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Newsletter (13 April 2015)
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■ APTLD’s next Meeting: Jakarta, Indonesia, in conjunction with APNIC. More information is coming soon.

■ APTLD Report on the 6th Russian IGF has been shared with members.


Members News


(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign to Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-
news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?
artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2Fyd
GljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5MzQ2Nzc%3D

(.cn CNNIC)
Shen Zhi Elected Member of APNIC Executive Council
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/201504/t20150407_52064.h
tm

 
(.jp JPRS)
JGP has been approved by ICANN as a panel to develop
Japanese TLD Label Rules
http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2015/150318.html
 
Establishment of JGP has been approved by ICANN to develop the
rules for Japanese gTLD labels
http://j-gp.jp/en/topics/20150318-01
 
(.kr KISA)
Service providers welcoming the Cloud Promotion Act
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/03/133_174727
.html

 
(.sg SGNIC)
SG50 Celebration: Registrars offer savings in .SG domain name
registration
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/sg50-celebration-registrars-offer-
savings-sg-domain-name-registration

 
(.qa ictQatar)
Qatar eGOV2020 Steering Committee Reviews Work Progress
with Their Excellencies the Ministers
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-egov2020-
steering-committee-reviews-work-progress-their-excellencies

 
(Netnod)
Nurani Nimpuno new CRISP vice chair
http://www.netnod.se/nurani-nimpuno-new-crisp-vice-chair
 
(Neustar)
Internet of Things Luminary Hank Skorny Joins Neustar As Senior Vice President
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/hank-skorny
 
Neustar Reveals Consumer Insights for Brands on U.S. Tax Day

https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/us-tax-day-infographic


Others

Blog post: Masters of the Internet
https://centr.org/news/04-02-2015/4098/blog-post-masters-
internet

 
U.S. Commerce Department Announces Digital Millennium
Copyright Act Multistakeholder Forum Results
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2015/us-commerce-
department-announces-digital-millennium-copyright-act-
multistakeholde

 
LEGAL SEPARATION OF IANA GAINS STEAM
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/04/07/legal-separation-of-
iana-gains-steam-as-the-way-forward/

 
Internet Society Board of Trustees 2015 Election Results
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-board-
trustees-2015-election-results

 
Internet Society and the Russian Association for Electronic
Communications to Host Roundtable on Internet Data Localization
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-and-russian-
association-electronic-communications-host-roundtable-internet

 
COMBATING COUNTERFEIT ICT DEVICES: A DEMO USING
DIGITAL OBJECT ARCHITECTURE
http://newslog.itu.int/archives/888
 
PRESS RELEASE: PREPARATORY MEETING FINALIZES
REPORT TO 2015 WORLD RADIOCOMMUNICATION
CONFERENCE
http://newslog.itu.int/archives/883
 
ICANN Asks US and Canadian Regulators to Consider if .SUCKS
Violates Laws
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/11/icann-asks-us-and-
canadian-regulators-to-consider-if-sucks-violates-laws/

 
Victory! Domains Stripped Out of EU “Trademark Package” by
Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/11/domains-stripped-out-
of-eu-trademark-package/

 
Nominet Undertaking Contact Data Disclosure in the .UK WHOIS
Consultation
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/nominet-contact-data-
disclosure-uk-whois/

 
Three Week Run of Six-Figure Sales Comes to an End
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/three-week-run-of-six-
figure-sales-ends/

 
.FR Offers Registration Periods of One to Ten Years
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/07/fr-offers-registration-
periods-of-one-to-ten-years/

 
Mixed Responses on Knowledge of New gTLDs in British,
American and Belgian Surveys
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/10/knowledge-new-gtlds-
surveys/

 
Bad Faith in Cyberspace: Grounding Domain Name Theory in
Trademark, Property, and Restitution by Jacqueline D. Lipton,
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/04/07/bad-faith-in-cyberspace-
grounding-domain-name-theory-in-trademark-property-and-
restitution-by-jacqueline-d-lipton-case-western-reserve-university-school-of-law/

 
ICANN: 500+ New gTLDs Introduced into the Internet
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/02/07/icann-500-new-gtlds-
introduced-into-the-internet/

 
Third Week of Six Figure Sales Topping Charts
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/30/third-week-of-six-figure-
sales-topping-charts/

Mixed Responses on Knowledge of New gTLDs in British,
American and Belgian Surveys
http://www.domainnews.com/mixed-knowledge-new-gtlds-
surveys.html

 
Back from RightsCon Manila: Trading Freedoms for Security?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150410_back_from_rightscon_m
anila_trading_freedoms_for_security/

 
We Need a Focused, Cooperative Strategy for Marketing New
gTLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150410_we_need_a_focused_co
operative_strategy_for_marketing_new_gtlds/

 
Did Google’s Infrastructure Coup Work?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150409_did_google_infrastructur
e_coup_work/

 
Registration Operations is More Than Just Registering Domain
Names
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150409_registration_operations_
is_more_than_just_registering_domain_names/

 
New gTLDs and Universal Acceptance
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150409_new_gtlds_and_univers
al_acceptance/

 
From Connecting Computers to Connecting Stakeholders:
Stanford Univ. Hosts NetMundial Initiative
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150408_connecting_computers_t
o_connecting_stakeholders_stanford_hosts_nmi/

 
Active and Passive Internet of Things
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150406_active_and_passive_inte
rnet_of_things/

 
Freedom of Expression Chilled by ICANN’s Addition of Speech
Restrictions in DNS
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150401_freedom_of_expression

_chilled_by_icann_addition_of_speech/


ICANN


ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to NordNet SA
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-10-en
 
Request for Quotation | Equipment Refresh RFQ
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-10-en
 
WSIS Project Prizes 2015 Nomination
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-07-en
 
ICG Announces Fourteenth and Fifteenth Conference Calls
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-06-en
 
ICANN FY14 Form 990 Announcement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-04-03-en
 
Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN 54
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-03-en
 
ICANN Successfully Completes Two Independently Conducted Service Organization Control Audits
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-04-02-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .HONDA, .AXA, .EPSON, .HSBC, .XYZ and .COLLEGE TLDs

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-31-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .EMERCK, .HAMBURG and .BERLIN TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/emerck-hamburg-berlin-amendment-2015-03-02-en
 
Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2015-03-10-en
 
Internationalized Registration Data Expert Working Group Draft Final Report Public Comment Opened
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ird-draft-final-2015-03-09-en
 
Draft Report: Rights Protection Mechanisms Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-review-2015-02-02-en
 
ICANN Draft FY16 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/op-budget-fy16-2015-03-18-en
 
Proposed Implementation of GNSO PDP Recommendations on Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part C
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-c-2015-03-30-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .HONDA, .AXA, .EPSON, .HSBC, .XYZ and .COLLEGE TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-03-31-en