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Newsletter (27 March 2017)
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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD72, Tbilisi, Georgia, 14-15 September 2017   ¶ Meeting Website


Members News


(.AE aeDA)
TRA Conducts Pilot Evaluation of 40 Customer Service Centers of
Etisalat and du
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2017/3
/20/tra-conducts-pilot-evaluation-of-40-customer-service-centers-
of-etisalat-and-du.aspx

 
(.AU auDA)
Return to services of Enetica
https://www.auda.org.au/news/return-to-services-of-enetica/
 
(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in
February
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-
keywords-com-net-registrations-february/

 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
Research shows New Zealanders support faster rural Internet
https://internetnz.nz/news/research-shows-new-zealanders-
support-faster-rural-internet

 
South Taranaki schools succeeding in ICT
https://internetnz.nz/blog/south-taranaki-schools-succeeding-ict
 
(.DE DENIC eG)
DENIC Starts Official Operation as Data Escrow Provider for
ICANN-Accredited Registrars
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-
starts-official-operation-as-data-escrow-provider-for-icann-
accredited-registrars/

 
(Neustar)
Neustar Research Reveals 92% of UK Organisations Unaware of
Impact DNS is having on Internet Users
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases
/2017/quocirca

 
Neustar Stockholders Approve Planned Acquisition
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases
/2017/shareholderapproval

 
(Netnod)
Welcome to our first Netnod Newsletter
https://www.netnod.se/news/welcome-to-our-first-netnod-
newsletter

 
(Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Netscope experts participate in Europol operation
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11402
 
.RU/.РФ Domains Registry Fee Increasing By 71% In July

http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/03/24/ru-domains-registry-fee-increasing-july/


Active Surveys


Title: Domain Registration Models
Initiator: HKIRC (.hk)
Background: HKIRC has practiced the registry and registrar model (“R/R model”) from 2011. The survey will seek how do other ccTLD and gTLD process and achievement on practicing the registry and registrar model.
Close date: 31 Mar 2017
Already responded: .au, .cn, .id, .iq, .jp, .kw, .sg
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/registration_models
 

Stat Survey 2017 – this survey has now closed and data will begin to be process and analysed. Those that responded will have access to full data and an analysis report when its available. The report will also include comparisons and benchmarks to ccTLDs in other regions thanks to our agreements on aggregate data sharing (CENTR, LACTLD, AFTLD).


Others

Call for IGF 2017 Workshop Proposals Now OPEN! See All
Proposer Resources and Workshop Proposal Form. Deadline for
Submissions is 3 May 2017.
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-call-for-
workshop-proposals

 
Summary of IGF 2017 1st Open Consultations & MAG Meeting
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual
/index.php?q=filedepot_download/4146/544

 
Indonesia hosts regional preparatory meeting for ITU’s World
Telecommunication Development Conference 2017
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR10.aspx
 
Preview of IETF98: .homenet, new transport developments and
data protection politics
https://www.centr.org/news/news/preview-of-ietf98-homenet-
new-transport-developments-and-data-protection-politics.html

 
CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN58
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-
on-icann58.html

 
2016 year in review: the trending keywords in .com and .net
domain registrations
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/2016-year-review-
trending-keywords-com-net-domain-registrations/

 
UDP over IPv4 – a stepping stone to IPv6?
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/24/udp-ipv4-stepping-stone-ipv6/
 
Register for Mongolia workshop this June
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/24/register-mongolia-
workshop-june/

 
Event Wrap: PhNOG 2017, Philippines
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/23/event-wrap-phnog-
2017-philippines/

 
Frequently Asked Questions: Submarine Cables 101
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/22/frequently-asked-questions-
submarine-cables-101/

 
New RIPE Atlas Root Zone DNS Measurements
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/20/new-ripe-atlas-root-zone-
dns-measurements/

 
PhNOG 2017: An evolving IP community
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/23/phnog-2017-evolving-
ip-community/

 
Event Wrap: World Mobile Congress 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/20/event-wrap-world-mobile-
congress-2017/

 
Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and
Development Dialogue
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-
first-ever-africa-regional-internet-and-development-dialogue

 
The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to Public
Interest Registry Board of Directors
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-announces-
new-appointments-public-interest-registry-board-directors-0

 
Bringing the school to kids: The importance of Internet in times of
conflict
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2017/03
/bringing-school-kids-importance-internet-times-conflict

 
A Case to Further DNS Registrar Industry Self-Regulation
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170326_a_case_to_further_dns_
registrar_industry_self_regulation/

 
Loudmouths Wanted for ICANN WHOIS Replacement Work
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170324_loudmouths_wanted_
for_icann_whois_replacement_work/

 
The Future of Fully Automated and Robot-Driven Transportation
and Supply Chain Management
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170324_future_of_fully_
automated_robot_driven_transportation_supply_chain/

 
New Ad Fraud Schemes Utilize Alpha-Numeric Domains
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170321_new_ad_fraud_
schemes_utilize_alpha_numeric_domains/

 
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies Honors Leading Companies
at ICANN
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170321_alliance_for_safe_
online_pharmacies_honors_leading_companies/

 
How Long Does a UDRP Case Take?
http://www.circleid.com/posts
/20170317_how_long_does_a_udrp_case_take/

 
ICANN Complaint System Easily Gamed
http://www.circleid.com/posts
/20140314_icann_complaint_system_easily_gamed/

 
2017 North American IPv6 Summit to Be Held at LinkedIn
Headquarters
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170322_north_american_
ipv6_summit_to_be_held_at_linkedin_headquarters/

 
WIPO’s Annual Rant Shows Cybersquatting Not Only Growing In
New gTLDs, But .COM Too
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/03/16/wipo-cybersquatting-

new-gtlds-com/


ICANN


Read the ICANN58 GAC Communiqué
https://gacweb.icann.org/display/gacweb/Governmental+Advisory+Committee
 
Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN59 Fellowship
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-03-24-en
 
The Three Pillars of ICANN’s Technical Engagement Strategy
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-three-pillars-of-icann-s-technical-engagement-strategy
 
ICANN58 By The Numbers
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann58-by-the-numbers
 
Re-selection of Katrina Sataki as Chair, Byron Holland and Demi Getschko as Vice Chairs
https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-2-22mar17-en.htm
 
ccNSO Council Requests Deferral of ccNSO Organizational Review

https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-22mar17-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

GNSO Initial Report on the IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/igo-ingo-crp-access-initial-2017-01-20-en
 
Reference Japanese Label Generation Rules (LGR) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/japanese-lgr-second-level-2017-01-27-en
 
Recommendations to Improve ICANN’s Transparency
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-acct-draft-recs-2017-02-21-en
 
Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Implementation Guidelines
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-guidelines-2017-03-03-en
 
Interim Paper Cross-Community Working Group on Use of Names of Countries and Territories as Top Level Domains
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cwg-uctn-interim-paper-2017-02-24-en
 
Enhancing Accountability Guidelines for Good Faith
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/enhancing-accountability-guidelines-good-faith-2017-03-07-en
 
Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations for New gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cct-rt-draft-report-2017-03-07-en
 
ICANN’s Draft FY18 Operating Plan and Budget, and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy18-budget-2017-03-08-en
 
GNSO Community Comment 2 (CC2) on New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cc2-new-gtld-subsequent-procedures-2017-03-22-en
 
Draft 2016 African Domain Name System Market Study
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/africa-dns-market-study-2017-03-10-en
 
Proposal for Ethiopic Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ethiopic-lgr-2017-03-23-en