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Newsletter (13 March 2017)
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Recent Updates:
■ Election of Office Bearers for the New APTLD Board   Announcement
 APTLD 71, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2-3 March 2017  
 Meeting Slides Download 
    ¶ Communiqué   Testimony: Berry AmolNicolau Santos CelestinoSaif Ahmed
■ APTLD Comment on release of Country and Territory Names within the .IKANO, .SAXO, .SCOR,
.SANDVIK, .WALTER, .SANDVIKCOROMANT, .VISTA, .VISTAPRINT, .BARCLAYS, .BARCLAYCARD and

.HERMES TLDs   Comment


Members News


(.AE aeDA)
TRA Hosts The 1St Forum on Data Management
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2017/3/12/
tra-hosts-the-1st-forum-on-data-management.aspx

 
(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Internet Grows to 329.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in the
Fourth Quarter of 2016
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign
-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL
3ZlcmlzaWduLm5ld3NocS5idXNpbmVzc3dpcmUuY29tL3ByZXNz
LXJlbGVhc2UvZG9tYWlucy9pbnRlcm5ldC1ncm93cy0zMjkzLW1pbG
xpb24tZG9tYWluLW5hbWUtcmVnaXN0cmF0aW9ucy1mb3VydGgtcX
VhcnRlci0yMDE2

 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
InternetNZ welcomes a fibre-focused future for telco regulation
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-welcomes-fibre-focused-future-telco-regulation
 
(Neustar)
Ex-OMD, Kraft Exec Julie Fleischer Joins Neustar As VP
Product Marketing
http://service.meltwaternews.com/mnews/redirect.html?
docId=5628704695&userId=299738&cId=80160&pId=10&
agentId=5128541&type=1&s=43359&url=http%3A%2F
%2Fwww.mediapost.com%2Fpublications%2Farticle%2F296589%2
Fex-omd-kraft-exec-julie-fleischer-joins-neustar-a.html

 
(Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
.RU domain names hit 5,500,000
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11382
 
Domain names in .RU and .РФ to be more expensive starting July

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11389


Active Surveys


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: 15 Mar 2017
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/registration_models
 
Launch and Use of IDNs
Initiator: APTLD (in conjunction with CENTR)
Already responded: .ae, .as, .hk, .jp, .kr, .nz, السعودية
Close date: 15 Mar 2017

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IDNs2017


Others

CENTR publishes its Guide to ICANN58
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-guide-to-icann58.html
 
Two CENTR Board members re-elected in Latvia
https://www.centr.org/news/news/two-centr-board-members-re-elected-in-latvia.html
 
In a nutshell: 57th CENTR General Assembly
https://www.centr.org/news/news/in-a-nutshell-57th-centr-general-assembly.html
 
CENTR and eco formalise their partnership at the 57th CENTR General Assembly
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-and-eco-formalise-their-partnership-at-the-57th-centr-general-assembly.html
 
The surprising connection between HyperLoglog and DNSSEC NSEC3
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/10/surprising-connection-hyperloglog-dnssec-nsec3/
 
Register for APNIC’s workshop in Cambodia, May 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/10/register-apnics-workshop-cambodia-may-2017/
 
NZNOG returns with a bang!
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/08/nznog-returns-bang/
 
Making IPv6 Live: from the experts
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/09/making-ipv6-live-experts/
 
Event Wrap: HKNOG 4.0, Hong Kong
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/01/event-wrap-hknog-4-0-hong-kong/
 
Event Wrap: MMNOG 2017, Myanmar
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/10/event-wrap-mmnog-2017-myanmar/
 
Japan’s IPv6 capability set for sharp increase in 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/03/07/japans-ipv6-capability-
set-sharp-increase-2017/

 
IGF 2017 First Open Consultations and MAG Meeting
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017
 
Of Fancy Bears and Men: Attribution in Cybersecurity
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2017/03/09/of-fancy-b
ears-and-men-attribution-in-cybersecurity/

 
Searching for that “neutral digital Switzerland”
http://www.internetgovernance.org/2017/03/03/searching-
for-that-neutral-digital-switzerland/

 
Latest Movers and Shakers in the World of dot Brands
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170312_latest_movers_
and_shakers_in_the_world_of_dot_brands/

 
Draft 0.5 of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170310_draft_05_of_the_
new_gtld_applicant_guidebook/

 
ICANN 58 Copenhagen: What to Expect
http://www.circleid.com/post
/20170308_icann_58_copenhagen_what_to_expect/

 
Wikileaks, the CIA, and the Press
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170307_wikileaks_the_cia_and_the_press/
 
Work in Progress: Preparing the Next Round of New gTLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170307_work_in_progress
_preparing_the_next_round_of_new_gtlds/

 
Work in Progress: Preparing the Next Round of New gTLDs
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170307_work_in_progress_
preparing_the_next_round_of_new_gtlds/

 
Three Layers of China’s International Strategy on Cyberspace
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170307_three_layers_of_
chinas_international_strategy_on_cyberspace

 
ICANN Drifting Toward Online Content Regulation, Says Law Professor
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170228_icann_drifting_toward_
online_content_regulation_says_law_professor/

 
Fee Increases for New gTLDs Need Not Have Detrimental Impacts, Although Plenty Face Uncertain Future
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/03/09/increases-new-gtlds-

not-have-detrimental-impact/


ICANN


Agenda next ccNSO Member Meeting (14&15 March, Copenhagen – ICANN58)
https://ccnso.icann.org/meetings/copenhagen58/agenda.htm
 
ccNSO Activity Summary February 2017
https://ccnso.icann.org/resources/activity-summary-feb17-en.htm
 
Welcome to ICANN58!
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/welcome-to-icann58
 
ICANN Launches Key Signing Key (KSK) Testing Platform
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSLTY-AOaVU&feature=youtu.be
 
Call for Public Comment on the Draft 2016 African Domain Name System Market Study
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-03-11-en
 
Krista Papac Named as ICANN Complaints Officer
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-03-10-en
 
Root Stability Study Final Report Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-03-08-en
 
Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations For New gTLDs Available for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-03-07-en
 
Annual IANA Functions, DNSSEC Audits Validate ICANN Systems Controls
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-03-02-en
 
Reminder: Nomination Period For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Now Open | Nominations Close 20 March 2017
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-03-01-en
 
Inaugural ICANN DNS Symposium to be Held in Madrid
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-03-01-en
 
Tech@ICANN58: Your Roadmap to Copenhagen’s Technical Sessions
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/tech-icann58-your-roadmap-to-copenhagen-s-technical-sessions
 
Welcome to Copenhagen

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/welcome-to-copenhagen


Current ICANN Public Consultations

At-Large Review: Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/atlarge-review-draft-report-2017-02-01-en
 
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
 
Draft 2016 African Domain Name System Market Study
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/africa-dns-market-study-2017-03-10-en