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Newsletter (11 April 2016)
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Members News


Members
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign to Report First Quarter 2016 Financial Results
http://www.verisign.com/assets/report-Q1-2016-financial-results.pdf

DNS root server attack was not aimed at root servers – infosec bods
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/29/root_server_attack_not_ai
med_at_root_servers/

(.jp JPRS)
Managing Director et al of ICANN APAC Hub visit JPRS
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2016/160401.html

(afnic)
Afnic moves out to the heart of the digital ecosystem [#April fool]
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9797/show/afnic-moves-out-to-the-heart-of-the-digital-ecosystem-april-fool.html

Afnic rewarded by the French Senate for the excellence of its management initiative
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9799/show/afnic-rewarded-by-the-french-senate-for-the-excellence-of-its-management-initiative.html

(.nz InternetNZ)
Broadband, printing in space and FBiOS comes to a close
https://internetnz.nz/blog/broadband-printing-space-and-fbios-comes-close

Hawaiki cable announcement good news for New Zealand’s Internet
https://internetnz.nz/news/hawaiki-cable-announcement-good-news-new-zealand%E2%80%99s-internet

Issues weekly: remote working, buttons, locks and canaries
https://internetnz.nz/blog/issues-weekly-remote-working-buttons-locks-and-canaries

InternetNZ presents TPP views to Select Committee

https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-presents-tpp-views-select-committee


APTLD Survey


Survey Report: ccTLD Marketing Strategies (Shared through Email)
Executive Summary

※ The most important objective of recent marketing campaigns has been to promote the TLD brand’.  Education and increasing sales were also high in focus.
※ A high portion of members’ focus campaigns at general users however more specific audiences include SMEs.  Registrars were not rated highly in the average target audience of ccTLD campaigns.
※ Members consider advertising via registrars as the most effective communication channel
※ Most ccTLDs have run between 1-5 promotions/campaigns over the past 12 months
※ Most ccTLDs focus their marketing efforts within their local country
※ Return on investment (ROI) is often measure by increase in sales/registrations with ‘brand awareness’ being noted as an intangible measurement of ROI
※ Marketing material and education are the two most common types of support provided to registrars.

※ A majority (56%) of ccTLDs do not gives any sales targets or incentives to their registrars.


Others

The Internet Society brings African Peering and Interconnection
Forum to Tanzania for first time
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-brings-african-
peering-and-interconnection-forum-tanzania-first-time

The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to Public
Interest Registry Board of Directors
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-
new-appointments-public-interest-registry-board-directors

EU Policy Update – April 2016
https://centr.org/news/04-07-2016/4798/eu-policy-update-april-2016

European ccTLD News Brief (April 2016)
https://centr.org/news/cctld/04-07-2016/4803/european-cctld-
news-brief-april-2016

LACNIC and the Latin American Operational Security Community
Joins Forces with M3AAWG to Combat Online Threats
http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2016-amenazas-en-linea

New FRIDA Selection Committee
http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2016-nuevo-comite-
seleccion-frida

Why an open Internet matters
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/03/why-
open-internet-matters

The Start of a new Beginning: The Internet Governance Forum on
its Road to 2025
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/04/start-
new-beginning-internet-governance-forum-its-road-2025

Strengthening Capacity and Interconnection in Central African Republic
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/africa-
bureau/2016/04/strengthening-capacity-and-interconnection-
central-african-republic

Podcast: What’s happening with security
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/03/29/podcast-whats-happening-security/

DNS Zombies
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/04/04/dns-zombies/

My top takeaways from DNS-OARC 24
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/04/06/top-takeaways-dns-oarc-24/

HKNOG 2.1 is Over the Top
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/04/07/hknog-2-1/

Security outreach to Asia Pacific universities
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/04/08/security-outreach-asia-pacific-
universities/

US Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda tipped to chair WSIS Forum
2016, Geneva, 2 – 6 May
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/Advisory-
04.aspx#.VwsQykfpxhc

Trends in Telecommunication Reform 2016: new edition of ITU’s
flagship ICT regulatory report
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/12.aspx#.V
wsQzkfpxhc

Nominet has sights set on .org after M+M deal
http://domainincite.com/20245-nominet-has-sights-set-on-org-
after-mm-deal

Minds + Machines dumps back-end and registrar in Nominet,
Uniregistry deals
http://domainincite.com/20235-minds-machines-dumps-back-
end-and-registrar-in-nominet-uniregistry-deals

Rightside offers $10 renewals on premium names
http://domainincite.com/20226-rightside-offers-10-renewals-on-
premium-names

Usage Trumps Registrations: Why Past TLDs Failed and Why
Many Will Follow in Their Path
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160409_usage_trumps_registrati
ons_why_past_tlds_failed_why_many_will/

Problems With the Burr-Feinstein Bill
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160409_problems_with_the_burr
_feinstein_bill/

One We’ve Been Waiting For: Google Switches TLD Registrar to
.Google Domain Name
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160404_google_switches_tld_re
gistrar_to_dot_google_domain/

Virtualizing the Gateway – How CSPs Are Revolutionizing the
Network Edge
http://www.circleid.com/posts/201600404_virtualizing_gateway_ho
w_csps_are_revolutionizing_network_edge/

Electricity Utilities and IoT
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160404_electricity_utilities_and_iot/

.EU Celebrates 10th Birthday
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/04/08/eu-celebrates-10th-birthday/

Privacy Concerns in the Domain Name System by Samantha Bradshaw & Laura DeNardis

http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/04/03/privacy-concerns-domain-name-system/


ICANN


The Internet Academy Lecture Project in Poland Kicks Off
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-03-30-en

GDD Summit Announced
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-04-04-en

Fellowship Program Brings Experienced Alumni to ICANN56 Policy Forum
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-04-04-en

ICANN and Verisign Announce Start of 90-day Root Zone
Management System “Parallel Testing” Period

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-04-08-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Launch of Registration Authentication Platform for .MOI TLD
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/moi-registration-auth-2016-03-02-en

Draft Framework of Principles for Cross Community Working Groups
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-framework-principles-draft-2016-02-22-en

Final Report Recommendations of the Geographic Regions Review Working Group
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/geo-regions-2015-12-23-en

Draft Report: New gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-safeguards-dns-abuse-2016-03-15-en

Draft ICANN FY17 Operating Plan & Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/op-budget-fy17-five-year-2016-03-04-en

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .TORAY and .PICTET TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-03-28-en