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Newsletter (9 November 2015)
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Members News


(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign’s Q3 2015 DDoS Trends: Verisign Mitigates More Attack Activity in Q3 2015 Than Any Other Quarter During Last Two Years
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_s_q3_2015_ddos1
 
(.cn CNNIC)
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) releases: Ten Highlights of China’s Internet Development during the 12th Five-Year Plan Period
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201511/t20151105_52985.htm
 
(.nz InternetNZ)
InternetNZ excited about Kiwi cyber security group
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-excited-about-kiwi-cyber-security-group
 
Competition vital to telecommunications in New Zealand
https://internetnz.nz/news/competition-vital-telecommunications-new-zealand
 
(.qa ictQatar)
Qatar to Host 16th GCC e-Government Executive Committee Meeting
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-host-16th-gcc-e-government-executive-committee-meeting
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Reports Results for Third Quarter 2015
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/q3-2015-results
 
Neustar to Acquire Marketing Analytics Technology Provider MarketShare to Create Global Leader in Marketing Services
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/neustar-to-acquire-marketing-analytics-tech-provider
 
(AFNIC)
Concentration Among Registrars restarts

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9402/show/concentration-among-registrars-restarts.html


Others

IGF 2015, Joao Pessoa: Access for Remote Participation
http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/igf2015-cast
 
ITU, United Arab Emirates sign new partnership framework
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/CM17.aspx#.Vj7BXMorhmk
 
2015 World Radiocommunication Conference opens
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/50.aspx#.Vj7Bksorhmk
 
CENTR holds its 10th Security Workshop
https://centr.org/news/secur10/11-06-2015/4513/centr-holds-its-10th-security-workshop
 
DomainWire Global TLD Report Q3/2015
https://centr.org/news/domainwire/10-28-2015/4498/domainwire-global-tld-report-q32015
 
Universal Acceptance at ICANN54
https://centr.org/news/icann54/10-26-2015/4492/universal-acceptance-icann54
 
IPv6 on the rise in APEC economies
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/11/06/ipv6-on-the-rise-in-apec-economies/
 
IEPG @ IETF 94 Yokohama
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/11/04/iepg-ietf-94-yokohama/
 
Event Wrap: APEC TEL 52
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/10/30/event-wrap-apec-tel-52/
 
A new era? IGF Workshop on the IANA transition
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/11/03/a-new-era-igf-workshop-on-the-iana-transition/
 
Transition is a noun, not a verb: Thoughts on the Dublin ICANN meeting
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/10/28/transition-is-a-noun-not-a-verb-thoughts-on-the-dublin-icann-meeting/
 
Daily Wrap: Verisign Caught Sponsoring .COM “Analyst”, Aust Govt Objecting to .FOOD and .APPLE,
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/05/daily-wrap-verisign-caught-sponsoring-com-analyst-aust-govt-objecting-to-food-and-apple/
 
NamesCon 2016 Live and Online Domain Name Auction Hosted by RightOfTheDot and NameJet
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/05/namescon-domain-name-auction-rightofthedot-namejet/
 
Million Dollar Sale Tops Weekly Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/03/million-dollar-sale-tops-weekly-chart/
 
Daily Wrap: Sony Uses Their gTLD In Bond Promotion, .CLUB Premium Sales and CentralNic Warns Customers of Fraud
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/04/sony-gtld-bond-promotion-club-centralnic/
 
NABP Meets With Leaders Around the World to Collaborate on Solutions for Protecting Consumers From Illegal Online Drug Sellers
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/31/nabp-meets-with-leaders-around-the-world-to-collaborate-on-solutions-for-protecting-consumers-from-illegal-online-drug-sellers/
 
ICANN: Apply Now: Experts in Consumer Protections, Economics and Security Needed for New gTLD Program Review
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/03/icann-experts-consumer-protections-economics-security-new-gtld-review/
 
ICANN and OAS to Work Together to Increase Regional Cyber-Security Joint effort is a critical aspect of recently signed Memorandum of Understanding
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/31/icann-oas-work-together-regional-cyber-security/
 
Daily Wrap: Car gTLD Domains Are Pricey While Verisign Case Against .XYZ Dismissed Plus Week’s gTLD Launch Numbers
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/30/wrap-car-gtld-domains-verisign-xyz-dismissed/
 
ICANN and EuroDIG Sign MoU During ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting in Dublin
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/29/icann-and-eurodig-sign-mou-during-icanns-54th-public-meeting-in-dublin/
 
Risks In Using Obscure, Small ccTLD For Domain Registrations
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/28/risks-in-using-obscure-small-cctld-for-domain-registrations/
 
From Law Firms to Bar Associations to Legal Media and Technology, “.law” Domain Gains Momentum Throughout the Legal Profession
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/10/26/law-firms-bar-associations-domain/
 
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Hearing; “International Data Flows: Promoting Digital Trade in the 21st Century.”; Testimony by Black, President and CEO, Computer and Communications Industry Association
http://judiciary.house.gov/?a=Files.ServeandFile_id=C4E14470-7945-4208-9721-318B966B1A60
 
ICANN and IANA: Making the right – not a rash – decision

http://www.aei.org/publication/icann-and-iana-making-the-right-not-a-rash-decision/


ICANN


Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-11-05-en
 
ICANN Audited Financial Statements for FY15 Have Been Published
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-10-29-en
 
ICG Completes Its Work and Awaits Conclusion of CCWG on Enhancing ICANN Accountability
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-10-29-en
 
Opening ICANN Blogs for Comment
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/opening-icann-blogs-for-comment
 
ICANN at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-at-the-internet-governance-forum-igf-2015
 
Volume 11: An Update on IANA Stewardship Discussions
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/volume-11-an-update-on-iana-stewardship-discussions
 
What is a Man in the Middle Attack?

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/what-is-a-man-in-the-middle-attack


Current ICANN Public Consultations

New gTLD Auction Proceeds Discussion Paper
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-2015-09-08-en
 
IAG Initial Report and Proposed Revisions to the ICANN Procedure for Whois Conflicts with Privacy Laws
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iag-whois-conflicts-privacy-2015-10-05-en
 
Preliminary Issue Report on a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-prelim-issue-2015-10-09-en
 
Removal of Searchable Whois Service From .MEET Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/meet-proposed-amendment-2015-10-22-en
 
New gTLD Program Implementation Review Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-draft-review-2015-09-23-en
 
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/comments-lgr-second-level-2015-11-05-en