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APTLD Newsletter (22 March 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Virtual Meeting, 6-9 September 2021
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■ The New Working Group Has Been Formed     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Presentation: The new .au licensing rules – compliance update
https://www.auda.org.au/news/presentation-new-au-licensing-rules-compliance-update

Presentation: An integrated approach to compliance and complaints – ICANN70 Prep Week
https://www.auda.org.au/news/presentation-integrated-approach-compliance-and-complaints-icann70-prep-week

The power of local and your business’s online presence
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/power-local-and-your-businesss-online-presence

Celebrating inspirational industry leaders on IWD 2021
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/celebrating-inspirational-industry-leaders-iwd-2021

(.HK  HKIRC)
Nomination for the Election of Board of Directors of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited for 2021/2022
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/discover_hkirc/general_meeting/2021/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
A filtered Internet is not the Internet we need
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/a-filtered-internet-is-not-the-internet-we-need/

International law online: progress in UN yet many questions remain
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/international-law-online-progress-in-united-nations-yet-many-questions-remain/

New website launch
https://dnc.org.nz/about/our-engagement/blog/new-website/

(.QA  CRA)
On the World Consumer Rights Day, CRA Publishes the Resolution Results of Telecom Consumers Complaints Received in 2020
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-the-resolution-results-of-telecom-consumers-complaints-received-in-2020

(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic joins the Renaissance Numérique Think Tank
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12571/show/afnic-joins-the-renaissance-numerique-think-tank.html

Afnic and the Swedish Internet Foundation extend their collaborative Zonemaster project until 2022
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12568/show/afnic-and-the-swedish-internet-foundation-extend-their-collaborative-zonemaster-project-until-2022.html

.FR in 2020: acceleration of the digital transformation among businesses and retailers
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/12564/show/fr-in-2020-acceleration-of-the-digital-transformation-among-businesses-and-retailers.html

(IQ Global AS)
Domain Analytics: Dashboard and Date Range Report updates
https://iq.global/blog/domain-analytics-date-range-report-updates

A conversation with MrPremium.com
https://iq.global/blog/a-conversation-with-mr-premium-com

(Netnod)
Netnod continues commitment to strong and secure route servers
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/netnod-continues-commitment-to-strong-and-sec

New DNSNODE sites improve DNS service for the Americas
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/new-dnsnode-sites-improve-dns-service-for-the

Netnod IX Copenhagen tops 350 Gbps traffic
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-ix-copenhagen-tops-350-gbps-traffic

Get the full IXperience with Netnod
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/get-the-full-ixperience-with-netnod

(.ME  DoMEn)
Acte.ME: Making Your Dreams a Reality
https://domain.me/acte-me-making-your-dreams-a-reality/

Remote Work Mistakes We Didn’t Know We Made
https://domain.me/remote-work-mistakes-we-didnt-know-we-made/

How to turn a hobby into a successful business
https://domain.me/how-to-turn-a-hobby-into-a-successful-business/

Gabriel Marino: How to Get a Big Break as a Creative
https://domain.me/gabriel-marino-how-to-get-a-big-break-as-a-creative/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
How to make my profile on Google My Business
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-make-my-profile-on-google-my-business/

How to have a trustworthy website
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-have-a-trustworthy-website/

How to appear in Google searches without a website
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-appear-in-google-searches-without-a-website/

Advantages of advertising on the Internet
https://www.dominios.mx/advantages-of-advertising-on-the-internet/

(.RS  RNIDS)
Regional TLD Forum 2021
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/regional-tld-forum-2021

DIDS 2021 Digital – praise in the chat instead of applause in the room
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/dids-2021-digital-%E2%80%93-praise-in-chat-instead-applause-in-room

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
84 registrars accredited in .RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27447/

Systems and services of IDN registry should be UA Ready
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27443/

Who owns a domain name?
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27442/

65th CENTR GA held online
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27401/

.RU and .РФ domains now have 73 accredited registrars
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27400/

Dialogue with children as a means to create positive content
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27399/

Others

Notes from NDSS DNS Privacy Workshop 2021
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/10/notes-from-ndss-dns-privacy-workshop-2021/

RPKI relying party synchronization behaviour
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/22/rpki-relying-party-synchronization-behaviour/

How do we count ASNs?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/19/how-do-we-count-asns/

What, exactly, are ASNs?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/18/what-exactly-are-asns/

Event Wrap: APEC Tel 62
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/16/event-wrap-apec-tel-62/

The prevalence, persistence, and perils of lame delegations
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/16/the-prevalence-persistence-perils-of-lame-nameservers/

Event Wrap: FIRST 1st Regional Virtual Lightning Talk Session
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/15/event-wrap-first-1st-regional-virtual-lightning-talk-session/

Which RPKI-related RFCs should you read?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/15/which-rpki-related-rfcs-should-you-read/

A brief history of router architecture
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/12/a-brief-history-of-router-architecture/

Join the APNIC Policy SIG Community Consultation
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/11/join-the-apnic-policy-sig-community-consultation/

Some DNS myths and misconceptions
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/11/some-dns-myths-and-misconceptions/

UDomain Grabs Premium Name ‘UD.Asia’ for Regional Expansion; Hong Kong IT Veteran Shares Advice from Business Trends Emerging Out of COVID
https://www.dot.asia/udomain-grabs-premium-name-ud-asia-for-regional-expansion-hong-kong-it-veteran-shares-advice-on-business-trends-emerging-out-of-covid/

Is indirection of traffic the next big thing in DNS privacy and beyond?
https://www.centr.org/news/news/ietf110-oblivious.html

The CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q4/2020 has been published
https://www.centr.org/news/news/globaltld-q42020.html

CENTR elects two new Board members at its 2021 Annual General Meeting
https://www.centr.org/news/news/2021-new-board.html

What’s up @IETF110
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/whatsup-ietf110.html

EU Policy Update – February 2021
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/february2021.html

Internet Society Launches Global Search for New Generation of Internet Champions
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2021/internet-society-launches-global-search-for-new-generation-of-internet-champions/

The Week in Internet News: Berners-Lee Warns of Growing Digital Divide
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/the-week-in-internet-news-berners-lee-warns-of-growing-digital-divide/

Internet Society Joins Leading Internet Advocates to Call on ISPs to Commit to Basic User Privacy Protections
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/internet-society-joins-leading-internet-advocates-to-call-on-isps-to-commit-to-basic-user-privacy-protections/

Announcing the Final Candidate Slates for the 2021 Board of Trustees Elections
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/announcing-the-final-candidate-slates-for-the-2021-board-of-trustees-elections/

The Week in Internet News: Lawmakers Point to ‘Extremist’ Content on YouTube
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/the-week-in-internet-news-lawmakers-point-to-extremist-content-on-youtube/

ITU Asia-Pacific formulates regional digital priorities ahead of the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/CM023-2021-RPM-Asia-Pacific-WTDC-21-digital-priorities.aspx

New ITU standards optimize transport networks support for IMT-2020/5G
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/03/15/12/36/New-ITU-standards-optimize-transport-networks-support-for-5G

Keeping pace: ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/03/09/14/09/Keeping-pace-ITU-Global-Cybersecurity-Agenda

Watch: the exact moment Nominet’s CEO sealed his fate
http://domainincite.com/26440-watch-the-exact-moment-nominets-ceo-sealed-his-fate

Stick a fork in Nominet’s leadership. Tucows votes to fire half the board
http://domainincite.com/26435-stick-a-fork-in-nominets-leadership-tucows-votes-to-fire-half-the-board

IP lobby demands halt to Whois reform
http://domainincite.com/26431-ip-lobby-demands-halt-to-whois-reform

Donuts adds another TLD to its stable as Richemont finally bows out of new gTLD program
http://domainincite.com/26425-donuts-adds-another-tld-to-its-stable-as-richemont-finally-bows-out-of-new-gtld-program

NamesCon Europe cancelled — “pandemics suck”
http://domainincite.com/26423-namescon-europe-cancelled-pandemics-suck

As .gov changes hands, would Verisign run it for free?
http://domainincite.com/26421-as-gov-changes-hands-would-verisign-run-it-for-free

ICANN 71 is online-only, because of course it is
http://domainincite.com/26416-icann-71-is-online-only-because-of-course-it-is

ICANN 70 has virtual schwag, other new stuff
http://domainincite.com/26401-icann-70-has-virtual-scwhag-other-new-stuff

Domain industry shrank in Q4, but as usual there’s a big BUT
http://domainincite.com/26389-domain-industry-shrank-in-q4-but-as-usual-theres-a-big-but

EURid Tweaks Post-Brexit Handling of Impacted Domains
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/03/18/eurid-tweaks-post-brexit-handling-of-impacted-domains/

Middle East DNS Forum Goes Virtual for 2021
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/03/15/middle-east-dns-forum-goes-virtual-for-2021/

Chilean Country Code Domains Breaks 700k Mark
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/03/12/chilean-country-code-domains-breaks-700k-mark/

Nomination Period for the ICANN Community Excellence Award Closes 29 March
https://goldsteinreport.com/nomination-period-for-the-icann-community-excellence-award-closes-29-march/

Fire At French Data Centre OVHcloud Takes Down 464,000 Domain Names
https://goldsteinreport.com/fire-french-data-centre-ovhcloud/

ICANN Extends Date of Registry Reports Move to Open Data
https://goldsteinreport.com/icann-extends-registry-reports-move-open-data/

Interview: Tim Berners-Lee: ‘We need social networks where bad things happen less’
https://goldsteinreport.com/interview-tim-berners-lee-social-networks-bad-happen-less/

India is trying to build its own internet
https://goldsteinreport.com/india-is-trying-to-build-its-own-internet/

OECD: Bridging The Digital Gender Divide
https://goldsteinreport.com/oecd-bridging-digital-gender-divide/

PIR Project Seeks To Improve Quality of Domain Name Space
https://goldsteinreport.com/pir-qpi-project-reduce-abuse/

Microsoft takes aim at Google as it supports U.S. bill to give news publishers more leverage over Big Tech.
https://goldsteinreport.com/microsoft-google-us-bill-big-tech/

Europe’s Digital Decade: Commission sets the course towards a digitally empowered Europe by 2030
https://goldsteinreport.com/europes-digital-decade/

GoDaddy released a list of its top public sales from October 2020
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27428/

.IS ccTLD fee increases for the first time
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27398/

Social Media

Warmest congrats to Pensri Arun on her new mission as ED of the THNIC Foundation    Post

Q4 2020 is history? Well, still something interesting about it is here https://stats.centr.org/stats/global

Happening now: DNS Abuse Forum, a groundbreaking iniative of the newly established PIR’s DNS Abuse Institute. The panel features @Jeff Bedser of iThreat, an APTLD member (the upper row on the left)     Photo

APTLD updated the photo collage from APTLD79    Photo

Warmest congratulations to PANDI on hitting a milestone 500,000 registrations mark at .ID.
Hope the 1 million one will not take long time to come!

Happening now at ICANN70:
At the ccNSO News sessions, there always is time to crack a joke (and we do not mean Joke Braeken, our guarding angel, of course) or to run a poll    Photo

ccTLD News Session opens up with a PANDI presentation delivered by Bernhart Farras, the registry GR officer for whom it was the first session at ICANN. Well done, Bernhart – looks like .ID’s future is in good hands!    Photos

“C”, for creativity. Happening now at the ccTLD news session: hoster.by, an APTLD member, shared its take on 2020, which can be described by just 1 pic.    Photo

At ICANN70 prep session: ccTLDs share their updates    Photo

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

ICANN

ICANN org Provides Feedback on the Proposed NIS2 Directive
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-org-provides-feedback-on-the-proposed-nis2-directive-19-3-2021-en

Nomination Period for the ICANN Community Excellence Award Closes 29 March 2021
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/nomination-period-for-the-icann-community-excellence-award-closes-29-march-2021-17-3-2021-en

ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN71 Participants
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-announces-nextgenicann71-participants-15-3-2021-en

ICANN Extends Date of Registry Reports Move to Open Data
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-extends-date-of-registry-reports-move-to-open-data-15-3-2021-en

Register Now to Participate in the 7th Middle East Virtual DNS Forum
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/register-now-to-participate-in-the-7th-middle-east-virtual-dns-forum-11-3-2021-en

ICANN71 to be Held as Virtual Policy Forum
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann71-to-be-held-as-virtual-policy-forum-11-3-2021-en

(ccNSO)
vTechDay at ICANN70 Agenda
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/meetings/icann70/agenda-tech-day-22mar21-en.pdf

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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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