Newsletter (1 January 2018)
Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD73 & 2018 AGM, Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-23 February 2018

Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (23 Dec 2017)


Members News


(.AU auDA)
Afilias Chosen to Supply .au Registry Services
https://www.auda.org.au/news/afilias-chosen-to-supply-au-registry-services/

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign Q3 2017 Domain Name Industry Brief: 330.7 Million Domain Names on the Internet in the Third Quarter of 2017
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-domain-name-industry-brief-330-7-million-domain-names-on-the-internet-in-the-third-quarter-of-2017/

(.LK LK Domain Registry)
Christmas Shut Down & Limited Services
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/51-christmas-shut-down-limited-services

(.NZ InternetNZ)
InternetNZ 2017 wrap up
https://internetnz.nz/blog/internetnz-2017-wrap

2017 Predictions Review
https://internetnz.nz/blog/2017-predictions-review

(Afilias)
Afilias Selected to Provide Registry Services for .AU ccTLD
https://afilias.info/news/2017/12/19/afilias-selected-provide-registry-services-au-cctld

(Netnod)
Netnod is recruiting a marketing manager to the Stockholm office
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-is-recruiting-a-marketing-manager-to-the-stockholm-office-

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Domains are moving from investors to endpoint users
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12034

BIZon is the best Runet security provider
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12035

554 domains blocked
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12037

Focusing on children’s security in the Internet of Things and protection of minors’ data
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12038

New Year physics wonders
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12040

Foreign companies join Netoscope project
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12045

Vint Cerf: Humanity’s main challenge is preventing internet fragmentation
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12046

Introducing IDNs is part of corporate social responsibility
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12049

Changes in the Coordination Center Council
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12062

TimeWeb.Domains registrar launched
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12063

General Shareholders' Meeting of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12065

Happy New Year and merry Christmas!
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12068

(.MX Registry.MX)
Registry .MX notifies the customer support schedule for December 2017

https://www.registry.mx/jsf/news_list/search/info.jsf?Id=1602&type=1



Others

Transfers still a hot policy topic in 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/18/transfers-still-hot-policy-topic-2017/

Update on the Root KSK Rollover Project
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/20/update-root-ksk-rollover-project/

Three of the best: Guest Posts
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/22/three-best-guest-posts-2/

Three of the best: Development
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/26/three-best-development-2/

Three of the best: IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/28/three-best-ipv6-2/

RIPE NCC and CENTR Sign MoU at IGF 2017
https://www.centr.org/news/news/ripe-ncc-and-centr-sign-mou-at-igf-2017.html

CENTR in 2017: a General Manager's perspective
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-in-2017-a-general-manager-s-perspective.html

Today’s Steps to Make a Better Tomorrow!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2017/12/todays-steps-making-better-tomorrow/

From Zero to One Hundred in the Arctic Slope
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2017/12/zero-one-hundred-arctic-slope/

Making a Lasting Impact: A Look Back at 2017
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2017/12/making-lasting-impact-look-back-2017/

ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar for Arab Countries addresses WRC-19 spectrum management challenges and opportunities for the Arab region
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-CM23.aspx

Outstanding initiatives bringing digital tech opportunities to women in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Costa Rica win at 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR70.aspx

IGF 'Geneva Messages'
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-geneva-messages

IGF 2017 Statistics
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-attendance-programme-statistics

ICANN, with $143 million budget, running out of cash
http://domainincite.com/22407-icann-with-143-million-budget-running-out-of-cash

Davies named new IANA boss
http://domainincite.com/22396-davies-named-new-iana-boss

Verisign Gets U.S. Govt Green Light to Auction O.COM, With Proceeds to Charity
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/19/verisign-green-light-auction-o-com-proceeds-charity/

Single Letter German ccTLD Domain Tops Weekly Sales Chart
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/19/single-letter-german-cctld-domain-tops-weekly-sales-chart/

Venezuelan ccTLD Grows 48,000 in 2017
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/31/venezuelan-cctld-grows-48000-in-2017/

.NZ Registrations Grow Almost 7% In 12 Months As InternetNZ Stalwarts Say Adieu

http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/31/nz-registrations-grow-internetnz-stalwarts-adieu/


ICANN


Data Protection/Privacy Update: Response from Legal Firm Hamilton to Community Questions Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-18-en

ICANN Office of the Ombudsman 2017 Annual Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-12-18-en

New Report Presents Syntax and Operability Accuracy of WHOIS Data in gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-19-en

ICANN Publishes ICANN60 By the Numbers Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-20-en

ICANN Seeking Mentor for Global Indigenous Ambassador Program for ICANN61
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-12-20-en

Update on the Root KSK Rollover Project by Matt Larson, VP of Research, Office of Chief Technology Officer
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/update-on-the-root-ksk-rollover-project

Chairman's Blog: Year End & Well Wishes
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/chairman-s-blog-year-end-well-wishes

Data Protection and Privacy Update – Plans for the New Year

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/data-protection-and-privacy-update-plans-for-the-new-year



Current ICANN Public Consultations

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team – New Sections to Draft Report of Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cct-recs-2017-11-27-en

Enhancing Accountability - Recommendations for Diversity
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/accountability-diversity-2017-10-26-en

Recommendations to Improve ICANN's Office of Ombudsman (IOO)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ioo-recs-2017-11-10-en

Recommendations to Improve ICANN Staff Accountability
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/accountability-recs-2017-11-13-en

Recommendations on ICANN Jurisdiction
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/recommendations-on-icann-jurisdiction-2017-11-14-en

Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reviews-standards-2017-10-17-en

Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-changes-meetings-strategy-2017-12-14-en