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APTLD Newsletter (22 February 2021)

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Recent Updates:



■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD79 Virtual Meeting, 24-25 February 2021
   ¶ Agenda (17 Feb 2021)          Participant Guide with all links has been sent to all registered Members.

■ GoDaddy Registry Set to Sponsor APTLD79 Members Meeting     View
 

Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Registrar Profile: Rebel
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/registrar-profile-rebel
 
What do the 3 most valuable Australian brands have in common?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/what-do-3-most-valuable-australian-brands-have-common
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWdu
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1ZlcmlzaWduLVJlcG9ydHMtRm91cnRoLVF1YXJ0ZXItYW5kLUZ1bGw
tWWVhci0yMDIwLVJlc3VsdHMvZGVmYXVsdC5hc3B4

 
(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
Update 1-3 on Domain Registration System Issue of 6th February
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/73-domain-registration-system-issue-of-6th-february
 
Update 4 on Domain Registration System Issue of 6th February
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/74-update-4-on-domain-registration-system-issue-of-6th-february
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
New grants announcement 2020/21 – digital inclusion initiatives and research
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/new-grants-announcement-202021-digital-inclusion-initiatives-and-research/
 
Insurrection and the Internet
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/insurrection-and-the-internet/
 
Multi-lingual access for Auckland Museum’s Online Collections
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/multi-lingual-access-for-auckland-museums-online-collections/
 
(.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
 
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic sponsors the TV program Connecte Ta Boîte
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12522/show/afnic-sponsors-the-tv-program-connecte-ta-boite.html
 
Improving young people’s digital skills: Afnic and public service Pix take up the challenge
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12520/show/improving-young-people-s-digital-skills-afnic-and-public-service-pix-take-up-the-challenge.html
 
(iThreat)
How do dig tools work? How do they benefit me? iThreat’s CleanDNS analysts regularly leverage these lookups to uncover additional infrastructure and evidence of domain abuse to increase the impact of mitigation efforts.
https://diggingdns.com/using-online-dig-resources-in-domain-investigations/
 
Have you ensured your executives are properly using 2FA for a safer online presence? Are you monitoring for leaks of their PII? Is SMS two-factor authentication as secure as it seems? #2FA #OpSec
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/do-you-use-sms-for-two-factor-authentication-heres-why-you-shouldnt/
 
Setting up an Investigative Virtual Machine in Windows 10 Pro Using Ubuntu and ExpressVPN
https://diggingdns.com/setting-up-an-investigative-virtual-machine-in-windows-10-pro-using-ubuntu-and-expressvpn/
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Businesses: Use Social Media to Your Advantage
https://domain.me/businesses-use-social-media-to-your-advantage/
 
SaferMe – A Virus Management Solution For Businesses
https://domain.me/saferme-a-virus-management-solution-for-businesses/
 
Tips and Tricks on Business Sustainability [Extended Guide]
https://domain.me/tips-on-business-sustainability-extended-guide/
 
A Personal Portfolio of a Techie With a Passion for Art
https://domain.me/a-personal-portfolio-of-a-techie-with-a-passion-for-art/
 
(.MX  Registry.MX)
How to generate extra income on the Internet
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-generate-extra-income-on-the-internet/
 
Marketing strategies for 2021
https://www.dominios.mx/marketing-strategies-for-2021/
 
SEO strategies to increase traffic to your website
https://www.dominios.mx/seo-strategies-to-increase-traffic-to-your-website/
 
(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Report studying socially significant websites’ support for Cyrillic email addresses published
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27278/
 
New section of ‘Study the Internet & Govern It’ quiz for young netizens
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27277/
 
RIGF 2021: Forum program emerges based on internet users’ proposals
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27261/
 
Positive content created by evolution
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27262/
 
Phishing: The biggest problem in 2020
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27253/
 
Together for family internet
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27246/
 
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ and RIPN sign memorandum of cooperation to counter abuse
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27245/
 
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ publishes analysis of IDN Survey 2020 results
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27238/
 

Others
 

Unintended consequences of submarine cable deployment on Internet routing
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/22/unintended-consequences-of-submarine-cable-deployment-on-internet-routing/
 
What are the Internet’s technical success factors?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/22/what-are-the-internets-technical-success-factors/
 
Building your own Fibre-to-Premises Network: The ECFiber Story
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/18/building-your-own-fibre-to-premises-network/
 
EC Response to 2020 APNIC Survey published
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/19/ec-response-to-2020-apnic-survey-published/
 
Join the AGM at APNIC 51
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/17/join-the-agm-at-apnic-51/
 
RIPE’s RPKI Validator is being phased out, so what are the other options?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/17/ripes-rpki-validator-is-being-phased-out-so-what-are-the-other-options/
 
APNIC Help Centre now live
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/16/apnic-help-centre-now-live/
 
New RDAP profile to improve cross-RIR consistency
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/16/new-rdap-profile-to-improve-cross-rir-consistency/
 
An analysis of a large-scale HTTPS interception
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/15/an-analysis-of-a-large-scale-https-interception/
 
Event Wrap: SANOG 36
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/12/event-wrap-sanog-36/
 
Event Wrap: MMNOG 4
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/12/event-wrap-mmnog-4/
 
Event Wrap: IBCAST 2021 Pakistan
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/12/event-wrap-ibcast-2021-pakistan/
 
Notes from DNS-OARC 34
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/11/notes-from-dns-oarc-34/
 
DoH the right thing
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/10/doh-the-right-thing/
 
How To: Run Krill behind an NGINX reverse proxy
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/09/how-to-run-krill-behind-an-nginx-reverse-proxy/
 
IPv6 in 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/08/ipv6-in-2020/
 
CENTR L&R Working Group appoints Chair and new Vice-Chair
https://www.centr.org/news/news/new-legal-wg-chairs.html
 
How can CENTR members reduce their carbon footprint?
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/reduce-carbon-footprint.html
 
IGF 2021 Open Consultations & MAG Meeting (22-24 Feb)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-first-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting
 
UN DESA USG Letter to the MAG
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/11183/2464
 
Launch of Policy Network on Environment and Digitalisation
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/policy-network-on-environment-and-digitalisation-pne
 
IGF 2021 Analysis of Received Thematic Inputs
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/filedepot_download/11183/2457
 
Minor Administrative Updates to Internet Society Privacy Policy
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/minor-administrative-updates-to-internet-society-privacy-policy/
 
2020: A Record Year for MANRS
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/2020-a-record-year-for-manrs/
 
Internet Society Extends Deadline to March 5 to Apply for Truist EPIC Grant
http://business.ridgwayrecord.com/ridgwayrecord/news/read/41000529
/internet_society_extends_deadline_to_march_5_to_apply_for_truist
_epic_grant

 
The Week in Internet News: No Internet, No Vaccine
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/the-week-in-internet-news-no-internet-no-vaccine/
 
Announcing the Candidate Slates for the 2021 Board of Trustees Elections
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/announcing-the-candidate-slates-for-the-2021-board-of-trustees-elections/
 
Keeping Pakistan’s Internet Exchange Points Running
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/keeping-pakistans-internet-exchange-points-running/
 
Introducing the MANRS Ambassador Program 2021
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/introducing-the-manrs-ambassador-program-2021/
 
The Week in Internet News: Toronto Looks to Community Broadband
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/the-week-in-internet-news-toronto-looks-to-community-broadband/
 
ITU to advance AI capabilities to contend with natural disasters
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR01-2021-AI-capabilities-natural-disasters.aspx
 
ITU wins engagement award for online meetings and participation
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/02/19/12/39/ITU-wins-Geneva-Engagement-Award-online-meetings-participation
 
Digital regulation: 7 ways to move the cursor
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/02/15/10/44/Digital-regulation-7-ways-to-move-the-cursor
 
The Road to Addis: Forging new alliances to bring Internet access to all
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/02/10/10/04/Road-to-Addis-new-alliances-Internet-access-for-all
 
PIR Launches New Institute to Combat DNS Abuse
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210217-pir-launches-new-institute-to-combat-dns-abuse/
 
Conspiracy nut ordered to pay thousands to “kingpins” as “cartel” lawsuit chucked out
http://domainincite.com/26323-conspiracy-nut-ordered-to-pay-thousands-to-kingpins-as-cartel-lawsuit-chucked-out
 
Three ICANN directors voted against Marby’s pay rise
http://domainincite.com/26321-three-icann-directors-voted-against-marbys-pay-rise
 
Former ICANN vice-chair Disspain joins Donuts
http://domainincite.com/26317-former-icann-vice-chair-disspain-joins-donuts
 
Donuts acquires four more gTLDs, but allows one to be scrapped
http://domainincite.com/26312-donuts-acquires-four-more-gtlds-but-allows-one-to-be-scrapped
 
Rival wants the truth about the Afilias-Donuts deal amid “collusion” claims
http://domainincite.com/26308-rival-wants-the-truth-about-the-afilias-donuts-deal-amid-collusion-claims
 
Coronavirus has made ICANN $11 million richer than predicted so far this year
http://domainincite.com/26291-coronavirus-has-made-icann-11-million-richer-than-predicted-so-far-this-year
 
Lockdown bump sees GoDaddy double customer gains in 2020
http://domainincite.com/26289-lockdown-bump-sees-godaddy-double-customer-gains-in-2020
 
Brit .eu owners get another three-month stay of execution
http://domainincite.com/26287-brit-eu-owners-get-another-three-month-stay-of-execution
 
Verisign upgrades its cash-printing machine but warns post-pandemic “could go either way”
http://domainincite.com/26283-verisign-upgrades-its-cash-printing-machine-but-warns-post-pandemic-could-go-either-way
 
Nominet declares member coup “invalid”
http://domainincite.com/26278-nominet-declares-member-coup-invalid
 
Public comments open on new Whois policies
http://domainincite.com/26269-public-comments-open-on-new-whois-policies
 
ICANN CEO gets 5% pay rise
http://domainincite.com/26271-icann-ceo-gets-5-pay-rise
 
Security firm sues Facebook to overturn UDRP loss of “good faith” typo domains
http://domainincite.com/26267-security-firm-sues-facebook-to-overturn-udrp-loss-of-good-faith-typo-domains
 
Registrar giant created as Web.com merged with Endurance
http://domainincite.com/26265-registrar-giant-created-as-web-com-merged-with-endurance
 
Parler is Back
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/02/15/parler-is-back/
 
ICANN Brussels to Host EU Briefing
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/02/11/icann-brussels-to-host-eu-briefing/
 
Danish Registry to Increase Prices
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/02/10/danish-registry-to-increase-prices/
 
EURid presents findings on the use of 150,000 .EU domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27264/
 
Hactivists attack sites in Sri Lanka’s ccTLD .LK
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27247/
 

Social Media


#APTLD79 – while a formal opening is scheduled for 24 Feb, the Meeting started with a training session delivered by RIPE NCC training team. APTLD is happy to team up with the RIR for the second time for a Members Meeting in the Middle East and for the first time – in the online format. Thank you, RIPE      Post
 
A sigh of relief and satisfaction: we have closed the book of registrations for #aptld79 to find out that we have nearly 150 ones. Thank you Members and guests for your interest in the upcoming Meeting! The agenda is now fully complete and our Moderators are adding final touches to their respective sessions. Look forward to seeing everyone in our virtual conference room!    

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

ICANN


ICANN Publishes FY21 Q2 Unaudited Financial Results
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-02-15-en
 
IANA Naming Function Review: Recommendation for an IANA Naming Function Contract Amendment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-02-10-en
 
EPDP Phase 2 Policy Recommendations for Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-02-08-en
 
(ccNSO)
2nd Call for presentations: 3rd vTechDay at ICANN70
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-19feb21-en.htm
 
Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO seeks members to the ccNSO Outreach & Involvement Standing Committee (OISC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-19feb21-en.htm
 
February 2021 Council Resolutions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18feb21-en.htm
 
ccNSO Council Minutes, 21 January
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-21jan21-en.pdf
 
ccNSO SOPC Comments – FY22-26 draft Operating & Financial Plan / FY22 draft Operating Plan and Budget – 17 February 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/sopc-comments-fy22-26-op-financial-plan-budget-14feb21-en.pdf
 
Save the date: pre-ICANN70 ccTLD News Sessions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-16feb21-en.htm

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting – 18 February
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-18feb21-en.pdf
 

Current ICANN Public Consultations


Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ssr2-final-report-2021-01-28-en
 
Additional Reference Label Generation Rulesets (LGRs) for the Second Level
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-additional-reference-2021-01-28-en
 
IANA Naming Function Review: Recommendation for an IANA Naming Function Contract Amendment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iana-naming-function-contract-amend-2021-02-10-en
 
EPDP Phase 2 Policy Recommendations for Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/epdp-2-policy-recs-board-2021-02-08-en

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