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Newsletter (23 March 2020)
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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
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   ¶ Agenda under the Public Comment Period (check your email)
■ A Pilot “How-To” Webinar for APTLD Members    View
■ APTLD Fellowship Programs Are Put on Hold    View

■ APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (19 March 2020)    View


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Vale Peter Tonoli
https://www.auda.org.au/news/vale-peter-tonoli/
 
Update on auDA’s progress implementing the 2017 Government Review recommendations
https://www.auda.org.au/news/update-on-audas-progress-implementing-the-2017-government-review-recommendations/
 
auDA donating $41,712 to help rebuild bushfire-affected communities
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-donates-41712-to-help-rebuild-bushfire-affected-communities/
 
Registrar Profile: Education Services Australia
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/registrar-profile-education-services-australia
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Q4 2019 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows To 362.3 Million Domain Name Registrations In The Fourth Quarter Of 2019
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-q4-2019-domain-name-industry-brief-internet-grows-to-362-3-million-domain-name-registrations-in-the-fourth-quarter-of-2019/
 
(.HK  HKIRC)
Annual General Meeting 2020 And Nomination for the Election of Board of Directors 2020/2021
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/information/details/25/
 
(.IN  NIXI)
The eight new .भारत IDN registrations are now in sunrise as of March 16th 2020. For more information, go-
https://www.registry.in/internationalized-domain-names-idns
 
(.MY  MYNIC)
Emergency Maintenance for Service Enhancement
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/emergency-maintenance-for-service-enhancement-2/
 
MYNIC closed temporarily due to COVID19 Outbreak
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/mynic-closed-temporarily-due-to-covid19-outbreak/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Digital inclusion essential for COVID-19 response
https://internetnz.nz/news/digital-inclusion-essential-covid-19-response
 
Christchurch and the Internet: a year on
https://internetnz.nz/blog/christchurch-and-internet-year
 
COVID-19: InternetNZ’s preparedness exercise
https://internetnz.nz/blog/covid-19-internetnzs-preparedness-exercise
 
7 little known facts about .nz
https://blog.nzrs.net.nz/7-little-known-facts-about-nz/
 
DNC: Notices and Alerts
https://www.dnc.org.nz/notices-and-alerts
 
(.SG  SGNIC)
Mandating VerifiedID@SG Scheme on Domain Name Registered before 2 May 2013 when Registrant Identity/Information Changed
https://www.sgnic.sg/mandating-verifiedid%40sg-scheme-on-domain-name-registered-before-2-may-2013-when-registrant-identity-information-changed.html
 
(.TH  THNIC)
Postponement of Domain Name Management System’s Maintenance on March 28, 2020
https://www.thnic.or.th/en/dnmspostpone_en/
 
(.WF  Afnic)
Digital prevention: Afnic joins the CNIL network ‘Educnum’
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11930/show/digital-prevention-afnic-joins-the-cnil-network-educnum.html
 
(Afilias)
Afilias: Responding to COVID-19
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/afilias-responding-covid-19
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Significantly Multiplies IP Geolocation Data Accuracy For Compliance, Risk, And Security Use Cases
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-significantly-multiplies-ip-geolocation-data-accuracy-for-compliance-risk-and-security-use-cases
 
(Netnod)
Internet in Sweden continues to work well
https://www.netnod.se/news/internet-in-sweden-continues-to-work-well
 
State of the Internet in Sweden
https://www.netnod.se/blog/state-internet-sweden-2020-03-17
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Remote work: How to Productively Work from Home
https://domain.me/remote-work-how-to-productively-work-from-home/
 
Do You Need a Degree to Be a Graphic Designer?
https://domain.me/do-you-need-a-degree-to-be-a-graphic-designer/
 
Remote Working Tools for Any Business
https://domain.me/remote-working-tools-for-any-business/
 
The Unlikely Case You’ll Run Away from the Burnout
https://domain.me/the-unlikely-case-youll-run-away-from-the-burnout/
 
Cyberbullying: Coping Mechanisms for Kids
https://domain.me/cyberbullying-coping-mechanisms-for-kids/
 
Make Your eCommerce Website Great With Mindsize.me
https://domain.me/make-your-ecommerce-great-with-mindsize-me/
 
Graphic Design 101 Starter Kit: Job Possibilities
https://domain.me/graphic-design-101-starter-kit-job-possibilities/
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Internet Dictionary updated
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25522/
 
Viktoria Bunchuk appointed as press secretary for TLD .RU/.РФ Coordination Center
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25515/
 
Russian Internet Governance Forum postponed until fall 2020
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25509/
 
ICANN67 Public Meeting demonstrates uniting power of internet
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25489/
 
RIGF 2020 Organizing Committee monitors epidemiological situation
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25488/
 
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ prioritizes Russian national domains’ reliable infrastructure
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25486/
 
First Youth Russian Internet Governance Forum to take place at Skoltech

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25495/


Others
 

Providing New Zealand with congestion free Internet
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/20/providing-new-zealand-with-congestion-free-internet/
 
Tell us what you want to read
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/19/tell-us-what-you-want-to-read/
 
Event Wrap: SITA IT Security Seminar
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/17/event-wrap-sita-it-security-seminar/
 
Supporting responsible state behaviour online, one byte at a time
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/17/supporting-responsible-state-behaviour-online-one-byte-at-a-time/
 
APNIC and COVID-19
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/16/apnic-and-covid-19/
 
Revocation: is there a better way to secure certificates?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/16/revocation-is-there-a-better-way-to-secure-certificates/
 
Looking at your network from the outside in
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/13/looking-at-your-network-from-the-outside-in/
 
Event Wrap: PhNOG 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/11/event-wrap-phnog-2020/
 
What are the best practices for the Internet?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/11/what-are-the-best-practices-for-the-internet/
 
Why is so much Internet traffic leaving Pakistan?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/10/why-is-so-much-internet-traffic-leaving-pakistan/
 
CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN67
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-icann67.html
 
EU Policy Update – February 2020
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-february-2020.html
 
IGF 2020 Outreach Webinar
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-outreach-webinar
 
ITU launches new guidelines to assist countries develop national emergency telecommunication plans
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR05-2020-new-guidelines-for-national-emergency-telecommunication-plans.aspx
 
ITU reschedules two key conferences in response to COVID-19 to protect staff, speakers and delegates
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/MA02-2020-ITU-reschedules-two-conferences-in-response-to-COVID-19.aspx
 
Introducing the Internet Society’s 2019 Impact Report
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/introducing-the-internet-societys-2019-impact-report/
 
The Week in Internet News: Coronavirus Shutdowns Expose Digital Divide
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/the-week-in-internet-news-coronavirus-shutdowns-expose-digital-divide/
 
To make the move to IPv6, agencies need to make this a mission, not an IT goal
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/reporters-notebook-jason-miller/2020/03/to-make-the-move-to-ipv6-agencies-need-to-make-this-a-mission-not-an-it-goal/
 
Working from Home: Keeping It Secure and Private
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/working-from-home-keeping-it-secure-and-private/
 
Core Internet players will ‘easily absorb’ COVID-19-induced traffic surge, Internet Society says
https://www.lightreading.com/optical-ip/fttx/core-internet-players-will-easily-absorb-covid-19-induced-traffic-surge-internet-society-says/d/d-id/758202?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT
 
EU Commissioner Calls on Streaming Services to Switch Streaming Videos From HD to Standard Mode
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200319-eu-commissioner-calls-on-streaming-services-to-switchtostandard/
 
Public Interest Registry, ICANN Agree to Extend Deadline on Review of Proposed Acquisition of .ORG
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200318-pir-icann-agree-to-extend-deadline-on-acquisition-of-dot-org/
 
New York AG Asks Domain Name Registrars to Halt and De-list Domain Names Used for Coronavirus-Related Scams and Fake Remedies
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/21/new-york-ag-asks-domain-name-registrars-to-halt-and-de-list-domain-names-used-for-coronavirus-related-scams-and-fake-remedies/
 
.IL Now Allows Registrations Up To 5 Years
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/16/il-now-allows-registrations-up-to-5-years/
 
Microsoft and Partners Disrupt World’s Largest Online Criminal Network That Used 6 Million Domains In 25 Months
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/11/microsoft-and-partners-disrupt-worlds-largest-online-criminal-network-that-used-6-million-domains-in-25-months/
 
Facebook Wants Namecheap To Reveal Who’s Registering Infringing Domains
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/10/facebook-wants-namecheap-to-reveal-whos-registering-infringing-domains/
 
US senators tell ICANN to reject .org deal
http://domainincite.com/25342-us-senators-tell-icann-to-reject-org-deal
 
More domain industry response to coronavirus
http://domainincite.com/25333-more-domain-industry-response-to-coronavirus
 
.org decision delayed another month
http://domainincite.com/25334-org-decision-delayed-another-month
 
Not every coronavirus domain registrant is a douchebag
http://domainincite.com/25322-not-every-coronavirus-domain-registrant-is-a-douchebag
 
Roundup: domain industry starts to respond to coronavirus pandemic
http://domainincite.com/25319-roundup-domain-industry-starts-to-respond-to-coronavirus-pandemic
 
At ICANN 67, nobody knew you’re a dog
http://domainincite.com/25313-at-icann-67-nobody-knew-youre-a-dog
 
GoDaddy cancels in-person investor day over coronavirus fears
http://domainincite.com/25311-godaddy-cancels-in-person-investor-day-over-coronavirus-fears
 
ICANN chair: “all options open” on .org deal
http://domainincite.com/25299-icann-chair-all-options-open-on-org-deal
 
ICANN Hires New Head of Eastern Europe & Central Asia

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/03/18/icann-hires-new-head-of-eastern-europe-central-asia/


Social Media


In an effort to help the nation, UZINFOCOM, the. UZ registry and an APTLD has rolled out a great website (coronavirus.uz) about awareness raising on all the aspects associated with the combat against the disease. UZINFOCOM has moved fast to outpace domainers and register the domain name for the nation’s benefit.  Post
 
Happy Nouruz to those who celebrate the arrival of spring!   Post
 
NIXI (.IN) – Simple steps can help protect us and others from #COVID19: Reach out to 24×7 Control Room Helpline number +91-11-23978046 for support and technical assistance – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India   Post
 
MYNIC office will be closed temporarily from 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020. Nonetheless, we are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while keeping our business operational with minimal disruption.   Post
 
THNIC as rescue rangers: more faster Internet for the nation.  Post
 
Netnod: State of the Internet in Sweden 2020-03-17, This blog post is the first in a series where we try to assess the health of the Swedish Internet during this crisis. https://www.netnod.se/blog/state-internet-sweden-2020-03-17
 
Warmest congrats to Mikhail “Misha” Anisimov on his new position. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation across the post-Soviet space in Eurasia.
 
The community has just come to know him at APTLD77 and appreciated his kindness and a great sense of humor and it now came as a shock:Vale Peter Tonoli. Our thoughts and prayers are with Peter’s family.
 
(.dk) New head of customer service in DK Hostmaster: https://www.dk-hostmaster.dk/en/news/new-head-customer-service-dk-hostmaster
 
(.ca) CIRA announces dates for Board of Directors election and the 2020 annual general meeting: https://sk-nic.sk/en/news/
 
(.sk) The SK-NIC Fund launches a call for large projects 2020: https://sk-nic.sk/en/news/
 
(.am) APRICOT2020, DotAsia AGM, APTLD77:https://www.isoc.am/en/news/
 

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ICANN


ICANN’s GDD Industry Summit and DNS Symposium Cancelled
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-03-18-en
 
Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-18-en
 
ICANN67 GAC Communiqué Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2020-03-16-en
 
ICANN Community Excellence Award: Nomination Closes 27 March 2020
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-03-16-en
 
Mikhail Anisimov Joins ICANN
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-16-en
 
ICANN74 Policy Forum Location Announced
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-13-en
 
ICANN’s Open Data Platform Now Live
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-11-en
 
(ccNSO)
ccNSO Council Elects Leadership Team
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-17mar20-en.htm
 
ccNSO Council Minutes, 14 February
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-14feb20-en.pdf
 
all Upcoming ccNSO Council Meetings now open to observers

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09mar20-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

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-initial-2020-02-07-en
 
Draft Proposal for NextGen@ICANN Program Improvements
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-proposal-nextgen-2020-02-11-en
 
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ncap-study-1-2020-02-13-en
 
Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) Strategy 2021-2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/meac-strategy-2020-02-18-en
 
Revised Community Travel Support Guidelines
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/community-travel-guidelines-2020-02-13-en
 
Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-proposal-chinese-script-2020-02-28-en
 
Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-proposal-bangla-script-2020-03-02-en
 
Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-initial-report-2020-03-18-en