo in 2014

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/18/club-takes-6-out-of-the-top-10-new-gtld-sales-on-sedo-in-2014/

Just Added: One New TLD Delegation

http://calzone.org/tld/calzonenews/2014/12/18/just-added-one-new-tld-delegation-9/

Using NameSilo 2-Factor Authentication With Authy App

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/12/18/news/using-namesilo-2-factor-authentication-with-authy-app/

.Club raising more money, valued at $25.4 million

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/18/club-raising-more-money-valued-at-25-4-million/

Flipboard Wins TM Dispute Leading to Flowboard Changing Their Name

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/18/flipboard-wins-tm-dispute-leading-to-flowboard-changing-their-name/

Best Dot .Christmas ever: Uniregistry rum cakes have arrived!

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/best-dot-christmas-ever-uniregistry-rum-cakes-arrived/

How Important Are Monthly Searches ?

http://tldinvestors.com/2014/12/how-important-are-monthly-searches.html

What Other Extensions Were Available to Buyer of Hueston.com (sold for $25,000)?

http://dotcadomains.blogspot.com/2014/12/what-other-extensions-were-available-to.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Domainreportca+%28DomainReport.ca%29

Coffee.Club Goes From a Domain Name to a Business Delivering Product in Just 6 Weeks

http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141218.htm

.eu and EURid: Continued Growth for .eu in Q3

http://www.tntnames.com/blog/eu-and-eurid-continued-growth-for-eu-in-q3.html

NameSentry℠ Adopted by Over 60% of New Top Level Domains Launched

http://www.tntnames.com/blog/namesentry%E2%84%A0-adopted-by-over-60-of-new-top-level-domains-launched.html

255 Domains Are Now Live In The NamesCon 2015 & RightOfTheDot Auction (complete list)

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/12/18/news/255-domains-are-now-live-in-the-namescon-2015-rightofthedot-auction-complete-list/

A look back at November’s NameJet Sales

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/18/a-look-back-at-novembers-namejet-sales/

Alert: CCT.com is a stolen domain name – do not buy!

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/alert-cct-com-stolen-domain-name-not-buy/

Domain name structure of etisalat ‘poisoned’ – gulfnews.com

http://gulfnews.com/business/technology/domain-name-structure-of-etisalat-poisoned-1.1428889

Can Domain Names be More Valuable Than Brick and Mortar Stores?

http://www.domainsuccess.com/domain-names-more-valuable-than-brick-and-mortar-stores/

“SeekingAlpha: Sears & Staples More Valuable As Domain Names Than The Brick & Motar Stores”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/18/seekingalpha-sears-staples-more-valuable-as-domain-names-than-the-brick-motar-stores/

Bad economy: Russian domainers suffer as the Ruble drops against the Dollar

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/bad-economy-russian-domainers-suffer-ruble-drops-dollar/

My-Wardrobe Stops Trading and Sells Domain Name

http://www.domainsuccess.com/my-wardrobe/

Internet Advertising Revenues Hit $12.4 Billion Highest Quarter on Record

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/12/18/internet-advertising-revenues-hit-12-4-billion-highest-quarter-on-record/

Last Chance For Welsh Businesses To Get Their Priority Applications In For .CYMRU And .WALES Before Christmas Eve

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/18/last-chance-welsh-businesses-cymru-wales/

ICANN New gTLD Auction Sees .BABY And .MLS Sell For $6.4m

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/18/icann-new-gtld-auction/

NCC Group Publishes .TRUST Technical Policy

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/12/ncc-group-publishes-trust-technical-policy/

U.S. Government Funding Bill Delays IANA Transition by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/11/u-s-government-funding-bill-delays-iana-transition-by-philip-corwin-internet-commerce-association/

ICANN: Proposed Renewal of .JOBS Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/10/icann-proposed-renewal-of-jobs-sponsored-tld-registry-agreement/

ICANN: RSSAC Approves Advisories on Service Expectations of Root Servers and Measurements of the Root Server System

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/10/icann-rssac-approves-advisories-service-expectations/

CentralNic Sells $2.5m In Premium Domains As Its gTLDs Perform Well

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/09/centralnic-sells-2-5m-in-premium-domains-as-its-gtlds-perform-well/


ICANN

Results Available for 17 December 2014 New gTLD Program Auction
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-12-17-en

ICANN Announces 2014 IANA Functions Customer Service Survey Results | Organization Achieves 93 Percent Overall Customer Satisfaction

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-12-17-en

Selection of Advisors to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-17-en

ICANN Targeted in Spear Phishing Attack | Enhanced Security Measures Implemented

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-12-16-en

Public Comment Open on Initial Report from the GNSO’s PDP Working Group on Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-16-en

Second Annual Report on WHOIS Improvements Now Available

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-12-15-en

Join Us for the Middle East’s First Regional Webinar on the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN’s Accountability

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-15-en

Launch of the Implementation Advisory Group to Review Existing ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Law

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-12-en

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .BMW and .MINI TLDs

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-11-en

Nomination Period Opens For 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Presentation Planned for ICANN 53 | Nominations Close 02 March 2015

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-10-en

Proposed Renewal of .JOBS Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-12-09-en

RSSAC Approves Advisories on Service Expectations of Root Servers and Measurements of the Root Server System

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-09-en

Apply Now for ICANN Leadership Positions

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-08-en

Eventful ICANN Participation During AFRINIC21

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/eventful-icann-participation-during-afrinic21

WHOIS – A Year in Review

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/whois-a-year-in-review

Arab Internet Governance Forum Gaining More Ground

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/arab-internet-governance-forum-gaining-more-ground

Survey Says: Customer Satisfaction Strong for the IANA Functions

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/survey-says-customer-satisfaction-strong-for-the-iana-functions

International Security and Diplomacy in Cyberspace

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/international-security-and-diplomacy-in-cyberspace


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bwg-nomcom-2014-08-21-en

.MADRID – Introduction of Two Approved Launch Programs

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/madrid-alp-application-2014-11-11-en

ICANN Draft Five-Year Operating Plan

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-opplan-budget-2016-2020-2014-11-11-en

New gTLD Auction Rules for Indirect Contention

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auctions-indirect-contention-2014-11-14-en

Cross Community Working Group (CWG) on Naming Related Functions Draft Transition Proposal

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cwg-naming-transition-2014-12-01-en

Proposed Renewal of .JOBS Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/jobs-renewal-2014-12-09-en

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .BMW and .MINI TLDs

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bmw-mini-amendment-2014-12-11-en

Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Initial Report

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transliteration-contact-initial-2014-12-16-en

IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-2014-12-15-en

IDN Variant TLD Program – Label Generation Ruleset (LGR) Tool Project (P1) – LGR Tool Set Specifications Now Open for Public Comment

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-lgr-2014-12-03-en