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Newsletter (23 November 2015)
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Members News


(.cn CNNIC)
CNNIC Attended the 54th ICANN Meeting
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201511/t20151110_53010.htm
 
CNNIC Approved as Third-Party Provider of Registrar Data Escrow (RDE TPP) Services
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201511/t20151116_53031.htm
 
Environment for the Application of Chinese Domain Names Improved Comprehensively during the 12th Five-year Plan Period
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201511/t20151119_53059.htm
 
(.kr KISA)
Internet of Things users in Korea top 4 million
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151108000075
 
Korea, Thailand to join hands in broadcasting sector
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20151117000670
 
(.nz InternetNZ)
Online GST changes a mixed bag for Internet users
https://internetnz.nz/news/online-gst-changes-mixed-bag-internet-users
 
InternetNZ announces new community grants
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-announces-new-community-grants-0
 
Participation and protection vital from Telecommunications Act process
https://internetnz.nz/news/participation-and-protection-vital-telecommunications-act-process
 
(.qa ictQatar)
Eight Government Entities to Participate in Training to Enhance Civic Engagement
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/eight-government-entities-participate-training-enhance-civic-engagement
 
(.sg SGNIC)
SGNIC-T-15002: Invitation To Tender (ITT) for Revamping SGNIC Websites
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/sgnic-t-15002-invitation-tender-itt-revamping-sgnic-websites
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Neutralizes Fear of Ransom Note DDoS Attacks
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/ddos-ransom-note
 
(AFNIC)
2015 marked by an upswing in registrant changes of domain names under the .fr TLD
http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9462/show/2015-marked-by-an-upswing-in-registrant-changes-of-domain-names-under-the-fr-tld.html
 
Afnic continues to invest in the online presence of French Internet users

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9461/show/afnic-continues-to-invest-in-the-online-presence-of-french-internet-users-2.html


Others

10th IGF Chair’s Summary (as of 17 November)
http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/10thIGFChairsSummary17nov.pdf
 
Connecting the Unconnected and Building Trust is the Work of our
Time, says Internet Society
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/connecting-unconnected-and-
building-trust-work-our-time-says-internet-society

 
Press conference on Israeli-Palestinian agreement
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/Advisory-13.aspx
 
Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at Internet Governance
Forum João Pessoa, Brazil
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/speechtestimony/2015/remarks-assistant-
secretary-strickling-internet-governance-forum-jo-o-pessoa-br

 
ICANN’s CEO search: the pink elephant in the room
https://centr.org/article/icann-s-ceo-search-pink-elephant-room
 
Strong support expressed for the renewal of the IGF mandate
https://centr.org/news/igf10/11-18-2015/4530/strong-support-
expressed-renewal-igf-mandate

 
European ccTLD News Brief (November 2015)
https://centr.org/news/cctld/11-20-2015/4545/european-cctld-
news-brief-november-2015

 
Persisting concerns on net neutrality
https://centr.org/news/11-19-2015/4540/persisting-concerns-net-neutrality
 
Blog post: IGF 2015 – Accurately pinpointing the real big Internet
governance issue
https://centr.org/news/11-19-2015/4535/blog-post-igf-2015-
accurately-pinpointing-real-big-internet-governance-issue

 
IGF 2015: RUNNING IN PLACE
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/11/16/igf-2015-running-in-place/
 
Event Wrap: IGF 2015
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/11/20/event-wrap-igf-2015/
 
Neighbouring Pacific nations share core network infrastructure
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/11/18/neighbouring-pacific-nations-
share-core-network-infrastructure/

 
Event Wrap: IETF 94, Yokohama
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/11/17/event-wrap-ietf-94-yokohama/
 
Tsunamis among challenges in Maldives
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/11/16/tsunamis-among-challenges-in-maldives/
 
Event Wrap: Sri Lanka Cyber Security Week 2015
https://blog.apnic.net/2015/11/13/event-wrap-sri-lanka-cyber-
security-week-2015/

 
New gTLD Registrations Soar Past Ten Million As Generic
Keywords Dominate Top Strings
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/20/new-gtld-registrations-ten-million/
 
EURid Holds Another .EU Christmas Competition
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/20/eurid-eu-christmas-competition/
 
Booking.com Buys Rights To Operate .HOTELS For $2.2 Million
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/19/booking-com-hotels-2-2-million/
 
.PRO Domains Now Available to All
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/18/pro-domains-now-
available-to-all/

 
Two-letter .IE domains open to registration
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/18/two-letter-ie-domains-2/
 
Daily Wrap: ICANN CEO Search Update, Google Weighs in on
Future gTLD Application Rounds, .COM and .NET Keywords
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/11/daily-wrap-icann-ceo-
search-update-google-weighs-in-on-future-gtld-application-
rounds-com-and-net-keywords/

 
Daily Wrap: Whois Privacy, Domain Suspensions Not a Priority for
PIPCU, the Litigious IOC, IPv6 Grows in APEC and Neustar
Expands, Again
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/10/daily-wrap-whois-
privacy-domain-suspensions-not-a-priority-for-pipcu-the-litigious-
ioc-ipv6-grows-in-apec-and-neustar-expands-again/

 
5 Million .RU Domains Registered
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/11/09/5-million-ru-domains-registered/
 
Exploiting Video Console Chat for Cybecrime or Terrorism
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151118_exploiting_video_console
_chat_for_cybecrime_or_terrorism/

 
IGF 2015: Running in Place
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151117_igf_2015_running_in_place/
 
Looking Beyond IGF 2015 to WSIS+10
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151117_looking_beyond_igf_201
5_to_wsis10/

 
Sony Uses Brand TLD ‘.sony’ for Bond Game Site
http://www.circleid.com/posts/sony_uses_brand_tld_sony_for_bon
d_game_site/

 
Bangladesh Govt Orders Internet Shutdown on ‘Security Grounds’
http://www.circleid.com/posts/bangladesh_govt_orders_internet_s
hutdown_on_security_grounds/

 
China Seeking to Construct Its Own Uncrackable Smartphones
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151119_china_seeking_to_constr
uct_its_own_uncrackable_smartphones/

 
UK Announces Additional £1.9 Billion in Cyber Security Funding
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20151118_uk_announces_additiona

l_19_billion_in_cyber_security_funding/


ICANN


Portal Data Exposure Investigation Concluded
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-11-19-en
 
More Information Regarding US Stewardship Transition-Related Expenses, including Lobbying
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-11-19-en
 
Results Available for 18 November 2015 New gTLD Program Auction
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-11-18-en
 
gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal: Call for Comments and Volunteers
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-11-17-en
 
ICANN Announces Conclusion of 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement Whois Accuracy Program Specification Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-11-16-en
 
Candidates for Competition, Consumer Trust and Choice Review Team Announced
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-11-16-en
 
ICANN’s FY16 Objective, Goal and Portfolio Shepherds
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-11-13-en
 
Proposed implementation of GNSO Policy Development Process Recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-11-10-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Preliminary Issue Report on a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-prelim-issue-2015-10-09-en
 
Removal of Searchable Whois Service From .MEET Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/meet-proposed-amendment-2015-10-22-en
 
New gTLD Program Implementation Review Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-draft-review-2015-09-23-en
 
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/comments-lgr-second-level-2015-11-05-en
 
Proposed implementation of GNSO Policy Development Process Recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-d-implementation-2015-11-10-en
 
gTLD Marketplace Health Index Proposal: Call for Comments and Volunteers
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gtld-marketplace-health-2015-11-17-en