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Newsletter (1 February 2016)

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■ Next meeting: APTLD69 & 2016 Annual General Meeting, 18 – 19 February 2016, Auckland, New Zealand.  Online Registration  Agenda (28 Jan 2016)

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Members News


(.au auDA)
auDA and InternetNZ unveil a new look Internet awards program for 2016
http://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-and-internetnz-unveil-a-new-look-internet-awards-program-for-2016/
 
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Five Reasons Every Small Business Needs a Website
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/five_reasons_every_small_business
Priority Access Program for Verisign’s First IDN New gTLD, .コム
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/priority_access_program_for_verisign
 
(.cn CNNIC)
CNNIC Released its 37th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201601/t20160127_53309.htm 

CNNIC Convenes the Conference for Releasing the 37th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201602/t20160201_53343.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)
Top 10 predictions for the Internet in 2016
https://internetnz.nz/blog/top-10-predictions-internet-2016

(.sa Saudi Network Information Center)
Releasing a new version of Procedures for Submitting an Objection on Saudi domain names

http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_153

(.ws)
.WS Changes 2-3 Character Premium Policy to Meet Chinese Demand

http://website.ws/news/index.dhtml?func=shownews&article=new_low_character_pricing


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

Behind the Curtain: Making IPv6 work
http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/19/behind-curtain-making-ipv6-work/


APNIC Training: 2015 in review

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/20/apnic-training-2015-in-review/


Addressing 2015 – Last One Standing!

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/22/addressing-2015-last-one-standing/


Register for MPLS workshop, Malaysia

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/27/register-for-mpls-workshop-malaysia/


Smart cities love IPv6

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/27/7390/


Event Wrap: Forum on Internet of Things in Smart Sustainable Cities, Singapore

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/27/event-wrap-forum-on-internet-of-things-in-smart-sustainable-cities/


Evaluating IPv4 and IPv6 packet fragmentation

http://blog.apnic.net/2016/01/28/evaluating-ipv4-and-ipv6-packet-frangmentation/


Terror fears prompt security crackdown for ICANN 55

http://domainincite.com/19890-terror-fears-prompt-security-crackdown-for-icann-55


Two new gTLD registries open offices in China

http://domainincite.com/19880-two-new-gtld-registries-open-offices-in-china


Fox promises dot-brand will be “the next big thing”

http://domainincite.com/19877-fox-promises-dot-brand-will-be-the-next-big-thing


Registrars boycotting “gag order” .sucks contract

http://domainincite.com/19859-registrar-boycotting-gag-order-sucks-contract


Chehade to join World Economic Forum

http://domainincite.com/19839-chehade-to-join-world-economic-forum


Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in December (Clinic, Porn, Lice)

http://onlinedomain.com/2016/01/18/news/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-net-registrations-in-december-clinic-porn-lice/


2015 Domain Year in Review

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160125_2015_domain_year_in_review/


Businesses Increasingly Targeted With Ransomware

http://www.welivesecurity.com/2016/01/27/businesses-increasingly-targeted-ransomware/


Moving to the Cloud? Tips for a Soft Landing

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160129_moving_to_the_cloud_tips_for_a_soft_landing/


ITU-T – Still Living in 1924

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160122_itu_t_still_living_in_1924/


InternetNZ and auDA Reveal New Look For ANZIA Awards For 2016

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/29/internetnz-auda-anzia-awards-2016/


Six Weeks In A Row For Six Figure Sales

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/22/six-weeks-in-a-row-for-six-figure-sales/


What’s that domain worth?

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/18/whats-that-domain-worth/


Dot London Engages London’s Visual Arts Community

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/01/18/dot-london-engages-londons-visual-arts-community/


ICANN


DISCUSSION: Reviewing New gTLD Program Safeguards Against DNS Abuse

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-20-en


Extended Deadline: Request for Proposal for the Independent Review of the At-Large Community
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-21-en

Fellowship and NextGen@ICANN Application Rounds Open for ICANN56
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-22-en

DATA RETENTION WAIVER ASCIO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. DANMARK – FILIAL AF ASCIO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. USA
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-26-en

DATA RETENTION WAIVER REALTIME REGISTER B.V
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-01-26-en

Call for Volunteers: GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-27-en

Results Available for 27 January 2016 New gTLD Program Auction
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-01-27-en

Revised New gTLD Program Implementation Review Report Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-01-29-en

Access Controls, User Permissions and Privileges
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/access-controls-user-permissions-and-privileges

What’s New at ICANN’s Development and Public Responsibility Department?
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-s-new-at-icann-s-development-and-public-responsibility-department

Safety and Security at ICANN Meetings
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/safety-and-security-at-icann-meetings

2015 LAC Communications Highlights
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/2015-lac-communications-highlights

ICANN APAC hub – Charting the path for 2016

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-apac-hub-charting-the-path-for-2016


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/comments-lgr-second-level-2015-11-05-en


Continuous Data-driven Analysis of Root Server System Stability (CDAR) Study Plan

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cdar-study-plan-2015-12-02-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


Final Report Recommendations of the Geographic Regions Review Working Group

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

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