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Giving dapulse a try

I Want My Name I Want My Name: As a remote tech employee, my stomach actually ties itself into knots and turns a flip when I hear we’re introducing a new tool I have to check on a daily basis. Not that I don’t believe in productivity tools, but at some point, “productivity” becomes a job in itself.
For the most part, I still feel that way. But on October 2nd, Emma, our new Chief Productivity Officer (we don’t have official titles, so I’m giving us all C-level positions), sent me this message:
So before we catch up - I’m just moving all of our project planning into an online tool called dapulse. Check out this video and see what you think.

I had three thoughts after watching the video:
As an American, the accent really sucked me in.

The “main character” of the video has a very fancy haircut

Nothing in the video was “new” necessarily, but the message was very clear, and it got me excited in a weird way. Things just moved around so elegantly, and the layout felt fresh.

So I started playing around with the tool itself. I created a project folder, assigned people to tasks, set status options, timelines, due dates — I basically custom built a project management page to my exact preferences in ten minutes. That’s how good tools should work!
Then I created a “Content Calendar” folder that shows me what people are working on, has a place for people to drop draft links when they’re ready, shows me the status of their posts, and even has a comment system built in so you can have a running conversation throughout. And it has a gif button that lets me communicate in Nic Cage gifs, which is my preferred method of communication.
The built-in inbox system works, the automated emails seem to be getting to everyone when they’re supposed to — everything in dapulse just seems to work, and everyone (so far) has enjoyed using it enough to keep it going.
All I can say is that if you’re part of a team without a set project management tool (or if you’re using one you don’t really like), you should definitely give dapulse a try. We’re only a couple weeks in, so I can’t profess my undying love, but I think we’ve finally landed on something sticky. And not gum-on-your-shoe sticky, but the delicious stickiness of a fresh sticky bun. I could really go for one of those right now…

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Snag a Premium .SHOP 3-Letter Domain for 70% Off this October

WebNamesCa WebNamesCa: The registry operator behind the popular .SHOP domain are celebrating their first anniversary with special promotion. For a limited time starting next week, premium 3-letter domain names will be hugely discounted.
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Two More Crypto Holes

CircleID CircleID: If you work in computer security, your Twitter feed and/or Inbox has just exploded with stories about not just one but two new holes in cryptographic protcols. One affects WiFi; the other affects RSA key pair generation by certain chips. How serious are these? I'm not going to go through the technical details. For KRACK, Matthew Green did an excellent blog post; for the other, full details are not yet available. There are also good articles on each of them. What's more interesting are the implications.

As I've said before about crypto, don't panic. Encryption flaws are sexy and get academics very excited, but they're rarely particularly serious for most people. That's very true here. In fact, at a guess, the most widespread problem, with WiFi, will have fewer serious consequences than the RSA problem.

The reason that crypto issues are not in general very serious is that someone who wishes to exploit them needs both the flaw and access — and access is rarely easy. For this new WiFi attack, remember that the range of WiFi is about 100 meters; this is not something that the attackers can do over the Internet. (Yes, with a good, directional antenna you can manage about a kilometer. That's still not much, and since the attack depends on sending a packet to the target machine you need very precise aim on someone's phone or computer.)

There's a really important public policy angle to this, though. We're hearing lots of calls for "excpetional access", a mechanism for lawful government access to encrypted content. I and my colleagues have long warned that this is dangerous because cryptographic protocols are very subtle. In retrospect, this new flaw is blindingly obvious — very bad things happen if you replay message 3 of a 4 message sequence — but it took 13 years for it to be noticed, in a protocol that is used by literally billions of devices. (Btw — by "blindingly obvious" I'm not insulting the discoverer, Mathy Vanhoef. He did wonderful work finding it when no one else had, by asking himself, "I wonder what happens if....".) Oh yes — the protocol was mathematically proven correct — but the proof didn't cover what the attack actually does.

Cryptographic protocols are hard.

The other flaw appears to be more academically interesting and — for some of those affected — far more serious. Briefly, in the RSA encryption algorithm, one has to generate a "public key"; this key is (in part) the product of two large, random primes. We normally write this as

n = pq

Normally, n is public; however, p and q must be kept secret.

The problem seems to be in the way p and q were generated. Normally, you generate large, random numbers and test them for primality. It appears that the code library used with a particular chip had something wrong with the process for generating primes, resulting in an n that is easy to factor into its constituent p and q. Interestingly, it's possible to detect these weak values of n very cheaply and easily, without trying to factor them.

So — who is affected by this bug? First, remember the access issue. An attacker needs access to your encrypted traffic or encrypted device. That's not easy. Furthermore, if you used 2048-bit keys — and that's been standard for a fair number of years — the attack isn't cheap. On a 1000-core Amazon cloud, it would take 17 days and cost more than US$40,000. Translation: it isn't an attack that can be done casually or against bulk traffic. It's a targeted attack that can be launched only by a well-resourced adversary, and only against a high-value target.

But there is one serious cause for concern. If you have email encrypted with one of these flawed keys, or if you have an electronic document signed with one, someone can attack it in the future — and that $40K cost and 17-day time will only drop.
Written by Steven Bellovin, Professor of Computer Science at Columbia UniversityFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: Cyberattack, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity

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Uninsurable Because Federally Illegal Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires (Value: Compare to Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months)

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Chad Folkening gets patent for “Platform for building virtual entities using equity systems”

Domain Name Wire Domain Name Wire: Patent covers aspects of Contrib system for domain names. Chad Folkening was on the Domain Name Wire Podcast discussing Contrib last month. At a high level, it’s a system for developing domain names by engaging contributors. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just granted patent number 9,787,760 to Folkening for “Platform for building virtual entities […]
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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Monday October 16th, 2017

Domain Shane Domain Shane:
Aaron has a nice little list of names up for auction at Namejet  You’ve heard me mention before he’s great at finding CCC.coms and flipping them for a nice profit.  CCC.com are a little different than words in that auctions are often the best way to profit.  You don’t have to wait for end users as they have risen in value continuously over the years.  Most have held their value even after the Chinese “crash”. But at some point you have to sell and this week he is.  Which is the exact opposite of me this week. I spent 5 figures on short names.  I’m hoping he’s just generating some cash for some new buys
Here are today’s names, you have to click to see current price. 
Quote of the Day:  “You can have anything you want in this world as long as you temper your wants”  -me talking to my daughter
Domain of the Day:   WalletShop.com Look for your bitcoin wallet here
 
Namejet  and Sedo Names at Auction
02C.com     A CCC.com that we talked about in the intro
Griggy.com   Nice little brand
eGreeting.com  ePlay sold for $60K and eShare.com for $12,750 recently.  We’ll see if this continues the trend
6HD.com      NLL with HD being the bonus
VDG.com   Closes today, met reserve.  Only at $16K
WONA.com  CVCV closes today.  No reserve
PGGP.com    Nice balance.  I listed this a few days ago but closes today.  Not being the price action I expected
LightRight.com    Upgrade name for a few.  Good name for grow lights
WeatherCat.com  This could be a name for a product that handles the weather.  Not just one that tells you what it is
LawnJockey.com  A very controversial figurine that many use to have.  Definitely a memorable name
 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
Explorations.com   Getting the most love on the board today.    One of the better names in the last few weeks
TennisSkirts.com    I would say how cute they are but I’m not going to
Feelo.com   I’ve always liked these types of names.   I used to get them cheap.  They aren’t quite as cheap
NamePoint.com  I figured you guys would like this one
GoodPractices.com     I think all the bids are best practice oriented
WasteTechnology.com  Billions to the people that figure out how to get rid of or make less waste
XTRX.com     The kind of name the Chinese drool over
WorkTomorrow.com   Play today
HireFreelancer.com  Boring name but getting bids
Yunzan.com  Speaking of Chinese
Moscova.com  Common last name in some parts of the world
xFont.com  Still money in Fonts…….I think
NeuroHealth.org    I only know about this because my daughter wants to go into this
HempCorporation.com   I think hemp is legal soon as well
 
Godaddy Names With One or No Bids
CoinMore.com Coin is good enough in today’s market. And everyone is definitely looking for more
TheInternetCorp.com 1998 Birthday. Don’t be An Internet corp, be THE Internet Cop
HotSplash.com Sounds fun unless you’re talking McDonalds coffee in your laugh. “Who told you to put butter on the burn?”
SmallClip.com I’m thinking quick video clips but I’m others will find a different use
EnergyOnTheGo.com Portable energy is the future and its going to be awesome
CrushUp.com I don’t think it has much value but for some reason I like the look and sound of this one
CoinsDirectory.com No bidder. Has coins in it
Other Domains With Bids
1kind.com7tav.comAlphaSurgery.comAttorneysProBono.comBankingLicense.comBeWoke.comBoilingKettlePress.comCDIPage.comCheckEnergy.comClarionResortPinewoodPark.comD10e.orgDCHP.netDRJodiCobb.neteBinary.comEVBooks.netEventCenterDowntown.netFe-el.comFirstOhio.comGraftonMedia.comHalogenLamp.comHalogenLamps.comHepatocellular.orgHersenstorm.comHTQZ.neti-klan.comIndifocus.comInsight21.netJavBabe.comJuboLondon.comKuwait-Info.comLazyTV.comLeaderToLeader.orgLymeDiseaseAudio.comLZTU.comMandalaHeals.comMoviesGlobe.comMyDesignAward.comParkingInMotion.comPincg.comPoleznoe2014.comProDrift.comra-ajax.orgRhythmOfTheHome.comrlb-botanica.orgRuprr.comSalesZoom.comSimulexInc.comSMNP.netStoryBalloon.orgSustainableNutritionWithJune.comSwimExperience.netTalkOfTheDock.comTamilYouth.comVNDWealth.comWatchSeries.bizwoodysboathouse.comYoloEvents.comHave a name at auction and need more exposure? Send me an email. I Charge $10 per name per day. We may be able to help. If you have an auction you want to promote, email us for details.*All names chosen by me, Shane or Josh . (ie you click through and purchase a name you like) or an occasional paid listing. Everything I say is based on my own research or is opinion. Do your own due diligence. That means look it up yourself if you don’t think the stats or my opinion is correct. I hand choose my names but I am paid to make this list by the auction houses, individuals that are auctioning names, and Godaddy affiliate links. Keep that in mind and only buy names that YOU think are good
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Enhancing Transparency in Contractual Compliance Reporting

ICANN Blog ICANN Blog: In Jamie Hedlund’s blog, Six weeks in Contractual Compliance and Consumer Safeguards, he briefed the community on three department initiatives (facilitate community-wide consumer safeguard discussion; boost DNS abuse mitigation efforts; and enhance transparency around contractual compliance). In this blog, I want to provide you an update on the increased transparency initiative around compliance reporting.
Over the past several months we enhanced the ICANN Contractual Compliance Performance Reports in a variety of ways, including:
Enhanced Monthly Reporting - we added information on the subject matter of complaints in the compliance monthly dashboard based on recommendations from the Competition, Consumer Choice, and Consumer Trust Review Team draft report and the Governmental Advisory Committee’s Copenhagen Communique. A few examples include:
Report the WHOIS Inaccuracy complaint by three categories – syntax, operability, and identity.
Report on the subject of registrar related Domain Name System (DNS) abuse complaints such as spam, pharming, phishing, malware, and botnets in addition to counterfeiting, pharmaceutical, fraudulent and deceptive practices, trademark or copyright infringement, and registrar abuse contact.

New Quarterly Reports - our quarterly reports are intended to replace the metrics provided at the Annual General Meeting and the Community Forum during the Compliance Program Update session. This will bring a regular cadence to reporting and eliminate the nearly six-month gap due to the Policy Forum at which no reporting is provided.
New Annual Reports – our new annual reports are intended to provide a calendar year view into the compliance landscape. A few examples include:
Report the registrar and registry complaint types by legacy gTLDs and new gTLDs.
Report the enforcement reasons for registrars and registries.

Increased transparency around complaints in anticipation of future policy requests to measure the effectiveness of the new Transfer Policy. We added additional metrics on the subject matter of ICANN received complaints, which will be relevant for policy review and evaluation.
Additional work is underway to provide a greater detail of reporting on complaints related to safeguards and Public Interest Commitments. All current and past Contractual Compliance Performance Reports are available on ICANN.org
Thank you for your recommendations and requests to enhance transparency in contractual compliance. We welcome your feedback as we continue to improve our reporting. if you have any questions, please contact ICANN Contractual Compliance at compliance@icann.org.

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La extensión perfecta para el mundo de la construcción: .build

Blog Dominios Blog Dominios: Imagen: www.domain.build Para quienes se dediquen al negocio de la construcción se encuentra disponible la extensión .build, muy recomendable para páginas webs relacionadas con el sector de la construcción, pues se le da un plus de originalidad y distinción sobre la competencia. Los registros de esta extensión son inmediatos, y en algunas ocasiones por su especial relevancia pueden ser considerados como premium, por lo que la tarifa es superior (tanto en concepto de registro, como de renovación y traslado). Hay que destacar que este dominio soporta caracteres IDN, que van a permitir personalizar al máximo el nombre de dominio, con un intervalo que comprende desde 1 a 63, además de activar el servicio de Whois Privado (siempre que así lo oferte el correspondiente agente registrador). No dejes de construir tu página web con una base sólida; este tipo de extensiones permiten diferenciarse y aportar un toque de calidad. Independientementede que seas un profesional autónomo o una gran empresa, este dominio se ajusta perfectamente a la actividad que llevas a cabo. Permite a los internautas conocer de antemano cuál es la temática a la que se dedica el proyecto.

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