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Newsletter (30 November 2020)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79 Virtual Meeting, 24-25 February 2020
¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (29 Nov 2020)

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Update on Notices of Breach issued to NetAlliance
https://www.auda.org.au/news/update-notices-breach-issued-netalliance

auDA statement on Donuts Inc. planned acquisition of Afilias, Inc.
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-statement-donuts-inc-planned-acquisition-afilias-inc

New rules for .au domain names to launch on 12 April 2021
https://www.auda.org.au/news/new-rules-au-domain-names-launch-12-april-2021

Notices of Breach issued to NetAlliance
https://www.auda.org.au/news/notices-breach-issued-netalliance

Introducing a new look for auDA
https://www.auda.org.au/news/introducing-new-look-auda

The IGF 2020 and our responsibility in cultivating change
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/igf-2020-and-our-responsibility-cultivating-change

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Q3 2020 Domain Name Industry Brief: Internet Grows to 370.7 Million Domain Name Registrations
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-q3-2020-domain-name-industry-brief-internet-grows-to-370-7-million-domain-name-registrations/

Authenticated Resolution and Adaptive Resolution:  Security and Navigational Enhancements to the Domain Name System
https://blog.verisign.com/security/authenticated-resolution-and-adaptive-resolution-security-and-navigational-enhancements-to-the-domain-name-system/

(.KH  TRC)
Announcement on the implementation of the obligations of BDK Tel Co., Ltd in accordance with the letter No. 1443 ប.ទ. dated on November 24, 2020 of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications.
https://www.trc.gov.kh/announcement-on-the-implementation-of-the-obligations-of-bdk-tel-co-ltd-in-accordance-with-the-letter-no-1443-%e1%9e%94-%e1%9e%91-dated-on-november-24-2020-of-the-ministry-of-post-and-telecommuni/

(.MY  MYNIC)
Tender: BIG DATA DNS ANALYTICS SOFTWARE
https://mynic.my/media/tenders/tender-invitation-24/

Tender: ENHANCEMENT OF MYNIC INFRASTRUCTURE: TO UPGRADE STORAGE RESILIENCY WITH STANDARDIZED HARDWARE FOR ANYCAST PROJECT
https://mynic.my/media/tenders/tender-invitation-23/

Budget 2021 Set to Accelerate Digitalisation
https://mynic.my/media/news-articles/budget-2021-set-to-accelerate-digitalisation/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
WITcon20 —  bigger and better
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/witcon20-bigger-and-better/

(.SA  SaudiNIC)
New Website launched
https://nic.sa/en

(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
Lords of the keys to the world internet. Who are they and what do they do
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1474

(.WF  Afnic)
Lucien Castex has been reappointed as a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the IGF
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12398/show/lucien-castex-has-been-reappointed-as-a-member-of-the-multistakeholder-advisory-group-of-the-igf.html

Marianne Georgelin joins Afnic’s Executive Committee as Legal Director
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12390/show/marianne-georgelin-joins-afnic-s-executive-committee-as-legal-director.html

‘Je passe au numérique’: the Afnic initiative for VSEs/SMEs
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12384/show/je-passe-au-numerique-the-afnic-initiative-for-vses-smes.html

(Afilias)
Donuts Inc. to Acquire Afilias, Inc.
https://afilias.info/news/2020/11/23/donuts-inc-acquire-afilias-inc

(iThreat)
“Bumble fumble: An API bug exposed personal information of users like political leanings, astrological signs, education, and even height and weight, and their distance away in miles.”
https://threatpost.com/dating-site-bumble-swipes-unsecured-100m-users/161276/

“Jeff Bedser, CEO of IThreat, APTLD Member, and a prominent expert in DNS, presented on the nature and causes of DNS abuse and elaborated on possible avenues and practical solutions for ccTLDs to be able to cope with the challenge.”
https://aptld.org/about/newsroom/17508/

(Netnod)
How to move towards 100G without breaking the bank
https://press.netnod.se/posts/blogposts/how-to-move-towards-100g-without-breaking-the

New DNSNODE site in Mexico improves DNS service for the region
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/new-dnsnode-site-in-mexico-improves-dns-servi

(.ME  DoMEn)
Trailblazer.me – A Gateway to the Salesforce World
https://domain.me/trailblazer-me-a-gateway-to-the-salesforce-world/

Is Your Website Content Snackable?
https://domain.me/is-your-website-content-snackable/

6 Content Curation Tools You Need to Try
https://domain.me/5-content-curation-tools-you-need-to-try/

Designers: .ME is holding Dribbble Playoffs
https://domain.me/designers-me-is-holding-dribbble-playoffs/

Meet Sai: A Web Developer Who Wears Many Hats
https://domain.me/meet-sai-a-web-developer-who-wears-many-hats/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
Why having a web domain and a Fan Page can increase your sales?
https://www.dominios.mx/why-having-a-web-domain-and-a-fan-page-can-increase-your-sales/

How to digitalize your business
https://www.dominios.mx/guide-to-get-your-business-online/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Runet Prize announces 2020 shortlist
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26937/

The value of connectivity is much higher than that of alienation
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26938/

Options for implementing EAI into EPP presented at IETF 109 Online
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26928/

Internet for All named best documentary at international film festival
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26918/

Online seminar on introducing IDN and EAI support for Java developers
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26916/

Multilingualism on internet: Old challenges and new prospects
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26909/

Coordination Center signs Memorandum of Cooperation with TLD .BY and .БЕЛ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26911/

National registries ensured stable operation during pandemic
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26908/

Universal Acceptance: Balancing supply and demand
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26922/

Internet for All film makes the final of the Profession: Journalist festival
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26890/

Universal Acceptance directly connected with ensuring internet inclusivity
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26891/

Others

IGF 2021 MAG Appointed
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/mag-2021-members

IGF 2020 Closing UN Press Release
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2020/11/inclusive-and-meaningful-access-to-internet-key-for-strong-covid-19-recovery-igf-concludes-with-calls-for-global-unity-to-bridge-digital-divides/

IGF 2020 UN Secretary-General’s Remarks
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/9615/2359

Can networks run themselves? Imagining Networking 3.0
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/30/can-networks-run-themselves-imagining-networking-3-0/

Which practices help us maintain a secure cyberspace in the Asia Pacific?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/26/which-practices-help-maintain-secure-cyberspace-asia-pacific/

Thoughts from IETF 109
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/25/thoughts-from-ietf-109/

Engineering for a rainy day
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/27/engineering-for-a-rainy-day/

Event Wrap: bdIGF 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/26/event-wrap-bdigf-2020/

Event Wrap: TWIGF 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/26/event-wrap-twigf-2020/

How centralized is DNS traffic becoming?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/24/how-centralized-is-dns-traffic-becoming/

The two types of AS0
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/23/the-two-types-of-as0/

Strict Transport Security vs. HTTPS Resource Records: the showdown
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/23/strict-transport-security-vs-https-resource-records-the-showdown/

APNIC now supports RFC-aligned ‘publish in parent’ self-hosted RPKI
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/20/apnic-now-supports-rfc-aligned-publish-in-parent-self-hosted-rpki/

Moving RPKI beyond routing security
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/20/moving-rpki-beyond-routing-security/

Event Wrap: Youth IGF India 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/19/event-wrap-youth-igf-india-2020/

RIPE Atlas marks 10 years with Software Probes Deployathon
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/19/ripe-atlas-marks-10-years-with-software-probes-deployathon/

How to use blocklists effectively
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/19/how-to-use-blocklists-effectively/

The CENTRstats Global TLD Report 2020/3 has been published
https://www.centr.org/news/news/global-tld-report-2020-4.html

Internet Society Foundation Awards over $1 Million in Digital Skills Development Grants
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/internet-society-foundation-awards-over-1-million-in-digital-skills-development-grants/

The Week in Internet News: Siberian Student Climbs Tree to Get Internet Access
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/the-week-in-internet-news-siberian-student-climbs-tree-to-get-internet-access/

COVID-19 Magnifies Inequality in Internet Accessibility
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2020/covid-19-magnifies-inequality-in-internet-accessibility/

European Union, Use Facts to Make Cybersecurity Decisions – Not Myths
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/breaking-encryption-myths/

Contributing to the Internet Society Governance Reform Working Group
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/contributing-to-the-internet-society-governance-reform-working-group/

Prestigious Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Presented to Onno W. Purbo
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2020/prestigious-jonathan-b-postel-service-award-presented-to-onno-w-purbo/

Internet Society Continues Strong Support for the IETF’s Critical Work on Open Standards
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/2020-postel-award-winner-uses-human-touch-to-bridge-the-digital-divide/

The Week in Internet News: A Change in U.S. Internet Policy?
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/the-week-in-internet-news-a-change-in-u-s-internet-policy/

ITU completes evaluation for global affirmation of IMT-2020 technologies
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr26-2020-evaluation-global-affirmation-imt-2020-5g.aspx

Here’s how we can strengthen cybersecurity for ‘the New Normal’
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/25/16/59/Stronger-cybersecurity-new-normal-Malcolm-Johnson

UAE Pass: The digital identity solution unlocking thousands of services in the United Arab Emirates
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/24/12/13/UAE-Pass-digital-identity-United-Arab-Emirates-digital-transformation

AI for Good Innovation Factory: Meet the 2020 Innovation Champions
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/24/08/13/AI-for-Good-Innovation-Factory-2020-Champions

An easier way to navigate Article 5 of the ITU Radio Regulations
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/23/08/38/Navigate-Article-5-ITU-Radio-Regulations-RR5-TFA

Register now for the first online ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/17/15/42/Register-now-for-the-first-online-ITU-Kaleidoscope-academic-conference

Long history, bright future: Geostationary satellite innovation on the rise
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/16/16/41/Geostationary-satellite-innovation

ITU and Norway partner to provide 14,000 Ghanaians with job-ready digital skills
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/16/15/06/ITU-Norway-partnership-Ghana-digital-skills

10 things you didn’t know rely on the ITU Radio Regulations
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/16/08/16/10-things-rely-on-ITU-Radio-Regulations

DDoS Attacks Are Surging Both in Frequency and Sophistication
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201123-ddos-attacks-are-surging-both-in-frequency-and-sophistication/

Donuts to Acquire Afilias
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201119-donuts-acquires-afilias/

U.S. Military Is Buying Location Data of People Around the World Through Ordinary Apps
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201117-us-military-buying-location-data-of-people-through-apps/

Vaccine agency to get more domain takedown powers next year
http://domainincite.com/26071-vaccine-agency-to-get-more-domain-takedown-powers-next-year

Domain growth dropped off in Q3, says Verisign
http://domainincite.com/26069-domain-growth-dropped-off-in-q3-says-verisign

Donuts boss discusses shock Afilias deal
http://domainincite.com/26067-donuts-boss-discusses-shock-afilias-deal

GoDaddy has a secret weapon in its push into corporate domains
http://domainincite.com/26058-godaddy-has-a-secret-weapon-in-its-push-into-corporate-domains

Donuts acquires Afilias to create registry giant
http://domainincite.com/26059-breaking-donuts-acquires-afilias-to-create-registry-giant

ICANN finally addresses Net 4 India meltdown, but mysteries remain
http://domainincite.com/26054-icann-finally-addresses-net-4-india-meltdown-but-mysteries-remain

Masochistic mug urgently wanted for thankless, pay-free ICANN leadership role
http://domainincite.com/26051-masochistic-mug-urgently-wanted-for-thankless-pay-free-icann-leadership-role

ICANN made over $500k in secret lawyer payments over [REDACTED] legal dispute
http://domainincite.com/26044-icann-made-over-500k-in-secret-lawyer-payments-over-redacted-legal-dispute

European ICANN 69 “Read-out”
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/11/19/european-icann-69-read-out/

Social Engineering Causes “Incursion at GoDaddy”
https://domaininvesting.com/social-engineering-causes-incursion-at-godaddy/

GoDaddy Acquires GCD.com for GoDaddy Corporate Domains
https://domaininvesting.com/godaddy-acquires-gcd-com-for-godaddy-corporate-domains/

Outcome of the 15th Internet Governance Forum
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/26907/

Social Media

Change of leadership at .OM: we welcome Mr. Omar Al-Qatabi as the new head of the registry and bid farewell to Mr. Mohammad Al-Kindly and thank him for his service to the .OM team and the community, and wish him every success in his future endeavors.

APTLD79 to be held online: This is the same challenge: http://aptld79.om/agenda/ but safety and health always come first.

Happening now at the EE DNS Forum: a session on new technologies to use, augment, or even challenge, DNS: blockchain, IoT, you name it…. and myths and prejudices and fears behind them.      Post

Our warmest congrats, Jiankang Yao, and many thanks for making the race really tough, Boyoung and Anil Kumar! That was a great shot for you and we wish you best of luck next time:
The voting in the elections for the position of ccNSO council member – Asia-Pacific region closed on 17 November 2020 (23:59 UTC). This is to inform you about the election results. At the closure of the elections, 35 members (66 %) casted their votes: Anil Kumar Jain received 11 votes, Boyoung Kim also received 11 votes and Jiankang Yao received 13 votes.

Happening now: the Eastern European DNS Forum got together registries from Eastern Europe and the former USSR for an online event originally to be hosted by .GE of Georgia. The session on business continuity drew 63 participants-surely not least because it featured 3 APTLD Members – .KZ, .RU and .BY, and also UA, boasted a string of candid presentations, pretty interactive format and nostalgia for the legendary Georgian hospitality (those APTLD Members who were in Tbilisi 3 years ago will certainly agree with us ; )      Post

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

ICANN

Call for Expressions of Interest: Community Representatives Group to Select Independent Review Process Standing Panel
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-11-18-en

Registration Now Open for the 2020 LAC Domain Names Week
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-11-17-en

Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors and Selection Committee Members
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-11-16-en

(ccNSO)
The November 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-26nov20-en.htm

Call for volunteers: ccNSO Strategic and Operational Planning Standing Committee (SOPC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-25nov20-en.htm

Volunteers needed: Drafting Team ccNSO statement as a response to questions from ICANN legal regarding a Bylaw change to include IDN ccTLDs as members to the ccNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-24nov20-en.htm

Voting results ICANN Board Seat 12
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-20nov20-en.htm

Election results: ccNSO Council Asia-Pacific region
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-19nov20-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Recommendations for ICANN’s Root Name Service Strategy and Implementation
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/root-name-service-implementation-2020-10-27-en

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