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APTLD Newsletter (17 May 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Virtual Meeting, 6-9 September 2021
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■ The Call for a new Working Group Is Over     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Digital assets, Intellectual Property, and your online presence
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/digital-assets-intellectual-property-and-your-online-presence

How to make the most out of your .au online presence with the phase out of Third Party cookie support
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-make-most-out-your-au-online-presence-phase-out-third-party-cookie-support

(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
Promotions – Limited Time Offer
https://www.nic.lk/index.php/about-us/news-events/item/84-promotions-limited-time-offer

SPECIAL NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
https://www.nic.lk/index.php/about-us/news-events/item/83-special-notice-coronavirus-covid-19

Logo display requirement for “bestweb.lk 2021 competition”
https://blog.domains.lk/2021/05/bestweblk-competition-bestweblk-logo.html

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Christchurch Call Summit charts next steps
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/christchurch-call-summit-charts-next-steps/

InternetNZ discloses a vulnerability that can be used to carry out cyberattacks
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/internetnz-discloses-a-vulnerability-that-can-be-used-to-carry-out-cyberattacks/

Digital inclusion support for seniors
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/digital-inclusion-support-for-seniorsnew-blog-post/

You can’t hide when it comes to .nz domain names.
https://dnc.org.nz/about/our-engagement/blog/domain-name-privacy/

(.SG  SGNIC)
SGNIC-Q-21003: Invitation to Quote (ITQ) to provision and manage Windows Servers and its relevant components for 5 years
https://www.sgnic.sg/announcements/sgnic-news/announcement-details/2021/04/19/sgnic-q-21003-invitation-to-quote-(itq)-to-provision-and-manage-windows-servers-and-its-relevant-components-for-5-years

(.TH  THNIC)
THNIC-BKNIX is organizing the ‘BKNIX Peering Forum 2021,’ a regional online conference combining foreign collaboration and developing an overview of the Internet in Thailand.
https://www.thnic.or.th/en/bpf2021-en/

(.TW  TWNIC)
Internet Governance – Building a Regional Community
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/05/13/18620/

(.VU  TRBR)
COMPLIANCE NOTICE FOR RADIO APPARATUS LICENSEES & USERS
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/advertisement-and-notices/829-compliance-notice-for-radio-apparatus-licensees-users

(Donuts)
Donuts Domain Trend Report: APRIL 2021
https://donuts.news/donuts-domain-trend-report-april-2021

TrueName™ Domains Protect Online Identities by Including Phishing Protection with Each Registration
https://donuts.news/truename-domains-protect-online-identities-by-including-phishing-protection-with-each-registration

Introducing TrueName™ Solutions: Helping Web Enablers Meet Customer Demand for Domains
https://donuts.news/introducing-truename-solutions-helping-web-enablers-meet-customer-demand-for-domains

(IQ Global AS)
I&JPN Toolkit: DNS Level Action to Address Abuses
https://iq.global/blog/i-and-jpn-toolkit-dns-level-action-to-address-abuses

iQ Abuse Report Overview & AbuseStats.com
https://iq.global/blog/i-q-abuse-report-overview-and-abuse-stats-com-with-lg-forsberg

(iThreat)
iThreat and @mikegips published the 2nd issue of our monthly Insider Signal Newsletter covering more economic espionage, a $250M slush fund, data exposure via cloud misconfiguration, and failure to disable accounts for terminated employees. Check it out: https://plus.insidersignal.news/p/2021-04-2

(Netnod)
New DNSNODE sites improve DNS service for Cambodia and Peru
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/new-dnsnode-sites-improve-dns-service-for-cam

(.AM  ISOC.AM)
– 5th anniversary of “․հայ”

– Debate on Settlement of Hate Speech on Internet

– Debate on Settlement of Hate Speech on Internet

– Executive Director’s term of office

– New edition of Bylaws

– 2021 Budget
All at https://www.isoc.am/en/news/

(.ME  DoMEn)
Different Types of Websites You Can Build
https://domain.me/different-types-of-websites-you-can-build/

Phi Nguyen: Data scientist – Dilettante – Thinker
https://domain.me/phi-nguyen-data-scientist-dilettante-thinker/

Single-Page vs Multi-Page Website: What To Choose?
https://domain.me/single-page-vs-multi-page-website-what-to-choose/

Meet Jon Acuff: Public Speaker Who’ll Inspire You
https://domain.me/meet-jon-acuff-public-speaker-wholl-inspire-you/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
The best ways to monetize a website
https://www.dominios.mx/the-best-ways-to-monetize-a-website/

Books for entrepreneurs 2021
https://www.dominios.mx/books-for-entrepreneurs-2021/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Eighty-seven registrars now accredited in .RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/27817/

.РФ is 11 years old
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27814/

Number of coronavirus-related domain registrations almost double in April
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27815/

European national registries continue introducing IDNs
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27813/

Domain delegation removal may be an excessive measure
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27806/

Others

APrIGF 2021 CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
https://ap.rigf.asia/news/2021/call-for-session-proposals/

APrIGF 2021 Local Hubs
https://ap.rigf.asia/news/2021/aprigf-2021-local-hubs/

NIST RPKI Deployment Monitor
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/14/nist-rpki-deployment-monitor/

Trusted assurance simplified
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/17/trusted-assurance-simplified/

Vocus RPKI implementation
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/13/vocus-rpki-implementation/

Programmatically analyse packet captures with GoPacket
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/12/programmatically-analyse-packet-captures-with-gopacket/

Transport protocols and the network
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/11/transport-protocols-and-the-network/

Seeking Expressions of Interest: Online Fellowship Mentors
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/10/seeking-expressions-of-interest-online-fellowship-mentors/

Exploring APNIC’s 2021 themes: Online Participation
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/07/exploring-apnics-2021-themes-online-participation/

Study on the Internet’s technical success factors
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/06/study-on-the-internets-technical-success-factors/

Trust, but verify: An engaged community is the best defence
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/06/trust-but-verify-an-engaged-community-is-the-best-defence/

Growing a game of community engagement
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/05/growing-a-game-of-community-engagement/

OARC 35 is coming to APAC
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/04/oarc-35-is-coming-to-apac/

Event Wrap: 2nd ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/04/event-wrap-2nd-icann-apac-twnic-engagement-forum/

Event Wrap: Philippine e-Tech Show 2021
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/04/event-wrap-philippine-e-tech-show-2021/

ZHtrap botnet uses honeypot to harvest infected devices
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/04/zhtrap-botnet-uses-honeypot-to-harvest-infected-devices/

Asian American Sustenance
https://www.dot.asia/asian-american-sustenance/

EU Policy Update – April 2021
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/april2021.html

RegeID: help fill in our surveys!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/regeid-surveys.html

Internet Society: UK Online Public Safety Bill is trying to legislate the impossible – a safe Internet without strong encryption
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2021/internet-society-uk-online-public-safety-bill-is-trying-to-legislate-the-impossible-a-safe-internet-without-strong-encryption/

We Are the Internet Society: Our Impact in 2020
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/we-are-the-internet-society-our-impact-in-2020/

Tracking Internet Shutdowns
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/tracking-internet-shutdowns/

The Week in Internet News: Many U.S. Residents Support Community Broadband
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/the-week-in-internet-news-many-u-s-residents-support-community-broadband/

Lambada Community of Tamil Nadu Now Connected to the Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/lambada-community-of-tamil-nadu-now-connected-to-the-internet/

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Regional Internet Ecosystems?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/how-has-covid-19-impacted-regional-internet-ecosystems/

Final Results of the 2021 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections and IETF Selections
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/final-results-of-the-2021-internet-society-board-of-trustees-elections-and-ietf-selections/

Internet Society Foundation : Announces Second Round of Digital Skills Grants
https://www.marketscreener.com/news/latest/Internet-Society-Foundation-nbsp-Announces-Second-Round-of-Digital-Skills-Grants–33153082/

The Week in Internet News: India Tries to Censor Online Critics
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/the-week-in-internet-news-india-tries-to-censor-online-critics/

Despite progress, Americas region grapples with urban/rural Internet gap
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm28-2021-RPM-Americas-urban-rural-internet-gap.aspx

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2021 focuses on digital transformation in challenging times
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/MA01-2021-digital-transformation-challenging-times.aspx

Finance2Connect: Finding ways to fund connectivity
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/05/13/10/29/Finance2Connect-how-to-fund-connectivity

ITU app provides reliable information on wireless safety
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/05/11/16/40/ITU-app-provides-reliable-information-on-wireless-safety

ITU launches new work to provide a Global Service Code for humanitarian services
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/05/04/10/53/ITU-launches-new-work-to-provide-a-Global-Service-Code-for-humanitarian-services

Digital commitment enables vaccine uptake in Serbia
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/05/04/10/03/Digital-commitment-vaccine-uptake-Serbia-Prime-Minister-Ana-Brnabic

CentralNic wins .london back-end deal from Nominet
http://domainincite.com/26686-centralnic-wins-london-back-end-deal-from-nominet

Donuts offers name spinner to show potential attacks
http://domainincite.com/26680-donuts-offers-name-spinner-to-show-potential-attacks

Two world wars and one dot-brand? Americans beat Germans in long-running gTLD fight, kinda
http://domainincite.com/26676-two-world-wars-and-one-dot-brand-americans-beat-germans-in-long-running-gtld-fight-kinda

ICANN CEO is first to get paid over $1,000,000 a year
http://domainincite.com/26668-icann-ceo-is-first-to-get-paid-over-1000000-a-year

PDR wins beauty contest to take over Net4’s stranded customers
http://domainincite.com/26666-pdr-wins-beauty-contest-to-take-over-net4s-stranded-customers

ICANN throws out another challenge to the Donuts-Afilias deal
http://domainincite.com/26663-icann-throws-out-another-challenge-to-the-donuts-afilias-deal

Earnings reports: GoDaddy, Tucows and NameSilo report growth
http://domainincite.com/26661-earnings-reports-godaddy-tucows-and-namesilo-report-growth

$40 million UNR auction brings fresh blood to domain industry
http://domainincite.com/26658-40-million-unr-auction-brings-fresh-blood-to-domain-industry

.EU ccTLD slightly in the red, Q1 report shows
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27818/

Montenegro’s ccTLD earns over 450,000 euros in a year by selling premium domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27819/

Close to Half of US East Coast Fuel Supply Shutdown Due to Ransomware Cyberattack
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210510-half-of-us-east-coast-fuel-supply-shutdown-ransomware-cyberattack/

SpaceX’s Starlink Satellite Internet Service Has Received 500K Preorders, Says the Company
https://www.circleid.com/posts/2021spacexs-starlink-satellite-internet-service-has-received-500k-preorders/

InternetNZ Has Disclosed a Vulnerability That Can Be Weaponized Against Authoritative DNS Servers
https://www.circleid.com/posts/2021vulnerability-that-can-be-weaponized-against-authoritative-dns-servers/

Government of India Gives the Go-Ahead for 5G Technology and Spectrum Trials, Avoids Chinese Firms
https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210504-government-of-india-gives-go-ahead-for-5g-technology-avoids-china/

On digital opportunities by Vinton G. Cerf
https://goldsteinreport.com/on-digital-opportunities-by-vinton-g-cerf/

The Underbelly of Ransomware Attacks: Local Governments
https://goldsteinreport.com/the-underbelly-of-ransomware-attacks-local-governments/

Social Media

May14: Eid Mubarak to those who celebrate it!    Card

Armenia celebrates the 5th annivesary of its IDN ccTLD with online quizzes and awareness rasising events. Happy aniversary, .հայ (spelled as HAY)!    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6_wHeJzn-s&t=100s

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

ICANN

ICANN Board Adopts FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and FY22 Operating Plan and Budget
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-board-adopts-fy22-26-operating-and-financial-plan-and-fy22-operating-plan-and-budget-13-5-2021-en

ICANN Publishes U.S. Tax Returns for Fiscal Year Ending 30 June 2020
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-publishes-us-tax-returns-for-fiscal-year-ending-30-june-2020-11-5-2021-en

Net 4 India Registrants: Next Steps to Accessing and Maintaining Domain Names
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/net-4-india-registrants-next-steps-to-accessing-and-maintaining-domain-names-11-5-2021-en

Register for the ICANN Webinar on Work Stream 2 Implementation
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/register-for-the-icann-webinar-on-work-stream-2-implementation-10-5-2021-en

ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-publishes-updated-domain-name-marketplace-indicators-10-5-2021-en

ICANN Publishes FY21 Q3 Unaudited Financial Results
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-publishes-fy21-q3-unaudited-financial-results-6-5-2021-en

SOC Audits Confirm Proper Controls in Place for IANA Functions
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/soc-audits-confirm-proper-controls-in-place-for-iana-functions-4-5-2021-en

ICANN Publishes the Proposed for Adoption FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and FY22 Operating Plan and Budget For Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-publishes-the-proposed-for-adoption-fy22-26-operating-and-financial-plan-and-fy22-operating-plan-and-budget-for-board-consideration-3-5-2021-en

(ccNSO)
Join the ccTLD News Session on 26 and 27 May
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14may21-en.htm

DRAFT Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 20 May 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-20may21-en.pdf

Call for Expressions of Interest, Customer Standing Committee (CSC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-07may21-en.htm

The April 2021 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-04apr21-en.htm

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

GNSO New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Final Outputs for ICANN Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gnso-gtld-subsequent-procedures-final-outputs-2021-04-22-en

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 5 (MSR-5)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-5-2021-04-27-en

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