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Newsletter (14 March 2016)

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Recent Updates:
■ 
APTLD Statement on IANA Transition View

■ APTLD Fellowship Reports of Auckland Meeting 

   Lianna Galstyan Sanjib Raj Bhandari Andrew Molivurae


Members News


(.au auDA)
auDA plays major role in plans to transition stewardship of key Internet functions
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-plays-major-role-in-plans-to-transition-stewardship-of-key-internet-functions/
 
(.in NIXI)
India Evening Invitation on Sunday, 6th March, 2016
http://www.nixi.in/en/component/content/article/37-latest-news-a-events-/131–india-evening-invitation-on-sunday-6th-march-2016
 
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Consortium partnership project to attack DDoS
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/02/29/consortium-partnership-project-to-attack-ddos.aspx
 
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in February
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in12
 
Verisign Q4 2015 DDoS Trends: Attack Activity Increases 85% Year Over Year
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_q4_2015_ddos_trends
 
(.sg SGNIC)
Results of January 2016 Premium Numeric Domain Name Exercise
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/results-january-2016-premium-numeric-domain-name-exercise
 
(afnic)
Launch of the 4th Edition of Afnic’s “Technology Backdrop” Survey
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9707/show/launch-of-the-4th-edition-of-afnic-s-technology-backdrop-survey.html
 
Marrakesh: double or quits for the IANA transfer
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9714/show/marrakesh-double-or-quits-for-the-iana-transfer.html
 
(.nz InternetNZ)
The juice on APRICOT
https://internetnz.nz/blog/juice-apricot
 
Over $100,000 of community grants given to Internet research
https://internetnz.nz/blog/over-100000-community-grants-given-internet-research
 
Intelligence review risks rubber-stamping Internet surveillance

https://internetnz.nz/news/intelligence-review-risks-rubber-stamping-internet-surveillance


APTLD Survey


Title: 2016 annual Stat Survey
Survey Linkhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/statsurvey2016
Access: APTLD ccTLD members
Background: The survey is an important baseline study which captures key data on a range of metrics and is expected to produce valuable results on the following:
    √ Registration growth and renewal trends

    √ Customer (registrant) base dynamics and trends
    √ General exposure to new gTLD competition in registrar channels.
    √ Wholesale and retail pricing and expected pricing changes
    √ Registry finances, organisational diversification,

       marketing/communication budgets


Others

Internet Society expresses support for IANA Stewardship
Transition Plan
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/03/internet-
society-expresses-support-iana-stewardship-transition-plan

 
An Unprecedented Look Into Utilization at Internet Interconnection Points
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160312_unprecedented_look_into
_utilization_at_internet_interconnection/

 
Overreaching Trademark Owners and the Misguided Better Right
Theory of Domain Name Ownership
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160309_overreaching_trademark
_owners_and_misguided_better_right_theory/

 
Study Finds UK And US Internet Users Unsurprisingly Unsure
About New gTLDs: NCC Study
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/03/09/uk-us-internet-users-unsure-new-gtlds-ncc-study/
 
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, Geneva, 2 – 6 May MEDIA ACCREDITATION OPEN
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/Advisory-02.aspx
 
Harnessing mobile technology to achieve inclusive, equitable, better quality education

http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/10.aspx


ICANN

First Version of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Released
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-02-en
 
Launch of Registration Authentication Platform for .MOI TLD
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-03-02-en
 
Draft ICANN FY17 Operating Plan & Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-05-en
 
ICANN Temporarily Stopped from Delegating .AFRICA Pending Federal Court Hearing on 4 April 2016
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-03-05-en
 
ICANN Announces Availability of DNSSEC Root Zone KSK Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-08-en
 
ICANN55 Marrakech GAC Communiqué
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-09-en
 
Plan to Transition Stewardship of Key Internet Functions Sent to the U.S. Government
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-10-en
 
Celebrating a Major Community-Driven Milestone in Enabling Multilingual Top-Level Domains
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/celebrating-a-major-community-driven-milestone-in-enabling-multilingual-top-level-domains
 
“ICANN In Your Language” – A Program to Facilitate Global Multistakeholder Participation
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-in-your-language-a-program-to-facilitate-global-multistakeholder-participation
 
Expectations of Service Level Expectations
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/expectations-of-service-level-expectations
Current ICANN Public Consultations

GNSO Privacy and Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Policy Development Process Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ppsai-recommendations-2016-02-05-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 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
 
Draft Framework of Principles for Cross Community Working Groups
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-framework-principles-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
 
Charter Amendments of the GNSO gTLD Registries Stakeholder Group
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rysg-charter-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 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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