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Newsletter (5 January 2015)
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■ APTLD’s next meeting will be held February 26 & 27 in Fukuoka Japan in conjunction with APRICOT 2015.

■ APTLD report: ccTLDs and National Legislation is available on the website. Click here to download


Members News


(.ae aeDA)
.aeDA Market Share 2014
http://www.aeda.ae/eng/news.php?id=112
 
(.nz Internet NZ)
Netflix, Hulu, US iTunes… I want to be anywhere but here.
https://internetnz.nz/blog/netflix-hulu-us-itunes%E2%80%A6-i-want-be-anywhere-here
 
Top 10 Predictions for the Internet in 2015
https://internetnz.nz/blog/top-10-predictions-internet-2015
 
NetHui 2015: Save the date
https://internetnz.nz/news/nethui-2015-save-date
 
(.sg SGNIC)
Special names for a limited period! Grab it now!
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/special-names-limited-period-grab-it-now-14
 
(ictQatar)
Qatar 3rd Top Arab Country in ITU’s IDI Report

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-3rd-top-arab-country-itu%E2%80%99s-idi-report


Others

2014 in Review: Domain Name Stocks were a Bad Bet
http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/02/2014-domain-name-stocks/
 
Expired Domain Name Report, New Year’s Day Edition
http://domainnamewire.com/2015/01/01/expired-domain-name-report-new-years-day-edition/
 
2014 in Review: Domain Theft and Phishing
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/31/2014-in-review-domain-theft-and-phishing/
 
Bonus podcast: The Internet of Things
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/31/bonus-podcast-the-internet-of-things/
 
2014 in Review: New TLDs
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/30/2014-in-review-new-tlds/
 
Just Bulbs takes a 3rd stab at JustBulbs.com
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/30/just-bulbs-takes-a-3rd-stab-at-justbulbs-com/
 
Interesting rationale for a city changing its domain name
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/29/interesting-rationale-for-a-city-changing-its-domain-name/
 
2014 in Review: Domain Name Industry Consolidation Continues
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/29/domain-name-industry-consolidation-continues/
 
2014 Domain Name Industry in Review – Podcast 013
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/29/2014-domain-name-industry-in-review-podcast-013/
 
Interesting: A Domain of One’s Own at University of Mary Washington
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/23/interesting-a-domain-of-ones-own-at-university-of-mary-washington/
 
74% of new TLD registrations (SLD+TLD) not registered in .com
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/23/74-of-new-tld-registrations-sldtld-not-registered-in-com/
 
New TLDs this week: Two launch on Christmas Eve
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/22/new-tlds-this-week-two-launch-on-christmas-eve/
 
WIPO panel denies UDRP on WUP.com
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/19/wipo-panel-denies-udrp-on-wup-com/
 
Will more contested TLDs get more registrations?
http://domainnamewire.com/2014/12/19/will-more-contested-tlds-get-more-registrations/
 
Experts Discuss What’s in the DNA of a Successful gTLD?
http://www.domainnews.com/experts-discuss-what-s-in-the-dna-of-a-successful-gtld.html
 
.РФ DOmain Name Registrations Approaching 850,000
http://www.domainnews.com/domain-name-registrations-approaching-850-000.html
 
NameJet Reports Over $550,000 in Domain Name Sales in December, Led By Problem.com at $35,200
http://www.domainnews.com/namejet-reports-over-550-000-in-domain-name-sales-in-december-led-by-problem-com-at-35-200.html
 
A New L-Root Instance Established with ICANN and China’s ZDNS Cooperation
http://www.domainnews.com/a-new-l-root-instance-established-with-icann-and-china-s-zdns-cooperation.html
 
Are Existing gTLD Registrations Suffering From New gTLDs?
http://www.domainnews.com/are-existing-gtld-registrations-suffering-from-new-gtlds.html
 
Sedo’s Highest Reported IDN New gTLDs
http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-s-highest-reported-idn-new-gtlds.html
 
Yahoo Files Complaint for YahooMessengerApp.com Domain
http://www.domainnews.com/yahoo-files-complaint-for-yahoomessengerapp-com-domain.html
 
.Cymru and .Wales Are Now Open To Everyone
http://www.domainnews.com/cymru-and-wales-are-now-open-to-everyone.html
 
Verizon Wins Four Verizon-Related Domain Names in Arbitration
http://www.domainnews.com/verizon-wins-four-verizon-related-domain-names-in-arbitration.html
 
36% of .NL Domain Names Now Signed by DNSSEC
http://www.domainnews.com/36-of-nl-domain-names-now-signed-by-dnssec.html
 
Six Other New TLDs Delgeated,Including .Cideo, .Sale and .Amsterdam
http://www.domainnews.com/six-other-new-tlds-delgeated-including-cideo-sale-and-amsterdam.html
 
Eight Other New gTLD Registry Agreements Signed
http://www.domainnews.com/eight-other-new-gtld-registry-agreements-signed.html
 
Google Files Complaint For AndroidSearch.com Domain Name
http://www.domainnews.com/google-files-complaint-for-androidsearch-com-domain-name.html
 
Coordination Center For TLD RU /.РФ: 59 Domains Blocked in November, After Violating The Rules
http://www.domainnews.com/coordination-center-for-tld-ru-59-domains-blocked-in-november-after-violating-the-rules.html
 
ICANN: Request for Proposal for Web Accessibility Assessment for ICANN.org
http://www.domainnews.com/icann-request-for-proposal-for-web-accessibility-assessment-for-icann-org.html
 
ICANN: WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report
http://www.domainnews.com/icann-whois-accuracy-pilot-study-report.html
 
.CLUB Moves Into Second Place After It Passed .Berlin
http://www.domainnews.com/club-moves-into-second-place-after-it-passed-berlin.html
 
Registrations Of .EU Domains Continue To Grow Healthily
http://www.domainnews.com/registrations-of-eu-domains-continue-to-grow-healthily.html
 
ICANN Donates $50k to Internet Governance Forum Support Association
http://www.domainnews.com/icann-donates-50k-to-internet-governance-forum-support-association.html
 
Google Files Complaint for AndroidConnection.net Domain Name
http://www.domainnews.com/google-files-complaint-for-androidconnection-net-domain-name.html
 
ICANN: IANA Systems Not Compromised
http://www.domainnews.com/icann-iana-systems-not-compromised.html
 
ICANN: New gTLD Auction Proceeds December 2014
http://www.domainnews.com/icann-new-gtld-auction-proceeds-december-2014.html
 
Eurid Releases Q3 2014 .EU Progress Report
http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-releases-q3-2014-eu-progress-report.html
 
.uk suspension problems worse than I thought
http://domainincite.com/17818-uk-suspension-problems-worse-than-i-thought
 
Big registrar dumps .uk — a glimpse of Christmas future?
http://domainincite.com/17811-big-registrar-dumps-uk-a-glimpse-of-christmas-future
 
One company now owns almost a third of all registrars
http://domainincite.com/17807-one-company-now-owns-almost-a-third-of-all-registrars
 
.baby and .mls fetch over $3 million each
http://domainincite.com/17804-baby-and-mls-fetch-over-3-million-each
 
Most new gTLDs use NameSentry after Famous Four signs with Architelos
http://domainincite.com/17800-most-new-gtlds-use-namesentry-after-famous-four-signs-with-architelos
 
Experts Discuss What’s in the DNA of a Successful gTLD?
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/04/experts-discuss-whats-in-the-dna-of-a-successful-gtld/
 
Time to bid.wales – .cymru and .wales are open to everyone
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/03/time-to-bid-wales-cymru-and-wales-are-open-to-everyone/
 
A New L-Root Instance Established with ICANN and China’s ZDNS Cooperation
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/03/a-new-l-root-instance-established-with-icann-and-chinas-zdns-cooperation/
 
Sedo Announces Their Top Sales For 2014, With MM.COM, Selling for $1.2m, Coming Tops
http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/27/sedo-top-sales-2014/
 
QNB.COM Tops Weekly Chart In Million Dollar Sale
http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/27/qnb-com-tops-weekly-chart-in-million-dollar-sale/
 
ICANN: Request for Proposal for Web Accessibility Assessment for ICANN.org
http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/24/icann-request-for-proposal-for-web-accessibility-assessment-for-icann-org/
 
Norid Survey Finds Customer Satisfaction For .NO Registrars And Registrants Higher
http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/22/norid-survey-finds-customer-satisfaction-for-no-registrars-and-registrants-higher/
 
ICANN Donates $50k to Internet Governance Forum Support Association
http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/21/icann-donates-50k-to-internet-governance-forum-support-association/
 
ICANN:New gTLD Auction Proceeds
http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/20/icannnew-gtld-auction-proceeds/
 
NameSentry℠ Adopted by Over 60% of New TLDs Launched

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/12/19/namesentry-adopted-over-60-new-tlds/


ICANN


WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-12-23-en
 
Request for Proposal for Web Accessibility Assessment for ICANN.org
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-23-en
 
Joint Statement from ISOC / ICANN Meeting
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-20-en
 
IANA Systems Not Compromised

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-12-19-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bwg-nomcom-2014-08-21-en
 
ICANN Draft Five-Year Operating Plan
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-opplan-budget-2016-2020-2014-11-11-en
 
New gTLD Auction Rules for Indirect Contention
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auctions-indirect-contention-2014-11-14-en
 
Proposed Renewal of .JOBS Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/jobs-renewal-2014-12-09-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .BMW and .MINI TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bmw-mini-amendment-2014-12-11-en
 
IDN Variant TLD Program – Label Generation Ruleset (LGR) Tool Project (P1) – LGR Tool Set Specifications Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-lgr-2014-12-03-en
 
Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Initial Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transliteration-contact-initial-2014-12-16-en
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-2014-12-15-en
 
WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-ars-pilot-2014-12-23-en