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The Advantages Of The New Windows 7

Domain Flipper: Predecessor Windows Vista is trumped clearly rather than announced by Microsoft, Windows 7 is now officially available. It certainly seems the success of the new operating system. But especially for private users, many questions remain...
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PEP.COM Tops Weekly Chart in 6 Figure Sale

DomainPulse.com: Pep.com topped the Domain Name Journal chart of top reported sales for the week ending 18 June, selling for $100,000 in a private sale. It was double the second biggest... The post PEP.COM Tops Weekly Chart in 6 Figure Sale appeared f...
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Sedo vs. Afternic – What Performs Better For You?

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: This post brings me back, way back, since I actually wrote my first post comparing Sedo and Afternic back in 2007, almost ten years ago. Since then I’ve continued to use both services and while I honestly don’t see a ton of sales through either, I do get a sale here and there. Last week I […]

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Over 750 Domain Name Registrars Expected to Shut Down in the Next 12 Months, ICANN Predicts

CircleID CircleID: ICANN estimates over 750 accredited domain name registrars are likely to close within the next 12 months as a result of the over-saturated drop-catching market — the process used to game the system and rapidly register valuable domain names within milliseconds of deletion. Kevin Murphy reporting in Domains Incite writes: "ICANN VP Cyrus Namazi made the estimate while explaining ICANN's fiscal 2018 budget, which is where the projection originated… He said that ICANN ended its fiscal 2017 last week with 2,989 accredited registrars, but that ICANN expects to lose about 250 per quarter starting from October until this time next year."
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G20 Nations Must Set Clear Priorities for Digital Agenda

CircleID CircleID: A joint blog post by the Internet Society, Mozilla and the World Wide Web Foundation.

Home to two-thirds of the world's population and 90 percent of its economic output, the G20 countries are a powerhouse that have yet to take on a coordinated digital agenda.

This could be about to change. Under the German presidency of the G20, digital concerns — from getting people connected to protecting people's data once they are — have been made a priority through a new 'Roadmap for Digitalisation'. Now the question is: will other G20 members like Brazil, China, and Russia be willing to translate this initial support into firm G20 commitments that Argentina will continue to drive during the next G20 presidency?

As three leading organisations from the Internet community, we are looking to the world leaders who will gather in Hamburg, Germany for the summit on 7-8 July to set clear priorities for the G20 digital agenda.

They have good reason to. Digital industries have become central to all G20 economies and must form an integral part of their agenda. If the G20 are looking at their future prosperity and security, they must ensure the digital economy brings connectivity, opportunities, and benefits for everyone, while guarding against the risk that digital technologies could drive inequality and exclusion. It is more important now than ever to lay the foundations for an effective, principle-based security framework that respects fundamental rights and ensures user trust. Unilateral or short-sighted solutions, such as on encryption, will fall short to address these challenges.

We believe that Germany's presidency has set a good precedent for other G20 countries — and especially Argentina — to follow. The proposed G20 "Roadmap for Digitalisation” provides the right framing to address many of the digital community's current concerns: from strengthening trust in the digital economy and consumer online protections, to bridging digital divides.

Now, to turn intention into action, the resulting agreement from the July summit (the communique) must acknowledge and elevate these issues as part of the overall G20 agenda and form an integral part of the official strategies and policies for G20 leaders. Priorities should include digital access and bridging the current divides, not just in terms of connectivity but also in terms of enabling meaningful access and empowering people. Infrastructure, skills-building, and inclusion must be the drivers to shape an open, free and transformative internet — bringing sustainable development and opportunities to all.

Today, heads of state have a historical opportunity to lay the right foundations for a global digital agenda. We hope that they use it.

Cathleen Berger, Global Engagement Lead, Mozilla
Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Global Internet Policy, Internet Society
Craig Fagan, Policy Director, Web Foundation

This post originally appeared on the Internet Society blog.
Written by Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Global Internet Policy, Internet SocietyFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation

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