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Newsletter (29 February 2016)

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Recent Updates:
2016 APTLD Board Announcement View

A Message from Down Under View


Members News


(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign Announces Retirement of Founding Board Member
William L. Chenevich
http://www.verisign.com/assets/Chenevich_Retirement_Announce
ment_02222016_FINAL.pdf

The Cyberthreats and Trends Enterprises Should Watch in 2016
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/the_cyberthreats_and_trends_enterprises

(.CN CNNIC)
Li Xiaodong: IANA Stewardship Transition Calls for Louder Voice from the Asia-Pacific Region
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201602/t20160219_53412.htm

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Consent changes means faster UFB installs for New Zealanders
https://internetnz.nz/news/consent-changes-means-faster-ufb-installs-new-zealanders

Crypto Wars 2.0: Apple vs FBI & 18th century law
https://internetnz.nz/blog/crypto-wars-20-apple-vs-fbi-18th-century-law


(AFNIC)
Afnic partners with the e-Accessibility Tour de France #eAccessiTour
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9691/show/afnic-partners-with-the-e-accessibility-tour-de-france-eaccessitour.html

Pierre Bonis, Deputy CEO of Afnic, elected to the Board of Directors of CENTR
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9681/show/pierre-bonis-deputy-ceo-of-afnic-elected-to-the-board-of-directors-of-centr-1.html

Contacting Afnic has never been easier

https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9674/show/contacting-afnic-has-never-been-easier-1.html


APTLD Survey


Title: 2016 annual Stat Survey
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/statsurvey2016
Access: APTLD ccTLD members
Background: The survey is an important baseline study which captures key data on a range of metrics and is expected to produce valuable results on the following:
√ Registration growth and renewal trends

√ Customer (registrant) base dynamics and trends
√ General exposure to new gTLD competition in registrar channels.
√ Wholesale and retail pricing and expected pricing changes
√ Registry finances, organisational diversification,

marketing/communication budgets


Others

IMT-2020 makes progress in developing 5G standard
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/07.aspx


Internet Society Study Provides New Insight into Mobile Internet

Use in Asia-Pacific
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-study-
provides-new-insight-mobile-internet-use-asia-pacific


APNIC 2015 Annual Report now available

https://blog.apnic.net/2016/02/26/apnic-2015-annual-report-now-
available/


FIRST TC demonstrates security is a global effort

https://blog.apnic.net/2016/02/26/first-tc-demonstrates-security-is-
a-global-effort/


Applications now open for ISIF Asia’s largest ever grants funding pool

https://blog.apnic.net/2016/02/24/applications-now-open-for-isif-
asias-largest-ever-grants-funding-pool/


First new gTLD deleted from the net

http://domainincite.com/20055-first-new-gtld-deleted-from-the-net


UK’s Proposed Spy Law Can Force Apple to Bypass Security, Plus

a Gag Order
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160225_uk_proposed_spy_law_c
an_force_apple_to_bypass_security/


ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade is Misleading the US Senate, Says

Sen. Cruz
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160223_icann_ceo_fadi_chehade
_is_misleading_the_us_senate_says_sen_cruz/

ICANN CEO Farewell Letter Overlooks Innovation
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160225_icann_ceo_farewell_lette
r_overlooks_innovation/

Can We Really Blame DNSSEC for Larger-Volume DDoS attacks?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160222_can_we_really_blame_d

nssec_for_larger_volume_ddos_attacks/


ICANN


ICANN Releases Identifier Systems SSR Activities Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-02-26-en

ICANN Announces the Release of “Middle East DNS Study”
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-02-26-en

Draft Framework of Principles for Cross Community Working Groups
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-02-22-en

Charter Amendments of the GNSO gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-02-22-en

Business Engagement Guest Blogger Series: Chris Wilson
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/business-engagement-guest-blogger-series-chris-wilson

Volume 13: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/volume-13-an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions

Helping the Community Develop Policies
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/helping-the-community-develop-policies

A New Approach to an ICANN Institution: The Public Forum
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-new-approach-to-an-icann-institution-the-public-forum

ICANN55 Marrakech – Global Domains Division Session Highlights
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann55-marrakech-global-domains-division-session-highlights

CCWG-Accountability Delivers Report to Chartering Organizations
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/ccwg-accountability-delivers-report-to-chartering-organizations


What is Privilege Escalation?

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-privilege-escalation

Current ICANN Public Consultations

GNSO Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Policy Development Process Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ppsai-recommendations-2016-02-05-en


Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rdap-profile-2015-12-03-en


Proposed implementation of GNSO Policy Development Process Recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-d-implementation-2015-11-10-en


Draft Framework of Principles for Cross Community Working Groups

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-framework-principles-draft-2016-02-22-en


Charter Amendments of the GNSO gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rysg-charter-draft-2016-02-22-en


Final Report Recommendations of the Geographic Regions Review Working Group

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/geo-regions-2015-12-23-en

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