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  • Most Popular TLD Hijacked In China Is .COM, Controlled Through IP Addresses Abroad
  • Tue, 25 Nov 2014 -Most Popular TLD Hijacked In China Is .COM, Controlled Through IP Addresses Abroad
  • The most popular TLD to be hijacked in China is .com, with “nearly 60 percent of domain names in China that were hijacked by backdoor programs in the first half of 2014 ended in “.com” and 48.8 percent of these cases were controlled by overseas IP addresses,” according to a report in...
  • Craigslist Suffers DNS Hijack After DNS Records At Registrar Compromised
  • Tue, 25 Nov 2014 -Craigslist Suffers DNS Hijack After DNS Records At Registrar Compromised
  • The popular American classified website Craigslist suffered a domain name service attack Sunday evening after “records maintained at one of our domain registrars were compromised, diverting users to various non-Craigslist sites.” The issue was quickly corrected at the source, the company...
  • It’s Almost Love As LOV.COM Tops Sales Chart
  • Mon, 24 Nov 2014 -It’s Almost Love As LOV.COM Tops Sales Chart
  • The three-letter domain lov.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the fortnight ending 2 November, selling for a lovely ,800 through NameJet. Coming in second and third were rsr.com and coin.org, both selling for ,000 through Heritage Auctions and Domain...
  • DNS Belgium Advises .BE Registrants To Be Wary Of “Invoices” from BE Domein Host
  • Sun, 23 Nov 2014 -DNS Belgium Advises .BE Registrants To Be Wary Of “Invoices” from BE Domein Host
  • [news release] DNS Belgium received some questions and complaints in regards to recent “invoices” from the company BE Domein Host. We would like to stress that this company is unknown to us, and is not a DNS Belgium registrar. DNS Belgium advises everyone who receives an “invoice” from BE...
  • DNS Belgium Introduces Domain Guard To Protects .BE Domains
  • Sun, 23 Nov 2014 -DNS Belgium Introduces Domain Guard To Protects .BE Domains
  • [news release] Some domain names are so important or of such great value that you want to have total control over them. You also want to be absolutely sure that no alterations take place without your explicit approval.  To meet this need, DNS Belgium has created Domain Guard, which is designed to...
  • ICANN: IDN ccTLD Request from Armenia Successfully Passes String Evaluation
  • Fri, 21 Nov 2014 -ICANN: IDN ccTLD Request from Armenia Successfully Passes String Evaluation
  • ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Armenia. Details of the successful evaluation are provided here: www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion The IDN (Internationalized Domain Name) ccTLD Fast...
  • IANA Stewardship Transition Cross Community Working Group on Naming Related Functions: Chairs’ Statement on Frankfurt Face-to-Face Meeting by Lise Fuhr & Jonathan Robinson
  • Fri, 21 Nov 2014 -IANA Stewardship Transition Cross Community Working Group on Naming Related Functions: Chairs’ Statement on Frankfurt Face-to-Face Meeting by Lise Fuhr & Jonathan Robinson
  • The Cross Community Working Group (CWG) on Naming Related Functions met for a face-to-face in Frankfurt, Germany on 19 – 20 November 2014. The highly diverse CWG is one of the three groups submitting a proposal to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) as part of the overall IANA...
  • ICANN: Dish DBS Pays 0K For .DOT – Results Available for 19 November Auction
  • Thu, 20 Nov 2014 -ICANN: Dish DBS Pays 0K For .DOT – Results Available for 19 November Auction
  • On 19 November 2014, an Auction conducted by ICANN‘s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC, was held to resolve a string contention set for one new generic Top-level Domain (gTLD) string, DOT. The two applicants for this string, Charleston Road Registry Inc. and Dish DBS...
  • ICANN: Join Us for a Webinar on Auction Rules for Indirect Contention Sets
  • Thu, 20 Nov 2014 -ICANN: Join Us for a Webinar on Auction Rules for Indirect Contention Sets
  • ICANN will host a Webinar on the topic of Auctions Rules for Indirect Contention Sets on 3 December 2014 at 17.00 UTC. The webinar will provide an overview of the rules and highlight several examples of how the rules will be applied in auction. There will also be a Question and Answer session...
  • Register A .EU Domain And Be A Winner This Christmas
  • Wed, 19 Nov 2014 -Register A .EU Domain And Be A Winner This Christmas
  • Make sure to try your luck in this year’s .eu Christmas Competition to win one of two unforgettable holiday packages! Register a .eu domain name, use it to enter the competition, and stand a chance of winning one of two luxurious holiday packages for you and a partner. The .eu Christmas...
  • NABP to Begin Sunrise Trademark Registration Period for .Pharmacy Websites
  • Wed, 19 Nov 2014 -NABP to Begin Sunrise Trademark Registration Period for .Pharmacy Websites
  • [news release] The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) will soon be accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names from trademark holders who are registered in the ICANN Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). The sunrise application period, which begins December 19, 2014, precedes...
  • German Court Rules Registrar Responsible For Illegal Content
  • Tue, 18 Nov 2014 -German Court Rules Registrar Responsible For Illegal Content
  • A German appeals court has ruled registrar Key-Systems is “liable for actions done by the users of a torrent tracking site H33T,” a report in TechDirt notes. “H33T just hosted the torrent (which, we should remind you, is not the actual infringing file), and some users used that...
  • ISOC, Civil Society Unhappy With NETmundial Initiative – “Not Consistent With Democracy”
  • Tue, 18 Nov 2014 -ISOC, Civil Society Unhappy With NETmundial Initiative – “Not Consistent With Democracy”
  • In a statement issued last Sunday, the Internet Society (ISOC) has declared it “cannot agree to participate in or endorse the Coordination Council for the NETmundial Initiative”. The initiative was also criticised in a separate statement by the civil society group Just Net Coalition...
  • OECD Report: The Economics of Transition to IPv6
  • Tue, 18 Nov 2014 -OECD Report: The Economics of Transition to IPv6
  • This report makes the case that IPv6 represents an example of a platform; within the context of IPv6, the sides of the platform are Internet service providers, backbone providers, device manufacturers, content providers, and so forth. The net benefits to adopting the new platform are not distributed...
  • ICANN Announces UDRP Policy Implementation Update
  • Tue, 18 Nov 2014 -ICANN Announces UDRP Policy Implementation Update
  • ICANN announces the implementation of amended rules for the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). UDRP The UDRP is a consensus policy that is applicable to all ICANN-accredited registrars. The updates include: “Lock” and “pendency” are now defined terms in the...