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Newsletter (24 October 2014)
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■ APTLD Report – Member Statistics and Growth Report (September 2014) is available on the website.

■ APTLD Report on ICANN51 in Los Angeles is available on the website.


Members News

(.cn CNNIC)
Li Xiaodong Selected as Member of Council on Cyber Security of World Economic Forum

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201410/t20141021_49370.htm
 
CNNIC Launches Website-Reliability Authentication Service for the Next Generation Internet

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201410/t20141014_49325.htm
 
(.nz InternetNZ)
InternetNZ applauds sensible move on unregulated product

https://internetnz.net.nz/news
 
Bouquet to Chorus

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2014/Bouquet-Chorus
 
(.wf AFNIC)
Afnic takes action to make sports accessible to all

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8383/show/afnic-takes-action-to-make-sports-accessible-to-all.html
 
The Internet in ten years’ time: Consensus and divergence within the Community

http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/8400/show/the-internet-in-ten-years-time-consensus-and-divergence-within-the-community-1.html
 
(ictQatar)
H.E. Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber Attends the 2014 Busan ICT Ministerial Meeting

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/he-dr-hessa-al-jaber-attends-2014-busan-ict-ministerial-meeting
 
H.E. Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber Delivers Qatar’s Connect 2020 Policy Statement in Korea

http://www.ictqatar.qa/en/news-events/news/he-dr-hessa-al-jaber-delivers-qatar%E2%80%99s-connect-2020-policy-statement-korea
 
(Afilias)
Afilias Director Wins ICANN’s 2014 Leadership Award

http://www.afilias.info/news/releases
 
(Russia.ru РФ)
Coordination Center experts sum up the results of the Netoscope project

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=6176
 
TWO-LETTER DOMAINS PERMITTED FOR NEW GTLDS

http://cctld.ru/en/news/digest/detail.php?ID=6182
 
(Neustar)
The Ugly Truth About Dirty Data

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/the-ugly-truth-about-dirty-data
 
$400 Billion in Premiums Up for Grabs, All New Rules for Marketing

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/how-is-health-insurance-changing
 
A Five-Step Checklist to Protect Your Brand in DDoS Season

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/five-step-checklist-to-protect-your-brand-in-ddos-season
 
The Consumerization of Healthcare Insurance: Why There’s No Turning Back

http://www.neustar.biz/blog/the-consumerization-of-health-insurance-and-why-theres-no-turning-back
 
(Netnod)
CloudFlare (AS13335) is now present at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/cloudflare-as13335-now-present-netnod
 
Core-Backbone (AS33891) is now present at Netnod!

http://www.netnod.se/core-backbone-as33891-now-present-netnod
 
DGC Access AB (AS21195) is now present at Netnod COMIX

http://www.netnod.se/dgc-access-ab-as21195-now-present-netnod-comix
 
RETN becomes Netnod Reach Partner

http://www.netnod.se/retn-becomes-netnod-reach-partner
 
Telavox (AS44123) has upgraded at COMIX

http://www.netnod.se/telavox-as44123-has-upgraded-comix
 
OnLive (AS46391) is now present at Netnod

http://www.netnod.se/onlive-as46391-now-present-netnod
 
Metroset (AS50923) is now present at Netnod

http://www.netnod.se/metroset-as50923-now-present-netnod

 
Others

Can New TLDs Actually Co-Exist?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141022_can_new_tlds_actually_co_exist/
 
The Latter is Coded to Criticize the New – Lessons from Depew

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141020_the_latter_is_coded_to_criticize_the_new_lessons_from_depew/
 
What’s the ROI on a $20m TLD Auction?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141020_whats_the_roi_on_a_20m_tld_auction/
 
Towards More Efficient Registry-Registrar Relations

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141017_towards_more_efficient_registry_registrar_relations/
 
DNSSEC Workshop Streaming Live From ICANN 51 On Wednesday, Oct 15

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_dnssec_workshop_streaming_live_from_icann_51_on_wednesday_oct_15/
 
ICANN in Hollywood: Foreshadowing a Happy Ending?

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_icann_in_hollywood_foreshadowing_a_happy_ending/
 
.trust Technical Policy Launch

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_trust_technical_policy_launch/
 
Some Observations from NANOG 62

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_some_observations_from_nanog_62/
 
Registration Operations Association Workshop Update

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_registration_operations_association_workshop_update/
 
ICANN 51 Focus: Making ICANN Directly Accountable to the Broader Internet Community

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141013_icann51_making_icann_directly_accountable_to_broader_internet_comm/
 
Second Master Class in Internet Governance and Policy by InterConnect

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141021_2nd_master_class_in_internet_governance_and_policy_by_interconnect/
 
Washington Post: How the U.S. Plans to Avoid a U.N. Vote on the Future of the Internet

http://www.circleid.com/posts/washington_post_how_the_us_plans_to_avoid_a_un_vote_on_the_future_of_the_in/
 
European Data Breaches Have Resulted in Loss of 645 Million Records Since 2004

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141020_european_data_breaches_resulted_in_loss_of_645_million_records/
 
.nyc Goes Public to Brand the Big Apple

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141020_nyc_goes_public_to_brand_the_big_apple/
 
pink.host: Breast Cancer Awareness by Bluehost

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141020_pinkhost_breast_cancer_awareness_by_bluehost/
 
3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host About DDoS

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141016_3_questions_to_ask_your_dns_host_about_ddos/
 
Introducing Our Special Edition Managed DNS Service for Top-Level Domain Operators

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141014_introducing_managed_dns_service_for_top_level_domain_operations/
 
Afilias set for $100m London IPO

http://domainincite.com/17562-afilias-set-for-100m-london-ipo
 
Cowley, one foot out of the industry, joins Architelos

http://domainincite.com/17558-cowley-one-foot-out-of-the-industry-joins-architelos
 
Two-letter domains to be released in new gTLDs

http://domainincite.com/17556-two-letter-domains-to-be-released-in-new-gtlds
 
Another ICANN director mysteriously quits

http://domainincite.com/17551-another-icann-director-mysteriously-quits
 
EU IDN not banned after all

http://domainincite.com/17549-eu-idn-not-banned-after-all
 
Two new gTLD confusion decisions thrown out

http://domainincite.com/17545-two-new-gtld-confusion-decisions-thrown-out
 
Bulgaria and Greece win IDN ccTLDs on appeal

http://domainincite.com/17538-bulgaria-and-greece-win-idn-cctlds-on-appeal
 
GAC elects Swiss rep as new chair

http://domainincite.com/17535-gac-elects-swiss-rep-as-new-chair
 
TotalWireless.com Wins Weekly Sales List at $40,000

http://www.domainnews.com/totalwireless-com-wins-weekly-sales-list-at-40-000.html
 
One Other New gTLD Delegated : .Emerck

http://www.domainnews.com/one-other-new-gtld-delegated-emerck.html
 
ETB.COM Hits $22,000 in Sedo’s GreatDomains Auction

http://www.domainnews.com/etb-com-hits-22-000-in-sedo-s-greatdomains-auction.html
 
Holiday.com Domain Name Now Up For Sale

http://www.domainnews.com/holiday-com-domain-name-now-up-for-sale.html
 
Sedo Reports $1,4 Million in Domain Name Sales ! Designs.net Topped Sedo’s Weekly Sales List at $16,800

http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-reports-1-4-million-in-domain-name-sales-designs-net-topped-sedo-s-weekly-sales-list-at-16-800.html
 
SnapNames 2014 Network Solutions Premium Auction Starts in 10 Days

http://www.domainnews.com/snapnames-2014-network-solutions-premium-auction-starts-in-10-days.html
 
EURid Partners With Savethedogs.eu at SMAU Milano 2014

http://www.domainnews.com/eurid-partners-with-savethedogs-eu-at-smau-milano-2014.html
 
ICANN: Auction for 3 Contentions Sets Slated for 22 October

http://www.domainnews.com/icann-auction-for-3-contentions-sets-slated-for-22-october.html
 
.AU Domains Grow Six Percent To 2.9 Million, While 2 In 3 Registered Less Than 4 Years: AusRegistry Report

http://www.domainnews.com/au-domains-grow-six-percent-ausregistry.html
 
NamesCon Partners With Right of the Dot to feature Premium Domain Name Auction

http://www.domainnews.com/namescon-partners-with-right-of-the-dot-to-feature-premium-domain-name-auction.html
 
ICANN To Release 2-Character New gTLD Domains

http://www.domainnews.com/icann-to-release-2-character-new-gtld-domains.html
 
.SE Auctions 394 Blocked Domain Names! Three Days Left Until the Auction Ends

http://www.domainnews.com/se-auctions-394-blocked-domain-names-three-days-left-until-the-auction-ends.html
 
.RU Approaches 5 Million Domain Name Registrations

http://www.domainnews.com/ru-approaches-5-million-domain-name-registrations.html
 
NameJet Reports $459,621 in Domain Sales in September,2014

http://www.domainnews.com/namejet-reports-459-621-in-domain-sales-in-september-2014.html
 
Breathe Luxury To Auction 14 Geographic .TV Domains

http://www.domainnews.com/breathe-luxury-to-auction-14-geographic-tv-domains.html
 
Winners of the “How Attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Has Helped To Change My Life” Contest Announced

http://www.domainnews.com/winners-of-the-how-attending-t-r-a-f-f-i-c-has-helped-to-change-my-life-contest-announced.html
 
Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon

http://www.domainnews.com/right-of-the-dot-to-conduct-live-online-premium-domain-auction-at-namescon.html
 
Sedo’s October GreatDomains Auction is Underway! OAL.com Hits $16,500

http://www.domainnews.com/sedo-s-october-greatdomains-auction-is-underway-oal-com-hits-16-500.html
 
KV Spirits LLC Acquires KorsVodka.com for $750,000

http://www.domainnews.com/kv-spirits-llc-acquires-korsvodka-com-for-750-000.html
 
GoldPay.com Wins Weekly Sales List at $64,000

http://www.domainnews.com/goldpay-com-wins-weekly-sales-list-at-64-000.html
 
ICANN: Results For 22 October New gTLD Auction – 3 gTLDs Sell For $12.9m

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/23/results-22-october-new-gtld-auction/
 
Right of the Dot To Conduct Live/Online Premium Domain Auction at NamesCon

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/18/right-of-the-dot-to-conduct-liveonline-premium-domain-auction-at-namescon/
 
2014 NomCom Announces Selection of Wolfgang Kleinwächter to ICANN Board

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/17/2014-nomcom-icann-board/
 
ICANN: Call for Volunteers for Implementation Advisory Group to Review Existing ICANN Procedure for Handling WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/15/icann-call-volunteers-implementation-advisory-group-icann-procedure/
 
HEAVENLY.COFFEE Donuts One Millionth New gTLD Domain Registered

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/donuts-one-millionth-registered/
 
Germany Registry DENIC Attains ISO 27001 Certification

http://www.domainpulse.com/2014/10/14/denic-attains-iso-27001-certification/
 
Daily Sales Recap 10-22-14 LocalGenius.com sells for $14,000 on Sedo

http://tldinvestors.com/2014/10/daily-sales-recap-10-22-14-localgenius-com-sells-for-14000-on-sedo.html
 
20 Years Worth of Portfolio Building – Portion Going On the Block — Sneak Peek

http://www.dropgrabs.com/WhatsNew/?p=1656
 
TRAFFIC Secrets; ICANN 51 Summary; Is .Vet a Winner?; Registries Reducing Prices…

http://www.domainsherpa.com/discussion-20141023/
 
Reports: New gTLDs rank as ‘exact match domains’ in Google searches

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/reports-new-gtlds-rank-exact-match-domains-google-searches/
 
Amazon.com buys .spot domain name for $2.2 million, .Realty sells for $5.6 million

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/22/amazon-dot-spot-auction/
 
Daily Domain Sales (10-21-2014): Pallion.com $4,500, Manicurist.com $3,211

http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/23/news/daily-domain-sales-10-21-2014-pallion-com-4500-manicurist-com-3211/
 
New York City drama over “welcome to the Bronx” dot .NYC domains

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/new-york-city-drama-welcome-bronx-dot-nyc-domains/
 
Bob Parsons: We’ll undo the gTLD injustice against the Marines!

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/bob-parsons-well-undo-injustice-marines/
 
T.R.A.F.F.I.C.’s 10th Anniversary Conference Opens With Cabana Networking One Week from Today on Miami Beach

http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2014/dailyposts/20141022.htm
 
Domain Sales Have Rebounded Strongly This Year But Past Week was Weak

http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2014/20141029.htm
 
A million domain names have been suspended, and law enforcement is AWOL

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/22/domain-suspension-law-enforcement/
 
UK Charity “Homeless International” With an annual budget £20 million Rebrands To An .XYZ

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/22/uk-charity-homeless-international-with-an-annual-budget-20-million-rebrands-to-an-xyz/
 
New service on Domaining.com : Disappearing headlines

http://domaingang.com/domain-news/new-service-domaining-com-disappearing-headlines/
 
Loose Lips Sink Ships: are new military domain names dangerous?

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/22/loose-lips-sink-ships-are-new-military-domain-names-dangerous/
 
2014 Internet Stats

http://www.namesmash.com/2014-internet-stats/
 
Domain registrars: The good, the bad and the ugly

http://acro.net/blog/domains/domain-registrars-good-bad-ugly/
 
Event Wrap: ICANN 51

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/22/event-wrap-icann-51/
 
Stay-up-to-date on what’s happening at ITU PP-14

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/21/stay-up-to-date-on-whats-happening-at-itu-pp-14/
 
ITU PP-14 Day 2: ITU Election Matters Pre-occupy

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/22/itu-pp-14-day-2-itu-election-matters-pre-occupy/
 
ITU PP-14 Day 1: WiFi blackout – A sign of things to come?

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/21/itu-pp-14-day-1-wifi-blackout-a-sign-of-things-to-come/
 
George Michaelson appointed to Board of DNS-OARC

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/21/george-michaelson-appointed-to-board-of-dns-oarc/
 
ITU Plenipotentiary Conference begins

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/20/itu-plenipotenitary-conference-begins/
 
Let’s Turn Back Crime

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/20/lets-turn-back-crime/
 
Bits and Bytes from my APNIC 38 fellowship

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/16/bits-and-bytes-from-my-apnic-38-fellowship/
 
The good practice of Legitimacy of Address (LoA) checks

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/15/the-good-practice-of-legitimacy-of-address-loa-checks/
 
Take a RPKI and DNSSEC Survey Now!

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/15/the-good-practice-of-legitimacy-of-address-loa-checks/
 
IANA Stewardship Transition discussion at ARIN 34

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/14/iana-stewardship-transition-discussion-at-arin-34/
 
Event Wrap: ARIN 34

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/14/event-wrap-arin-34/
 
Presentations that caught my eye at NANOG 62

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/14/presentations-that-caught-my-eye-at-nanog-62/
 
Event Wrap: APEC TEL 50

http://blog.apnic.net/2014/10/13/event-wrap-apec-tel-50/


ICANN


Revised Enhancing ICANN Accountability Process: Process and Next Steps
https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/process-next-steps-2014-10-10-en
 
Extended: Public Comment period for Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom)

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-21-en
 
The 2014 Nominating Committee Announces Selection of a Member to the ICANN Board of Directors

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-16-en
 
The GAC Elects New Chair and Vice-Chairs

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-16-en
 
Summary of Public Experts Group Meeting October 14, 2014

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-16-en
 
GAC Communiqué Issued During ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-16-en
 
Olga Madruga-Forti Resigns from ICANN Board

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-10-15-en
 
Report of Second String Similarity Review for ελ IDN ccTLD Application Through Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) Released

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-10-14-en
 
Report of Second String Similarity Review for ευ IDN ccTLD Application Through Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) Released

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-10-14-en
 
Report of Second String Similarity Review for бг IDN ccTLD Application Through Extended Process Similarity Review Panel (EPSRP) Released

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-10-14-en
 
DNSSEC For Securing ccTLDs in Africa

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/dnssec-for-securing-cctlds-in-africa
 
ICANN 51 DAY 3: Contractual Compliance Improves Online Dashboard

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-day-3-contractual-compliance-improves-online-dashboard
 
ICANN 51: DAY 3: Collaborative Planning

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-51-day-3-collaborative-planning
 
Relations Between Bulgaria and ICANN Mark Major Milestones

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/relations-between-bulgaria-and-icann-mark-major-milestones
 
ICANN51 DAY TWO: At-Large/ALAC at ICANN 51

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann51-day-two-at-large-alac-at-icann-51
 
Public Responsibility: A Year in Review

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/public-responsibility-a-year-in-review
 
Countdown to ICANN51: Spotlight on ICANN

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/countdown-to-icann51-spotlight-on-icann


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Release of Country and Territory Names within the .NEUSTAR TLD
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ctn-release-neustar-2014-09-19-en
 
Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part D Policy Development Process (PDP) Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-d-recommendations-2014-10-20-en
 
Board Working Group Report on Nominating Committee (BWG-NomCom)

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bwg-nomcom-2014-08-21-en