Posts tagged ICANN

What ICANN is doing to the Internet. Don’t say you weren’t warned!

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware reportfree_internet Isn’t it interesting how everyone gets so upset over “Net Neutrality” but then not a peep about ICANN moving forward with one of the most corrupt schemes you’re likely to ever find? That just doesn’t make sense. Well, anyway, here are just a few of the ways things will be changing in the not-so-distant future :

  • Taylor Swift in Porn Domain Purchases; Singer Takes Preemptive Measure Against Internet Trolls
  • Filing Fee for .sucks Top-Level Domain Names Really Sucks for Brand Owners
  • Dot-sucks sucks, say lawyers: ICANN urged to kill ‘shakedown’ now
  • Battle Heats Up Over Use of ‘.Doctor’ Website Domain Names
  • How Donuts Is Playing a Big Role in the New gTLD Era
  • ? The web gets crazier and crazier
  • I see you have the gTLD that goes .ping!
  • . . . and more!
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KnujOn reports on ICANN, November, 2014

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware reportfree_internet You’ve heard me talk about KnujOn many times before. Although SpamCop discontinued their pop email services, the fight against spam, phishing and all kinds of illicit online cybercrime goes on. KnujOn is an all volunteer, unfunded initiative. We are committed to this solution and appreciate your patience while we work our way through the maze of Internet bureaucracy to reduce illicit traffic and spam. The following is the latest update about their ICANN investigation …

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ICANN Internet Age Report for October

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report We haven’t had an ICANN report recently because nobody seems to care. But the news is getting more and more disturbing as the underworld slowly weasles the internet away from accountability. As the new domains (gTLDs) prolifferate, the global group of elite geeks are getting filthy rich, and more powerful.
* BRS Media Appeals Decision To Award .Radio Extension To European Broadcast Union
* Why Shouldn’t ICANN Terminate Registrars That Have A History of Domain Thefts?
* ICANN plans on parting ways with the U.S. government late next year.
* World govts elect Swiss big cheese as their new ICANN point man
* Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability: Process and Next Steps
* Governments look to apply the brakes to second round of gTLDs
* Gay community application fails, .gay domain name up for grabs
* Obama’s Chicago Crony In Charge of Handing Internet to Tyrants
* Pritzker to ICANN: we won’t let governments control the net
* ICANN summit launches .lat, the most Latin Internet domain
* In the wider world of domain names, the address is key
* Watching ICANN, denying hackers and controlling UAVs
* Donuts registers one millionth new gTLD address
* Internet naming to be freed from US oversight
* Call for engagement in WHOIS accuracy efforts
* Are We Destined To Surf The UN-Net?
* In new world of domains, .anything goes
. . . and more!

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ICANN finally issues a breach notice against the registrar BizCn

Whatch out for the Democrats! As many of you know, Safenetting and UGN have been participating and volunteers for both Spamcop and Knujon since their beginning. Some of you may also remember our infographic two years ago illustrating the evidence of a major complaint to ICANN — which brought no response or resove from ICANN. Now, thanks to the dilligent work of Knujon’s director Garth Bruen, almost two years of battling has finally gotten through to ICANN and the criminal, rogue registrar “BizCn” has been brought down!

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Who will own the Internet if America gives it away? OR, is this the end of the Internet as we know it?

Whatch out for the Democrats! As many, including UGN, predicted in 1998, the rule of ICANN has now come to the brink of turning the management of the internet over to entities outside the U.S. who may not be friendly to the ideals of the Internet. InerNIC should never have been taken out of U.S. government control — and should have never changed the accountability structure of the internet, DNS and domain ownership. You are now witnessing historic moments that will provide proof that the Clinton administration made among others, one of the worst decisions in the history of modern mankind. Now, the Democrats, partnering with foreign pressure, want to erase the last vestiges of accountability.

Call your congressman and let them know NOT to turn the internet over to the United Nations.

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* Republicans urge administration to hit pause on Internet control transfer, push new bill
* Obama Administration Denies ‘Abandoning the Internet’
* House GOP leery of bid to end domain authority
* GOP Moves to Block U.S. Domain Name Shift
* GOP bill keeps US Internet control
and more . . .

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ICANN : gTLD land rush with first domain sales

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cyber Security report One of the strongest predicters of where the internet and web are going is ICANN. Following the antics of these Bozos can give you some insights into what to expect. Generally we follow how they figure in phishing, malware and all manner of cybercrime, but as they evolve new root domains, it’s going to get really nasty!
* National Association Of Realtors: Do Not To Pay Preregister .Realtor Domains They Will Be Free
* The English-language internet just grew by a third—but you probably won’t notice
* Top Level Domain Holdings’ .KIWI Clears Penultimate Step Towards Going Live
* The Applicant Auction team is heading to ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires
* GoDaddy kicks off gTLD land rush with first domain sales
* First Nine English-Language newgTLDs Delegated by ICANN
. . . and more!

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ICANN mishandling the Internet and Web DNS Domain Name System, allowing cybercrime free reign

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cyber Security report As you may already know, Safenetting and UGNN have been participating in the Knujon anti-spam efforts since they launched. We have participated by reporting all spam, phishing, and malware attacks that come through several different ‘honey pot’ email addresses to SpamCop, and then add the data to Knujon’s analysis system.

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ICANN, seems to be aligning with cyber crime

For years, UGNN has been advocating the reorganization or dismantling of ICANN. Nobody listens. For years we’ve predicted that ICANN will cause the eventual breakdown of the web and ensuing cyberwars. Since the Clinton administration turned our internet over to this band of internationals, the internet has depreciated dramatically. Now, by taking the side of Rogue registrars, ICANN seems to be aligning with cybercrime. How do we know? Read on. Continue reading »

ICANN Meeting Toronto and News

ICANN After a week of meetings, ICANN is still as complicated and ineffective as it was before, except the bad news is they’re getting ready for a huge expansion — feared to spell the end of the internet as we know it ::
* ICANN: Government representatives take a critical look at DNS blocking
* .XXX was just the beginning – get ready for 1934 new top level domains
* Lawsuits against ICANN and new TLDs start to roll in
* RAA negotiation updates and how it affects domainers
* SPECIAL: VIDEOS from the ICANN Meetings in Toronto
* ICANN 45 Toronto: Reg Levy of Minds + Machines
* ICANN’s Noah: Chehade’s 40-Day Report Card
* Alt root user suing ICANN over dot-Web

… and more

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U.N. takeover of the Internet

Cyber criminals taking over the internet In December, an organization of self-important, foreign bureaucrats will meet to decide the fate of the Internet. WCIT-12 is a landmark global treaty-making conference that will define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunications networks around the world. Somehow they have the notion that the Internet is an entity that can be taken over by the United Nations.

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Taking Back Your Internet

Cyber criminals taking over the internet We start with a fundamental question:

quoting Is this an Internet we all have a stake in,
or an Internet we are subjected to?end quote

As long as spam, phishing, malware and unsolicited email exploits exist in an unaccountable structure, we are all subjects of other parties. The dirty secret is that the Internet is mandated to be accountable but is operated in violation of this mandate for a handful of beneficiaries. Continue reading »

The Death of the Internet

The Death of the Internet Imagine life without electricity. although most of humankind has managed just well without electricity, its loss would certainly impact society most profoundly. Now imagine that hundreds of thousands of criminals all over the world could make a quick profit by doing something that — little by little — killed the electric infrastructure. And that politically adversarial individuals and governments could speed up this looming catastrophe if they wanted to. It is terrible to imagine. And yet, it is a very real threat.

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Wikipedia needs SOPA and PIPA?

in Favor of SOPA and PIPA? Well, you thought we were done with Facebook, LinkedIN, Citi Bank, … ??? Well, not done yet. Cybercrime is relentless — it doesn’t stop, it never rests. Here’s yet another example of why we need accountability and stern control of the web, DNS, and IP systems … this time, it’s Wikipedia the scapegoat, and the cybercriminals out to get you

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ICANN’s threat to internet citizens

Block ICANN new gTLDs - END ICANNOn December 16, 2011, the FTC filed this release, and a letter to ICANN regarding their “Rapid Expansion of Internet Domain Name System.” As this program prepares to launch today, (January 12, 2012) it appears that ICANN is, once again, ignoring common sense and a sincere disregard for doing the right thing. Continue reading »

Your chance to fix Internet policy now!

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard and improve Internet security. The Domain Name Registrars and ICANN have failed to implement previously agreed upon law enforcement provisions to their contracts which improve accountability and help stop cybercriminals(1 ). Wednesday December 14

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