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Newsletter (18 January 2016)

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APTLD 2016 Board Election is now under way. Schedule


Members News


(.ae aeDA)
Business ware New Local Accredited Registrar with .aeDA
http://www.aeda.ae/eng/news.php?id=113

(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results
http://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?
artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2Fyd
GljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTIwMTQxNjU%3D

Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in December
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in10

(.cn CNNIC)
Cyberspace Governance Forum of the 2nd WIC Achieves Success
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201601/t20160104_53175.htm
“Father of the Internet Visits CNNIC and NATech
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201601/t20160104_53176.htm
CNNIC Releases Research Report on Development of Car-hailing Service Market
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201601/t20160111_53195.htm
(.kr KISA)
ICT Ministry to invest W4tr in R&D

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20160103000399

APTLD Survey

A new survey has been launched with the below details.  Please note that the individual results will be available only to those that participate.  All others will receive a summary report.


Title: ccTLD Marketing Strategies
Initiator: SG NIC (.sg)
Survey Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ccTLD_marketing_strategies
Close date: 30 Jan 2016
Access: All APTLD full members

Background: The survey aims to gather data on recent marketing campaigns among ccTLDs, the target audiences, methods used and effectiveness etc.


Others

APNIC 41 policy proposal deadline nears
http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/12/apnic-41-policy-proposal-
deadline-nears/


Training a whole nation’s IT workforce

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/11/training-a-whole-nations-it-
workforce/


Your predictions for 2016

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/14/your-predictions-for-2016/


Nominations to the APNIC EC now open

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/04/call-for-nominations-to-the-apnic-
ec-now-open/


Call for Inputs: Taking Stock of the 10th IGF and Suggestions for

the 11th IGF
http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/call-for-inputs-taking-stock-of-the-
10th-igf-and-suggestions-for-the-11th-igf


The Internet Society Pledges Support to African Research and

Education Networks
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-pledges-
support-african-research-and-education-networks


2016: Confronting the Promise and the Challenge of a Global,

Open Internet: Connection AND Security
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional/2016/01/2016-
confronting-promise-and-challenge-global-open-internet-connection


South Asian regulators open to supporting OTT market

https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-
bureau/2016/01/south-asian-regulators-open-supporting-ott-market


2016 World Development Report Shows Path To Internet of

Opportunity For All
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/01/2016-
world-development-report-shows-path-internet-opportunity-all


Transforming education and research by promoting Internet

infrastructure and skills in Africa
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau-
development/2016/01/transforming-education-and-research-
promoting-internet


Egypt to host ITU’s 2016 Global Symposium for Regulators

http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM01.aspx#
.VpxY_VlTSPc


.top gTLD tops a million as China goes domain nuts

http://domainincite.com/19782-top-gtld-tops-a-million-as-china-
goes-domain-nuts


Top 2015 new gTLD sale looks like cybersquatting

http://domainincite.com/19759-top-2015-new-gtld-sale-looks-like-
cybersquatting


.EU alternative dispute resolution fees reduced in 2016

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/17/eu-alternative-dispute-
resolution-fees-reduced/


Four Weeks In A Row For Six Figure Sales

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/15/four-weeks-in-a-row-for-
six-figure-sales/


.CN Becomes Most “Used” ccTLD

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/10/cn-most-used-cctld/


.SWISS General Availability Commences 11 January

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/06/swiss-general-
availability-commences-11-january/


.CO Grows From Colombia To The World, Reaching Two Million

Registrations
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/11/co-colombia-two-million-
registrations/


Internet Governance Outlook 2016: Cooperation & Confrontation

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160111_internet_governance_outl
ook_2016_cooperation_confrontation/


CircleID’s Top 10 Posts of 2015

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160113_circleid_top_10_posts_of_2015/


Building a Strong, Sustainable Domain Name Industry – With Integrity

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160115_building_a_strong_sustai

nable_domain_name_industry_with_integrity/


ICANN


Call for Volunteers: New GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group to Establish a Policy Framework for a Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Service to Replace WHOIS (Next-Gen RDS)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-04-en


Request for Proposal for the Independent Review of the At-Large Community

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-05-en

WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System Phase 2 Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-06-en

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the FY16 Q2 call on 28 January 1500 UTC

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-12-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

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


gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal: Call for Comments and Volunteers

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gtld-marketplace-health-2015-11-17-en


Launch of Supplementary Registration Proxy Service for gTLDs Operated by XYZ.COM LLC

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/supplemental-registration-proxy-2015-12-10-en


Label Generation Ruleset for the Root Zone Version 1 (LGR-1)

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-1-2015-12-04-en


Release of Country and Territory Names within the .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, XN–3OQ18VL8PN36A, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA TLDs

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-12-15-en


Continuous Data-driven Analysis of Root Server System Stability (CDAR) Study Plan

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cdar-study-plan-2015-12-02-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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