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Newsletter (24 April 2017)
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Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD72, Tbilisi, Georgia, 14-15 September 2017  
¶ Meeting Website  ¶ Latest Agenda (14 Apr 2017)   ¶ Fellowship Application (Deadline: 15 May 2017)

 APTLD Policy Development Process (PDP) Framework   ¶ View


Members News


(.AU auDA)
Business and Consumer Tips – 1.1 Incidents: When Disaster Strikes,
Be Prepared
https://www.auda.org.au/blog/when-disaster-strikes-be-prepared/
 
(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in March
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-
com-net-registrations-march/

 
Tech Startup Makes It Easy to Create Eye-Catching Graphics
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/tech-start-makes-easy-crea
te-eye-catching-graphics/

 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
Celebrating a boost to New Zealand cybersecurity
https://internetnz.nz/news/celebrating-boost-new-zealand-cybersecurity
 
Solving the rural investment puzzle
https://internetnz.nz/blog/solving-rural-investment-puzzle
 
More than $100,000 given for Internet research
https://internetnz.nz/blog/more-100000-given-internet-research
 
(.VN VNNIC)
Once Free .VN Domain Names Now Available Through Registrars
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/04/18/vn-domain-names-availa
ble-registrars/

 
(Neustar)
Neustar Unlocks Cloud Security Channel for Select Partners
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2017/
cloud-security-channel-program

 
25 Marketing Technology Trailblazers
http://adage.com/article/news/25-marketing-technology-trailblazers/
308646/#BobStutz

 
(Netnod)
New Netnod Optical IX service set to revolutionise peering in the Nordics
https://www.netnod.se/regular-page/new-netnod-optical-ix-service-set-
revolutionise-peering-nordics

 
(Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Happy anniversary, .ru!
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11460
 
Andrei Vorobyev: the internet is changing, and so is the government’s
attitude to it
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11476
 
RIGF 2017: Youth Forum

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11460


Others

CENTR community submits comment on country names at
top level paper
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-community-submits-
comment-on-country-names-at-top-level-paper.html

 
CENTR launches the call for nominations for its 2017 CENTR Awards
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-launches-the-call-
for-nominations-for-its-2017-centr-awards.html

 
(.uk) Oxford named best place in the UK to start a business
https://www.nominet.uk/best-place-to-start-a-business/
 
ITU and Argentina sign Host Country Agreement for the 2017 World
Telecommunication Development Conference
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-CM04.aspx
 
345 projects nominated for WSIS Prizes 2017
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR15.aspx
 
See Summary of Latest MAG Discussions – Virtual Meeting III
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_
download/3813/581

 
Establishing Thailand’s first neutral IXP
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/04/21/establishing-thailands-first-neutral-ixp/
 
Launching Papua New Guinea’s first neutral IXP
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/04/20/launching-papua-new-guineas-
first-neutral-ixp/

 
IoT Threats: Whose problem is it?
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/04/19/iot-threats-whose-problem/
 
IETF 98 Chicago: Internet Protocols and Human Rights
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/04/14/ietf-98-chicago-internet-protocols-
human-rights/

 
Göran Marby’s First Visit to China as ICANN President,
Named 马跃然 by China Internet Community
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170423_goran_marby_
first_visit_to_china_as_icann_president/

 
Internet for All Now: Legislation That Needs Your Support
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170421_internet_for_all_now_
legislation_that_needs_your_support/

 
The Limits of Notice and Takedown
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170420_the_limits_of_notice_and_takedown/
 
6th Registration Operations Workshop (ROW), Madrid,
Friday May 12th 2017
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170420_6th_registration_operations_
workshop_row_madrid_may_12th/

 
Dot Brand Trends and Recent Launches
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170416_dot_brand_trends_and_recent_launches/
 
Understand More, Fear Less: Will G20 Be Able to Contribute to an
Internet Futurewith a Human Face?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170414_understand_more_fear_
less_g20_internet_future_human_face/

 
UK Government Reports Nearly Half of Businesses Identified Cyber
Security Breaches in the Past Year
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170421_half_of_uk_firms_have_identified_
cyber_security_breaches_past_year/

 
New In-depth Analysis Finds Thousands of Domains Used in Technical
Support Scams
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170417_thousands_of_domains
_used_in_technical_support_scams/

 
Internet Association Meets With the FCC In Efforts to Preserve
Net-Neutrality Rules
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170412_internet_association_met

_fcc_in_efforts_to_preserve_net_neutrality/


ICANN


ICANN Holds First Capacity Development Workshop for Pacific GAC Members
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2017-04-20-en
 
Call for Volunteers for the Third Review of ICANN Accountability and Transparency (ATRT3) Extended
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-04-20-en
 
Attend the GNSO Webinar on the Geographic Names at the Top-Level on Tuesday, 25 April
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-04-19-en
 
Updated ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-04-18-en
 
ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Call for FY17 Q3 takes place on 27 April 1500 UTC. Register now.
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-04-12-en
 
Survey to Contribute Your Views to the Independent Assessment of the Ombudsman Office
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-04-10-en
 
Elise Gerich to Leave ICANN After Seven Years of Service
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/elise-gerich-to-leave-icann-after-seven-years-of-service
 
Q&A: What the Retirement of Google Site Search Means for ICANN
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/q-a-what-the-retirement-of-google-site-search-means-for-icann
 
ICANN58 ccNSO members meeting satisfaction survey: evaluation of the community feedback is available now
https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-13apr17-en.htm
 
Request to defer decisions on retirement of ccTLDs until completion of the ccPDP

https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-11apr17-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

GNSO Initial Report on the IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/igo-ingo-crp-access-initial-2017-01-20-en
 
Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Implementation Guidelines
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-guidelines-2017-03-03-en
 
Enhancing Accountability Guidelines for Good Faith
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/enhancing-accountability-guidelines-good-faith-2017-03-07-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
 
ICANN’s Draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy18-budget-2017-03-08-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
 
Draft 2016 African Domain Name System Market Study
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/africa-dns-market-study-2017-03-10-en
 
Proposal for Ethiopic Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ethiopic-lgr-2017-03-23-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