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APTLD Newsletter (28 December 2020)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79 Virtual Meeting, 24-25 February 2021
¶ Online Registration            ¶ Agenda (23 Dec 2020)

■ APTLD Congratulates JPRS on its 20th anniversary     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Best of 2020: Afilias Australia
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/best-2020-afilias-australia

Using data analytics to track and improve results
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/using-data-analytics-track-and-improve-results

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Meeting the Evolving Challenges of COVID-19
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/meeting-the-evolving-challenges-of-covid-19/

(.JP  JPRS)
M-Root Instance Launched in Brisbane Based on a New Cooperative Relationship with APNIC
https://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2020/201218.html

(.KH  TRC)
Keeping children safe online during the covid-19 pandemic
https://www.trc.gov.kh/en/keeping-children-safe-during-the-covid/

(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
Christmas Shut Down & Limited Services
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/72-christmas-shut-down-limited-services

(.MY  MYNIC)
MYNIC Office Continues Under Restricted Operation Due to Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) Extension
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/mynic-office-continues-under-restricted-operations-due-to-conditional-movement-control-order-cmco-extension/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
COVID-19, New Zealand and .nz: a view of domain registration changes
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/covid-19-new-zealand-and-nz-a-view-of-domain-registration-changes/

2020 – this year, the Internet was the hero we needed (quietly, as usual)
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/2020-this-year-the-internet-was-the-hero-we-needed-quietly-as-usual/

(.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

(.SG  SGNIC)
Special invitation mail – first year registration waived
https://www.sgnic.sg/special-invitation-mail—complimentary-first-year-registration-waiver%21.html

(.TW  TWNIC)
IPv6 is the New black – Are the Manufacturers in Taiwan Ready for the Change?
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2020/12/22/16445/

(.VU  TRBR)
2019 Annual Report
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/reports/annual-reports/2019/824-2019-annual-report

(GoDaddy Registry)
GDR Podcast Episode 1: Interview with CEO of cpa.com
https://registry.godaddy/podcast

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

Netnod publish case study with GavleNet
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-publish-case-study-with-gavlenet

Open standards, collaboration and market forces: a Q&A on the future of the Internet
https://www.netnod.se/blog/open-standards-collaboration-and-market-forces-qa-future-internet

(.ME  DoMEn)
Are you ready for the 2021 career resolution list?
https://domain.me/are-you-ready-for-the-2021-career-resolution-list/

Remotify.me – Remote Job Board For IT Professionals
https://domain.me/remotify-me-remote-job-board-for-it-professionals/

How to become a niche leader through a website [3 Steps]
https://domain.me/how-to-become-a-niche-leader-through-a-website-3-steps/

Clio.ME: An Innovative Approach to Education
https://domain.me/clio-me-an-innovative-approach-to-education/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
Key differences between a personal profile and a Fan Page
https://www.dominios.mx/key-differences-between-a-personal-profile-and-a-fan-page/

Advantages of having a personalized email
https://www.dominios.mx/advantages-of-having-a-personalized-email/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Deputy Director of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ Irina Danelia elected to ccNSO Council
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27088/

A St. Petersburg registrar accredited in .RU and .РФ domains
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27087/

.RU and .РФ now have 64 accredited registrars
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27078/

Composition of Committee for the Development of Domain Space approved
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27077/

Director of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ Andrey Vorobyev sums up 2020 in domain industry
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27075/

International law basic to regulate relations in ICT use
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27068/

Demos-Internet registrar accreditation suspended
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27066/

Virtualization has become a major process under pandemic
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27065/

Sixty-one registrars accredited in .RU and .РФ domains
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27061/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ takes part in ITU Regional Development Forum for the CIS Region
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27033/

Internet Development Trends research to be published in January 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27032/

Year ten shows high potential of Cyrillic TLD .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27034/

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’s legal framework committee
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27011/

Anniversary year of the national Cyrillic domain .РФ to be summed up at a news conference at TASS
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27013/

Best 2020 dot journalists announced
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27012/

Runet Prize awarded to Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ partner for social projects
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27014/

Others

IGF 2021 Call for Thematic Inputs
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-call-for-thematic-inputs

IGF 2020 Taking Stock and Suggest Improvements for 2021
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/taking-stock-of-igf-2020-and-suggesting-improvements-for-igf-2021

DotAsia: How I See it – Growing Impact of Social Media
https://www.dot.asia/how-i-see-it-growing-impact-of-social-media/

How to: Run delegated RPKI in Krill
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/23/how-to-run-delegated-rpki-in-krill/

How to detect IoT devices in a network
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/23/how-to-detect-iot-devices-in-a-network/

Three of the best: Security
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/28/three-of-the-best-security/

Three of the best: IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/24/three-of-the-best-ipv6-4/

Event Wrap: BSides Brisbane
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/23/event-wrap-bsides-brisbane/

Event Wrap: MANRS Tech Talk: Is RPKI reliable enough?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/23/event-wrap-manrs-tech-talk-is-rpki-reliable-enough/

Event Wrap: ITU Global CyberDrill 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/22/event-wrap-itu-global-cyberdrill-2020/

Event Wrap: Connections 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/22/event-wrap-connections-2020/

Event Wrap: IDNIC AMM 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/22/event-wrap-idnic-amm-2020/

Reduce the effects of NAT for your IP blocklists
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/22/reduce-the-effects-of-nat-for-your-ip-blocklists/

The challenges of operating a root name server
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/21/the-challenges-of-operating-a-root-name-server/

First M-Root anycast instance deployed under new MoU
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/18/first-m-root-anycast-instance-deployed-under-new-mou/

How secure is your industrial network?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/17/how-secure-is-your-industrial-network/

Event Wrap: PacNOG 27
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/16/event-wrap-pacnog-27/

Event Wrap: Cyber Pacific Dialogue
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/16/event-wrap-cyber-pacific-dialogue/

Improving the privacy of DNS and DoH with oblivion
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/16/improving-the-privacy-of-dns-and-doh-with-oblivion/

Event Wrap: OIC-CERT Conference 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/15/event-wrap-oic-cert-conference-2020/

Event Wrap: GFCE Annual V-Meeting 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/15/event-wrap-gfce-annual-v-meeting-2020/

Event Wrap: APSIG 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/15/event-wrap-apsig-2020/

APNIC now testing ‘signed TAL’
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/15/apnic-now-testing-signed-tal/

Measuring the impact of DNS Flag Day 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/14/measuring-the-impact-of-dns-flag-day-2020/

DNS transport: The race is on!
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf109-dns-transport.html

Diversity at any price? IETF looking for a new chair
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf109-new-chair.html

Transparent censors and other extensions of extended error codes
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf109-transparent-censors.html

Going Virtual with Community Networks Voices in the Asia-Pacific: CNX APAC 2020
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/going-virtual-with-the-cn-community-in-the-asia-pacific-cnx-apac-2020/

Chapter Members Pool Ideas to Inspire New Use Case on Content Filtering
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/chapter-members-pool-ideas-to-inspire-new-use-case-on-content-filtering/

The Week in Internet News: Google Faces Third U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/the-week-in-internet-news-google-faces-third-u-s-antitrust-lawsuit/

Don’t Institutionalize the Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/dont-institutionalize-the-internet/

International Community Joins Indian Policy and Cybersecurity Experts in Warning about the Dangers of Traceability
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/international-community-joins-indian-policy-and-cybersecurity-experts-in-warning-about-the-dangers-of-traceability/

EU Internet Society Chapters Call on European Commission to Follow the Path of Strong Encryption. Here’s Why You Should Too.
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/eu-internet-society-chapters-call-on-european-commission-to-follow-the-path-of-strong-encryption-heres-why-you-should-too/

ITU launches open research group on autonomous networks
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr31-2020-open-research-group-autonomous-networks.aspx

ITU and the National Cybersecurity Authority of Saudi Arabia launch a new global programme to keep children safe online
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm11-2020-ITU-SaudiArabia-partnership-COP-guidelines.aspx

New ITU publication to help policy-makers to extend Internet access and use to unconnected communities
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm10-2020-Last-Mile-Internet-Connectivity-Solutions-Guide.aspx

Be first to read the new ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/23/15/03/Be-first-to-read-the-new-ITU-Journal-on-Future-and-Evolving-Technologies

AI and machine learning for a 5G world: Meet the champions of the ITU AI/ML in 5G Challenge
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/18/13/45/ITU-AI-ML-machine-learning-5G-grand-challenge-winners

Japan’s NICT claims Kaleidoscope 1st prize for research in machine learning
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/24/10/52/Japan-NICT-claims-Kaleidoscope-1st-prize-for-research-in-machine-learning

How broadband and digitization impact the global economy
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2020/12/15/13/16/Broadband-digitization-impact-global-economy-Carmen-Prado-Wagner

The Government of Niue Launches Proceedings With ICANN to Reclaim Its .nu Top-Level Domain
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201216-government-of-niue-launches-proceedings-to-reclaim-its-domain/

Mixed messages from ICANN on pandemic travel in 2021
http://domainincite.com/26134-mixed-messages-from-icann-on-pandemic-travel-in-2021

ICANN predicts rosy post-pandemic domain industry — time to start panicking?
http://domainincite.com/26130-icann-predicts-rosy-post-pandemic-domain-industry-time-to-start-panicking

DI World Global International Headquarters is relocating
http://domainincite.com/26125-di-world-global-international-headquarters-is-relocating

ICANN throws the book at Net4 over dodgy transfer claims
http://domainincite.com/26123-icann-throws-the-book-at-net4-over-dodgy-transfer-claims

Fraud checks coming to .ch as SWITCH renews contract
http://domainincite.com/26121-fraud-checks-coming-to-ch-as-switch-renews-contract

South African registry to be merged with film censor, broadband regulator
http://domainincite.com/26119-south-african-registry-to-be-merged-with-film-censor-broadband-regulator

There’s one obvious pick for next year’s ICANN Community Excellence Award
http://domainincite.com/26115-theres-one-obvious-pick-for-next-years-icann-community-excellence-award

ICANN could block Donuts from buying Afilias
http://domainincite.com/26111-icann-could-block-donuts-from-buying-afilias

Social Media

NIXI expands operation and outreach, forges new alliances to tackle Universal Acceptance and EAI: https://www.varindia.com/news/nixi-inks-partnership-with-indian-xgenplus, and promotes free IDN-based email service to every registrant: https://www.cxooutlook.com/nixi-partner-with-indian-xgenplus-to-offer-free-email-with-every-idn-domain-name/

Season’s Greetings and Happy, Safe, Healthy and Prosperous New Year, Everyone!     Card

Warmest congratulations to LANIC on the official launch of the Lao IDN!
The official ceremony took place in Vientiane earlier today, and H.E. Bounsaleumsay KHENNAVONG, Vice Minister of Posts and Telecommunications (to the right) and Mr. Keovisouk SOLAPHOM, Director General of the Lao National Internet Center, broke the ground for the nation’s IDN.     Photo

Happening now at LACTLD’s Legal and Regulatory Workshop: AFTLD, APTLD and CENTR joined the workshop to share their perspectives on DNS Abuse in their respective regions     Photo

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

ICANN

Domain Name System Security Extensions Now Deployed in all Generic Top-Level Domains
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-12-23-en

ICANN Org Comments on European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Recommendations 01/2020 on Measures That Supplement Transfer Tools to Ensure Compliance with the EU Level of Protection of Personal Data
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-12-21-en

NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN71 is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-12-21-en

Draft FY22-26 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY22 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-12-17-en

Nominations Now Open for the ICANN Community Excellence Award
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-12-14-en

(ccNSO)
December Council Resolutions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-17dec20-en.htm

Revised ccNSO Council Agenda – 17 December
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-council-revised-17dec20-en.pdf

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting – 17 December
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-17dec20-en.pdf

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

Draft FY22-26 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY22 Operating Plan & Budget
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-opplan-budget-fy22-26-2020-12-17-en

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