Newsletter (15 January 2018)
Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD73 & 2018 AGM, Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-23 February 2018

Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (05 Jan 2017)


Members News

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3Zlcmlza
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dWxsLXllYXItMjAxNy1maW5hbmNpYWwtcmVzdWx0cw%3D%3D


(.MO MONIC)
Schedule On Priority Registration Period- Domain Names With The Suffix .澳門
https://www.monic.mo/html/notice/schedule_on_priority_
registration_2018_eng.html


Newly published “Regulation on Internet Domain Name Registration of
the Macao Special Administrative Region” has become effective.
https://www.monic.mo/html/notice/newly_published_regulation_2018_eng.html

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Links and thinks: 8 Jan 2018
https://internetnz.nz/blog/links-and-thinks-8-jan-2018

InternetNZ welcomes new .nz Domain Name Commissioner
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-welcomes-new-nz-domain-name-commissioner

Links and thinks: 15 January 2018
https://internetnz.nz/blog/links-and-thinks-15-january-2018

(.VN VNNIC)
VNNIC released logo for ".VN"
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnnic-released-logo-vn-20-12-2017?lang=en

(Afilias)
Afilias selected to Provide Registry Services for .PR ccTLD
https://afilias.info/news/2018/01/08/afilias-selected-provide-registry-services-pr-cctld

(Neustar)
Neustar Names Industry Veteran Nicolai Bezsonoff as VP and General Manager of Registry Solutions
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/

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Others

Nominations for APNIC Executive Council election now open
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/04/nominations-apnic-executive-council-
election-now-open/


Event Wrap: WIC 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/05/event-wrap-wic-2017/

Event Wrap: APEC TEL 56, Thailand
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/05/event-wrap-apec-tel-56-thailand/

Event Wrap: PacNOG 21, Tonga
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/05/event-wrap-pacnog-21-tonga/

Multilingualism and IDNs are as essential as net neutrality
https://www.centr.org/news/news/multilingualism-and-idns-are-as-
essential-as-net-neutrality.html


Internet Policy 20 Years Later: Did the U.S. Get It Right?
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/internet-policy-20-years-later
-u-s-get-right/


Internet Society Official On Internet Governance Challenges, Role In Solving Issues
https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/12/20/internet-society-official-internet-governance-challenges-role-solving-issues/

Hauling the Internet to an Ex-Soviet Outpost High in the Caucasus Mountains
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/05/technology/caucuses-mountains-internet.html

Preserving Our Future, One Bit at a Time
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/preserving-future-one-bit-time/

Promoting Routing Security in Middle East R&E
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/promoting-routing-security-
middle-east-re/


14,000 Incidents: A 2017 Routing Security Year in Review
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/14000-incidents-2017-routing-security-year-review/

Deadline of Feb 1 for Nominations for Public Interest Registry (.ORG Operator) Board of Directors
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/deadline-feb-1-nominations-public-interest-registry-org-operator-board-directors/

2018: Advocacy and Action
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/2018-advocacy-action/

12th IGF Taking Stock: Now Accepting Inputs
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-community-public-
consultation-call-for-inputs-taking-stock-of-the-2017-work-programme-0


Denmark’s ccTLD Introduces ‘Intensified Control of Registrants Abroad’ Plus New Terms and Conditions
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/09/denmarks-cctld-introduces-
intensified-control-of-registrants-abroad-plus-new-terms-and-conditions/


.PR Selects Afilias To Provide Registry Services As Afilias Suffers Security Incident
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/10/pr-afilias-registry-services/

Cryptocurrency-Related Keywords Dominate .COM and .NET Registrations
in December
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/10/cryptocurrency-keywords-com
-net-registrations/


Neustar Transition Sees Nicolai Bezsonoff Promoted To Replace Sean Kaine To Head Domains Division
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/11/neustar-transition-nicolai-bezsonoff-promoted/

DOJ Closes Probe of VeriSign Over .Web TLD
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180112_doj_closes_probe_of_
verisign_over_web_tld/


Swedish Supreme Court confirms that domain names constitute property that
can be seized by the state
http://ipkitten.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/swedish-supreme-court-confirms-that.html

GoDaddy and DomainTools scrap over Whois access
http://domainincite.com/22510-godaddy-and-domaintools-scrap-over-whois-access

UAE says demand for .ae domain name exceeds targets in 2017
http://www.itp.net/616244-uae-says-demand-for-ae-domain-name-exceeds-targets-in-2017

UAE sees jump in registered domain names
http://www.tradearabia.com/news/IT_335241.html

au: DoCA Submissions Published
https://www.domainer.com.au/doca-submissions-published/

Active .IR Domain Names Reach To Almost One Million
https://iranian.com/2018/01/10/active-ir-domain-names-reach-almost-one-million/

nz: Ex-Pat Kiwi home to helm Domain Name Commission

https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1621


ICANN


The Sinhala Script Community Forms the Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-03-en

Public Comment Period Extended: CCT Review Team – New Sections to Draft Report of Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-05-en

Successful Candidates Selected for NextGen@ICANN61
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-01-05-en

Public Comment Period Extended: Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-07-en

Call for volunteers to serve on the Implementation Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Strategic Plan
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-10-en

Nominating Committee Review: Assessment Report Released and Forthcoming Webinar
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-01-10-en

ICANN Response to Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2018-01-10-en

Establishment of the Internet and DNS Engagement Center in Seoul
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-12-en

Potential Data Exposure in ICANN RFP System Resolved
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-01-12-en

(ccNSO)
ccNSO Activity Summary December 2017
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-dec17-en.htm

.DJ Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-09jan18-en.htm

ccNSO Council Minutes, 7 December
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-meeting-07dec17-en.pdf

Draft Agenda – 18 January Council Meeting

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-18jan18-en.pdf



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

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

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