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APTLD Newsletter (26 July 2021)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD80 Members Meeting & Pacific Internet Governance Forum, 6-9 September 2021
¶ Online Registration        ¶ Agenda (23 July 2021)

■ Extension of the Deadline for Applications for APTLD-ISOC Grants for the Pilot APTLD DNS Server Sharing Project     View
■ APTLD Holds a Call with Members, Encourages Voting for a New ccNSO Policy Document     View
■ Cessation of the .SU Membership in APTLD     View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Have your say: auDA 2021-25 Proposed Strategy released for consultation
https://www.auda.org.au/news/have-your-say-auda-2021-25-proposed-strategy-released-consultation

Registry Licence Agreement between auDA and Afilias extended
https://www.auda.org.au/news/registry-licence-agreement-between-auda-and-afilias-extended

How to get the most out of email marketing
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-get-most-out-email-marketing

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
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(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
Improve Mysql,MariaDB Security
https://blog.domains.lk/2021/07/improve-mysqlmariadb-security.html

(.MY  MYNIC)
Registration for .MY Premium Domain Names LIVE Bidding is now open (Session 2)
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/registration-for-my-premium-domain-names-live-bidding-is-now-open-session-2/

A special note to MYNIC PDN Potential Bidders
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/a-special-note-to-mynic-pdn-potential-bidders/

Registration for .MY Premium Domain Names LIVE Bidding is now open
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/registration-for-my-premium-domain-names-live-bidding-is-now-open/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Aotearoa AI Summit – Guest blog
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/aotearoa-ai-summit-guest-blog/

Domain retention insights for .nz ccTLD
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/domain-retention-insights-for-nz-cctld/

InternetNZ’s Māori Design Group
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/internetnzs-maori-design-group/

(.SG  SGNIC)
SGNIC-Q-21008: Invitation to Quote (ITQ) to Procure 1-year Professional and Hardware Support for Dell EMC VNX 5200
https://www.sgnic.sg/announcements/sgnic-news/announcement-details/2021/07/14/sgnic-q-21008-invitation-to-quote-(itq)-to-procure-1-year-professional-and-hardware-support-for-dell-emc-vnx-5200

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

(.TH  THNIC)
London Meets Bangkok as LINX and BKNIX Form Strategic Partnership
https://www.thnic.or.th/en/london-meets-bangkok-linx-bknix-en/

(.VU  TRBR)
2021 Telecommunications Sector Report
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/reports/telecommunications-sector-report/2021/837-2020-telecommunications-sector-report

(Netnod)
Summer roundup – time and frequency news from the star watchmaker!
https://www.netnod.se/blog/summer-roundup-time-and-frequency-news-star-watchmaker

Summer roundup – IX news and views from the last year
https://www.netnod.se/blog/summer-roundup-ix-news-and-views-from-the-last-year

Summer roundup – DNS news and views from the last year
https://www.netnod.se/blog/summer-roundup-dns-news-and-views-last-year

Talking Backdoors: Forcing a round peg into a square hole
https://press.netnod.se/posts/blogposts/talking-backdoors-forcing-a-round-peg-into-a

(.DE  DENIC)
More .de Domains Than Ever Before: 17-Million Mark Cracked!
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/more-de-domains-than-ever-before-17-million-mark-cracked/

(.ME  DoMEn)
Alec Giorgio: A New Media Artist Talks About Personal Branding
https://domain.me/alec-giorgio-a-new-media-artist-talks-about-personal-branding/

Mariel Alvarado – Justice And Graphic Design Converge
https://domain.me/mariel-alvarado-justice-and-graphic-design-converge/

10 Ways To Connect With Customers
https://domain.me/10-ways-to-connect-with-customers/

Alvaro Parra: Storytelling And Simplicity In Visual Design
https://domain.me/alvaro-parra-storytelling-and-simplicity-in-visual-design/

(.MX  Registry.MX)
5 tips to be a more productive freelancer
https://www.dominios.mx/5-tips-to-be-a-more-productive-freelancer/

10 digital marketing concepts you should know
https://www.dominios.mx/10-digital-marketing-concepts-you-should-know/

(.RU  CC for TLD .RU/.РФ)
2nd Summer School on Internet Governance opens
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28208/

Coordination Center updates regulatory documents
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28199/

Building up human resources is a priority in ICT
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28193/

NF Media registrar swings into action
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28195/

Fighting cybercrime together
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28194/

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ marks its 20th anniversary
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/28187/

Others

IETF 111 Online (26-30 July 2021)
https://www.ietf.org/how/meetings/111/

Introducing the Mentors of 2021 Fellowship Program
https://ap.rigf.asia/fellowship/2021/introducing-the-mentors-of-2021-fellowship-program/

2021 List of Accepted Sessions
https://ap.rigf.asia/news/2021/2021-list-of-accepted-sessions/

APrIGF Fellowship 2021 Results
https://ap.rigf.asia/fellowship/2021/aprigf-fellowship-2021-results/

IGF 2021 Draft Schedule
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-draft-schedule

IGF 2021 Selected Workshops
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-workshop-selection-results

IGF 2021 Registration OPEN
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-registration

Host networking sessions at IGF 2021
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2021-call-for-networking-session-proposals

Another chapter in the decline of the traditional telcos
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/21/another-chapter-in-the-decline-of-the-traditional-telcos/

Responses to Mozilla’s Trusted Recursive Resolver public consultation
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/23/responses-to-mozillas-trusted-recursive-resolver-public-consultation/

Solar storms and the Internet
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/22/are-solar-storms-a-threat-to-the-internet/

Cryptography, rituals and transparency: The world of key ceremonies
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/19/cryptography-rituals-and-transparency-the-world-of-key-ceremonies/

RPKI invalids are not going away
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/16/rpki-invalids-are-not-going-away/

The RIPE NCC’s experience introducing ROV to its own network
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/16/the-ripe-nccs-experience-introducing-rov-to-its-own-network/

Some handy ROA advice from Randy Bush
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/15/some-handy-roa-advice-from-randy-bush/

Event Wrap: ASEAN Cybersecurity Forum
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/14/event-wrap-asean-cybersecurity-forum/

Does training impact RPKI usage?
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/14/does-training-impact-rpki-usage/

Event Wrap: PacNOG 28
https://blog.apnic.net/2021/07/13/event-wrap-pacnog-28/

EU Policy Update – June 2021
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/june2021.html

ITU’s Digital Transformation Centres train over 80 000 people – 65 percent are women
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm32-2021-ITU-Digital-Transformation-Centres-train-80000.aspx

Spectrum management key to ensuring Africa-wide connectivity
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/cm31-2021-Spectrum-management-africa.aspx

Leading to achieve universal connectivity
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/07/22/10/30/Lead2Connect-universal-connectivity

Enter the ITU Challenge to optimize 5G networks with AI
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/07/19/16/18/Enter-the-ITU-Challenge-to-optimize-5G-networks-with-AI

New ITU standards project to define a sustainability passport for digital products
https://www.itu.int/en/myitu/News/2021/07/15/16/04/New-ITU-standards-project-to-define-a-sustainability-passport-for-digital-products

Facebook’s war on privacy claims first registrar scalp
http://domainincite.com/26878-facebooks-war-on-privacy-claims-first-registrar-scalp

GoDaddy welcomes four porn TLDs
http://domainincite.com/26876-godaddy-welcomes-four-porn-tlds

New gTLD buzz is back again as ICA hosts “second round” webinar
http://domainincite.com/26873-new-gtld-buzz-is-back-again-as-ica-hosts-second-round-webinar

Nope, no Seattle meeting for ICANN
http://domainincite.com/26869-nope-no-seattle-meeting-for-icann

.org domains could come in seven new languages
http://domainincite.com/26867-org-domains-could-come-in-seven-new-languages

.com and NameSilo fingered as “most-abused” after numbers rocket
http://domainincite.com/26865-com-and-namesilo-fingered-as-most-abused-after-numbers-rocket

MMX gets nod to sell 22 gTLDs to GoDaddy
http://domainincite.com/26862-mmx-gets-nod-to-sell-18-gtlds-to-godaddy

ICANN to hold hybrid meeting in October (not that one)
http://domainincite.com/26860-icann-to-hold-hybrid-meeting-in-october-not-that-one

Cambodia looking at new registry overseer
http://domainincite.com/26858-cambodia-looking-at-new-registry-overseer

Three rivals challenge EURid for .eu contract
http://domainincite.com/26852-three-rivals-challenge-eurid-for-eu-contract

united-domains Signs Up For nic.at’s Anycast Technology
https://goldsteinreport.com/united-domains-nicat-anycast-technology/

Microsoft Targets Homoglyph Domains Used by Cybercriminals Targeting Businesses
https://goldsteinreport.com/microsoft-targets-homoglyph-domains-used-by-cybercriminals-targeting-businesses/

DNS Abuse Institute Publishes Roadmap For Combatting Abuse
https://goldsteinreport.com/dns-abuse-institute-publishes-roadmap-for-combatting-abuse/

CIRA Reports COVID-19 Pandemic-Fuelled Growth As E-Commerce Booms
https://goldsteinreport.com/cira-covid-19-ecommerce-booms/

Japan Transfers 319 Terabits Per Second, Setting Internet Speed Record
https://goldsteinreport.com/japan-319-tps-internet-speed-record/

Average Digital Shadows Client Has 1,100 Impersonating Domains and Subdomains Detected Each Year
https://goldsteinreport.com/digital-shadows-client-1100-impersonating-domains-subdomains-each-year/

Is the internet really more effective at radicalizing people than older media?
https://goldsteinreport.com/is-the-internet-really-more-effective-at-radicalizing-people-than-older-media/

European Union’s top antitrust enforcer calls for greater global alignment on tech regulation
https://goldsteinreport.com/european-unions-top-antitrust-enforcer-calls-for-greater-global-alignment-on-tech-regulation/

Social Media

Facebook Event: APTLD80 & Pacific IGF:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1487470994947218/

July 23: ….and we have made it again! The grandmaster mark of 100 registrations for #APTLD80 has now been hit, and keep growing as more and more members of the South Pacfic community are joining our joint event with the #pacigf!
The agenda at https://aptld80.com.fj/agenda displays a bunch of familiar and new faces, and guess what? we do have some aces up our sleeves to get you amused during the event 😉 Not yet registered? Spare no chance, will you?

In a bold move, auDA is seeking everyone’s comments on its future strategy – have your say in it: https://www.auda.org.au/news/have-your-say-auda-2021-25-proposed-strategy-released-consultation

Congrats! Powered by the Made in Germany blend of inspiration and professionalism, DENIC roars ahead, unstoppable: https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/more-de-domains-than-ever-before-17-million-mark-cracked/

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

ICANN

ICANN72 to be Virtual Annual General Meeting, ICANN73 Planning Update
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann72-to-be-virtual-annual-general-meeting-icann73-planning-update-15-7-2021-en

ICANN73 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann73-fellowship-application-round-now-open-15-7-2021-en

Public Comment Now Open for Proposal for Greek Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/public-comment-now-open-for-proposal-for-greek-root-zone-label-generation-rules-15-7-2021-en

Register for FY23 IANA Functions and PTI Planning Webinar
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/register-for-fy23-iana-functions-and-pti-planning-webinar-15-7-2021-en

Webinar: The UN, the EU, and Your Business – What Comes Next?
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/webinar-the-un-the-eu-and-your-business—what-comes-next-14-7-2021-en

APIGA Returns with Revised Format and Applications are Now Open
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/apiga-returns-with-revised-format-and-applications-are-now-open-12-7-2021-en

(ccNSO)
DRAFT Agenda – ccNSO July Council Meeting – 22 July 2021
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-22jul21-en.pdf

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Proposal for Greek Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-proposal-greek-script-2021-07-15-en

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