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Newsletter (26 March 2018)

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Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD74, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 20-21 September 2018

Meeting WebsiteOnline Registration
■ APTLD Has Gransy as a New Member  ¶ View

■ Call for Applications for Sub-regional Fellowships  ¶ View


Members News


(.AU auDA)
Direct Registration story on ABC News 24
https://www.auda.org.au/news/abc-news-24-the-business-looks-at-direct-registration/

Public submissions to Registrant Policy Issues Paper are now available
https://www.auda.org.au/news/public-submissions-to-registrant-policy-issues-paper-are-now-available/

(.HK HKIRC)
“Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2018” Opens for Application until 20th April Introducing Brand-New Recognition Logo and Award Category Promoting Digital Inclusiveness for a Caring Society
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=528

(.MO MONIC)
Suspension of “BOC e-Banking” service
https://www.monic.mo/html/notice/epayment_suspension_20180316_eng.html

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Links and thinks: satellites, shutdowns, and whistleblowers (oh my)
https://internetnz.nz/blog/links-and-thinks-satellites-shutdowns-and-whistleblowers-oh-my

InternetNZ calls for conversation amidst concerns about big data
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-calls-conversation-amidst-concerns-about-big-data-0

NZ Internet development gets a boost from conference grant recipients
https://internetnz.nz/blog/nz-internet-development-gets-boost-conference-grant-recipients

(.QA Qatar Domains Registry)
CRA Received over 400 Requests for Qatari Domains during QITCOM 2017
http://www.domains.qa/en/content/cra-received-over-400-requests-qatari-domains-during-qitcom-2017

(Neustar)
Neustar and SmarterTravel Launch First In-Market Travel Audiences
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/SmarterTravel

(Netnod)
Netnod announces new prices for IX services
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-announces-new-prices-for-ix-services-

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ will support the “Digital Region”
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12188

The main topic of RIGF 2018 is cybersecurity
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12180

61st ICANN Conference kicked off in Puerto Rico
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12186

535 domain-violators have been blocked
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12187

The winners of the IP&IT LAW-2018 competition have been announced
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12190

At the 61st ICANN meeting Russian experience of increasing fees for domains was discussed
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12189

Seventh edition of the “Internet Governance” book will be translated into Russian

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12198


Others

Event Wrap: NZNOG 2018
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/08/event-wrap-nznog-2018/

Event Wrap: Lao ICT Expo 2018
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/08/event-wrap-lao-ict-expo-2018/

Event Wrap: APT PP18-2, Viet Nam
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/13/event-wrap-apt-pp18-2-viet-nam/

Event Wrap: HKNOG 6.0
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/13/event-wrap-hknog-6-0/

Event Wrap: npSIG 2018, Nepal
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/13/event-wrap-npsig-2018-nepal/

Using IPv6? Share your views in the Global IPv6 Deployment survey
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/14/using-ipv6-share-your-views-in-the-global-ipv6-deployment-survey/

ASO Review discussions gain momentum at APNIC 45
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/14/aso-review-discussions-gain-momentum-at-apnic-45/

Community Networks in Mexico: For Ourselves, With Our Own Resources
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/03/community-networks-mexico-resources/

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2018
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/03/nominations-open-jonathan-b-postel-service-award-2018/

How Do We Connect Everyone to the Internet? An IETF 101 Technical Plenary
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/03/connect-everyone-internet-ietf-101-technical-plenary/

Sorry just isn’t Enough. Businesses Must Do Better When It Comes To People’s Data.
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2018/sorry-just-isnt-enough-businesses-must-better-comes-peoples-data/

Singapore industry needs stronger codes of conduct as consumer data
gains value
http://www.zdnet.com/article/singapore-industry-needs-stronger-codes-
of-conduct-as-consumer-data-gains-value/

ICT stakeholders from around the globe convene for World Summit on the
Information Society Forum 2018 in Geneva
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR06.aspx

EQUALS in Tech Awards now accepting nominations for innovative initiatives
to bridge the digital gender divide
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR07.aspx

2nd AI for Good Global Summit to convene leaders in artificial intelligence
and humanitarian action to ensure that AI benefits humanity
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-MA04.aspx

Mobile Learning Week 2018 to focus on digital skills needed to live, work
and learn in a connected world
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR08.aspx

MAG 2018 Announced (Press Release will follow)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/mag-2018-members#

Sign Up your attendance to IGF 2018 MAG Meeting
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-first-open-
consultations-and-mag-meeting-sign-up

Why Has ICANN Cut Subsequent TLD Round Preparations From Its
Budget? by Tony Kirsch
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180308_why_has_icann_cut_
subsequent_round_preparations_from_its_budget/

Accreditation & Access Model For Non-Public Whois Data by Statton
Hammock
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180314_accreditation_access_model_
for_non_public_whois_data/

Russian-Based Kaspersky Lab Planning on Swiss Data Center to
Address Russian Exploit Concerns
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180321_russian_based_kaspersky_
lab_planning_on_swiss_data_center/

The GDPR In Full Effect: What Will Happen to WHOIS?
http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2018/03/11/gdpr-what-will-happen-whois/id=94525/

.ZA Opens Discussion On Plans to Introduce Second Level Registrations
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/03/11/za-discussion-introduce-second-level-registrations/

Donuts scraps 200 companies, consolidates under Binky Moon
http://domainincite.com/22675-donuts-scraps-200-companies-
consolidates-under-binky-moon

Look-Alike Domains and Visual Confusion
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/look-alike-domains-and-visual-
confusion/

Slow to No Progress on GDPR Issues at ICANN 61
https://www.winston.com/en/winston-domains/slow-to-no-progress-on
-gdpr-issues-at-icann-61.html

Weighing Privacy vs. Security for the Internet’s Address Book
https://www.wired.com/story/weighing-privacy-vs-security-for-the-
internets-address-book/

Uncle Sam slams plans to give govts final say over domain privacy
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/03/13/us_government_icann_domain
_privacy/

SIDN Signs Up For nic.at Anycast Network RcodeZero In More Industry Consolidation
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/03/15/sidn-nicat-anycast-network-rcodezero/

WIPO Report Confirms Record Year for Domain Name Disputes
https://giga.law/blog/2018/3/14/wipo-report-confirms-record-year-for-domain-name-disputes

CentralNic confirms in talks on potential combination with Luxembourg-based KeyDrive; shares temporarily suspended
http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/193148/centralnic-confirms-in-talks-regarding-potential-combination-with-luxembourg-based-keydrive-shares-temporarily-suspended-193148.html

Is ICANN over-reacting to Whois privacy law?
http://domainincite.com/22721-is-icann-over-reacting-to-whois-privacy-law

It’s now easier than ever to register a .ie online address
https://www.iedr.ie/blog/its-easier-than-ever-to-register-a-ie-online-address/

Privacy could be a million-dollar business for ICANN
http://domainincite.com/22749-privacy-could-be-a-million-dollar-business-for-icann

Some men at ICANN meetings really are assholes
http://domainincite.com/22760-some-men-at-icann-meetings-really-are-assholes

Protecting privacy shouldn’t come at the expense of a safer, more secure internet
https://www.aei.org/publication/protecting-privacy-shouldnt-come-at-the
-expense-of-a-safer-more-secure-internet/

A Day in the Life of nic.ch

https://securityblog.switch.ch/2018/03/20/a-day-in-the-life-of-nic-ch/


ICANN


Request for Proposal: ICANN’s Open Data Platform
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-12-en

ICANN Community Onboarding Pilot Program Call for Nominations by SOs/ACs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-19-en

Nomination Period for ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award Extended
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-20-en

ICANN63 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-03-20-en

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: More Details Published on ICANN-proposed Interim Model by Göran Marby
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/data-protection-privacy-issues-update-more-details-published-on-icann-proposed-interim-model

Next Stop: ICANN62 in Panama City
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/next-stop-icann62-in-panama-city

Data Protection/Privacy Issues: ICANN61 Wrap-up and Next Steps by Göran Marby
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/data-protection-privacy-issues-icann61-wrap-up-and-next-steps

Budget Discussions at ICANN61 by Göran Marby
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/budget-discussions-at-icann61

(ccNSO)
We Need Your Feedback: ccNSO Meeting ICANN61, San Juan
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14mar18-en

Council Resolutions from 14 March 2018 Council Meeting
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/node/19541

Re-appointment – Katrina Sataki as Chair and Byron Holland as vice-Chair; Appointment Debbie Monahan vice-Chair

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-20mar18-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Plan to Restart the Root Key Signing Key (KSK) Rollover Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ksk-rollover-restart-2018-02-01-en

Draft Procedure for Community gTLD Change Requests
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/community-gtld-change-procedure-2018-02-14-en

Uniform Board Member Integrity Screening Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/board-integrity-screening-2018-03-02-en

Draft Project Plan for the Proposed Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ncap-project-plan-2018-03-02-en

ICANN Reserve Fund: Proposed Replenishment Strategy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reserve-fund-replenishment-2018-03-06-en

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