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APTLD Newsletter (19 April 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Virtual Meeting, 6-9 September 2021
¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (16 April 2021)
■ APTLD Launches a New Webinar Training Program for Its Members     View
■ APTLD and ICANN Conducted the Second Training on Universal Acceptance     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
auDA’s new Licensing Framework goes live
https://www.auda.org.au/news/audas-new-licensing-framework-goes-live

Announcing the .au Licence Review Panel
https://www.auda.org.au/news/announcing-au-licence-review-panel

auDA statement on consent for Change of Control
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-statement-consent-change-control

How the upcoming changes to Facebook Analytics could impact your business
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-upcoming-changes-facebook-analytics-could-impact-your-business

Strengthening trust in .au: Upcoming licensing rule changes
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/strengthening-trust-au-upcoming-licensing-rule-changes

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Research: safeguarding children’s data privacy and connecting communities through technology
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/research-safeguarding-childrens-data-privacy-and-connecting-communities-through-technology/

(.SG  SGNIC)
IPOS Go App’s Brand Search Service for domain names
https://www.sgnic.sg/ipos%27-4-in-1-domain-name-search.html

(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic obtains Qualiopi® certification as a training organization
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/afnic-obtains-qualiopi-certification-as-a-training-organisation/

Afnic quality of service performance – March 2021
https://www.afnic.fr/wp-media/uploads/2021/04/afnic-quality-service-202103.pdf

(GoDaddy Registry)
GoDaddy Registry Agrees to Acquire .Club, .Design and Minds + Machines TLDs
https://registry.godaddy/blog/registry-acquires-club-design-and-minds-and-machines-tlds

GoDaddy Registry Wins “Best of” Summit International Marketing Award for Global .CO Campaign
https://registry.godaddy/blog/godaddy-registry-wins-summit-marketing-award

New gTLD Round 2 Update – Where are we really at?
https://registry.godaddy/blog/new-gtld-round-2-update

(IQ Global AS)
How Spamhaus addresses DNS Abuse
https://iq.global/blog/How%20Spamhaus%20addresses%20DNS%20Abuse

(iThreat)
Did you catch the first issue of our monthly Insider Signal Newsletter?  If you are interested in preventing and mitigating insider threats, you’ll want to give it a look at https://plus.insidersignal.news/p/2021-03-1. iThreat and @mikegips shared 14 important insider threat stories!

(Netnod)
Netnod’s White Rabbit implementation achieves sub-nanosecond accuracy in live Swedish network
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/netnods-white-rabbit-implementation-achieves

What is White Rabbit and why does it matter for high accuracy time services?
https://press.netnod.se/posts/blogposts/what-is-white-rabbit-and-why-does-it-matter-f

(.ME  DoMEn)
Get to Know the Internet’s Directory: What is DNS
https://domain.me/get-to-know-the-internets-directory-what-is-dns/

Nthabi Kamala: Activist and Strategist Rolled Into One
https://domain.me/nthabi-kamala-activist-and-strategist-rolled-into-one/

Top 5 Website Design Mistakes You Need to Avoid
https://domain.me/top-5-website-design-mistakes-you-need-to-avoid/

Dunked.ME: Helping You Create an Online Portfolio
https://domain.me/dunked-me-helping-you-create-an-online-portfolio/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
Which payment gateways are best for my eCommerce?
https://www.dominios.mx/which-payment-gateways-are-best-for-my-ecommerce/

How to have an online store with a high conversion rate
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-have-an-online-store-with-a-high-conversion-rate/

What are the differences between a .com and a .mx domain?
https://www.dominios.mx/what-are-the-differences-between-a-com-and-a-mx-domain/

7 Advantages of a website vs. a Fan Page
https://www.dominios.mx/7-advantages-of-a-website-vs-a-fan-page/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Travel around Weblandia concludes
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27690/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ, MSK-IX team up to combat internet abuse
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27689/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ publishes draft regulatory documents for public discussion
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27673/

Universal Acceptance is a cornerstone of today’s internet
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27672/

Russian Institute for Public Networks joins Policy of cooperation and coordination to prevent misuse of domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27655/

Coordination Center hosts webinar at WSIS Forum 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27653/

Family IT marathon: Home stretch
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27656/

Eighty-five registrars now accredited in .RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27659/

Digital Dictation 2021 kicks off in Russia
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27599/

How to overcome platform-user inequality in legal status
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27664/

Young participants of RIGF 2021 speak at the forum
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27658/

Trust is an important aspect of the economy
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27661/

Bertrand de La Chapelle wins Virtuti Interneti Award
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27660/

Maksut Shadayev: Internet is the neural system of modern society
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27570/

World consensus essential for internet governance
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27662/

.RU celebrates its 27th birthday
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27563/

Youth drives the internet forward
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27565/

Coordination Center holds the Day of Lawyer for Registrars 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27564/

International Domain Disputes Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27545/

One corona domain less
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27538/

SpaceWeb registrar
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27539/

Others

SEA IGF Call For Proposals
https://seaigf.id/call-for-proposals/

Using DASH to identify economies by suspicious traffic
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/09/using-dash-to-rank-economies-by-malicious-traffic/

Skidmap and malicious DNS data mining
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/19/skidmap-and-malicious-dns-data-mining/

Where does zero trust begin and why is it important?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/16/where-does-zero-trust-begin-and-why-is-it-important/

Introducing TCPLS: A game of transport protocols
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/15/introducing-tcpls-a-game-of-transport-protocols/

What basics do you need to know for SDN?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/14/what-basics-do-you-need-to-know-for-sdn/

Measuring DNS over TLS from the edge
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/13/measuring-dns-over-tls-from-the-edge/

Understanding the European Resolver Policy
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/12/understanding-the-european-resolver-policy/

Common pitfalls in RPKI deployment and how to avoid them
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/08/common-pitfalls-in-rpki-deployment-and-how-to-avoid-them/

Building an open source anycast CDN
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/07/building-an-open-source-anycast-cdn/

Introducing DNS Shotgun
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/06/introducing-dns-shotgun/

The Camel’s Back: Recursive to Authoritative DNS with Encryption
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf110-camel-back.html

EU Policy Update – March 2021
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/march2021.html

Bangkok’s Neutral Peering Hub Scales Its Capacity
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/04/bangkoks-neutral-peering-hub-scales-its-capacity/

Finally! Local Traffic Remained Local
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/04/finally-local-traffic-remained-local/

The Week in Internet News: Encryption Faces Serious Threats
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/04/the-week-in-internet-news-encryption-faces-serious-threats/

The Week in Internet News: Biden Wants Broadband for All
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/04/the-week-in-internet-news-biden-wants-broadband-for-all/

Innovation is key to digital development, note Arab policy makers ahead of World Telecommunication Development Conference
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm26-digital-trends-arab-states-2021.aspx

Accessible Europe 2021: Making ICTs accessible to all
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm25-2021-accessible-europe-persons-with-disabilities.aspx

Physical meets virtual: Submit your paper to Kaleidoscope 2021
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/04/13/08/23/Physical-meets-virtual-submit-your-paper-to-Kaleidoscope-2021

ISPs Saw a 30% Increase in Traffic During the Pandemic, 40% During Peak Business Hours
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210408-isps-saw-a-30-increase-in-traffic-during-the-pandemic/

Verisign says it needs .web because .com is running out of names
http://domainincite.com/26561-verisign-says-it-needs-web-because-com-is-running-out-of-names

ICANN threatens to seize gTLD after Whois downtime
http://domainincite.com/26548-icann-threatens-to-seize-gtld-after-whois-downtime

.CLUB CEO on selling to GoDaddy, Clubhouse, and .club’s “twerking moment”
http://domainincite.com/26540-club-ceo-on-selling-to-godaddy-clubhouse-and-clubs-twerking-moment

GoDaddy buys 30 new gTLDs for over $120 million
http://domainincite.com/26535-breaking-godaddy-buys-30-new-gtlds-for-over-120-million

Nominet members wail as ousted director made CEO
http://domainincite.com/26530-nominet-members-wail-as-ousted-director-made-ceo

Registration for RIPE 82 Now Open
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/04/12/registration-for-ripe-82-now-open/

Revealed: the Facebook loophole that lets world leaders deceive and harass their citizens
https://goldsteinreport.com/facebook-loophole-world-leaders-deceive-harass-citizens/

Are we at a turning point for tackling online extremism?
https://goldsteinreport.com/are-we-at-a-turning-point-for-tackling-online-extremism/

Futures Report Outlines Top Trends Impacting Global Economy, Society and Technology
https://goldsteinreport.com/futures-report-top-trends-global-economy-society-technology/

Russia’s Twitter throttling may give censors never-before-seen capabilities
https://goldsteinreport.com/russias-twitter-throttling-may-give-censors-never-before-seen-capabilities/

Google, Facebook and Amazon face new UK regulator
https://goldsteinreport.com/google-facebook-amazon-new-uk-regulator/

Is Cyberwar War? Can nation-states defend themselves from hackers and one another?
https://goldsteinreport.com/is-cyberwar-war-can-nation-states-defend-themselves-from-hackers-and-one-another/

Social Media

April 16: Dear APTLD Members, Eid Mubarak to those who celebrate it!    Card

TWNIC Gets Engagement Right. On 15-16 Apr, the ICANN APAC Office partnered with TWNIC to co-host the 2nd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum. The event was in a hybrid format, and the APAC regional community was invited to participate online.
Key opening speakers include Vint Cerf (a Father of the Internet), Milton Mueller (Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology), Pablo Hinojosa (Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC), Yuh-Jye Lee (TWNIC Board Chair), and Akinori Maemura (ICANN Board member).
The Forum also featured the 35th TWNIC Internet Protocol Open Policy Meeting (IP OPM) with the help of APNIC. More information, including full agenda and registration information, is on the event website https://forum.twnic.tw/2021/index.htm

Congrats to .RU on a successful session at WSIS and many thanks to APTLD Members- .AMCNNIC and Gransy– for participation in it. Good job, guys!   Picture

Binding Industry Players Together @ NIXI:
NIXI is a not-for-profit organization. It was set up for peering the ISPs to route the domestic traffic within the country, thereby resulting in reduced latency and bandwidth charges for ISPs by saving on International Bandwidth.  Poster

RIGF:
The Russian IGF has just kicked off in Moscow. Colourful intros are its hallmark. The event is streamed on Zoom and YouTube. Video

The RIGF is opened by the Hon. Maksut Shadaev, the RF Minister for Digital Development who also gave state awards to fathers of the Russian Internet to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the RUnet.   Photos

Breaking news: Russia moves the Hon. Rashid Ismailov, ex-deputy Minister of ICT for the ITU Secretary General. Take a listen of Rashid’s keynote at the Russian IGF: Video

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ICANN

NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN72 is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/nextgenicann-application-round-for-icann72-is-now-open-12-4-2021-en

Register for the Webinar on Planning Prioritization and Finance Update
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/register-for-the-webinar-on-planning-prioritization-and-finance-update-12-4-2021-en

Public Comment Proceeding: Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process Phase 1 Final Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/public-comment-proceeding-review-of-all-rights-protection-mechanisms-in-all-gtlds-policy-development-process-phase-1-final-recommendations-7-4-2021-en

(ccNSO)
Call For Presenters – virtual ccTLD News Sessions on 1 and 2 June
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-16apr21-en.htm

DRAFT Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 22 April 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-22apr21-en.pdf

Current ICANN Public Consultations

GNSO Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process Phase 1 Final Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-rpm-pdp-phase-1-final-recommendations-2021-04-07-en

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