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Newsletter (13 January 2020)
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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (10 Jan 2020)

■ Reminder: Members Satisfaction Survey 2019 (Close date extended to 25 Jan 2020)    Link


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
In Convo: Selina Tomasich from hairaid.org.au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/convo-selina-tomasich-hairaidorgau
 
What’s coming for .au in 2020
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/whats-coming-au-2020
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
ICANN and Verisign Announce Proposed Amendment to .COM Registry Agreement
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2
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Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2
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(.NZ  InternetNZ)
New Community grants round open
https://internetnz.nz/community-grants
 
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Publishes a Public Consultation on a Regulation and a Policy related to Quality of Retail Communication Services Provided to the Public
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-a-public-consultation
 
(.SA  SaudiNIC)
Publication of Updated Version of SaudiNIC Registration Regulation
https://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_178
 
(.SB  Solomon Telekom)
Customer Advisory #2 | Mobile Internet Performance Update
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/customer-advisory-2-mobile-internet-performance-update/
 
Mobile Internet Performance Update
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/mobile-internet-performance-update/
 
(Neustar)
Neustar’s Suzanne Charleston Receives 2019 FedHealthIT 100 Award
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/suzanne-charleston-receives-2019-fedhealthit-100-award
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Would your kid rather give up sugar than texting?
https://domain.me/would-your-kid-rather-give-up-sugar-than-texting/
 
Chkout.ME: Your Ticket to Fast Digital Payments
https://domain.me/chkout-me-your-ticket-to-fast-digital-payments/
 
New Year Resolutions for Your Personal Website
https://domain.me/new-year-resolutions-for-your-personal-website/
 
10 Awesome Educational Podcasts
https://domain.me/10-awesome-educational-podcasts/
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Season’s greetings!
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25285/
 
New year with innovation

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25282/


Others
 

Open Call for 2021 Local Host Now!
https://www.aprigf.asia/hosting_aprigf.html
 
An RFC a day reveals an Internet in the making
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/13/an-rfc-a-day-reveals-an-internet-in-the-making/
 
When to use and not use BBR
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/10/when-to-use-and-not-use-bbr/
 
What is the DNS anyway?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/09/what-is-the-dns-anyway/
 
Funding to connect the remaining unconnected in Asia Pacific
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/08/funding-to-connect-the-remaining-unconnected-in-asia-pacific/
 
Monitoring JavaScript with VisibleV8
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/07/monitoring-javascript-with-visiblev8/
 
Nominations to the APNIC EC now open
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/06/nominations-to-the-apnic-ec-now-open-2/
 
Three of the best: Development
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/06/three-of-the-best-development-3/
 
Event Wrap: inSIG 2019 and bdIGF 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/03/event-wrap-insig-2019-and-bdigf-2019/
 
Three of the best: Cybersecurity
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/03/three-of-the-best-cybersecurity-3/
 
Three of the best: How to
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/01/02/three-of-the-best-how-to-2/
 
Three of the best: Geoff Huston
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/31/three-of-the-best-geoff-huston-2/
 
‘Major Initiatives in Cybersecurity’ Shows Everyone Can Contribute to Trust
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/01/major-initiatives-in-cybersecurity-shows-everyone-can-contribute-to-trust/
 
Indian Community Making the Right Connections
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/01/indian-community-making-the-right-connections/
 
Fourth Annual inSIG Boosts India’s Capacity to Shape the Internet’s Future
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/01/fourth-annual-insig-boosts-indias-capacity-to-shape-the-internets-future/
 
Member News: Internet Society Highlights from 2019
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/member-news-internet-society-highlights-from-2019/
 
Futurecasters Global Young Visionaries Summit kicks off in Geneva
https://news.itu.int/futurecasters-global-young-visionaries-summit-kicks-off-in-geneva/
 
Futurecasters Summit: Let’s hear from the young visionaries
https://news.itu.int/futurecasters-summit-lets-hear-from-the-young-visionaries/
 
Register for IGF 2020 First Open Consultations & MAG meeting (14 – 16 January, Geneva) & check Draft Agenda
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-first-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting
 
The Number Resource Organization (NRO) Issues Inspection Request to ICANN Concerning the .ORG Sale
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191231_nro_issues_inspection_request
_to_icann_for_dot_org_sale/

 
Microsoft Takes Legal Action Against North Korean Cybercrime Group, Takes Down 50 Domains
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191230_microsoft_takes_legal_action_
against_north_korean_cybercrime_group/

 
U.N. Approves Resolution to Combat Cybercrime Despite Opposition From E.U., the U.S. and Others
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191230_un_approves_resolution_to_
combat_cybercrime_despite_opposition/

 
Donuts Partnership With UFTAA Sees Members Get .TRAVEL Domains For Big Member’s Discount
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/01/11/donuts-uftaa-travel-members-discount/
 
.GAY Launching Sunrise For Trademark Holders In February
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/01/10/gay-launching-sunrise-february/
 
.PS Added One Character Domains As Premiums On 6 January
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/01/10/ps-one-character-domains-premiums/
 
Half Price .MY Domains For Differently Abled Malaysians
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/01/06/half-price-my-domains-differently-abled-malaysians/
 
EURid On Brexit Impact, State of the Market, 2020, Are More New gTLDs Warranted And How Industry Should Focus on Quality, Not Quantity
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/01/07/eurid-brexit-market-2020-quality-not-quantity/
 
.PT Has Best Year Ever For New Registrations In 2019
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/01/06/pt-best-year-ever-2019/
 
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/
 
Secrets of the .org deal revealed, but much info remains private
http://domainincite.com/25176-25176
 
Registrar terminated after what looks like domain hijacking
http://domainincite.com/25174-registrar-terminated-after-what-looks-like-domain-hijacking
 
NamesCon publishes full agenda for debut Austin conference
http://domainincite.com/25172-namescon-publishes-full-agenda-for-debut-austin-conference
 
.gay prices and availability revealed as registry promises to give 20% of revenue to charity
http://domainincite.com/25169-gay-prices-and-availability-revealed-as-registry-promises-to-give-20-of-revenue-to-charity
 
Now .org critics actually want to take over the registry, blocking billion-dollar sale
http://domainincite.com/25154-now-org-critics-actually-want-to-take-over-the-registry-blocking-billion-dollar-sale
 
Verisign pays ICANN $20 million and gets to raise .com prices again
http://domainincite.com/25129-breaking-verisign-pays-icann-20-million-and-gets-to-raise-com-prices-again
 
ICANN predicts shrinkage in new gTLD sector
http://domainincite.com/25125-icann-predicts-shrinkage-in-new-gtld-sector
 
ASO uses super powers to demand ICANN turn over .org buyout docs
http://domainincite.com/25118-aso-uses-super-powers-to-demand-icann-turn-over-org-buyout-docs
 
Now PIR rubbishes .org “downtime” claims
http://domainincite.com/25116-now-pir-rubbishes-org-downtime-claims
 
DI Leaders Roundtable #4 — Big predictions for 2020
http://domainincite.com/25103-di-leaders-roundtable-4-big-predictions-for-2020
 
Canadian Domain Registry Offers Free Canadian Stock Images
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/01/02/canadian-domain-registry-offers-free-canadian-stock-images/
 
IP Numbers Types Flex Muscles in PIR Debacle

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/12/31/ip-numbers-types-flex-muscles-in-pir-debacle/


Social Media


APTLD77- Braving the Challenge, Beating the Odds.
The number of confirmed registrations for APTLD77 has now hit the grand master mark of over 100 – and there are another 40 days to go! Thank you, the APTLD community, for your commitment and courage, and a great manifestation of our solidarity with the people of Australia – no calamity can stop us!
 
Our deepest condolences to the .OM team and the people of Oman on the passing of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman.
 
UZ has got a new CEO – Mr. Emil Gimranov has been formally appinted to run UZINFOCOM. APTLD Members May remember him from APTLD74 in Tashkent where he was running the backend logistics preparations for the Meeting. We wish Emil best of luck.     News (In Russian)
 
InternetNZ: We are excited to announce that we have a new grants round open. Aligning with our strategic goal to promote digital inclusion, we will prioritise funding applications in this area. We also seek to support other projects and research. You can find out more on our website (http://internetnz.nz/community-grants), or apply here: https://internetnz.smartygrants.com.au/GrantsRound
 
APTLD is monitoring the bush fire situation in Australia and will provide updates to members in the lead up to its upcoming meeting in Melbourne in February.  For real time updates of air pollution in Melbourne:http://aqicn.org/map/melbourne/
 

To all ccTLDs: please review and update your IDN status on the interactive map at https://stats.centr.org/stats/idns


For all Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts/

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


ICANN


Update on Proposed Acquisition of Public Interest Registry (PIR) by Ethos Capital
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-11-en
 
ICANN68 Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program Application Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-08-en
 
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3): Webinar on Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-07-en
 
ICANN and Verisign Announce Proposed Amendment to .COM Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-01-03-en
 
Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-03-en
 
Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2024-2028 and Revised Dates in 2022
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-01-02-en
 
(ccNSO)
Call for volunteers ccNSO Meeting Programme Committee (MPC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-09jan20-en.htm
 
Tech Day at ICANN67 – Call for Presentations – 9 January 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09jan20-en.htm
 
Join the February 2020 ccNSO community webinar
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-07jan20-en.htm
 
ccNSO appointed members to the Root Server System Governance Working Group
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06jan20-en.htm
 
December 2019 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter out now

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-31dec19-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 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