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Newsletter (20 September 2013)

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APTLD

1. The communiqué, powerpoints and photos of The 63rd Members’ Meeting in Xi’an, China (22 and 23 Aug 2013) have been posted on our website.

2. APTLD has received 14 applications for the General Manager position. Candidate interviews will be conducted soon.

http://www.aptld.org

3. Next Event (TBC):

Title: ccTLD Day @ PacNOG 14

Date: 2 Dec 2013 (PacNOG Conference), 3 Dec 2013 (ccTLD Day)

Location: Suva, Fiji

Venue: University of the South Pacific


Members

(.cc and .tv Verisign)

Diversity, Openness and vBSDcon 2013

http://blogs.verisigninc.com/blog/entry/diversity_openness_and_vbsdcon_2013

(.cn CNNIC)

2013 Asia-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Cooperation Program Held by CNNIC Concluded Successfully

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/hotnews/201309/t20130918_41469.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)

InternetNZ delighted in Government support for telecommunications cable

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2013/InternetNZ-delighted-Government-support-telecommunications-cable

Top Internet talent recognized at 2013 ANZIAs

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2013/Top-Internet-talent-recognised-2013-ANZIAs

(.wf AFNIC)

Afnic invites Entrepreneurs to the “Create” Trade Fair in Lille, France

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7235/show/afnic-invites-entrepreneurs-to-the-create-trade-fair-in-lille-france.html

The .fr TLD continues to gain market share

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7231/show/the-fr-tld-continues-to-gain-market-share-1.html

(.ru РФ Russia)

NEW TOP-LEVEL DOMAINS ARE THE MAIN TREND OF TLDCON 2013

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=4942

(Neustar)

Neustar Analysis Shows ICANN Mitigation Plan Overstates Risk of Harmful Domain-Name Collision

http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2013/neustar-analysis-shows-icann-mitigation-plan-overstates-risk-of-harmful-domain-name-collision


ICANN

Update Regarding Call for Volunteers to Evaluate Metrics Related to Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-17sep13-en.htm

NGPC Takes Action on GAC Durban Advice on New gTLDs

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-12sep13-en.htm

Implementing a Two-Panel String Similarity Review Process in the IDN ccTLD Fast Track

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-09sep13-en.htm


Current ICANN public consultations:

Consultation on ccTLD Delegation and Redelegation User Instructions and Source of Policy and Procedures

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/cctld-drd-ui-policy-09sep13-en.htm

Consultation on gTLD Delegation and Redelegation User Instructions and Source of Policy and Procedures

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/gtld-drd-ui-policy-10sep13-en.htm


Others

EU Politicians Call for Immediate Suspension of Data-Sharing Agreement Amid New NSA Allegations

http://www.circleid.com/posts/eu_politicians_called_for_immediate_suspension_of_data_sharing_agreemen/

Verizon and the FCC Clash Over Net Neutrality Laws

http://www.circleid.com/posts/verizon_and_the_fcc_clash_over_net_neutrality_laws/

Letter to ICANN Looks at .CBA and the New gTLD Collision Risk Mitigation Proposal

http://www.circleid.com/posts/letter_to_icann_looks_at_cba_new_gtld_collision_risk_mitigation_proposal/

Trademark Notice for New gTLD Domain Registrants Must be Substantially Amended and Modified in Context of ICANN’s Trademark-Plus-Fifty Adoption by Philip Corwin, ICA

http://www.domainnews.com/trademark-notice-for-new-gtld-domain-registrants-must-be-substantially-amended-and-modified-in-context-of-icann-s-trademark-plus-fifty-adoption-by-philip-corwin-ica.html

ICANN looking into string confusion

http://domainincite.com/14512-icann-looking-into-string-confusion-confusion

ICANN smacks Cheapies with the ban hammer

http://domainincite.com/14486-icann-smacks-cheapies-with-the-ban-hammer

Hundreds of new gTLD applicants still in GAC limbo

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