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Newsletter (10 February 2020)
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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (7 Feb 2020)
■ An Update on the 2020 APTLD Board Election    View

■ Neustar Announced as Sponsor of APTLD77    View


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Congratulations to Geoff Huston AM
https://www.auda.org.au/news/congratulations-to-geoff-huston-am/
 
Understanding how “cookies” are used to improve the overall user journey
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/understanding-how-cookies-are-used-improve-overall-user-journey
 
Supporting the Australian Bushfire Appeal
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/supporting-australian-bushfire-appeal
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc
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(.JP  JPRS)
JPRS Obtains WebTrust Accreditation for Certification Authorities
https://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2020/200207.html
 
Hirofumi Hotta of JPRS Appointed as a Member of the ICANN Root Server System Governance Working Group (GWG)
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2020/200127.html
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
New Zealanders not doing enough to protect themselves online
https://internetnz.nz/news/new-zealanders-not-doing-enough-protect-themselves-online
 
Addressing digital identity: What it means for our personal data, breaches and digital divides
https://internetnz.nz/blog/addressing-digital-identity-what-it-means-our-personal-data-breaches-and-digital-divides
 
Our very own ICANN Trusted Community Representative at InternetNZ!
https://internetnz.nz/blog/our-very-own-icann-trusted-community-representative-internetnz
 
(.QA  CRA)
News Page Jan27
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/news-page-jan27
 
(.VU  TRBR)
2020 and onwards Work Plan
https://www.trbr.vu/en/about-us/wok-plan/2020/780-2020-and-onwards-work-plan
 
(.WF  Afnic)
.fr inspires trust among 89% of young people
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11857/show/fr-inspires-trust-among-89-of-young-people.html
 
Results of Afnic’s ‘Succeed with the Web’ study on the online presence of VSE/SME
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11752/show/results-of-afnic-s-succeed-with-the-web-study-on-the-online-presence-of-vse-sme.html
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Launches THREEE Marketing Council for Efficient, Effective, and Ethical Marketing
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-launches-threee-marketing-council-for-efficient-effective-and-ethical-marketing
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
SEO Trends 2020 Edition? Here’s what you need to know!
https://domain.me/seo-trends-2020-edition-heres-what-you-need-to-know/
 
.ME Premium Domains Available for Registration from March 4th
https://domain.me/me-premium-domains-available-for-registration-from-march-4th/
 
Unforgettable Culinary Adventure With Cookly.ME
https://domain.me/unforgettable-culinary-adventure-with-cookly-me/
 
Tech Career Path: Tips and Tricks For College Grads
https://domain.me/tech-career-path-tips-and-tricks-for-college-grads/
 
[optim-eyes.me] EaaS Generation of Businesses
https://domain.me/optim-eyes-me-eaas-generation-of-businesses/
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
European registries’ experts test their online literacy
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25415/
 
.RU and РФ domain name cost valuation methodology released
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25405/
 
Internet for All film to be screened at cinemas until April
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25395/
 
Governments should create conditions for digital hygiene skills development
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25392/
 
Cooperation agreements signed with DTA and MSLU

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25384/


Others
 

APrIGFOpen Call for 2021 Local Host (EXTENDED)
https://www.aprigf.asia/hosting_aprigf.html
 
ICTs and international security: the third way
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/07/icts-and-international-security-the-third-way/
 
Notice of AGM 2020 at APNIC 49
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/06/notice-of-agm-2020-at-apnic-49/
 
More than 90% of LTE users in China have been allocated IPv6 addresses
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/06/more-than-90-of-lte-users-in-china-have-been-allocated-ipv6-addresses/
 
Three policy proposals up for community discussion at APNIC 49
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/04/three-policy-proposals-up-for-community-discussion-at-apnic-49/
 
Event Wrap: SANOG 35
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/31/event-wrap-sanog-35/
 
Why dynamic DNS mapping prevents DNSSEC deployment
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/31/why-dynamic-dns-mapping-prevents-dnssec-deployment/
 
Event Wrap: DragonCon 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/30/event-wrap-dragoncon-2019/
 
Traffic analysis still possible when using DoT and DoH
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/30/traffic-analysis-still-possible-when-using-dot-and-doh/
 
Advanced BGP and ROV workshop, Malaysia
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/28/advanced-bgp-and-rov-workshop-malaysia/
 
APNIC Training: 2019 in review
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/27/apnic-training-2019-in-review/
 
EU Policy Update – January 2020
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-january-2020.html
 
Learn, Contribute, and Engage! Introducing the Chapters Training Program!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/02/learn-contribute-and-engage-introducing-the-chapter-training-program/
 
Internet Society Encourages “Swift and Thorough” ICANN Response to Pending Inquiry Regarding Change of Control of Public Interest Registry
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2020/internet-society-encourages-swift-and-thorough-icann-response-to-pending-inquiry-regarding-change-of-control-of-pir/
 
The Week in Internet News: Broadband Finally Comes to Rural Areas in U.S.
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/02/the-week-in-internet-news-broadband-finally-comes-to-rural-areas-in-u-s/
 
Introducing our Open Standards Everywhere project – securing web servers in 2020!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/01/introducing-our-open-standards-everywhere-project-securing-web-servers-in-2020/
 
Kazakhstan to lead global school connectivity initiative in Central Asia
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR02-2020-Kazakhstan-leads-global-school-connectivity-in-Central-Asia.aspx
 
Call for Validation of IGF 2020 Thematic Tracks Closed on 6 February
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-call-for-validation-of-thematic-tracks
 
60,000 .EU Registrations Correctly Identified As Malicious By APEWS
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/02/07/60000-eu-registrations-correctly-identified-as-malicious-by-apews/
 
Irish Domain Registrants Swinging From .COM To .IE In 2010s
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/02/07/irish-domain-registrants-swinging-from-com-to-ie-in-2010s/
 
What Happens To A Brand With A .BRAND When They Change Their Company Name Asks Afnic’s Loïc Damilaville
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/02/06/what-happens-to-a-brand-with-a-brand-when-they-change-their-company-name-asks-afnics-loic-damilaville/
 
GoDaddy On Why It’s Hosting B Root Servers
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/01/29/godaddy-on-why-its-hosting-b-root-servers/
 
ICANN refuses to release more info on .org deal
http://domainincite.com/25226-icann-refuses-to-release-more-info-on-org-deal
 
California .org probe — existential crisis or blessed relief for ICANN?
http://domainincite.com/25218-california-org-probe-existential-crisis-or-blessed-relief-for-icann
 
Eco and ICANN to Hold DNS Security Workshop
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/02/07/eco-and-icann-to-hold-dns-security-workshop/
 
ICANN Ban Staff Travel to China

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/02/01/icann-ban-staff-travel-to-china/


Social Media


APTLD77- 
As of 30 December 2020, the number of registrations for #APTLD77 seems to be record-breaking as it stands at a 126 mark, with over 90% of them fully confirmed for participation. The number of delegates from Oceania is quite impressive and they are expected to contribute to a number of sessions as panelists and moderators. The APTLD community is poised to bet any odds, whether natural calamities, or viruses. The agenda is now full and nearly everyone is ready to go – Melbourne, we are on our way!
 
Hiro Hotta to represent APTLD at the AP* Retreat Meeting in Melbourne on 17 February-
As most APTLD Board and staff are going to be airborne on 17 February 2020, Hiro Hotta of JPRS has once again generously agreed to represent APTLD at the AP* orgs’ leadership retreat in Melbourne. The APTLD veteran regularly stands for the community and we once again are very grateful to him for that.
 
For all Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts/

and Twits: https://twitter.com/APTLDnews


ICANN


Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 2
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-02-07-en
 
Application Deadline Extended for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-02-07-en
 
Invitation to Join Webinar on Draft Report from SSR2 Review Team
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-02-04-en
 
ICANN Receives Letter from California Attorney General Regarding .ORG Change of Control
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-30-en
 
ICANN66 Fellowship Program Post-Meeting Report Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-28-en
 
ICANN Launches Dr. Tarek Kamel Award and Opens Nomination for ICANN Community Excellence Award
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-01-27-en
 
Register Now to Participate in the 7th Middle East DNS Forum
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-27-en
 
(ccNSO)
ICANN68 ccNSO Travel Funding applications closed
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-05feb20-en.htm
 
voting results ICANN Board Seat 11
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-03feb20-en.htm
 
Consult now the results of the Q3&Q4 2019 IGLC survey
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-29jan20-en.htm
 
the January 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-29jan20-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2024-2028 and Revised Dates in 2022
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/icann-meetings-dates-2020-01-02-en
 
Proposed Final Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-final-2019-12-23-en
 
Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/com-amendment-3-2020-01-03-en
 
Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-opplan-budget-fy21-25-2019-12-20-en
 
Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ssr2-rt-draft-report-2020-01-24-en
 
Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 2
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/epdp-phase-2-initial-2020-02-07-en