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Newsletter (29 August 2016)
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Members News


(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign Announces 3.25% Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures Due
2037 to Pay Contingent Interest
http://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-
releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm5ld3NocS5idXNpbm
Vzc3dpcmUuY29tL3ByZXNzLXJlbGVhc2UvdmVyaXNpZ24tYW5ub3VuY2VzL
TMyNS1qdW5pb3Itc3Vib3JkaW5hdGVkLWNvbnZlcnRpYmxlLWRlYmVudHVy
ZXMtZHVlLTIwMzctcGF5LTM%3D

 
(.nz InternetNZ)
InternetNZ will be a voice for the Internet on Intelligence Bill
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-will-be-voice-internet-intelligence-bill
 
Register now for NetHui – NZ’s coolest Internet event
https://internetnz.nz/news/register-now-nethui-%E2%80%93-
nz%E2%80%99s-coolest-internet-event

 
Our thoughts on the Vodafone/Sky Merger Application
https://internetnz.nz/blog/our-thoughts-vodafonesky-merger-application
 
Reviewing the Telco Act: Let’s get it right the first time
https://internetnz.nz/blog/reviewing-telco-act-let%E2%80%99s-get-it-right-first-time
 
Issues Roundup: open wifi, losing Melbourne and poor ethics in infosec
https://internetnz.nz/blog/issues-roundup-open-wifi-losing-melbourne-and-poor
-ethics-infosec

 
(AFNIC)
Afnic publishes its 2015 Bilan Carbone© (carbon audit): a decrease of 9% compared with 2012
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/10042/show/afnic-
publishes-its-2015-bilan-carbone-carbon-audit-a-decrease-of-9-compared-with-
2012.html

 
(.vn VNNIC)
VNNIC and NZRS work together on Vietnam DNSSEC plan
http://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnnic-and-nzrs-work-together-vietnam-

dnssec-plan-22-8-2016?lang=en


Active Survey

Title: Domain Name Take downs and blocking
Access: All ordinary and associate members
Close date: Early September 2016
Results: Available to those who respond

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


Others

Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium, Nairobi
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-MA12.aspx
 
World’s leading standards bodies join forces in support of smart cities
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2016-CM17.aspx
 
NTIA Announces Intention to Allow the IANA Functions Contract to Expire
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160818.html
 
ARIN Board Appoints NRO Number Council Representative
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160825.html
 
Forum discussion delivers context on IPv6 in the Asia Pacific
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/08/19/forum-discussion-delivers-
context-ipv6-asia-pacific/

 
Reflections from APrIGF 2016, Taipei
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/08/19/reflections-aprigf-2016-taipei/
 
IPv6 Performance – Revisited
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/08/22/ipv6-performance-revisited/
 
Unearthing IPv6 benefits by moving to the cloud
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/08/26/unearthing-ipv6-benefits-moving-cloud/
 
Young leaders make their mark at APIGA 2016
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/08/29/young-leaders-make-mark-apiga-2016/
 
Registration for the 4th 2016 Edition of the Basic IPv6 Course Is Now Open
http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2016-curso-ipv6-basico-cuarta-edicion
 
Neustar Research: DNSSEC Reflection Severe DDoS Risk
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2016/dnssec
 
New procedure for .RU and .РФ domain transfer between registrars
https://www.nic.ru/news/en/2016/dom_transfer.html
 
RIPE NCC IPv4 Address Space Chart – Now Updated
https://www.ripe.net/publications/news/about-ripe-ncc-and-ripe/ipv4-chart-updated
 
DNS Forum – 14-15 September 2016
http://pir.org/events/dns-forum/
 
Poorly configured DNSSEC servers at root of DDoS attacks
http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=5108264724
&userId=299738&cId=80160&pId=10&agentId=5128541&type=1&s=1146&
url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.infoworld.com%2Farticle%2F3109581%2Fsecurity
%2Fpoorly-configured-dnssec-servers-at-root-of-ddos-attacks.html

 
Knitting together things to things on the Internet
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/knitting-together-things-to-things-on
-the-internet.html

 
Airpush Chooses DeviceAtlas to Provide Device Awareness to Mobile
Ad Network
http://www.afilias.info/news/2016/08/15/airpush-chooses-deviceatlas-
provide-device-awareness-mobile-ad-network

 
The Internet Society shows commitment to Africa tech
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-bureau/2016/08/internet-
society-shows-commitment-africa-tech

 
A safe Internet for Aragonese kids under 12
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/community-grants/2016/08/safe-
internet-aragonese-kids-under-12

 
Pokemon Craze Sees Growth In .COM And .NET Registrations
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/08/29/pokemon-craze-growth-com
-net-registrations/

 
.SHOP Starts Life As One Of Biggest Sunrise Launches
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/08/28/shop-one-of-biggest-
sunrise-launches/

 
US Government Seeks Stakeholder Experiences Of IPv6 Implementation
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/08/19/us-govt-seeks-stakeholder-
experiences-ipv6-implementation/

 
IPv6 On Its Way To Dominating IP Traffic
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/08/23/ipv6-on-its-way-to-dominating
-ip-traffic/

 
.IN Domains Set For Big Push By Indian Government
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/08/18/in-domains-big-push-
indian-government/

 
AfPIF Brings Together Internet Players
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160825_afpif_brings_together
_internet_players/

 
Internet Access: A Chokepoint for Development
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160824_internet_access_a_
chokepoint_for_development/

 
Challenging UDRP Awards in Courts of Competent Jurisdiction
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160822_challenging_udrp_awards_

in_courts_of_competent_jurisdiction/


ICANN


ICANN and LACTLD Deepen Cooperation and Promote Greater Regional Involvement in Internet Policy Development
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-25-en
 
ICANN Hires Top Security Expert
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-22-en
 
15 Successful Candidates Have Been Selected for NextGen@ICANN57
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-19-en
 
ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the FY16 Q4 Call on 18 August
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-16-en
 
Additional IDN ccTLD Requests from India Successfully Pass String Evaluation

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-08-15-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .SOFTBANK, .ART and .CARAVAN TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-07-19-en
 
Proposed Guidelines for the Second String Similarity Review Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-epsrp-guidelines-2016-07-20-en
 
Independent Review of Trademark Clearinghouse Services Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tmch-review-2016-07-25-en
 
gTLD Marketplace Health Index (Beta): Call for Comments
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gtld-marketplace-health-beta-2016-07-19-en
 
IANA Naming Function Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iana-naming-function-agreement-2016-08-10-en
 
Proposed Renewal of .TEL Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tel-renewal-2016-08-04-en