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APTLD Newsletter (1 June 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Virtual Meeting, 6-9 September 2021
¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (28 May 2021)

■ APTLD Has .KG as a New Member     View
■ Extraordinary General Meeting of APTLD Members     View
■ The APTLD Working Group on the Development of the APTLD Strategic Plan for 2022-2024 Created and Held its Inaugural Meeting     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
auDA appointment to DNS Abuse Institute Advisory Council
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-appointment-dns-abuse-institute-advisory-council

Exploiting psychological vulnerabilities through social engineering
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/exploiting-psychological-vulnerabilities-through-social-engineering

In convo: Value Architects Group
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/convo-value-architects-group

Multi-Stakeholder Governance and the Internet
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/multi-stakeholder-governance-and-internet

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
IRP Panel Dismisses Afilias’ Claims to Reverse .WEB Auction and Award .WEB to Afilias
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/irp-panel-dismisses-afilias-claims-to-reverse-web-auction-and-award-web-to-afilias/

Verisign Support for AAPI Communities and COVID Relief in India
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-support-for-aapi-communities-and-covid-relief-in-india/

(.HK  HKIRC)
The Nineteenth Annual General Meeting of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/news/press_release/nineteenth_agm

HKIRC Kick-off 2021 Cyber Youth Programme (Chinese Only)
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/news/press_release/cyberyouth2021/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
InternetNZ condemns online threats against Māori
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/internetnz-condemns-online-threats-against-maori/

Research – the University of Auckland and digital inclusion
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/research-the-university-of-auckland-and-digital-inclusion/

(.SG  SGNIC)
SGNIC-Q-21007: Invitation to Quote (ITQ) for the Provision of a 2-year License Renewal for Veritas NetBackup
https://www.sgnic.sg/announcements/sgnic-news/announcement-details/2021/05/23/sgnic-q-21007-invitation-to-quote-(itq)-for-the-provision-of-a-2-year-license-renewal-for-veritas-netbackup

SGNIC-Q-21005: Invitation to Quote (ITQ) for Professional Services to configure Database Activity Monitoring System
https://www.sgnic.sg/announcements/sgnic-news/announcement-details/2021/04/29/sgnic-q-21005-invitation-to-quote-(itq)-to-for-professional-services

(.TW  TWNIC)
A Holistic and Collaborative Approach to DNS Security in the Asia Pacific Region
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/05/31/18886/

The Importance of Open Policy Forums: Fostering Communities at the Local Level
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/05/27/18891/

Feeling the Temperature of the Room on DNS Abuse
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/05/19/18727/

Internet Governance – Advancing the Internet’s standards
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/05/17/18689/

(.WF  AFNIC)
Afnic joins forces with Shopify to support French retailers in their digital transition
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/afnic-joins-forces-with-shopify-to-support-french-retailers-in-their-digital-transition/

Foliweb Awards: the digital transformation of VSEs retakes centre stage
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/foliweb-awards-the-digital-transformation-of-vses-retakes-centre-stage/

(iThreat)
Insider Signal – 2021.05
https://www.insidersignal.news/p/2021-05-3

iThreat and @mikegips will publish the 3rd issue of our Insider Signal newsletter on May 31. We’ll cover a neo-Nazi police officer, a spy in the military, a charity CEO stealing cash, and a site supervisor funneling money to a bogus firm. Subscribe at https://plus.insidersignal.news

(Netnod)
Netnod Newsletter May 2021
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-newsletter-may-2021

Netnod responds to the Ministry of Infrastructure interim report on secure and cost-effective IT operations
https://press.netnod.se/posts/news/netnod-responds-to-the-ministry-of-infrastruc

(.AM  ISOC.AM)
All at https://www.isoc.am/en/news/ :
-“.հայ” IDN Development Working Group Meeting

-Debate on Settlement of Hate Speech on Internet

-“Internet Society” NGO Board Meeting

-“.հայ” IDN Development Working Group Meeting

-“Internet Society” NGO General Assembly

(.DE  DENIC)
2020 DENIC Domain Statistics
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/2020-denic-domain-statistics/

DENIC Supervisory Board Reconstituted
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-supervisory-board-reconstituted/

DENIC Sponsors 2021 Virtual Youth Hackathon “Jugend hackt”
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/jugend-hackt-2021-virtuell-mit-denic-unterstuetzung/

(.ME  DoMEn)
How to Best Present Projects on the Website
https://domain.me/how-to-best-present-projects-on-the-website/

Brian Fung: Tech Reporter With Exceptional Flair
https://domain.me/brian-fung-tech-reporter-with-exceptional-flair/

Keeping the Internet Directory Safe From the Tear
https://domain.me/keeping-the-internet-directory-safe-from-the-tear/

Miranda Levy: A Writer And An Event Planner
https://domain.me/miranda-levy-a-writer-and-an-event-planner/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
How to create a business plan?
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-create-a-business-plan/

The best apps to edit your videos easily
https://www.dominios.mx/the-best-apps-to-edit-your-videos-easily/

SSL Certificate: What are they and what are they for?
https://www.dominios.mx/ssl-certificate-what-are-they-and-what-are-they-for/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Universal Acceptance: Its Impact and Next Steps
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27898/

Moscow venue opens to hold ENOG 18
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27878/

.RU and .РФ boast 88 accredited registrars
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27877/

Explore the Internet & Govern It project marks its ninth anniversary
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27864/

ICANN’s plans to launch second round of New gTLD Program presented at RIF
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27863/

9th DOT Journalism 2021 contest kicks off at RIF 2021 main stage
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27862/

RIF 2021: A turn of eras
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27850/

Coordination Center Director Andrey Vorobyev meets with MGIMO students
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27846/

Results of the 5th Family IT Marathon published on International Day of Families
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27841/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ to mark its 20th anniversary at RIF
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27839/

Number of phishing incidents rise by 50 per cent in April
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27835/

Coordination Center releases report, Russian Domain Space 2020: Outcomes and Development Prospects
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27869/

Others

APNIC 52 Call for Papers open now
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/31/apnic-52-call-for-papers-open-now/

Internet in a box (iBox): Simulating the Internet
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/01/internet-in-a-box-ibox-simulating-the-internet/

Remote attestation enabling posture assessment for automated GRC
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/31/remote-attestation-enabling-posture-assessment-for-automated-grc/

What is ‘M of N’ in public/private key signing?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/28/what-is-m-of-n-in-public-private-key-signing/

Event Wrap: RIPE 82
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/26/event-wrap-ripe-82/

Everything you wanted to know about LEO satellites, part 2: Constellations, gateways and antennas
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/27/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-leo-satellites-part-2-constellations-gateways-and-antennas/

Everything you wanted to know about LEO satellites, part 1: The basics
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/20/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-leo-satellites-part-1-the-basics/

Event Wrap: BKNIX Peering Forum 2021 and ThaiNOG Day
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/25/event-wrap-bknix-peering-forum-2021-and-thainog-day/

Notes from DNS-OARC 35
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/25/notes-from-dns-oarc-35/

New DDoS classifiers for the DDoS Clearing House
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/21/new-ddos-classifiers-for-the-ddos-clearing-house/

The IETF is not the ‘standards police’
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/19/the-ietf-is-not-the-standards-police/

Talking Backdoors: Forcing a round peg into a square hole
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ripe82-encryption.html

A broader view of security
https://www.centr.org/news/news/ripe82-root-security.html

CENTR publishes comment on the proposed NIS 2 Directive
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-comment-nis-2.html

Register for the 2021 CENTR Registrar Day!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/2021-rar-day.html

RIPE, second year of pandemic, policy work ahead
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/whats-up-ripe82.html

CENTR is hiring a Policy Officer!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/hiring-policy-officer.html

ISOC: The Week in Internet News 1 June 2021
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/the-week-in-internet-news-russia-hackers-target-human-rights-groups/

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2021
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/nominations-open-jonathan-b-postel-service-award-2021/

The Week in Internet News: Rural Areas Need Broadband to Attract Workers
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/the-week-in-internet-news-rural-areas-need-broadband-to-attract-workers/

The Internet Society Announces New Appointments to the Public Interest Registry Board of Directors
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2021/the-internet-society-announces-new-appointments-to-the-pir-board-of-directors/

Internet by the People, for the People – a View from the Digital Empowerment Foundation
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/internet-by-the-people-for-the-people-a-view-from-the-digital-empowerment-foundation/

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Rolls Out Broadband Subsidy
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/the-week-in-internet-news-u-s-rolls-out-broadband-subsidy/

Internet Society Offers to Assist Establishing “XChange Point” in Inuvik
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/05/internet-society-offers-to-assist-establishing-xchange-point-in-inuvik/

ITU and UNDP join forces to address urgent unmet capacity building needs
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm29-2021-ITU-UNDP-Joint-Facility-Digital-Capacity-Development.aspx

Regulators and industry focus on digital banking in developing countries
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/MA02-2021-FIGI-Financial-Inclusion-Global-Initiative-digital-banking-developing-countries.aspx

Amplifying female voices: A look back at Girls in ICT Day 2021
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/05/28/10/06/Girls-in-ICT-2021-EQUALS-Tech-Awards-launch

ITU hosts new security lab for digital financial services
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/05/18/09/14/ITU-hosts-new-security-lab-for-digital-financial-services

WTISD 2021: Time to accelerate digital transformation
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/05/17/10/36/Accelerate-digital-transformation-Houlin-Zhao-WTISD-2021

ShortDot plans domain blocking service for brands
http://domainincite.com/26755-shortdot-plans-domain-blocking-service-for-brands

No more acquisitions for Nominet
http://domainincite.com/26753-no-more-acquisitions-for-nominet

Afilias leftovers rebrand as Altanovo
http://domainincite.com/26750-afilias-leftovers-rebrand-as-altanovo

American Gen Z not interested in ICANN?
http://domainincite.com/26748-american-gen-z-not-interested-in-icann

.web ruling hands Afilias a chance, Verisign a problem, and ICANN its own ass on a plate
http://domainincite.com/26737-web-ruling-hands-afilias-a-chance-verisign-a-problem-and-icann-its-own-ass-on-a-plate

As .spa launches, former partner pisses in the champagne
http://domainincite.com/26730-as-spa-launches-former-partner-pisses-in-the-champagne

ICANN chair reins in new gTLD timeline hopes
http://domainincite.com/26726-icann-chair-reins-in-new-gtld-timeline-hopes

Sav.com buys FIFTY new registrars
http://domainincite.com/26724-sav-com-buys-fifty-new-registrars

ICANN to auction off first failed new gTLD
http://domainincite.com/26720-icann-to-auction-off-first-failed-new-gtld

Now celebrities and politicians can block their porn names
http://domainincite.com/26712-now-celebrities-and-politicians-can-block-their-porn-names

.fr up for grabs again
http://domainincite.com/26702-fr-up-for-grabs-again

MMX’s year marked by terrible renewals
http://domainincite.com/26697-mmxs-year-marked-by-terrible-renewals

ICANN Extends Travel Ban For Staff But Seattle Could Proceed
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/05/29/icann-extends-travel-ban-for-staff-but-seattle-could-proceed/

LACTLD Hiring Head Honcho
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/05/19/lactld-hiring-head-honcho/

IE Domains Subject of Question in Dáil
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/05/18/ie-domains-subject-of-question-in-dail/

Russia Raises Heat on Twitter, Google and Facebook in Online Crackdown
https://goldsteinreport.com/russia-raises-heat-on-twitter-google-and-facebook-in-online-crackdown/

PIR Launches 2021 .ORG Impact Awards With Increased Prize Money
https://goldsteinreport.com/pir-2021-org-impact-awards-launched/

Three years of GDPR: the biggest fines so far
https://goldsteinreport.com/three-years-of-gdpr-the-biggest-fines-so-far/

Report says Myanmar internet a ‘virtual battlefield’
https://goldsteinreport.com/report-says-myanmar-internet-a-virtual-battlefield/

OECD joins Christchurch call to action to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online
https://goldsteinreport.com/oecd-christchurch-call-to-action/

Telegraphing the future of security
https://goldsteinreport.com/telegraphing-the-future-of-security/

ICANN may hold October conference with in-person attendance for first time in two years
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/27899/

Social Media

May 27: the concluding webinar on Universal Acceptance. Co-sponsored by APTLD&ICANN, it boasts a poetical name “The Knights of the Round Table of UA” and features ccTLD managers to discuss what is required from them and their peers to promote UA.    Photos

May 19: APTLD is running the second class in a unique series of marketing webinars for its Members. Developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois faculty and ICT industry practitioners, the curriculum aims at boosting Members’ expertise and practical skills through a blend of theory and interactive workshops.     Photo

Plotting the Southern Pacific way-always with a smile 🙂  A special secret line between a bunker in Russia and one in Fiji- for a reason, of course 😉  Curious? Check out aptld80.com.fj    Photo

As if it were yesterday… Warmest congrats to .RU on the 11th anniversary of the biggest IDN ctTLD worldwide! .РФ is 11 years old. https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27814/

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

ICANN

Call for Expressions of Interest: ICANN 2022 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/call-for-expressions-of-interest-icann-2022-nomcom-chair-and-chair-elect-27-5-2021-en

NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN72 has been extended
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/nextgenicann-application-round-for-icann72-has-been-extended-27-5-2021-en

.WEB Independent Review Process Update
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/web-independent-review-process-update-25-5-2021-en

Draft North America Engagement Plan FY21-25
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/draft-north-america-engagement-plan-fy21-25-19-5-2021-en

ICANN71 Prep Week Schedule Now Available
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann71-prep-week-schedule-now-available-18-5-2021-en

Request for Proposal: Researching DNSSEC Deployment Metrics
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/request-for-proposal-researching-dnssec-deployment-metrics-17-5-2021-en

(ccNSO)
Join the ccTLD Community Webinar for newcomers on 8 & 9 June
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-31may21-en.htm

Call For Volunteers: ccNSO Appointed Delegate to the 2022 ICANN NomCom
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-26may21-en.htm

Start Rejection Action Petition Period FY22-26 Operating and Financial Plan and FY22 Operating Plan and Budget – 21 May 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-21may21-en.htm

MAY 2021 EDITION CCNSO MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OUT NOW
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-24may21-en.htm

April Council Minutes
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-22apr21-en.pdf

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Draft North America Engagement Plan FY21-25
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/north-america-engagement-plan-fy21-25-2021-05-19-en

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