EURid Defers EEA .eu Eligibility, Retains Discounted ADR and Results of How .eu Domains Are Used Study

A few announcements from EURid, the top-level domain registry for .eu. First up, EURid has had to defer allowing EEA citizens to register .eu domain names.

This follows the announcement last month where the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) had reached an agreement that would extend the citizenship rule to EEA nationals.

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InternetNZ and CERT NZ Collaborate To Make New Zealand’s Internet Safer

InternetNZ has moved to make New Zealand’s internet a little safer with their announcement Tuesday their security product, Defenz DNS Firewall, is now consuming CERT NZ’s local threat feed.

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With 5G Rollout Lagging, Research Looks Ahead to 6G

Amid a 5G rollout that has faced its fair share of challenges, it might seem somewhat premature to start looking ahead at 6G, the next generation of mobile communications. But 6G development is happening now, and it’s being pursued in earnest by both industry and academia.

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Trump administration is crippling international Internet freedom effort by withholding funds, officials say

The Trump administration is withholding $20 million in funding approved by Congress for a U.S. Internet freedom organization, forcing the cutoff Friday of tools used by tens of millions of people worldwide to access the Internet and uncensored news through the Voice of America, officials said.

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Yes, the tech giants are big – in truth, probably too big to break up

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What’s the difference between Mark Zuckerberg and John D Rockefeller? Exchange the trainers for a pair of spats, and the T-shirt for a frock coat, and the answer is not all that much, according to lawmakers in Washington: a robber baron is a robber baron whether he wears a top hat or a baseball cap.

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Value Of Domain Name Sales Plummets On Back Of COVID-19: Escrow.com

COVID-19 may be seeing surges in domain name registrations, particularly among many ccTLDs, but this surge doesn’t appear to be transferring to the domain name aftermarket, with Escrow.com reporting the total value of transacted domain names dropping from $85.8 million in the first quarter of 2020 to $55.2 million in the second. This is the lowest seen since 2018.

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New .IE Registrations Surge By A Quarter In 6 Months On Back Of COVID-19

Irish businesses have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by registering more domain names, with new registrations surging by a quarter (26%) in the first six months of 2020 and by over a half (56%) year-on-year, according to the latest .IE Domain Profile Report 2020, covering January to June.

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Cybercriminals Resume Operations In Q2 After Q1 Lull: Spamhaus

The first quarter of 2020 saw a decrease in the number of botnet Command & Controllers (C&Cs) tracked and listed by the Spamhaus research team, but in the second quarter they were back to levels typically seen in 2019.

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