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Newsletter (14 December 2020)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79 Virtual Meeting, 24-25 February 2021
¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (11 Dec 2020)

■ APTLD Members Facilitate LANIC’s Unique Report and Contribute to a Groundbreaking ASEAN Online Workshop on IDNs and Universal Acceptance     View

■ APTLD Commits to Support Pacific IGF 2021, Joins Forces with the Local Community     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Safeguarding your business against ransomware attacks
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/safeguarding-your-business-against-ransomware-attacks
How an API can benefit your online business

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
A Balanced DNS Information Protection Strategy: Minimize at Root and TLD, Encrypt When Needed Elsewhere
https://blog.verisign.com/security/a-balanced-dns-information-protection-strategy-minimize-at-root-and-tld-encrypt-when-needed-elsewhere/

Cybersecurity Considerations in the Work-From-Home Era
https://blog.verisign.com/security/cybersecurity-considerations-in-the-work-from-home-era/

(.JP  JPRS)
JPRS Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary
https://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2020/201207.html

(.MY  MYNIC)
MYNIC Launches PRIME (Program Realisasi Impian Ekonomi Digital) To Drive Digital Adoption Across Malaysia
https://mynic.my/media/press-releases/mynic-launches-prime-program-realisasi-impian-ekonomi-digital-to-drive-digital-adoption-across-malaysia/

MYNIC Provides 20,000 ‘.biz.my’ Domain Names Under PRIME To Grow Malaysian Online Businesses
https://mynic.my/media/news-articles/mynic-provides-20000-biz-my-domain-names-under-prime-to-grow-malaysian-online-businesses/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
How did we go with our 2020 predictions?
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/how-did-we-go-with-our-2020-predictions/

On-demand funding available
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/on-demand-funding-available/

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

(.QA  CRA)
CRA Publishes Spectrum Plan for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-spectrum-plan-for-fifa-world-cup-qatar-2022

(.TW  TWNIC)
TWNIC Published the Results of Stakeholder Survey 2020
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2020/12/04/16296/

(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
Happy Constitution Day of the Republic of Uzbekistan!
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1475

(.WF  Afnic)
Three major projects on the roadmap of the Afnic International College
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12413/show/three-major-projects-on-the-roadmap-of-the-afnic-international-college.html

(Netnod)
Netnod publish white paper on Network Time Security
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-publish-white-paper-on-network-time-se

(.ME  DoMEn)
Changing jobs might be easier than you think!
https://domain.me/changing-jobs-might-be-easier-than-you-think/

Ooblee.me: Online Shopping Meets Social Networking
https://domain.me/ooblee-me-online-shopping-meets-social-networking/

Surprise Christmas Gifts for Your Kids
https://domain.me/surprise-christmas-gifts-for-your-kids/

Meet Sabrina: A multidisciplinary .MEr
https://domain.me/meet-sabrina-a-multidisciplinary-mer/

How to keep your website content relevant
https://domain.me/how-to-keep-your-website-content-relevant/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
How to prepare your website for Christmas sales?
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-prepare-your-website-for-christmas-sales/

First steps to start a business
https://www.dominios.mx/first-steps-to-start-a-business/

(.RS  RNIDS)
The importance of having your own domain name in e-commerce
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/importance-having-your-own-domain-name-in-e-commerce

Digital revolution 4.0 – from the legal standpoint
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/digital-revolution-40-%E2%80%93-legal-standpoint

“See you on the Net” – Vint Cerf’s message from the Sixth RSNOG Conference
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/see-you-on-net%E2%80%9D-%E2%80%93-vint-cerf%E2%80%99s-message-sixth-rsnog-conference

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Training experts to represent Russia’s interests on the global stage
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26996/

Results of the 9th Explore the Internet and Govern It! national online championship for school and university students
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26997/

RIGF 2021: Suggest a session topic
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26981/

Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Intellectual Property Court
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26982/

Statuettes with .РФ domain logo awarded at Runet Prize ceremony
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26980/

Today’s children can be motivated to read with help from internet and digital technologies
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26963/

Number of coronavirus-related domains continues to grow
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26967/

Meeting of the Council of the Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26950/

Petersburg Internet Network (PIN) begins to work as registrar
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/26949/

Others

IGF: Join NRIs Coordination Session on 16 Dec at 14:00 UTC
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-nris-coordination-session

BPF Gender & Access Output
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/bpf-gender-and-access

BPF Local Content Output
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/bpf-on-local-content

APNIC expands RDAP to the cloud with new clusters
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/10/apnic-expands-rdap-to-the-cloud-with-new-clusters/
DNS-over-HTTPS in Unbound
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/14/dns-over-https-in-unbound/

How APNIC scaled RDAP cloud architecture
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/11/how-apnic-scaled-rdap-cloud-architecture/

The impact of COVID-19 on last-mile latency
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/11/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-last-mile-latency/

Event Wrap: Digital Pacific Conference 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/10/event-wrap-digital-pacific-conference-2020/

Event Wrap: 32nd Annual FIRST Conference 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/10/event-wrap-32nd-annual-first-conference-2020/

Introducing JDR: Explore, inspect, and troubleshoot RPKI
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/10/introducing-jdr-explore-inspect-and-troubleshoot-rpki/

Enhancing anti-phishing systems through ecosystem-level monitoring
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/09/enhancing-anti-phishing-systems-through-ecosystem-level-monitoring/

Fostering community key outcome from technical training in PNG
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/08/fostering-community-key-outcome-from-technical-training-in-png/

Event Wrap: IETF 109
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/08/event-wrap-ietf-109/

Event Wrap: Peering Asia 3.5v
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/07/event-wrap-peering-asia-3-5v/

Data exfiltration via IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/07/data-exfiltration-via-ipv6/

Philippines’ PLDT takes lead in IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/03/philippines-pldt-takes-lead-in-ipv6/

Detecting phishing websites via compression-based algorithms
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/02/detecting-phishing-websites-via-compression-based-algorithms/

APRICOT 2021 Call for Papers open
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/01/apricot-2021-call-for-papers-open/

DNSSEC: The long and bumpy road of algorithm deployment
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/01/dnssec-the-long-and-bumpy-road-of-algorithm-deployment/

Event wrap: vIGF 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/11/30/event-wrap-vigf-2020/

Standardising an end-to-end encrypted messaging protocol at the IETF
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf109-e2ee.html

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

Adapting to the reality of encrypted DNS deployment
https://www.centr.org/news/news/ietf109-encrypted-dns.html

Some changes to RIPE, and more to come
https://www.centr.org/news/news/changes-to-ripe.html

Connecting Indigenous Communities: An Urgent Call for Inclusivity, Ownership, and Affordability
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/connecting-indigenous-communities-an-urgent-call-for-inclusivity-ownership-and-affordability/

New Report Explores COVID-19’s Impact on the Internet in Afghanistan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/new-report-explores-covid-19s-impact-on-the-internet-in-afghanistan-nepal-and-sri-lanka/

Two Thirds of People Worldwide Are Not Confident in Politicians Regulating the Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2020/two-thirds-of-people-worldwide-are-not-confident-in-politicians-regulating-the-internet/

Remarks at the 35th Anniversary of the NSFNet
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/speeches/2020/remarks-at-the-35th-anniversary-of-the-nsfnet/

Introducing the 2021 Action Plan: Our Commitment to the Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/introducing-the-2021-action-plan-our-commitment-to-the-internet/

Partnering with Global Cyber Alliance on Open Standards, Routing Security, and More
https://www.globalsecuritymag.com/Internet-Society-Launches-New-Data,20201208,105871.html

The Week in Internet News: Two-Thirds of World’s School Children Lack Access
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/the-week-in-internet-news-two-thirds-of-worlds-school-children-lack-access/

Internet Society Files Brief Arguing U.S. WeChat Ban Would Damage Internet, Harm Users
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2020/internet-society-files-brief-arguing-u-s-wechat-ban-would-damage-internet-harm-users/

Internet Society Warns against Any Potential Repeal of U.S. Intermediary Liability Protections
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2020/internet-society-warns-against-any-potential-repeal-of-u-s-intermediary-liability-protections/

New White Paper: Considerations for Mandating Open Interfaces
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/new-white-paper-considerations-for-mandating-open-interfaces/

MANRS Welcomes 500th Network Operator
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/manrs-welcomes-500th-network-operator/

Insights Platform Now Live! A Deeper, Data-Driven View of the Internet
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/insights-platform-now-live-a-deeper-data-driven-view-of-the-internet/

Remembering Francis Kariuki: Africa’s Tweeting Chief
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/remembering-francis-kariuki-africas-tweeting-chief/

The Internet Society and IETF Announce New Strategic Agreement to Support Ongoing Work on Open Standards
http://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2020/the-internet-society-and-ietf-announce-new-strategic-agreement-to-support-ongoing-work-on-open-standards/

Internet Society Continues Strong Support for the IETF’s Critical Work on Open Standards
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/internet-society-continues-strong-support-for-the-ietfs-critical-work-on-open-standards/

The Week in Internet News: New York City Sued for Homework Gap
http://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/11/the-week-in-internet-news-new-york-city-sued-for-homework-gap/

ITU and UN-Habitat partner to accelerate digital transformation of cities and communities
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr30-2020-UN-Habitat-partner-accelerate-digital-transformation-cities-communities.aspx

ITU Virtual Digital World 2020 SME Awards reveal most innovative tech solutions with positive social impact
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr29-2020-Virtual-Digital-World-SME-innovative-tech-solutions-social-impact.aspx

Household Internet access in urban areas twice as high as in rural areas
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr27-2020-facts-figures-urban-areas-higher-internet-access-than-rural.aspx

ITU launches updated versions of the Maritime Manual and the Table of Frequency Allocations Software
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr28-2020-Maritime-Manual-Table-of-Frequency-Allocations-Software.aspx

More urgent than ever: Universal connectivity to bring 3.7 billion people online
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/11/08/36/Universal-connectivity-urgency-billions-offline-Doreen-Bogdan-Martin

Recognizing SME innovation: The engine of digital transformation
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/08/10/31/SME-innovation-engine-digital-transformation-Houlin-Zhao

ITU Regional Forum addresses opportunities and challenges of 5G implementation in Europe
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/07/10/29/ITU-Regional-Forum-opportunities-challenges-5G-implementation-Europe-Jaroslaw-Ponder

A COVID-19 wake-up call: How ITU supports digital accessibility
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/02/15/07/How-ITU-supports-digital-accessibility-for-persons-with-disabilities

Why this year’s World Radiocommunication Seminar plenary is open to everyone
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/11/27/17/53/World-Radiocommunication-Seminar-WRS-20-plenary-open-to-all-Mario-Maniewicz

A New Privacy-Focused DNS Protocol Released Called Oblivious
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201209-new-privacy-focused-dns-protocol-called-oblivious-released/

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Registers Its 50,000th “Cybersquatting” Case
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201201-wipo-registers-its-50000th-cybersquatting-case/

Westerdal offloads two more gTLDs to Donuts
http://domainincite.com/26107-westerdal-offloads-two-more-gtlds-to-donuts

Whois privacy group finds its new chair
http://domainincite.com/26105-whois-privacy-group-finds-its-new-chair

NamesCon Europe founder Dietmar Stefitz reportedly dies
http://domainincite.com/26101-namescon-europe-founder-dietmar-stefitz-reportedly-dies

Credit union gTLD changes hands to perhaps surprising buyer
http://domainincite.com/26099-credit-union-gtld-changes-hands-to-perhaps-surprising-buyer

After 20 years, DomainTools takes its first VC dough
http://domainincite.com/26096-after-20-years-domaintools-takes-its-first-vc-dough

CIRA hits major .ca milestone on 20th anniversary
http://domainincite.com/26089-cira-hits-major-ca-milestone-on-20th-anniversay

.org made $97 million last year
http://domainincite.com/26087-org-made-97-million-last-year

“Criminal” domain suspensions drop again in .uk but thousands of pandemic domains frozen
http://domainincite.com/26083-criminal-domain-suspensions-drop-again-in-uk-but-thousands-of-pandemic-domains-frozen

CentralNic more than doubles revenue as parking business thrives
http://domainincite.com/26079-centralnic-more-than-doubles-revenue-as-parking-business-thrives

WIPO handles 50,000th UDRP case as coronavirus drives complaints
http://domainincite.com/26077-wipo-handles-50000th-udrp-case-as-coronavirus-drives-complaints

Brits get small reprieve in Brexit domain crackdown
http://domainincite.com/26075-brits-get-small-reprieve-in-brexit-domain-crackdown

Video: Section 230 Explained
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/12/05/video-section-230-explained/

PIR Hiring for DNS Abuse Role
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/12/04/pir-hiring-for-dns-abuse-role/

DotGay Donates $90k to LGBTQ Non-profits
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/12/03/dotgay-donates-90k-to-lgbtq-non-profits/

PIR Hiring for APAC
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/12/02/pir-hiring-for-apac/

Social Media

When some APTLD members are about to have dinner, up north, coffee in hand, Patrik Fältström is ploughing his way along empty snowy streets of Stockholm to Netnod office, to deliver a webinar for the community. Thank you for that – your sacrifices are very much appreciated!     Photo

Yudho (.ID) Presenting latest update of IDN in Indonesia at the ASEAN-IDN workshop. All slides can be downloaded from asean-idn.la.   Post

Happening now: as a part of its commitment, APTLD is happy to support the 2021 Pacific IGF. The organizing team to which APTLD is an observer is busy discussing the future event’s layout and sharing Grand plans.    Photo

Happening now: a groundbreaking online Workshop organized and hosted by LANIC for the ASEAN region focuses on IDNs and UA deployment in ASEAN and it got together a number of experts from APTLD, ICANN and UASG. The Workshop is a concluding stage of a project commissioned by the ASEAN Secretariat. APTLD is proud for facilitating the project and contributing to the organization of the Workshop.    Photo

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ICANN

ICANN org Responds to the European Commission’s Public Consultation on Standard Contractual Clauses for Transferring Personal Data to Non-EU Countries
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-12-10-en

ICANN Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Georgian National Communications Commission
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-12-07-en

Priority 2 Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration from EPDP Phase 2
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-12-03-en

(ccNSO)
Save the date | ccTLD Consultation: ICANN org’s recommended strategic changes for future ICANN Public Meetings and its impact on the ccNSO schedule
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-11dec20-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Priority 2 Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration from EPDP Phase 2
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/policy-recommendations-epdp-phase-2-2020-12-03-en

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