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APTLD Newsletter (12 July 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Virtual Meeting, 6-9 September 2021
¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (9 July 2021)
■ Call for Applications for an APTLD-ISOC Grants for the pilot APTLD DNS Server Sharing Project     View
■ WGDSS Completes its Mission, Eyeing a Pilot Project     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Spear-phishing: the targeted approach to look out for
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/spear-phishing-targeted-approach-look-out

How to write a successful blog for your business – Part 2
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-write-successful-blog-your-business-part-2
(Part 1: https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-write-successful-blog-your-business-part-1)

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign to Report Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cDovL3ZlcmlzaWduMjAyMHRmLnE0d

(.KH  TRC)
The Application for Tower Construction
https://www.trc.gov.kh/en/tower-application/

(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
Enabling-zone-editor-feature
https://blog.domains.lk/2021/07/cpanle-whm-dns-records.html

(.MY  MYNIC)
.MY Premium Domain Names – Now Open for Suggestions!
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/my-premium-domain-names-now-open-for-suggestions/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Misinformation challenge demands a more effective response
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/misinformation-challenge-demands-a-more-effective-response/

The value of volunteering as an organisation New Zealand
https://dnc.org.nz/about/our-engagement/blog/the-value-of-volunteering-as-an-organisation-new-zealand/

Understanding .nz domain name jargon
https://dnc.org.nz/about/our-engagement/blog/understanding-the-jargon/

(.OM  TRA)
Bridging the Digital Divide
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/bridging-the-digital-divide/

(.VU  TRBR)
Notice of .vu ccTLD Registration Promotion
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/advertisement-and-notices/836-notice-of-vu-cctld-registration-promotion

Beyond COVID-19, Fostering E-Commerce Landscape in Vanuatu for an Interconnected Digital Economy
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/latest-news/832-beyond-covid-19-fostering-e-commerce-landscape-in-vanuatu-for-an-interconnected-digital-economy

Vodafone, Digicel and Wantok Signed UAP Undertaking Agreement
https://www.trbr.vu/en/telecom-industry/universal-access/coverage/vodafone-digicel-and-wantok-agree-to-use-their-network-on-uap-roll-out

(.WF  AFNIC)
Digital transition: Afnic and the .fr TLD working alongside VSEs/SMEs
https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/digital-transition-afnic-and-the-fr-tld-working-alongside-vses-smes/

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

TrueName™ Customers Say Descriptive Domains Are Key to Dominating Search Engine Rankings
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/truename-customers-say-descriptive-domains-are-key-to-dominating-search-engine-rankings-301325605.html

(iQ Global AS)
iQ 2nd Quarter 2021 Activity Summary
https://iq.global/blog/i-q-2nd-quarter-2021-activity-summary

iQ Abuse Manager Enhanced Communication
https://iq.global/blog/i-q-abuse-manager-enhanced-communication

iQ Abuse Manager integrates Malware Patrol
https://iq.global/blog/i-q-abuse-manager-integrates-malware-patrol

iQ Domain TakeDown
https://iq.global/blog/i-q-domain-take-down

(iThreat)
Insider Signal – 2021.06
https://www.insidersignal.news/p/2021-06-4

(Netnod)
Netnod expands high accuracy time service to Luleå
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/netnod-expands-high-accuracy-time-service-to

Netnod’s Precision Time Protocol service expands to Luleå
https://press.netnod.se/posts/pressreleases/netnods-precision-time-protocol-service-expan

The people and stories behind one of Europe’s first Internet Exchanges
https://press.netnod.se/posts/blogposts/the-people-and-stories-behind-one-of-europes

(.ME  DoMEn)
How And Why You Should Curate Your Portfolio
https://domain.me/how-and-why-you-should-curate-your-portfolio/

Vsble.me – A Website Design Platform For Creative Portfolios
https://domain.me/vsble-me-a-website-design-platform-for-creative-portfolios/

It Is Time You Future Proof Your Career
https://domain.me/it-is-time-you-future-proof-your-career/

.ME Celebrated Million Registered Domains
https://domain.me/me-celebrated-million-registered-domains/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
The best platforms to create online courses

(.RS  RNIDS)
EuroDIG 2021 conference, live from a studio in Belgrade: Into Europe’s Digital Decade
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/eurodig-2021-conference-live-a-studio-in-belgrade-europe%E2%80%99s-digital-decade

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
RANS and Coordination Center invitation to Youth Forum
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28170/

The number of coronavirus-related domains is growing
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28150/

Learning through games is a natural process
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28130/

Interactive modules of the Explore the Internet & Govern It! game presented at librarians’ webinar
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28083/

Others

REGISTER FOR APrIGF 2021 NOW!
https://aprigf.org.np/

Exploring APNIC’s 2021 themes: Capacity for Internet development
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/09/exploring-apnics-2021-activity-themes-apnic-capacity-for-internet-development/

A survey on securing inter-domain routing: Part 2
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/09/a-survey-on-securing-inter-domain-routing-part-2/

A survey on securing inter-domain routing: Part 1
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/08/a-survey-on-securing-inter-domain-routing-part-1/

Event Wrap: NANOG 82
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/08/event-wrap-nanog-82/

Adventures in open DNS resolution: How to use threat intelligence for the public good
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/07/open-dns-resolution-threat-intelligence-for-public-good/

Docker IPv6 networking, routing, and NDP proxying
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/06/docker-ipv6-networking-routing-and-ndp-proxying/

Security round up (April-June 2021)
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/05/security-round-up-april-june-2021/

Opinion: CDNs and centrality
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/02/opinion-cdns-and-centrality/

Event Wrap: bdNOG 13
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/02/event-wrap-bdnog-13/

RENs: Pioneers of the Internet in the Asia Pacific
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/01/rens-pioneers-of-the-internet-asia-pacific/

Encryption breaking vs subversion: Know the difference
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/30/encryption-breaking-vs-subversion/

Hello World: Enabling Internationalized Domain Names
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/06/29/hello-world-enabling-internationalized-domain-names/

CENTR publishes the CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q1/2021
https://www.centr.org/news/news/globaltld-q1-2021.html

2nd IGF 2021 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/#block-quicktabs-igf-2021-second-open-consultat-f

How Working ‘The Internet Way’ Helped the Middle East and North Africa Score Social and Economic Benefits
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/07/how-working-the-internet-way-helped-the-middle-east-and-north-africa-score-social-and-economic-benefits/

Internet Exchange Points Are Critical to Improving Internet Access and Lowering Connectivity Costs in Africa, says New Report from the Internet Society
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2021/internet-exchange-points-are-critical-to-improving-internet-access-and-lowering-connectivity-costs-in-africa/

The Week in Internet News: U.K. Government says ‘No Encryption for Kids’
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/07/the-week-in-internet-news-u-k-government-says-no-encryption-for-kids/

The Week in Internet News: EU Launches Antitrust Investigation of Google
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2021/06/the-week-in-internet-news-eu-launches-antitrust-investigation-of-google/

ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr07-2021-PP22-HC-agreement.aspx

Countries ramp up cybersecurity strategies
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr06-2021-global-cybersecurity-index-fourth-edition.aspx

Digital regulators need to collaborate to “build forward better” after COVID
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/pr05-2021-gsr-new-guidelines-inclusive-connectivity.aspx

Will you use SSAD for Whois queries?
http://domainincite.com/26844-will-you-use-ssad-for-whois-queries

CentralNic gets into artificial intelligence
http://domainincite.com/26842-centralnic-gets-into-artificial-intelligence

“Diversity” warning over ICANN Seattle
http://domainincite.com/26840-diversity-warning-over-icann-seattle

ICANN DOESN’T money-grub in new gTLD contract shocker
http://domainincite.com/26838-icann-doesnt-money-grub-in-new-gtld-contract-shocker

EURid scraps residency rules for three countries
http://domainincite.com/26829-eurid-scraps-residency-rules-for-three-countries

Epik buys DNForum, explores member ownership options
http://domainincite.com/26827-epik-buys-dnforum-explores-member-ownership-options

ICANN backtracks on executive pay transparency
http://domainincite.com/26823-icann-backtracks-on-executive-pay-transparency

Brexit-hit domains can still be recovered
http://domainincite.com/26821-brexit-hit-domains-can-still-be-recovered

CIRA to Provide DoH to Canadian Firefox Users
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/07/09/cira-to-provide-doh-to-canadian-firefox-users/

Brexit Impacted EU Domains Now “Withdrawn”. What Next?
https://www.internetnews.me/2021/07/07/brexit-impacted-eu-domains-now-withdrawn-what-next/

Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech
https://goldsteinreport.com/biden-signs-new-order-cracking-down-on-big-tech/

New EU law allows screening of online messages to detect child abuse
https://goldsteinreport.com/new-eu-law-allows-screening-of-online-messages-to-detect-child-abuse/

Google, Facebook and other tech companies threaten to quit Hong Kong over privacy law
https://goldsteinreport.com/google-facebook-and-other-tech-companies-threaten-to-quit-hong-kong-over-privacy-law/

U.S. Congress Faces Renewed Pressure to ‘Modernize Our Antitrust Laws’
https://goldsteinreport.com/u-s-congress-faces-renewed-pressure-to-modernize-our-antitrust-laws/

Tim Berners-Lee sells web source code NFT for $5.4m
https://goldsteinreport.com/tim-berners-lee-sells-web-source-code-nft-for-5-4m/

Misinformation concern on the rise in New Zealand, says report
https://goldsteinreport.com/misinformation-concern-on-the-rise-in-new-zealand-says-report/

Social Media

July 7 – Changes at .OM
Muscat, Oman.
Ms. Zainab Al-Farsi is taking a new position at TRA of Oman as Manager for Information Security and Saif Al-Ghafri is replacing her as the Domain Manager.
Zainab was instrumental in promoting reforms at .OM and close relations with APTLD and we thank her for her hard work for the community and wish her every success in her new mission.
Welcome to the community, Saif and best of luck!

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ICANN

Community Input Needed: SSAD ODP Questionnaire
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/community-input-needed-ssad-odp-questionnaire-8-7-2021-en

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 5 (MSR-5) Released
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/maximal-starting-repertoire-version-5-msr-5-released-7-7-2021-en

Proposed Renewal of the .AERO Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/proposed-renewal-of-the-aero-registry-agreement-6-7-2021-en

Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN72 Fellowship
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/successful-candidates-announced-for-icann72-fellowship-6-7-2021-en

Webinar: ICANN DNS Security Threat Mitigation Program Update and Community Discussion
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/webinar-icann-dns-security-threat-mitigation-program-update-and-community-discussion-1-7-2021-en

ICANN and the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization Collaborate on Internationalized Domain Names and Universal Acceptance in the Middle East
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-and-the-arab-information-and-communication-technologies-organization-collaborate-on-internationalized-domain-names-and-universal-acceptance-in-the-middle-east-1-7-2021-en

Nomination Period Opens for Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/nomination-period-opens-for-dr-tarek-kamel-award-for-capacity-building-1-7-2021-en

Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) Table Review Tool Now Available
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/internationalized-domain-name-idn-table-review-tool-now-available-1-7-2021-en

Ninth Africa DNS Forum to Take Place Virtually 27-28 July 2021
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/ninth-africa-dns-forum-to-take-place-virtually-27-28-july-2021-29-6-2021-en

Register for the SSAD ODP Project Update Webinar
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/register-for-the-ssad-odp-project-update-webinar-29-6-2021-en

(ccNSO)
Call for Expressions of Interest: Customer Standing Committee (CSC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-07jul21-en.htm

Election notice: proposed policy on the retirement of ccTLDs
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06jul21-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Proposed Renewal of the .AERO Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-renewal-aero-agreement-2021-07-06-en

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