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Newsletter (19 January 2015)
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■ APTLD 2015 Board Election: Call for Nomination Period extended to January 25, 2015 (Midnight in Beijing).
■ APTLD’s next meeting will be held February 26 & 27 in Fukuoka Japan in conjunction with APRICOT 2015. Online Registration Hotel Booking

■ APTLD Registrations: Status and Growth Report (January), is available on the website. Click here to download


Members News


(.ae aeDA)
Business ware New Local Accredited Registrar with
.aeDA
http://www.aeda.ae/eng/news.php?id=113
 
(.nz Internet NZ)
Not sure if uncertainty causes price rise, or just greed
https://internetnz.nz/news/not-sure-if-uncertainty-
causes-price-rise-or-just-greed

 
(.sg SGNIC)
Chinese New Year “HongBao” Promotion!
http://www.nic.net.sg/news/chinese-new-year-
hongbao-promotion-2

 
(ictQatar)
ictQATAR, Major Institutions Sign MoUs to Improve
Migrant Workers’ ICT Skills
http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/ictqatar-
major-institutions-sign-mous-improve-migrant-
workers%E2%80%99-ict-skills

 
(.cc/.tv Verisign)
Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014
Financial Results
http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/internet-technology-
news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?
artLink=aHR0cDovL2ZlZWRzLm13bmV3c3Jvb20uY2
9tL2FydGljbGUvcnNzP2lkPTE5MDg5MDY%3D

 
(Netnod)
CRISP proposal submitted!

http://www.netnod.se/crisp-proposal-submitted


Others

New .VOTE and .VOTO Domains Sunrise Period Begins
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/18/new-vote-and-voto-domains-sunrise-period-begins/
 
ICANN: Updated Auction Schedule
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/17/icann-updated-auction-schedule-2/
 
ICANN: Webinars Scheduled to Explain Public Comment Enhancements
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/17/icann-webinars-scheduled-to-explain-public-comment-enhancements/
 
Four Million Domains Registered In New gTLDs In Under 12 Months
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/16/four-million-domains-new-gtlds-under-12-months/
 
ICANN: Public Comment Sought on Potential Change to Registrar Accreditation Insurance Requirement
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/16/icann-public-comment-sought-on-potential-change-to-registrar-accreditation-insurance-requirement/
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Guidelines for Designing Script-Specific Label Generation Rules (LGR) – Now Open for Public Comment
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/16/idn-tlds-lgr%e2%80%ac-procedure-implementation-guidelines-for-designing-script-specific-label-generation-rules-lgr-now-open-for-public-comment/
 
Annual IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Review
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/16/annual-idn-%e2%80%adcctld%e2%80%ac-fast-track-process-review/
 
Third Six-Figure .CLUB Sale Sees Wine.club Sell For $140,000 at NamesCon
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/15/third-six-figure-club-sale/
 
Pre-ICANN 52 Policy Update Webinar
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/15/pre-icann-52-policy-update-webinar/
 
ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the Q2 Call on 29 January 2015
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/14/icann-quarterly-stakeholder-report/
 
AFNIC Puts Charlie Hebdo Support In Whois Results
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/13/afnic-charlie-hebdo-support/
 
ICANN: Upcoming ICG Conference Calls
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/13/icann-upcoming-icg-conference-calls-2/
 
ICANN: CWG-Stewardship Chairs’ Statement – Weekend Sessions 10-11 January 2015
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/13/icann-cwg-stewardship-chairs-statement-weekend-sessions-10-11-january-2015/
 
Russell Haworth Joins Nominet As CEO
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/11/russell-haworth-joins-nominet-as-ceo/
 
ICANN Staff Requests Six-Month Delay for UDRP/URS RPM Report by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce Association
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/11/icann-requests-six-month-delay-for-udrpurs-rpm-report/
 
ICANN: Co-Chairs of CCWG-Accountability Publish High Level Statements
http://www.domainpulse.com/2015/01/10/icann-co-chairs-ccwg-accountability/
 
Google Unleashes Domain Name Registration Service
http://www.circleid.com/posts/google_unleashes_domain_name_registration_service/
 
Cuba to Provide Public Wifi for the First Time
http://www.circleid.com/posts/cuba_to_provide_public_wifi_for_the_first_time/
 
UK Power Grid Under Minute-by-Minute Cyberattack
http://www.circleid.com/posts/uk_power_grid_under_minute_by_minute_cyberattack/
 
Wikileaks 2012, NSA 2013, NTIA Mishaps & Global Cyber Crime 2014: U.S. Exceptionalism over IG 2015?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150115wikileaks_2012_nsa_2013_ntia_mishaps_global_cyber_crime_2014/
 
Who Is Sending Email As Your Company?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150115_who_is_sending_email_as_your_company/
 
Software Insecurity: The Problem with the White House Cybersecurity Proposals
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150115_software_insecurity_problem_with_whitehouse_cybersecurity_proposal/
 
2014 Domain Name Year in Review
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150110_2014_domain_name_year_in_review/
 
Time to Spread the Muck, ICANN
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150109_time_to_spread_the_muck_icann/
 
.top says Facebook shakedown was just a typo
http://domainincite.com/17892-top-says-facebook-shakedown-was-just-a-typo
 
New gTLD registries talk up marketing plans at NamesCon
http://domainincite.com/17870-new-gtld-registries-talk-up-marketing-plans-at-namescon
 
Seller’s remorse despite .club leading $1m NamesCon auction
http://domainincite.com/17865-sellers-remorse-despite-club-leading-1m-namescon-auction
 
.xyz press release yanked for “encouraging cybersquatting”
http://domainincite.com/17863-xyz-press-release-yanked-for-encouraging-cybersquatting
 
Here’s how the new number two new gTLD got so big so quick
http://domainincite.com/17858-heres-how-the-new-number-two-new-gtld-got-so-big-so-quick
 
The new massive number two new gTLD has me paralyzed with confusion
http://domainincite.com/page/2
 
Fatal timeout? A dozen dot-brands procrastinating to death
http://domainincite.com/17837-fatal-timeout-a-dozen-dot-brands-procrastinating-to-death
 
Afilias cancels $100m London IPO
http://domainincite.com/17831-afilias-cancels-100m-london-ipo
 
eBay Wins UDRP Case Covering Over 1,000 Domain Names Containing its Trademark
http://www.domainnews.com/ebay-wins-udrp-case-covering-over-1-000-domain-names-containing-its-trademark.html
 
Sedo’s January 2015 GreatDomains Auction is Underway! 20 Domain Names Already have Bids
http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-s-january-2015-greatdomains-auction-is-underway-20-domain-names-already-have-bids.html
 
Four Million Domains Registered In New gTLDs In Under 12 Months
http://www.domainnews.com/four-million-domains-registered-in-new-gtlds-in-under-12-months.html
 
Donuts Wins Auction for .Movie
http://www.domainnews.com/donuts-wins-auction-for-movie.html
 
NamesCON 2015 RightOfTheDot Auction Results
http://www.domainnews.com/namescon-2015-rightofthedot-auction-results.html
 
New .VOTO and .VOTE Domain Names Sunrise Perios Begins
http://www.domainnews.com/new-voto-and-vote-domain-names-sunrise-perios-begins.html
 
AFNIC Puts Charlie Hebdo Support In Whois Results
http://www.domainnews.com/afnic-charlie-hebdo-support.html
 
NameJet Partners With .co.com Registry to Bring 20 Premium Country Domain Names
http://www.domainnews.com/namejet-partners-with-co-com-registry-to-bring-20-premium-country-domain-names.html
 
2014 Highest Reported ccTLD Sales
http://www.domainnews.com/2014-highest-reported-cctld-sales.html
 
Three Other New TLDs Delegated, Including .Bank and .Lat
http://www.domainnews.com/three-other-new-tlds-delegated-including-bank-and-lat.html
 
December 2014 Highest Reported Domain Name Sales

http://www.domainnews.com/december-2014-highest-reported-domain-name-sales.html


ICANN


Webinars Scheduled to Explain Public Comment Enhancements
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-16-en
 
Annual IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-15-en
 
Pre-ICANN 52 Policy Update Webinar
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-14-en
 
ICANN Quarterly Stakeholder Report – Register for the Q2 Call on 29 January 2015
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-13-en
 
ICG Concludes Selection of Secretariat Contractor
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-01-12-en
 
Public Comment Sought on Potential Change to Registrar Accreditation Insurance Requirement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2015-01-15-en
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Guidelines for Designing Script-Specific Label Generation Rules (LGR) – Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-15-en
 
CWG-Stewardship Chairs’ Statement – Weekend Sessions 10-11 January 2015
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-12-en
 
Upcoming ICG Conference Calls
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-12-en
 
Co-Chairs of CCWG-Accountability Publish High Level Statements
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-09-en
 
Webinar: Interactive Presentation of the Initial Report of the Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Working Group
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-09-en
 
IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group Issues Proposal Assembly and Finalization Process and Updated Transition Process Timeline
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2015-01-07-en
 
Three Contention Sets Postponed for 21 January gTLD Auction

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-01-07-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Proposed Renewal of .JOBS Sponsored TLD Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/jobs-renewal-2014-12-09-en
 
Annual IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-cctld-fast-track-2015-01-15-en
 
WHOIS Accuracy Pilot Study Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/whois-ars-pilot-2014-12-23-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .BMW and .MINI TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bmw-mini-amendment-2014-12-11-en
 
IDN TLD Program – Label Generation Ruleset (LGR) Tool Project (P1) – LGR Tool Set Specifications Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/idn-lgr-2014-12-03-en
 
Translation and Transliteration of Contact Information PDP Initial Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transliteration-contact-initial-2014-12-16-en
 
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .DVAG, .TUI, .SPIEGEL, .ALLFINANZ and .FLSMIDTH TLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-tlds-2015-01-06-en
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Guidelines for Designing Script-Specific Label Generation Rules (LGR) – Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-guidelines-2015-01-15-en
 
Public Comment Sought on Potential Change to Registrar Accreditation Insurance Requirement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/raa-insurance-2015-01-15-en
 
IDN TLDs – LGR Procedure Implementation – Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 2 is Now Open for Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-2014-12-15-en