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Newsletter (29 August 2014)

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■ Next Event: APTLD’s next meeting for Members and Friends will be in Brisbane from 15th of September. The latest program has been published. Online Registration

■ APTLD Board By-Election — Prof. Gihan Dias (.lk) has been elected as the new APTLD Board member!

■ APTLD Report — Member stats and growth Report (July 2014), is available on the website.


Members News

(.cn CNNIC)
Notification of DNSSEC Key Rollover for “.CN” and “.中国/.中國”

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/Announcement/201408/t20140812_47691.htm

Registration and Bidding Guidelines of “.公司” and “.网络” for Landrush Phase

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/Announcement/201408/t20140819_47848.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)
Online voting debate gathering steam

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/Online-voting-debate-gathering-steam

(.sg SGNIC)
Results of July 2014 Premium Domain Name (“PDN”) Exercise

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/results-july-2014-premium-domain-name-pdn-exercise

(ictQatar)
CRA launches a consultation on Construction Procedures and Standards of Cellular Mobile Base Stations and Towers in Qatar

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/cra-launches-consultation-construction-procedures-and-standards-cellular-mobile

Review of the List of the Relevant Markets – Public Consultation

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/review-list-relevant-markets-–-public-consultation

CRA launches consultation on its Mobile Site Sharing Instruction

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/cra-launches-consultation-its-mobile-site-sharing-instruction


Biography of APTLD new Board member — Prof. Gihan Dias (.lk)


Prof. Dias graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 1985 and was awarded a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Davis in 1992.

In addition to being a the Domain Registrar and CEO of the LK Domain Registry, he is also a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Moratuwa.

He has initiated several new services, including TechCERT – Sri Lanka’s first and foremost computer security readiness team, Lanka Certify – a certification authority, IDNs, DNSsec, Personal Domain Names, VerifiedWeb, etc.

He has assisted many public and private organisations to build, secure, and make best use of their computer systems. He was inducted to the Internet Hall of Fame in 2013.

As an APTLD board member, Prof. Dias will work with the ccTLD community in Asia to face the challenges of the 21st century.


Active Surveys


ccTLDs and National Legislation – The survey aims to find out how
the ccTLDs relate to their national governments in respect to
legislation (if any) and interaction with government authorities. Other
regional organisations (CENTR, LACTLD) are running the same
survey and thanks to a data sharing arrangement some of the non-
sensitive data will be aggregated, shared and included in a report
which will be published after all data has been collected and analysed.
Access the survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/aptld_Gov_leg
A-Level Survey 2014 – The data gathered from this survey will be used
to provide a large body of knowledge which initially will be aggregated
into multiple reports and analysis of its results. 30 responses have been
received: . .ae, .af, .as, .au, .cc & .tv, .cn and .中国, .cx, .hk, .id, .jo, .jp, .kr, .
한국, .lk, .mn, .mo, .my, .nc, .nf, .nr, .nu, .nz, .om, .pg, .ru, .sa, .sg, .th, .tj,
.tw, .vn
If you have not yet completed the survey, we appreciate your response as soon as possible. You can access the survey at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/A-level_2014


Others

Governments to get more power at ICANN
http://domainincite.com/17185-governments-to-get-more-power-at-icann

New gTLD registries increasingly attacking .com

http://domainincite.com/17189-new-gtld-registries-increasingly-attacking-com

Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case

http://domainincite.com/17194-panel-slaps-icann-in-africa-case

After slamming the ccNSO, India joins it

http://domainincite.com/17201-after-slamming-the-ccnso-india-joins-it

Reported mass exodus from .com explained

http://domainincite.com/17168-reported-mass-exodus-from-com-explained
Infosys withdraws dot-brand bids
http://domainincite.com/17171-infosys-withdraws-dot-brand-bids

Donuts wins .ltd gTLD contest

http://domainincite.com/17169-donuts-wins-ltd-gtld-contest

Verisign: 41% of new gTLD sites are parked

http://domainincite.com/17166-verisign-41-of-new-gtld-sites-are-parked

Momentum cancels dot-brand conference

http://domainincite.com/17164-momentum-cancels-dot-brand-conference

Global Domain Name Registrations Reach 276 Million, Increase of Over 19M From Last Year

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140811_global_domain_name_registrations_reach_276_million/

Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group Releases Statement on ICANN Staff’s Accountability Plan

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140812_non_commercial_stakeholder_group_on_icann_staff_accountability/

TCP Stealth Aims to Keep Servers Safe from Mass Port-Scanning Tools

http://www.circleid.com/posts/tcp_stealth_aims_to_keep_servers_safe_from_mass_port_scanning_tools/

WIPO Taking Screenshots of Filed UDRPs

http://www.circleid.com/posts/wipo_taking_screenshots_of_filed_udrps/

WEBSITE OWNERS WILL RECEIVE SHUTDOWN WARNING

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5934

.XYZ Claims Its The Most Used New gTLD Extension

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/20/xyz-claims-its-the-most-used-new-gtld-extension/

The Results Are in Frank Schilling Tops our Poll “Greatest Domain Investor of All Time”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/20/the-results-are-in-frank-schilling-tops-our-poll-greatest-domain-investor-of-all-time/

ICANN Names 4 Initial Members of Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/20/icann-names-4-initial-members-of-accountability-governance-public-experts-group/

Be Warned: WIPO Taking Screenshots When A UDRP Is Filed & Giving It To Panel & Why Its A Problem

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/20/be-warned-wipo-taking-screenshots-when-a-udrp-is-filed-giving-it-to-panel-why-its-a-problem/

420K ICANN Collision New gTLD Domains Start the Process of Being Freed As They Are “Registered”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/icann-collision-new-gtld-domains-start-the-process-of-being-freed-as-they-are-registered/

Sedo Transactions Total $1.1 Million

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/19/sedo-transactions-total-1-1-million-2/

INTA Issues 6 Month Bulletin on Results of URS Cases

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/20/inta-issues-6-month-bulletin-on-results-of-urs-cases/

IRP Panel’s Declaration of the IRP Procedure in the case of DotConnect Africa Trust vs ICANN

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/16/irp-panels-declaration-of-the-irp-procedure-in-the-case-of-dotconnect-africa-trust-vs-icann/

Internet Subscriber Growth Surpasses Cable for First Time in The U.S.

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/16/internet-subscriber-growth-surpasses-cable-for-first-time-in-the-u-s/

Google’s Response to Negative SEO Extortion “No Bueno”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/15/googles-response-to-negative-seo-extortion-no-bueno/

Reverse domain name hijacking ruling over SaintLazarusUSA.com

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/20/reverse-domain-name-hijacking-ruling-over-saintlazarususa-com/

The state of the domain name industry

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/19/the-state-of-the-domain-name-industry/

New TLDs this week: .Bio, .Haus and an expensive Donuts domain

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/18/new-tlds-bio-haus-donuts/

Amazon launches Square competitor, snaps up 100 domain names

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/13/amazon-launches-square-competitor-snaps-up-100-domain-names/

Verisign: 3% of new TLD registrations contain business websites

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/13/verisign-3-of-new-tld-registrations-contain-business-websites/

ICANN publishes updated new TLD Auction schedule

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/12/icann-publishes-updated-new-tld-auction-schedule/

This week in new TLDs: medical and financial domain names

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/11/medical-financial-tlds/

ICANN 51 site shows funny tweet from parody Chehade account

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/07/icann-51-tweet/


ICANN

ICG Charter Open for Public Comments
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-08-en

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 52 in Marrakech

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-08-en

Update: The IANA Functions Infographic

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-11-en

At-Large Seeks Your Feedback on the 2nd ATLAS Declaration

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-12-en

Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance – Process and Next Steps

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en

Bulk Transfer of Names from IPXcess.com Sdn Bhd to Above.com Pty Ltd.

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-14-en

ICANN 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selections

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-15-en

Public Comment Invited: Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-15-en

Webinar: ICANN Participation in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en

Accountability & Governance Public Experts Group Members Announced

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-18-en

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-19-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .LUXURY, .WANG, XN–3BST00M, XN–6QQ986B3XL, XN–CZRU2D, XN–45Q11C, .BUILD, .REN, .PIZZA, .RESTAURANT, .GIFTS, .SARL, XN–55QX5D, XN–IO0A7I, and 20 TLDs associated with Top Level Domain Holdings Limited
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-07-23-en

Proposed Bylaws Changes Regarding Consideration of GAC Advice

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-gac-advice-2014-08-15-en

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .SOHU, .IMMO, .SAARLAND, .CLUB

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-08-19-en
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