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Newsletter (13 July 2020)
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Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Two years on for Afilias Australia and .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/two-years-afilias-australia-and-au
 
3 ways to make sure your .au domain name is compliant
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/3-ways-make-sure-your-au-domain-name-compliant
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Combatting Illegal Online Opioid Sales in the COVID-19 Era
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/combatting-illegal-online-opioid-sales-in-the-covid-19-era/
 
Verisign to Report Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
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(.MO  MONIC)
Change of Office Hours of Macao Network Information Centre (MONIC)
https://www.monic.mo/html/notice/2020/monic_OfficeTime_note_0630_eng.html
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
DNC Newsletter July 2020
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1979
 
(.SB  Our Telekom)
New Australian TV programs broadcast on TTV1
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/new-australian-tv-programs-broadcast-on-ttv1/
 
(.VU  TRBR)
Interference on Vodafone mobile network is NOW RESOLVED
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/press-releases/2020/798-interference-on-vodafone-mobile-network-is-now-resolved
 
(.WF  AFNIC)
The Global Domain Name Market in 2019: will newTLDs create a sensation?
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12097/show/the-global-domain-name-market-in-2019-will-newtlds-create-a-sensation.html
 
Gandi and Isoc France elected to the Afnic Board of Trustees
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12102/show/gandi-and-isoc-france-elected-to-the-afnic-board-of-trustees.html
 
Afnic launches a series of debates on the fight against online abuse
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12087/show/afnic-launches-a-series-of-debates-on-the-fight-against-online-abuse.html
 
(Netnod)
Summer reading – Netnod Q1 and Q2 roundup
https://press.netnod.se/posts/blogposts/summer-reading—netnod-q1-and-q2-roundup
 
(.DE  DENIC)
DENIC Report 2019/2020: Essential Contribution to the Well-Functioning of an ever more Digital Society
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-report-20192020-essential-contribution-to-the-well-functioning-of-a-german-society-that-is-g/
 
DENIC among Active Contributors to the European Data Infrastructure GAIA-X
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-ist-aktiver-mitgestalter-der-europaeischen-dateninfrastruktur-gaia-x/
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Children Coding: Languages of the Future
https://domain.me/children-coding-languages-of-the-future/
 
Brent Galloway: A Designer Who Makes Merch That Moves
https://domain.me/brent-galloway-a-designer-who-makes-merch-that-moves/
 
Marketing Skills Every Freelancer Should Know
https://domain.me/marketing-skills-every-freelancer-should-know/
 
Dan Mall: A Designer You Can Learn From
https://domain.me/dan-mall-a-designer-you-can-learn-from/
 
(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
WHOIS+, a new service of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26127/
 
How .RU and .РФ are surviving the lockdown
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26126/
 
Distance learning: A response to contemporary challenges?
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26118/
 
Applications for Internet Governance Summer School are now open
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26117/
 
Educational guides for Russian internet users
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26114/
 
Coronavirus-related domain registrations pick up pace
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26103/
 
ICANN68 concludes
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26102/
 
Multilingual internet impossible without Universal Acceptance
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26096/
 
.РФ: easy to remember, hard to forget

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26095/


Others
 

APrIGF 2020 Election Process Announcement
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2020/aprigf-election-2020-election-process-announcement.html
 
Take the 2020 APNIC Survey
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/13/take-the-2020-apnic-survey/
 
The BGP Tuner: intuitive anycast management
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/06/29/the-bgp-tuner-intuitive-anycast-management/
 
Network Monitoring as a Service (NMaaS)
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/06/30/network-monitoring-as-a-service-nmaas/
 
Event Wrap: GFCE-V Meeting 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/01/event-wrap-gfce-v-meeting-2020/
 
Event Wrap: DNS OARC 32a
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/01/event-wrap-dns-oarc-32a/
 
Wirediff: a new tool to diff network captures
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/01/wirediff-a-new-tool-to-diff-network-captures/
 
DNS RPZ: Using the DNS as a layer of defence
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/02/dns-rpz-using-the-dns-as-a-layer-of-defence/
 
Event Wrap: PITA Technical and Business Session
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/03/event-wrap-pita-technical-and-business-session/
 
One year of BGP (in)security
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/03/one-year-of-bgp-insecurity/
 
Reclaiming unused IPv4 address space
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/06/reclaiming-unused-ipv4-address-space/
 
How to detect if your domains are being abused for phishing attacks
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/07/how-to-detect-if-your-domains-are-being-abused-for-phishing-attacks/
 
Event Wrap: ROW #9
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/08/event-wrap-row-9/
 
HTTPS — How it protects browser users on the Internet today
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/08/https-how-it-protects-browser-users-on-the-internet-today/
 
APNIC Community Honeynet Project: behind the scenes
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/09/apnic-community-honeynet-project-behind-the-scenes/
 
Why has DNSSEC increased in some economies and not others?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/10/why-has-dnssec-increased-in-some-economies-and-not-others/
 
Press send to help secure email around the globe
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/07/13/press-send-to-help-secure-email-around-the-globe/
 
EU Policy Update – June 2020
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-june-2020.html
 
CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN68
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-icann68.html
 
An International Centre of Digital Innovation for Geneva, Switzerland and the world
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr11-2020-ITU-TRA-UAE-International-Centre-Digital-Innovation-Geneva.aspx
 
Benin launches a new National Cybersecurity Strategy
https://news.itu.int/benin-launches-a-new-national-cybersecurity-strategy/
 
International standards for an AI-enabled future
https://news.itu.int/international-standards-for-an-ai-enabled-future/
 
4 key takeaways from the new Global E-waste Monitor 2020
https://news.itu.int/4-key-takeaways-from-the-new-global-e-waste-monitor-2020/
 
How UAE is boosting its digital transformation in the face of COVID-19
https://news.itu.int/how-uae-is-boosting-its-digital-transformation-in-the-face-of-covid-19/
 
The Week in Internet News: Google to Pay Some News Publishers
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/06/the-week-in-internet-news-google-to-pay-some-news-publishers/
 
Beyond the Usual: Challenges, Opportunities, and Insights in Asia-Pacific
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/06/beyond-the-usual-challenges-opportunities-and-insights-in-asia-pacific/
 
Internet Society Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in COVID-19 Response Grants
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/07/internet-society-foundation-announces-1-5-million-in-covid-19-response-grants/
 
The Internet “Just Works”: The EARN IT Act Threatens That and More
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/07/the-internet-just-works-the-earn-it-act-threatens-that-and-more/
 
Latest U.S. ‘Anti-Encryption’ Bill Threatens Security of Millions
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/07/latest-u-s-anti-encryption-bill-threatens-security-of-millions/
 
The Week in Internet News: Facebook Faces Advertising Boycott
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/07/the-week-in-internet-news-facebook-faces-advertising-boycott/
 
Member News: Chapters Focus on Encryption
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/07/member-news-chapters-focus-on-encryption/
 
IXPs: Keeping Local Infrastructure Resilient during COVID-19
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/07/ixps-keeping-local-infrastructure-resilient-during-covid-19/
 
Chapter Training Program 2020: The Power of Us!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/07/chapter-training-program-2020-the-power-of-us/
 
Alphabet’s Loon Goes Live With Its Commercial Internet Service in Kenya
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200707-loon-goes-live-with-its-commercial-internet-service-in-kenya/
 
Trump Admin Ramping Up Attacks on GDPR – Says It Helps Cybercrime, Threatens Public Health
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200630-trump-admin-ramping-up-attacks-on-gdpr-says-it-helps-cybercrime/
 
Does ICANN have a race problem?
http://domainincite.com/25651-does-icann-have-a-race-problem
 
World’s most deluded new gTLD applicant makes coronavirus pitch
http://domainincite.com/25653-worlds-most-deluded-new-gtld-applicant-makes-coronavirus-pitch
 
GoDaddy domains doing just fine during pandemic, lays off hundreds anyway
http://domainincite.com/25659-godaddy-domains-doing-just-fine-during-pandemic-lays-off-hundreds-anyway
 
NamesCon Online ticket prices and name change revealed
http://domainincite.com/25662-namescon-online-ticket-prices-and-name-change-revealed
 
Coronavirus helps .nl beat 6 million regs
http://domainincite.com/25664-coronavirus-helps-nl-beat-6-million-regs
 
First deadbeat dot-brand ripped from the root
http://domainincite.com/25666-first-deadbeat-dot-brand-ripped-from-the-root
 
Mucho weirdness as Google “forgets” to renew major domain
http://domainincite.com/25668-mucho-weirdness-as-google-forgets-to-renew-major-domain
 
One.com Acquires GratisDNS / Larsen Data
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/07/10/one-com-acquires-gratisdns-larsen-data/
 
IE Domain Registration Volumes Up Dramatically
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/07/09/ie-domain-registration-volumes-up-dramatically/
 
Me Domains to Hike up Prices 10%
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/07/08/me-domains-to-hike-up-prices-10/
 
RIPE Appoints New Chair and Vice Chair
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/07/02/ripe-appoints-new-chair-and-vice-chair/Africa DNS Forum Goes Virtual

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/06/29/africa-dns-forum-goes-virtual/


ICANN


The Eighth Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum 2020 Goes Virtual
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-07-06-en
 
First ICANN Managed Root Server Instance Installed in Palau
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-07-02-en
 
Webinar Invitation: Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Final Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-06-29-en
 
Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 4 (RZ-LGR-4)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rz-lgr-4-2020-06-29-en
 
(ccNSO)
Board Seat 12 nominations – extension acceptance deadline and revised timeline.
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-08jul20-en.htm
 
closure: call for nominations ICANN Board Seat 12

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-01jul20-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Strategic Plan for FY2021-2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lac-regional-strategic-plan-2021-2025-2020-06-01-en
 
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/atrt3-final-report-2020-06-16-en
 
Enhancing the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model – Next Steps
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/multistakeholder-model-next-steps-2020-06-04-en
 
Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone Version 4 (RZ-LGR-4)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rz-lgr-4-2020-06-29-en