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.
CNNIC Took Part in NETmundial
The Asian-Pacific Internet Resources Capacity Cooperation Program Selected as APEC Program
JPRS to provide Japan’s first operational scheme to support new gTLD registrations
Commission must take the time to get broadband prices right
State surveillance revelations: toward an InternetNZ position
Afnic welcomes the success of NETmundial
Growth of 8.8% for the global domain name market in 2013
New TLDs: the first Afnic customers are now in the root zone
Qatar Maintains its Position in International Networked Readiness Rankings at 23rd, Leading the Arab World
Class License for the Provision of Public Telecommunications Services On-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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute. We appreciate your support in this effort.
Board Member Compensation
Webinar: Briefing About the Upcoming Review of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
Update on Root Zone LGR Generation Panel Formation
Request for Proposal for Review of Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO)
Nomination Period Opens for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award
Current ICANN public consultations
Proposal for the Use of Mandatory Policy Advisory Boards for Regulated Industry Sector and Consumer-Trust-Sensitive New gTLD Strings
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
ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Internet Governance’s Submission to NETMundial
Internet Civil Rights Was Signed Into Law by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff
ICANN Releases Call for Public Input for NTIA’s Stewardship Transition of IANA
Washington Abuzz with Activity Concerning NTIA’s IANA Transition Announcement
Master Class in Internet Governance and Policy by InterConnect
Akamai (AS20940) has upgraded at Netnod!
Videoplaza (AS197541) is now present at Netnod!
Atrato (AS5580) is now connected at Netnod COMIX!
ANDREI KOLESNIKOV: QUALITATIVE GROWTH WILL REPLACE QUANTITATIVE GROWTH
RIGF PARTICIPANTS DISCUSS HUMAN RIGHTS AND CYBER SECURITY
DMITRY MEDVEDEV CONGRATULATES RUSSIAN WEB USERS ON 20 YEARS OF .RU DOMAIN ZONE
ARI Registry Services adds another .brand to the web
Builders have an innovative name to build the new Internet
New Chinese “mobile” top-level domain now available to all website owners and operators
Registrant complains to ICANN over Uniregistry’s premium names
Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor
Millions spent on new gTLDs as 11 auctions settled
Glitch takes out ICANN’s zone file service
Cowley quits Nominet
ThreatConnect Partners With DomainTools & Farsight Security
Sedo Transactions Total $1.1 Million Led By FlashCards.com For $250,000
Politico: House Appropriations Proposes To Cut NTIA Funding To Prevent ICANN Transition
3 new domain registries ask ICANN for two character domain names
Whoa: Chinese IDNs rocket in first day
DomainAgents’ new system might accelerate your domain name sales