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Newsletter (2 March 2015)

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■ APTLD’s 2015 AGM was held February 26 & 27 in Fukuoka Japan in conjunction with APRICOT 2015. Meeting slides can be download from APTLD website. Visit the Page


Members News

(.nz Internet NZ)
Spark submission proves copper confusion
https://internetnz.nz/news/spark-submission-proves-copper-
confusion

 
Net neutrality now a little bit more neutral
https://internetnz.nz/news/net-neutrality-now-little-bit-more-neutral
 
(ictQatar)
Qatar to Host 15th Meeting of GCC e-Government Executive
Committee
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-host-15th-
meeting-gcc-e-government-executive-committee

 
The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology to
Support “Challenge 22”
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ministry-information-
and-communications-technology-support-challenge-22

 
(.my MYNIC)
.my is the True Malaysian Domain
https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/54e5eed432372.pdf
 
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign Announces 3.25% Junior Subordinated Convertible
Debentures Due 2037 to Pay Contingent Interest
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-
news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?
artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2Fyd
GljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5MjEwOTE%3D

 
(Netnod)
Netnod responds to PTS draft regulation
http://www.netnod.se/netnod-responds-pts-draft-regulation
 
(Neustar)
Fiksu Expands Data Integration, Mobile Intelligence and Targeting With New Partnerships
http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/fiksu-and-neustar
 
Neustar Report Reveals Major Trends in Audience Targeting

http://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/neustar-reveals-audience-targeting


Active Survey – Registrations Analysis Survey 2015
The data collected will help us build a comprehensive report on the status and evolution of domain registrations in our region in terms of:
 
– Registration volume and growth
– Renewals status and evolution
– Registrars stats
– Registrants/customers
– Other Registry and revenue data
 
The report will also help build the database in order to track the evolution of many of the metrics collected helping us to spot trends and better understand the market.
 

Please find the survey at:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Registrations_analysis_2015


Others

CENTR reaches the 70M registrations mark
https://centr.org/news/domain-name/02-23-2015/3962/centr-reaches-70m-registrations-mark
 
CENTR Board Statement on the NIS Directive
https://centr.org/news/european-union/02-20-2015/3960/centr-board-statement-nis-directive
 
CYBERSPACE AND THE NATURE OF THE STATE
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/03/01/cyberspace-and-the-nature-of-the-state/
 
QUESTIONS THE US CONGRESS SHOULD ASK IN ITS IANA TRANSITION HEARING
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/02/23/questions-the-us-congress-should-ask-in-its-iana-transition-hearing/
 
Those with .nz domain names urged to act before 13:00, 30 March deadline
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/01/those-with-nz-domain-names-urged-to-act-before-1300-30-march-deadline/
 
New .CANCERRESEARCH Unique Among New gTLDs With A Goal As Information Resource
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/04/new-cancerresearch-unique-gtlds/
 
Google Pays $25m For .APP As ICANN gTLD Sale Coffers Grow
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/28/google-pays-25m-for-app-as-icann-gtld-sale-coffers-grow/
 
Domain Pulse 2015: New gTLDs Are Like Babies
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/26/domain-pulse-2015-new-gtlds-are-like-babies/
 
Verisign Unhappy With Operator of .XYZ, Sues For Misrepresentation
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/26/verisign-unhappy-with-operator-of-xyz-sues-for-misrepresentation/
 
Will Social Media And Apps Lead To The Demise of Domain Names?
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/26/will-social-media-and-apps-lead-to-the-demise-of-domain-names/
 
ICANN: New gTLD Auction Rules for Indirect Contention
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/25/icann-new-gtld-auction-rules-for-indirect-contention/
 
ICANN: ICG Announces Twelfth Conference Call
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/24/icann-icg-announces-twelfth-conference-call/
 
Scottish Government Moves From .UK To .SCOT
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/20/scottish-government-moves-from-uk-to-scot/
 
DomainNameSales Catch Up On Reporting Sales And Wipe The Floor
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/20/domainnamesales-catch-up-on-reporting-sales-and-wipe-the-floor/
 
ICANN Updates Authorization Process for Release of Two-Character ASCII Labels
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/21/icann-updates-authorization-process-for-release-of-two-character-ascii-labels/
 
Auction for 1 Contention Set – .APP – Slated for 25 February
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/20/auction-contention-set-app/
 
.SYDNEY Joins List Of gTLDs Launching This Week
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/18/sydney-gtlds-launching-this-week/
 
ICANN: Second Middle East DNS Forum to Take Place in Amman Jordan
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/17/icann-second-middle-east-dns-forum-to-take-place-in-amman-jordan/
 
The Next Stage of the Broadbanding of the World
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150301_the_next_stage_of_the_broadbanding_of_the_world/
 
IPv6 Security Myth #7: 96 More Bits, No Magic
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150301_ipv6_security_myth_7_96_more_bits_no_magic/
 
Title II and ICANN
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150228_title_ii_and_icann/
 
Packet Loss: How the Internet Enforces Speed Limits
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150228_packet_loss_how_the_internet_enforces_speed_limits/
 
CMO Offers Fresh View on New gTLDs: “They’re a Channel, Not Just a Label”
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150227_cmo_offers_fresh_view_on_new_gtlds_channel_not_just_label/
 
With .APP, ICANN’s Auction Piggy Bank Just Got Even Bigger
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150227_with_app_icanns_auction_piggy_bank_just_got_even_bigger/
 
More Evidence Why Doing Good Pays Off and Love Doesn’t
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150226_more_evidence_why_doing_good_pays_off_and_love_doesnt/
 
The Mobile Internet
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150226_the_mobile_internet/
 
Why Attribution Is Important for Today’s Network Defenders
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150225_why_attribution_is_important_for_todays_network_defenders/
 
Hiding in the Firmware?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150220_hiding_in_the_firmware/
 
Google Files Complaint for Google-Status.com Domain
http://www.domainnews.com/google-files-complaint-for-google-status-com-domain.html
 
Google Pays $25m For .APP As ICANN gTLD Sale Coffers Grow
http://www.domainnews.com/google-pays-25m-for-app-as-icann-gtld-sale-coffers-grow.html
 
DNS Belgium : Strong Interest in gTLDs

http://www.domainnews.com/dns-belgium-strong-interest-in-gtlds.html


ICANN


New gTLD Applicant and GDD Portal Update
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-01-en
 
Results Available for 25 February 2015 New gTLD Program Auction
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-26-en
 
Update on the IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN Accountability
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-25-en
 
ICG Announces Twelfth Conference Call
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-23-en
 
ICANN Updates Authorization Process for Release of Two-Character ASCII Labels
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-20-en
 
Closing Date Approaching: Nomination Period For 2015 ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Presentation Planned for ICANN 53 | Nominations Close 02 March 2015
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-19-en
 
Second Middle East DNS Forum to Take Place in Amman Jordan

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-02-16-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-ars-pilot-2014-12-23-en
 
GNSO Policy & Implementation Working Group Publishes Initial Recommendations Report for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/policy-implementation-2015-01-19-en
 
Public Comment Sought on Potential Change to Registrar Accreditation Insurance Requirement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/raa-insurance-2015-01-15-en
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-2014-12-15-en
 
Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-review-2015-02-02-en

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