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Newsletter (30 December 2019)
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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (27 Dec 2019)
■ APTLD’s Thank You Letter to TAFDWG Chair    View
■ APTLD Board Adopts Accountability and Transparency Framework    View
■ APTLD Has .AZ as a New Member    View
■ Call for Fellowship to 2020 Subregional Advanced DNSSEC Training    View

■ Reminder: Members Satisfaction Survey 2019 (Closes TOMORROW)    Link


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Best of 2019: Afilias Australia
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/best-2019-afilias-australia
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Internet Grows to 359.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2019
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press
-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2lnbi5uZ
XdzaHEuYnVzaW5lc3N3aXJlLmNvbS9wcmVzcy1yZWxlYXNlL2ludGV
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RyYXRpb25zLXRoaXJkLXF1YXJ0ZXItMjAxOQ%3D%3D

 
(.HK  HKIRC)
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited Unveils New Corporate Identity and Revamped Website
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/news/details/170/
 
“Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2020-2021” Now Opens for Application Drive Different Sectors to Join Hands and Build Accessible Digital World Together
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/news/details/169/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
2019 — a big year comes to a close
https://internetnz.nz/blog/2019-%E2%80%94-big-year-comes-close
 
2019 in Internet policy: Facing extremism, Internet filtering, and platform responsibility in a very tough year for New Zealanders online
https://internetnz.nz/blog/2019-internet-policy
 
So how did Andrew do with his 2019 predictions..?
https://internetnz.nz/blog/so-how-did-andrew-do-his-2019-predictions
 
DNC newsletter – December 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1922
 
(.MY  MYNIC)
.MY DOMAIN BENEFITS FOR DIFFERENTLY ABLED (OKU)
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/my-domain-benefits-for-differently-abled-oku/
 
(.OM  TRA)
Ericsson hosts Oman Telecom Regulatory Authority delegation to showcase Ericsson’s 5G Vital Role
https://tra.gov.om/en/media-center/media-center/1832-ericsson-hosts-oman-telecom-regulatory-authority-delegation-to-showcase-ericsson-s-5g-vital-role
 
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Celebrates Qatar National Day
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-celebrates-qatar-national-day
 
(.TH  THNIC)
ThaiNOG Meeting #4 : DNS Wars: Episode IV – A New Bypass by Paul Vixie
https://www.thnic.or.th/en/thainogmeeting4_vixie_en/
 
(.SB  Solomon Telekom)
You Are Now On Submarine Fibre Optic
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/you-are-now-on-submarine-fibre-optic/
 
(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
The year 2019 for the .UZ domain has been fruitful and colorful
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1463
 
Nominet Releases Updated ccTLD map for 2019
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1462
 
(.VU  TRBR)
TRBR oversees successful transition of .vu country code Top-Level Domain to Neustar
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/press-releases/2019/779-trbr-oversees-successful-transition-of-vu-country-code-top-level-domain-to-neustar
 
(Afilias)
Public Announcement
https://afilias.info/news/2019/12/23/public-announcement
 
(Neustar)
Vonage and Neustar Partner to Implement Call Authentication Solution
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/vonage-and-neustar-partner-to-implement-call-authentication-solution
 
(Netnod)
Netnod Q4 newsletter is out!
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-q4-newsletter-is-out%21-
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Kids And Advertising: (Ab)using The Most Vulnerable Target Group
https://domain.me/kids-and-advertising/
 
NimbusWeb.ME – Your Ultimate Productivity Suite
https://domain.me/nimbusweb-me-your-ultimate-productivity-suite/
 
The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Pitch Your Startup at a Conference
https://domain.me/the-ultimate-guide-to-successfully-pitch-your-startup-at-a-conference/
 
Tutorial: How to Record Your Skype Call on Mac, Windows and iPhone/iPad
https://domain.me/skype-call-record/
 
Keep Your Mental Well-being in Check with selfcheckout.me
https://domain.me/keep-your-mental-well-being-in-check-with-selfcheckout-me/
 
Christmas Countdown: 12 Days for the Brand of You
https://domain.me/christmas-countdown-12-days-for-the-brand-of-you/
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Palestine to release one-character .ps domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/25276/
 
Amazon beats South America: Company signs contract with ICANN
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/25274/
 
Explore the Internet & Govern It online tournament included in Cadet Spartakiad categories
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25271/
 
Domain space grows by 5.1 million names
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/25270/
 
China remains crucial for new domains
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/25264/
 
Local IT marathon takes place in Troitsk
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25252/
 
Explore the Internet and Govern It! competition at Hearty Bazaar
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25265/
 
Coordination Center Council approves amendments to Domain Disputes Regulations
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25253/
 
How to lose $147,000 on a domain name
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/25251/
 
Two more registrars accredited in .RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25245/
 
.РФ finds its balance point on the eve of 10th anniversary
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25234/
 
Competitions and workshops for RIW 2019 participants
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25233/
 
Three registrars win 2019 Runet Prize
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25238/
 
Best DOT journalists of 2019: contest results announced
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25237/
 
Fifty registrars accredited in .RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25236/
 
Over 50,000 attend celebrations of .RU’s 25th anniversary
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25235/
 
Armed takeover of a domain name

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25244/


Others
 

APrIGF 2020 Fellowship Application Now Open!
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2019/aprigf-kathmandu-2020-fellowship-application.html
 
Three of the best: IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/30/three-of-the-best-ipv6-3/
 
Three of the best: Long reads
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/27/three-of-the-best-long-reads-2/
 
Three of the best: DoH
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/26/three-of-the-best-doh/
 
Three of the best: Guest Posts
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/24/three-of-the-best-guest-posts-4/
 
APNIC EC election 2020: Important changes to voting procedures
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/23/apnic-ec-election-2020-important-changes-to-voting-procedures/
 
Tracing the evolution of Slow Drip attacks
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/23/tracing-the-evolution-of-slow-drip-attacks/
 
Event Wrap: ARIN 44, NANOG 77 and OARC 31
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/20/event-wrap-arin-44-nanog-77-and-oarc-31/
 
Tech community has role to play in improving efficiency of cybernorms
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/20/tech-community-has-role-to-play-in-improving-efficiency-of-cybernorms/
 
Protecting users by securing email
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/19/protecting-users-by-securing-email/
 
Event Wrap: Peering Asia 3.0
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/19/event-wrap-peering-asia-3-0/
 
APNIC fee schedule change for all account holders from 1 January 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/18/apnic-fee-schedule-change-for-all-account-holders-from-1-january-2020/
 
M-Lab: measuring Internet performance in the Asia Pacific
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/17/m-lab-measuring-internet-performance-in-the-asia-pacific/
 
EU Policy Update – Wrapping up 2019
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-wrapping-up-2019.html
 
New integrated TLD dashboard on CENTRstats
https://www.centr.org/news/news/new-integrated-tld-dashboard-on-centrstats.html
 
From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/from-content-blocking-to-national-shutdowns-understanding-internet-disruptions/
 
Working together to build a bigger, stronger Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/working-together-to-build-bigger-stronger-internet/
 
Meet the 2020 ‘Futurecasters’
https://news.itu.int/meet-the-2020-futurecasters/
 
5 March: Symposium on the Future Networked Car within the Geneva Motor Show
https://news.itu.int/2020-symposium-future-networked-car-geneva-motor-show/
 
How Myanmar’s policies accelerated digital development
https://news.itu.int/how-myanmars-policies-accelerated-digital-development/
 
Register for IGF 2020 First Open Consultations & MAG meeting (14 – 16 January, Geneva)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-first-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting-0
 
Open Call: Feedback on IGF 2019 and Suggestions for IGF 2020
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/taking-stock-of-igf-2019-and-call-for-inputs-for-igf-2020
 
IGF 2019 DRAFT Chair’s Summary
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/9299/1809
 
Revisiting Reverse Domain Name Hijacking
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191217_revisiting_reverse_domain_
name_hijacking/

 
Afilias denies .org will go down post-acquisition
http://domainincite.com/25101-afilias-denies-org-will-go-down-post-acquisition
 
Palestine to release all one-character .ps domains, at a price
http://domainincite.com/25099-palestine-to-release-all-one-character-ps-domains-at-a-price
 
PIR thinks 20-year domain regs are a good idea
http://domainincite.com/25097-pir-thinks-20-year-domain-regs-are-a-good-idea
 
Q3 industry growth driven by .tk, .com and .icu
http://domainincite.com/25092-q3-industry-growth-driven-by-tk-com-and-icu
 
ICANN throws out second .org appeal, so URS stays
http://domainincite.com/25089-icann-throws-out-second-org-appeal-so-urs-stays
 
Warning (or threat?) prices must go up or .org will suffer DAYS of downtime
http://domainincite.com/25078-warning-or-threat-prices-must-go-up-or-org-will-suffer-days-of-downtime
 
Russian company approved as gTLD escrow provider
http://domainincite.com/25068-russian-company-approved-as-gtld-escrow-provider
 
Tuvalu Seeking To Capitalise On Online Video With .TV As Registry Rights Up For Renegotiation
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/30/tuvalu-capitalise-online-video-tv/
 
CentralNic Completes Acquisition of Team Internet
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/29/centralnic-completes-acquisition-of-team-internet/
 
.VU Moves On To Neustar’s Registry Platform
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/25/vu-moves-neustar-registry-platform/
 
Amazon Gets Christmas Present From ICANN Winning .AMAZON
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/24/amazon-christmas-present-icann/
 
3 of Top 10 TLDs Show Registrations Decline In last 12 Months: Verisign DNIB
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/20/top-tlds-show-registrations-decline-verisign-dnib/
 
Tokelau World’s Largest Country in Nominet’s ccTLD World Map
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/18/tokelau-largest-country-nominet-cctld-world-map/
 
EURid’s Award-Winning Domain Abuse Prevention System Wins Another Award
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/17/eurids-domain-abuse-prevention-system-another-award/
 
.VN Hits Half a Million
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/17/vn-hits-half-a-million/
 
Domain Pulse 2020 Conference Going to Innsbruck To Gaze Into A Crystal Ball

http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/16/domain-pulse-2020-conference-innsbruck/


Social Media


Indonesia, Australia, Portugal to develop Timor Leste’s web domain
https://en.antaranews.com/news/138536/indonesia-australia-portugal-to-develop-timor-lestes-web-domain
 
APTLD‘s Facebook
 page has now hit a milestone mark of 500 subscribers. Our thanks go to everyone and we promise we gotta try harder and do things better next year- because of you and for you! 
Best Wishes for a Joyful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! 
Fellowship Applications for APSIG 2020 are now open. Application deadline: 15 January 2020 23:59    Link
 
Apply Now for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions   Link
 
Facilitated by APTLD, the ccTLDs alliance to render technical assistance to. TL has caught Indonesian mass media’s attention Link  (the text is in Bahasa but easy to translate)
 
Nominet Releases Updated ccTLD Map   Link
 
Enroll in the ICANN’s NextGen Fellowship Program and let’s meet in KL   NextGen@ICANN   Video of Kuala Lumpur
 
APrIGF Kathmandu 2020: Fellowship Program 2020 Applications Open   Link
 
70 top hackers gather in Finland for the world’s first open 5G Cyber Security Hackathon
https://www.traficom.fi/en/news/70-top-hackers-around-world-gathered-finland-worlds-first-open-5g-cyber-security-hackathon-was
 
CENTR’s R&D working group recently met in Pisa, Italy – quick overview here
http://www.cnrweb.tv/the-15th-centr-rd-workshop-was-held-in-pisa/
For all Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts/

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


ICANN


Proposed Final Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-5-2019-12-23-en
 
Request for Proposal: IMRS Cluster (Singapore) Network Connectivity
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-4-2019-12-23-en
 
Request for Proposal: IMRS Cluster (Singapore) Co-Location
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2019-12-23-en
 
Request for Quotation: Network Equipment Refresh 2020
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-12-23-en
 
Request for Quotation: Server Equipment Refresh 2020
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-23-en
 
Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-20-en
 
Apply Now for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-18-en
 
Belgian Data Protection Authority Response to Proposed Unified Access Model
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-17-en
 
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-12-16-en
 
NextGen@ICANN68 Application Round Is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-16-en
 
(ccNSO)
Business continuity implementation guidance to small ccTLD operators: playbook now available

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-17dec19-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposal-future-rz-ksk-rollovers-2019-11-01-en
 
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/atrt3-draft-report-2019-12-16-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
 
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