Archive for February, 2010

 

Domain Protection and Cyber Armies

Posted February 26th, 2010


When Baidu.com was hacked last month by the Iranian Cyber Army. They felt that Register.com was to blame. However, as one might imagine the situation is not black and white and is a good lesson in the importance of IP protection on-line.

As reported by Domain Name Wire: “Last month visitors to Baidu.com were redirected to a page stating that the site had been hacked by the Iranian Cyber Army. Baidu later sued Register.com for allegedly allowing a security intrusion that enabled the hackers to change the name servers for Baidu.com. But the original lawsuit redacted the essential facts about how the hackers got control of Baidu’s account at Register.com. Now an unredacted copy of the lawsuit is available (pdf).”

To read the full article, click HERE.

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ICANN Answers Questions About Community Support for IDN ccTLDs

Posted February 25th, 2010


Questions have been swirling around concerning community support for IDN ccTLDs. As reported on the ICANN blog: “One area of the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process about which questions have arisen is community support for the IDN ccTLD and how such support can be demonstrated. I have provided some clarification here that I hope is helpful to present and future IDN ccTLD Fast Track participants.

None of this information replaces or changes the information available and defined in the Final Implementation Plan for the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process. It is merely an elaboration of that published information.”

Click HERE to read the full article.

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China Further Tightens Rules for Domain Name Owners

Posted February 25th, 2010


From PC World

Web site owners in China will have to start submitting personal photos to register their sites with the government under new trial regulations, China’s latest move in an Internet clampdown focused on porn.

The regulations, issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, are part of an ongoing effort by the ministry to create records for all Web sites in the country. They come amid a wide-ranging campaign against online porn in which China has also shut down thousands of Web sites and suspended registration of new Internet domain names by individuals. The campaign has even had an effect outside of China, where companies that sell domain names have been blocked from offering domains that end with the .cn country code.

See the full story HERE.

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Like A Rolling Stone Indeed

Posted February 24th, 2010


Earlier this week the domain name for Rolling Stone magazine, Rollingstone.com appeared to have expired and briefly become a Network Solutions parking page. The twittersphere exploded with comments in reference to the event to the tune of “I wish I had bought it” and “I could be very rich right now”. More alarming than this mass interest in cybersquatting the domain and ransoming it back to Rolling Stone was the information that the domain was not set to expire until September 2011. According to Adam Strong of Domain Name News, this is a problem that NSI refers to as a “glitch.”

If a domain of such high profile can incur a “glitch” of this magnitude, it can happen to any domain. Consider this a warning shot. Your registrations are not infallible. Watch your expiration dates like a hawk. Constantly monitor your domain resolution. IP protection is a constantly changing game.

Click HERE for the full Domain Name News article on Rollingstone.com “glitch”.

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Concerned About New gTLD Security? ICANN Releases New Information

Posted February 24th, 2010


Click to read ICANN’s latest informative update on new gTLDs: Mitigating Malicious Conduct in New gTLD – Zone File Access and High Security Zone TLD

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If It’s A Day Ending in Y, Someone Is Lobbying for .XXX

Posted February 23rd, 2010


As reported on Domain Name Wire: “After winning an independent review against ICANN for denying ICM Registry’s application for a .xxx top level domain name, the registry says it hopes to begin offering .xxx domain names later this year. It has already opened up a process on its web site to pre-reserve names.”

To read the full article, click HERE.

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192 Million Domain Name Registrations and Counting

Posted February 23rd, 2010


According to a February 22 press release from VeriSign HERE, 11 million new domain names (TLDs) were registered in the 4th quarter of 2009, pushing the total to over 192 million for the year — an increase of 15 million domain name registrations since 2008.

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Updated Security Information for ICANN Nairobi

Posted February 19th, 2010


There is a lot of buzz about security concerns for the upcoming ICANN Nairobi meeting.  If you are an ICANN veteran, security threats are old hat. However, if you are new to ICANN or want to stay abreast of the safety measures being put in place for the 37th meeting, click HERE.

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Preparing For ICANN Nairobi? Brush Up On Your Policy Issues

Posted February 19th, 2010


“Whether you plan to participate in the upcoming Nairobi meeting remotely or in person, you’re invited to a quick reminder of the background and current status of each major policy issue currently under discussion in ICANN.” Click HERE to continue reading.

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Domainer Mardi Gras Panel of Experts Predict Number and Timing of New TLDs

Posted February 16th, 2010


As reported by Domain Name Wire, a panel of experts at Domainer Mardi Gras have predicted that 100-1500 new TLDs will be introduced by 2011-2012.

For the full article, click HERE.

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