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APTLD Newsletter (25 January 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79 Virtual Meeting, 24-25 February 2021
¶ Online Registration            ¶ Agenda (22 Jan 2021)

■ APTLD and ICANN held the Groundbreaking Webinar on UA    View

■ On 19 Jan 2021, the Voting Ballots for the 2021 APTLD Board Election were distributed to the Voting Representatives of Members who are eligible to vote. Please complete voting until 28 Jan 2021, 23:59 UTC+8.

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
SCAM ALERT: Email scam targeting .au registrants
https://www.auda.org.au/news/scam-alert-email-scam-targeting-au-registrants

Maintaining ISO compliance in .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/maintaining-iso-compliance-au

5 digital marketing trends predicted for 2021
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/5-digital-marketing-trends-predicted-2021

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Securing the DNS in a Post-Quantum World: Hash-Based Signatures and Synthesized Zone Signing Keys
https://blog.verisign.com/security/securing-the-dns-in-a-post-quantum-world-hash-based-signatures-and-synthesized-zone-signing-keys/

Securing the DNS in a Post-Quantum World:  New DNSSEC Algorithms on the Horizon
https://blog.verisign.com/security/securing-the-dns-in-a-post-quantum-world-new-dnssec-algorithms-on-the-horizon/

Verisign Outreach Program Remediates Billions of Name Collision Queries
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-outreach-program-remediates-billions-of-name-collision-queries/

Newer Cryptographic Advances for the Domain Name System: NSEC5 and Tokenized Queries
https://blog.verisign.com/security/newer-cryptographic-advances-for-the-domain-name-system-nsec5-and-tokenized-queries/

Cryptographic Tools for Non-Existence in the Domain Name System: NSEC and NSEC3
https://blog.verisign.com/security/cryptographic-tools-for-non-existence-in-the-domain-name-system-nsec-and-nsec3/

(.MY  MYNIC)
MYNIC Office Continues under Restricted Operations Due to Movement Control Order (MCO)
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/mynic-office-continues-under-restricted-operations-due-to-movement-control-order-mco-2-0/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
What’s in store for the Internet this year?
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/whats-in-store-for-the-internet-this-year/

(.QA  CRA)
CRA Publishes Qatar Spectrum Outlook
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-qatar-spectrum-outlook

(.SA  SaudiNIC)
CITC Prompts Saudi Domain Name Registrants to Update Registration Data
https://nic.sa/en/news/citc-prompts-saudi-domain-registrants-to-update-registration-data

(.VN  VNNIC)
Ministry of Information and Communications launched IPv6 for Gov Program for the period of 2021-2025
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/ministry-information-and-communications-launched-ipv6-gov-program-period-2021-2025-0?lang=en

Highlights of Internet resources development in Viet Nam in 2020
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/highlights-internet-resources-development-viet-nam-2020?lang=en

VNNIC and KISA met up online for the cooperation in Internet resource development
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnnic-and-kisa-met-online-cooperation-internet-resource-development-1-december-2020?lang=en

VNNIC conducted successfully online workshop on IPv6, DNSSEC and NIX for LANIC
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnnic-conducted-successfully-online-workshop-ipv6-dnssec-and-nix-lanic-november-2020?lang=en

Almost 300 engineers engaged with VNIX-NOG 2020
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/almost-300-engineers-engaged-vnix-nog-2020?lang=en

(iThreat)
iThreat’s new blog is for the community that wants to know more about DNS, but gets lost in the posts out there. The goal is to provide answers about domains, understanding about exposure during investigations, and knowledge along the way.
https://diggingdns.com/

Using OpenVPN Cloud to Connect to a Server on a Cellular Network
https://diggingdns.com/using-openvpn-cloud-to-connect-to-a-server-on-a-cellular-network/

(Netnod)
Netnod supports PTS recommendations on robust time and frequency for Sweden
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/netnod-supports-pts-recommendations-on-robust

(.ME  DoMEn)
Digital Revolution: The Lessons of 2020
https://domain.me/digital-revolution-the-lessons-of-2020/

Meet Ina: An Up-and-Coming Costume Designer
https://domain.me/meet-ina-an-up-and-coming-costume-designer/

Why Your Company Needs Brand Audit
https://domain.me/why-your-company-needs-brand-audit/

MoBaker.Me – The Art And Science Of Cooking
https://domain.me/mobaker-me-the-art-and-science-of-cooking/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
How to improve my e-commerce sales?
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-improve-my-e-commerce-sales/

What is a landing page and how can it be used to increase my sales?
https://www.dominios.mx/what-is-a-landing-page-and-how-can-it-be-used-to-increase-my-sales/

(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
New educational games launched on Study the Internet & Govern It portal
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27147/

Coordination Center’s chief analyst Maria Kolesnikova selected as chair of the UASG Communications Working Group
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27140/

Preparations for Internet Governance Forum begin
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27136/

Almost 6,000 coronavirus-themed domains registered in a year
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27129/

Call for RIGF 2021 discussion topics extended until January 31
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27122/

Others

APrIGF 2021 Open Call for Thematic Suggestions!
https://igf.asia/2021themes

Mongolia hits 100% ROA coverage
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/21/mongolia-hits-100-roa-coverage/

Tackling the Catch-22 of IPv6 enterprise uptake
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/25/tackling-the-catch-22-of-ipv6-enterprise-uptake/

Whac-A-Mole: Six years of DNS spoofing
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/22/whac-a-mole-six-years-of-dns-spoofing/

Event Wrap: LKNOG4
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/20/event-wrap-lknog4/

Using multiple rates and multiple channels to improve wireless performance
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/20/using-multiple-rates-and-multiple-channels-to-improve-wireless-performance/

IDNIC releases new routing information tool: KADABRA
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/19/idnic-releases-new-routing-information-tool-kadabra/

Is WiFi too polite?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/18/is-wifi-too-polite/

Addressing 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/15/addressing-2020/

Event wrap: CSIRT.ID virtual seminar
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/14/event-wrap-csirt-id-virtual-seminar/

Public Internet vs Non-public Internet
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/14/public-internet-vs-non-public-internet/

APRICOT and APNIC conference locations rotation on hold while events remain online
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/13/apricot-and-apnic-conference-locations-rotation-on-hold-while-events-remain-online/

How critical are submarine cables to end-users?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/13/how-critical-are-submarine-cables-to-end-users/

Event wrap: CNCERT International Partnership in Emergency Response Conference
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/12/event-wrap-cncert-international-partnership-in-emergency-response-conference/

China Telecom’s IPv6 efforts are beginning to show in the numbers
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/12/china-telecoms-ipv6-efforts-are-beginning-to-show-in-the-numbers/

Nominations to the APNIC EC now open
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/01/11/nominations-to-the-apnic-ec-now-open-3/

The ICANN NomCom is looking to fill nine positions this year
https://www.centr.org/news/news/2021-icann-nomcom.html

IGF 2021 Call for Thematic Inputs (deadline: 31 Jan 2021)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-call-for-thematic-inputs

Launch of Policy Network on Environment and Digitalisation
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/policy-network-on-environment-and-digitalisation-pne

New Consultancy Vacancy (posted on 15/01/2021)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/vacancies

Indigenous Communities Must Have Internet Access on Their Own Terms
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/01/indigenous-communities-must-have-internet-access-on-their-own-terms/

Internet Society Announces $1M in Grant Funding to Expand Internet Access to Underserved Communities in the Southeastern United States
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2021/internet-society-announces-1m-in-grant-funding-to-expand-internet-access-to-underserved-communities-in-the-southeastern-united-states/

The Week in Internet News: Backlash after WhatsApp Plan to Share Data
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/01/the-week-in-internet-news-backlash-after-whatsapp-plan-to-share-data/

Want to Make the Internet Even Better in 2021? Register for Our Special Edition Community Event
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/01/want-to-make-the-internet-even-better-in-2021-register-for-our-special-edition-community-event/

The Week in Internet News: U.K. Investigating Google Chrome’s Privacy Push
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/01/the-week-in-internet-news-u-k-investigating-google-chromes-privacy-push/

ITU Europe kicks off regional preparations for the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR01-2021-ITU-Europe-WTDC-Regional-Preparatory-Meeting.aspx

UK councils deploy IoT in housing to boost safety and wellbeing
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/01/21/17/46/UK-councils-IoT-social-housing-COVID-19-health-safety-Cities-Today

The value of space-based remote sensing
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/01/21/09/17/Earth-microwave-remote-sensing-electromagnetic-spectrum

Connected mobility in 2021: New priorities for map tech makers
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/01/14/16/31/Connected-mobility-2021-new-tech-priorities-map-makers-Roger-Lanctot

Meet Astrome: The deep tech start-up aiming to bridge India’s digital divide
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/01/14/08/34/Astrome-deep-tech-startup-bridging-India-digital-divide-SME-Award-winner

Child Online Protection in practice: Q&A with H.E. Károly Solymár, Ministry of Innovation and Technology of Hungary
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/01/13/09/19/Child-Online-Protection-in-Hungary-Karoly-Solymar-Ministry-of-Innovation-and-Technology

Failed .org buyer Ethos Capital buys Donuts
http://domainincite.com/26198-breaking-failed-org-buyer-ethos-capital-buys-donuts

Crackdown looms for new gTLD auction gaming
http://domainincite.com/26195-crackdown-looms-for-new-gtld-auction-gaming

Would-be new country wants to share another country’s ccTLD
http://domainincite.com/26193-would-be-new-country-wants-to-share-another-countrys-cctld

153 registrars fingered for ICANN security probe
http://domainincite.com/26191-153-registrars-fingered-for-icann-security-probe

Gun nut site crashes at Epik after GoDaddy shoots it down
http://domainincite.com/26185-gun-nut-site-crashes-at-epik-after-godaddy-shoots-it-down

Ethos Capital is Buying Donuts
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/01/22/ethos-capital-is-buying-donuts/

Tucows Puts Download Site Out to Pasture
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/01/22/tucows-puts-download-site-out-to-pasture/

Parler Attempting to Come Back Online
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/01/17/parler-attempting-to-come-back-online/

Why is Leave EU’s Site and Domain Offline?
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/01/15/why-is-leave-eus-site-and-domain-offline/

ICANN 70 Confirmed as Virtual
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/01/15/icann-70-confirmed-as-virtual/

Domain .IO performs well but remains the subject of debate
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27150/

CentralNic acquires French corporate registrar SafeBrands
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27139/

India actively promotes internationalized domains
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27137/

Clubhouse Panel at NamesCon Online
https://domaininvesting.com/clubhouse-panel-at-namescon-online/

Video: NamesCon Platform Tour
https://domaininvesting.com/video-namescon-platform-tour/

Social Media

A groundbreaking APTLD-ICANN joint online training on configuring for EAI walks the audience through a critical UA-related challenge using interactive tricks to keep them agile and enthused, and @Champika Wijayatunga has been at best, as usual.         Post

APTLD has contributed to a Virtual High-Level Expert Brainstorming “Internet Governance and Digital Cooperation: The Long Road to WSIS+20 (2025)” to hihglight on Internet governance issues as seen through the lense of a ccTLD manager in Asia Pacific. Many distinguished participants, great discussions to help keep the IGF spirit in the challenging times.        Post

The Nomination Period for the upcoming APTLD Board election is over and the race is once again going to be tough: https://aptld.org/documents/other-documents/17557/. Thank you, noninees, for standing, and bonnce chance to all of you!

Our warmest congrats to our colleagues from DATACOM on the 25th anniversary of .MN!

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ICANN

ICANN Org Launches Audit of Registrar Compliance with DNS Security Threat Obligations
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-15-en

ICANN70 Will Be Held as Virtual Community Forum
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-14-en

ICANN Continues the Pandemic Internet Access Reimbursement Program
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2021-01-13-en

Additional Second-Level Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) Published
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-13-en

Announcement Reminder for Planning Webinars
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-01-11-en

(ccNSO)
January 2021 Council Resolutions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-21jan21-en.htm

Join the MPC Webinar (20 January 2021 at 14 UTC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-19jan21-en.htm

Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO seeks members to the ccNSO Meetings Programme Committee (MPC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18jan21-en.htm

Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO seeks members to the ccNSO Internet Governance Liaison Committee (IGLC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15jan21-en.htm

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting – 21 January
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-21jan21-en.pdf

Call for presenters: pre-ICANN70 ccTLD News Sessions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-12jan21-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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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