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APTLD

n APTLD Member’s Meeting and 2014 AGM in Malaysia had nearly 100 people in attendance. Full Meeting Report and Communiqué are available on APTLD website. http://www.aptld.org/meeting/member-meeting/aptld-petaling-jaya-meeting-february-2014-0

n There are a couple requests still active:

u ‘A’ Level Survey

u Registrar Accreditation Criteria

u Domain Counts

u Comments on draft Universal Access paper are still sought

n Next Event: The next Members meeting will be in Oman from 11 – 14 May, 2014. Additional training workshop may be added. Details to follow soon.


Members

(.cn CNNIC)

CNNIC Approved by ICANN to be the Only Data Escrow Agent in the Asia-Pacific Region

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201403/t20140303_46223.htm

Ms. Ting CHEN from CNNIC Was Successfully Elected as Vice Chair of APTLD

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201403/t20140306_46261.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)

InternetNZ strongly opposed to scrapping UFB

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/InternetNZ-strongly-opposed-scrapping-UFB

(.sg Singapore Network Information Centre)

An Invitation-To-Quote for an eGuide, and designing of marketing material

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/invitation-quote-eguide-and-designing-marketing-material

(.wf AFNIC)

ICANN/Paris City Hall Contract signature & first 100 .paris domains announced

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7647/show/icann-paris-city-hall-contract-signature-first-100-paris-domains-announced-1.html

Signature of the ICANN /.BZH Contract

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7658/show/signature-of-the-icann-bzh-contract-1.html

(ictQatar)

Regulatory Authority obliges Ooredoo to remove “4G” advertisements from media

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/regulatory-authority-obliges-ooredoo-remove-4g-advertisements-media

CRA launches public consultation on Quality of Service (QoS) Policy & Framework

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/cra-launches-public-consultation-quality-service-qos-policy-framework


Active Surveys

Survey: 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.Access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QZH9QYC. **Data to be included in the IDN World Report should be submitted by tomorrow (Friday 14th March).  After this, data will still be accepted and be part of the APTLD Survey Report.  Members who have already submitted to this survey: .ae, .au, .cn, .kr, .lk, .mo, .my, .nu, .sg

Survey: A-Level 2014 – The data gathered from this large scale 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. Access the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/A-level_2014. Already responded to the survey: .as, .au, .cn, .hk, .jo, .jp, .my, .nc, .nf, .nr, .nu, .nz, .om, .sa, .tj, .tw, .vn


ICANN

Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from Asadal, Inc. to Gabia, Inc.

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-05mar14-en.htm

WEBINAR: Opportunities and Challenges to Keep up with the Internet of the Future – Everything You Need to Know About the ICANN Meeting in Singapore

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-05mar14-en.htm

Publication of One World Trust Report on ICANN Accountability Benchmarks and Metrics

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-04mar14-en.htm

IRTP Part D PDP WG Initial Report Public Comment Opened

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-3-03mar14-en.htm

IDN Variant TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 is Now Open for Public Comment

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-03mar14-en.htm

Ashwin Rangan to Join ICANN as New Chief Innovation and Information Officer

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-03mar14-en.htm

WEBINAR: ICANN Strategy Panels – Draft Reports

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-28feb14-en.htm

Independent Report Maps Possible Way Forward in Mitigating Domain Name Collisions

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-26feb14-en.htm

Video: Details on the Globalization Advisory Groups

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-3-25feb14-en.htm

Quick Look at Strategy Panel Recommendations – Provide Your Comments Today

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-25feb14-en.htm

ICANN Future Meetings Strategy

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-25feb14-en.htm

Update to BCG Study – Country-by-Country Analysis Now Available

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-24feb14-en.htm

Pre-Singapore ICANN Policy Update Webinar Invitation

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-24feb14-en.htm


Current ICANN public consultations

Status Update from the Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-11nov13-en.htm

ICANN Future Meetings Strategy

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/meetings-strategy-25feb14-en.htm

Mitigating the Risk of DNS Namespace Collisions

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/name-collision-26feb14-en.htm

ICANN Strategy Panels – Draft Reports

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/strategy-panels-25feb14-en.htm


Others

Pirate Bay a victim as Go Daddy suspends hundreds of new gTLD domains

http://domainincite.com/15901-pirate-bay-a-victim-as-go-daddy-suspends-hundreds-of-new-gtld-domains

New gTLD registries given way to free up millions of blocked names

http://domainincite.com/15925-new-gtld-registries-given-way-to-free-up-millions-of-blocked-names

TMCH sends out 17,500 Trademark Claims notices in a month

http://domainincite.com/15947-tmch-sends-out-17500-trademark-claims-notices-in-a-month

New gTLDs pass 200,000 registrations

http://domainincite.com/15969-new-gtlds-pass-200000-registrations

Google’s first new gTLD racks up 2,300 domains

http://domainincite.com/15973-googles-first-new-gtld-racks-up-2300-domains

Domain search progressing, but still not ready for new top level domain names

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/02/25/domain-search-progressing-but-still-not-ready-for-new-top-level-domain-names/

ICANN to Registrars: We’re working on legal issues with 2013 RAA

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/02/28/icann-to-registrars-were-working-on-legal-issues-with-2013-raa/

New TLD registries need to forget about sunrise revenue

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/03/04/new-tld-registries-need-to-forget-about-sunrise-revenue/

15 end user domain name sales at Sedo

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/03/06/15-end-user-domain-name-sales-at-sedo/

ICANN Publishes Study On Mitigating Risks of DNS Collisions & Opens Comment Period

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/02/26/icann-publishes-study-on-mitigating-risks-of-dns-collisions-opens-comment-period/

Verisign Answers ICANN’s Name Collision Study With Its Own Blog Post

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/02/26/verisign-answers-icanns-name-collision-study-with-its-own-blog-post/

Forbes: 5 Mistakes People Make When Setting Up Their Website

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/03/06/forbes-5-mistakes-people-make-when-setting-up-their-website/

Papers Now Available Publicly for W3C/IAB “Strengthening the Internet” Workshop

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140226_papers_available_for_w3c_iab_strengthening_the_internet_workshop/

Proposal Aims to End US Control of ICANN

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

How Managers Can Support their Engineers Deploy IPv6?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140305_how_managers_can_support_their_engineers_deploy_ipv6/

Neustar Selected to Continue Administering the .US Domain

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140305_neustar_selected_to_continue_administering_the_us_domain/

Netnod hiring a Communications Officer

http://www.netnod.se/netnod-hiring-communications-officer

Portlane (AS42708) is now connected at Netnod COMIX!

http://www.netnod.se/portlane-as42708-now-connected-netnod-comix

Excellent Hosting (AS50986) is now connected at Netnod COMIX!

http://www.netnod.se/excellent-hosting-as50986-now-connected-netnod-comix

COORDINATION CENTER COUNCIL APPROVES NEW REGULATORY DOCUMENTS

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5500

A NEW REGISTRAR WAS ACCREDITED IN DOMAINS .RU AND .РФ

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5502

THE .ДЕТИ DOMAIN HAS BEEN DELEGATED

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5498

Afilias Official New gTLD Launch Schedule

http://www.afilias.info/blog/executive

Open Call for Workshops & Themes of 2014

http://www.aprigf.asia/call_workshops.html

Request for Proposals of Local Hosts Now Opens!

http://www.aprigf.asia/hosting_aprigf.html