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Newsletter (5 October 2020)

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Recent Updates:



■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79, Muscat, Oman, 24-25 February 2020
   ¶ About        ¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (2 Oct 2020)
■ APTLD Members to Assist the Transformation of Cambodia’s ccTLD    View
■ Meeting of the  .TL Project Consortium    View
 

Members News


(.AU  auDA)
DNS Flag Day 2020
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/dns-flag-day-2020
 
CSC Webinar: Domain Security Best Practices for Australian Corporations
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/csc-webinar-domain-security-best-practices-australian-corporations
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign to Report Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
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(.JP  JPRS)
JP Domain Names Surpassed 1.6 Million
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2020/201002.html
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
From NetHui: Digital Wings Rangatahi workshops
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/from-nethui-digital-wings-rangatahi-workshops/
 
Political parties urged to commit to digital inclusion action plan
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/political-parties-urged-to-commit-to-digital-inclusion-action-plan/
 
COVID & the Internet – where to next?
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/covid-and-the-internet-where-to-next/
 
Your guide to the broadband map
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/your-guide-to-the-broadband-map/
 
DNC Newsletter October 2020
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/2005
 
(.QA  CRA)
Telecom Consumers Can Transfer their Fixed Numbers from One Service Provider to Another
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/telecom-consumers-can-transfer-their-fixed-numbers-from-one-service-provider-to-another
 
CRA Extends the Temporary Assignment of Additional Spectrum Granted to Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar to Provide Mobile Telecom Services
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/temporary-assignment-of-additional-spectrum-granted-to-ooredoo-qatar-and-vodafone
 
(.SB  OurTelekom)
Basi Futbol partners with Telekom
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/basi-futbol-partners-with-telekom/
 
(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
The Trademark Clearinghouse will track the use of brand names and .COM
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1471
 
(.VU  TRBR)
Community Awareness, September 2020
https://www.trbr.vu/en/consumer/consumer-empowerment/community-awareness/809-community-awareness-september-2020
 
Broadcasting Licence Procedure and Application
https://www.trbr.vu/en/broadcasting/broadcasting-licence/broadcasting-application/808-broadcasting-licence-procedure-and-application
 
(.WF  Afnic)
Results of the 2020 Registrar client satisfaction survey
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12278/show/results-of-the-2020-registrar-client-satisfaction-survey.html
 
Global Citizens’ Dialogue, France Edition
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12272/show/global-citizens-dialogue-france-edition.html
 
(iQ Global AS)
Automate some of your domain name abuse management workflow (Watch the 2 minute video explainer)
https://blog.iq.global/2020/09/29/automate-some-of-your-domain-name-abuse-management-workflow/
 
iQ Domain Analytics Campaign Tracker saves time, headaches and resource costs.
https://blog.iq.global/2020/09/22/iq-domain-analytics-campaign-tracker-saves-time-headaches-and-resource-costs/
 
(iThreat)
Did you miss our latest insider threats webinar? John “JT” Mendoza and Mike Gips discussed the Mallory, Manning, and Alexis cases and how to prevent them. We also discuss the recent thwarted insider malware attack at a major electric vehicle company. Check out what separated the thwarted attack from the successful ones.
https://twitter.com/iThreatInfo/status/1311328990867656704
There’s still time to view our recording! https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/
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“The driving force behind the uptick in gaming-related crime is a sudden spike in usage of online games, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and social-distancing lockdowns, according to researchers.”
https://threatpost.com/gamer-juicy-target-for-hackers/159507/
 
“Years after he threatened to publicly release information from hacking victims unless they agreed to his digital extortion demands, Nathan Wyatt is headed to a U.S. prison.”
https://www.cyberscoop.com/dark-overlord-hacker-guilty-ransomware/
 
“German authorities last week disclosed that a ransomware attack on the University Hospital of Düsseldorf caused a failure of IT systems, resulting in the death of a woman who had to be sent to another hospital that was 20 miles away.”
https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/a-patient-dies-after-ransomware-attack.html
 
(Netnod)
New Proposed Standard to ensure secure time on the Internet
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/new-proposed-standard-to-ensure-secure-time-o
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
10 tips on how to choose a perfect domain name
https://domain.me/10-tips-on-how-to-choose-a-perfect-domain-name/
 
Meet Ramin – Designer with a Goal to Beat Expectations
https://domain.me/meet-ramin-designer-with-a-goal-to-exceed-expectations/
 
Digital creative outlets that will empower your child
https://domain.me/digital-creative-outlets-that-will-empower-your-child/
 
Meet Lirona: An Award-Winning Designer
https://domain.me/meet-lirona-an-award-winning-designer/
 
(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Coronadomains: No second wave?
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26662/
 
DOT Journalism 2020: One month until the finals
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26670/
 
Applications are open for IP&IT LAW 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26654/
 
Ten years of TLD .РФ: Results and prospects
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26655/
 
New line-up of the Coordination Center Council meets
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26643/
 
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ publishes opinion poll results
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26639/
 
People must play a central role in internet governance
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26632/
 
10th anniversary of .РФ marked at RIF in the City
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26625/
 
How to use Cyrillic email
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26624/
 
Blocking websites with illegal content does not solve the problem of online fraud
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26616/
 
IP&IT LAW 2020 winners announced
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26615/
 
Welcome to the new Bug Bounty program
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26608/
 

Others
 

APrIGF 2020 Synthesis Document Draft 0 is published!
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2020/aprigf-2020-synthesis-document-draft0-live.html
 
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 Cybersecurity Call for contributions open until 17 October
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/bpf-cybersecurity-2020-call-for-contributions
 
Web cache attacks in the tangled web
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/02/web-cache-attacks-in-the-tangled-web/
 
Are you filtering for inbound spoofed packets? Chances are you’re not
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/05/are-you-filtering-for-inbound-spoofed-packets-chances-are-youre-not/
 
A tale of VoIP, NAT and some confused engineers
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/29/a-tale-of-voip-nat-and-some-confused-engineers/
 
Evolving threats in maritime VSAT security
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/01/evolving-threats-in-maritime-vsat-security/
 
Connect to IPv6 everywhere with VIIRB
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/30/connect-to-ipv6-everywhere-with-viirb/
 
Scaling the root of the DNS
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/28/scaling-the-root-of-the-dns/
 
Have your say on Dynamic Coalition for Internet Standards, Security and Safety
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/25/have-your-say-on-dynamic-coalition-for-internet-standards-security-and-safety/
 
Women in ICT: Overcoming challenges builds better professionals
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/25/women-in-ict-overcoming-challenges-builds-better-professionals/
 
APNIC EC appoints Nicole Chan to NRO NC
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/24/apnic-ec-appoints-nicole-chan-to-nro-nc/
 
IPv6 adoption can accelerate in a pandemic
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/24/ipv6-adoption-can-accelerate-in-a-pandemic/
 
Event Wrap: APTLD 78
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/22/event-wrap-aptld-78/
 
Career advice for the Internet sector
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/09/22/career-advice-for-the-internet-sector/
 
CENTR: The Administrative Working Group meets virtually
https://www.centr.org/news/news/the-administrative-working-group-meets-virtually.html
 
The Internet Is Built on ‘Intermediaries’ – They Should Be Protected
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/10/the-internet-is-built-on-intermediaries-they-should-be-protected/
 
Launching the First-Ever Virtual Indigenous Connectivity Summit
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/10/launching-the-first-ever-virtual-indigenous-connectivity-summit/
 
NTS RFC Published: New Standard to Ensure Secure Time on the Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/10/nts-rfc-published-new-standard-to-ensure-secure-time-on-the-internet/
 
Can You Spare a Minute? Network Time Security Featured on The Hedge Podcast
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/09/can-you-spare-a-minute-network-time-security-featured-on-the-hedge-podcast/
 
What Does Normal Look Like Now? COVID’s Impact on the Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/09/what-does-normal-look-like-now-covids-impact-on-the-internet/
 
Internet Society: Russia’s Proposal Would Weaken the Internet, Make It Less Secure
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2020/internet-society-russias-proposal-would-weaken-the-internet-make-it-less-secure/
 
ICANN playing ping-pong on closed generics controversy
http://domainincite.com/25909-icann-playing-ping-pong-on-closed-generics-controversy
 
Has ICANN cut off its regulatory hands?
http://domainincite.com/25906-has-icann-cut-off-its-regulatory-hands
 
Will you shut up, man? Trump takedown domain on sale for ridiculous fee
http://domainincite.com/25903-will-you-shut-up-man-trump-takedown-domain-on-sale-for-ridiculous-fee
 
This ICANN comment period is a Kafkaesque nightmare
http://domainincite.com/25894-this-icann-comment-period-is-a-kafkaesque-nightmare
 
Could .cpa be the most successful new gTLD sunrise yet?
http://domainincite.com/25892-could-cpa-be-the-most-successful-new-gtld-sunrise-yet
 
ICANN 69 returning to YouTube
http://domainincite.com/25890-icann-69-returning-to-youtube
 
Whois plan approved, but it may be a waste of money
http://domainincite.com/25883-whois-plan-approved-but-it-may-be-a-waste-of-money
 
Should YOU have to pay when lawyers access your private Whois info?
http://domainincite.com/25880-should-you-have-to-pay-when-lawyers-access-your-private-whois-info
 
Nominet shuts down “hostile” discussion forum
http://domainincite.com/25878-nominet-shuts-down-hostile-discussion-forum
 
Donuts to launch .contact next week
http://domainincite.com/25876-donuts-to-launch-contact-next-week
 
GoDaddy denies weird front-running claim
http://domainincite.com/25874-godaddy-denies-weird-front-running-claim
 
Is India’s largest registrar about to go titsup? And where the hell is ICANN?
http://domainincite.com/25869-is-indias-largest-registrar-about-to-go-titsup-and-where-the-hell-is-icann
 
Brexit Campaign EU Domain is now …. Irish?
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/10/02/brexit-campaign-eu-domain-is-now-irish/
 
RIPE 81 Registration Open
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/09/22/ripe-81-registration-open/
 
GoDaddy and Afternic Take Step to Work More Seamlessly
https://domaininvesting.com/godaddy-and-afternic-take-step-to-work-more-seamlessly/
 

Social Media


Pooling forces, promoting partnerships, sharing expertise – our Members are really good at – Photo
(APTLD Members to Assist the Transformation of Cambodia’s ccTLD)
 
APTLD on Oct 1: Today is a special day for Hoster.by as the nation celebrates the 5th anniversary of .БЕЛ, the IDN for Belarus. Boasting over 14K registrations, this is a very vibrant Cyrillic-langugage ccTLD- our warmest congratulations to our colleagues and friends and best wishes for many years of a very productive work for the country and global community!

  • Hoster.by: Dear colleagues, thank you very much for the kind wishes! Last year we were happy to announce 15K registrations in .БЕЛ, but unfortunately this year has been rather tough. Nevertheless, we hope that 2021 will be much better and we will continue doing our best to manage belarusian national TLDs. Especially, having APTLD as our reliable partner

#DNSFlagDay2020 will be held on Oct 1 and will have 2 objectives: define a default #DNS packet size of 1,232 bytes and force the switch to #TCP transport when more information needs to be sent. Learn more in Hugo Salgado’s (NIC Chile) blog > http://bit.ly/DNSFlagDayen
 
VNIX NOG 2020; 30th September 2020, online and onsite: https://vnix-nog.vn    Post
 
It is with a deep sorrow that we are sharing very sad news from Timor Leste of an early passing away of our dear colleague and friend Eng. Nicolau Santos Celestino, CEO of the. TL registry.
He will be remembered as a very nice and easygoing and amicable fellow, a real patriot of his country and a great enthusiast and supporter of APTLD. He always was full of plans and was about to take on a new project to revamp the. TL registry’s operation…. Farewell, dear friend, may you rest in peace and we will be missing your great sense of humor, candour and vigor.     Post (and Comments)
 
Happening now at APrIGF:

  • Sep 26: #APrIGF kikstarts shortly and APTLD is proud to support it!    Photo
  • Sep 27: the 2020 APrIGF just kickstarted online at aprigf.asia. The Multistakeholder Steering Group has working hard to cope with challenges generated by COVID19 and APTLD is proud to having contributed to the process. We look forward to the most productive discussions in the most unusual environment.    Photo
  • Sep 27: Imagine if we were going through Covid without the Internet. Impossible! (©Jordan Carter, now moderating the opening plenary at APrIGF)   Photo 
  • Sep 28: Just completed at #APrIGF: an APTLD-sponsored trivia quizz was much fun and drew over 60 participants. The winner became Mr. Ananda Gautam from Nepal and the premium Netflix subscription goes to Kathmandu. Our warmest congrats to the winner.   Photo 
  • Sep 29: Join our trivia quiz at the social after Closing Plenary, brought to you by our lovable quizmasters, Samridh Kudesia and Leonid Todorov. Last chance to win the final prize! Register>>https://form.jotform.me/201461944800450
  • Just finished at #APrIGF: the second APTLD-sponsored trivia quizz got together over 40 contenders. The competition was tight and oftentimes industry veterans were beaten by young breed. The prize, an annual subscription to MasterClass went to Pov Nay of Cambodia. Our congratulations to the champion!

Happening now at the ccTLD news session: Mira Fajriyah, a rising star of PANDI‘s legal department talks dispute resolution in. ID, aka PPND.    Photo
 
Happening now: an early ccNSO members’ news session at #ICANN69 features 2 APTLD Ordinary Members – .VU and .ID, and .RU as an Associate Member. Here is Andrew Molivurae highlighting on the. VU redelegation process- Photo
 
George Pongas, GoDaddy Registry: APTLD78 Successfully Pivots to Virtual
 
Time to plan someting truly exciting…Are you ready? The APTLD79 Agenda: http://www.aptld79.om/agenda/


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ICANN


ICANN 2020 Nominating Committee Announces Leadership Selections
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-10-02-en
 
Proposed Amendment 1 to the .JOBS Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-09-30-en
 
Call for Community Groups to Nominate NextGen@ICANN Mentors and Selection Committee Members
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-09-28-en
 
IANA Naming Function Review Team Community Webinar
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-09-21-en
 
(ccNSO)
Call for nominations to the ccNSO Council closed
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-01oct20-en.htm
 

Current ICANN Public Consultations


Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reference-lgrs-second-level-2020-08-24-en
 
Proposed Amendment 1 to the .JOBS Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-amendment-1-jobs-registry-agreement-2020-09-30-en

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