Disqualify Verisign Backed Nu Dot Co’s $135 million bid Afilias Asks ICANN

Afilias has written ICANN asking that it disqualify Nu Dot Co’s $135 million winning bid for .Web, the company also asked ICANN to conduct an investigation, and has also filed a complaint with the Ombudsman. Afilias is reacting following last weeks amended lawsuit by Donuts’ filed after unsuccessfully seeking stop the auction of .Web gTLD …

Survey: 95% Of People Know .COM, Only 52% Know Least 1 New gTLD

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) published [PDF, 2.88 MB] the findings from its Phase 2 Global Consumer Research Survey. The key findings are listed below. Conducted by Nielsen, the study measured current consumer attitudes toward the gTLD landscape and domain name system (DNS), as well as changes in consumer attitudes from …

Senators Cruz, Lankford, Lee, Duffy Continue Fighting IANA Transition

Send letter to NTIA to investigate apparent violation of federal law in preparation for Internet transition   WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), today sent a letter to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, questioning the agency’s apparent …

US Court throws out ZACR as Non-Party to .Africa: Denies its Reconsideration, Moves on with DCA vs ICANN

DCA Trust has scored its 3rd victory in the .Africa case, this comes after a US court denied ICANN and ZACR’s Motion for Reconsideration regarding the Court’s Order that granted DCA Trust a Preliminary Injunction preventing ICANN from delegating .Africa until the case had been fully determined. The court had on 14th June 2016 has …

Study: Over 60% of web services, App APIs have high risk vulnerability

For Infosecurity Europe 2016, High-Tech Bridge has released a comprehensive overview of trends across all major fields of web security. The trends include all types of security and privacy issues, from web application vulnerabilities to HTTPS traffic encryption and PCI DSS compliance. Over 1,000 people per day use High-Tech Bridge’s free web security services: SSL/TLS …

More Voices Against The IANA transition Plan That NTIA Endorsed

Last week the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet domain name system (DNS) technical functions, known as the …

New Top Level Registrations Hit 21 Million Mark, .XYZ Leads

TheDomains has reported that there are  now 21,060,309 new gTLD’s registered, just under 5 million more and with that .XYZ passed .info but did not have the actual number of registrations. Today we know the actual number of registrations for .XYZ is 5,580,532 through the last zone update. .info according to registrarstats.com currently has 5,509,571 registrations. …