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

Schedule On Priority Registration Period- Domain Names With The Suffix .澳門

Newly published “Regulation on Internet Domain Name Registration of
the Macao Special Administrative Region” has become effective.

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Links and thinks: 8 Jan 2018

InternetNZ welcomes new .nz Domain Name Commissioner

Links and thinks: 15 January 2018

VNNIC released logo for ".VN"

Afilias selected to Provide Registry Services for .PR ccTLD

Neustar Names Industry Veteran Nicolai Bezsonoff as VP and General Manager of Registry Solutions



Nominations for APNIC Executive Council election now open

Event Wrap: WIC 2017

Event Wrap: APEC TEL 56, Thailand

Event Wrap: PacNOG 21, Tonga

Multilingualism and IDNs are as essential as net neutrality

Internet Policy 20 Years Later: Did the U.S. Get It Right?

Internet Society Official On Internet Governance Challenges, Role In Solving Issues

Hauling the Internet to an Ex-Soviet Outpost High in the Caucasus Mountains

Preserving Our Future, One Bit at a Time

Promoting Routing Security in Middle East R&E

14,000 Incidents: A 2017 Routing Security Year in Review

Deadline of Feb 1 for Nominations for Public Interest Registry (.ORG Operator) Board of Directors

2018: Advocacy and Action

12th IGF Taking Stock: Now Accepting Inputs

Denmark’s ccTLD Introduces ‘Intensified Control of Registrants Abroad’ Plus New Terms and Conditions

.PR Selects Afilias To Provide Registry Services As Afilias Suffers Security Incident

Cryptocurrency-Related Keywords Dominate .COM and .NET Registrations
in December

Neustar Transition Sees Nicolai Bezsonoff Promoted To Replace Sean Kaine To Head Domains Division

DOJ Closes Probe of VeriSign Over .Web TLD

Swedish Supreme Court confirms that domain names constitute property that
can be seized by the state

GoDaddy and DomainTools scrap over Whois access

UAE says demand for .ae domain name exceeds targets in 2017

UAE sees jump in registered domain names

au: DoCA Submissions Published

Active .IR Domain Names Reach To Almost One Million

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


The Sinhala Script Community Forms the Generation Panel for Developing the Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR)

Public Comment Period Extended: CCT Review Team – New Sections to Draft Report of Recommendations

Successful Candidates Selected for NextGen@ICANN61

Public Comment Period Extended: Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews

Call for volunteers to serve on the Implementation Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Strategic Plan

Nominating Committee Review: Assessment Report Released and Forthcoming Webinar

ICANN Response to Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Establishment of the Internet and DNS Engagement Center in Seoul

Potential Data Exposure in ICANN RFP System Resolved

ccNSO Activity Summary December 2017

.DJ Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO

ccNSO Council Minutes, 7 December

Draft Agenda – 18 January Council Meeting

Current ICANN Public Consultations
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team – New Sections to Draft Report of Recommendations

Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy

Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews