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APTLD Newsletter (11 January 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79 Virtual Meeting, 24-25 February 2021
¶ Online Registration            ¶ Agenda (08 Jan 2021)

■ APTLD and ICANN Join Efforts to Promote Universal Acceptance in the APAC Region     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
auDA statement on consent for Change of Control of Registry Operator
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-statement-consent-change-control-registry-operator

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduM
jAyMHRmLnE0d2ViLmNvbS9uZXdzL25ld3MtZGV0YWlscy8yMDIxL1Zlc
mlzaWduLXRvLVJlcG9ydC1Gb3VydGgtUXVhcnRlci1hbmQtRnVsbC1Z
ZWFyLTIwMjAtRmluYW5jaWFsLVJlc3VsdHMvZGVmYXVsdC5hc3B4

The Domain Name System: A Cryptographer’s Perspective
https://blog.verisign.com/security/the-domain-name-system-a-cryptographers-perspective/

Chromium’s Reduction of Root DNS Traffic
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/chromiums-reduction-of-root-dns-traffic/

(.HK  HKIRC)
HKIRC Announces the Results of the “Adoption and Cyber Security on Remote Working in Hong Kong” Survey
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/news/press_release/dmp2020

Cybersec Infohub Officially Launched to Strengthen Defense Against Cyber Attacks
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/news/press_release/cybersec_infohub_officially_
launched

(.IN  NIXI)
IDN Accreditation: All .IN Registrars will be accredited for IDNs by default
https://www.registry.in/announcements

(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
.UZ domain administration wishes everyone a Happy New Year!
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1476

(Afilias)
Donuts Acquires Afilias
https://afilias.info/news/2020/12/29/donuts-acquires-afilias

(.ME  DoMEn)
Marketing Trend You Need to Follow [2021]
https://domain.me/marketing-trend-you-need-to-follow-2021/

Chris Messina: A Product Hunter to Keep an Eye on
https://domain.me/chris-messina-a-product-hunter-to-keep-an-eye-on/

HelloChef.ME: Home Cooking Meal Plan at Your Door
https://domain.me/hellochef-me-home-cooking-meal-plan-at-your-door/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
5 strategies to attract more customers with my website
https://www.dominios.mx/5-strategies-to-attract-more-customers-with-my-website/

How do I promote my website on Facebook?
https://www.dominios.mx/how-do-i-promote-my-website-on-facebook/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27109/

Discussion club naming contest
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27097/

Best school outlets for using modern media technologies have been announced
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27096/

Fourth CTF Cup of Russia: Information security games completed
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27095/

Others

Developing new metrics for tracking IMRS traffic
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/11/developing-new-metrics-for-tracking-imrs-traffic/

New tool to sniff out DNS usage
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/08/new-tool-to-sniff-out-dns-usage/

BeauCoup: Answering many network traffic queries, one memory update at a time
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/07/beaucoup-answering-many-network-traffic-queries-one-memory-update-at-a-time/

BGP in 2020 — BGP Update Churn
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/06/bgp-in-2020-bgp-update-churn/

BGP in 2020 – The BGP Table
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/05/bgp-in-2020-the-bgp-table/

Three of the best: How to
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/05/three-of-the-best-how-to-3/

Three of the best: Geoff Huston
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/04/three-of-the-best-geoff-huston-3/

Three of the best: RPKI
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/31/three-of-the-best-rpki/

Three of the best: Automation
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/30/three-of-the-best-automation/

Three of the best: Development
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/12/29/three-of-the-best-development-4/

CENTR publishes its Report on IETF109
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-ietf109.html

Choosing the right encrypted DNS resolvers: who discovers the options?
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf09-encrypted-dns-resolvers.html

ISOC: Nominations Now Open for Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/01/nominations-now-open-for-public-interest-registry-pir-board-of-directors/

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Stimulus Bill Pumps Up Broadband
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/01/the-week-in-internet-news-u-s-stimulus-bill-pumps-up-broadband/

ISOC Member News: Connecting Remote Tribes
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/member-news-connecting-remote-tribes/

Championing the Internet Way of Networking in Latin America
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/12/championing-the-internet-way-of-networking-in-latin-america/

Tracing one ICT regulator’s journey to 5th-generation regulation
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/01/08/08/27/CITC-journey-to-5th-generation-regulation

Developing spectrum management capacity across the Asia-Pacific Region
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/01/04/10/43/Spectrum-management-capacity-building-Asia-Pacific-Region

DNSSEC Now Deployed in all Generic Top-Level Domains, Says ICANN
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201229-dnssec-now-deployed-in-all-generic-top-level-domains-says-icann/

Donuts Completes the Acquisition of Afilias
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20201229-donuts-completes-the-acquisition-of-afilias/

Free domains for .in registrants
http://domainincite.com/26177-free-domains-for-in-registrants

Here’s why two ICANN directors opposed extending Marby’s CEO contract
http://domainincite.com/26171-heres-why-two-icann-directors-opposed-extending-marbys-ceo-contract

Rules for the next new gTLD round near the final straight
http://domainincite.com/26167-rules-for-the-next-new-gtld-round-near-the-final-straight

Island demands return of its “naked” ccTLD
http://domainincite.com/26160-island-demands-return-of-its-naked-cctld

Donuts punter welcomes our new alien overlords in December premium sale
http://domainincite.com/26157-donuts-punter-welcomes-our-new-alien-overlords-in-december-premium-sale

Net 4 India gets unwelcome Christmas gift from ICANN
http://domainincite.com/26155-net-4-india-gets-unwelcome-christmas-gift-from-icann

EURid suspends 80,000 domains as Brexit transition ends
http://domainincite.com/26151-eurid-suspends-80000-domains-as-brexit-transition-ends

GoDaddy’s female geeks make a bit more than men
http://domainincite.com/26149-godaddys-female-geeks-make-a-bit-more-than-men

Donuts acquisition of Afilias closes, integration work begins
http://domainincite.com/26147-donuts-acquisition-of-afilias-closes-integration-work-begins

US sneaks public Whois demands into pandemic relief bill
http://domainincite.com/26141-us-sneaks-public-whois-demands-into-pandemic-relief-bill

Verisign drops half a mill on pandemic relief
http://domainincite.com/26139-verisign-drops-half-a-mill-on-pandemic-relief

What is .art Playing at?
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/01/05/what-is-art-playing-at/

Social Media

Change of Leadership at .NR: The year started with Rudolph Garoa having left his position of CEO at .NR. Thanking him for the service to the community, we are welcoming Issac Deireragea as Acting CEO and wish the .NR team a very happy and prosperous 2021!

VNNIC has developed from scratch its own Internet Academy with platforms for webinars, video tutorials, and blogs, news (https://academy.vnnic.vn) – so far in Vietnamese only but with a lot of potential for growth and diversity

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

ICANN

Changes Coming to Registry Reports on ICANN’s Open Data Platform
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-07-en

ICANN and APTLD Join Efforts to Promote Universal Acceptance in the APAC Region
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-06-en

Webinar Operational Design Phase Concept Paper: Update and Community Discussion
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-04-en

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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