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Newsletter (15 August 2014)
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■  Next Event: APTLD’s next meeting for Members and Friends will be in Brisbane from 15th of September. Online registration

■  Call for Nomination – APTLD Board By-Election

■  Report on the IANA Stewardship Transition – to 10 August 2014, is available on the website.


Members News

(.cn CNNIC)
NNIC Released its 34th Statistical Report on Internet Development in
China

http://www1.cnnic.cn/AU/MediaC/rdxw/2014/201407/t20140723_47471.htm

(.nz InternetNZ)
A couple of policies out – NZ First, Labour

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2014/couple-policies-out-NZ-First-Labour

Gigabit Ultra-fast Broadband a logical next step as rollout steams ahead

https://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2014/Gigabit-Ultra-fast-Broadband-logical-next-step-rollout-steams-ahead


Active Surveys

ccTLDs and National Legislation – The survey aims to find out how
the ccTLDs relate to their national governments in respect to
legislation (if any) and interaction with government authorities. Other
regional organisations (CENTR, LACTLD) are running the same
survey and thanks to a data sharing arrangement some of the non-
sensitive data will be aggregated, shared and included in a report
which will be published after all data has been collected and analysed.
Access the survey at:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/aptld_Gov_leg
A-Level Survey 2014 – The data gathered from this survey will be used
to provide a large body of knowledge which initially will be aggregated
into multiple reports and analysis of its results. 30 responses have been
received: . .ae, .af, .as, .au, .cc & .tv, .cn and .中国, .cx, .hk, .id, .jo, .jp, .kr, .
한국, .lk, .mn, .mo, .my, .nc, .nf, .nr, .nu, .nz, .om, .pg, .ru, .sa, .sg, .th, .tj,
.tw, .vn
If you have not yet completed the survey, we appreciate your response as soon as possible. You can access the survey at

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/A-level_2014
Others

EURid Compensates Carbon Emissions With Wind Turbines
http://www.circleid.com/posts/eurid_compensates_carbon_emissions_with_wind_turbines/

Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Grow 23.1% Year over Year in 2nd Quarter of 2014

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20140801_worldwide_smartphone_shipments_grow_231_year_over_year_in_q2_2014/

ICANN Extends Chehadé’s Contract by Two More Years

http://www.circleid.com/posts/icann_chiefs_contract_extended_by_two_more_years/

COORDINATION CENTER TOOK PART IN EXERCISES AIMED AT STRENGTHENING SECURITY OF THE RUSSIAN SEGMENT OF THE INTERNET

http://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=5908

Amazon and Google deal on .talk, .play, .drive and others

http://domainincite.com/17131-amazon-and-google-deal-on-talk-play-drive-and-others

Crazy housing market reflected in .london landrush

http://domainincite.com/17134-crazy-housing-market-reflected-in-london-landrush

ICM buys .sex for up to $3 million

http://domainincite.com/17142-icm-buys-sex-for-up-to-3-million

Google beats Microsoft to .docs

http://domainincite.com/17141-google-beats-microsoft-to-docs

Terror victims try to seize five ccTLDs

http://domainincite.com/17008-terror-victims-try-to-seize-five-cctlds

Two more years! Chehade stays at ICANN with $100,000 pay raise

http://domainincite.com/17154-two-more-years-chehade-stays-at-icann-with-100000-pay-raise

Dublin picked for ICANN 54

http://domainincite.com/17158-dublin-picked-for-icann-54

Demand Media spins off Rightside

http://domainincite.com/17160-demand-media-spins-off-rightside

ICANN Responds To Seizure Order of The .IR Registry, saying ccTLD’s Are Not Property

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icann-responds-to-seizure-order-of-the-ir-registry-saying-cctlds-are-not-property/

ICANN Responds To Seizure Order of The .IR Registry, saying ccTLD’s Are Not Property

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/icann-responds-to-seizure-order-of-the-ir-registry-saying-cctlds-are-not-property/

More from ICANN Court Filing: Not Only Are ccTLD’s Not Property But They Don’t Belong To The Country

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/more-from-icann-court-filing-not-only-are-cctlds-not-property-but-they-dont-belong-to-the-country/

Owner Of UGN.com Forced to Defend UDRP Against Someone With No Trademark & No Proof

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/07/30/owner-of-ugn-com-forced-to-defend-udrp-against-someone-with-no-trademark-no-proof/

Victoria’s Secret Loses Trademark Battle for Pink in the U.K.

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/02/victorias-secret-loses-trademark-battle-for-pink-in-the-u-k/

As The GAC Restricted new gTLD’s Launch Registrants Maybe Unaware They Are already in Violation of TOS

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/04/as-the-gac-restricted-new-gtlds-launch-registrants-maybe-unaware-they-are-already-in-violation-of-tos/

GCA.com buyer is a Turkish Real Estate Developer – Gürallar Yapı

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/05/gca-com-buyer-is-a-turkish-real-estate-developer-gurallar-yapi/

Montreal Looks Like The Next City That Wants To Apply For Its Own New gTLD; .MTL

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/06/montreal-looks-like-the-next-city-that-wants-to-apply-for-its-own-new-gtld-mtl/

Hong Kong Court Rules Entertainment Tycoon Can Sue Google Over Autocomplete Suggestions

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/08/06/hong-kong-court-rules-entertainment-tycoon-can-sue-google-over-autocomplete-suggestions/

Rightside begins trading today as NAME on the NASDAQ

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/04/rightside-begins-trading-today-as-name-on-the-nasdaq/

Amazon.com starts offering domain name registration

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/amazon-com-starts-offering-domain-name-registration/

Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/

ICANN tells court ccTLDs aren’t property, can’t be awarded to plaintiffs

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/30/icann-court-cctlds/

Estibot to launch domainIQ for reverse and historical whois

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/estibot-to-launch-domainiq-for-reverse-and-historical-whois/

German domain name .Reisen tops Donuts’ launches with 2,262 registrations

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/german-domain-name-reisen-tops-donuts-launches-with-2262-registrations/

Company wants to trademark the term “Domain Auction”

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/29/company-wants-to-trademark-the-term-domain-auction/

Heritage Auctions Video about premium domain names

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/28/heritage-auctions-video-about-premium-domain-names/

Gmail adds IDN support

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/05/gmail-adds-idn-support/

Top 5 Domain Name Wire stories in July

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/05/top-5-domain-name-wire-stories-in-july/

.WTF, will this week’s new domains .fail? Or maybe this week .rocks!

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/05/wtf-will-this-weeks-new-domains-fail-or-maybe-this-week-rocks/

Rightside begins trading today as NAME on the NASDAQ

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/04/rightside-begins-trading-today-as-name-on-the-nasdaq/

Expired Domain Roundup: Tequila, Exotica and more

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/08/01/expired-domain-roundup-tequila-exotica-and-more/

Web.com misses revenue target, acquires UK online directory company

http://domainnamewire.com/2014/07/31/web-com-misses-revenue-target-acquires-uk-online-directory-company/


ICANN

Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance – Process and Next
Steps

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-14-en

You are Invited to Attend the GNSO Review 360 Assessment Webinar!

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-05-en

GNSO Review 360 Assessment: Participate and Make Your Voice Heard!

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-05-en

Board Extends Term of ICANN President

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2014-08-01-en

Join Us for a Webinar on the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-08-01-en

China’s 21Vianet Contributes to Stable and Resilient Internet with L-Root Instance | Introduction on Instance Helps Mitigate Network Outages, Delivers Improved Internet Experience

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-24-en

Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) Report on Public Interest Registry’s Request to Implement Technical Bundling in .NGO and .ONG

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-29-en

ICANN Approves Investment Policy Statement Update for 2014

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-08-01-en

ICANN Approves Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework | Special IP Address (127.0.53.53) Alerts System Administrators of Potential Issue

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2014-08-01-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations
Universal Acceptance of TLDs Draft Roadmap
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tld-acceptance-initiative-2014-06-18-en

.NGO and .ONG Registry Services Evaluation Process Request – Introduction of Technical Bundling

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/tech-bundling-2014-06-10-en

Introduction of Two-Character Domain Names for .DEALS, XN–FJQ720A, .CITY, .XYZ, .COLLEGE, .GOP, .TRADE, .WEBCAM, .BID, .HEALTHCARE, .WORLD, .BAND

https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-char-new-gtld-2014-07-08-en