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Newsletter (9 May 2016)
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Recent Updates:
■ 
Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD70, Bangkok, Thailand, 15-16 September 2016

■ APTLD70 Fellowship Application is Open Now! Announcement


Members News


(.ae)
UAE delegation to WSIS Forum 2016 in Geneva
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/1/uae-delegation-to-wsis-forum-2016-in-geneva.aspx
 
TRA Launches ‘Customers Happiness Week’ at City Centre Mirdif to reinforce communication ties
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/2/telecommunications-regulatory-authority-launches-customers-happiness-week-at-city-centre-mirdif-to-reinforce-communication-ties.aspx
 
‘Smart Government Application Store’ wins ‘2016 Smart Government Award’
https://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2016/5/3/smart-government-application-store-wins-2016-smart-government-award.aspx
 
(.cc/.tv)
Verisign Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
http://www.verisign.com/assets/Q1-2016_Earnings_Release_Final.pdf
 
Increasing the Strength of the Zone Signing Key for the Root Zone
http://blogs.verisign.com/blog/entry/increasing_the_strength_of_the
 
(.cn)
CNNIC and Verisign Signed Cooperation Agreement to Provide Domain Name Verification Service
http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2016/201604/t20160429_53602.htm
 
(.jp)
JPRS started digital certificates issuance service
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2016/160426.html
 
(.sg)
ICANN and SGNIC Conduct Workshop to Help Singapore Internet Community Combat DNS Abuse and Cybercrime
https://www.sgnic.sg/icann-and-sgnic-conduct-workshop-to-help-singapore-internet-community-combat-dns-abuse-and-cybercrime.html
 
RegistryLock – An additional level of security added for protecting of .sg domain names
https://www.sgnic.sg/registrylock-an-additional-level-of-security-added-for-protecting-of-.html
 
(.vn)
IDN .VN under inspection to release to available status if not in use
http://www.vnnic.vn/node/1547?lang=en
 
(.nz)
Clarifying the .nz stewardship framework – a Memorandum of Understanding
https://internetnz.nz/blog/clarifying-nz-stewardship-framework-memorandum-understanding
 
.nz domain name management recognised in new MoU
https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-domain-name-management-recognised-new-mou
 
At last! A CERT for New Zealand
https://internetnz.nz/blog/last-cert-new-zealand
 
It’s privacy week

https://internetnz.nz/blog/its-privacy-week


Others

Registration Open for ARIN on the Road: Pittsburgh
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160428.html
 
ARIN 37 Meeting Report Now Available
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160429.html
 
IANA Issues ASN Blocks to ARIN
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2016/20160504.html
 
International ‘Girls in ICT Day’ celebrated around the globe
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/15.aspx#.Vz
Aylr7pxhc

 
ITU and EC discuss broadband infrastructure to improve ICT
products and services in Europe
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/CM04.aspx
#.VzAytb7pxhc

 
WSIS Forum 2016: harnessing the power of new technologies to
drive global development
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/16.aspx#.Vz
Ay0r7pxhc

 
Symposium to address interference-free satellite services
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2016/Advisory-
06.aspx#.VzAy6L7pxhc

 
An Accessible Internet
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/asia-pacific-
bureau/2016/04/accessible-internet

 
On The Way To The G7 ICT Ministers’ Meeting In Japan:
Multistakeholder approaches needed to address Internet security.
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/04/way-g7-
ict-ministers-meeting-japan-multistakeholder-approaches-needed

 
Girls in ICT Day: Shine The Light on Role Models Around The World
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/institutional/2016/04/girls-ict-
day-shine-light-role-models-around-world

 
Multistakeholder Approaches Are The Way Forward – Remarks at
the WSIS Forum 2016 Opening Session
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-
policy/2016/05/multistakeholder-approaches-are-way-forward-
remarks-wsis-forum-2016

 
WSIS Forum 2016: A Spirit of Cooperation
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2016/05/wsis-
forum-2016-spirit-cooperation

 
Registration for the Testing V6 Course is now open
http://www.lacnic.net/web/anuncios/2016-testingv6-junio
 
Registration opens for the second 2016 edition of the Basic IPv6 course
http://www.lacnic.net/web/anuncios/2016-2-curso-ipv6-basico
 
Letter to the ICANN Board of Directors concerning Global Meetings
in the Latin America and Caribbean Region
http://www.lacnic.net/web/anuncios/2016-carta-al-directorio-icann
 
.eu 2015 Annual report now available
https://eurid.eu/en/news/eu-2015-annual-report-now-available/
 
Reserved domain name activation procedure has been refined
https://eurid.eu/en/news/reserved-domain-name-activation-
procedure-has-been-refined/

 
Moving towards a better (not just a bigger) Internet
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/04/27/metrics-methods-better-not-just-
bigger-internet/

 
Working with the draft RPSL signature specification
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/04/28/working-draft-rpsl-signature-
specification/

 
Connectivity in the LAC region
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/03/connectivity-lac-region/
 
The Internet for Things
https://blog.apnic.net/2016/05/05/the-internet-for-things/
 
Neustar Reports Results for First Quarter 2016
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-
releases/2016/earningsquarterone

 
Neustar Names Data-Driven Marketing Leader Steven Wolfe
Pereira as Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-
releases/2016/stevenwolfe

 
New Revenue Models for the ‘Software Telco’
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160507_new_revenue_models_f
or_the_software_telco/

 
Increasing the Strength of the Zone Signing Key for the Root Zone
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160506_increasing_the_strength
_of_the_zone_signing_key_for_the_root_zone/

 
Reflections on the G7 ICT Ministers Meeting in Japan
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160505_reflections_on_the_g7_i
ct_ministers_meeting_in_japan/

 
Internet Politics: Developed vs Developing
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160504_internet_politics_develop
ed_vs_developing1/

 
EURid Refines Reserved Domain Name Activation Procedure
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/07/eurid-reserved-domain-
name-activation-procedure/

 
Chinese Investors Register Over Half New gTLD Domains
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/05/04/chinese-investors-half-new-gtlds/
 
US Court Orders Seizure of 67 Domains Involved in Smuggling
and Selling Misbranded and Counterfeit Prescription Drugs
http://www.domainpulse.com/2016/04/28/us-court-seizure-
domains-smuggling-counterfeit-prescription-drugs/

 
Warranties and Representations on Purchasing Domain Names:
What are they Worth?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20160502_warranties_representati

ons_purchasing_domains_what_are_they_worth/


ICANN


Important Update from Constituency Travel
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-06-en
 
ICANN and COMTELCA to Work Together to Increase Mesoamerican Government Participation in ICANN
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-05-04-en
 
15 Successful Candidates Have Been Selected for NextGen@ICANN56 Policy Forum
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-04-29-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .HYUNDAI, .KIA and .GODADDY TLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2016-04-27-enc
 
IANA Stewardship Transition Planning Update (Volume 1)
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/iana-stewardship-transition-planning-update-volume-1
 
Explore Our First ICANN Post-Public Meeting Technical Report
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/explore-our-first-icann-post-public-meeting-technical-report
 
APAC Space Moves Beyond ICANN Meetings
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/apac-space-moves-beyond-icann-meetings
 
ICANN56, the New Meeting Format, and What that Means to You

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann56-the-new-meeting-format-and-what-that-means-to-you


Current ICANN Public Consultations

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
 
Draft Report: New gTLD Program Safeguards to Mitigate DNS Abuse
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-safeguards-dns-abuse-2016-03-15-en
 
Draft New ICANN Bylaws
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-new-bylaws-2016-04-21-en
 
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 .HYUNDAI, .KIA and .GODADDY TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2016-04-27-en