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Newsletter (6 November 2014)

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APTLD’s next meeting will be held February 26 & 27 in Fukuoka Japan in conjunction with APRICOT 2015.
APTLD Recently Published Reports:
— Report On An Audience With Chinese Minister For The Internet Lu Wei And John Klensin – Held In Conjunction With The APEC Workshop For The Deployment Of Multi-Language Email Address Technology
— Report from an APEC Workshop For The Deployment Of Multi-Language Email Address Technology

IANA Transition Survey — The goal of this survey is to understand your views and expectations of how IANA should be structured in the future. Enter the survey


Members News


(.in-NIXI)
Second open affiliates meeting is scheduled to be held on 20/11/2014

http://nixi.in/en/37-latest-news-a-events/latest-news-a-events-/124-second-open-affiliates-meeting-is-scheduled-to-be-held-on-20-11-2014

(.ir IRNIC)
IRNIC connectivity degradation (5 november 2014)

http://www.nic.ir/

(.jp)
JPRS Introduces Japanese Characters into Prefecture Labels of Prefecture Type JP Domain Names

http://www.aptld.org/member/jp-jprs

(.cn CNNIC)
APEC Workshop for the Deployment of Multi-languages Email Address Technology Held in Beijing, the World’s First Chinese Domain Name Email Registration Platform Released

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201411/t20141103_50115.htm

Li Xiaodong of CNNIC Attended the IANA ICG Meeting

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201410/t20141029_49385.htm

(ictQatar)
Sharing Digital Content in the Arab World

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/sharing-digital-content-arab-world-0

(Russia.ru РФ)
ICANN 52 MOROCCO MEETING MAY BE CANCELED

http://cctld.ru/en/news/digest/detail.php?ID=6193

AFNIC STUDIES THE GROWTH DYNAMICS OF THE DOMAIN MARKET

http://cctld.ru/en/news/digest/detail.php?ID=6196

RADIX SECURES NEW .SITE DOMAIN

http://cctld.ru/en/news/digest/detail.php?ID=6198

(Neustar)
The Big Flip: AdAge Publishes Neustar CMO’s Tips on Managing Career and Family

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/the-big-flip-adage-publishes-neustar-cmo-tips-on-managing-career-and-family

Four Lessons We’ve Learned About DDoS Protection

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/four-lessons-weve-learned-about-ddos-protection

(Netnod)
Tyfon Svenska AB (AS21250) has upgraded at Netnod

http://www.netnod.se/tyfon-svenska-ab-as21250-has-upgraded-netnod

Golden Telecom (AS3216) has upgraded at Netnod in Stockholm

http://www.netnod.se/golden-telecom-as3216-has-upgraded-netnod-stockholm

IX-F document on successful IXP models

http://www.netnod.se/ix-f-document-successful-ixp-models

AllTele (AS44581) has upgraded at Netnod

http://www.netnod.se/alltele-as44581-has-upgraded-netnod

Hi3G Access AB (AS44034) has upgraded at Netnod

http://www.netnod.se/hi3g-access-ab-as44034-has-upgraded-netnod


Active Survey

On behalf of the ccTLD representatives in the CWG (IANA), the regional organisations (AFTLD, APTLD, CENTR & LACTLD) are sending out a survey on the IANA stewardship transition. The goal of this survey is to understand your views and expectations of how IANA should be structured in the future.

The survey can be found here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IANA_ccTLDs (English)
https://es.surveymonkey.com/s/ccTLD_IANA_ES (Spanish)
https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/ccTLD_IANA_FR (French)
https://ru.surveymonkey.com/s/ccTLD_IANA_RU (Russian) – will be available shortly
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ccTLD_IANA_CN (Chinese)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ccTLD_IANA_KR (Korean) – will be available shortly.

We need your responses by November 12th COB UTC. Your input is crucial!


Others

China’s World Internet Conference to Be Held in November
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141031_chinas_world_internet_conference_to_be_held_in_november/

Hungarians Protesting Against Proposed Internet Tax

http://www.circleid.com/posts/hungarians_protesting_against_proposed_internet_tax/
Afnic Reporting About Impact of New TLDs on Traditional TLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141027_afnic_reporting_about_impact_of_new_tlds_on_traditional_tlds/

ICANN Postpones 52nd Meeting in Marrakech Due of Ebola

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141025_icann_postpones_52nd_meeting_in_marrakech_due_of_ebola/

Internet Governance After Busan: Playing the Long Game

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141104_internet_governance_after_busan_playing_the_long_game/

Can Mobile Operators Afford a Mobile-Only Strategy?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141104_can_mobile_operators_afford_a_mobile_only_strategy/

The ITU Plenipotentiary: Member States Decrease Financial Contributions

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141103_itu_plenipotentiary_member_states_decrease_financial_contributions/

Europe and Data Protection: We Need a Real Debate – Exactly What We Don’t Have Now

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141103_europe_and_data_protection_we_need_a_real_debate/

Data Mining – The Next Driver of Mobile Revenue

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141103_data_mining_the_next_driver_of_mobile_revenue/

Zero-Rating and the Creation of Digital Castes

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141103_zero_rating_and_the_creation_of_digital_castes/
45th Anniversary of the First Message Between ARPAnet Computers
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141031_45th_anniversary_of_the_first_message_between_arpanet
_computers/


Enhanced Confusion: The European Council and the Governance of the Internet

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141031_enhanced_confusion_european_council_and_governance_of_
the_internet/


Deadline of Oct 31 to Register for IAB Workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141030_deadline_to_register_for_iab_workshop_on_stack_evolution/

Stopping Illegal Activity Online – It’s More Complicated Than It Seems

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141030_stopping_illegal_activity_online_more_complicated_than_it_
seems/


The “Bottom Dilemma”

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141030_the_bottom_dilemma/

Taking It to the Streets

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141030_taking_it_to_the_streets/

The New TLD Registry Example to Follow

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141029_the_new_tld_registry_example_to_follow/

The ITU Busan Plenipotentiary

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141028_the_itu_busan_plenipotentiary/

Summary of the Registration Operations Association Workshop

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141028_summary_of_the_registration_operations_association_
workshop/


Donuts wins .wine auction

http://domainincite.com/17620-donuts-wins-wine-auction

For only the second time, ICANN tells the GAC to get stuffed

http://domainincite.com/17602-for-only-the-second-time-icann-tells-the-gac-to-get-stuffed

.sucks domains “will not be $25k”

http://domainincite.com/17603-sucks-domains-will-not-be-25k

Momentous pays over $3 million for .sucks

http://domainincite.com/17599-momentous-pays-over-3-million-for-sucks

DreamHost hit with big breach notice

http://domainincite.com/17595-dreamhost-hit-with-big-breach-notice

ROTD lends geo names to CentralNic registrar push

http://domainincite.com/17593-rotd-lends-geo-names-to-centralnic-registrar-push

Oops! Cock-up reveals ICANN survey respondent emails

http://domainincite.com/17588-oops-cock-up-reveals-icann-survey-respondent-emails

ICANN board bill tops $2 million

http://domainincite.com/17585-icann-board-bill-tops-2-million

Nominet hires venture capitalist as new CEO

http://domainincite.com/17582-nominet-hires-venture-capitalist-as-new-ceo

Former pop star is .uk’s 10,000th cybersquatting case

http://domainincite.com/17577-former-pop-star-is-uks-10000th-cybersquatting-case

Could Holiday.com Become The Most Expensive Domain Ever. Today.

http://www.domainnews.com/holiday-com-most-expensive-domain-ever.html

Sedo Reports $1,4 Million in Domain Name Sales ! Pager.com Topped Sedo’s Weekly Sales List at
$45,000

http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-reports-1-4-million-in-domain-name-sales-pager-com-topped-
sedo-s-weekly-sales-list-at-45-000.html


Pager.com Sells for $42,000 on Sedo

http://www.domainnews.com/pager-com-sells-for-42-000-on-sedo.html

ICANN 52 Relocates To Singapore From Marrakech Over Ebola Fears

http://www.domainnews.com/icann-52-relocates-to-singapore.html

ICANN: New gTLD Auction Rules Update

http://www.domainnews.com/icann-gtld-auction-update.html

Two Other New gTLDs Delegated : .Delivery and .Energy

http://www.domainnews.com/two-other-new-gtlds-delegated-delivery-and-energy.html

Businesses Operating in Wales Get Priority for .Cymru and .Wales Domain Names From Today

http://www.domainnews.com/businesses-operating-in-wales-get-priority-for-cymru-and-wales-domain
-names-from-today.html


SnapNames Network Solutions Premium Auctions is Underway!One Bid So Far

http://www.domainnews.com/snapnames-network-solutions-premium-auctions-is-underway-one-bid
-so-far.html


Coffee.club Sells for $100,000

http://www.domainnews.com/coffee-club-sells-for-100-000.html

Jurisdictional Limits of in rem Proceedings Against Domain Names by Michael Xun Liu, University of
Michigan Law School

http://www.domainnews.com/jurisdictional-limits-of-in-rem-proceedings-against-domain-names-by-
michael-xun-liu-university-of-michigan-law-school.html


The Tangled Web: A Case Against New gTLDs by Joseph P. Smith III

http://www.domainnews.com/the-tangled-web-a-case-against-new-gtlds-by-joseph-p-smith-iii.html

Google Wins Googleekip.com Domain Name in Arbitration

http://www.domainnews.com/google-wins-googleekip-com-domain-name-in-arbitration.html

Breathe Luxury Releases Auction List With Starting Prices

http://www.domainnews.com/breathe-luxury-releases-auction-list-with-starting-prices.html

Baylor University Wins BaylorDentalJournal.net Domain Name in Arbitration

http://www.domainnews.com/baylor-university-wins-baylordentaljournal-net-domain-name-in-
arbitration.html


.OOO CEO Wants to Get Over 2 Million Registration in First Year

http://www.domainnews.com/ooo-ceo-wants-to-get-over-2-million-registration-in-first-year.html

Igloo Unveils Unreported Domain Name Sales

http://www.domainnews.com/igloo-unveils-unreported-domain-name-sales.html

Donuts Among Big Winners As Total New gTLD Registrations Pass 3 Million In 9 Months

http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-winners-gtld-registrations-3-million.html

.EE Domain Registration Price Drops From 12 To 9 Euros

http://www.domainnews.com/ee-domain-registration-price-drops-from-12-to-9-euros.html

General Availability For .SAARLAND Commences
http://www.domainnews.com/general-availability-saarland-commences.html

Domain Holdings Releases Q3 2014 Report : $9,5 Million in Domain Name Sales

http://www.domainnews.com/domain-holdings-releases-q3-2014-report-9-5-million-in-domain-
name-sales.html


Donuts Launches .RESTAURANT and .GIFTS as Registrations in New Internet Domains Surpass
Three Million

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/04/donuts-restaurant-gifts/

Goldpay.com Sprinkles A Little Bit Of Gold To Top Weekly Chart

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/11/02/goldpay-com-sprinkles-a-little-bit-of-gold-to-top-weekly-chart/

GAC Advice on New gTLDs Issued During ICANN 51 Los Angeles

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/28/gac-advice-on-new-gtlds-issued-during-icann-51-los-angeles/

Together, Everyone Achieves More

http://gen.xyz/blog/collaboration

Daily Domain Sales (11-04-2014): MGP.com $25,000, OAL.com $19,999

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/06/news/daily-domain-sales-11-04-2014-mgp-com-25000-oal-com-
19999/


NameJet October Sales $503,394 led by Lov.com

http://www.domaincrunch.com/namejet-october-sales-503394-led-by-lov-com/

Do not pass ‘Go’: DNJail.com launches exposé service for domainers

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/pass-go-dnjail-com-launches/

Weekly Domain Brokerage Listings – 11/5

http://www.domaininvesting.com/weekly-domain-brokerage-listings-115/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DomainInvesting+%28Domain
Investing.com+%28Elliot%27s+Blog%29%29


Market Recap 11-5-14 Marchex Reports Earnings Stock up 4 % on the day

http://tldinvestors.com/2014/11/market-recap-11-5-14-marchex-reports-earnings-stock-up-4-on-the-day.html

Marchex Reports & Sells $1.6 Million In Domain Names

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/05/marchex-reports-sells-1-6-million-in-domain-names/

Marchex Q3 2014 Report: $1.6 Million Domain Sales & $49.2 Million Revenue

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/05/news/marchex-q3-2014-report-1-6-million-domain-sales-49-2-million
-revenue/


Yoyo.email, owner of 4,000 .email domain names, gets a “win” in court

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/yoyo-email-owner-of-4000-email-domain-names-gets-a-win-in-court/

Namejet Reported Sales for October 9135.com $16,000 LOV.com $91,800

http://domainshane.com/namejet-reported-sales-october-9135-com-16000-lov-com-91800/

CyclingTips.com.au owner guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cyclingtips-com-au-guilty-reverse-domain-name-hijacking/

Rightside Selling The Domain Cleveland.mortgage For The Cost Effective Price Of $59,500 Per Year

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/05/news/rightside-selling-the-domain-cleveland-mortgage-for-the-cost-
effective-price-of-59500-per-year/


Article alleges Verisign scouts expiring domains as possible auctionable property

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/article-alleges-verisign-scouts-expiring-domains-possible-
auctionable-property/


Why Bill McClure Agreed to Pay $100,000 for Coffee.Club

http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141105.htm

Donuts Sends Comment To ICANN Complaining About A .Shop Community Application

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/05/news/donuts-sends-comment-to-icann-complaining-about-a-
shop-community-application/


Should new TLDs be judged as startups or just top level domains?

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/new-tlds-judged-as-startups-or-top-level-domains/

PopcornGude.com – The Authority on Popcorn

http://domainwealth.com/2014/11/05/popcornguide/

Cool site lets you see what new TLD domains were registered yesterday

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/cool-site-lets-you-see-what-new-tld-domains-were-registered
-yesterday/


How to Write Blogs in the Face of Panda 4.0; 43 Bright Ideas for Promoting Your Lead Gen Content

http://fragerfactor.blogspot.com/2014/11/how-to-write-blogs-in-face-of-panda-40.html

New gTLD Weekly Launch Review: .Capetown, .Market, .Restaurant, .Gift

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/11/05/news/new-gtld-weekly-launch-review-capetown-market-restaurant
-gift/


Moniker lost just 18,057 .com domains to transfers in July

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/11/05/moniker-transfers-july/

DomainShane’s BIG LIST of Domain Name Auction Picks: Wednesday 11/4/14

http://domainshane.com/domainshanes-big-list-domain-name-auction-picks-wednesday-11414/

Doing It Right, Doing it Wrong. A Look at 5 Companies and Their Domain Name Choices

http://domainshane.com/week-domain-name-marketing/

Fidor and Kraken Looking To Launch The First Ever Crypto Currency Bank

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/11/02/fidor-and-kraken-looking-to-launch-the-first-ever-crypto-
currency-bank/


From Russia with love: Interview with a Russian Domainer

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/russia-love-interview-russian-domainer/


ICANN

Statement on ICANN 52 Meeting in Marrakech, Morocco
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-26-en

GNSO Review Supplementary 360 Assessment!

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-27-en

ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the Q1 call on 20 November 2014

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-28-en

ICG Announces Sixth Conference Call

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-28-en

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Hostserver GmbH

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-29-en

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to IP Twins SAS

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-29-en

ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to GANDI SAS

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-29-en

DNS Entrepreneurship Workshop: ‘Building a Sustainable Domain Names Business in Africa and the Middle East’

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-31-en

ICANN Audited Financial Statements for FY14 Have Been Published

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-31-en

ICANN FY14 Annual Report of Expense Reimbursement and Other Payments to ICANN Directors For the Period 1 July 2013 through 30 June 2014

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-31-en

ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-03-en

ICANN’s Updated Proposal for Enhanced Engagement in Africa

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-11-04-en

Upcoming ICG Conference Calls

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-11-04-en\

Standing Room Only at ICANN51 Tech Day

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/standing-room-only-at-icann51-tech-day

Making Progress on Internationalized Domain Names

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/making-progress-on-internationalized-domain-names

Three Meetings, Two Countries, One Internet

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/three-meetings-two-countries-one-internet


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-neustar-2014-09-19-en

Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-d-recommendations-2014-10-20-en

Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom)

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bwg-nomcom-2014-08-21-en
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