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APTLD Newsletter (8 March 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Virtual Meeting, September 2021
¶ Online Registration

■ Call for Volunteers to a New Working Group     View

■ APTLD79 Communique     View

■ APTLD Members’ Representatives Elected as DotAsia Board Directors     View

■ APTLD Office Bearers Elected     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
JCSC webinar: Identifying Australia’s threat landscape
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/jcsc-webinar-identifying-australias-threat-landscape

What does Facebook’s policy on news sharing mean for Australian individuals and organisations?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/what-does-facebooks-policy-news-sharing-mean-australian-individuals-and

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Q4 2020 Domain Name Industry Brief: 366.3 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2020
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-q4-2020-domain-name-industry-brief-366-3-million-domain-name-registrations-in-the-fourth-quarter-of-2020/

(.IN  NIXI)
Corrigendum to Tender No. NIXI/Tech/006/.IN/186-2021 for RFP- Multichannel Communication Platform with Subscriber
https://www.registry.in/registry/images/page/Corrigendum_186-2021.pdf

RFP for Multichannel Communication Platform with Subscriber
https://www.registry.in/registry/images/page/RFP_for_Multichannel
_Communication_Platform-NIXI.pdf

(.JP  JPRS)
JPRS Launched its 20th Anniversary Website “HISTORY OF 20 YEARS”
https://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2021/210226.html

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
International Women’s Day 2021 – raising the digital capital of women over 50
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/international-womens-day-2021-raising-the-digital-capital-of-women-over-50/

COVID-19 changing the way we see the Internet
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/covid-19-changing-the-way-we-see-the-internet/

Major world events change the way we see the Internet
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/major-world-events-change-the-way-we-see-the-internet/

What would NZ look like if more people worked from home?
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/what-would-nz-look-like-if-more-people-worked-from-home/

Research: gaming addiction and phishing
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/research-gaming-addiction-and-phishing/

DNC Newsletter March 2021
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/2025

(.QA  CRA)
CRA Publishes a Public Consultation for SRDs Class License
https://www.cra.gov.qa/press-releases/cra-publishes-a-public-consultation-related-to-the-updated-class-license-for-short-range-devices

(.SA  SaudiNIC)
CITC Announces Accreditation of Registrars to Provide Saudi Domain Name registration services
https://nic.sa/en/news/citc-announces-registrar-accreditation-results

(.TW  TWNIC)
TWNIC Congratulates the CEO’s Successful Re-Election as APNIC EC Member
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/03/04/17296/

(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
Global Domain Report published for 2020
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1478

(.WF  Afnic)
Report Internet of Things & Digital Sovereignty
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12551/show/report-internet-of-things-digital-sovereignty-2.html

(Donuts Inc.)
Donuts Domain Trend Report: FEBRUARY 2021
https://donuts.news/donuts-domain-trend-report-february-2021

(GoDaddy Registry)
New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group delivered its Final Report. Finally.
https://registry.godaddy/blog/new-gtld-subpro-final-report

(iThreat)
Is your #OPSEC program complete? Do you have wide-reaching monitoring in place for rapid detection of Internet postings of sensitive data about your products, key staff, and facilities?
We can help! Learn more at http://iThreat.com.

We agree with Digital Guardian’s work of categorizing Operational Security into 5 steps:
1) Identify sensitive data.
2) Identify possible threats.
3) Analyze security holes/ vulnerabilities.
4) Appraise risk level.
5) Get countermeasures in place.
#opsec #security #cso

(IQ Global AS)
Behind the scenes, Abuse Manager and Scamadviser
https://iq.global/blog/abuse-manager-scamadviser

New! iQ Abuse Manager Scan Interval Control
https://iq.global/blog/new-i-q-abuse-manager-scan-interval-control

iQ Abuse Manager & Scamadviser.com Clean Up the Internet
https://iq.global/blog/i-q-abuse-manager-and-scamadviser-com-clean-up-the-internet

Our first video blog episode – Domain Name Abuse
https://iq.global/blog/our-first-video-blog-episode-domain-name-abuse

(.ME  DoMEn)
How COVID-19 pandemic changed the customer profile
https://domain.me/how-covid-19-pandemic-changed-the-customer-profile/

From Idea To Startup –  Gianluca Colaianni
https://domain.me/from-idea-to-startup-gianluca-colaianni/

The Importance of Creativity for a Software Developer
https://domain.me/the-importance-of-creativity-for-a-software-developer/

BitsaboutMe: Your Right to Data Privacy
https://domain.me/bitsaboutme-your-right-to-data-privacy/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
Why a .mx domain will help me to have a better positioning in Google?
https://www.dominios.mx/why-a-mx-domain-will-help-me-to-have-a-better-positioning-in-google/

Why do schools need a website?
https://www.dominios.mx/why-do-schools-need-a-website/

(.RS  RNIDS)
New Chair and Deputy Chair of RNIDS BoG elected
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/new-chair-and-deputy-chair-rnids-bog-elected

Welcome to DIDS 2021 Digital
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/welcome-to-dids-2021-digital

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Online seminar for Python developers: Introducing IDN and EAI support
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27354/

RIGF 2021 updates: New speakers and the 1st Youth Russian Internet Governance Forum
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27353/

Fifth Russian Family IT Marathon kicks off
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27330/

Fewer than a hundred corona-domains registered in February
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27329/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ begins Registrar Data Escrow implementation
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27325/

HostObzor celebrates its 20th anniversary with an online party
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27333/

Trademark check service gets new functions
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27326/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ’s projects presented at CENTR’s technical workshop
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27322/

Specifics of domain promotion on social media discussed at 34th European registries meeting
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27318/

Audience of Точка .RU/.РФ product page grows by a third in a year
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27303/

Coordination Center takes part in Dialog Online scientific and practical conference
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27305/

List of key speakers at RIGF 2021 published
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27304/

Others

Apply now for an APNIC 52 Online Fellowship!
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/04/__trashed-2/

Config2Spec: Mining network specifications from network configurations
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/08/config2spec-mining-network-specifications-from-network-configurations/

MANRS Fellowship Program 2021
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/05/manrs-fellowship-program-2021/

That’s a wrap, APRICOT 2021!
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/05/thats-a-wrap-apricot-2021/

Event Wrap: APAN 51
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/04/event-wrap-apan-51/

The year that was: A word cloud look at NANOG in 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/04/the-year-that-was-a-word-cloud-look-at-nanog-in-2020/

APNIC 2020 Annual Report now available
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/04/apnic-2020-annual-report-now-available/

Event Wrap: MANRS Tech Talk
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/03/event-wrap-manrs-tech-talk/

What will happen when the routing table hits 1024k?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/03/what-will-happen-when-the-routing-table-hits-1024k/

Event Wrap: NANOG 81
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/03/event-wrap-nanog-81/

Event Wrap: DNS-OARC 34
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/02/event-wrap-dns-oarc-34/

Asia Pacific Networks in 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/02/asia-pacific-networks-in-2020/

Welcome to APRICOT 2021!
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/01/welcome-to-apricot-2021/

Putting DNSSEC signers to the test: Knot vs Bind
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/25/putting-dnssec-signers-to-the-test-knot-vs-bind/

Notes from NANOG 81
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/24/notes-from-nanog-81/

Tracking RPKI repository performance with a RIPE Atlas measurement bundle
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/02/23/tracking-rpki-repository-performance-with-a-ripe-atlas-measurement-bundle/

The Technical Working Group meets for the last CENTR workshop of the series
https://www.centr.org/news/news/tech44.html

The 21st Security Working Group workshop is held online
https://www.centr.org/news/news/security21.html

Social media and SME initiatives discussed at Marketing workshop
https://www.centr.org/news/news/market34.html

The Administrative Working Group re-elects Chair
https://www.centr.org/news/news/admin52.html

IGF New Vacancy: Administrative Assistant
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/vacancies

Community Inputs for new IGF Website Welcomed by 9 March
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UGRPsJMuM
kWOg_w5TGdwKCZV6aFHX7dLm2P6Uy_dgI1UOVJFVTFFQkFaM0V
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Report from Consultations on para 93(a) of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/11183/2471

Consultations on para 93(a) of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation (by 8 March)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/consultations-on-paragraph-93a-of-the-roadmap-for-digital-cooperation

Member News: Celebrating a Safer Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/member-news-celebrating-a-safer-internet/

MANRS Fellowship 2021 Now Open
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/manrs-fellowship-now-open/

The Week in Internet News: Cambodia Creates Its Own Great Firewall
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/the-week-in-internet-news-cambodia-creates-its-own-great-firewall/

Internet Society Statement regarding the Indian Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2021/india-information-technology-guidelines/

New Year, New Name: Insights Platform Is Now Internet Society Pulse
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/new-year-new-name-insights-platform-is-now-internet-society-pulse/

Nominations Open for Prestigious Internet Hall of Fame
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2021/nominations-open-for-prestigious-internet-hall-of-fame/

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Blocks News from Australia
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/the-week-in-internet-news-facebook-blocks-news-from-australia/

The Best and the Brightest Security and Privacy Experts Are Gathering Virtually at NDSS 2021
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/02/the-best-and-the-brightest-security-and-privacy-experts-are-gathering-virtually-at-ndss-2021/

Nearly half of people with 4G network coverage remain offline, mainly due to high cost of Internet access
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr02-2021-The-affordability-of-ICT-services-2020.aspx

Technical standards call for collaboration
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/03/03/13/51/Technical-standards-collaboration-Malcolm-Johnson

A new decade for digital foreign policy
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/03/02/09/56/Digital-foreign-policy-new-decade-Houlin-Zhao

ICANN finally cans Net 4 India
http://domainincite.com/26378-icann-finally-cans-net-4-india

Got beef with ICANN? Why you may not want to use the Ombudsman
http://domainincite.com/26365-got-beef-with-icann-why-you-may-not-want-to-use-the-ombudsman

More acquisitions? GoDaddy to raise $800 million
http://domainincite.com/26361-more-acquisitions-godaddy-to-raise-800-million

Facebook lawsuit brings one country’s domain to a screeching halt
http://domainincite.com/26349-facebook-lawsuit-brings-one-countrys-domain-to-a-screeching-halt

CentralNic buys German monetization firm for up to $13 million
http://domainincite.com/26358-centralnic-buys-german-monetization-firm-for-up-to-13-million

NamesCon and CloudFest Independent Again
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/03/01/namescon-and-cloudfest-independent-again/

EU Commission Forgets Brexit; Forced to Cancel Call For Registry Tender
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/02/23/eu-commission-forgets-brexit-forced-to-cancel-call-for-registry-tender/

ICANN 70 “Prep Week” Schedule Live
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/02/23/icann-70-prep-week-schedule-live/

ICANN denies application from co-creator of The Pirate Bay
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27327/

Global Domain Report for 2020 published
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27317/

Social Media

8 March – Dear APTLD ladies, this early-spring day is all yours! Happy Women’s Day!    Post

Hey APTLD Members, if you are keen on exploring more of IPv6, routing, and many more exciting things and are on a lookout for a cool T-shirt to sport in the summer, this Call for Fellowships is for you: https://conference.apnic.net/52/fellowship/overview

Dear APTLD Members, ever been to the Starbucksland? Or Microsoftland, for that matter? Here is a great chance offered by ICANN: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2021-03-01-en
Don’t miss out this opportunity and we at APTLD will be happy to give you a hand – just drop us a note at sec@aptld.org

JPRS has immortalized its 20th anniversary: https://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2021/210226-en.pdf

Go get EAI ready with THNIC– Online Workshop: Setting up an Email Server with EAI Support (Workshop) https://academy.thnic.or.th/eai-workshop/ (in Thai)

A bit of best practice from hoster.by – we wonder if your CEO goes online to take questions and interact with the audience nationwide in real time.   A Post by Olga Kuzeyeva (in Russian)

IDN-gaming!  The most exciting contest #Wikichallenge is here- A Post by NIXI

Ernesto Bojórquez became CEO of .MX to replace Jorge Azzario during his tenure we have been enjoying closer cooperation with .MX. Thank you, Jorge, and wishes of every success in your career. Welcome, Ernesto, great to have you with us! You are not new to the ccTLD community as you began your career at NIC Mexico in 2002 and worked in the organization as Planning Manager for 1 year, User Services Manager for 2 years and was appointed Commercial Director in 2005.     Photo

Happening now at #APTLD79:
25 Feb – Market consolidation-for better or worse….. Happening now at #APTLD79, this session gives much food for thought.   Photo

25 Feb – Just finished at #APTLD79 : a trivia quiz developed and delivered by GoDaddy Registry. Our congrats to Kevin Murphy who picked the 1st prize-obviously, investing in Domainincite was a smart move. Oh, and questions were really hilarious🤣. Thank you, Quoc Pham and Alex O’Keefe, for the great job     Photos

25 Feb – Lots of insights and a very meaningful discussion at the IoT and DNS session and one thing is for certain: cctlds should be a part of the game      Photo

25 Feb – the IoT and DNS session was requested by Members and features experts from Russia (@Andrei Kolesnikov, great to have you back!) ICANN (Alain Durand, same) and China (Dr Weixi Gu, welcome!) and, of course, Jad El Cham of RIPE NCC.     Photo

25 Feb – the dispute resolution session brought together East and West, literally, featuring panelists from Australia, Asia, Europe, and the US    Photos

24 Feb – Thank you, @Telecommunications Regulatory Authority – TRA Oman, for your support!     TRA’s Post

24 Feb – a session on SMM and website turbocharging. Great insights from a truly international array of speakers    Photo

24 Feb – DOH and Dot…. of course! What else?    Photo

24 Feb – the Members’ Updates session stirred spontaneous discussions on cybersecurity    Photo

24 Feb – the Meeting kickstarted now, with keynote addresses from the APTLD Chair, the .OM registry as a virtual host, and RIPE NCC as a co-sponsor     Photos

24 Feb – Let’s Talk Pets social session in a new environment and on a new platform called Spatial Chat    Photo

23 Feb – a training class on integrated media is delivered Prof. Harsh Taneja of the University of Illinois    Photo

22 Feb – 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     Photo

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ICANN

Initial Report on the Third ccNSO Policy Development Process (ccPDP3): Retirement of ccTLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-03-03-en

Proposal for Korean Root Zone Label Generation Rules – Second Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-03-02-en

ICANN72 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2021-03-01-en

Schedule for ICANN70 Virtual Community Forum Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-03-01-en

ICANN Terminates Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with Net 4 India Limited
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-02-26-en

2021 Nominating Committee (NomCom) Extends Deadline to 29 March
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-02-23-en

ICANN70 Prep Week Schedule Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2021-02-22-en

(ccNSO)
Upcoming ccNSO Sessions: prior and during ICANN70
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-03mar21-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ssr2-final-report-2021-01-28-en

Initial Report on the Third ccNSO Policy Development Process (ccPDP3): Retirement of ccTLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccpdp3-1-retirement-cctlds-2021-03-03-en

Proposal for Korean Root Zone Label Generation Rules – Second Public Comment
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-proposal-korean-script-2021-03-02-en

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