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Newsletter (21 December 2015)

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Next meeting: APTLD69 & 2016 Annual General Meeting, 18 – 19 February 2016, Auckland, New Zealand. Online Registration Agenda (8 Dec 2015)


Members News


(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in Novemberhttp://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in9
Launch of Verisign’s First IDN New gTLD, .コム
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/launch_of_verisign_s_first
Verisign’s Perspective on Recent Root Server Attacks
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_perspective_on_recent
The Internet Grew to 299 Million Domain Names in the Third Quarter of 2015
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q3_15_domain_name

(.au auDA)
auDA Board appoints new Chair
http://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-board-appoints-new-chair/

(.kr KISA)
SKT continues drive for smart city project in Busan
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151210001057

(.my MYNIC)
Another Improvement To Make It Easier For You
https://www.mynic.my/en/news.php

(.nz InternetNZ)
Top 10 predictions for 2015 – how did we do?!
https://internetnz.nz/blog/top-10-predictions-2015-how-did-we-do
Final copper pricing decision a travesty
https://internetnz.nz/news/final-copper-pricing-decision-travesty

(.jp JPRS)
JPRS expressed its endorsement to “Joint Statement on WSIS+10” delivered by ISOC et al.
http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/151208.html

(.qa ictQatar)
Nominations Open for QDG’s “Digital Excellence in the Government Sector Awards”
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/nominations-open-qdg%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cdigital-excellence-government-sector-awards%E2%80%9D
Developing Qatar’s Youth for a Digital Future
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/developing-qatars-youth-digital-future
ictQATAR Recalls Qatar’s Past in Qatar National Day Celebration Event

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ictqatar-recalls-qatar%E2%80%99s-past-qatar-national-day-celebration-event

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

ITU / UN Women GEM-TECH Awards highlight need to bridge global gender ‘digital divide’
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/59.aspx#.Vnew9FlTSPc
ITU Workshop on Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion to address needs of 2 billion ‘unbanked’ people
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/Advisory-14.aspx#.VnexRVlTSPc
ITU Focus Group readies key deliverables to expand financial inclusionhttp://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/60.aspx#.VnexbllTSPc
Global ‘ICT for development’ community meets to decide on strategies beyond 2015
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/61.aspx#.VnexgllTSPc
ITU, UN Women celebrate outstanding projects and leaders using ICTs to transform women’s lives
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/62.aspx#.VnexmllTSPc
Top UN Board supports ongoing implementation of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) process
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/CM20.aspx#.VnexwVlTSPc
Partners launch action plan to close digital gender gap
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/CM21.aspx#.Vnex21lTSPc
ITU cost model to assist regulatory guidance of mobile roaming tariffs
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/63.aspx#.Vnex8FlTSPc
ITU, Georgia Tech execute agreement to cooperate on Internet of Things standards, applications
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/64.aspx#.Vnex_VlTSPc
Expert group identifies emerging demands of ‘5G’ to fuel ITU standardization
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/65.aspx#.VneyDVlTSPc
ITU members agree international standard for Big Data
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/66.aspx
WSIS+10 And The Challenge Of Securing The Internet
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/wsis10-and-challenge-securing-internet
The Internet Society and Freedom House announce partnership for online freedoms
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/internet-society-and-freedom-house-announce-partnership-online-freedoms
Root Server DDoS Attack & How MANRS Can Help
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2015/12/root-server-ddos-attack-how-manrs-can-help
The WSIS+10 Outcome Document, some initial thoughts http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/wsis10-outcome-document-some-initial-thoughts
ISOC At WSIS+10, Day 1: Women’s Empowerment and Building on WSIS+10
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/isoc-wsis10-day-1-womens-empowerment-and-building-wsis10
ISOC At WSIS+10 Day 2: Kathy Brown Speech, Access Side Event, Cybersecurity Sessions
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/isoc-wsis10-day-2-kathy-brown-speech-access-side-event-cybersecurity
Internet Society CEO Speech at the UN General Assembly WSIS+10 Review
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/internet-society-ceo-speech-un-general-assembly-wsis10-review
CAIDA to Host Inaugural BGP Hackathon
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2015/12/caida-host-inaugural-bgp-hackathon
National consultation highlights gender digital divide in the Philippines
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-bureau/2015/12/national-consultation-highlights-gender-digital-divide-philippines
Wrapping Up A Successful WSIS+10 Review
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2015/12/wrapping-successful-wsis10-review
NTIA Issues Proposed Rules on Review of FirstNet Fees
https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2015/ntia-issues-proposed-rules-review-firstnet-fees
Changes in the Positions within the LACNIC Board of Directors Starting in 2016
http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2015-nuevo-cargo-directorio
Deadline Fast Approaching to Volunteer for the 2016 Meeting Fellowship Selection Committee
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20151215.html
Registration is Open for ARIN on the Road – Seattle, Washington
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2015/20151216.html
TWNIC launches 2015 Taiwan Internet Forum in Taipei
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/08/twnic-launches-2015-taiwan-internet-forum-in-taipei/
Encouraging more women to consider an ICT career in Fiji
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/09/encouraging-more-women-to-consider-an-ict-career-in-fiji/
Podcast: CCWG -Accountability release 3rd draft proposal
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/10/podcast-ccwg-accountability-release-3rd-draft-proposal/
First impressions from Myanmar
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/11/first-impressions-from-myanmar/
Event Wrap: 2015 Cyber Offense and Defense Exercise, Taiwan https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/14/event-wrap-2015-cyber-offense-and-defense-exercise-taiwan/
Event Wrap: INTERPOL Global Cybercrime Expert Group 2015 https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/15/event-wrap-interpol-cybercrime-expert-group-2015/
Event Wrap: PacNOG 18/ APNIC Regional Meeting, Guam
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/15/event-wrap-pacnog-18apnic-regional-meeting-guam/
Event Wrap: APNIC Regional Meeting in Lao, PDR
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/16/event-wrap-arm-in-lao/
Now Everybody Can HTTPS
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/16/now-everybody-can-https/
Event Wrap: Taiwan Internet Forum
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/17/event-wrap-taiwan-internet-forum/
Sydney Blockchain Workshop: Lawrence Lessig on the law and the net https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/18/sydney-blockchain-workshop-lawrence-lessig-law-net/
Testing your IPv6 via tunnelling
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/12/21/test-your-ipv6-via-tunnelling/
Fears For Underperforming gTLDs. What Happens When They Fail? And What Does It Cost To Run A New gTLD?
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/08/fears-underperforming-gtlds-fail-cost-to-run-new-gtld/
Trio Of Six Figure Sales Top Weekly Sales Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/09/trio-six-figure-sales-weekly-chart/
CentralNIC Acquires Instra Group in A$33m Deal
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/09/centralnic-instra/
Pirate Bay Domain Suspended Due To Whois Details Not Verified
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/09/pirate-bay-domain-suspended/
Nomination Period Opens For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Targeted for ICANN 56 | Nominations Close 12 March
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/11/nomination-period-opens-icann-multistakeholder-ethos-award/
New gTLDs Treated Equally In Search Rankings: Google
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/11/new-gtlds-treated-equally-in-search-rankings-google/
One Week Three Six Figure Sales, The Next None
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/14/one-week-three-six-figure-sales-next-none/
Usage of New gTLDs By Brands Growing
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/15/usage-new-gtlds-brands-growing/
Six-Figure Numeric .COM Sale Tops Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/20/six-figure-numeric-com-sale-tops-chart/
Daily Wrap: .BANK and .VN Keep Moving, Sherry Gets First .WINE Registration
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/20/daily-wrap-bank-and-vn-keep-moving-sherry-gets-first-wine-registration/
Release of 1- and 2-Character .AT Domains Commences April
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/20/release-1-2-character-at-domains/
Total Global Domain Registrations Pass 300 Million: Verisign
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/21/total-global-domain-registrations-300-million-verisign/
ICANN Accountability Progress Made in Second CCWG Draft Proposal
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151218_icann_accountability_progress_made_in_second_ccwg_draft_proposal/
Cheers! Registries and Registrars Doing the Right Thing by Patients
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151218_cheers_registries_and_registrars_doing_the_right_thing_by_patients/
Deadline of Dec 21 To Submit Nominations for 2016 Internet Society Board of Trustees
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151217_submit_nominations_for_2016_internet_society_board_of_trustees/
FY16 Appropriations Act Extends IANA Transition Freeze without DOTCOM Act
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151216_fy16_approp_act_extends_iana_transition_freeze_without_dotcom_act/
A Bend in the River: ICANN Should Prepare for a 2 °C World
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151216_a_bend_in_the_river_icann_should_prepare_for_a_2_degree_celsius/
2015 in Review: The Year That Was in New TLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151215_2015_in_review_the_year_that_was_in_new_tlds/
Verisign’s Perspective on Recent Root Server Attacks
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151215_verisign_perspective_on_recent_root_server_attacks/
The WSIS+10 Outcome Document – Some Initial Thoughts
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151214_wsis10_outcome_document_some_initial_thoughts/
Internet Governance Forum Publishes BPs on Regulation and Mitigation of Unsolicited Communications
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151214_internet_governance_forum_publishes_bps_regulation_of_spam/
Youth Aren’t Just the Internet’s Future, Youth Shape the Internet’s Future
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151212_youth_not_just_internet_future_youth_shape_the_internet_future/
The Appeal Against Broadband Reclassification
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151210_the_appeal_against_broadband_reclassification/
Encryption = good : Backdoor = bad
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151210_encryption_good_backdoor_bad/
WSIS+10 and the Challenge of Securing the Internet
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151208_wsis10_and_the_challenge_of_securing_the_internet/
A Billion Reasons Why the IGF Matters
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151208_a_billion_reasons_why_the_igf_matters/
U.S. Senators Introduce SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Legislation
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151218_us_senators_introduce_sec_cybersecurity_disclosure_legislation/
Harvard Business Review: An Internet Powered by 100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151217_harvard_business_review_internet_powered_by_100_renewable_energy/
Close to 3.1 Million Domain Names Registered in the Third Quarter of 2015
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151217_close_to_31_million_domain_names_registered_in_third_quarter_2015/
Over 5000 .BANK Domain Names Registered by U.S. Banks
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151217_over_5000_bank_domain_names_registered_by_us_banks/
ISOC President on the Path to a Global Internet of Opportunity
http://www.circleid.com/posts/we_must_rebuke_those_nations_that_seek_top_down_censorial_control_of_the_in/
China Calls for Global “Governance System” to Regulate Internet, Activist Warn Threat to Free Speech
http://www.circleid.com/posts/chinese_president_called_for_global_governance_system_to_regulate_internet/
Fears For Underperforming gTLDs. What Happens When They Fail? And What Does It Cost To Run A New gTLD?
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/08/fears-underperforming-gtlds-fail-cost-to-run-new-gtld/
Trio Of Six Figure Sales Top Weekly Sales Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/09/trio-six-figure-sales-weekly-chart/
CentralNIC Acquires Instra Group in A$33m Deal
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/09/centralnic-instra/
Pirate Bay Domain Suspended Due To Whois Details Not Verified
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/09/pirate-bay-domain-suspended/
Nomination Period Opens For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Targeted for ICANN 56 | Nominations Close 12 March

http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/12/11/nomination-period-opens-icann-multistakeholder-ethos-award/


ICANN


Notice of Preliminary Determination To Grant Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request for Ascio Technologies, Inc. Danmark – filial af Ascio Technologies, Inc. USA
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-09-en

Nomination Period Opens For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Targeted for ICANN 56 | Nominations Close 12 March 2016
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-10-en

Launch of Supplementary Registration Proxy Service for gTLDs Operated by XYZ.COM LLC
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-12-10-en

The Cyrillic Script Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-12-10-en

Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN | Fellows Announced for ICANN55 in Marrakech
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-11-en

CCWG-Accountability co-Chairs to Hold Additional Briefing Webinar on Draft Proposal of Work Stream 1 Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-14-en

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .STUDY, .COURSES, .LAMBORGHINI, XN–3OQ18VL8PN36A, .VOLKSWAGEN, .BUGATTI, .AUDI and .DELTA TLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-15-en

ICANN Earns 94 Percent Satisfaction Rate in Annual Third-Party IANA Functions Customer Survey
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-16-en

ICANN Appoints MFSD as First European Uniform Rapid Suspension System Provider
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-12-16-en

Apply Now for ICANN Leadership Positions: Deadline is 20 March 2016
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-12-17-en

ICANN’s Response to RSSAC001 for its L-Root Service
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-s-response-to-rssac001-for-its-l-root-service

Root Server Operators: Diversity is the Key
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/root-server-operators-diversity-is-the-key

Meet The NextGen@ICANN55 Marrakech Members
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/meet-the-nextgen-icann55-marrakech-members

Paving the Way for a Next-Generation gTLD Registration Directory Service
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/paving-the-way-for-a-next-generation-gtld-registration-directory-service

IANA Stewardship Transition & Year End

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-year-end


Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

CCWG-Accountability – Draft Proposal on Work Stream 1 Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-ccwg-accountability-proposal-2015-11-30-en

gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal: Call for Comments and Volunteers
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gtld-marketplace-health-2015-11-17-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 Thick Whois Consensus Policy Requiring Consistent Labeling and Display of RDDS (Whois) Output for All gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rdds-output-2015-12-03-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

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