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Newsletter (22 May 2016)
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Recent Updates:
APTLD Subregional Workshops Fellowship Policy
http://www.aptld.org/system/files/aptld_subregional_workshops_fellowship_policy.pdf
Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD 70, Bangkok, Thailand, 15-16 September 2016

Register Now: http://www.aptld70.in.th/reg/


Members News


(.ae)
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority holds workshops for Smart Government enablers to speed up national indexes implementation
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/10/telecommunications-regulatory-authority-holds-workshops-for-smart-government-enablers-to-speed-up-national-indexes-implementation.aspx

UAE Smart Cloud’ project hosts ‘Khadamati’ smart app
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/11/uae-smart-cloud-project-hosts-khadamati-smart-app.aspx

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority signs agreement with ITU & Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/22/telecommunication-regulatory-authority-signs-agreement-with-itu-and-mohammed-bin-rashid-smart-learning-program.aspx

(.cc/.tv)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com & .Net Registrations in April
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/top_10_trending_keywords_in14

Verisign Opens Landrush Program Period for .コム Domain Names
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_opens_landrush_program_period

Verisign Launches New gTLDs for the Korean Market, .닷컴 and .닷넷
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/verisign_launches_new_gtlds_for

Your Personal Brand Starts Online
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/your_personal_brand_starts_online

We Need You: Industry Collaboration to Improve Registration Data Services
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/we_need_you_industry_collaboration

(.nz)
It’s privacy week
https://internetnz.nz/blog/its-privacy-week

WHATIS? WHOIS? Privacy? Huh? Have Your Say!
https://internetnz.nz/blog/whatis-whois-privacy-huh-have-your-say

Issues round-up: androids, free speech, skynet and Kazakhstan
https://internetnz.nz/blog/issues-round-androids-free-speech-skynet-and-kazakhstan

(.lk)
Special Notice – Changes in VAT Rates
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/32-special-notice-changes-in-vat-rates

Special Notice – Limited Services due to the New System Upgrade at LK Domain Registry
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/34-special-notice-limited-services-due-to-the-new-system-upgrade-at-lk-domain-registry

(.hk)
The Fourteenth Annual General Meeting of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=511

(afnic)
Afnic is taking part in the third leg of the eAccessibility Tour de France

https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9846/show/afnic-is-taking-part-in-the-third-leg-of-the-eaccessibility-tour-de-france.html


Others

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day focuses on ICT
entrepreneurship for social impact
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/Advisory-07.asp
x#.V0Jnqb7NFhc

ITU and Child helpline International are working together to protect
children online
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM06.aspx#.V0
Jn2L7NFhc

Global ICT regulatory meeting highlights need for inclusive and
collaborative dialogue to accelerate socio-economic development
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM07.aspx#
.V0Jn677NFhc

Now Accepting ARIN 38 Fellowship Applications
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160510.html

Time is Running Out to Register for ARIN on the Road: Pittsburgh
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160517.html

Internet Society advances Asia-Pacific dialogue on role of ICT in disaster
relief
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-advances-asia-
pacific-dialogue-role-ict-disaster-relief

The Internet Society brings African Peering and Interconnection Forum
to Tanzania for first time
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/internet-society-advances-asia-
pacific-dialogue-role-ict-disaster-relief

INET Kathmandu: Three Key Lessons from Nepal Earthquake
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-bureau/2016/05/inet-
kathmandu-three-key-lessons-nepal-earthquake

Securing the Internet for children in Asia-Pacific
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-bureau/2016/05/
securing-internet-children-asia-pacific

A natural fit
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/north-america-bureau/2016/05/
natural-fit

Discussing MANRS at RIPE 72 Next Week
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2016/05/discussing-
manrs-ripe-72-next-week

AFRINIC Community Code of Conduct has been published
http://www.afrinic.net/en/library/news/1735-afrinic-community-code-of
-conduct-has-been-published

Women in ICT: Overcoming tradition to establish ICT careers in
Bangladesh
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/10/women-battle-tradition-establish-
career-ict-bangladesh/

RDAP: Whois for the Modern World
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/12/rdap-whois-modern-world/

Lessons from 100+ IXes
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/17/lessons-100-ixes/

Fragmenting IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/19/fragmenting-ipv6/

Anonymous DDoS Attacks Hit Central Banks of Cyprus, Greece,
Netherlands
http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=
4848206461&userId=299738&cId=80160&pId=10&agentId=51285
41&type=1&s=91440&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.esecurityplanet.
com%2Fhackers%2Fanonymous-ddos-attacks-hit-central-banks-of
-cyprus-greece-netherlands.html

How unsafe is the Internet of Things?
http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?docId=
4871580763&userId=299738&cId=80160&pId=10&agentId=51285
41&type=1&s=6267&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbetanews.com%2F2016
%2F05%2F18%2Finternet-things-security%2F

SpamHaus now publishing better TLD abuse data
http://domainincite.com/20481-spamhaus-now-publishing-better-tld-
abuse-data

Three-Character .COM Domains Dominate Weekly Sales Chart\
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/19/three-character-com-
dominate-weekly-chart/

Verisign Rolls Out Korean .COM and .NET and Japanese .COM New
gTLDs
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/17/verisign-korean-com-net-
japanese-com-new-gtlds/

Canon Goes All In For Their Own New gTLD
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/17/canon-all-in-own-new-gtld/

Looking Back on the First Round of New gTLD Applications:
Implications for Trademarks and Freedom of Expression
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/15/looking-back-on-first-round
-of-new-gtld-applications/

.РФ Celebrates Sixth Anniversary
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/15/%d1%80%d1%84-
celebrates-sixth-anniversary/

British Tradespeople With Websites Get More Work; Nominet Opens
Zone File
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/11/british-tradespeople-
websites-get-more-work/

Using Data to Amplify Your Business
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160518_using_data_to_amplify_your
_business/

.Canon, .Nikon and the Other Twenty Plus Photography-Related TLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160518_dot_canon_nikon_other_20_

plus_photography_top_level_domains/


ICANN


Recordings of Calls with Community on Public Comments Submitted on the Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-11-en

ICANN Announces Senior Leader Transitions
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-13-en

ITEMS International Appointed to Conduct Independent Review of the At-Large Community
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2016-05-13-en

ICANN FY15 Form 990 Announcement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2016-05-13-en

Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-16-en

Changing the Keys to the Domain Name System (DNS) Root ZoneHero1 changing keys dns root zone
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/changing-the-keys-to-the-domain-name-system-dns-root-zone

IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 2)
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-2

Part I: What Are Metadata?
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/part-i-what-are-metadata

The Third Middle East DNS Forum Wraps up Successfully
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-third-middle-east-dns-forum-wraps-up-successfully

Relocating ICANN57
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/relocating-icann57

The Chairman’s Blog: An Update From the May 2016 Board Workshop in Amsterdam

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/the-chairman-s-blog-an-update-from-our-may-2016-workshop-in-amsterdam


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposal for Khmer Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/khmer-lgr-2016-04-15-en

Release of Country and Territory Names within the .TORAY and .PICTET TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-03-28-en

Revisions to ICANN Expected Standards of Behaviors
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/expected-standards-revisions-2016-05-16-en