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Newsletter (7 September 2020)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79, Muscat, Oman, 24-25 February 2020
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■ APTLD78 Communique    View
■ APTLD Has .TK as a New Member    View
■ GoDaddy Registry Sponsorship: APTLD78 Members Meeting    View
■ APTLD Held a How-To Webinar    View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Showcasing your online business with a .au domain name
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/showcasing-your-online
-business-au-domain-name

Register now for NetThing 2020!
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/register-now-netthing-2020

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Internet Grows to 370.1 Million Domain Name Registrations at the End of the Second Quarter of 2020
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press
-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduMjAyMH
RmLnE0d2ViLmNvbS9uZXdzL25ld3MtZGV0YWlscy8yMDIwL0ludGVybm
V0LUdyb3dzLXRvLTM3MC4xLU1pbGxpb24tRG9tYWluLU5hbWUtUmVn
aXN0cmF0aW9ucy1hdC10aGUtRW5kLW9mLXRoZS1TZWNvbmQtUXV
hcnRlci1vZi0yMDIwL2RlZmF1bHQuYXNweA%3D%3D

Chromium’s Impact on Root DNS Traffic
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/chromiums-impact-on-root-dns-traffic/

(.IN  NIXI)
Amendments in the INDRP Rules of Procedure; INDRP Policy and the Code of Ethical Conduct for Arbitrators effective from 16th September, 2020
https://www.registry.in/announcements/amendments_INDRP

(.JP  JPRS)
JPRS Held 7th “.jprs DNSSEC Key Ceremony”
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2020/200902.html

M-Root deployment to expand under new collaboration agreement
https://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2020/200831.html

(.MY  MYNIC)
MYNICxMalaysia Contest Term and Conditions
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/mynicxmalaysia-contest-term-and-conditions/

Planned Maintenance at MYNIC Domain Management System and SELFCARE Platform
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/planned-maintenance-at-mynic-domain-management-system-and-selfcare-platform-11/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Linking your domain name and email address
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/linking-your-domain-name-and-
email-address/

August’s community bytes
https://internetnz.nz/blog/augusts-community-bytes/

Hiring security staff in 2020
https://internetnz.nz/blog/hiring-security-staff-in-2020/

Helping students with learning online
https://internetnz.nz/blog/helping-students-with-learning-online/

DNC Newsletter September 2020
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1996

(.SB  Our Telekom)
The First in the Solomon Islands – Our Telekom awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/our-telekom-awarded-iso-iec/

(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
Happy Independence Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan!
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1470

(.WF  Afnic)
.fr turns 34!
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12226/show/fr-turns-34-1.html

(GoDaddy Registry)
Hello, from GoDaddy Registry
https://registry.godaddy/blog/hello-godaddy-registry

(iQ Global AS)
RegistryOffice becomes IQ
https://blog.iq.global/2020/08/25/registryoffice-becomes-iq/

(iThreat)
The Domain Name Abuse Problem for Brand Protection Executives
https://ithreat.com/the-domain-name-abuse-problem-for-brand-protection-executives/

At 11:45 PM to 12:30 AM EDT on Wednesday 9/2 into Thursday 9/3, our CEO, Jeffrey Bedser, will be speaking for the first APTLD Virtual Member Meeting via Zoom. On a virtual panel, he will be discussing Passive DNS and new ways to exploit its full potential.

Check out this Facebook post about #APTLD78, where Jeffrey Bedser virtually spoke on a group panel last night to attendees all over the world!
https://www.facebook.com/aptld/photos/a.1053063081440341/327919
3478827279/?type=3&theater

“The incident describes how someone was able to ‘covertly monitor law enforcement activity while law enforcement was on the premises’ and alert his neighbor and landlord. It does not name the brand of video doorbell used.”
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53985418

“More than 2 billion breached Fortnite accounts have gone up for sale in underground forums so far in 2020 alone.”
https://threatpost.com/stolen-fortnite-accounts-earn-hackers-millions/158796/

iThreat will host @mikegips returning with guest John “JT” Mendoza to present ‘The Anatomy of an Insider Incident: Three Case Studies’ on Thursday, September 10th at 3p Eastern. Reserve your spot now:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrd-CqqjoiGdwerU504LgLHBuZ3q9F74m4

“North Korean hackers tracked as BeagleBoyz have been using malicious remote access tools as part of ongoing attacks to steal millions from international banks according to a joint advisory issued today by U.S. Government agencies.”
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-govt-warns-of-north-korean-hackers-targeting-banks-worldwide/

“Threat actors exploited a vulnerability in the popular 3D computer graphics Autodesk software in order to launch a recent cyber-espionage attack against an international architectural and video production company.”
https://threatpost.com/hackers-exploit-autodesk-flaw-in-recent-cyberespionage-attack/158669/

(Netnod)
Netnod Newsletter August 2020
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-newsletter-august-2020

CARNET partner with Netnod for world-class DNS service
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/carnet-partner-with-netnod-for-world-class-dn

Netnod comments on PTS proposals related to security measures and the NIS Directive
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-comments-on-pts-proposals-related-to-s

(.ME  DoMEn)
Freelance Mistakes You Should Avoid
https://domain.me/freelance-mistakes-you-should-avoid/

.ME Donates Funds to the Clinical Center of Montenegro
https://domain.me/me-donates-funds-to-the-clinical-center-of-montenegro/

ArtRights.me: Art Passport to Protect Your Art
https://domain.me/artrights-me-art-passport-to-protect-your-art/

5 Tips on How to Work Productively From Home
https://domain.me/5-tips-on-how-to-work-productively-from-home/

Michel Nkuindja: Game Designer Who Reached His Dream
https://domain.me/michel-nkuindja-game-designer-who-reached-his-dream/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Registration for TLDCON 2020 closes in one day
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26463/

First stage of Summer School on Internet Governance completed
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26472/

Employees of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ receive state awards
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26453/

EAI support in X.509 certificates to become available until the end of 2020
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26447/

WIPO representatives to attend TLDCON 2020 conference
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26430/

Others

The Program Agenda of APrIGF 2020 Virtual Conference is now finalized
https://ap.rigf.asia/#2020program

IGF 2020 Registration
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-registration

IGF 2020 draft Schedule
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-schedule-0

BPF Gender & Access Survey available until 20 September
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-bpf-gender-public-survey

Dropping invalids in Mongolia
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/03/dropping-invalids-in-mongolia/

Where are DNS registries at with deploying ROAs?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/07/where-are-dns-registries-at-with-deploying-roas/

Overcoming the limitations of UDP Options
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/04/overcoming-the-limitations-of-udp-options/

How can APNIC help with IPv4 transfers?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/03/how-can-apnic-help-with-ipv4-transfers/

Policy prop-132 (AS0 for unallocated space) deployed in service
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/02/policy-prop-132-as0-for-unallocated-space-deployed-in-service/

M-Root deployment to expand under new collaboration agreement
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/31/m-root-deployment-to-expand-under-new-collaboration-agreement/

RFC 8890: The Internet is for End Users
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/31/rfc-8890-the-internet-is-for-end-users/

How to stop ‘troubleshooting in the dark’
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/28/how-to-stop-troubleshooting-in-the-dark/

Security Round Up (April-June 2020)
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/28/security-round-up-april-june-2020/

Limiting the power of RPKI authorities
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/27/limiting-the-power-of-rpki-authorities/

Event Wrap: pkSIG 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/26/event-wrap-pksig-2020/

Netflix over IPv6: a longitudinal study
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/26/netflix-over-ipv6-a-longitudinal-study/

Opinion: The making of an RFC in today’s IETF
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/25/opinion-the-making-of-an-rfc-in-todays-ietf/

Online voting for NRO NC election 2020 opens today
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/24/online-voting-for-nro-nc-election-2020-opens-today/

Event Wrap: INNOG 3 and IRINN OPM 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/08/24/event-wrap-innog-3-and-irinn-opm-2020/

CENTR responds to the public consultation on the Digital Services Act
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-responds-to-the-public-consultation-on-the-digital-services-act.html

Back to square one: encrypted DNS keeps developers busy – and divided
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf108-encrypted-dns.html

The second edition of CENTR’s new Tech Trends Watch is out!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/the-second-edition-of-centr-s-new-tech-trends-watch-is-out.html

The CENTRstats Global TLD Report 2020/2 is out!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/the-centrstats-global-tld-report-2020-2-is-out.html

20th edition of Global Symposium for Regulators responds to challenges of digital transformation in the wake of global crises and beyond
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR16-2020-Global-Symposium-for-Regulators.aspx

ISOC Chapter Leaders Worldwide Make the Case for Strong Encryption
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/09/chapter-leaders-worldwide-make-the-case-for-strong-encryption/

Don’t Forget Cybersecurity on Your Back-to-School List
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/09/dont-forget-cybersecurity-on-your-back-to-school-list/

The Internet Society Welcomes the Comoros Chapter
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/09/the-internet-society-welcomes-the-comoros-chapter/

The Internet Society Foundation Announces New Research Grants Exploring Future of the Internet
https://businesscomputing.com/the-internet-society-foundation-announces-new-research-grants-exploring-future-of-the-internet/

Reflecting on Three Years of Board Service and a Commitment to Quality Improvement
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/reflecting-on-three-years-of-board-service-and-a-commitment-to-quality-improvement/

The State of Routing Security at DNS Registries
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/08/the-state-of-routing-security-at-dns-registries/

ICANN Introduces Pandemic Internet Access Reimbursement Program
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200901-icann-introduces-pandemic-internet-access-reimbursement-program/

ICANN ordered to freeze .hotel after “serious questions” about trade secrets “theft”
http://domainincite.com/25850-icann-ordered-to-freeze-hotel-after-serious-questions-about-trade-secrets-theft

CentralNic parking boosts revenue even as its registrars suffer
http://domainincite.com/25848-centralnic-parking-boosts-revenue-even-as-its-registrars-suffer

ICANN will spend $51,000 on your broadband
http://domainincite.com/25846-icann-will-spend-51000-on-your-broadband

Verisign measures the industry’s lockdown bump
http://domainincite.com/25843-verisign-measures-the-industrys-lockdown-bump

ICANN apologizes to “arms dealer” claim security firm after email goes missing
http://domainincite.com/25835-icann-apologizes-to-arms-dealer-claim-security-firm-after-email-goes-missing

Told us so? Nominet ditches auctions plan, will charge drop-catchers higher fees instead
http://domainincite.com/25830-told-us-so-nominet-ditches-auctions-plan-will-charge-drop-catchers-higher-fees-instead

Schreiber really did sue you all, sorry
http://domainincite.com/25827-schreiber-really-did-sue-you-all-sorry

Fight over closed generics ends in stalemate
http://domainincite.com/25818-fight-over-closed-generics-ends-in-stalemate

New gTLD prices could be kept artificially high
http://domainincite.com/25815-new-gtld-prices-could-be-kept-artificially-high

Here’s what’s in the NamesCon Online schwag bag
http://domainincite.com/25808-heres-whats-in-the-namescon-online-schwag-bag

Single/plural gTLD combos to be BANNED
http://domainincite.com/25803-single-plural-gtld-combos-to-be-banned

The end of the beginning? ICANN releases policies for next round of new gTLDs
http://domainincite.com/25796-the-end-of-the-beginning-icann-releases-policies-for-next-round-of-new-gtlds

Verisign Registrar Events Go Virtual
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/08/24/verisign-registrar-events-go-virtual/

NamesCon Newcomer? Get a Free Ticket
https://domaininvesting.com/namescon-newcomer-get-a-free-ticket/

Verisign suggests expanding Uniform Rapid Suspension to .COM and .NET domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/26446/

Hong Kong UDRP Arbitration Center wins its own UDRP
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/26454/

Social Media

Would you agree that many online events these days are….well, slightly boring, to say the least? #APTLD78 was an attempt to make conferences fun again, and fun/networking activities include 2 trivia quizzes about- No-o-how did you guess?! You knew it beforehand?! – the Internet. The winners, with their truly encyclopidic knowledge became Azizbek Kadyrov of Uzinfocom (Uzbekistan) and Fernando Espagna of GoDaddy Registry, who were awarded annual premim subscriptions for Netflix and Masterclass.com, accordingly. But that is not the end of the story.
In a generous move, Fernando requested the organizers his trophy be donated on behalf of GoDaddy Registry to .KH as one of the new APTLD Members. Thank you, Fernando and GoDaddy Registry, for keeping high the spirit of genuine Membership in APTLD, we will do it shortly! : ))

NIXI: Remembering Dr. S Radhakrishnan, former President and Vice President of India on his birth anniversary. On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, NIXI lauds the remarkable contribution of all the teachers in nation-building.    Post

MYNIC x MALAYSIADAY Photo Contest    Photos

If you are right in the eye of a political hurricane when authorities have shut down the Internet, better craft a local search engine to let local residents surf at least locally. In Belarus, affected by political turbulence, hoster.by, the. BY/. БЕЛ registry, built Boogle and it works! That’s what we call public stewardship. Roll over, Page&Brin!
https://hoster.by/clients/news/7791/

Happening now at #APTLD78:

–  A traditional training preceding #APTLD78, this time about DNS abuse, delivered by IQ Global, got together 40 APTLD Members and guests.  Photo

–  Training Day 2 features Dr.Paul #Vixie delivering a crash course on Passive DNS and ways to use it for investigating incidents.   Video

–  APTLD78 is now officially open, with APTLD Chair Ai-chin LU delivering a great welcoming address to the participants   Photo

–  Our long-standing partners-ICANNN, ccNSO, APNIC, APRALO, APrIGF-are all with us to update the Membership about their recent developments   Photo

–  All you wanted to know about Passive DNS but might be shy to ask – the panel featuring a number of prominent experts to expose the background and the arch essence of the technology   Photo

–  More sessions on the most plumbing matters, and the turnout is still really strong, with over 80+participants online at all times.   Photo

–  Connecting the dots at #APTLD78: Belarus, Montenegro, India, Malaysia and Mexico – literally, sun never sets down in the APTLD region   Post

–  A poster made by PANDI for Session 5 of #APTLD78:  Poster

Curious to know how TLDs are doing? Go no further than https://stats.centr.org/stats/global#global as an ultimate source of highly credible data analyses.

The 5th Belarus IGF will not be held this year. An open letter by the Belarus IGF Program Committee:  Post

Warmest congrats to .AM for its 26 anniversary. It was a challenging quarter of the century +1 year but here is a good reason for optimism-next one will be no easier, so have fun!

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

ICANN

ICANN Launches Pandemic Internet Access Reimbursement Program Pilot
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-08-31-en

Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-08-24-en

(ccNSO)
Heads up: Call for Nominations for the ccNSO Council starting soon
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-28aug20-en.htm

The August 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now.
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-27aug20-en.htm

Save the date! September 2020 ccTLD Community Webinar
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-25aug20-en.htm

20 August 2020 approved ccNSO Council Resolutions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-24aug20-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

Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reference-lgrs-second-level-2020-08-24-en

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