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Newsletter (28 March 2016)

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APTLD Meeting: APTLD70, Bangkok, Thailand, 15-16 September 2016

APTLD70 Fellowship Application is Open Now! Announcement


Members News


(.au auDA)
auDA CEO to depart after 16 years of service
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-ceo-to-depart-after-16-years-of-service/


(.sa SaudiNIC)

SaudiNIC participated in the latest (MENOG) meeting in Istanbul
http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_156

(.nz InternetNZ)
Weekly blog reboot: the end of free, vid-conferences and TPMs?
https://internetnz.nz/blog/weekly-blog-reboot-end-free-vid-conferences-and-tpms

(afnic)
PARL EXPERT: call for applications

https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9519/show/parl-expert-call-for-applications.html


APTLD Survey


Title: Launch and Use of IDNs (2016)
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IDNs2016
Close Date: 6 April 2016

Background: EURid (.eu) and UNESCO have been conducting research on Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs) since 2010 and published yearly reports entitled ‘The World Report on IDN deployment’. The reports include assessments of IDN data and status, case studies and a comparative analysis on the factors that may impact (positively or negatively) IDN uptake. This survey helps in provided data toward that study as well as for data intelligence within APTLD. Data from this survey will be sent to EURid and APTLD members will also receive a report on the survey results with comparisons to the study conducted last year.


Others

Internet penetration in Africa grows from 11% to 28.6% in just 5
years despite challenges such as cyber security (Africa DNS Forum)
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau/2016/03/internet-
penetration-africa-grows-11-286-just-5-years-despite-challenges


Join us at RightsCon 2016!

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/03/join-us-
rightscon-2016


Announcing ISOC@IETF 95 Briefing Panel – Public Policy &

Internet Technology Development
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2016/03/announcing-isocietf-95-briefing-panel-public-policy-internet-technology


RIPE Atlas – What can it do for you?

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/development/2016/03/ripe-
atlas-what-can-it-do-you


Privacy in the Digital Age: UN Special Rapporteur Sets Priorities In

New Report
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/03/privacy-
digital-age-un-special-rapporteur-sets-priorities-new-report


Capacity building to promote Interconnection in Equatorial Guinea

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau/2016/03/capacity-
building-promote-interconnection-equatorial-guinea


Testimony Before The US House About the IANA Stewardship Transition

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-
policy/2016/03/testimony-us-house-about-iana-stewardship-transition


Egypt to host prestigious global symposium forICT regulatory community

http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/03/testimony-us-house-about-iana-stewardship-transition


Registration is Open for ARIN on the Road – Edmonton, AB

https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160323_edmonton.html


Participate in the Public Policy Process at ARIN 37

https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160323.html


A new policy on intra-RIR transfers is now in force

http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2016-nueva-politica-
transferencias


Thai Internet users choosing mobile over desktop

https://blog.apnic.net/2016/03/21/thailand-internet-users-choose-
mobile-over-desktop/


Coming soon: APNIC Survey 2016

https://blog.apnic.net/2016/03/18/coming-soon-apnic-survey-2016/


Light at the end of the tunnel for Afghanistan’s ICT industry

https://blog.apnic.net/2016/03/14/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-for-
afghanistans-ict-industry/


Neustar and Tomorrow Networks Announce Strategic Partnership

to Engage with Healthcare Audiences on Mobile
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-
releases/2016/tomorrownetworks


The Growing Threat of Cybersquatting in the Banking and Finance Sector

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160324_growing_threat_of_cyber
squatting_in_the_banking_and_finance_sector/


ICANN 55, Marrakech: Witnessing a Historic Event, Community Empowered Work Continues

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160323_icann_55_marrakech_wi
tnessing_a_historic_event/


New BMW Site Aligns .bmw TLD With the Company’s Future

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160322_new_bmw_site_aligns_
bmw_tld_with_the_companys_future/


Registering and Monetizing Personal Names

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160321_registering_and_monetiz
ing_personal_names/


What Will the Internet Look Like in the next 5 – 7 Years?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160318_what_will_the_intenet_lo
ok_like_in_the_next_5_7_years/


What is the Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC)?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160317_what_is_the_intellectual
_property_constituency_ipc/


auDA chief Disspain let go after 16 years

http://domainincite.com/20192-auda-chief-disspain-let-go-after-16-years


Famous Four confirms link to AlpNames, mass new gTLD development project

http://domainincite.com/20169-famous-four-confirms-link-to-alpnames-mass-new-gtld-development-project


DENIC Contributes Source Code for the Use of the German Letter “Eszett” (“ß”) in Firefox 45

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/03/24/denic-source-code-german-eszett-firefox-45/


Domaining Europe Update: Undeveloped To Host Unique Domain Auction

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/03/24/domaining-europe-domain-auction/


Architelos Files For Bankruptcy Following Afilias Court Case

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/03/22/architelos-bankruptcy-afilias-court-case/


WIPO Once Again Stretches The Truth With Cybersquatting Figures

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/03/20/wipo-once-again-stretches-the-truth-with-cybersquatting-figures/


SnivelingCoward.com Registered and pointed at Donald Trump Twitter Account

http://www.thedomains.com/2016/03/26/snivelingcoward-com-registered-pointed-donald-trump-twitter-account/


Google + 5 Registries Release Domain Test: “Developers Can Test Compatibility with new gTLD’s”

http://www.thedomains.com/2016/03/23/google-5-registries-release-domain-test-developers-can-test-compatibility-with-new-gtlds/


ICANN


Call for Volunteers: Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability) Implementation and Work Stream 2
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-25-en


Data Retention Waiver – 101Domain GRS Limited

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2016-03-22-en

Data Retention Waiver – Emerald Registrar Limited
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2016-03-22-en

Data Retention Waiver – Hosting Concepts B.V. d/b/a Openprovider
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-03-22-en

Data Retention Waiver – TransIP B.V.
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-22-en

Call for Volunteers: New GNSO Policy Development Process Working Group to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-21-en

Draft Report on New gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse Available for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-03-15-en

Conduct at ICANN Meetings
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/conduct-at-icann-meetings

Contributing to Sustainable Development Goals
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/contributing-to-sustainable-development-goals

Lending Clarity to Security Risk Definitions – For ICANN Community and Beyond
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/lending-clarity-to-security-risk-definitions-for-icann-community-and-beyond

A Progress Update: Ensuring the Security, Stability and Resiliency of Root Zone Maintenance

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-progress-update-ensuring-the-security-stability-and-resiliency-of-root-zone-maintenance


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Charter Amendments of the GNSO gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rysg-charter-draft-2016-02-22-en


Launch of Registration Authentication Platform for .MOI TLD

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/moi-registration-auth-2016-03-02-en


Draft Framework of Principles for Cross Community Working Groups

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-framework-principles-draft-2016-02-22-en


Final Report Recommendations of the Geographic Regions Review Working Group

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/geo-regions-2015-12-23-en


Draft Report: New gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-safeguards-dns-abuse-2016-03-15-en


Draft ICANN FY17 Operating Plan & Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/op-budget-fy17-five-year-2016-03-04-en

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