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APTLD Newsletter (14 June 2021)

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Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Growing your organic social media strategy
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/growing-your-organic-social-media-strategy

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Q1 2021 Domain Name Industry Brief: 363.5 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2021
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-q1-2021-domain-name-industry-brief-363-5-million-domain-name-registrations-in-the-first-quarter-of-2021/

(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
IT Teacher Training Programme
https://blog.domains.lk/2021/06/it-teacher-training-programme.html

(.MY  MYNIC)
MYNIC Privacy Policy is now MYNIC Data Protection Policy
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/mynic-privacy-policy-is-now-mynic-data-protection-policy/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Chatham Islands Community WiFi
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/chatham-islands-community-wifi/

(.QA  CRA)
H.E. Minister of Information and Communications Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran Visits CRA
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/he-minister-of-information-and-communications-technology-of-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-visits-cra

CRA Issues a Decision and Order to Ooredoo Qatar to Take Corrective Action related to “Netflix” Platform Subscription Service
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-issues-a-decision-and-order-to-ooredoo-qatar

CRA Publishes the Fourth Version of the Class License for Short Range Devices to Keep Pace with Rapid Technological Advancements
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-the-fourth-version-of-the-class-license-for-short-range-devices

(.SG  SGNIC)
SGNIC-T-21001: Invitation to Tender (ITT) for the Provision of an Anycast DNS Service for 3 Years Contract
https://www.sgnic.sg/announcements/sgnic-news/announcement-details/2021/06/08/sgnic-t-21001-invitation-to-tender-(itt)-for-the-provision-of-an-anycast-dns-service-for-3-years-contract

(.TW  TWNIC)
How to be a member of ICANN stakeholders: We need more (young) people!
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/06/03/18909/

How the Taiwanese Community Participates in ICANN
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2021/06/02/18913/

(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
The ICANN 71 Policy Forum started on June 14
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1481

(.VU  TRBR)
RE ADVERTISEMENT NOTICE – Manager – Market Monitoring, Competition and Consumer Affairs
https://www.trbr.vu/en/about-us/recruitment/801-vacancy-manager-market-monitoring-competition-and-consumer-affairs

(.WF  AFNIC)
Nameshield SAS joins the Afnic Board of Trustees
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/nameshield-sas-joins-the-afnic-board-of-trustees/

Réussir en .fr launches the “Connecte ta boite : ils l’ont fait” podcasts
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/reussir-en-fr-launches-the-connecte-ta-boite-ils-lont-fait-podcasts/

The SYRELI platform gets a new look to simplify claim submissions
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/the-syreli-platform-gets-a-new-look-to-simplify-claim-submissions/

Results of the 2021 Afnic customer satisfaction survey
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/results-of-the-2021-afnic-customer-satisfaction-survey/

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

(.AM  ISOC.AM)
Meeting with the Acting HTI Minister Hayk Chobanyan
https://www.isoc.am/en/news/

(.DE  DENIC)
2020 DENIC Activity Report
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/2020-denic-activity-report/

Thomas Keller will succeed Dr. Jörg Schweiger on the DENIC Executive Board as of 2022
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/thomas-keller-will-succeed-dr-joerg-schweiger-on-the-denic-executive-board-as-of-2022/

(.ME  DoMEn)
Essential Marketing Channels For Small Businesses
https://domain.me/essential-marketing-channels-for-small-businesses/

Termination of Net 4 India Limited and transfer of .ME domains to PDR
https://domain.me/termination-of-net-4-india-limited-and-transfer-of-me-domains-to-pdr/

Denys Mishunov – Developer and the King of Creativity
https://domain.me/denys-mishunov-developer-and-the-king-of-creativity/

10 WordPress Plugins You Need for Your Website
https://domain.me/10-wordpress-plugins-you-need-for-your-website/

Fitbod: Customized AI-Powered Fitness Plan App
https://domain.me/fitbod-customized-ai-powered-fitness-plan-app/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
The best WordPress plugins for your website
https://www.dominios.mx/the-best-wordpress-plugins-for-your-website/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Youth Council begins its work
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28028/

How will registries fare in the post-pandemic period?
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28027/

Russian Language Day marked at MSLU
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28023/

ENOG 18 brings together like-minded community
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28022/

Coordination Center’s new Youth Council begins work
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28008/

OPENREG and DOMENHOST begin operating
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28007/

Check your website
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28009/

.masterhost accredited in the .RU and .PФ domains
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27992/

Corona-domain registrations drop by one third in May
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27988/

Registration for second Summer School on Internet Governance opens
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27966/

Results of the HostObzor 2021 forum of hosting providers and domain registrars
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/27967/

Others

APrIGF: RFP for 2022 Local Host
https://ap.rigf.asia/hosting-aprigf/

Briefing update: Multistakeholder High-level Body (14 June at 13:00 UTC)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/briefing-update-multistakeholder-high-level-body-mhlb

IGF 2021 Session Proposals
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-received-session-proposals

2nd IGF 2021 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-second-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting-day-1

Everything you wanted to know about LEO satellites, part 4: Why direct to site?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/11/leo-satellites-part-4-why-direct-to-site/

Future Internet at terabit speeds: SCION in P4
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/14/future-internet-at-terabit-speeds-scion-in-p4/

Securing your network using Shadowserver reports
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/10/securing-your-network-using-shadowserver-reports/

No, the Internet was not ‘down’
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/09/no-the-internet-was-not-down/

Nominations now open for the NRO NC Election 2021
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/09/nominations-now-open-for-the-nro-nc-election-2021/

A quick reminder: It’s NOGFEST!
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/08/a-quick-reminder-its-nogfest/

Expanding APNIC Academy in 2021
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/08/expanding-apnic-academy-in-2021/

Opinion: Is big necessarily bad?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/07/opinion-is-big-necessarily-bad/

Event Wrap: ICANN DNS Symposium 2021
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/07/event-wrap-icann-dns-symposium-2021/

Expanded ISIF Asia Grants and Awards Program now open for applications
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/03/expanded-isif-asia-grants-and-awards-program-now-open-for-applications/

Everything you wanted to know about LEO satellites, part 3: Bandwidth, system capacity and inter-satellite routing
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/02/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-leo-satellites-part-3-bandwidth-system-capacity-and-inter-satellite-routing/

EU Policy Update – May 2021
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/may2021.html

2021 CENTR Board of Directors offsite conclusions
https://www.centr.org/news/news/2021-bod-conclusions.html

The end of an era: Gert Döring on his time at RIPE
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/ripe82-doering.html

In Central Asia: Experts Discuss Opportunities to Grow IXPs
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/in-central-asia-experts-discuss-opportunities-to-grow-ixps/

Supporting IXPs in Asia-Pacific: New Partnership with the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/supporting-ixps-in-asia-pacific-new-partnership-with-the-asia-pacific-internet-exchange-association/

Confronting European Encroachment on Encryption
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/confronting-european-encroachment-on-encryption/

The Week in Internet News: Yet Another Ransomware Attack
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/the-week-in-internet-news-yet-another-ransomware-attack/

Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut: On Connecting with Communities
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/dr-kanchana-kanchanasut-on-connecting-with-communities/

The Opportunity Your Future Needs: How I Helped Build the Internet and My Career
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/the-opportunity-your-future-needs-how-i-helped-build-the-internet-and-my-career/

New Study Finds Australia’s TOLA Law Poses Long-Term Risks to Australian Economy
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2021/new-study-finds-australias-tola-law-poses-long-term-risks-to-australian-economy/

How Do Surveillance Laws Impact the Economy?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/how-do-surveillance-laws-impact-the-economy/

WSIS Forum 2021:  ICTs foster inclusive, resilient, sustainable societies and economies
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/06/14/07/25/WSIS-Forum-2021-ICTs-foster-inclusive-economies-Malcolm-Johnson

New ITU standards to boost Fibre to the Home from 10G to 50G
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/06/10/12/10/New-ITU-standards-to-boost-Fibre-to-the-Home-from-10G-to-50G

Celebrating the winners of the 2021 WSIS Prizes
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/06/09/08/39/Celebrating-winners-2021-WSIS-Prizes-Houlin-Zhao

UAE regulator puts digital transformation front and centre
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/06/02/08/14/UAE-regulator-TDRA-digital-transformation

How awful would ICANN 72 have to be for you to stay at home?
http://domainincite.com/26776-how-awful-would-icann-72-have-to-be-for-you-to-stay-at-home

More non-rules proposed for Whois privacy
http://domainincite.com/26773-more-non-rules-proposed-for-whois-privacy

Domain regs dip for second quarter in a row and it’s all China’s fault
http://domainincite.com/26770-domain-regs-dip-for-second-quarter-in-a-row-and-its-all-chinas-fault

ICANN 71 — now with added bearded men!
http://domainincite.com/26767-icann-71-now-with-added-bearded-men

Barrett to replace Da Silva on ICANN board
http://domainincite.com/26763-barrett-to-replace-da-silva-on-icann-board

CentralNic trumpets organic growth as its registrars reverse shrinkage
http://domainincite.com/26761-centralnic-trumpets-organic-growth-as-its-registrars-reverse-shrinkage

EURid sells 1,369 Cyrillic names in five years
http://domainincite.com/26759-eurid-sells-1369-cyrillic-names-in-five-years

Afilias hints at more legal action over .web
http://domainincite.com/26752-afilias-hints-at-more-legal-action-over-web

Here’s What 6G Will Be, According to the Creator of Massive MIMO: Tom Marzetta, the director of NYU Wireless, explains how it will be the next level of human-to-human communication
https://goldsteinreport.com/heres-what-6g-will-be/

U.S. Lawmakers, Taking Aim at Big Tech, Push Sweeping Overhaul of Antitrust
https://goldsteinreport.com/u-s-lawmakers-taking-aim-at-big-tech-push-sweeping-overhaul-of-antitrust/

COVID Pandemic Sees 2020 A Year of Growth For .DE As Ecommerce Booms
https://goldsteinreport.com/covid-pandemic-sees-2020-a-year-of-growth-for-de-as-ecommerce-booms/

The Internet Doesn’t Need Heavy-Handed Regulation
https://goldsteinreport.com/the-internet-doesnt-need-heavy-handed-regulation/

DENIC Announces German Domain Industry Veteran Thomas Keller As Jörg Schweiger’s Exec Board Replacement
https://goldsteinreport.com/denic-thomas-keller-jorg-schweigers-exec-board-replacement/

QUIC: Innovative New Technology for Sending Data Over the Internet Published as Open Standard
https://goldsteinreport.com/quic-innovative-new-technology-open-standard/

As DENIC’s CEO Jörg Schweiger Prepares To Step Down, He Speaks About His Time At DENIC, Security, New TLDs, ICANN, GDPR and Future of Domains
https://goldsteinreport.com/denic-jorg-schweiger-security-new-tlds-icann-gdpr-future-domains/

DENIC-Chef Jörg Schweiger spricht über DENIC, Sicherheit, neue TLDs, ICANN, DSGVO und die Zukunft der Domains
https://goldsteinreport.com/denic-jorg-schweiger-sicherheit-neue-tlds-icann-dsgvo-zukunft-domains/

U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism
https://goldsteinreport.com/u-s-to-give-ransomware-hacks-similar-priority-as-terrorism/

COVID-19 Blues Sees Global Domain Registrations Drop
https://goldsteinreport.com/covid-19-blues-sees-global-domain-registrations-drop/

Commission proposes a trusted and secure Digital Identity for all Europeans
https://goldsteinreport.com/commission-proposes-a-trusted-and-secure-digital-identity-for-all-europeans/

Social Media

Just in case you missed it: Heads up ccNSO members: It is almost time to vote!

A Russia saying goes, An old friend is worth two new ones, and, boy, it works! Congrats to Ching Chiao on getting an new important job and many thanks for introducing Whois API, LLC to the APTLD community and sharing their unique expertise with us!  https://aptld.org/about/newsroom/17818/

Nurturing the Nextgen of Cybersec experts in Hong Kong: HKIRC Cyber Youth Programme 2021 officially launched
With the aim to enhance young people’s cyber security knowledge and their interest in the cyber security field for the future development of Hong Kong, HKIRC is organising the “Cyber Youth Programme 2021”. Secondary students from Form 4 to Form 6 with computer knowledge are eligible for the programme. Over 100 students from local secondary schools are shortlisted to participate in a 4-day cyber security course and simulation training this summer. After completion of the course, students will take part in the cyber security competition to win awards.  https://www.youth.gov.hk/en/career-and-study/activities/detail.htm?content-id=2401569&section=CSA

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

ICANN

Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – Phase 2A
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/initial-report-of-the-expedited-policy-development-process-epdp-on-the-temporary-specification-for-gtld-registration-data-team–phase-2a-3-6-2021-en

ICANN71 Begins 14 June, Register Now
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann71-begins-14-june-register-now-3-6-2021-en

Participate or Observe: Expedited Policy Development Process on IDNs
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/participate-or-observe-expedited-policy-development-process-on-idns-3-6-2021-en

ICANN GNSO Call for Expressions of Interest: Chair of the EPDP on IDNs
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-gnso-call-for-expressions-of-interest-chair-of-the-epdp-on-idns-2-6-2021-en

(ccNSO)
May Council Minutes
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-20may21-en.pdf

DRAFT Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting at ICANN71 – 17 June 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-17jun21-en.pdf

Final Report on the retirement of ccTLDs submitted for consideration – 9 June 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09jun21-en.htm

Council approves separation of policy for the Retirement of ccTLDs, Part 1 of ccPDP3 from Part 2 of ccPDP3 on developing a Review Mechanism
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-04jun21-en.htm

Heads up ccNSO members: It is almost time to vote!
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-03jun21-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 2A
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/epdp-phase-2a-initial-report-2021-06-03-en

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