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

Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (11 May 2018)
■ APTLD74 Fellows Selected View

■ Phase II of TA Project for the Maldives Launched View


Members News


(.AU auDA)
Letter from the Chair: New Demand Class Directors
https://www.auda.org.au/news/new-demand-class-directors/

Announcing the Consultation Model Working Group
https://www.auda.org.au/news/announcing-the-consultation-model-working-group/

Registrant Review Panel Decision 181583
https://www.auda.org.au/news/registrant-review-panel-decision/

(.HK HKIRC)
The Sixteenth Annual General Meeting of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=529

(.NZ InternetNZ)
InternetNZ is joining fellow domain industry leaders at GDD Industry Summit
https://blog.nzrs.net.nz/tracy-gddsummit/

Links and Thinks: 10 May 2018
https://internetnz.nz/blog/links-and-thinks-10-may-2018

Hate speech in the age of the Internet
https://internetnz.nz/news/hate-speech-age-internet

RightsCon 2018: Day One
https://internetnz.nz/blog/rightscon-2018-day-one

A Digital World without borders
https://internetnz.nz/news/digital-world-without-borders

$100,000 of grants given to Internet research
https://internetnz.nz/blog/100000-grants-given-internet-research

(.VN VNNIC)
VNNIC held a series of events on the ocassion of Viet Nam IPv6 Day 2018
https://www.vnnic.vn/node/1854?lang=en

(Neustar)
Neustar Appoints Marjorie R. Bailey as Senior Vice President of Human
Resources
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/
NeustarAppointsMarjorieRBaileyasSeniorVicePresidentofHumanResources

Neustar Appoints Shailesh Shukla to Lead Security Solutions
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases
/2018/NeustarAppointsShaileshShuklatoLeadSecuritySolutions

Neustar Appoints Robert McKay to Oversee Risk Solutions
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases
/2018/NeustarAppointsRobertMcKaytoOverseeRiskSolutions

Neustar Joins the DMA Council for Data Integrity
https://www.home.neustar/blog/dma-council-data-integrity

(.DE DENIC)
DENIC Domain Statistics 2017: The Regional Distribution of .de Domains
in Germany
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-domain
-statistics-2017-the-regional-distribution-of-de-domains-in-germany/

DENIC To Demerge Non-Member Business Areas From Parent Operations
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-to-demerge-non-
member-business-areas-from-parent-operations/

DENIC Becomes ICANN-Designated Agent for Registrar Data Escrow
Services After Winning Global Tender
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-
becomes-icann-designated-agent-for-registrar-data-escrow-services
-after-winning-global-tender/

(Netnod)
Netnod Announced as Founding Participants of New IXP Programme
to Promote Routing Security
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-announced-as-founding-
participants-of-new-ixp-programme-to-promote-routing-security

Netnod is hiring a new Head of Marketing
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-is-hiring-a-new-head-of-marketing

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Registrars don’t have to provide data requested by lawyers
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12269

“Children’s marathon” in April
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12273

.РФ domain turns 8
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12275

Russian national domains .RU и .РФ keep their positions in global domain space

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12279


Others

APNIC hosts Pacific security experts
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/08/apnic-hosts-pacific-security-experts/

Event Wrap: PITA 22 AGM, Guam
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/10/event-wrap-pita-22-agm/

Positive signs for TLS adoption in Japan
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/10/positive-signs-for-tls-adoption-in-japan/

Viewing network performance through the eyes of end hosts
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/17/viewing-network-performance-through-the-eyes-of-end-hosts/

ITU and APNIC cooperation continues to grow
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/05/21/itu-and-apnic-cooperation-continues-to-grow/

CENTR publishes its CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q1/2018
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-centrstats-global-tld-report-q1-2018.html

The First Nepal School on Internet Governance
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/05/the-first-nepal-school-on-internet-governance/

The Week in Internet News: Artificial Intelligence Heads to the Final Frontier
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/05/the-week-in-internet-news-artificial-intelligence-heads-to-the-final-frontier/

Innovative Licensing Approaches: Enabling Access in Hard-to-Reach Places Through Collaborative Partnerships
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/05/innovative-licensing-approaches-enabling-access-in-hard-to-reach-places-through-collaborative-partnerships/

Together Let’s #SwitchItOn and #KeepItOn! The Internet Society Releases Joint Statement with Access Now
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/05/together-lets-switchiton-and-keepiton-the-internet-society-releases-joint-statement-with-access-now/

UN Broadband Commission advances action towards broadband digital connectivity for all
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR14.aspx

ITU Celebrates World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2018 with female space explorers and focus on artificial intelligence
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-CM14.aspx

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

2nd Open Consultations & MAG Meeting: 11-13 July, Room XI, UN Office at Geneva (UNOG)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-second-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting

Canada’s .CA Hits All-Time High Domain Registrations
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180508_canada_hits_all_time_high_
ca_domain_registration/

ICANN Releases Temporary WHOIS Specification Plan for GDPR
Compliance With Deadline Two Weeks Away
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180514_icann_releases_temporary
_whois_specification_plan_for_gdpr/

New Type of DDoS Attack Targets Vulnerability in Universal Plug and
Play Networking Protocol
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180515_ddos_attack_targets_
vulnerability_in_universal_plug_and_play/

A Short-Term Suspension of GDPR Enforcement on WHOIS May Be
Necessary, Says U.S. Government
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180518_shortterm_suspension_of_
gdpr_enforcement_on_whois_may_be_necessary/

Domain Name Registrars Ask ICANN for a “Moratorium” on Its New
GDPR Policy
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180518_domain_name_registrars_ask
_icann_for_a_moratorium_on_gdpr_policy/

Mapping the Human Rights Impacts of ICANN’s Daily Operations
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/05/08/mapping-human-rights-impacts-icann-daily-operations/

Verisign’s Top Trending Keywords for April
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/05/09/verisigns-top-trending-keywords-for-april/

PIR Announces CEO/President Brian Cute Resigns
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/05/11/pir-ceo-president-brian-cute-resigns/

WHOIS Behind Cyberattacks? Under GDPR, We May Not Know
https://securityintelligence.com/whois-behind-cyberattacks-under-gdpr-we-may-not-know/

O.com might be coming, along with other single letter .com domain names
https://domainnamewire.com/2018/05/11/o-com-might-be-coming-along-with-other-single-letter-com-domain-names/

Whois privacy shambles becomes last-minute mad data scramble
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/16/whois_privacy_shambles/

No, I don’t get what’s going on with GDPR either
http://domainincite.com/22992-no-i-dont-get-whats-going-on-with-gdpr-either

Whois working group imploding in GDPR’s wake
http://domainincite.com/22988-whois-working-group-imploding-in-gdprs-wake

Have your say on single-character .com domains
http://domainincite.com/22986-have-your-say-on-single-character-com-domains

New gTLD registries get $6 million refund
http://domainincite.com/22999-new-gtld-registries-get-6-million-fund

Domain name sellers rub ICANN’s face in sticky mess of Europe’s GDPR

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/18/gdpr_icann_domain_sellers/


ICANN approves messy, unfinished Whois policy

http://domainincite.com/23007-icann-approves-messy-unfinished-whois-policy


ICANN


View the Latest Quarterly Stakeholder Update and Register for the Q&A Call on 14 May
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-05-09-en

Final Proposed Draft v. 4.0 of the IDN Guidelines
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-05-10-en

Release for Registration one .COM Domain Name with a Single-Character Label: O.COM
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-05-10-en

Webinar on Proposed Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Scheduled
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-05-14-en

Short-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-05-14-en

Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline of Reviews
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2018-05-14-en

NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN63 Is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-05-15-en

ICANN and PTI Publish U.S. Tax Returns for FY17
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-05-15-en

ICANN Announces DENIC eG as New ICANN-Designated Agent to Support Registrar Data Escrow Services
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2018-05-15-en

ICANN Board Approves Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-05-17-en

Chair’s Blog: Approving the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data and Next Steps by Cherine Chalaby
https://www.icann.org/news/blog/chair-s-blog-approving-the-temporary-specification-for-gtld-registration-data-and-next-steps
(ccNSO)
Annual work plan/activity portfolio 2018-2020 – as adopted by the ccNSO Council
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/node/19669

SOPC Comments on Reserve Fund Draft Replenishment Strategy
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/sopc-comments-18apr18-en.pdf

ccNSO Council Minutes, 26 April
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-26apr18-en.pdf

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Call 24 May

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-24may18-en.pdf

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Release for Registration one .COM Domain Name with a Single-Character Label: O.COM
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/o-com-single-char-2018-05-10-en

Short-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline for Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/specific-reviews-short-term-timeline-2018-05-14-en

Long-Term Options to Adjust the Timeline of Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reviews-long-term-timeline-2018-05-14-en