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Newsletter (10 October 2016)

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Members News


(.AE aeDA)
Telecom Business Continuity Forum recommends updating
emergency plans and urges government departments’ participation
http://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/9/26/telecom-
business-continuity-forum-recommends-updating-emergency-plans-
and-urges-government-departments-participation.aspx

 
Council of Arab Ministers of Communication & Information conclude
Abu Dhabi meeting with key strategic decisions
http://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/9/28/council-of
-arab-ministers-of-communication-and-information-conclude-abu-dhabi
-meeting-with-key-strategic-decisions.aspx

 
(.AU AUDA)
auDA’s commitment to policy and compliance – part two
https://www.auda.org.au/blog/audas-commitment-to-policy-and-compliance-part-two/
 
(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign to Report Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results
http://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3Zlcmlza
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Defending Against Layer 7 DDoS Attacks
https://blog.verisign.com/security/defending-against-layer-7-ddos-attacks/
 
Why .Com is the Venture Capital Community’s Power Player
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/why-com-is-the-venture-capital-communitys-power-player/


(.JP JPRS)

JPRS Held 7th “.jp DNSSEC Key Ceremony”
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2016/161005.html
 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
Megahacks, a review of “backhaul” and robot ethics
https://internetnz.nz/blog/megahacks-review-%E2%80%9Cbackhaul%E2%80%9D-and-robot-ethics
 
Issues roundup: The Internet has freedom, (de)anonymisation and backing it all up
https://internetnz.nz/blog/issues-roundup-internet-has-freedom-deanonymisation-and-backing-it-all
 
Telco review could mean huge opportunities for NZ
https://internetnz.nz/blog/telco-review-could-mean-huge-opportunities-nz
 
Transition: Done!
https://internetnz.nz/blog/transition-done
 
It’s Connect Smart Week
https://internetnz.nz/blog/it%E2%80%99s-connect-smart-week
(.RU Coordination Center for .RU)

.SHOP: General Availability period
https://www.nic.ru/news/en/2016/shop_27.09.html
 
Changes in .RU and .РФ domain registration policy

https://www.nic.ru/news/en/2016/dom_regist.html


Active Survey

Title: Zone Scans
This survey initiated by APTLD aims to understand if and how members scan their zones for aspects relating to DNS quality and/or usage of domain names. It also aims to understand if there is member demand for APTLD to assist in these areas
Access: All ordinary and associate members

Survey linkhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aptld_zonescans


Others

ITU Telecom World 2017 heads to Busan, Republic of Korea
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-CM20.aspx
 
Top-level ICT industry experts to convene at ITU Telecom World 2016
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-PR39.aspx
 
Successful conclusion of the ITU/PITA Regional Radio communication
Seminar and Forum for Asia-Pacific
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-CM19.aspx
 
Third Party DNS Operator to Registrars / Registries Protocol
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/10/10/third-party-dns-operator-registrars-
registries-protocol/

 
DNSSEC and ECDSA
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/10/06/dnssec-and-ecdsa/
#YestoIANA! Community takes responsibility for IANA functions
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/10/02/yestoiana-community-takes-
responsibility-iana-functions/

 
Telecoms standards organization plans for the future
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/09/30/telecoms-standards-organization
-plans-future/

 
Internet Society congratulates global Internet community on successful
IANA stewardship transition.
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-congratulates-
global-internet-community-successful-iana-stewardship-transition

 
Cyber Security a Top Concern in Asia Pacific, says Internet
Society Survey
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/cyber-security-top-concern-asia-
pacific-says-internet-society-survey

 
IANA Oversight Transition Completed
http://www.afrinic.net/en/library/news/1911-iana-oversight-
transition-completed

COMTECO, LACNIC and ICANN Work Together to Enhance Latin
American Internet Infrastructure
http://www.lacnic.net/web/anuncios/2016-comteco-icann-lacnic
 
How the Slow Adoption of the Cloud Has Impacted 3 Industries
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161007_how_slow_adoption_of_the_
cloud_has_impacted_3_industries/

 
How to Handle an Outage Like a Pro
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161006_how_to_handle_an_outage_like_a_pro/
 
The Internet’s Climate Quandary and the Inconvenience of
Practicing What We Preach
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161006_the_internets_climate_
quandary_inconvenience_of_practicing/

 
Are These the Last Days of Boys’ Club IT?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161006_are_these_the_last_
days_of_boys_club_it/

 
Transformation – the Real Business Case for NFV and SDN
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161005_transformation_the_real_
business_case_for_nfv_and_sdn/

 
Yahoo Collaborating With US Intelligence Agencies
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161005_yahoo_collaborating_with_
us_intelligence_agencies/

 
Google Launches Corporate Blog ‘The Keyword’ on .Google Domain
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161004_google_launches_corporate
_blog_on_dot_google_tld/

 
The Wild West Of Performance Measurement: Using Data To Ensure
Optimal Vendor Selection
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20161003_performance_measurement
_using_data_to_ensure_optimal_vendodor/

Maintaining Security and Stability in the Internet Ecosystem
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160929_maintaining_security_
and_stability_in_the_internet_ecosystem/

 
A Record Year for Domain Name Disputes?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160929_a_record_year_for_
domain_name_disputes/

 
NTIA Reopens Consultation On Incentives, Benefits, Costs and
Challenges to IPv6 Implementation
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/10/07/ntia-consultation-ipv6-
implementation/

 
Vint Cerf: If I Recreated Internet, I’d Include IPv6 And Public Key
Cryptography
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/10/05/vint-cerf-recreated-
internet-ipv6-public-key-cryptography/

 
South African Registrars Push For Second Level .ZA Domains
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/10/05/south-african-second-level-za-domains/
 
Following Brexit, Future Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of
British-Registered Domains In Doubt
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/09/29/brexit-future-hundreds
-thousands-british-domains-doubt/

 
Argentina Opening Up .NET.AR [Updated]
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/10/04/argentina-opening-up-net-ar/
 
Making the Most of the Cloud: Four Top Tips
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160928_making_the_most_of_

the_cloud_four_top_tips/


ICANN


COMTECO, LACNIC and ICANN Work Together to Enhance Latin American Internet Infrastructure
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-10-05-en
 
Pre-ICANN57 Policy Update Webinar
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-10-05-en
 
Stewardship of IANA Functions Transitions to Global Internet Community as Contract with U.S. Government Ends
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-10-01-en
 
Attention Adobe Connect Users: Service Change (Action Required)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2016-09-26-en
 
Help Improve ICANN, Take the At-Large Review Survey!
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-09-26-en
 
ICANN58 NextGen@ICANN Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-09-26-en
 
DOCTOR IPV6: New ways of promoting IPv6 in Latin America and the Caribbean
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/doctor-ipv6-new-ways-of-promoting-ipv6-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean
Evolving ICANN’s Executive Team
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/evolving-icann-s-executive-team
 
Fire on Cargo Ship Affects IT Equipment Bound for ICANN57 Hyderabad
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/fire-on-cargo-ship-affects-it-equipment-bound-for-icann57-hyderabad
 
Cheers to the Multistakeholder Community
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/cheers-to-the-multistakeholder-community
 
Final Implementation Update
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/final-implementation-update
 
Exploring Cybersecurity Topics on a Whirlwind Tour of Eastern Europe
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/exploring-cybersecurity-topics-on-a-whirlwind-tour-of-eastern-europe
 
Sharing Links Over Email: Security @ ICANN

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/sharing-links-over-email-security-icann


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposal for Georgian Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/georgian-lgr-2016-09-15-en
 
Latin American and Caribbean DNS Marketplace Study
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lac-dns-marketplace-2016-09-22-en

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