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Newsletter (19 October 2020)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79, Muscat, Oman, 24-25 February 2020
¶ About        ¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (16 Oct 2020)
■ APTLD Members to Assist the Transformation of Cambodia’s ccTLD    View
■ Meeting of the .TL Project Consortium    View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
auDA’s 2019/20 Annual Report highlights transformation and consolidation
https://www.auda.org.au/news/audas-201920-annual-report-highlights-transformation-and-consolidation/

Notice of Annual General Meeting
https://www.auda.org.au/news/notice-of-annual-general-meeting-2020/

More shoppers are seeking out Aussie businesses online
https://www.auda.org.au/news/more-shoppers-are-seeking-out-aussie-businesses-online/

auDA Registrant Review Panel Decision RRP202013118
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-registrant-review-panel-3/

Registrar Profile: Crazy Domains
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/registrar-profile-crazy-domains

3 easy ways to promote your .au website
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/3-easy-ways-promote-your-au-website

NetThing 2020: Driving action within the Australian Internet community
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/netthing-2020-driving-action-within-australian-internet-community

(.IN  NIXI)
Applications are invited for empanelment of “Arbitrators” for deciding .IN and IDN domain complaints as per INDRP. Download:
https://www.registry.in/system/files/Empanelment_Policy_for_Arbitrators_.pdf

NIXI invites applications for empanelment of Lawyers. Download:
https://www.registry.in/system/files/Empanelment_Policy_for_Lawyers.pdf

(.JP  JPRS)
JPRS Held 11th “.jp DNSSEC Key Ceremony”
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2020/201007.html

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
.nz Advisory Panel makes its recommendations to InternetNZ
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/nz-advisory-panel-makes-its-recommendations-to-internetnz/

Community bytes vol. 2
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/community-bytes-vol-2/

Infodemiology of Covid-19: navigating misinformation in New Zealand
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/infodemiology-of-covid-19-navigating-misinformation-in-new-zealand/

Election technology policies; do they do enough?
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/election-technology-policies-do-they-do-enough/

The value of Defenz DNS Firewall
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/the-value-of-defenz-dns-firewall/

(.QA  CRA)
CRA Participates in the World Post Day Ceremony
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-participates-in-the-world-post-day-ceremony

CRA Participates in the 4th Arab Digital Content Forum
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-participates-in-the-4th-arab-digital-content-forum

(.VU  TRBR)
Decision 01 of 2020 – On the Type Approval Certification and Import Permit application processing fees, of the Republic of Vanuatu
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/determinations/decisions/2020/812-decision-01-of-2020-on-the-type-approval-certification-and-import-permit-application-processing-fees-of-the-republic-of-vanuatu

Semptember 2020 – National Youth Councel workshop at Korman Stadium
https://www.trbr.vu/en/consumer/consumer-empowerment/community-awareness/811-semptember-2020-national-youth-councel-workshop-at-korman-stadium

September 2020 – Donating Consumer Fact sheets to Port Vila Library, National Library and National archives
https://www.trbr.vu/en/consumer/consumer-empowerment/community-awareness/810-donating-consumer-fact-sheets-to-port-vila-library-national-library-and-national-archives-2020

September 2020 – Consultation on the Vanuatu National Cybersecurity strategy Policy 2020 – 2030
https://www.trbr.vu/en/consumer/consumer-empowerment/community-awareness/809-community-awareness-september-2020

(iQ Global AS)
iQ DevOps designs, develops and operates platforms, websites and portals for the domain industry.
https://blog.iq.global/2020/10/08/iq-devops-designs-develops-and-operates-platforms-websites-and-portals-for-the-domain-industry/

(iThreat)
“Cybersecurity tends to be a challenge even under normal circumstances. But the coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown have created even greater obstacles for IT and security professionals. ”
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-beef-up-cybersecurity-in-a-remote-work-environment/

Public Interest Registry: #ORGImpactAwards
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/public-interest-registry_orgimpactawards-behindthescenes-covid19-activity-6719011278846758912-rm4F

(.ME  DoMEn)
How to navigate online learning with your kids
https://domain.me/how-to-navigate-online-learning-with-your-kids/

Meet Navaf- Building A Career In UI/UX Design
https://domain.me/meet-navaf-building-a-career-in-ui-ux-design/

10 Domain Name Generators for a Great Domain Name
https://domain.me/choosing-domain-name-10-domain-name-generators-may-help/

Meet Shiblee: An Award-Winning Creative Technologist
https://domain.me/meet-shiblee-an-award-winning-creative-technologist/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Real Project School competition kicks off
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26731/

Coordination Center Deputy Director nominated for ccNSO Board
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26730/

Applications open for 2020 Runet Prize contest
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26729/

News conference on applications for Runet Prize
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26708/

All stakeholders must adhere to responsible conduct on the internet
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26717/

Fifty-five registrars accredited in.RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26716/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ to support Cambodian ccTLD upgrades
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26692/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ holds online training for registrars
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26687/

Registrar Data Escrow service in .RU and .РФ now provided in pilot mode
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26678/

Summer Internet Governance School closed
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26679/

Others

APrIGF 2020 Completed. Watch it Again!!
https://ap.rigf.asia/2020-aprigf/aprigf-2020-virtual-live-stream/

The promises and peril of machine-learning for cybersecurity
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/19/the-promises-and-peril-of-machine-learning-for-cybersecurity/

Event Wrap: VNIX-NOG 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/19/event-wrap-vnix-nog-2020/

98% of Taiwan’s IP address holders have signed RPKI ROAs
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/16/98-of-taiwans-ip-address-holders-have-signed-rpki-roas/

Virtual leap makes Tongan Women in ICT busier than ever
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/16/virtual-leap-makes-tongan-women-in-ict-busier-than-ever/

Event Wrap: NetThing 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/15/event-wrap-netthing-2020/

Event Wrap: APrIGF 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/15/event-wrap-aprigf-2020/

NetDice verifies your SLAs using probabilistic analysis
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/15/netdice-verifies-your-slas-using-probabilistic-analysis/

Connecting Bhutan’s remote locations with TV White Space
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/14/connecting-bhutans-remote-locations-with-tv-white-space/

Mantis: Reactive programmable switches
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/13/mantis-reactive-programmable-switches/

DDoS hide and seek: on the effectiveness of a booter service takedown
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/12/ddos-hide-and-seek-on-the-effectiveness-of-a-booter-service-takedown/

Event Wrap: HKNOG 9.0
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/09/event-wrap-hknog-9-0/

Security round up (July-September 2020)
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/09/security-round-up-july-september-2020/

Multi-domain information exposure using ALTO: The good, the bad and the solution
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/08/multi-domain-information-exposure-using-alto-the-good-the-bad-and-the-solution/

Event Wrap: TWNIC RPKI Day
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/07/event-wrap-twnic-rpki-day/

ALTO: Application-Layer Traffic Optimization protocol
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/07/alto-application-layer-traffic-optimization-protocol/

Enabling privacy-aware zone exchanges among authoritative and recursive DNS servers
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/10/06/enabling-privacy-aware-zone-exchanges-among-authoritative-and-recursive-dns-servers/

EU Policy Update – September 2020
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/september-2020.html

VIDEO: CENTR explains the role of the DNS in tackling illegal content online
https://www.centr.org/news/news/video-cctlds-online-content.html

Registrars and ccTLD registries meet for online pan-European Registrar Day
https://www.centr.org/news/news/registrars-and-cctld-registries-meet-for-online-pan-european-registrar-day.html

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Lawmakers Want to Break Up Big Tech Firms
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/10/the-week-in-internet-news-u-s-lawmakers-want-to-break-up-big-tech-firms/

The Internet of Food
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/10/the-internet-of-food/

The Week in Internet News: Judge Blocks U.S. TikTok Ban
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/10/the-week-in-internet-news-judge-blocks-u-s-tiktok-ban/

Digital Skills Insights: ITU drives skills debate to help ensure that existing inequalities are not exacerbated, and everyone can profit fully from the benefits of digital transformation
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr21-2020-digital-skills-insights-new-technologies-transformation.aspx

ITU Virtual Digital World 2020 to focus on “Building the digital world. Together.”
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/MA05-2020-ITU-Virtual-Digital-World.aspx

World Space Week: How ITU improves life on Earth by supporting satellites
https://news.itu.int/world-space-week-itu-improves-life-earth-supporting-satellites/

Meet the 2020 EQUALS in Tech Awards finalists
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/16/12/49/2020-EQUALS-in-Tech-Awards-Finalists

Digital Buying Guide sets benchmark for next-generation procurement
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/15/12/21/Digital-Buying-Guide-sets-benchmark-for-next-generation-procurement

How ITU is stemming the e-waste surge with standards, studies and more
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/13/19/26/World-Standards-Day-2020-ITU-stemming-e-waste-surge-with-standards

Here’s how we can meet the global need for digital skills development
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/09/23/16/43/Digital-Skills-Insights-2020-report-Doreen-Bogdan-Martin

Satellite innovation: Space technology to reach the unconnected
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/13/07/22/Satellite-innovation-Space-technology-to-reach-the-unconnected

New smart city standards Joint Task Force established by ITU, ISO and IEC
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/08/13/10/New-smart-city-standards-Joint-Task-Force-established-by-ITU-ISO-and-IEC

Digital government at the heart of Vietnam’s national strategy – and online at ITU Virtual Digital World 2020
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/09/10/32/Digital-government-Vietnam-national-strategy-ITU-Virtual-Digital-World-2020

Mapping ICT infrastructure and financial inclusion in Mexico
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/06/07/37/Mapping-financial-inclusion-Mexico-FIGI

How more inclusive ICT policy and infrastructure could stem the spread of COVID-19
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/05/11/54/How-more-inclusive-ICT-policy-and-infrastructure-influence-could-stem-the-spread-of-COVID-19

EQUALS and POWER join forces to close the digital gender divide by 2030
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/10/05/11/17/EQUALS-POWER-digital-gender-divide-2030-Doreen-Bogdan-Martin

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/

New Data Reveals Phishing Attacks Are Bigger Than Reported, Exact Size of Problem Unknown
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201013-new-data-reveals-phishing-attacks-are-bigger-than-reported/

CENTR Has Released an Animated Video on ccTLDs and Their Technical Role Concerning Content
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201013-centr-animated-video-on-cctlds-technical-role-concerning-content/

Lockdown bump was worth $600,000 to ICANN, but end of Club Med saves 10x as much
http://domainincite.com/25975-lockdown-bump-was-worth-600000-to-icann-but-end-of-club-med-saves-10x-as-much

That .sucks weirdness? Worse than I thought
http://domainincite.com/25964-that-sucks-weirdness-worse-than-i-thought

Forty weddings and a funeral? .wed is dead but may come up for auction
http://domainincite.com/25945-forty-weddings-and-a-funeral-wed-is-dead-but-may-come-up-for-auction

Holy Scheisse! Did you know ICANN 69 starts TOMORROW?
http://domainincite.com/25941-holy-scheisse-did-you-know-icann-69-starts-tomorrow

NamesCon will be back to in-person events next July
http://domainincite.com/25935-namescon-will-be-back-to-in-person-events-next-july

.eu registry contract up for grabs
http://domainincite.com/25933-eu-registry-contract-up-for-grabs-2

EURid suspends and delays thousands of coronavirus domains
http://domainincite.com/25931-eurid-suspends-and-delays-thousands-of-coronavirus-domains

Peaceful transfer of power? GNSO’s next chair is a shoo-in
http://domainincite.com/25917-peaceful-transfer-of-power-gnsos-next-chair-is-a-shoo-in

Two American women appointed to ICANN board
http://domainincite.com/25915-two-american-women-appointed-to-icann-board

Europe’s top dogs could decide the future of Whois
http://domainincite.com/25911-europes-top-dogs-could-decide-the-future-of-whois

EURid Web Awards Moves Online
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/10/08/eurid-web-awards-moves-online/

Video: DNS and Illegal Content
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/10/14/video-dns-and-illegal-content/

Social Media

Happening now at ICANN69:
  • 14 Oct: The ccNSO IG Liaison Committee chaired by Pierre Bonis of Afnic     Photo
  • 13 Oct: meeting with nominees for the ccNSO Council. APTLD takes a special pride in seeing 3 of its members CNNIC, NIXI, and KISA running for the Council. We wish them luck.    Photo
  • 13 Oct: ccNSO members got together to discuss quite complex (for many) and outdated or inadequate (for some) Rules that guide its operation. In all earnest, very few actually read the Rules, least have any memory of them. However, just like COVID19, they have been around and one has to live with them.

Bet you’ve been dying for another round of IG discussions- here is a good chance for you a revamped APSIG at your service!
Fellowship Registration is now open for the 2020 Edition of the Asia-Pacific School on Internet Governance (APSIG 2020), which is being conducted as a Virtual Edition during 26-28 November 2020. Those interested are requested to apply at the following link:
Registration Link: https://fellowship.apnic.net/
(Registration is required before an application can be made)
Application Deadline: 26 October 2020 23:59
Tentative Agenda and other event details are available on the event website (https://www.apsig2020.org.np).

TRBR Awareness at Malapoa College, Vanuatu     Post

Congratulations, CENTR, on a very good job for the society: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVwKDq-qUwY&feature=youtu.be

The UASG Report is out now- check it out at: https://uasg.tech/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/UASG-FY20-Readiness-Report-20200917.pdf

Warmest congrats to @Jeff Bedser on receiving a prestigious awards and helping people both online and offline:
PIR: As one of our 2020 #ORGImpactAwards judges, CEO of iThreat and Vice-Chair of PIR’s Board of Directors, Jeff Bedser strongly believes in the mission of .ORG – empowering those who are dedicated to improving the world.
#BehindTheScenes: Jeff’s company, iThreat, has supported the community by donating almost 2000 meals to those suffering from food insecurity during the #COVID19 pandemic.
Meet more of the 2020 #OIA judges at orgimpactawards.org

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

ICANN

ICANN Publishes FY20 Financial Results
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-10-15-en

Preliminary Issue Report on a Policy Development Process to Review the Transfer Policy
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-10-12-en

ICANN Board Approves Two-Year Extension of President and CEO’s Term
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-10-09-en

DRAFT PTI and IANA FY22 Operating Plan and Budgets
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2020-10-08-en

ICANN Root Server Cluster in Singapore Now Live
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-10-08-en

Recommendations for Early Warning for Root Zone Scaling
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-10-05-en

(ccNSO)
We seek your input and feedback regarding the ICANN69 ccNSO Members Meeting
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-16oct20-en.htm

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting at ICANN69 – 20 October
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/news/announcements

Consult the latest PTI update to the ccNSO and broader ccTLD community
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-15oct20-en.htm

The October 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15oct20-en.htm

The current .co ccTLD Manager joins as newest member of the ccNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09oct20-en.htm

ccNSO Council Elections: Candidate List
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-08oct20-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposed Amendment 1 to the .JOBS Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-amendment-1-jobs-registry-agreement-2020-09-30-en

Recommendations for Early Warning for Root Zone Scaling
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/recommendations-early-warning-root-scaling-2020-10-05-en

DRAFT PTI and IANA FY22 Operating Plan and Budget
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-iana-fy22-budgets-2020-10-08-en

Preliminary Issue Report on a Policy Development Process to Review the Transfer Policy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/transfer-policy-pdp-review-2020-10-12-en

IANA Naming Function Review (IFR) Initial Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ifr-initial-report-2020-10-08-en

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