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Newsletter (21 April 2014)

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APTLD

n Next Event: APTLD’s next meeting for Members and Friends will be in Muscat, Oman starting on Sunday, 11 May 2014. There will be three days of conference and may be additional days for focused workshops.

n APTLD is now seeking volunteers to participate in the Oman meeting.
n Other Events: NETmundial (The Future of Internet Governance), Apr. 23-24, Brazil.


Members

(.cn CNNIC)

Researcher Hualin QIAN of Chinese Academy of Sciences Selected 2014 Internet Hall of fame

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201404/t20140410_46544.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)

Legal action the wrong focus for Chorus

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/Legal-action-wrong-focus-Chorus

HeartBleed vulnerability warning for website owners: fix list

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2014/HeartBleed-vulnerability-warning-website-owners-fix-list

Court decision vindicates Commission approach

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/Court-decision-vindicates-Commission-approach

(.sgnic)

SGNIC-Q-14002: Invitation to Quote for Provision of Tax Compliance Services

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/sgnic-q-14002-invitation-quote-provision-tax-compliance-services

(.wf AFNIC)

2014 Dot Award Contest highlights the best sites under the .fr TLD

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7804/show/2014-dot-award-contest-highlights-the-best-sites-under-the-fr-tld-1.html

Afnic Scientific Council Open Day on 16 May 2014

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7802/show/afnic-scientific-council-open-day-on-16-may-2014.html

Request for Comments for NETmundial Conference

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7798/show/request-for-comments-for-netmundial-conference-1.html


Active Surveys

A-Level Survey 2014 – The data gathered from this survey will be used to provide a large body of knowledge which initially will be aggregated into multiple in-depth reports and analysis of its results. 21 cctLDs have provided responses to the survey so far:

.af, .ae, .as, .au, .cn, .cx, .hk, .jo, .jp, .mn, .mo, .my, .nc, .nf, .nr, .nu, .nz, .om, .sa, .tj, .tw, .vn.

If you have not yet completed the survey, we appreciate your response as soon as possible. You can access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/A-level_2014.

Launch and Use of IDNs (2014) – This survey was initiated by the Registry for .eu (EURid) who will use some of the data received to feed into their IDN World Report. 11 members have already submitted to this survey:

.au, .cn, .kr, .lk, .lk, .mo, .my, .nu, .sg, .th, شبكة .

Access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QZH9QYC.


ICANN

ICANN Begins Transition To New Website

https://new.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-04-17-en

The IANA Functions Explained – New ICANN Infographic

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07apr14-en.htm

ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance’s Submission to NETMundial

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-08apr14-en.htm

Call for Public Input: Transition of NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-09apr14-en.htm

ICANN Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan (FY16 – FY20)

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-09apr14-en.htm

IDN ccTLD Request From Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Successfully Passes String Evaluation

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14apr14-en.htm

Internationalized Registration Data Expert Working Group Interim Report Public Comment Opened

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-14apr14-en.htm

Proposed Changes to the Inter-Registrar Policy (Watch the Video & Provide Comments)

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-3-14apr14-en.htm


Current ICANN public consultations

Proposal for the Use of Mandatory Policy Advisory Boards for Regulated Industry Sector and Consumer-Trust-Sensitive New gTLD Strings

https://new.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-04-18-en

ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance’s Submission to NETMundial

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/ccwg-ig-netmundial-08apr14-en.htm

ICANN Draft Five-Year Strategic Plan (FY16 – FY20)

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/stratplan-draft-09apr14-en.htm


Others

Neustar Acquires .CO Internet

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140415_neustar_acquires_co_internet/

gTLD.club, New Site Focused on New gTLDs

http://www.circleid.com/posts/gtldclub_new_site_focused_on_new_gtlds/

ICANN Releases Call for Public Input for NTIA’s Stewardship Transition of IANA

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140409_icann_call_for_public_input_ntia_stewardship_transition_of_iana/

Washington Abuzz with Activity Concerning NTIA’s IANA Transition Announcement

http://www.circleid.com/posts/washington_abuzz_with_activity_concerning_ntias_iana_transition_announcemen/

Neustar Acquires .CO Internet

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140415_neustar_acquires_co_internet/

MARINA NIKEROVA: WE HAVE NURTURED .RU TO MATURITY

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5621

DMITRY MEDVEDEV CONGRATULATES RUSSIAN WEB USERS ON 20 YEARS OF .RU DOMAIN ZONE

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5626

RIGF PARTICIPANTS DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS AND CYBER SECURITY

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5627

First .LUXURY domains available for sale April 10th

http://www.ariservices.com/news-First-.LUXURY-domains-available-for-sale-April-10th.php

Adrian Kinderis appointed as Chair of Domain Name Association

http://www.ariservices.com/news-Adrian-Kinderis-appointed-as-Chair-of-Domain-Name-Association.php

New gTLD domains top 500,000 as Schilling goes on parking spree

http://domainincite.com/16481-new-gtld-domains-top-500000-as-schilling-goes-on-parking-spree

Bug takes out HostGator, BlueHost for a day

http://domainincite.com/16498-bug-takes-out-hostgator-bluehost-for-a-day

How Russia and China could take over the internet!

http://domainincite.com/16419-how-russia-and-china-could-take-over-the-internet

Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine

http://domainincite.com/16442-four-governments-file-icann-appeals-over-wine

ICANN sets ball rolling on IANA transition

http://domainincite.com/16446-icann-sets-ball-rolling-on-iana-transition

Republicans advance “embarrassing” DOTCOM Act

http://domainincite.com/16459-republicans-advance-embarrassing-dotcom-act

Famous Four wins .party gTLD contest

http://domainincite.com/16465-famous-four-wins-party-gtld-contest

Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules

http://domainincite.com/16467-geo-gtlds-catch-a-break-with-new-launch-rules

Belgium comes out against Donuts’ .spa bid

http://domainincite.com/16471-belgium-comes-out-against-donuts-spa-bid

Pricey .luxury made $500k already

http://domainincite.com/16475-pricey-luxury-made-500k-already

The ICA Comments on ICANN Preliminary Issue Report on IGOs and INGOs

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/14/the-ica-comments-on-icann-preliminary-issue-report-on-igos-and-ingos/

Google Explains How It Reads Your Email

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/15/google-explains-how-it-reads-your-email/

Go Daddy Going To Court in India over Copyright/Trademark Infringement

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/15/go-daddy-going-to-court-in-india-over-copyrighttrademark-infringement/

.Buzz May Have The Strangest List Of 100 Reserved Domains Of All New gTLD’s

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/15/buzz-may-have-the-strangest-list-of-100-reserved-domains-of-all-new-gtlds/

More new TLD auctions on tap, and Uniregistry appears to be participating

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/11/more-new-tld-auctions-on-tap-and-uniregistry-appears-to-be-participating/

Dune.com hit with UDRP

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/11/dune-com-hit-with-udrp/

Uniregistry Whois tells you why a domain isnt available

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/11/uniregistry-whois-tells-you-why-a-domain-isnt-available/

Have Your Opinions Changed or Stayed The Same on the New gTLDs ?

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/18/have-your-opinions-changed-or-stayed-the-same-on-the-new-gtlds/

WhiteHouse Updates its Privacy Policy

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/18/the-white-house-unveils-a-new-privacy-policy/

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