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Newsletter (3 July 2014)
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■ Next Event: APTLD’s next meeting for Members and Friends will be in Brisbane from 15th of September.

APTLD Report on ICANN 50 in London is available on the website.
Member Domain Report (May 2014) is available on the website.
APTLD Survey Report – DNSSEC Status, is available on the website.

Members News


(.nz InternetNZ)
NetHui programme promises exciting and interesting event

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/NetHui-programme-promises-exciting-and-interesting-event

(.sg SGNIC)
SGNIC-Q-14005: Invitation to Quote for a colocation service

http://www.nic.net.sg/news/sgnic-q-14005-invitation-quote-colocation-service

(.wf AFNIC)
New TLDs and the 50/50 law

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7979/show/new-tlds-and-the-50-50-law.html

Review of the 2014 Registrar Day

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/7984/show/review-of-the-2014-registrar-day.html

The .bzh GeoTLD is On-Line!

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8008/show/the-bzh-geotld-is-on-line.html

(ictQatar)
CRA envisions a balanced approach to communications regulation in Qatar

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/cra-envisions-balanced-approach-communications-regulation-qatar

Qatar, ICANN sign MOU on supporting cooperation in Internationalized Domain Names

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/qatar-icann-sign-mou-supporting-cooperation-internationalized-domain-names

Active Survey

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.


Others

AFNIC Examines the 50/50 Theory for New TLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/afnic_examines_50_50_theory_for_new_tlds/

Google Becomes a Domain Name Registrar, Announces Google Domains

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

France Protesting ICANN Over Approval of .Wine TLD

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

Privacy Concerns over Google’s New Domain Registration Service

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

Australians Prefer .au Domain Names, Usage on the Rise

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140625_australians_prefer_au_domain_names_usage_on_the_rise/

SMART INTERNET FOUNDATION HOLDS IGENERATION CONTEST FOR BEST CHILDREN’S PROJECT

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5828

ICANN smacks new gTLDs for pre-sunrise auctions

http://domainincite.com/16926-icann-smacks-new-gtlds-for-pre-sunrise-auctions

New gTLDs now outnumber the old TLDs

http://domainincite.com/16879-new-gtlds-now-outnumber-the-old-tld

Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

http://domainincite.com/16937-euro-govs-livid-as-icann-takes-wine-off-ice

ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

http://domainincite.com/16941-icann-overturns-new-gtld-objection-decision

No mention of .london at ICANN London

http://domainincite.com/16945-no-mention-of-london-at-icann-london

Shakeup coming as Google becomes a registrar, sells names at $12 with free privacy and email

http://domainincite.com/16952-shakeup-coming-as-google-becomes-a-registrar-sells-names-at-12-with-free-privacy-and-email

Four reasons Google Domains isn’t a Go Daddy killer

http://domainincite.com/16956-four-reasons-google-domains-isnt-a-go-daddy-killer

A million domains taken down by email checks

http://domainincite.com/16963-a-million-domains-taken-down-by-email-checks

GAC rejects multistakeholderism, tells ICANN to ignore the GNSO

http://domainincite.com/16969-gac-rejects-multistakeholderism-tells-icann-to-ignore-the-gnso

France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

http://domainincite.com/16979-france-slams-icann-after-gac-rejects-special-treatment-for-wine

Here Is The GAC Communique From The ICANN London That Was Just Released

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/here-is-the-gac-communique-from-the-icann-london-that-was-just-released/

IPOFinancial: “No Way Godaddy’s IPO Can Move Forward As Is With Google Entering The Market”

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/26/ipofinancial-no-way-godaddys-ipo-can-move-forward-as-is-with-google-entering-the-market/

Verisign Downgraded By Wells Fargo: Growth Is Slowing Due To New gTLD’s & Could Get Worse

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/27/verisign-downgraded-by-wells-fargo-growth-is-slowing-due-to-new-gtlds-could-get-worse/

CENTR Reports Total Worldwide Domain Registrations of 278.8 Million

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/23/centr-reports-total-worldwide-domain-registrations-of-278-8-million/

The United States Federal Government Now Owns Escorts.com

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/23/the-united-states-federal-government-now-owns-escorts-com/

Endurance Issues A Statement Claiming Google Domains Will be Good For Their Business

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/24/endurance-issues-a-statement-claiming-google-domains-will-be-good-for-their-business/

Several generic domains hit with UDRPs recently

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/19/several-generic-domains-hit-with-udrps-recently/

Amazon fires up defensive domain registrations for Fire Phone

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/19/amazon-fire-phone/

UDRPsearch owner sues after being threatened with UDRP

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/udrpsearch-owner-sues-after-being-threatened-with-udrp/

Vistaprint may have just delayed .Web by filing an Independent Review

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/20/vistaprint-may-have-just-delayed-web-by-filing-an-independent-review/

Rightside to switch to EAP in lieu of traditional landush

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/23/rightside-to-switch-to-eap-in-lieu-of-traditional-landush/

Google’s CIO to discuss new TLDs at Google I/O

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/24/googles-cio-to-discuss-new-tlds-at-google-io/

The Great Courses loses two UDRPs on the same day

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/the-great-courses-udrp/

This simple visualization illustrates the reality of brand protection in new TLDs

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/25/brand-protection-new-tlds/

A “High” week for expired domain name sales

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/06/27/a-high-week-for-expired-domain-name-sales/

Afilias brings style and sophistication to the Internet with launch of new .BLACK top-level domain

http://www.afilias.info/news/2014/06/25/afilias-brings-style-and-sophistication-internet-launch-new-black-top-level-domain


ICANN


ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to BLACKNIGHT INTERNET SOLUTIONS LTD.
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-16-en

Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-18-en

Experienced Internet Veterans Return to ICANN to Support Global Engagement and Technical Excellence

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-20-en

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 1 (MSR-1) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-20-en

Update on Root Zone Label Generation Rule Generation Panel Formation

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-21-en

RSSAC Restructure Update and Statement on RSSAC 001 and 002

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-22-en

Avri Doria is First Winner of ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-06-23-en

Westlake Governance Appointed to Conduct Independent Review of the GNSO

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-06-23-en

Largest Ever ICANN Meeting Convenes in London | Affirmation of Multistakeholder Model for Internet Governance by World Leaders

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-23-en

GAC Communiqué Issued at ICANN Meeting in London

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-06-26-en

Current ICANN Public Consultations


WHOIS Requirements and National Law Conflicts
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-conflicts-procedure-2014-05-22-en

Study to Evaluate Solutions for the Submission and Display of Internationalized Contact Data

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transform-dnrd-2014-06-03-en

.WED Registry Agreement Amendment – Introduction of Third Level Domain Sales

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/wed-amendment-2014-06-04-en

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names in the New gTLD Namespace

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-06-12-en