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Newsletter (30 March 2015)
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■ APTLD By-election for the remaining Board seat: Call for Nomination Period will close on April 6th, 2015.

■ APTLD’s next Meeting: Jakarta, Indonesia, in conjunction with APNIC.


Members News


(.cn CNNIC)
Dr. Kong Ning Selected as IANA Designated Expert
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2015n/201503/t20150319_
52001.htm

 
(.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
 
(.sg SGNIC)
Special names for a limited period! Grab it now!
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/special-names-limited-period-grab-it-
now-15

 
Remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/remembering-mr-lee-kuan-yew-1923-
2015

 
(.qa ictQatar)
GCC e-Government Portal and e-Security Network Launched
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/gcc-e-government-
portal-and-e-security-network-launched

 
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign Announces Pricing of $500 Million Offering of Senior
Unsecured Notes
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-
news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?
artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY29tL2Fyd
GljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5MzE5MzE%3D

 
(Afilias)
Afilias Supports the CrypTech Project – The Most Ambitious Hardware Encryption Effort Ever to Protect User Privacy
http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/03/26/afilias-supports-cryptech-project-most-ambitious-hardware-encryption-effort-ever-pro
 
Afilias and GSMA Launch Device Map to Bring Enhanced Device Data to the Telecoms Industry
http://www.afilias.info/news/2015/02/23/afilias-and-gsma-launch-device-map-bring-enhanced-device-data-telecoms-industry
 
(Netnod)
Amazon (AS16509) has upgraded at Netnod
http://www.netnod.se/amazon-as16509-has-upgraded-netnod
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Responds to FCC Action Regarding Local Number Portability Administrator
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/neustar-responds-to-fcc-action-regarding-local-number-portability-administrator
 
Neustar Gives Marketers An Exclusive Preview Of New Omni-channel Maturity Model Findings

https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2015/omni-channel


Others

CENTR elects new Chair of the Board and Board members – 19
March 2015
https://centr.org/news/03-25-2015/4042/centr-elects-new-chair-
board-and-board-members-19-march-2015

 
ITU deploys emergency communication equipment in Vanuatu
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/07.aspx
 
Meeting opens to prepare for ITU World Radiocommunication
Conference 2015
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/CM05.aspx
 
AN AUTOCRATIC COUNTRY IN GLOBAL MULTISTAKEHOLDER
INTERNET GOVERNANCE
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2015/03/19/an-autocratic-
country-in-global-multistakeholder-internet-governance/

 
CANN They? International Internet Governance and the ICANN
Case by Ivory Mills
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/29/cann-they-international-
internet-governance-and-the-icann-case-by-ivory-mills/

 
ICANN CEO Responds to ICA Concerns Regarding Davos
“Cybersquatting” Remarks by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce
Association
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/29/14656/
 
For an open, secure and stable Internet: DENIC takes a stand on
the future of Internet Governance
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/29/open-secure-stable-
internet-denic/

 
ICANN Auctions Two gTLD Strings For $1.9m
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/26/icann-auctions-two-gtld-
strings-for-1-9m/

 
SWITCH Gets .CH Registry Contract Extension To 2017
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/switch-ch-registry-
contract-extension/

 
.KY Domains Available For All In September 2015
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/ky-domains-available-
for-all-in-september-2015/

 
Menlo Security Finds High Risk in Trusted Websites
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/26/menlo-security-finds-
high-risk-in-trusted-websites/

 
Three Six-Figure Heritage Auction Sales Top Weekly Sales Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/24/heritage-auction-sales-
top-chart/

 
Donuts Brings “Freedom Of Choice” To Small Business With New
gTLDs
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/21/donuts-freedom-of-
choice-small-business-gtlds/

 
Domain Pulse 2015: New gTLDs Can Be Beneficial in Search, But
Content Remains the Key
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/03/18/domain-pulse-2015-new-
gtlds-beneficial-search-content-key/

 
The 4 Major Drivers for Investment in NFV
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150327_the_4_major_drivers_for
_investment_in_nfv/

 
Consumers Are the Serfs of the Feudal Internet Companies
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150325_consumers_are_the_serf
s_of_the_feudal_internet_companies/

 
Internet Governance Survey: What You Told Us
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150323_internet_governance_sur
vey_what_you_told_us/

 
Join Live On Sunday – 2nd Registration Operations Workshop
(ROW) In Dallas
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150320_sunday_2nd_registration
_operations_workshop_row_in_dallas/

 
M-Government Requires Mobile ID
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150319_m_government_requires
_mobile_id/

 
Is DNSSEC Worth the Effort?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150318_is_dnssec_worth_the_eff
ort/

 
End-to-End Email Encryption – This Time For Sure?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150317_end_to_end_email_encry

ption_this_time_for_sure/


ICANN


Notice of Preliminary Determination To Grant Registrar Data Retention Waiver Request
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-27-en
 
Results Available for 25 March 2015 New gTLD Program Auction
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-25-en
 
CCWG-Accountability Co-Chairs Statement | Istanbul, 25 March 2015
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-25-en
 
ICANN Grants Data Retention Waiver to Secura GmbH
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-24-en
 
ICANN Announces 2015 Hardware Security Module Replacement Project for the Root Key Signing Key
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-03-23-en
 
Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in 2017 and 2018
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-23-en
 
Call for Expressions of Interest to Host ICANN Meetings in Latin America and North America in 2016
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-23-en
 
Request for Proposal for LGR Tool Set
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-19-en
 
CCWG-Accountability and CWG-Stewardship Prepare for Face-to-Face Meetings in Istanbul
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-19-en
 
ICANN Draft FY16 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-03-18-en
 
ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the Q3 Call on 23 April 2015
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-18-en
 
Japanese Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Japanese Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-03-17-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