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Newsletter (5 May 2020)
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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
   ¶ Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (30 April 2020)
■ Open APTLD surveys:
   (New*) Domain name auctions
   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ap_domain_auctions
   Conflicts between ADR proceedings and injunctions
   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APTLD_survey_Conflicts_between_ADR_injunctions
   Registration and Renewal fees
   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aptld_cctldpricing
   APTLD survey Lessons from the Lockdown

   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aptld_survey_lockdown


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Keeping your .au website secure and SEO friendly
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/keeping-your-au-website-secure-and-seo-friendly
 
The evolving sophistication of COVID-19 themed cyber attacks
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/evolving-sophistication-covid-19-themed-cyber-attacks
 
Demonstrating operational preparedness in the face of a crisis
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/demonstrating-operational-preparedness-face-crisis
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Reports First Quarter 2020 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc
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(.MY  MYNIC)
4th Phase of Movement Control Order (MCO) – MYNIC remain Working from Home (WFH) following extension of MCO till 12 May 2020
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/4th-phase-of-movement-control-order-mco-mynic-remain-working-from-home-wfh-following-extension-of-mco-till-12-may-2020/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Update: The .nz Advisory Panel’s review extended due to Covid-19
https://internetnz.nz/blog/update-nz-advisory-panel%E2%80%99s-review-extended-due-covid-19
 
.nz usage surges during COVID-19 level 4
https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-usage-surges-during-covid-19-level-4
 
Keep up the good work: new sponsorships agreed
https://internetnz.nz/blog/keep-good-work-new-sponsorships-agreed
 
How are we adapting to working from home?
https://internetnz.nz/blog/how-are-we-adapting-working-home
 
Upskill with online courses from your bubble
https://internetnz.nz/blog/upskill-online-courses-your-bubble
 
DNC: COVID-19
https://www.dnc.org.nz/covid-19
 
DNC Newsletter April 2020
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1961
 
(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
THE NATIONAL DOMAIN OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN .UZ IS 25 YEARS OLD!
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1467
 
(.VU  TRBR)
GURL Guideline for National Type Approval Framework & SRDs
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/guidelines/gurl-guideline-for-national-type-approval-framework-srds/794-gurl-guideline-for-national-type-approval-framework-srds
 
2019 Audited Financial Reports
https://www.trbr.vu/en/about-us/trr-audited-financial-reports/2019/792-2019-audited-financial-reports
 
Speculations on 5G as the cause of COVID-19
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/press-releases/2020/791-speculations-on-5g-as-the-cause-of-covid-19
 
(.WF  Afnic)
COVID-19: The Afnic Foundation is financing new projects to reduce the digital inequalities
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11995/show/covid-19-the-afnic-foundation-is-financing-new-projects-to-reduce-the-digital-inequalities.html
 
(Afilias)
New MailYourBallot.vote site supports Vote-by-Mail amid COVID concerns
https://afilias.info/news/2020/05/04/new-mailyourballotvote-site-supports-vote-mail-amid-covid-concerns
 
ILOVE.PR – Prime Domains Released for the PR Industry
https://afilias.info/news/2020/04/27/ilovepr-prime-domains-released-pr-industry
 
Blacknight Chooses Afilias for Managed DNS with Anycast
https://afilias.info/news/2020/04/21/blacknight-chooses-afilias-managed-dns-anycast
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Bolsters Marketing Solutions Business with New Hire
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-bolsters-marketing-solutions-business-with-new-hire
 
(.DE  DENIC)
2019 DENIC Domain Statistics
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/2019-denic-domain-statistics/
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Well.ME Helps You Stay in Touch With Your Health
https://domain.me/well-me-helps-you-stay-in-touch-with-your-health/
 
Why LinkedIn is Not the Only Answer for Freelance Career
https://domain.me/why-linkedin-is-not-the-answer-for-a-freelance-career/
 
How to Start Your Freelance Career
https://domain.me/how-to-start-your-freelance-career/
 
6 Ways in How We at .ME Responded to the Coronavirus Crisis
https://domain.me/6-ways-in-how-we-at-me-responded-to-the-coronavirus-crisis/
 
How Video Games Improve Cognitive Development
https://domain.me/how-video-games-improve-cognitive-development/
 
Dibz.Me, The Ultimate Link Prospecting Tool
https://domain.me/dibz-me-the-ultimate-link-prospecting-tool/
 
(.RU  CC for .RU/.РФ)
Registrations of coronavirus-related domains slows down
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25748/
 
Russian judicial practice with respect to domain disputes becomes more consistent
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25741/
 
Registration of coronavirus-related domains levels off
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25721/
 
Russian domain market during coronavirus
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25722/
 
Results of the Real Project School competition
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25724/
 
Поддерживаю.РФ: new project of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25714/
 
AGAVA Hosting’s accreditation canceled
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25715/
 
Less coronavirus-related domains being registered

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25697/


Others
 

Should I run RPKI-RTR in the cloud?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/05/should-i-run-rpki-rtr-in-the-cloud/
 
Lessons from deploying DNSSEC in Mongolia
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/04/lessons-from-deploying-dnssec-in-mongolia/
 
How to: Build an XDP based BGP peering router
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/30/how-to-build-an-xdp-based-bgp-peering-router/
 
How do you know what time it is?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/28/how-do-you-know-what-time-it-is/
 
Detecting Linux kernel process masquerading with command line forensics
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/27/detecting-linux-kernel-process-masquerading-with-command-line-forensics/
 
3BB helps grow IPv6 capability in Thailand
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/24/3bb-helps-grow-ipv6-capability-in-thailand/
 
APNIC 50 Update
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/24/apnic-50-update/
 
Balancing security, privacy and convenience
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/22/balancing-security-privacy-and-convenience/
 
RPKI and Trust Anchors
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/21/rpki-and-trust-anchors/
 
Measures taken by registries to help tackle COVID-19 related online abuse
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/registries-and-covid-abuse.html
 
CENTR publishes its CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q4/2019
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-centrstats-global-tld-report-q4-2019.html
 
Postponement of ITU Digital World 2020
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/STMNT02-2020-Postponement-of-ITU-Digital-World.aspx
 
Unleashing information technology to defeat COVID-19
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/STMNT02-2020-who-itu-joint-statement-covid-19-be-healthy-be-mobile.aspx
 
Received IGF WS Proposals 2020
http://intgovforum.org/multilingual/workshop-proposals-2020
 
UK Government gives grant for redevelopment of IGF website
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/uk-government-funds-major-redevelopment-of-igf-website
 
Call for IGF 2020 Remote Hubs
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-remote-hubs
 
New MAG Chair’s Blog
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/mag-chair-s-blog
 
The Week in Internet News: Classroom in a Car
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/the-week-in-internet-news-classroom-in-a-car/
 
ISOC: Our Work to Make the Internet for Everyone Marches On
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/our-work-to-make-the-internet-for-everyone-marches-on/
 
Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2020
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/nominations-open-jonathan-b-postel-service-award-2020/
 
Discussion Paper Now Available about the New-IP Proposal
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/discussion-paper-now-available-about-the-new-ip-proposal/
 
Friend request: How India’s battle with Facebook will change the internet
https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Cover-Story/Friend-request-How-India-s-battle-with-Facebook-will-change-the-internet
 
The Week in Internet News: Schools Still Face Equipment Challenges for Virtual Learning
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/the-week-in-internet-news-schools-still-face-equipment-challenges-for-virtual-learning/
 
Final Results of the 2020 Board Elections and IETF Selection
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/final-results-of-the-2020-board-elections-and-ietf-selection/
 
Internet Society Foundation Announces New Emergency Response Grant Programme
https://www.itweb.co.za/content/Olx4z7kn69pv56km
 
ICANN Board Rejects the Proposed Sale of .ORG to Ethos Capital
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200430-icann-board-rejects-the-proposed-sale-of-org-to-ethos-capital/
 
The .org deal may be dead and buried, but calls remain for PIR to lose its contract
http://domainincite.com/25499-the-org-deal-may-be-dead-and-buried-but-calls-remain-for-pir-to-lose-its-contract
 
“Dangerous precedent” as ICANN rejects $1.13 billion .org buyout
http://domainincite.com/25497-dangerous-precedent-as-icann-rejects-1-13-billion-org-buyout
 
Domain industry likely to suffer from coronavirus as ICANN slashes budget by 8%
http://domainincite.com/25487-domain-industry-likely-to-suffer-from-coronavirus-as-icann-slashes-budget-by-8
 
ICANN meeting got “Zoombombed” with offensive material
http://domainincite.com/25476-icann-meeting-got-zoombombed-with-offensive-material
 
CentralNic does not expect big coronavirus impact as it posts almost-doubled revenue for 2019
http://domainincite.com/25474-centralnic-does-not-expect-big-coronavirus-impact-as-it-posts-almost-doubled-revenue-for-2019
 
Verisign expects to sell fewer domains because of coronavirus
http://domainincite.com/25471-verisign-expects-to-sell-fewer-domains-because-of-coronavirus
 
Coronavirus lockdown is working out great for at least one registry
http://domainincite.com/25454-coronavirus-lockdown-is-working-out-great-for-at-least-one-registry
 
Coronavirus could cause “high risk of widespread outages”, ICANN says
http://domainincite.com/25449-coronavirus-could-cause-high-risk-of-widespread-outages-icann-says
 
Free domains registrar gets FOURTH breach notice
http://domainincite.com/25447-free-domains-registrar-gets-fourth-breach-notice
 
EURid Q1 Results Show Growth
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/05/05/eurid-q1-results-show-growth/
 
NamesCon Europe Cancelled
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/05/03/namescon-europe-cancelled/
 
EURid Registry Platform Under Attack

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/04/30/eurid-registry-platform-under-attack/


Social Media


Check out the latest gloabl registrations stats from CENTR:https://stats.centr.org/stats/global
 
Todays is a special day for .UZ and we are happy to congratulate our colleagues at UZINFOCOM, an APTLD Member, on the 25th anniversary of the ccTLD and wish every success in their most daring endeavors. The APTLD community takes a special pride in having been recognized as the first I* organization Uzbekistan decided to join as a Member and we keep great memories about UZINFOCOM’s extraordinary hospitality and an outstanding celebration of APTLD’s 20th anniversary in Tashkent in 2018.
Happy 25th anniversary, .UZ! and here is to new achievements and breakthroughs for the nation and the world!
 
VNNIC is celebrating its 20th anniversary and we’re happy to offer our most heartfelt congratulations to the team working so hard for the country and the global Internet. We’re proud to have VNNIC as a long-standing Member of APTLD – and thank them for generously sharing with the community their best features the embodiment of which became a specially designed logo which holds, Innovate-Breakthrough-Stay Successful.
Happy 20th Birthday, VNNIC!


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ICANN


Webinar Invitation: PTI FY21-FY24 Strategic Plan
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-30-en
 
Request for Proposal for Root Zone Update Process Study
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-28-en
 
Proposed FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and Proposed for Board Adoption FY21 Operating Plan and Budget Published
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-04-27-en
 
NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN69 Is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-27-en
 
ICANN Systems Controls Validated by Annual IANA Functions Audit
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-22-en
 
ICANN Announces Webinar to Discuss the Revised Proposed FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and FY21 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-04-20-en
 
Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-20-en
 
(ccNSO)
The April 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-28apr20-en.htm
 
Register for the ccPDP on Retirement Working Group Webinars: Draft Final Report
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-22apr20-en.htm
 
Interim Report on the Retirement of ccTLDs Soon Available for Public Comment: Register now for the upcoming ccPDP3-ret webinars

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-22apr20-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Addendum to the 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-addendum-2020-03-26-en
 
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level Version 2
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2-2020-03-30-en
 
ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/africa-regional-plan-fy21-25-2020-04-15-en
 
Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-fy21-24-strategic-plan-2020-04-20-en