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Newsletter (7 May 2018)
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Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD74, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 20-21 September 2018

Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (27 April 2018)
■ Webinar on GDPR for APTLD View
■ Call for EuroSSIG Fellowship View
■ Call for APIGA 2018 Fellowship View
■ Market Overview (April 2018) View (Ordinary Members Only)
■ Domain Count Table (April 2018) View (Ordinary Members Only)

■ Launch and use of IDNs (2018) View (Ordinary Members Only)


Members News


(.AU auDA)
Registrant Review Panel Decision RRP 180882
https://www.auda.org.au/news/registrant-review-panel-decision-rrp-180882/

Letter To Members And Stakeholders: Review Of The .au Domain And SGM
https://www.auda.org.au/news/letter/

Letter from the Chair to auDA Members and Stakeholders: Special General Meeting
https://www.auda.org.au/news/letter-from-the-chair-to-auda-members-and-stakeholders-special-general-meeting/

.au Registry Maintenance – 6 May 2018
https://www.auda.org.au/news/au-registry-maintenance-6-may-2018/

Call for Expressions of Interest: Consultation Model Working Group
https://www.auda.org.au/news/call-for-expressions-of-interest-consultation-model-working-group/

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign Reports First Quarter 2018 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaW
duLm5ld3NocS5idXNpbmVzc3dpcmUuY29tL3ByZXNzLXJlbGVhc2U
vdmVyaXNpZ24tcmVwb3J0cy1maXJzdC1xdWFydGVyLTIwMTgtcmVz
dWx0cw%3D%3D

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Community projects get a boost through InternetNZ
https://internetnz.nz/blog/community-projects-get-boost-through-internetnz

Links & thinks: refreshing the cybersecurity strategy
https://internetnz.nz/blog/links-thinks-refreshing-cybersecurity-strategy

(.SG SGNIC)
ACRA SME Programme for newly registered companies on Bizfile
https://www.sgnic.sg/smepromotion.html

(Neustar)
Success of Neustar International Security Council Spurs North American Expansion
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/NISCNA

20th Anniversary of UltraDNS Celebrated by Neustar
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/UltraDNS20

Join Neustar at the 2018 DMA Marketing Analytics Conference to Hear AT&T Talk Transformation
https://www.home.neustar/blog/2018-dma-marketing-analytics-conference

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ announces cooperation with RSAIP
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12251

5,108 domain names in .RU and .РФ removed from delegation in 2017
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12253

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum to be held in Russia for the first time
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12259

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ to establish a youth chamber

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12261


Others

Validating interconnection congestion
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/23/validating-interconnection-congestion/

Event Wrap: PCTA 2018
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/24/event-wrap-pcta-2018/

Adoption, performance, and human perception of HTTP/2 Server Push
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/26/adoption-performance-and-human-perception-of-http-2-server-push/

IPv6 deployment status in Japan
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/04/27/ipv6-deployment-status-in-japan/

Register now for APNIC 46
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/01/register-now-for-apnic-46/

Event Wrap: ARIN 41
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/03/event-wrap-arin-41/

Tokelau prepares for a major network upgrade
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/03/tokelau-prepares-for-a-major-network-upgrade/

Apply now for an APNIC 46 fellowship
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/07/apply-now-for-an-apnic-46-fellowship/

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

EQUALS in Tech Awards: Recognizing Women’s Empowerment Initiatives
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/04/equals-in-tech-awards-recognizing-womens-empowerment-initiatives/

The Week in Internet News: A New Use for Blockchain
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/04/the-week-in-internet-news-a-new-use-for-blockchain/

What Happened? The Amazon Route 53 BGP Hijack to Take Over Ethereum Cryptocurrency Wallets
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/04/amazons-route-53-bgp-hijack/

MANRS launches IXP programme for routing security
http://www.financial-news.co.uk/47696/2018/04/manrs-launches-ixp-programme-for-routing-security-20180/

Latest global information and communication technology data and reporting now available through new ITU iLibrary digital platform
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR12.aspx

Discover the power of Artificial Intelligence to drive ICT innovation
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-CM09.aspx

Synthesis Paper & Community Inputs: IGF 2017-2018 Stocktaking
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-community-public-consultation-taking-stock-of-the-2017-work-programme-and-12th-igf-and

Full Programme – 1st Open Consultations and MAG Meeting
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-first-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting

Note on the IGF 2018 Call for Issues (see Submissions)
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6037/1096

IGF 2018 Workshops: Now Accepting Proposals! Deadline 27 May, 23:59 UTC
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-call-for-workshop-proposals

IGF 2018 Workshop Proposal Form
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-workshop-proposal-form

DNS Server Hijacking Results in Funds Being Stolen from Popular Crypto
Website, MyEtherWallet
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180424_dns_server_hijacking_results_
in_crypto_funds_being_stolen_from_mew/

World’s Largest DDoS-for-Hire Service Taken Down in Major International Probe
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180425_worlds_largest_ddos_for_hire_
service_taken_down/

Internet Platforms Collecting User Data are Digital Sweat Factories, Says
EU’s Data Protection Chief
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180502_internet_platforms_collecting_
user_data_digital_sweat_factories/

.APP Readies for General Availability With Biggest Sunrise
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/05/02/app-readies-for-general-availability-with-biggest-sunrise/

Launch of .ZA Platform For Registering Company and Domain Name at Same Time
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/04/25/za-registering-company-domain-name/

ICANN takes Whois begging bowl to Europe, comes back empty
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/25/icann_whois_gdpr/

One month until GDPR deadline: INTA and US government call for urgent rethink over WHOIS approach
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/blog/detail.aspx?g=a9a5abff-9fdc-41d0-8b6c-cdfe43424469

uk: Nominet to charge brands for no-name Whois access
http://domainincite.com/22916-nominet-to-charge-brands-for-no-name-whois-access

WHOIS afraid of the dark? Truth or illusion, let’s know the difference when it comes to WHOIS by Farzaneh Badii, Rafik Dammak and Ayden Férdeline
https://www.internetgovernance.org/2018/04/25/whois-afraid-dark-truth-illusion-lets-know-difference-comes-whois/

Europe fires back at ICANN’s delusional plan to overhaul Whois for GDPR by next, er, year
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/04/27/europe_icann_whois_gdpr/

Security Trade-Offs in the New EU Privacy Law
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/04/security-trade-offs-in-the-new-eu-privacy-law/

ICANN cancels registrar audit as GDPR headaches loom
http://domainincite.com/22941-icann-cancels-registrar-audit-as-gdpr-headaches-loom

INTA Continues Efforts to Reconcile the Need for Open WHOIS Database
with European GDPR
https://www.inta.org/INTABulletin/Pages/INTAContinuesEffortstoReconcile
theNeedforOpenWHOISDatabasewithGDPR7308.aspx

ICANN ‘To Deliver Temporary GDPR Plan’ As Deadline Looms
https://www.silicon.co.uk/workspace/icann-gdpr-deadline-231965

Three Ways the GDPR Adversely Impacts Domain Name Disputes

https://giga.law/blog/2018/5/2/three-ways-gdpr-udrp


ICANN


ICANN Publishes Staff Report of Public Comments on ICANN’s Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-04-25-en

Request for Proposal for ccNSO Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-04-26-en

ICANN participates in LACNIC29 and prepares for ICANN62 in Panama
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-04-30-en

Draft Final Report of the RSSAC2 Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-05-01-en

ICANN Board to Hold Three Public Sessions and Board Meeting During Vancouver Workshop
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-05-01-en

ICANN Announces Calls-to-Action for Community Participation in ICANN Reviews
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-05-02-en

Data Protection/Privacy Issues Update: Summarizing our Recent Meeting with Article 29 by Göran Marby
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/data-protection-privacy-issues-update-summarizing-our-recent-meeting-with-article-29

(ccNSO)
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Call 26 April
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-26apr18-en.pdf

ccNSO Activity Summary April
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-apr18-en.htm

Call for Volunteers: ccNSO Study Group on Use Emoji as Second Level Domains

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-04may18-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Initial Report on Review of the Customer Standing Committee (CSC) Charter
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/csc-charter-rt-initial-2018-04-11-en

Draft Final Report of the RSSAC2 Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rssac2-review-final-2018-05-01-en