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Newsletter (5 June 2014)
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APTLD

n Next Event: APTLD’s next meeting for Members and Friends will be in Brisbane from 15th of September.

n APTLD reports available on the website:

Guide to New Domain Services;

Monthly Registration Statistics Report;

Survey Report – Registry Activities and Registrar Relations.


Members

(.nz InternetNZ)

NetHui 2014 registrations open.

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-2014-registrations-open

(.wf AFNIC)

An average worldwide renewal rate of 77.8% in 2013 for the main TLDs

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7892/show/an-average-worldwide-renewal-rate-of-77-8-in-2013-for-the-main-tlds.html

Conference on Digital Territories and the .bzh GeoTLD on 3 June at the Brest CCI

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7908/show/conference-on-digital-territories-and-the-bzh-geotld-on-3-june-at-the-brest-cci-1.html

Afnic staff welcome to Paris their European counterparts from the CENTR

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7922/show/afnic-staff-welcome-to-paris-their-european-counterparts-from-the-centr.html

Fidal conference on branding strategies on June, 10 2014 in Paris

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7928/show/fidal-conference-on-branding-strategies-on-june-10-2014-in-paris-1.html

(ictQatar)

Consumers’ Desire to Log on to the Internet on-the-Go ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ is on the Rise in Qatar, a New Report Reveals

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/consumers-desire-log-internet-go-anytime-anywhere-rise-qatar-new-report-reveals

ICT Ministry Publishes Key Findings of New MENA Study into Online Attitudes, Behaviors

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ict-ministry-publishes-key-findings-new-mena-study-online-attitudes-behaviors

ICT Ministry Brings iParks to Shahaniya and Umm Slal

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ict-ministry-brings-iparks-shahaniya-and-umm-slal

Ministry Launches Cloud Platform Services

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ministry-launches-cloud-platform-services

ICT Ministry Launches “Better Connections Program” for Access to ICT for Migrant Workers

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ict-ministry-launches-“better-connections-program”-access-ict-migrant-workers


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 reports and analysis of its results. 23 cctLDs have provided responses to the survey so far: .ae, .af, .as, .au, .cn and .中国, .cx, .hk, .jo, .jp, .lk, .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.


Afilias selected for CIO 100 award

CIO 100 award program honors Afilias for innovation in its next-generation Internet domain name registry services

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global registry services provider Afilias today announced that it has been named as a recipient of the 2014 CIO 100 award. Now in its 27th year, the CIO 100 award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest levels of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT).

“This is especially important for global brands who are preparing for Round 2 of ICANN’s New gTLD program. Brands can now access an efficient, ICANN-compliant, state-of-the-art registry platform — and an award-winning one — that ensures the availability and security of their own top-level ‘dot Brand’ domain.”

Afilias received the award for its development of a new generation of “Platform as a Service” (PaaS) applications, designed to transform the service delivery model of the domain name registry industry by integrating scalability, resiliency, convenience and economy into its global domain name registry system delivery platform.

Afilias’ Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Ram Mohan, set the strategy and architected the deployment of the system with the objectives of reducing time to launch for a new domain, increasing resiliency in the face of cyber-attacks and reducing the cost of implementation for the company and its clients.

“Ram Mohan’s work has resulted in the creation of a globally available registry system that scales to support thousands of new top level domains while increasing flexibility, functionality and security,” said Hal Lubsen, President and CEO of Afilias. “This is especially important for global brands who are preparing for Round 2 of ICANN’s New gTLD program. Brands can now access an efficient, ICANN-compliant, state-of-the-art registry platform — and an award-winning one — that ensures the availability and security of their own top-level ‘dot Brand’ domain.”

Afilias CTO Ram Mohan added, “A particular point of interest in the system is the introduction of the ‘common wallet,’ which allows domain name resellers to log into the Afilias system and use a common wallet to buy domain names from a variety of providers hosted on Afilias’ platform. That’s an innovation in the domain industry and one that Afilias is proud to introduce.”

Afilias executives, along with other CIO 100 award winners, will be recognized at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony, to be held on August 19, 2014.

About the CIO 100

Recipients of this year’s CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of external judges — many of them former CIOs — reviewed the applications in depth, looking for leading-edge IT practices and measurable results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges’ recommendations and selected the final 100.

Coverage of the 2014 CIO 100 awards will be available online at CIO.com on August 1, 2014, and in the August 1 issue of CIO magazine.

About Afilias

Afilias is the world’s second largest domain registry, with more than 20 million names under management. Afilias powers a greater variety of top-level domains than any other provider, and will soon support hundreds of new TLDs now preparing for launch. Afilias’ specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and mobile Web services like goMobi® and DeviceAtlas®. For more information on Afilias services, visit www.afilias.info.


ICANN

Proposed Implementation of GNSO PDP Recommendations on Locking of a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings – Revised UDRP Rules

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-20-en

Global Panel Announces New Approach to Managing Future of the Internet | Final Report Addresses Growing Interests in Internet Governance

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-fb-2014-05-20-en

Remaining IPv4 Addresses to be Redistributed to Regional Internet Registries | Address Redistribution Signals that IPv4 is Nearing Total Exhaustion

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-05-20-en

ICANN Information and Exchange Session: The Evolution of ICANN and Internet Governance Ecosystems – Wednesday 11 June, 1700-1900 @TheFactory, Berlin

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-22-en

WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-05-22-en

Notice of Preliminary Determination To Grant Registrar Data Retention Waiver Requests

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-05-22-en

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 51 in Los Angeles California

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-27-en

DNS Risk Assessment (1st Iteration) for Public Consultation

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-28-en

One-Week Extension to the Public Comment and Reply Periods on Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-05-29-en

Current ICANN public consultations

Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/dns-underserved-2014-05-14-en

WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-conflicts-procedure-2014-05-22-en

Proposed Implementation of GNSO PDP Recommendations on Locking of a Domain Name Subject to UDRP Proceedings – Revised UDRP Rules

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/udrp-rules-proposed-2014-05-19-en


Others

Global Panel Releases Report on How to Evolve Internet Governance Ecosystem

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

Apple Rumored Building Its Own CDN, Negotiating Paid Interconnect Deals With ISPs

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

Comment Period for ICANN Accountability Process Enhancement Extended

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

IPVision (AS48564)is now connected at Netnod COMIX!

http://www.netnod.se/ipvision-as48564is-now-connected-netnod-comix

GoDaddy (AS26496) is now present at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/godaddy-as26496-now-present-netnod

Ripe NCC (AS3333) has upgraded at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/ripe-ncc-as3333-has-upgraded-netnod

Company sues to overturn UDRP decision

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/14/technology-online-jeffers/

88 MALICIOUS DOMAINS NEUTRALIZED IN APRIL

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5756

NEW APPROACHES TO DOMAIN DISPUTES

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5755

LACK OF EMAIL SUPPORT HINDERS DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONALIZED DOMAIN NAMES

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5763

IDN DOMAINS HERE TO STAY

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5768

Will anyone buy .luxury names?

http://domainincite.com/page/3

ICANN snubs Belgium, gives Donuts the all-clear for .spa

http://domainincite.com/16695-icann-snubs-belgium-gives-donuts-the-all-clear-for-spa

ICANN says Verisign should stay in charge of root zone

http://domainincite.com/16698-icann-says-verisign-should-stay-in-charge-of-root-zone

US House passes anti-ICANN bill

http://domainincite.com/16728-16728

ICANN registrar database hacked

http://domainincite.com/16738-icann-registrar-database-hacked

RADAR to be down at least two weeks after hack

http://domainincite.com/16756-radar-to-be-down-at-least-two-weeks-after-hack

Interpol Takes Down Over 10,000 Websites and Targets Rogue Registrars

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/23/interpol-takes-down-over-10000-websites-and-targets-rogue-registrars/

USA Today Covers New gTLDs: “Start-ups See Gold Mine in Burst of Net Domains”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/26/usa-today-covers-new-gtlds-start-ups-see-gold-mine-in-burst-of-net-domains/

PIR Registry (.Org) Launches 3 New gTLD IDN’s Of Organization Into General Availability Today

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/27/pir-registry-org-launches-3-new-gtld-idns-of-organization-into-general-availability-today/

UDRP Panel Spilts On 20 Domains; Domain Holder Keeps Developed Domains Loses Parked Domains

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/27/udrp-panel-spilts-on-20-domains-domain-holder-keeps-developed-domains-loses-parked-domains/

Donuts Pulled Back & Reserved Luxury.Villas During EAP After Orders Were Placed

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/28/donuts-pulled-back-reserved-luxury-villas-during-eap-after-orders-were-placed/

How one Google Algorithm Change Can Damage A Business

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/29/how-one-google-algorithm-change-can-damage-a-business/

Uniregisty Wins Private Auctions For .Help and .Diet; Famous Four Participates In Its 1st Private Auction

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/29/uniregisty-wins-private-auctions-for-help-and-diet-famous-four-participates-in-its-1st-private-auction/

The Internet Commerce Association’s Website Gets A Big Makeover

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/29/the-internet-commerce-associations-website-gets-a-big-makeover/

Here’s what your favorite TLDs are (and the ones that will sell the most)

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/23/heres-what-your-favorite-tlds-are-and-the-ones-that-will-sell-the-most/

Funniest UDRP. Ever.

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/30/funniest-udrp-ever/

First ICANN “Auction of Last Resort” to take place next week

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/30/icann-auction-of-last-resort-2/