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Newsletter (5 May 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 The APTLD Oman Meeting agenda is available on website: http://www.aptld.org/

n The NetMundial Report to APTLD Members is available on the website.

n Survey Report – Launch and Use of IDNs is available on the website.


Members

(.cn CNNIC)

CNNIC Took Part in NETmundial

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201404/t20140429_46690.htm

The Asian-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Cooperation Program Selected as APEC Program

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201404/t20140430_46718.htm

(.jp JPRS)

JPRS to provide Japan’s first operational scheme to support new gTLD registrations

http://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2014/140425.html

(.nz InternetNZ)

Commission must take the time to get broadband prices right

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/Commission-must-take-time-get-broadband-prices-right

State surveillance revelations: toward an InternetNZ position

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2014/State-surveillance-revelations-toward-InternetNZ-position

(.wf AFNIC)

Afnic welcomes the success of NETmundial

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7855/show/afnic-welcomes-the-success-of-netmundial.html

Growth of 8.8% for the global domain name market in 2013

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7837/show/growth-of-8-8-for-the-global-domain-name-market-in-2013.html

New TLDs: the first Afnic customers are now in the root zone

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7842/show/new-tlds-the-first-afnic-customers-are-now-in-the-root-zone.html

(ictQatar)

Qatar Maintains its Position in International Networked Readiness Rankings at 23rd, Leading the Arab World

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-maintains-its-position-international-networked-readiness-rankings-23rd

Class License for the Provision of Public Telecommunications Services On-board Aircraft

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/class-license-provision-public-telecommunications-services-board-aircraft


NIXI: Challenges and People Issues in India’s Internet Industry

Dr. Govind, CEO of NIXI shares his valuable opinions on the challenges and people issues in the internet industry with Nita Thaker, Director, Human Capital Advisory, Niojak HR Mall

https://niojak.com/hr-news/challenges-and-people-issues-india%E2%80%99s-internet-industry/3155.html?fb_action_ids=629344477157616&fb_action_types=og.likes


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.


Domain Data Reporting

APTLD is in the process of collecting domain count data from members.  This data is being stored in a database and will be used to help the knowledge base of APTLD – it will produce regular ongoing reports on the status and evolution of our community.  We have already received data from most APTLD members however if you have not already done so, please contact patrick@aptld.org to contribute. We appreciate your support in this effort.


ICANN

Board Member Compensation

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-02may14-en.htm

Webinar: Briefing About the Upcoming Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-23apr14-en.htm

Update on Root Zone LGR Generation Panel Formation

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-23apr14-en.htm

Request for Proposal for Review of Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-22apr14-en.htm

Nomination Period Opens for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award

http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-21apr14-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

http://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/pab-new-gtld-strings-21mar14-en.htm

Call for Public Input: Draft Proposal, Based on Initial Community Feedback, of the Principles and Mechanisms and the Process to Develop a Proposal to Transition NTIA’s Stewardship of the IANA Functions

http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/iana/transition/draft-proposal-08apr14-en.htm

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

Others

Internet Civil Rights Was Signed Into Law by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

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

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/

Master Class in Internet Governance and Policy by InterConnect

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140423_master_class_in_internet_governance_and_policy_by_interconnect/

Akamai (AS20940) has upgraded at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/akamai-as20940-has-upgraded-netnod

Videoplaza (AS197541) is now present at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/videoplaza-as197541-now-present-netnod

Atrato (AS5580) is now connected at Netnod COMIX!

http://www.netnod.se/atrato-as5580-now-connected-netnod-comix

ANDREI KOLESNIKOV: QUALITATIVE GROWTH WILL REPLACE QUANTITATIVE GROWTH

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5678

RIGF PARTICIPANTS DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS AND CYBER SECURITY

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

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

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

ARI Registry Services adds another .brand to the web

http://www.ariservices.com/news-ARI-adds-another-.brand.php

Builders have an innovative name to build the new Internet

http://www.ariservices.com/news-.Build-domain-names-now-available.php

New Chinese “mobile” top-level domain now available to all website owners and operators

http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/04/16/new-chinese-“mobile”-top-level-domain-now-available-all-website-owners-and-operators

Registrant complains to ICANN over Uniregistry’s premium names

http://domainincite.com/16519-registrant-complains-to-icann-over-uniregistrys-premium-names

Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor

http://domainincite.com/16528-rook-media-acquires-domainsponsor

Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled

http://domainincite.com/16566-millions-spent-on-new-gtlds-as-11-contention-sets-settled

Glitch takes out ICANN’s zone file service

http://domainincite.com/16577-glitch-takes-out-icanns-zone-file-service

Cowley quits Nominet

http://domainincite.com/16581-cowley-quits-nominet

ThreatConnect Partners With DomainTools & Farsight Security

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/30/threatconnect-partners-with-domaintools-farsight-security/

Sedo Transactions Total $1.1 Million Led By FlashCards.com For $250,000

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/04/30/sedo-transactions-total-1-1-million-led-by-flashcards-com-for-250000/

Politico: House Appropriations Proposes To Cut NTIA Funding To Prevent ICANN Transition

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/01/politico-house-appropriations-proposes-to-cut-ntia-funding-to-prevent-icann-transition/

3 new domain registries ask ICANN for two character domain names

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/3-new-domain-registries-ask-icann-for-two-character-domain-names/

Whoa: Chinese IDNs rocket in first day

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/28/chinese-idn/

DomainAgents’ new system might accelerate your domain name sales

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/04/29/domainagents-domain-sales/