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Newsletter (10 February 2014)

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n Next Event: APTLD Members Meeting and Annual General Meeting

Date: February 20 & 21, and the morning of 24, 2014

Location: Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa (Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling JayaSelangdor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia)

n APTLD new board members have been elected.


(.jp JPRS)

Completion of BIND 10 Initial Development Program


(.nz InternetNZ)

Copper Tax: Where To From Here


(.tv dotTV)

Verisign Reports 10 Percent Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in 2013


Introduction of .ae and Mohammad Al Zarooni

The .aeDA was established in 2007 by the TRA as a department. It is the Regulatory Body and Registry Operator for the .ae domain name. The .aeDA is responsible for the setting and enforcement of all policies with regard to the operation of the .ae ccTLD as well as overseeing the operation of the Registry System.

The .aeDA’s role is to:

l Develop and execute policy

l Grow, develop and market the .ae namespace

l Accredit and manage .ae Registrars

l Educate the public, delivering and promoting the .ae domain name

l Facilitate the .ae Dispute Resolution Policy

l Represent .ae at International Forums

As the .aeDA has been formed by the TRA, a federal government department, the .aeDA will continually strive to maintain best practice for the administration of the .ae ccTLD and will administer the .ae domain in a fair and transparent manner.

Mohammad Al Zarooni

From Geek to Administrator, Mohammad Al Zarooni has spent most of his career in the Internet and Telecommunication sector in the UAE. At the Middle-East DNS Forum in Dubai, Mohammad provides a crisp and clear role for a ccTLD in a community:

l Developing a fair and sound ccTLD policy through a rational policy development framework and engaging the stakeholder in decision making if possible.

l Ensuring a robust and resilient registry and DNS infrastructure.

l Allowing competition and create business opportunity to local companies (registrars) and engaging them in any domain name related activities.

l Marketing and spreading the awareness of the benefit of using the ccTLD.

l Social responsibilities commitment such (offer technical training to registrants, funding young entrepreneurs and startups).

l Coping with the domain name industry trends and developments (e.g. DNSSEC, IDN …etc).

Mohammad and the team at TRA have steered the .ae and .اماراتdomain names to serve its communities – and they have been rewarded with very strong growth, not just in its domain names, but in the adoption of ICT in the UAE.


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Invitation to Join the GNSO-SSR | A GNSO Sponsored Security, Stability, Resiliency (SSR) Mailing List


Express Interest in Becoming a Panel Member for the New gTLD Program PIC Dispute Resolution Procedure


Request for Information on Contact Data Validation and Verification Systems (Available Until 7 March 2014)


Current ICANN public consultations

Draft Criteria and Process for Selection of Multistakeholder Ethos Award Pilot Program


Review of Trusted Community Representation in Root Zone DNSSEC Key Signing Ceremonies


Second Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT 2) Final Report & Recommendations


Proposed Modifications to GNSO Operating Procedures to Address Resubmission of Motions and Working Group Self Assessment



Verisign: we’re not afraid of new TLDs, and IDN transliterations will be delayed


Verisign reports revenue growth and 8.2 million new domain registrations in Q4


IBM files first Uniform Rapid Suspension case for new TLDs


Google’s .search top level domain name application survives objections


New TLDs are here but domain search isn’t ready yet. Here are four examples.


Calzone makes monitoring new TLD launches easier


Domain registration agreements are getting longer thanks to new TLDs


Why cybersquatting won’t be a big deal in new TLDs


Chinese IDN TLDs plan two day launch party and live auction in Macau


ICANN makes progress on data retention waivers for domain name registrars


First European registrar to get Whois data opt-out


EU body tells ICANN that 2013 RAA really is illegal


TMCH sees cybersquatting in 1&1s pre-reg requests


US unhappy with ICANN, urges more delay to many new gTLDs


ICANN approves reworked GAC advice over US concerns


Afilias personalizes the Internet with first “family” top-level domain


U.S. Telcos to Test IP-Based Calling, FCC Approves Trials


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