A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on November 13, 2017. 

If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where the price was when the auction ended, but the name may not have sold if a reserve was in place.

Sedo Names at Auction    The hottest business out there right now

At $3,000 with a day left have proven to be good investments over the years.  And this one is pronounceable to boot Reserve met at $90

?   Some of the most valuable property in the world.  Reserve me a $100

? – sold for $611 in August on GoDaddy  I am sure there are quite a few people that would like to own this one

At $365 with 11 hours left


Top 10 Namejet sales for yesterday as listed on Namebio. $12,600 $11,575 $10,250 $2,120 $2,100 $1,605 $1,500 $1,116 $1,090 $945

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Even post-Weinstein, no sexual harassment complaints at ICANN

There have been no formal complaints of sexual harassment in the ICANN community since the organization introduced a zero tolerance policy back in March, according to the Ombudsman. That’s even after the current media storm about such behavior, precipitated by the revelations about movie producer Harvey Weinstein, which has given men and women in many […]
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Your Online Freedoms are Under Threat – 2017 Freedom on the Net Report

CircleID CircleID: As more people get online every day, Internet Freedom is facing a global decline for the 7th year in a row.

Today, Freedom House released their 2017 Freedom on the Net report, one of the most comprehensive assessments of countries' performance regarding online freedoms. The Internet Society is one of the supporters of this report. We think it brings solid and needed evidence-based data in an area that fundamentally impacts user trust.

Looking across 65 countries, the report highlights several worrying trends, including:

manipulation of social media in democratic processes
restrictions of virtual private networks (VPNs)
censoring of mobile connectivity
attacks against netizens and online journalists
Elections prove to be particular tension points for online freedoms (see also Freedom House's new Internet Freedom Election Monitor). Beyond the reported trend towards more sophisticated government attempts to control online discussions, the other side of the coin is an increase in restrictions to Internet access, whether through shutting down networks entirely, or blocking specific communication platforms and services.

These Internet shutdowns are at the risk of becoming the new normal. In addition to their impact on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, shutdowns generate severe economic costs, affecting entire economies [1] and the livelihood of tech entrepreneurs, often in regions that would benefit the most from digital growth.

We need to build on these numbers as they open a new door to ask governments for accountability. By adopting the U.N. Sustainable Developed Goals (SDGs) last year, governments of the world have committed to leveraging the power of the Internet in areas such as education, health and economic growth. Cutting off entire populations from the Internet sets the path in the wrong direction.

Mindful that there is urgency to address this issue, the Internet Society is releasing today a new policy brief on Internet shutdowns, which provides an entry into this issue, teases various impacts of such measures and offers some preliminary recommendations to governments and other stakeholders.

Of course, this can only be the beginning of any action and we need everyone to get informed and make their voices heard on shutdowns and other issues related to online freedoms.

Here is what you can do:

Follow the live video stream of the launch event for Freedom House's 2017 Freedom on the Net report. The Internet Society's Vice President of Global Policy Development, Sally Wentworth, is among the panelists. (14 November 2017, 9:30 am EDT)
Read the new Freedom on the Net report and pay particular attention to country reports relevant to you.
Ask people to spread the word that Internet shutdowns cost everyone. Governments should stop using Internet shutdowns and other means of denying access as a policy tool: we must keep the Internet on. Tweet using #ShapeTomorrow and #NetFreedom2017. You'll find more tweets on the Internet Society's Twitter account.
Read the Internet Society's new Policy brief on Internet shutdowns, and look back at our paper on Internet Content Blocking for a deeper technical assessment on some common content filtering techniques.
Read again ISOC's findings on personal rights and freedoms from our 2017 Global Internet Report.
Join the Keep It On movement to collectively call for an end to shutdowns
[1] Among other similar studies, Brookings assessed a cost of about USD 2.4 billion resulting from shutdowns across countries evaluated between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
Written by Nicolas Seidler, Senior Policy advisorFollow CircleID on TwitterMore under: Censorship, Internet Governance, Policy & Regulation

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