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APTLD Newsletter (5 April 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Virtual Meeting, 6-9 September 2021
¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (1 April 2021)
■ The APTLD Working Group on the DNS Servers Sharing Created and Held its Inaugural Meeting     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
3 expected business changes as a result of the pandemic
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/3-expected-business-changes-result-pandemic

March 2021 .au registrar briefing
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/march-2021-au-registrar-briefing

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign to Report First Quarter 2021 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press
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sLVJlc3VsdHMvZGVmYXVsdC5hc3B4

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Community funding for digital inclusion in Christchurch
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/community-funding-for-digital-inclusion-in-christchurch/

(.QA  CRA)
CRA Publishes a Public Consultation related to Wi-Fi 6
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-a-public-consultation-related-to-wi-fi-6

(.TW  TWNIC)
TWNIC 2020 Annual Report
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/03/26/17831/

(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
The BBC will not renew half of its domains. The corporation has 20 thousand of them
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1479

(.WF  Afnic)
France Relance : “Tous en ligne maintenant” wins the BPI call for projects
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/france-relance-tous-en-ligne-maintenant-wins-the-bpi-call-for-projects/

Afnic updates its website to facilitate your daily life
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/afnic-updates-its-website-to-facilitate-your-daily-life/

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

(IQ Global AS)
Introducing Ruleset for Abuse Manager
https://iq.global/blog/introducing-ruleset-for-abuse-manager

Managing Domain Name Abuse, with expert Steinar Grøtterød
https://iq.global/blog/managing-domain-name-abuse-with-expert-steinar-grotterod

Sharing Secrets
https://iq.global/blog/sharing-secrets

(iThreat)
CircleID shared this informative write-up on the DNS Abuse Forum from March 16, reflecting information shared by Jeff Bedser.  Read on to find out more!
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210329-the-path-to-combatting-domain-abuse/

We are excited to announce the Insider Signal Newsletter. With @mikegips, we’ll share our insights on important insider threat stories and how to prevent, reduce, and respond to similar incidents. Our first issue date will be 3/31. Subscribe now!
https://plus.insidersignal.news/p/coming-soon

Insider Signal – 2021.03
https://www.insidersignal.news/p/2021-03-1

Did you miss it? Here is the recording of iThreat CEO Jeff Bedser speaking at the DNS Abuse Forum: Recent Trends & the Current State.
“Together we will reduce DNS abuse and strengthen trust in both the DNS and the broader Internet.”
https://youtu.be/3r-mZ1YBk0I

(Netnod)
Netnod comments on the NIS-2 directive
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-comments-on-the-nis-2-directive

(.AM  ISOC.AM)
Debate on Settlement of Hate Speech on Internet
https://www.isoc.am/en/news/#

(.ME  DoMEn)
Create Website in a Day: Best Website Builders
https://domain.me/create-website-in-a-day-best-website-builders/

The Startup Scene: A MENA Startup Hub for Entrepreneurs
https://domain.me/the-startup-scene-a-mena-startup-hub-for-entrepreneurs/

Reinvent the way you learn about design
https://domain.me/reinvent-the-way-you-learn-about-design/

Restory.ME: Marketing Approach That Moves People
https://domain.me/restory-me-marketing-approach-that-moves-people/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ to organize roundtable discussion at WSIS Forum 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27530/

ICANN 70: Focus on DNSSEC, phishing and IDNs
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27528/

Eleven accredited registrars pass technical tests
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27522/

Universal Acceptance in need of state support
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27515/

Six more registrars start working
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27506/

WEBREG and BESTREG registrars start working
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27505/

National Digital Dictation 2021 to be held online on April 9-24
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27489/

Special youth course on internet governance kicks off ahead of RIGF 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27488/

Digital Dictation 2021 kicks off
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27476/

IP&IT LAW winners to be awarded at RIGF 2021
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27475/

Others

DNS at IETF 110
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/01/dns-at-ietf-110/

Event Wrap: IETF 110
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/31/event-wrap-ietf-110/

Web co-location and its impact on the privacy benefits of domain name encryption
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/05/web-co-location-and-its-impact-on-the-privacy-benefits-of-domain-name-encryption/

Is RDAP ready to replace whois?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/04/02/is-rdap-ready-to-replace-whois/

Exploring APNIC’s 2021 themes: Next Generation Registry
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/31/exploring-apnics-2021-themes-next-generation-registry/

Event Wrap: ITU RPM-ASP WTDC-21
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/30/event-wrap-itu-rpm-asp-wtdc-21/

Congestion Control at IETF 110
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/30/congestion-control-at-ietf-110/

How Facebook achieves disruption-free updates with zero downtime
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/29/how-facebook-achieves-disruption-free-updates-with-zero-downtime/

RPKI services now available to APNIC historical resource holders
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/26/rpki-services-now-available-to-apnic-historical-resource-holders/

Forwarding and routing with packet subscriptions
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/26/forwarding-and-routing-with-packet-subscriptions/

Zen: A general framework for compositional network modelling
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/25/zen-a-general-framework-for-compositional-network-modelling/

Measuring ROAs and ROV
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/24/measuring-roas-and-rov/

Call for Policy Document Review Working Group
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/24/call-for-policy-document-review-working-group/

PeeringDB 2020 Survey Results and 2021 Product Roadmap
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/24/peeringdb-2020-survey-results-and-2021-product-roadmap/

Transforming information security to secure businesses
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/03/23/transforming-information-security-to-secure-businesses/

CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN70
https://www.centr.org/news/news/icann70report.html

DNSSEC deployment and automation: an interview with Ulrich Wisser
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ietf110-dnssec.html

DNS privacy, legal enforcement and Quad9: a conversation with Bill Woodcock
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/quad9.html

IGF: New Vacancies
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/vacancies

IGF 2021 Focus Areas
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-focus-areas

Enough Is Enough: What Happens When Law Enforcement Bends Laws to Access Data
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/enough-is-enough-what-happens-when-law-enforcement-bends-laws-to-access-data/

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Calls for Changes in Legal Protections for User Content
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/the-week-in-internet-news-facebook-calls-for-changes-in-legal-protections-for-user-content/

In Yucatán, Mexico, IXSY Gets Its Watershed Moment
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/in-yucatan-mexico-ixsy-gets-its-watershed-moment/

Shape the Internet’s Future with the Early Career Fellowship
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/shape-the-internets-future-with-the-early-career-fellowship/

The Week in Internet News: U.K. to Roll Out Gigabit Broadband
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/03/the-week-in-internet-news-u-k-to-roll-out-gigabit-broadband/

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm24-2021-wtisd.aspx

Broadband Commission deliberates building an inclusive post-COVID digital future
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr03-2021-Broadband-Commission-inclusive-post-COVID-digital-future.aspx

Connect2Include: Making digital accessibility a reality for all
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/03/29/09/39/Connect2Include-digital-accessibility-reality

Handbook update: Wireless guidelines to support intelligent transport
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/03/24/14/51/Updated-Land-Mobile-Handbook-intelligent-transport-systems

EFF rages as Ethos closes Donuts buy
http://domainincite.com/26522-eff-rages-as-ethos-closes-donuts-buy

Outrage at ICANN’s new “clown shoes” social distancing mandate
http://domainincite.com/26333-outrage-at-icanns-new-clown-shoes-social-distancing-mandate

ICANN refuses to say why it allowed Donuts to buy Afilias
http://domainincite.com/26457-icann-refuses-to-say-why-it-allowed-donuts-to-buy-afilias

As Net4 goes dark, NIXI says customers won’t lose their expired domains
http://domainincite.com/26485-as-net4-goes-dark-nixi-says-customers-wont-lose-their-expired-domains

Universal Acceptance – making the internet work for everyone [Guest Post]
http://domainincite.com/26458-universal-acceptance-making-the-internet-work-for-everyone-guest-post

ICANN rules out vaccine passports, kinda, but warns in-person meetings may be a long way off
http://domainincite.com/26471-icann-rules-out-vaccine-passports-kinda-but-warns-in-person-meetings-may-be-a-long-way-off

Motion to fire five Nominet directors passes in tight vote
http://domainincite.com/26459-breaking-motion-to-fire-five-nominet-directors-passes-in-tight-vote

Nominet boss jumps before he is pushed
http://domainincite.com/26452-nominet-boss-jumps-before-he-is-pushed

Time of Registration in Determining Cybersquatting
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210403-time-of-registration-in-determining-cybersquatting/

Is ICANN Staff Misleading the Board Into Violating Contractual Obligations to the U.S. Government?
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210403-is-icann-staff-misleading-board-into-violating-us-contracts/

Are the LEOs Going to Disrupt the Telco Market?
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210401-are-the-leos-going-to-disrupt-the-telco-market/

The Path to Combatting Domain Abuse
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210329-the-path-to-combatting-domain-abuse/

ICANN Must Release the Single-Character .com Hostages from the IANA Impostor’s Warehouse
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210324-icann-must-release-the-single-character-dot-com-hostages/

No ICANN Face to Face Events Until After June
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/04/03/no-icann-face-to-face-events-until-after-june/

Secretive Investment Company Ethos Capital Now Owns Donuts
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/04/01/secretive-investment-company-ethos-capital-now-owns-donuts/

Facebook undersea cable to boost South East Asia internet
https://goldsteinreport.com/facebook-undersea-cable-to-boost-south-east-asia-internet/

How Russia and China are attempting to rewrite cyberworld order
https://goldsteinreport.com/how-russia-and-china-are-attempting-to-rewrite-cyberworld-order/

GoDaddy Hiring Director of its NameFind Portfolio
https://domaininvesting.com/godaddy-hiring-director-of-its-namefind-portfolio/

Social Media

April 4: Happy Easter!    Card

APTLD Members’ Reps Joined the ccNSO Leadership
The ICANN70 Community Forum marked a time of transition for the ccNSO Council with the departure of five outgoing councilors, including the chair of the ccNSO, and the arrival of five newly-appointed councilors, including Jiankang Yao (.CN) and Irina Danelia (.RU), APTLD Members’ representatives. At its meeting on 25 March, the ccNSO Council appointed Jordan Carter (.NZ) as a Vice Chair of the ccNSO Council. Our warmest congrats to the apponitees!

ME DNS Forum is looming on us- interested in joining in? https://mednsf.org/ For as Malik ibn Anas famously put it 13 centuries ago, It is not the knowledge which should come to you, it is you who should come to the knowledge.

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ICANN

ICANN org Provides Feedback on the Proposed DSA Regulation
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-org-provides-feedback-on-the-proposed-dsa-regulation-1-4-2021-en

Call for Expressions of Interest: Chair of the GNSO Policy Development Process (PDP) Working Group to Review the Transfer Policy
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/call-for-expressions-of-interest-chair-of-the-gnso-policy-development-process-pdp-working-group-to-review-the-transfer-policy-30-3-2021-en

ICANN70 Governmental Advisory Committee Communiqué Now Available
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann70-governmental-advisory-committee-communique-now-available-29-3-2021-en

Update on Net 4 India Limited
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/update-on-net-4-india-limited-25-3-2021-en

(ccNSO)
Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO seeks volunteers for a GRC sub-working Group, working on the amendment of the 2004 internal ccNSO Rules
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-01apr21-en.htm

ccNSO Council Meeting at ICANN70 Resolutions – 25 March 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-25mar21-en.htm

ccNSO Council Minutes, 18 February
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-18feb21-en.pdf

DRAFT Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting at ICANN70 – 25 March
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-25mar21-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

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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