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Newsletter (8 May 2017)
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Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD72, Tbilisi, Georgia, 14-15 September 2017  

¶ Meeting Website  ¶ Latest Agenda (24 Apr 2017)   ¶ Fellowship Application (Deadline: 15 May 2017)


Members News


(.AU auDA)
Update on the Registry Transformation Project
https://www.auda.org.au/news/update-on-the-registry-transformation-project/
 
New Independent Board Director Announcement
https://www.auda.org.au/news/new-independent-board-director-announcement/
 
auDA ends exclusive negotiations with AusRegistry in relation to
the Registry License Agreement
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-ends-exclusive-negotiations-
with-ausregistry-in-relation-to-the-registry-licence-agreement/

 
(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign
-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3Zlcmlza
WduLm5ld3NocS5idXNpbmVzc3dpcmUuY29tL3ByZXNzLXJlbGVhc
2UvdmVyaXNpZ24tcmVwb3J0cy1maXJzdC1xdWFydGVyLTIwMTctcm
VzdWx0cw%3D%3D

 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
Introducing our new strategic partner…
https://internetnz.nz/blog/introducing-our-new-strategic-partner
 
WISPS – our time has come
https://internetnz.nz/blog/wisps-our-time-has-come
 
(.VN VNNIC)
.VN reaches 400.000 domain name milestone
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vn-reaches-400000-domain-name-milestone?lang=en
 
(AFNIC)
The Afnic Board of Directors appoints Pierre Bonis as Acting CEO
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/10453/show/the-afnic-board-of-directors-appoints-pierre-bonis-as-acting-ceo.html
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Research Shows a DDoS Attack Can Cost An Organization On Average More Than $2.5 Million in Revenue
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2017/ddos2017
 
(Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Interaction with competent organisations will facilitate self-regulation of the industry
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11533
 
310 domain names blocked in March
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11522
 
International organisations can become drivers for IDN email introduction

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11484


Others

Celebrating 25 Years of the RIPE NCC
https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/
celebrating-25-years-of-the-ripe-ncc

 
dotmagazine: Connecting the World – What’s it Worth?
https://international.eco.de/2017/news/dotmagazine-connecting-
the-world-whats-it-worth.html

 
DomainWire Global TLD Report Q1/2017
https://www.centr.org/news/news/domainwire-global-tld-report-q
1-2017.html

 
CENTR welcomes Bosnia and Herzegovina (.ba) to its
membership
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-welcomes-bosnia
-and-herzegovina-ba-to-its-membership.html

 
EU Policy Update – April 2017
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-
april-2017.html

 
IDNF: Bridging the gaps, creating rockstars
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/05/05/idnf-bridging-gaps-
creating-rockstars/

 
Overcoming traffic engineering challenges with SDN
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/05/04/overcoming-traffic-
engineering-challenges-sdn/

 
Event Wrap: PITA 21 AGM, Cook Islands
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/05/04/event-wrap-pita-21-agm-
cook-islands/

 
Are homogenic nameserver names a single point of failure?
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/05/03/homogenic-nameserver-names-
single-point-failure/

 
Improving peering relationships in Japan
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/05/01/improving-peering-
relationships-japan/

 
How to observe allocated IPv6 addresses
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/04/28/observe-allocated
-ipv6-addresses/

 
Event Wrap: China Member Gathering, Guangzhou
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/04/28/event-wrap-china-member-
gathering-guangzhou/

 
AI for Good Global Summit – 7-9 June 2017: ITU and XPRIZE
launch global dialogue to ensure AI benefits humanity
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-MA04.aspx
 
ITU Telecom World 2017 takes a look into our smart future
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR18.aspx
 
Make IGF Open Forum Requests until 21 June
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-
call-for-open-forums

 
Calls for IGF Village Booths and Day 0 Pre-Events open
until 21 July 2017
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-
2017-village-booths

 
Promoting Digital Accessibility in Sri Lanka
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-bureau
/2017/05/promoting-digital-accessibility-sri-lanka

 
First Two-Day School on Internet Governance in Afghanistan
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170506_first_two_day_
school_on_internet_governance_in_afghanistan/

 
Jakarta Declaration Calls on Governments to Recognize
Legitimacy of Encryption
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170504_jakarta_declaration
_calls_on_governments_to_recognize_encryption/

 
Brand Control: The Next Stage for Digital
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170503_brand_control_the_next_stage_for_digital/
 
Oh, Those Wild and Crazy New TLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170430_oh_those_wild_and_
crazy_new_tlds/

 
Domain Names Are Fading From User View
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170428_domain_names_
are_fading_from_user_view/

 
Dot-Com is Still King – of Domain Name Disputes
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170427_dot_com_is_still_
king_of_domain_name_disputes/

 
New Chapter Working Groups Open Closed Doors
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170427_new_chapter_working_
groups_open_closed_doors/

 
The Economist: Data, the Oil of the Digital Era
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170505_the_economist_
data_the_oil_of_the_digital_era/

 
Internet Heavy Weights Staying Out of Net Neutrality Battle
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170502_internet_heavy_weights_
staying_out_of_net_neutrality_battle2/

 
NSA to Stop Collecting American Emails To and From Overseas
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170428_nsa_to_stop_collecting_
american_emails_to_and_from_overseas/

 
A Report on Cyber Espionage Activities of Pawn Storm
Over the Past Two Years
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170425_report_on_cyber_
espionage_activities_of_the_notorious_pawn_storm/

 
ICANN: Pacific Governments to Enhance Better
Participation in Internet Governance Discussions
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/05/06/icann-pacific-governments
-internet-governance/

 
The DNA Study Claims New gTLDs Can Compete
With .COM on SEO
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/04/26/the-dna-study-claims-

new-gtlds-can-compete-with-com-on-seo/


ICANN


The ICANN History Project Goes Live
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-05-04-en
 
Independent Examiner Issues Final Report on Review of the At-Large Organization
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-05-04-en
 
Revised ICANN Procedure for Handling Whois Conflicts with Privacy Law: Assessment and Next Steps Now Available for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-05-03-en
 
Date Change for ICANN62 in June 2018 to be held in Panama
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-05-02-en
 
ICANN Board to Hold Two Open Sessions During Geneva Workshop
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-04-25-en
 
M3AAWG Appoints Dr. John Levine Liaison to ICANN
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/m3aawg-appoints-dr-john-levine-liaison-to-icann
 
Complaints Office Update: Objectives & Next Steps
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/complaints-office-update-objectives-next-steps
 
ccNSO Council wishes to acknowledge and thank Mathieu Weill
https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-04may17-en.htm
 
ccNSO appoints Jordan Carter (.nz) as co-chair CCWG Accountability
https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-04may17-en.htm
 
ccNSO Defers Participation Registration Directory Services Review
https://ccnso.icann.org/about/sataki-to-crocker-04may17-en.pdf
 
Call for 1 Volunteer as Member of the Cross-Community Working Group Enhancing ICANN Accountability

https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-03may17-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposed Fundamentals Bylaws Changes to Move the Board Governance Committee’s Reconsideration Process Responsibilities to another Board Committee
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-bgc-2017-03-31-en
 
Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations for New gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cct-rt-draft-report-2017-03-07-en
 
GNSO Community Comment 2 (CC2) on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cc2-new-gtld-subsequent-procedures-2017-03-22-en
 
Recommendations to Improve SO/AC Accountability
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/soac-accountability-2017-04-14-en
 
Proposed Renewal of .NET Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/net-renewal-2017-04-20-en
 
Draft Framework of Interpretation for Human Rights
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/foi-hr-2017-05-05-en
 
Revised ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Law: Process and Next Steps

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-privacy-law-2017-05-03-en