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Irish ccTLD Opens Consultation on Liberalisation

InternetNews.me InternetNews.me: The Irish ccTLD (.ie) currently has some rather archaic and subjective policies that are hard to understand for many. Under a new policy proposal which is currently open for public consultation this could all change quite dramatically. What is being proposed is to radically reduce the requirements for IE domain name registrations to one basic […]
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Introducing the New Accountability Indicators

ICANN Blog: Have you ever wondered how many events ICANN participates in by region and how many people we engage with? Or what is the state of ICANN's financials? Or how much is being spent on travel and meetings? Now you can find all of these answers...
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If you want to post online in China, you need to use your real name

Nikhil Sonnad published an article on QZ.com that China will now demand users give their real identity while commenting anywhere online. Certain services and websites have already had to require real identities from users, but now it seems it will be ubiquitous. From the article: “For users who have not given identifying information, platforms for […]

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Tucows to discontinue .au domain name registrations for all Chinese resellers

OnlineDomain.com OnlineDomain.com: Tucows’s reseller platform OpenSRS will no longer be able to provide .au domain name registrations to any reseller that is based in China. This follows a formal direction Tucows was given by auDA, the registry for the Australian top-level domain, .au. In a letter Tucows received, auDA is directing Tucows, under the terms of its …
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Not Quite Two Factor, or Is Your Phone Number Really Something You Have?

CircleID CircleID: A recent article in the New York Times Dealbook column reported on phone number hijacking, in which a bad guy fraudulently takes over someone's mobile phone number and used it to reset credentials and drain the victim's account. It happens a lot, even to the chief technologist of the FTC. This reminds us that security is hard, and understanding two-factor authentication is harder than it seems.

The usual definition of two-factor is to pick two different items from a list of security types:

Something you know, like a password
Something you have, like a physical key Something you are, like your fingerprint
A mobile phone is something you have, but the number assigned to that phone is not, more like something you rent. Just about every account that has two-factor authentication can use a phone as one of those factors, but there are a lot of different ways to use the phone that have very different security profiles, particularly when you consider the ways they can fail if your phone breaks or is lost or stolen.

One common way is to send a text message with a one-time code you enter when you log into the account, or occasionally a voice call that reads the number to you. That fails if someone hijacks your phone number but is fairly robust if your phone breaks or is stolen. Assuming you set a password or lock pattern on your phone, incoming texts usually show that there's a text waiting, but not the contents of the text. Recovering is straightforward, get a new phone and move the number to it. (If the phone broke, this can be as simple as moving the SIM card to a new phone.)

The other approach is to use the phone itself to generate one time codes, using what's known as Time-based One-time Password Algorithms (TOTP.) Some businesses such as my bank provide their own apps to generate the codes, but most use a standard scheme defined in IETF RFC 6238. The best known standard TOTP programs are Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator, but there are many others. If you lose the phone, again the phone password protects against other people getting your codes, but recovery is a pain since once you get a new phone, even with the same phone number, you have to install the TOTP program anew and reset all the accounts that used the old TOTP program.

Except actually, you don't. The usual way to set up a TOTP is that the business shows you a QR code on your laptop or desktop screen which the TOTP program scans. A TOTP isn't so much something you have as something your phone app knows. For each account that uses a TOTP, the app uses a fixed key contained in the QR code, which you can generally also get as a string of letters if you don't have a camera to scan the QR code. Since the TOTP algorithm is standardized, you can put that fixed key in as many places as you want. When I set up a new TOTP code, I scan it on my phone, my tablet, and I put letter string in a file I keep offline. So if I lose my phone I can use the tablet to log in, and when I get a new phone I can enter the key strings into the TOTP app on the new phone and the accounts to which they're linked are none the wiser.

So this means that even though TOTP code generator seems like something you have, it's really something your app knows, or if you're good at memorizing random character strings, something you know, too.

The other common technique is to send e-mail, which you read on your phone, or anywhere else you read mail. Sometimes the e-mail has a one-time code, but more often it's for password resets. Mail accounts, particularly if they're at free providers, are if anything easier to hijack than phone numbers. Large providers have entire departments to deal with account recovery, and staff that spends much of their time trying to figure out which recovery requests are real and which are hijacks. If your account is at a paid provider, it's probably somewhat more secure (they have a pretty good idea who you are if you pay with a credit card) but even so, any support desk can be the target of a social engineering attack to steal your account.

None of this is to say that two-factor authentication is a bad idea, but it does say that you should think about how valuable your accounts are and protect them accordingly. If I had a really valuable account protected by TOTP, I'd consider using a device that only runs the TOTP application (an $20 used phone would do, preferably not activated) and put it in my safe deposit box, along with a printout of the TOTP key. For accounts that have those inane recovery questions, my high school mascot is uoxuxtxehwkhaaulyxthtwppx, my mother's maiden name is vbtupbslwoxkkbdkxasvezppq, and my favorite color is exbuqkgcihzgmemnyrghyctmx, also printed out and put in a safe place. You get the idea.
Written by John Levine, Author, Consultant & SpeakerFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: Cybersecurity

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Domain Shane’s Daily List of Domains at Auction for Sunday August 27th

Domain Shane Domain Shane:
One of my proudest achievements is not my business or my marathon times.  It’s the fact that as of yesterday I have been married 22 years.  While not the perfect husband by any means, I am doing much better than many predicted.   I think even my Mother would have bet the under on how many years someone could stay married to me.  It’s been a little easier than I predicted, but that is much more likely because the other half of my team rather than my actions.  I do know this, that I am better at every single thing I do because I am married.  I can’t over emphasize the confidence that one has knowing that at all points in time , there is a person by your side that wants to help you succeed.  A person that will help or support with no questions asked.  You really can accomplish anything with that.   It is possible to have a great life on your own but I know that I enjoy it a lot more when there is someone sitting beside me laughing at my jokes, calling out my stupid antics, cheering on my successes, and dusting me off after my crashes.   I don’t take any single day for granted and look forward to as many days ahead as I can get.  And its going to be a hell of a journey.  I appreciate all of you that read what I write here on a daily basis but I would be wrong to not mention the other half of my team that you don’t get to meet or see.  Hopefully I’ll get her to a domain conference and change that.  Enjoy the day   Here are today’s names. Click for most recent price  
Quote of the Day:   “My wife said to me: ‘If you won the lottery, would you still love me?’ I said: ‘Of course I would. I’d miss you, but I’d still love you”  –Frank CarsonDomains of the Day:   DotCom.org    Not many domains you can get that are dot com AND dot org.   At $1
Namejet , DropDay, and Sedo Names at Auction
JIIQ.com   These double vowel in the middle LLLL.com are starting to heat up.  Worth keeping an eye on
InfiniteCash.com  A dream of most people.  But it would take the fun out of making it
Juiciness.com    everyone loves it juicy
WineConsultant.com      Consult on what to eat with fish or where to spend your cheese
WSWR.com     Would be a good buy under $1200 IMO.  But what do I know, I sell plants for a living
VRVN.com
Workville.com    Ville names used to be 5 figures or more.  Have settled down a bid
SmartHawk.com      Birds are easy to remember.  And smart, well smart makes you feel like you’ll be smarter for using the product
 
Names At Auction From Other Auction Houses
 
 
 Godaddy Domains That I Like With Multiple Bids
SecurityBox.com   19 years old.    I’ll just say bitcoin wallet since that will make it more valuable
SkydiveVegas.com   There are several places that offer it. They should own this domain for marketing reasons alone
JJIL.com   Not great letters but IL for Illinois is a decent ending
x138.com   Not sure why this one is so high.  So much randomness with numbers its hard to keep track.  Seems like a ton of bidders know something I don’t all the time
Wecide.com  I assume its getting all the bids because it represents “We Decide”
Tallet.com   A last name so will inevitably be a company name eventually
LegalHand.com    As good of a name as Legal Zoom
Click2go.com   1998 domain.  Not sure where we’re going to go but enough bidders to make it go somewhere
19459.com   Looks like it may reach four figures.  even with the 4
777205.com  777553.com  and  777807.com     Triple numbered 6N.com continue to be a good asset class
EthereumDealer.com   And ethereum is spelled correctly
CryptoCoinParty.com  and CryptoIndustries.com   Since we are talking crypto currencies
LawsuitLoan.com  There are plenty of people that will loan you money against a lawsuit you won.  And at only 18% interest
Ploko.com   You know I like my 5L
TheTeabagger.com  guy is going to make you a nice hot drink or drop his testicles on you
 
Domains That I Like With One or No Bids 
[g]SneakerVault.com[/g]  Hard to beat the sneaker app GOAT but this is a better description name
[g]TheMandolin.com[/g]  I love the mandolin.  Chris Thile is my favorite player.   Amazing talent. 1998 domain
[g]TheVitalizer.com[/g]  No bidders at $12.   Sounds like I am going to feel better after I use it
[g]Zycar.com[/g]  A pronounceable 5L and has the word car in it.  Has to be worth something..right?
[g]Baala.com[/g] I like the double vowels on short names and VIIM certainly did well. One bidder
[g]CompleteHeat.com[/g]  I’ll take this one to go with my Instantheat name
[g]LostHawk.com[/g]  The ultimate name for a lost and found for pet hawk owners.  But not sure that’s a big crowed.
[g]ChicagolandFinancial.com[/g] Upgrade name for a few entities.  Chicagoland is the term used to refer to the city of Chicago and all the suburbs around it.  Big big population
 
Other Domains With Bids
9lanka.infoAcatushun.comAccex.comAthenaMarketing.comAtHomeWithSweett.comaustraliavsnewzealand-live-stream.comBadCreditMortgageBroker.comBBRK.netBuildTrade.comCuflix.comDanielmaman.comDeliPlayer.comDoitForVine.comDreamBucket.comEpicCostume.comFitnessEnterprises.comFortWorthFuneralHome.comGilpp.orgGPCNativeGarden.orgGPSNavigacii.netguitarlessonsfastfunandeasy.comHealthNewsColorado.orgHearth.orgHow2.orgInsideIran.orgLinkageConsulting.comLNBL.netLuxuryCo.comMightyApps.comParskado.comPoint-Restaurant.comRoseOrganizing.comSarahdipity.comScottishHolidays.netScuba-Do.comShillAs.comSinghOptions.comSmokeFreeBloomington.orgsoflahomevalue.comSportsFashionJewelry.comSwapWheels.comSwiki.netSwoptEnergy.comtds85.comtechandseo.comtetratech-tbsb.comThebii.orgToysForYourBlog.comTracademics.comTravelNurseExpert.comTropa-geek.comUdupimanipal.comUjwalbookdepot.comUnidoswholesale.comyhtbilet.orgYouthConnections.com
Have 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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The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is tonight…and MayweatherMcGregor.com is missing out

Morgan Linton Morgan Linton: While I’m not a huge boxing fan (basketball and DOTA2 are the two sports I follow) I have to say that I am pretty excited about the Mayweather McGregor fight tonight. I think this goes to show that the press machine that these two athletes have built is doing it’s job since I can’t really […]

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