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Newsletter (19 December 2016)

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Members News


(.AU auDA)
auDA enters exclusive negotiations with AusRegistry
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-enters-exclusive-negotiations-with-ausregistry/
 
(.AE TRA)
TRA hosts the ITU Regional Forum on ICT Measurement
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/12/14/tra-hosts-the-itu-regional-forum-on-ict-measurement.aspx
 
TRA Announces that the Number of Registrations in the National Domain (.ae) Has Reached More than 200 Thousands Registered domain names
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/12/13/tra-announces-that-the-number-of-registrants-in-the-national-domain-ae-has-reached-more-than-200-thousands-registrants.aspx
 
TRA Hosts a Workshop on Implementing the Business Continuity Management Program in Emergencies
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/12/8/tra-hosts-a-workshop-on-implementing-the-business-continuity-management-program-in-emergencies.aspx
 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
$100,000 granted to make the Internet better in NZ
https://internetnz.nz/blog/100000-granted-make-internet-better-nz
 
NZ’s Internet skyrocketing but digital divide still evident
https://internetnz.nz/news/nz%E2%80%99s-internet-skyrocketing-digital-divide-still-evident
 
Big challenges await new Chorus CEO
https://internetnz.nz/news/big-challenges-await-new-chorus-ceo
 
(.QA ictQatar)
MOTC’s Q-CERT Organizes 4th National Cybersecurity Drill
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/motc%E2%80%99s-q-cert-organizes-4th-national-cybersecurity-drill
 
CRA begins push for Qatari domain names
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/cra-begins-push-qatari-domain-names
 
(.RU)
Cyrillic email launched in .РУС

https://www.cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php


Others

Internet Governance Forum 2016
https://www.centr.org/news/news/internet-governance-forum-2016.html
 
EU Policy Update – November 2016
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-november-2016.html
 
The 2016 IDN World Report is now out!
https://eurid.eu/en/news/the-2016-idn-world-report-is-now-out/
 
Glimpsing a vibrant digital future at the IoT showcase
http://www.nominet.uk/researchblog/glimpsing-vibrant-digital-future-iot-showcase/
 
Internet and jurisdiction: untangling the knot starts with transparency
https://www.centr.org/news/news/internet-and-jurisdiction-untangling-the-knot-
starts-with-transparency.html

 
Leaving it to the Last Second
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/12/19/leaving-last-second/
 
Women in ICT: Interconnections between people and technology
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/12/16/women-ict-interconnections-people-technology/
 
Curious Statement About 2012 gTLD Round Name Collision Fears at IGF
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161214_curious_statement_on_2012_gtld_round
_name_collision_fears_at_igf/

 
All About the Copyright Office’s New DMCA System
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161208_all_about_the_copyright_offices_new_
dmca_system/

 
Where is the Standard ‘Socket’ for Broadband?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161207_where_is_the_standard_socket_for_
broadband/

 
Tom Wheeler Announces Resignation as FCC Chairman
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161216_tom_wheeler_announces_resignation_
as_fcc_chairman/

 
Neustar to be Acquired by Private Investment Group Led by Golden Gate Capital
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161215_neustar_to_be_acquired_by_private_
investment_golden_gate_capital/

 
UPCOMING IGP WORKSHOP: “WHO GOVERNS, STATES OR STAKEHOLDERS? CYBERSECURITY AND INTERNET GOVERNANCE”

http://www.internetgovernance.org/2016/12/08/upcoming-igp-workshop-who-governs-states-or-stakeholders-cybersecurity-and-internet-governance/


ICANN


Register Today for ICANN58 in Copenhagen
https://registration.icann.org/register.php?id=Copenhagen58
 
At-Large Community Announces the Slate of Candidates to Proceed to the Next Stage of the ICANN Board Director Position Selection
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-12-16-en
 
Proposal for Thai Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-12-15-en
 
Cybersecurity Topics on a Whirlwind Tour of Eastern Europe: Take 2
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/cybersecurity-topics-on-a-whirlwind-tour-of-eastern-europe-take-2
 
Call for volunteers to join Cross-Community Working Group tasked to develop a proposal(s) for the mechanism that should be developed in order to allocate the New gTLD Auction Proceeds
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-12-13-en
 
ICANN Implements Standardized Framework for Release of Two-Character Labels
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-12-13-en
 
WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System December 2016 Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2016-12-12-en
 
ICANN Publishes Report on Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2016-12-12-en
 
Request for Proposal: Real-Time Transcription Services
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-12-12-en
 
ICANN Releases Findings of ICANN57 Survey and Attendance Data
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-12-06-en
 
Call for Volunteers for the Registration Directory Service (formerly WHOIS) Review Team
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-12-06-en
 
Second call for volunteers – ccNSO Liaison to the ALAC
http://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-16dec16-en.htm
 
Special Council Elections 2017 for the North American Region closed: Pablo Rodriguez (.pr) elected

http://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-07dec16-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Continuous Data-Driven Analysis of Root Server System Stability Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cdar-draft-2016-10-27-en
 
Identifier Technology Health Indicators: Definition
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ithi-definition-2016-11-29-en
 
Updated Supplementary Procedures for Independent Review Process (IRP)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irp-supp-procedures-2016-11-28-en
 
Proposed ICANN Community Anti-Harassment Policy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/anti-harassment-policy-2016-11-07-en
 
Proposal for Thai Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/thai-lgr-2016-12-15-en

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