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Newsletter (24 August 2020)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78 Virtual Meeting, 3-4 September 2020
   ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (21 August 2020)

■ Next APTLD Webinar: How To Moderate and Present in Virtual Sessions (5am UTC, 27 August 2020)  
   ¶ Registration  (the Zoom link will be shared with registered participants only)

■ APTLD Has IQ Global as a New Member    View

■ APTLD Has Run The 2020 Executive Teleconference    View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy and what it means for your business
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/australias-2020-cyber-security-strategy-and-what-it-means-your-business
 
Responding to system outages or website downtime
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/responding-system-outages-or-website-downtime
 
(.KH  TRC)
Measures to strengthen the implementation of the law on telecommunications
https://www.trc.gov.kh/10181/
 
(.MY  MYNIC)
Planned Maintenance at SELFCARE Platform
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/planned-maintenance-at-selfcare-platform/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
DNS Firewall: What do Canada and New Zealand have in common?
https://internetnz.nz/blog/dns-firewall-what-do-canada-and-new-zealand-have-in-common/
 
Providing beginner tech workshops for non-tech adults and seniors
https://internetnz.nz/blog/providing-beginner-tech-workshops-for-non-tech-adults-and-seniors/
 
Hosting and joining the OpenRefine software workshop
https://internetnz.nz/blog/hosting-and-joining-the-openrefine-software-workshop/
 
(.OM  TRA)
National IPv6 Transition Plan Implementation Guidelines
https://tra.gov.om/en/media-center/media-center/1871-national-ipv6-transition-plan-implementation-guidelines
 
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Participates in Regional Regulatory Roundtable Discussion during the 20th Global Symposium for Regulators
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/roundtable-discussion-20th-global-symposium-for-regulators
 
(.VU  TRBR)
.vu Accredited Registrars
https://www.trbr.vu/en/telecom-industry/internet-governance/cctld/vu-accredited-registrars/802-vu-accredited-registrars
 
Manager – Market Monitoring, Competition and Consumer Affairs
https://www.trbr.vu/en/about-us/recruitment/801-vacancy-manager-market-monitoring-competition-and-consumer-affairs
 
2020 Telecommunications Sector Report
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/reports/telecommunications-sector-report/2020/800-2020-telecommunications-sector-report
 
(.WF  Afnic)
JCSA19: A look back at the 2019 Afnic Scientific Council Open Day
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12186/show/jcsa19-a-look-back-at-the-2019-afnic-scientific-council-open-day.html
 
(Afilias)
Afilias Joins Global Encryption Coalition to Promote Internet Security
https://afilias.info/news/2020/08/18/afilias-joins-global-encryption-coalition
 
(iQ Global AS)
More COVID-19 scam domain report feeds added to Abuse Monitor. Free access for any non-subscribed TLD, registrar or hosting provider.
https://blog.iq.global/2020/04/01/more-covid-19-scam-domain-report-feeds-added-to-abuse-monitor-free-access-for-any-non-subscribed-tld-registrar-or-hosting-provider/
 
Suspicious scam COVID-19 domains added as an abuse category in Abuse Monitor
https://blog.iq.global/2020/03/23/suspicious-scam-covid-19-domains-added-as-an-abuse-category-in-abuse-manager/
 
January 2020 Update
https://blog.iq.global/2020/01/20/january-2020-update/
 
NamesCon Austin Tips
https://blog.iq.global/2020/01/15/namescon-austin-tips/
 
RegistryOffice supports the “Framework to Address Abuse”
https://blog.iq.global/2020/01/14/registryoffice-supports-the-framework-to-address-abuse/
 
(iThreat)
“Your network has become mission-critical. You need it to keep the paychecks coming and your kids need it to get through school.”
https://www.zdnet.com/article/speed-up-your-home-office-how-to-optimize-your-network-for-remote-work-and-learning/
 
“With the proliferation of available top-level domain names, and the hundreds of top-level registrars, the abuse went up. Some registrars were less diligent in their approach to security, and the spammers & hackers took advantage. ”
https://asiatimes.com/2020/08/the-problem-of-internet-domain-abuse/
 
Cruise line operator Carnival Corporation has disclosed that one of their brands suffered a ransomware attack over the past weekend.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/worlds-largest-cruise-line-operator-carnival-hit-by-ransomware/
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Freelancers: Let’s talk about your About page
https://domain.me/freelancers-lets-talk-about-your-about-page/
 
SamSaraDots.ME: Colorful Hand-Made Jewelry
https://domain.me/samsaradots-me-colorful-hand-made-jewelry/
 
The Best Cooking Sites For Parents And Kids: Cook (Healthy) Together
https://domain.me/the-best-cooking-sites-for-kids/
 
Meet Kadir Inan: A Designer Who Will Inspire You
https://domain.me/meet-kadir-inan-a-designer-who-will-inspire-you/
 
(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Registration opens for Study the Internet & Govern It online championship
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26418/
 
Rules of safe use for IDNs
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26403/
 
Fifty-second registrar accredited in the .RU and.РФ domains
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26402/
 
MTUCI students to study IDN and EAI
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26399/
 
Domain Patrol begins its watch
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26393/
 
Senior school students develop UА-ready apps at CTF Summer School
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26386/
 
Domain name dispute over Print.ru co-ownership resolved
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/26379/
 
TLDCON 2020: How the domain industry fares in new environment
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26378/
 
Russian Internet Governance Forum postponed until 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26368/
 
Russia to host IGF 2025
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/26367/

Others

APrIGF: 2020 List of Accepted Sessions
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2020/2020-list-accepted-sessions.html
 
IGF: BPF Gender & Access Survey available until 6 September
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-bpf-gender-public-survey
 
A brief history of recent advances in IPv6 security, Part I: Addressing
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/24/a-brief-history-of-recent-advances-in-ipv6-security-part-i-addressing/
 
Chromium’s impact on root DNS traffic
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/21/chromiums-impact-on-root-dns-traffic/
 
What is the role of IXPs in Oceania?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/20/what-is-the-role-of-ixps-in-oceania/
 
Characterizing transnational Internet performance in China
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/19/characterizing-transnational-internet-performance-in-china/
 
RPKI slowly catching on in Australia and New Zealand
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/18/rpki-slowly-catching-on-in-australia-and-new-zealand/
 
Notes from OARC 32b
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/17/notes-from-oarc-32b/
 
Event Wrap: China IGF 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/13/event-wrap-china-igf-2020/
 
Even network engineers can learn Git
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/13/even-network-engineers-can-learn-git/
 
Event Wrap: IAA — Life under lockdown: how to stop heists, hijacks and hostages
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/12/event-wrap-iaa-life-under-lockdown-how-to-stop-heists-hijacks-and-hostages/
 
Event Wrap: KHNOG 2
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/12/event-wrap-khnog-2/
 
Event Wrap: APAN 50
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/12/event-wrap-apan-50/
 
Why don’t we have DNS-security policy for context-full threat protection?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/12/why-dont-we-have-dns-security-policy-for-context-full-threat-protection/
 
Testing transition mechanisms in IPv6-only networks
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/11/testing-transition-mechanisms-in-ipv6-only-networks/
 
CENTR publishes white paper on registry lock models
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-white-paper-on-registry-lock-models.html
 An alternative DNS: Cool and sexy or wild and scary?
https://www.centr.org/news/news/alternative-dns.html
 
ITU takes ITU Digital World Awards online for 2020 to support innovative tech SMEs
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR15-2020-ITU-Digital-World-Awards-SMEs.aspx
 
New UN report shows closing the gender divide can save lives in emergencies, including pandemics
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr14-2020-Women-ICT-and-Emergency-Telecommunications-report-from-ITU-and-ETC.aspx
 
Working Collaboratively to Improve Emerging Network Time Security Implementations
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/working-collaboratively-to-improve-emerging-network-time-security-implementations/
 
Internet Society and the Association for Progressive Communications Enter into a Memorandum of Understanding
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/internet-society-and-the-association-for-progressive-communications-enter-into-a-memorandum-of-understanding/
 
Chapterthon 2020: A Time for Internet Society Chapters and SIGs to Shine
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/chapterthon-2020-a-time-for-internet-society-chapters-and-sigs-to-shine/
 
Knowledge Sharing and Meaningful Conversation at InterCommunity 2020: Securing Global Routing
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/knowledge-sharing-and-meaningful-conversation-at-intercommunity-2020-securing-global-routing/
 
The Week in Internet News: Smart Phones for Online Education
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/the-week-in-internet-news-smart-phones-for-online-education/
 
Speed Matters: How Businesses Can Improve User Experience Using Open Standards
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/speed-matters-how-businesses-can-improve-user-experience-using-open-standards/
 
The 2020 Indigenous Connectivity Summit and Trainings: Register Now
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/the-2020-indigenous-connectivity-summit-and-trainings-register-now/
 
Partnering with Euro-IX on Infrastructure Development, Routing Security, and More
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/partnering-with-euro-ix-on-infrastructure-development-routing-security-and-more/
 
Measuring the Internet – Mid Year Project Update
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/measuring-the-internet-mid-year-project-update/
 
Internet Society Calls the US Clean Network Program a Political Act, A Push Towards “Splinternet”
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200811-internet-society-calls-us-clean-network-program-a-political-act/
 
It’s a CONSPIRACY! Canadian registrant “sues” pretty much everybody
http://domainincite.com/25789-its-a-conspiracy-canadian-registrant-sues-pretty-much-everybody
 
“Arms dealer” registrar probed by ICANN
http://domainincite.com/25787-arms-dealer-registrar-probed-by-icann
 
No lockdown bump for .eu as domain base shrinks in Q2
http://domainincite.com/25785-no-lockdown-bump-for-eu-as-domain-base-shrinks-in-q2
 
ICANN names Egypt-based head of Istanbul office
http://domainincite.com/25781-icann-names-egypt-based-head-of-istanbul-office
 
Countries ask Amazon for thousands more domain blocks
http://domainincite.com/25779-countries-ask-amazon-for-thousands-more-domain-blocks
 
The two biggest registrars knock it out of the park in Q2
http://domainincite.com/25757-the-two-biggest-registrars-knock-it-out-of-the-park-in-q2
 
Domain industry had best April ever under lockdown
http://domainincite.com/25754-domain-industry-had-best-april-ever-under-lockdown
 
ICANN Appoints New Chief to Istanbul Office
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/08/18/icann-appoints-new-chief-to-istanbul-office/
 
UK IGF Schedule Available
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/08/11/uk-igf-schedule-available/
 
A sad pun
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/26419/
 
Namecheap is the second biggest domain registrar
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/26376/

Social Media

Guided by the spirit and the letter of the Regional Organizations’ MoU signed in Marrakech 4 years ago APTLD Board ruled to open #APTLD78 for LACTLD and AFTLD Membership: https://aptld.org/documents/board/17369/

.LK team takes a deep breath and enjoys a nice break. Strengthening the team spirit is a positive spillover effect.   Photos
 
MYNIC cares about small business.   Post
 
The #APTLD78 attendee list now hit the grand master mark of 100 – many thanks to the community for their commtiment and support, and interest in APTLD78.
As well, each session of the #APTLD78 agenda is also getting complete though we are happy to welcome more volunteers to contribute to it.
With just 2 weeks to go, the APTLD Members will certainly be holding a decent event, fingers crossed.

For all Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts/
and Twits: https://twitter.com/APTLDnews

ICANN

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Draft Final Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-08-20-en
 
PTI and IANA FY22 Budget Webinar
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-08-19-en
 
Baher Esmat Appointed Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional Office
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-08-17-en
 
In joint effort, ICANN and Transtelco install Managed Root Server Instance in Mexico
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-08-10-en
 
(ccNSO)
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting – 20 August
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-20aug20-en.pdf
 
Save the date: ccNSO Council Election Webinar about the upcoming call for nominations to the ccNSO Council
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-13aug20-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Draft Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-new-gtld-subsequent-draft-final-report-2020-08-20-en
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