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Newsletter (16 January 2017)
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Recent Updates:
 Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD 71, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2-3 March 2017  ¶ Meeting Website

 2017 APTLD Board Election | Nomination Period Open from 16 to 24 January 2017  ¶ Procedure


Members News


(.AE aeDA)
CoDI Announces its Comprehensive Trainings Program for 2017
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2017/1/9/
codi-announces-its-comprehensive-trainings-program-for-2017.aspx

 
TRA wins membership in the general assembly board for computer
emergency response teams in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2017/1/5/tra-wins-
membership-in-the-general-assembly-board-for-computer-emergency-
response-teams-in-the-organization-of-islamic-cooperation.aspx

 
(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial Results
http://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-
releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm5ld3
NocS5idXNpbmVzc3dpcmUuY29tL3ByZXNzLXJlbGVhc2UvdmVyaXNpZ24
tcmVwb3J0LWZvdXJ0aC1xdWFydGVyLWFuZC1mdWxsLXllYXItMjAxNi1m
aW5hbmNpYWwtcmVzdWx0cw%3D%3D

 
(.JP JPRS)
JPRS Submitted Comments to the ITU Council Working Group on
international Internet-related public policy issues (CWG-Internet)
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2017/170110.html
 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
‘Private’ messaging not so private
https://internetnz.nz/news/‘private’-messaging-not-so-private
 
(.QA ictQatar)
Fourth Edition of QITCOM Exhibition and Conference To Take Place 6-8
March 2017
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/fourth-edition-qitcom-
exhibition-and-conference-take-place-6-8-march-2017

 
(.VN VNNIC)
Vietnam’s Finance Ministry Lowers .VN Registry Fee
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/170137/finance-ministry-
lowers—vn–domain-prices.html

 
(.RU TLD .RU/.РФ)
Central Bank’s FinCERT unit to combat phishing
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11150
 
(Neustar)
Hortonworks and Neustar Co-Development to Deliver New Identity
Management and Security for Internet of Things Devices
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-

releases/2017/hortonworks


Active Survey


Annual Stat Survey 2017
The annual Stat Survey 2017 has been launched with the below details.
The survey which collects data on registrations, pricing, forecasts as
well as registrant and registrar figures is important as it helps us provide
market trend information and provide a reference for APTLD members
to benchmark from. 
Surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/statsurvey2017
Close date: 10 February 2017
 
Results and reporting 
An analysis report is expected to be made available to survey
respondents in March 2017.  The report will also include market
averages of ccTLDs from Europe and Latin/South American based on

available data.


Others

Telstra’s five-year Mobile IPv6 plan becomes reality
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/01/13/telstras-five-year-mobile-ipv6-plan-
becomes-reality/

 
APNIC welcomes 6,000th direct Member
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/01/12/apnic-welcomes-6000th-direct-member/
 
Building connections between Asia Pacific’s Internet Exchanges
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/01/11/building-connections-asia-pacifics-
internet-exchanges/

 
Nominations for the APNIC Executive Council now open
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/01/05/nominations-apnic-executive-council-
now-open/

 
Let’s Encrypt with DANE
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/01/06/lets-encrypt-dane/
 
(.eu) Congratulations Etherial.eu!
https://eurid.eu/en/news/congratulations-etherial-eu/
 
(.nz) Resolver centricity experiment
http://blog.nzrs.net.nz/resolvers-centricity-detection/
 
New Afnic issue paper “Brands and the new Corp TLDs”
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/10230/show/new-
afnic-issue-paper-brands-and-the-new-corp-tlds.html

 
If Slate Comes in Standard Sizes, Why Not Broadband?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170112_if_slate_comes_in_standard_si
zes_why_not_broadband/

 
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guliani Appointed to “Chair” Cyber
Task Force
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170112_rudy_giuliani_appointed_by_tru
mp_to_chair_cyber_task_force/

 
Cyber-Terrorism Rising, Existing Cyber-Security Strategies Failing, What
Are Decision Makers to Do?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170113_cyber_terrorism_rising_cyber_s
ecurity_strategies_what_to_do/

 
How a ‘Defensive Registration’ Can Defeat a UDRP Complaint
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170112_how_a_defensive_registration_
can_defeat_a_udrp_complaint/

 
Fairness & Due Process Require Changes to ICANN’s “Updated
Supplementary Procedures” to the IRP
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170110_fairness_due_process_require
_changes_to_icann_supplementary_irp/

 
New Report on “State of DNSSEC Deployment 2016” Shows Continued
Growth
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170109_report_on_state_of_dnssec_de
ployment_2016_continued_growth/

 
Internet Governance Outlook 2017: Nationalistic Hierarchies vs.
Multistakeholder Networks?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160106_internet_outlook_2017_nationali
stic_hierarchies_multistakeholder/

 
It’s Official: 2016 Was a Record Year for Domain Name Disputes
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170105_it_is_official_2016_was_a_reco
rd_year_for_domain_name_disputes/

 
2016 New gTLD Year in Review (Infographic)
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170105_2016_new_gtld_year_in_review
_infographic/

 
Over 50 Internet Shutdowns Reported in 2016
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170103_over_50_internet_shutdowns_r
eported_in_2016/

 
White House IP Protection Paper Looks At Curbing Abusive Domain
Name Registration
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/01/09/white-house-ip-protection-
paper-curbing-abusive-domain-name-registration/

 
Time for a Board-Imposed Moratorium? — .Mobi Trades URS for $Cash
by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/01/06/time-board-imposed-

moratorium-mobi-urs-philip-corwin-internet-commerce-association/


ICANN


ICANN and CA Collaborate on an African Law Enforcement Capacity
Building Workshop in Kenya
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-01-13-en
 
ICANN Holds the First Capacity Building Workshop for African GAC
Members
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-13-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .IKANO, .SAXO,
.SCOR, .SANDVIK, .WALTER, .SANDVIKCOROMANT, .VISTA,
.VISTAPRINT, .BARCLAYS, .BARCLAYCARD and .HERMES TLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-01-12-en
 
ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the FY17 Q2 Call on
15 February, 15:00 UTC
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-12-en
 
Apply Now for ICANN Leadership Positions: Deadline Is 21 March 2017
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2017-01-11-en
 
IANA Functions Customer Survey Results Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-01-11-en
 
Call for Volunteers for the Registration Directory Service (formerly
WHOIS) Review Team
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-11-en
 
Request for Proposal: Assessment of the ICANN Office of Ombudsman
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-09-en
 
Proposed Charter Amendments of the GNSO Business Constituency
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-06-en
 
Jamie Hedlund to Take on Senior Contractual Compliance and
Consumer Safeguards Role at ICANN
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-04-en
 
Volunteers Needed: Registry Service Provider Program Working Group

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-01-03-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Identifier Technology Health Indicators: Definition
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ithi-definition-2016-11-29-en
 
Updated Supplementary Procedures for Independent Review
Process (IRP)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irp-supp-procedures-2016-11-
28-en

 
Proposal for Thai Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/thai-lgr-2016-12-15-en
 
Proposed Renewal of .MOBI Sponsored Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/mobi-renewal-2016-
12-23-en

 
Proposed Charter Amendments of the GNSO Business Constituency
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bc-charter-amend-
2017-01-06-en

 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .IKANO, .SAXO,
.SCOR, .SANDVIK, .WALTER, .SANDVIKCOROMANT, .VISTA,
.VISTAPRINT, .BARCLAYS, .BARCLAYCARD and .HERMES TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2017-01-12-en