The way THNIC Foundation blends webdevelopers and schoolteachesr’ capacity is impressive. link
The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA): vox populi! pictures
In the lead-up to #APTLD84, today we are proud to present HKIRC- a not-for-profit organization that is committed to providing, and supervising the provision of .HK and .香港 Internet domain names registration, resolution and related services in an uninterrupted, effective, customer-centric and sustainable manner. In addition, HKIRC promotes Hong Kong as an inclusive, secure, innovative and international city for the Internet and encourages the use of Internet and the related technologies.
Historically, from its inception in 1990 until 2002, the domain was administered by the Joint University Computer Centre. It was in 2002 that through a “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Hong Kong government, HKIRC took over the administration of .HK.
HKIRC is committed to serve the Internet community of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, as well as the global Internet community, in relation to the administration of domain names under the .HKand .香港 country-code top-level domains.
HKIRC is a membership-based organization, with Members falling under 2 classes:
a) Supply class: ISPs, Registrars, etc. and
b) Demand: all other entities and private individuals.
An important membership eligibility qualification is, all Members must maintain a valid registration of one or more Internet domain names under the .hk ccTLD.
The Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Corporation Limited (HKDNR), the wholly owned subsidiary of HKIRC, is responsible for the day-to-day management of the registration service for specific .HK domain names and generic .HK domain names (e.g., www.myname.hk).
.HK domain names can be registered at both the second and third level.
HKIRC, together with InternetNZ, is an absolute champion at APTLD by the number of times its representatives held the Board Chair position (twice), and the one and only member whose representative, Mr. Jonathan Shea, did it twice.
Jonathan is expected to join the community in Seoul to take part in the 25th anniversary festivities.
The UA day is looming upon us.– #ICANN and Universal Acceptance Steering Group – UASG invite the global #Internet community to participate in the first-ever UA Day! Nearly 50 UA Day events will be held in 40 countries on or around 28 March. Find an event near you and help build an #Internet4All: https://go.icann.org/3kSVrv6
When new teсhnologies help one to fancy beautiful things: that is the way of reimagining core services (secure hosting, ssl-certificates, you name it) from hoster.by – on 8 March, all of them appear pretty (and) feminine. link
Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات: the 2022 Industry Report.
PANDI: about threats – in simple words. picture
HKIRC- partnering with businesses to leverage robust cybersecurity in every office.
TRA Bahrain:drawing closer the nation’s digital future. picture
Yagona integrator UZINFOCOM Единый интегратор-caring not only about the Internet but environment as well.
MYNIC Berhad keeps working on great business cases for everyone to know.
The right way to celebrate the best day of the year- in National Internet Exchange of India‘s style. picture
A new public-interest initiative from Afnic. picture
In the lead-up to #APTLD84, our today’s story is about .CX
.CX is the ccTLD for Christmas Island, a tiny spot in the Pacific near Australia. It is administered by the Christmas Island Internet Administration under an MoU with the Government of Australia, and it is done through the Christmas Island Domain Administration Limited. Interestingly, the Christmas Island Internet Administration is a community-owned non-profit company which also provides Internet service to the island’s residents. .CX is a member of the Council of Country Code Administrators, a group of country-code domains making use of common registry and/or dispute resolution services, which is known globally as COCCA and our long-standing colleagues and friend Garth Miller is listed as its Administrative Contact.
An interesting fact: .CX was added to the root in April 1997, so it celebrated its 25th anniversary a year ago, thus being 1 year older than APTLD.
In the lead-up to #APTLD84, we continue sharing insights into, and interesting facts about, our Members, and today, it is .CN that comes to the focus of our attention.
In December 2022, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) published its 50th Statistical Report on China’s Internet Development. The Report details that the number of “netizens” in China reached 1.05 billion in June 2022, a figure that represents a 74.4% market penetration, with 99.6% of users accessing the Internet via a mobile phone.
The Report records the total number of Chinese-registered domain names in China in June 2022 at 33.8 million and notes that fiercely rivaled by new gTLDs, .CN still comes unbeatable with stunning 17,861,269 registrations in June 2022.
Do you know that:
In addition to generic 2nd-level registrations like edu.cn : for educational institutions (usually universities and colleges), com.cn for industrial, commercial, financial enterprises and individuals, etc. , China’s all 23 provinces and a few municipalities have their 2nd-level domains, like gd.cn for Guangdong Province and bj.cn : Beijing Municipality ?
Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات is holding Qatar ICT Forum 2023. — #CRAQatar is holding Qatar ICT Forum 2023, with the presence & participation of H.E. Mohammed bin Ali Al-Mannai, Minister of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, along with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) ecosystem stakeholders.
The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA): high spirit in work and at play. picture
#APTLD83 highlights: the community of smiles. picture
Flyin’ high with It.com—- Exciting news!
it.com launches Dare to Dream (dream.it.com), a project that showcases the power of dreams in achieving success, at MWC Barcelona 2023 in Barcelona. Dare to Dream follows World Aerobatics Champion Maciej Kulaszewski’s journey to success, from his childhood dream of becoming a pilot to his five gold medals and World Championship win in 2022.
Through the project Maciej Kulaszewski Aerobatics shares his secrets to achieving goals. We invite everyone to get inspired and start turning dreams into reality.
That’s what we call government engagement: well done, National Internet Exchange of India! picture
#APTLD83 highlights: the Host’s dream team! picture
The most inspiring show from It.com video
Guess where #CRAQatar is? Here is the answer— #CRAQatar participates in the Mobile World Congress 2023 #MWC23, the world’s largest mobile industry gathering organized by the Global System for Mobile Communications Association GSMA in Barcelona, from February 27 – March 2, 2023. picture
VietNam Internet Network Information Center – VNNIC: leveraging e-trade through a broad use of .VN-based names. picture
Are you ready for a VERY special Members meeting?
Check out a great opportunity not to be missed out: https://aptld.org/about/newsroom/18636/
The best way to celebrate the advent of the spring is to share flowers&smiles (a receipy copyrighted by Yagona integrator UZINFOCOM Единый интегратор picture
Have u ever thought how much SMEs spent on their online representation? Afnic has, and here are some findings. link
As this year APTLD is going to celebrate its 25th birthday, we are most pleased to present the demisemiseptcentennial anniversary logo. picture
Election of the APTLD Board Officers
At its inaugural meeting on 22 February 2022, the APTLD Board elected Ms. Ai-chin Lu (.TW), the Board Chair, Mr. Erhan Karabardak (.PG)- the Board Vice Chair, Ms. Boyoung Kim (.KR) – the Board Secretary, and Mr. Li Hongtao (.CN) – the Treasurer.
Our warmest congratulations to the newly elected community leaders!
#APTLD83 wrap-up- you’ ve been waiting for it to come-here it is! video
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