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Newsletter (1 August 2014)

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Next Event: APTLD’s next meeting for Members and Friends will be in Brisbane from 15th of September.
New APTLD Reports:
Report on Commonwealth DNS Forum – London
Report from New Zealand’s NetHui

Domain Report (June 2014)


Members News

(.cn CNNIC)
Li Xiaodong Selected into IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201407/t20140718_47428.htm

Chinese gTLD Promotion Program Opens a New Era of Chinese Internet

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201407/t20140722_47465.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)
Privacy: it’s worth fighting for

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2014/Privacy-its-worth-fighting

InternetNZ releases submission on proposed UBA changes

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/InternetNZ-releases-submission-proposed-UBA-changes

(.sg SGNIC)
A promotion by IP Mirror, an accredited registrar of SGNIC

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/promotion-ip-mirror-accredited-registrar-sgnic

Special promotion for CEA registered salesperson by ICONZ-Webvisions

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/special-promotion-cea-registered-salesperson-iconz-webvisions

(.wf AFNIC)
Focus on the use of domain names in France

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8023/show/focus-on-the-use-of-domain-names-in-france.html

(ictQatar)
CRA launches consultation on Future Spectrum Demand in Qatar

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ict-ministry-website-wins-pan-arab-excellence-awards-academy-gold-shield

ictQATAR Seeking Comments on Draft e-Participation Policy

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ictqatar-seeking-comments-draft-e-participation-policy


Active Surveys

ccTLDs and National Legislation – The survey aims to find out how
the ccTLDs relate to their national governments in respect to
legislation (if any) and interaction with government authorities. Other
regional organisations (CENTR, LACTLD) are running the same
survey and thanks to a data sharing arrangement some of the non-
sensitive data will be aggregated, shared and included in a report
which will be published after all data has been collected and analysed.
Access the survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/aptld_Gov_leg
A-Level Survey 2014 – The data gathered from this survey will be used
to provide a large body of knowledge which initially will be aggregated
into multiple reports and analysis of its results. 30 responses have been
received: . .ae, .af, .as, .au, .cc & .tv, .cn and .中国, .cx, .hk, .id, .jo, .jp, .kr, .
한국, .lk, .mn, .mo, .my, .nc, .nf, .nr, .nu, .nz, .om, .pg, .ru, .sa, .sg, .th, .tj,
.tw, .vn
If you have not yet completed the survey, we appreciate your response as soon as possible. You can access the survey at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/A-level_2014
Others

Scotland’s New TLD .scot Goes Live
http://www.circleid.com/posts/scotlands_new_tld_scot_goes_live/

Major Web Companies Reiterate Opposition to Paying ISPs for Fast Lane Access

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

Google Announces Project Zero to Secure the Internet

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

Impartiality of Dot Pharmacy TLD Questioned

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140721_impartiality_of_dot_pharmacy_tld_questioned/

China’s Internet Users Pass 632 Million, 83 Percent Online Via Mobile

http://www.circleid.com/posts/chinas_internet_users_pass_632_million_83_percent_online_via_mobile/

Netflix Passes 50M Subscribers Worldwide

http://www.circleid.com/posts/netflix_passes_50m_subscribers_worldwide/

NTIA’s FOIA Disclosures Shed Limited Light on IANA Transition Decision

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140723_ntia_foia_disclosures_limited_light_on_iana_transition_decision/

Netflix Passes 50M Subscribers Worldwide

http://www.circleid.com/posts/netflix_passes_50m_subscribers_worldwide/

GROUP-IB DISRUPTS PHISHING IN THE .RU AND .РФ DOMAINS

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5874

.moscow beats .москва 22-to-1 in sunrise

http://domainincite.com/17071-moscow-beats-москва-22-to-1-in-sunrise

Track all the popular new gTLD domains on DI

http://domainincite.com/17080-track-all-the-popular-new-gtld-domains-on-di

New domain scam? ICANN issues vague warning

http://domainincite.com/17086-new-domain-scam-icann-issues-vague-warning

Dot-brands get another year to sign ICANN contract

http://domainincite.com/17089-dot-brands-get-another-year-to-sign-icann-contract

That’s all folks! Final gTLD app gets approved

http://domainincite.com/17096-thats-all-folks-final-gtld-app-gets-approved

.tk passes 25 million domains

http://domainincite.com/17098-tk-passes-25-million-domains

Domain “slammer” finally gets suspended by ICANN

http://domainincite.com/17106-domain-slammer-finally-gets-suspended-by-icann

ICANN looking for chief registrant advocate (but there’s a catch)

http://domainincite.com/17118-icann-looking-for-chief-registrant-advocate-but-theres-a-catch

ccTLD anger over IANA group “capture”

http://domainincite.com/17113-cctld-anger-over-iana-group-capture

Amazon Settles a New gTLD Contention Set By Private Auction As Donuts Wins .Group

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/22/amazon-settles-a-new-gtld-contention-set-by-private-auction-as-donuts-wins-group/

.Tokyo Is Live & Got Over 800 Sunrise/Landrush Domains Led By Apple

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/22/tokyo-is-live-got-over-800-sunriselandrush-domains-led-by-apple/

NameJet Releases New Domain Name Auction Bidding App for iOS

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/22/namejet-releases-new-domain-name-auction-bidding-app-for-ios/

.Moe Launches Today & Predicts It Will Have 200 Million Registrations

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/22/moe-launches-today-predicts-it-will-have-200-million-registrations/

Design Start Up Canva gets $3.6 million in additonal funding and enters partnership with Go Daddy

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/22/design-start-up-canva-gets-3-6-million-in-additonal-funding-and-enters-partnership-with-go-daddy/

New gTLD’s Pass 1.6 Million Domain Regsitrations

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/21/new-gtlds-pass-1-6-million-domain-regsitrations/

CEO of .In (India) Alleges 40% of ccTLD’s Left Out Of IANA Transition Coordination Group

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/17/ceo-of-in-india-alleges-40-of-cctlds-left-out-of-iana-transition-coordination-group/

Google Reports Earnings Stock Up in After Hours Trading

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/17/google-reports-earnings-stock-up-in-after-hours-trading/

Sunrise/Early Access Program Domains Taken in .Pictures: Fox, HBO & Some Good Generics

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/23/sunriseearly-access-program-domains-taken-in-pictures-fox-hbo-some-good-generics/

Neustar Reports: Revenue up 8%; Income Decreases 6%

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/23/neustar-reports-revenue-up-8-income-decreases-6/

Citybankonline.com Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/23/citybankonline-com-guilty-of-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/

These 10 domain names in this week’s HA auction are worth their reserve

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/21/heritage-auctions-july/

ICANN Finally nabs Domain Registry of America, termination likely coming

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/21/domain-registry-of-america-suspended/

Sony forgets to renew domain name, takes down online gaming service SOE.com

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/16/soe-down-sony-online-entertainment/

End users flock to .co.uk domain names as second level .UK names launch

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/16/end-users-flock-to-co-uk-domain-names-as-second-level-uk-names-launch/

Neustar reports earnings, and revenue bump from .Co

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/23/neustar-reports-earnings-and-revenue-bump-from-co/

GreatDomains and SnapNames auctions end tomorrow

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/23/greatdomains-and-snapnames-auctions-end-tomorrow/

An interesting dates question in a UDRP

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/23/an-interesting-dates-question-in-a-udrp/


ICANN

COORDINATION GROUP UPDATE – ICANN Appoints Board of Directors Liaison and IANA Staff Expert
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-08-en

Fraudulent ICANN Domain Name Certificates

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-15-en

IANA Functions Stewardship Transition Updates

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-16-en

Request for Proposal for Global Consumer Survey

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-07-16-en

Los Angeles Fellowship Participants Selected

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .LUXURY, .WANG, XN–3BST00M, XN–6QQ986B3XL,XN–CZRU2D,XN-45Q11C, .BUILD, .REN, .PIZZA, .RESTAURANT,
.GIFTS, .SARL, XN–55QX5D, XN–IO0A7I, and 20 TLDs associated with Top Level Domain Holdings Limited

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-23-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of
Internationalized Contact Data

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transform-dnrd-2014-06-03-en

.NGO and .ONG Registry Services Evaluation Process Request –
Introduction of Technical Bundling

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tech-bundling-2014-06-10-en

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .DEALS, XN–
FJQ720A, .CITY, .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID,
.HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-07-08-en
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