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Newsletter (2 February 2015)

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■ APTLD 2015 Board Election result announced!

■ APTLD’s next meeting will be held February 26 & 27 in Fukuoka Japan in conjunction with APRICOT 2015. Online Registration Hotel Booking


APTLD 2015 Board Election

The APTLD 2015 Board Election nomination period has ended on 25 February. Three valid nominations have been received and the nominees are: CHEN Ting (.cn), LIM Choon Sai (.sg) and LU Ai-Chin (.tw).
 
Since there are four vacant seats, based on the Constitution of APTLD, it is hereby announced that CHEN Ting, LIM Choon Sai and LU Ai-Chin as members of Board through the AGM in 2017. The Secretariat plans to conduct a Board Election nomination for the remaining seat at a later date.  

 

The bios of Ting, Choon Sai and Ai-Chin have been published on the website: http://www.aptld.org/content/aptld-board.


Members News

(.cn CNNIC)
The White Paper on RPKI Test Environment Setup Technologies
Supports Setup of Secure Inter-domain Routing System
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201502/t20150202_51626.htm
 
(.nz Internet NZ)
Big milestone for dot-NZ
https://internetnz.nz/news/big-milestone-dot-nz
 
On Net Neutrality
https://internetnz.nz/blog/net-neutrality
 
Flexibility of regulation for technology
https://internetnz.nz/blog/flexibility-regulation-technology
 
(ictQatar)
The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology
(ictQATAR) Releases Its Annual Report for the Year 2013/2014
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ministry-information-
and-communications-technology-ictqatar-releases-its-annual

 
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Internet Grows to 284 Million Domain Names in the Third Quarter of 2014
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-
releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2Fyd
GljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5MTQwMzY%3D

 
(ARI Registry)
.brands – Nobody said it was easy
http://www.ariservices.com/blog/brands-nobody-said-it-was-easy/
 
(Netnod)
Netnod develops new DNS site design
http://www.netnod.se/netnod-develops-new-dns-site-design
 
Netnod is growing!
http://www.netnod.se/netnod-growing
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Schedules Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Results
http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/neustar-schedules-conference-call-and-webcast-to-discuss-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2014-results

 
Active Survey – Registrations Analysis Survey 2015
The data collected will help us build a comprehensive report on the status and evolution of domain registrations in our region in terms of:
 
– Registration volume and growth
– Renewals status and evolution
– Registrars stats
– Registrants/customers
– Other Registry and revenue data
 
The report will also help build the database in order to track the evolution of many of the metrics collected helping us to spot trends and better understand the market.
 

Please find the survey at:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Registrations_analysis_2015


Others

ARIN 35 Registration Now Open
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/31/arin-35-registration-now-open/
 
ICANN: Selection of International Law Advisor to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/31/icann-selection-of-international-law-advisor-to-the-enhancing-icann-accountability-process/
 
ICANN: ATRT2 Implementation Program Update
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/31/icann-atrt2-implementation-program/
 
Two Six-Figure Domain Sales Close Out 2014
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/29/two-six-figure-domain-sales-close-out-2014/
 
As .ZA Passes One Million Registrations, Price Hikes Coming In March
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/28/as-za-passes-one-million-registrations-price-hikes-coming-in-march/
 
NTIA Says Cromnibus Bars IANA Transition During Current Contract Term by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/28/ntia-says-cromnibus-bars-iana-transition-during-current-contract-term-by-philip-corwin-internet-commerce-association/
 
Chehadé Criticises Domainers, and Domainers and Allies Kick Up Stink
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/27/chehade-criticises-domainers/
 
Global Domain Registration Growth Slows With .NET In Decline: Verisign DNIB
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/23/registration-growth-slows-net-decline-verisign/
 
Webinar Invitation – IANA Stewardship Transition: ICANN Workshop and Webinar for Civil Society and the Noncommercial Sector
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/22/webinar-invitation-iana-stewardship-transition-icann-workshop-and-webinar-for-civil-society-and-the-noncommercial-sector/
 
NCC Group Buys Open Registry
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/21/ncc-group-buys-open-registry/
 
HKIRC Announces Launch of .hk WATCH Service – Cost-effective Way To Protect Online Brand
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/23/hkirc-hk-watch-service/
 
Occupy IG – Internet Social Forum to Torpedo NETmundial Initiative and Disrupt Davos Discussions
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150125_occupy_ig_internet_social_forum_targets_netmundial_initiative/
 
ICANN: Our Top 3 Policy Priorities for 2015
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150123_icann_our_top_3_policy_priorities_for_2015/
 
A Case for Looking Before Leaping: The IANA Stewardship Proposal
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150122_a_case_for_looking_before_leaping_the_iana_stewardship_proposal/
 
Over 75% of All Top-Level Domains (TLDs) Now Signed With DNSSEC
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150122_over_75_of_all_top_level_domains_tlds_now_signed_with_dnssec/
 
Addressing 2014 – And Then There Were 2!
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150131_addressing_2014_and_then_there_were_2/
 
NFL Super Bowl to Stream Live Today for Free – Who Will Be Measuring Statistics?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150201_nfl_super_bowl_to_stream_live_today_who_will_be_measuring_stats/
 
IPv6 Security Myth #3: No IPv6 NAT Means Less Security
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150129_ipv6_security_myth_3_no_ipv6_nat_means_less_security/
 
The IETF’s *Other* Diversity Challenge: An Update
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150129_the_ietfs_other_diversity_challenge_an_update/
 
.Global Registry Releases 3,500 Domain Names to the Market
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150129_the_ietfs_other_diversity_challenge_an_update/
 
Nominet’s Head of Information Security, Cath Goulding, Named Security Champion of the Year
http://www.domainnews.com/nominet-s-head-of-information-security-cath-goulding-named-security-champion-of-the-year.html
 
Google Files Complaint for Googlereklamekibi.com Domain Name in Arbitration
http://www.domainnews.com/google-files-complaint-for-googlereklamekibi-com-domain-name-in-arbitration.html
 
One other new gTLD Delegated : .Kyoto
http://www.domainnews.com/one-other-new-gtld-delegated-kyoto.html
 
Coordination Center For TLD RU/РФ : The number of Domain Violators Decreased in 2014
http://www.domainnews.com/coordination-center-for-tld-ru-the-number-of-domain-violators-decreased-in-2014.html
 
Winklevoss Twins Acquires Gemini.com Domain Name

http://www.domainnews.com/winklevoss-twins-acquires-gemini-com-domain-name.html


ICANN

Selection of International Law Advisor to the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-01-30-en
 
ATRT2 Implementation Program Update
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-30-en
 
Third Face-to-Face Meeting for the Task Force on Arabic Script IDNs (TF-AIDN) to Convene in Singapore
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-30-en
 
WEBINAR: Cross Community Working Group (CWG) On IANA Naming Related Functions: Current Progress and Key Issues
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-27-en
 
Joint CWG-Stewardship & CCWG-Accountability Chairs’ Statement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-26-en
 
Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) | Chairs’ Statement: Thomas Rickert – León Sanchez – Mathieu Weill
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-23-en
 
What to Expect at ICANN 52: A Guide for Business Stakeholders
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-21-en
 
Webinar Invitation – IANA Stewardship Transition: ICANN Workshop and Webinar for Civil Society and the Noncommercial Sector
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-21-en
 
GNSO Policy & Implementation Working Group Publishes Initial Recommendations Report for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-19-en

 

Current ICANN Public Consultations


Release of Country and Territory Names within the .DVAG, .TUI, .SPIEGEL, .ALLFINANZ and .FLSMIDTH TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-01-06-en
 
Annual IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-cctld-fast-track-2015-01-15-en
 
WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-ars-pilot-2014-12-23-en
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Guidelines for Designing Script-Specific Label Generation Rules (LGR) – Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-guidelines-2015-01-15-en
 
GNSO Policy & Implementation Working Group Publishes Initial Recommendations Report for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/policy-implementation-2015-01-19-en
 
Public Comment Sought on Potential Change to Registrar Accreditation Insurance Requirement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/raa-insurance-2015-01-15-en
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-2014-12-15-en

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