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Newsletter (9 April 2018)
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Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD74, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 20-21 September 2018

Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (1 April 2018)


Members News


(.AU auDA)
Changes to the 2017 Policy Review Panel
https://www.auda.org.au/news/changes-to-the-2017-policy-review-panel/

Announcement: Director Resignation
https://www.auda.org.au/news/announcement/

auDA announces process for Demand Class Director Vacancies
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-announces-process-for-demand-class-director-vacancies/

2017 Policy Review Panel: Demand Class Representative Resignation
https://www.auda.org.au/news/2017-policy-review-panel-demand-class-representative-resignation/

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaW
duLm5ld3NocS5idXNpbmVzc3dpcmUuY29tL3ByZXNzLXJlbGVhc2U
vdmVyaXNpZ24tcmVwb3J0LWZpcnN0LXF1YXJ0ZXItMjAxOC1maW5
hbmNpYWwtcmVzdWx0cw%3D%3D

Q4 2017 DDoS Trends Report: Financial Sector Experienced 40 Percent of Attacks
http://ven.vn/q4-2017-ddos-trends-report-financial-sector-experienced-40-percent-of-attacks-31691.html

25% Decrease in DDoS Attacks in Q4 2017: Verisign
http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/25-decrease-in-ddos-attacks-in-q4-2017-verisign-118032700482_1.html

(.NZ InternetNZ)
InternetNZ and NZRS join forces for a better online NZ
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-and-nzrs-join-forces-better-online-nz

Links and Thinks: A Cambridge Analytica Long Read
https://internetnz.nz/blog/links-and-thinks-cambridge-analytica-long-read

(.SG SGNIC)
Special Names for a Limited Period
https://www.sgnic.sg/special-names-for-a-limited-period%21.html

(Neustar)
Success of .nyc Premium Auctions Spurs Roll Out of Fourth Auction
Inspired By Travel and Tourism
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018
/nyctravelauction

(Netnod)
Netnod’s Q1 Newsletter is out! #happyreading
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod%27s-q1-newsletter-is-out%21-%
23happyreading

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
RIGF 2018 speakers will deliver lectures at universities of Saint Petersburg
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12209

RIGF 2018: cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and youth

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12218


Others

Routing Basics is now live!
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/27/routing-basics-is-now-live/

Discussion on whois data accuracy
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/28/discussion-on-whois-data-accuracy/

The DNS Camel…
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/03/29/the-dns-camel/

APNIC Labs enters into a research agreement with Cloudflare
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/02/apnic-labs-enters-into-a-research-agreement-with-cloudflare/

The DDoS threat landscape in 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/03/the-ddos-threat-landscape-in-2017/

The role of cellular networks in the Internet
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/05/the-role-of-cellular-networks-in-the-internet/

EU Policy Update – March 2018
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-march-2018.html

Let’s Encrypt Offers Free Multi-Domain HTTPS Certificates
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/03/lets-encrypt-offers-free-multi-domain-https-certificates/

Building Our New Website: POSSE and Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and More
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/03/building-new-website-posse-sharing-facebook-twitter-linkedin-google/

Meet the APRICOT 2018 Fellows
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/03/apricot-2018-fellows/

SpaceX Gets US Approval to Launch Space-Based Broadband Service
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/03/spacex-gets-us-approval-launch-space-based-broadband-service/

Digital Empowerment of Women in South Asia
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/04/digital-empowerment-women-south-asia/

Team ISOC @ APRICOT 2018
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/04/team-isoc-apricot-2018/

ITU publishes key reports to foster digital transformation
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-CM06.aspx

ITU Telecom World Awards launches 2018 edition
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR09.aspx

IGF 2018 Call for Issues: Community Input Wanted!
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-call-for-issues#

Note on the IGF’s Call for Issues
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6037/1096

ICANN Community Leader Stéphane Van Gelder Has Died
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180327_icann_community_leader_
stephane_van_gelder_has_died/

Facebook Announces New Privacy and Security Settings Amid Outcry
Over Data Collection Practices
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180328_facebook_announces_new_
privacy_and_security_settings/

ICANN’s GDPR Compliance Model for Whois Unlikely to Be Implemented
in Time for May 25 Deadline
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180328_icann_gdpr_compliance_for_
whois_unlikely_to_be_implemented_in_time/

Microsoft Announces $5 Billion Investment in IoT Over the Next Four Years
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180404_microsoft_announces_5b_
investment_in_iot_over_next_four_year/

ICANN CEO “Cautiously Optimistic” EU to Provide Clear Guidance for
Domain Industry GDPR Compliance
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180404_icann_ceo_cautiously_optimistic
_eu_will_soon_provide_gdpr_guidance/

Latvia’s ccTLD Plans “Data Minimisation” to Comply With GDPR
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/03/18/latvias-cctld-plans-data-
minimisation-to-comply-with-gdpr/

Kathy Nielsen Gives A Masterclass on a Registry’s Planning Around
Premium Domain Names
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/03/28/kathy-nielsen-gives-a-masterclass-on-a-registrys-planning-around-premium-domain-names/

First Baltic Domain Days Coming To Be Held In Riga
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/04/02/baltic-domain-days-riga/

Registrars will miss GDPR deadline by a mile
http://domainincite.com/22786-registrars-will-miss-gdpr-deadline-by-a-mile

ICANN chief begs privacy watchdogs for Whois advice
http://domainincite.com/22784-icann-chief-begs-privacy-watchdogs-for-
whois-advice

GoDaddy gets patent for text-based domain name renewal
https://domainnamewire.com/2018/03/27/godaddy-gets-patent-for-text
-based-domain-name-renewal/

Leveraging Trademark Data to Drive Domain Name Strategy by Elisa Cooper
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180328_leveraging_trademark_data_
to_drive_domain_name_strategy/

Sound the Alarm: WHOIS Data Blackout Is Likely to Follow Effective
Date of European GDPR
https://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/SoundtheAlarmWHOISData
BlackoutIsLikely7306.aspx

Whois policy group closes down in face of GDPR
http://domainincite.com/22827-whois-policy-group-closes-down-in-face-of-gdpr

Marby ponders emergency powers to avoid fragmented Whois
http://domainincite.com/22822-marby-ponders-emergency-powers-to-
avoid-fragmented-whois

Whois GDPR carnage continues: Afilias to ditch almost all data in
Whois on millions of domains
https://domainnamewire.com/2018/04/03/gdpr-whois-afilias/

eu: Brexit Doesn’t Have to Mean Deleting Domains

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/brexit-doesnt-have-mean-deleting-domains


ICANN


Proposed Revisions to Bylaws Section 11 – Additional Voting Thresholds
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-26-en

Draft Final Report of the NomCom2 Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-27-en

ICANN Requests DPA Guidance on Proposed Interim Model for GDPR Compliance
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-28-en

Annual IANA Functions Audits Validate ICANN Systems Controls
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-29-en

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 3 (MSR-3) for the Development of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-03-29-en

CCWG-Accountability WS2 Final Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-03-30-en

Join the Webinar on the Draft Final Report of the NomCom2 Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-04-03-en

ICANN Announces Participants NextGen@ICANN62
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-04-06-en

The Middle East Domain Name System (DNS) Forum is Turning Five Years Old in Ankara
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-04-09-en

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Discussion with Article 29 Working Party by Göran Marby
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/data-protection-privacy-issues-update-discussion-with-article-29-en

Supporting Community Policy and Advice Work – A Few Key Indicators by David Olive
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/supporting-community-policy-and-advice-work-a-few-key-indicators

(ccNSO)
Call for Volunteers: ccNSO Guidelines Review Committee (GRC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-27mar18-en

Adoption of Councilors Roles and Responsibilities
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/roles-responsibilities-council-2016-2018-14mar18-en.pdf

ccNSO Council Minutes, 14 March

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-14mar18-en.pdf


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Uniform Board Member Integrity Screening Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/board-integrity-screening-2018-03-02-en

Draft Project Plan for the Proposed Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ncap-project-plan-2018-03-02-en

ICANN Reserve Fund: Proposed Replenishment Strategy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reserve-fund-replenishment-2018-03-06-en

Proposed Revisions to Bylaws Section 11 – Additional Voting Thresholds
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-section11-voting-2018-03-26-en

Draft Final Report of the NomCom2 Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/nomcom2-review-2018-03-27-en

CCWG-Accountability WS2 Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccwg-acct-ws2-final-2018-03-30-en