Newsletter (17 July 2017)

Recent Updates:
Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD72, Tbilisi, Georgia, 14-15 September 2017
Meeting Website Latest Agenda (14 July 2017)   ¶ Fellowship Selection Result

Call for Applications for an APTLD Sponsored Fellowship to IETF100    ¶ Website Announcement
Call for Applications for APTLD Fellowship to the 3rd Sub-Regional Capacity Building Meeting
Website Announcement

Members News

(.AU auDA)
auDA Special General Meeting: Statement and Recommendation from the auDA Board
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-special-general-meeting-statement-and-
recommendation-from-the-auda-board/


Announcement regarding the assessment and evaluation of responses to
auDA’s Request for Expressions of Interest to its Registry Transformation
Project
https://www.auda.org.au/news/announcement-regarding-the-assessment
-and-evaluation-of-responses-to-audas-request-for-expressions-of-interest
-to-its-registry-transformation-project/


Policy Review Panel EOI
https://www.auda.org.au/news/policy-review-panel-eoi/

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign to Report Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-
releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduLm5ld3No
cS5idXNpbmVzc3dpcmUuY29tL3ByZXNzLXJlbGVhc2UvdmVyaXNpZ24tcm
Vwb3J0LXNlY29uZC1xdWFydGVyLTIwMTctZmluYW5jaWFsLXJlc3VsdHM%3D


(.JP JPRS)
JPRS Policy on Personal Information Protection Update
https://jprs.co.jp/en/privacy.html

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Take action today - support net neutrality!
https://internetnz.nz/blog/take-action-today-support-net-neutrality

(.SA Saudi Network Information Center)
DNSSEC is Officially Enabled in Saudi Arabia’s TLD
http://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_164

(Neustar)
Neustar DNS Shield Wins “Innovative Product of the Year” at the Prestigious Cyber Security Awards Dinner
https://www.neustar.biz/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2017/cybersecurityawards

(.AM ISOC AM)
ISOC.AM launches survey on .հայ IDN
https://www.isoc.am/

(Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Awareness is the best defense
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11704

Phishing is the most popular malicious activity
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=11691

Active Survey

Woman in DNS
A new survey has been initiated on the topic of woman in the DNS. Results from this survey will be used to feed into a discussion on the same topic at the APTLD72 Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia (September 14-15 2017). As some of the questions relate to human resources, we recommend that where appropriate, you forward the survey to relevant staff in your organization.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/womandns

Others

What's up at IETF99?
https://www.centr.org/news/news/what-s-up-at-ietf99.html

Coming up in 2017: a busy fall ahead!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/coming-up-in-2017-a-busy-
fall-ahead.html


CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN59
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-
icann59.html


Encryption is Crucial to a Trusted Internet
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/public-policy/2017/07/encryption-
crucial-trusted-internet


Rough Guide to IETF 99: IPv6
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2017/07/rough-
guide-ietf-99-ipv6


Rough Guide to IETF 99: DNS Privacy and Security, including DNSSEC
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2017/07/rough-guide-
ietf-99-dns-privacy-and-security-including-dnssec


Verisign Joins MANRS to Further Security, Stability and Resiliency of
the Internet Routing System
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/tech-matters/2017/07/verisign-joins
-manrs-further-security-stability-and-resiliency-internet


ITU publishes first Global ICT Regulatory Outlook
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR34.aspx

ITU Global Cybersecurity Index 2017 shows improvements and
strengthening of global cybersecurity agenda
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR29.aspx

Register for MPLS Workshop, Malaysia
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/07/14/register-mpls-workshop-malaysia/

Heads-up: Changing default EBGP route handling behavior
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/07/14/heads-changing-default-ebgp-
route-handling-behaviour/


The Internet was built on trust — but what does it run on?
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/07/13/internet-built-trust-run/

Towards a fully connected IPv6 network in China
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/07/11/towards-fully-connected-ipv6-network-china/

Event Wrap: 29th Annual FIRST Conference and AGM
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/07/11/event-wrap-29th-annual-first-conference-agm/

Apple Setting Up First Data Center in China to Comply with Tougher
Cybersecurity Laws
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170712_apple_setting_up_first_data_
center_in_china_to_comply_tough_laws/


U.S. Critical Infrastructure Will Be Attacked Within 2 Years,
According to 2017 Black Hat Survey
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170711_us_critical_infrastructure
_will_be_attacked_within_2_years/


Afghanistan Enacts Law Targeting Online Crime and Militancy
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170712_afghanistan_enacts_law_
targeting_online_crime_and_militancy/


CENTR Awards to Include Best Domain Name Registry as
Chosen by Registrars
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170714_centr_awards_to_include_
best_domain_registry_chosen_by_registrars/


Do Trade Names Qualify as Trade Marks for Purposes of the UDRP?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170710_do_trade_names_qualify
_as_trade_marks_for_purposes_of_the_udrp/


What Does Trump's Cuba Policy Memorandum Say About the Internet?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170705_what_does_trumps_
cuba_policy_memorandum_say_about_the_internet/


Another day, another mass domain hijacking; Gandi admits logins
stolen, 750 web addresses pointed to malware
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/07/13/swiss_domain_name_hijack/

.BLOG is the Domain Name which Transcends Verticals [Audio]
https://blacknight.blog/blog-domain-podcast.html

Second-level .ke domains go on sale this month
http://domainincite.com/21913-second-level-ke-domains-go-on-sale-this-month

Could the next new gTLD round last 25 years? Or 70 years?
http://domainincite.com/21917-could-the-next-new-gtld-round-last-25-years-or-70-years

Brand TLD Market Brief – July 2017
https://authenticweb.com/brand-tld-market-brief-july-2017/

ICANN

Fifth Africa DNS Forum to Take Place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-07-12-en

Extended Deadline: Request for Proposal for the RSSAC Organizational Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-07-11-en

Request for Proposal: SSAC Organizational Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-07-07-en

Security Framework Drafting Team to Present Draft Framework for Registry Operators to Respond to Security Threats
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2017-07-06-en

WEBINAR: WHOIS Accuracy Reporting System June 2017 Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-07-06-en

ICANN Publishes Updated gTLD Marketplace Health Index
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-07-06-en

New gTLDs -Competition, Consumer Trust and Consumer Choice Review Team: ICANN 59 Update & Next Steps
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/new-gtlds-competition-consumer-trust-and-consumer-choice-review-team-icann-59-update-next-steps

Evolving Data Privacy and Protection Regulations – UPDATE
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/evolving-data-privacy-and-protection-regulations-update

A “Key” Milestone in Protecting the DNS
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/a-key-milestone-in-protecting-the-dns

ccNSO Council Approval Action Decision Fundamental Bylaw amendment
https://ccnso.icann.org/node/49163

ccNSO | Draft Agenda – 20 July Council Meeting
https://ccnso.icann.org/node/49159

ccNSO Council congratulates Hiro Hotta (.jp) and Patricio Poblete (.cl) with winning ICANN Ethos Award 2017
https://ccnso.icann.org/announcements/announcement-05jul17-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 2 (RZ-LGR-2)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rz-lgr-2-2017-06-06-en

Draft Framework for the Registry Operator to Respond to Security Threats
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-framework-registry-respond-security-threats-2017-06-14-en

GNSO Operating Procedures and ICANN Bylaws
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-op-procedures-2017-06-19-en