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Recent Updates
Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD72,
Tbilisi, Georgia, 14-15 September 2017
** Meeting Website


Members

(.AE aeDA)

TRA
Conducts Pilot Evaluation of 40 Customer Service Centers of Etisalat and du

https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2017/3/20/tra-conducts-pilot-evaluation-of-40-customer-service-centers-of-etisalat-and-du.aspx

(.AU auDA)

Return
to services of Enetica

https://www.auda.org.au/news/return-to-services-of-enetica/

(.CC/.TV Verisign)

Top
10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in February

https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-com-net-registrations-february/

(.NZ InternetNZ)

Research
shows New Zealanders support faster rural Internet

https://internetnz.nz/news/research-shows-new-zealanders-support-faster-rural-internet

South
Taranaki schools succeeding in ICT

https://internetnz.nz/blog/south-taranaki-schools-succeeding-ict

(.DE DENIC eG)

DENIC
Starts Official Operation as Data Escrow Provider for ICANN-Accredited
Registrars

https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-starts-official-operation-as-data-escrow-provider-for-icann-accredited-registrars/

(Neustar)

Neustar
Research Reveals 92% of UK Organisations Unaware of Impact DNS is having on
Internet Users

https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2017/quocirca

Neustar
Stockholders Approve Planned Acquisition

https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2017/shareholderapproval

(Netnod)

Welcome
to our first Netnod Newsletter

https://www.netnod.se/news/welcome-to-our-first-netnod-newsletter

(Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)

Netscope
experts participate in Europol operation

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11402

.RU/.РФ
Domains Registry Fee Increasing By 71% In July

http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/03/24/ru-domains-registry-fee-increasing-july/


Active Surveys

Title: Domain Registration Models

Initiator: HKIRC (.hk)

Background: HKIRC has practiced the registry and registrar
model (“R/R model”) from 2011. The survey will seek how do other ccTLD and gTLD
process and achievement on practicing the registry and registrar model.

Close date: 31 Mar 2017

Already responded: .au, .cn, .id, .iq, .jp, .kw, .sg

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/registration_models


Stat Survey 2017 – this survey has now closed and data will begin
to be process and analysed. Those that responded will have access to full data
and an analysis report when its available. The report will also include
comparisons and benchmarks to ccTLDs in other regions thanks to our agreements
on aggregate data sharing (CENTR, LACTLD, AFTLD).


Others

Call
for IGF 2017 Workshop Proposals Now OPEN! See All Proposer Resources and
Workshop Proposal Form. Deadline for Submissions is 3 May 2017.

http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-call-for-workshop-proposals

Summary
of IGF 2017 1st Open Consultations & MAG Meeting

https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/4146/544

Indonesia
hosts regional preparatory meeting for ITU’s World Telecommunication
Development Conference 2017

http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR10.aspx

Preview
of IETF98: .homenet, new transport developments and data protection politics

https://www.centr.org/news/news/preview-of-ietf98-homenet-new-transport-developments-and-data-protection-politics.html

CENTR
publishes its Report on ICANN58

https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-icann58.html

2016
year in review: the trending keywords in .com and .net domain registrations

https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/2016-year-review-trending-keywords-com-net-domain-registrations/

UDP
over IPv4 – a stepping stone to IPv6?

https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/24/udp-ipv4-stepping-stone-ipv6/

Register
for Mongolia workshop this June

https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/24/register-mongolia-workshop-june/

Event
Wrap: PhNOG 2017, Philippines

https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/23/event-wrap-phnog-2017-philippines/

Frequently
Asked Questions: Submarine Cables 101

https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/22/frequently-asked-questions-submarine-cables-101/

New
RIPE Atlas Root Zone DNS Measurements

https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/20/new-ripe-atlas-root-zone-dns-measurements/

PhNOG
2017: An evolving IP community

https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/23/phnog-2017-evolving-ip-community/

Event
Wrap: World Mobile Congress 2017

https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/20/event-wrap-world-mobile-congress-2017/

Internet
Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

https://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-first-ever-africa-regional-internet-and-development-dialogue

The
Internet Society Announces New Appointments to Public Interest Registry Board
of Directors

https://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-new-appointments-public-interest-registry-board-directors-0

Bringing
the school to kids: The importance of Internet in times of conflict

https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2017/03/bringing-school-kids-importance-internet-times-conflict

A
Case to Further DNS Registrar Industry Self-Regulation

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170326_a_case_to_further_dns_registrar_industry_self_regulation/

Loudmouths
Wanted for ICANN WHOIS Replacement Work

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170324_loudmouths_wanted_for_icann_whois_replacement_work/

The
Future of Fully Automated and Robot-Driven Transportation and Supply Chain
Management

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170324_future_of_fully_automated_robot_driven_transportation_supply_chain/

New
Ad Fraud Schemes Utilize Alpha-Numeric Domains

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170321_new_ad_fraud_schemes_utilize_alpha_numeric_domains/

Alliance
for Safe Online Pharmacies Honors Leading Companies at ICANN

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170321_alliance_for_safe_online_pharmacies_honors_leading_companies/

How
Long Does a UDRP Case Take?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170317_how_long_does_a_udrp_case_take/

ICANN
Complaint System Easily Gamed

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140314_icann_complaint_system_easily_gamed/

2017
North American IPv6 Summit to Be Held at LinkedIn Headquarters

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170322_north_american_ipv6_summit_to_be_held_at_linkedin_headquarters/

WIPO’s
Annual Rant Shows Cybersquatting Not Only Growing In New gTLDs, But .COM Too

http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/03/16/wipo-cybersquatting-new-gtlds-com/


ICANN

Read
the ICANN58 GAC Communiqué

https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Governmental+Advisory+Committee

Successful
Candidates Announced for ICANN59 Fellowship

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-03-24-en

The
Three Pillars of ICANN’s Technical Engagement Strategy

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-three-pillars-of-icann-s-technical-engagement-strategy

ICANN58
By The Numbers

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann58-by-the-numbers

Re-selection
of Katrina Sataki as Chair, Byron Holland and Demi Getschko as Vice Chairs

https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-22mar17-en.htm

ccNSO
Council Requests Deferral of ccNSO Organizational Review

https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-22mar17-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

Reference
Japanese Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Second Level

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/japanese-lgr-second-level-2017-01-27-en

Recommendations
to Improve ICANN’s Transparency

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-acct-draft-recs-2017-02-21-en

Internationalized
Domain Name (IDN) Implementation Guidelines

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-guidelines-2017-03-03-en

Interim
Paper Cross-Community Working Group on Use of Names of Countries and
Territories as Top Level Domains

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cwg-uctn-interim-paper-2017-02-24-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