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Newsletter (23 May 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 The APTLD Monthly Registration Statistics Report is available on the website.

n The APTLD Survey Report – Registry Activities and Registrar Relations, is available on the website.


Members

(.nz InternetNZ)

Latest leaks show the importance of securing Internet users from pervasive monitoring

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/Latest-leaks-show-importance-securing-Internet-users-pervasive-monitoring

First fibre city a great start

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/First-fibre-city-great-start

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

(.sa)

SaudiNIC participated in the latest (APTLD) Meeting

http://nic.sa/en/view/news_148

(.sg SGNIC)

SGNIC-Q-14003: Invitation to Quote to supply, deliver, install, configure, conduct training for, support and maintain a Business Intelligence and Analytics software

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/sgnic-q-14003-invitation-quote-supply-deliver-install-configure-conduct-training-support-and-ma

Results of April 2014 Premium Domain Name (“PDN”) Exercise

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/results-april-2014-premium-domain-name-pdn-exercise

(.wf AFNIC)

Role of the US government in the Internet management: Afnic responds to ICANN

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7865/show/role-of-the-us-government-in-the-internet-management-afnic-responds-to-icann.html

SGNIC-Q-14003: Invitation to Quote to supply, deliver, install, configure, conduct training for, support and maintain a Business Intelligence and Analytics software

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/sgnic-q-14003-invitation-quote-supply-deliver-install-configure-conduct-training-support-and-ma

Results of April 2014 Premium Domain Name (“PDN”) Exercise

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/results-april-2014-premium-domain-name-pdn-exercise

(ictQatar)

Innovation Theatre Set to Showcase Competitions at QITCOM 2014

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/innovation-theatre-set-showcase-competitions-qitcom-2014

First Workshop on Qatar’s e-Government Strategy 2020 Held Today

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/first-workshop-qatar’s-e-government-strategy-2020-held-today


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.


ICANN

Enhancing ICANN Accountability

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-06may14-en.htm

Notice of Potential Grant of Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-07may14-en.htm

New gTLD Auctions Updates – First Auction Confirmed

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-08may14-en.htm

FY15 Operating Plan & Budget

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-08may14-en.htm

Call for Expressions of Interest for 2015 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-09may14-en.htm

GNSO Video Site Launches

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-12may14-en.htm

I* Post-NETmundial Meeting Statement

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-13may14-en.htm

Report: Supporting the Domain Name Industry in Underserved Regions

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-14may14-en.htm

ICANN FY13 Form 990

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-15may14-en.htm

Current ICANN public consultations

Interim Report Internationalized Registration Data Expert Working Group

https://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/ird-interim-14apr14-en.htm

FY15 Operating Plan & Budget

https://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-2-08may14-en.htm

Enhancing ICANN Accountability

https://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/enhancing-accountability-06may14-en.htm

Board Member Compensation

https://www.icann.org/en/news/public-comment/bylaws-amend-compensation-02may14-en.htm


Others

China Favouring Digits Over Letters When It Comes to Internet Addresses

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140505_china_favouring_digits_over_letters_internet_addresses/

Internet Is Too Loud, Literally

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

NY Tech Companies Visit FCC to Express Net Neutrality Concerns

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

3 Billion Internet Users by End of 2014, Two-Thirds from Developing World

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140506_3_billion_users_by_end_of_2014_two_thirds_from_developing_world/

New York City Mayor Announces Next Step For Public Launch of Dot NYC (.nyc) Domain

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140509_new_york_city_mayor_announces_next_step_for_launch_of_dot_nyc/

Teleservice Bredband Skåne (AS34244) is now present at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/teleservice-bredband-skåne-as34244-now-present-netnod

FIRST CYRILLIC DOMAIN .РФ TURNS FOUR

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5719

OpenDNS raises $35 million

http://domainincite.com/16683-opendns-raises-35-million

NameCheap gets contract breach notice

http://domainincite.com/16586-namecheap-gets-contract-breach-notice

Wikipedia to get single-letter .wiki domain

http://domainincite.com/16590-wikipedia-to-get-single-letter-wiki-domain

ICANN split between GNSO and GAC on IGO names

http://domainincite.com/16596-icann-split-between-gnso-and-gac-on-igo-names

Six ways ICANN is ballsing up the IANA transition

http://domainincite.com/16613-six-ways-icann-is-ballsing-up-the-iana-transition

Congress may block funding for IANA transition

http://domainincite.com/16626-congress-may-block-funding-for-iana-transition

Swatch Plans to Fight Apple on Trademark for “iWatch”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/06/swatch-plans-to-fight-apple-on-trademark-for-iwatch/

Alibaba Group Files For Potentially The Biggest IPO in U.S. History

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/07/alibaba-group-files-for-potentially-the-biggest-ipo-in-u-s-history/

Special Rights for IGOs and INGOs Could Lead To Registrant Rights Disappearing When it Comes to UDRP

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/08/special-rights-for-igos-and-ingos-could-lead-to-registrant-rights-disappearing-when-it-comes-to-udrp/

Go Daddy issues release on Dot Club Entering General Availability

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/07/go-daddy-issues-release-on-dot-club-entering-general-availability/

.Club Landrush Auctions Have Started On Sedo

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/05/12/club-landrush-auctions-have-started-on-sedo/

Company loses UDRP against 20-year-old-domain, but maybe is shouldn’t have.

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/07/softway-ag-udrp/

After 15 years of trying, company uses UDRP to get HoldOn.com domain name

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/holdon-domain-name/

What domains Microsoft, HBO and others bought last week

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/microsoft-hbo-domains/

EDR: Weird expired domain sales (partially) explained

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/08/expired-domain-report/

People care about one thing when picking a domain name escrow company: Reputation

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/domain-name-escrow-considerations/

A glimpse of what will happen when new TLDs hit their first renewal date?

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/new-tld-renewals/

Sega buys a video game domain name and 24 other end user sales

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/05/12/sega-video-game-end-user-domains/

Company sues to overturn UDRP decision

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