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APTLD Newsletter (17 July 2023)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD84 Members Meeting, South Korea Seoul, 18-20 September, 2023
¶  Meeting Website         ¶ Online Registration         ¶  Agenda(14 July)

Members News

*(.AU auDA)
AI and emerging tech headline regional internet governance forum

ICANN77 meeting report

How trade marks, business names and domain names benefit and protect your brand

TDRA Launches the Centralized Interface for Government Generative AI Services

Asia Pacific Domain Name System Forum 2023 Held in Hong Kong for the First Time

English Version of “JP Domain Name Registry Report 2022” Posted

ACRA SME Programme for newly registered companies on Bizfile

*(.NZ internetnz)
Aspirations for a better Internet for all of Aotearoa

Transforming education for rangatahi

New research shows people want an active part in shaping the future of the Internet

My journey into Internet governance

The hidden value of a name

Vodafone and Digicel Telecom Licenses were renewed for the next 15 years

CPME awards: Afnic presents the ‘.fr Website’ award

Afnic study: The global domain name market in 2022

*(iQ Global)
V3 IQ Abuse Manager roll out set to begin August 2023

*(.ME  DoMEn)
6 Tips For Mastering Visual Branding and Developing A Memorable Brand Identity

Discover The Perfect Tennis Experience Near You With Aceify

*(.MX  Registry.MX)
E-commerce in Mexico: opportunities and challenges

How to create relevant and engaging content to attract digital customers

Cybersecurity takes centre stage during Sweden’s most important political forum

Verisign to Report Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

*(WhoisXML API)
June 2023: Domain Activity Highlights

BlackCat Hacks Reddit Again, Take a Look at What the DNS Revealed


EU Policy Update – June 2023

Opinion: On Internet centrality and fragmentation

Opinion: On Internet centrality and fragmentation

Privacy and networking: Part 8 — IPv6 addresses and privacy

Event Wrap: npNOG 8

On Internet blowback

Measuring NXDOMAIN responses

Giving APNIC Members power to change the APNIC By-laws

Updating APNIC’s governance structure

Ten years after: What’s changed since Snowden?

Event Wrap: MyNOG 10

Privacy and networking: Part 7 — DNS queries and having a breach plan

Embedded IoT security: Helping vendors in the design process

[Podcast] About time: The Swedish national secure time distribution initiative

Optimizing power consumption in high-end routers

Software best practices for networkers

Specific App and Service Bans are Fragmenting the Internet

ITU Statement on the closing of the 2023 AI for Good Global Summit

UNHCR – ITU Joint Press Release


APNIC and APNIC Foundation has selected 8 technical fellows to participate in APrIGF 2023 and PACIGF:

Renewed Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2024 Local Host

Message from MAG Chair

Now Open! Register for IGF in Kyoto

Harnessing digital to rescue the Sustainable Development Goals

Disseminating early warnings through connectivity for all

Keeping interference in check: Seven decades of ITU’s radio frequency circular

Working together for a better AI future

Flagship United Nations AI event kicked off in Geneva at historic moment

AI, satellites, and robots navigate towards space sustainability

A call to action for inclusive, safe and responsible AI

Practical impact on astronomy — The future of Coordinated Universal Time

Visionaries and robots coming together for the good of all

IEEE Approves 802.11bb Standard, Boosting Global Adoption of Light-Based Li-Fi Communications

Massive Data Breach Hits HCA: 11 Million Records Compromised

Russian Cyberattack Disrupts Operations at Japan’s Largest Maritime Port: Global Threat Intensifies

Social Media

In the lead-up to #APTLD84 how about paying a visit to one of the most thrilling and innovative countries on the planet? Right, we are talking Saudi Arabia and its ccTLD known as .SA
.SA is managed by the Saudi Network Information Center (SaudiNIC). In addition to being responsible for the administration of.SA, it manages the nation’s IDN ccTLD (.السعودية). This includes the operation of the Saudi DNS root servers and the registry services under Saudi TLDs . SaudiNIC was managed and operated by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) since 1995. By the end of 2006 the task of operating SaudiNIC moved to the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST).
The mission of SaudiNIC is to provide an equitable, just and competent technical and administrative management of domain name registrations for Internet community in Saudi Arabia.
Its main tasks include:
Setting up policies regulating domain name registrations
Managing and supervising Accredited Registrars
Providing direct registrations under both .SA and .السعودية
Maintain the Domain names records and provide Whois services
Lead the effort toward fully Arabic domain names
Coordinating with other GCC, Arab, and International ccTLDs.
Participating in international events supervised by ICANN, RIPE, ISOC, and WIPO.
Registrations in .SA are open for registrants having Saudi presence, a local representative, or trademark registered in Saudi Arabia. Registrants must show legal papers verifying their identity to register a domain.
Registrations are within these second-level categories: com.sa for commercial entities and registered trademarks; edu.sa – educational institutions; sch.sa – elementary and secondary schools; med.sa -health services (hospitals, clinics, etc.); gov.sa: – governmental entities; net.sa- Internet-related services (ISPs, web hosting, portal sites, etc.); org.sa -non-profit organizations; pub.sa -entities or individuals that do not fit in other categories, including personal names.
Earlier this year, the .SA registry has published a comprehensive report on the history of .SA covering the period  from the onset and until 2022 https://www.cst.gov.sa/ar/indicators/PublishingImages/Pages/saudi_domain/_22تقرير_أسماء_النطاقات_السعودية.pdf

MYNIC Berhad: using every forum to promote .MY—
Snippets of activities at MYNIC’s booth for CYDES 2023. Come and join us at Hall 6 (6G06-6G07) MITEC. We will be here until 13 July 2023. video

LK Domain Registry: new email solutions for business–link

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) upgrades its unique AI powered U.AE portal—
U.ae understands you and meets your needs.

Yagona integrator UZINFOCOM Единый интегратор‘s Identification system is more than legit now—
The biometric identification system MyID, the first in Central Asia, has received quality confirmation from the iBeta laboratory (USA).
The American company iBeta Quality Assurance, accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) NVLAP as an independent testing laboratory for conducting biometric evaluations, is trusted and highly regarded among global AI companies.
Find all the details here  https://uzinfocom.uz/en/news-detail/237

In the lead-up to #APTLD84, we are visiting Qatar to check on the nation’s .QA ccTLD and ist registry
.QA has been the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Qatar since 1996 and it is managed by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA), the communications regulator of the State of Qatar established by virtue of the Emiri Decree 42 of 2014. CRA regulates the telecommunications and information technology sector, postal sector and access to digital media. CRA promotes and supports an open and competitive information and communications technology (ICT) sector that provides advanced, innovative, and reliable communications services. Balancing consumers’ rights and service providers’ needs is at the heart of what CRA does.
Qatar domains available through approved registrars are: .qa, .com.qa, .net.qa, .name.qa and Arabic قطر. the latter of which is represented as .xn--wgbl6a in Punycode and are open for international registrants
The domains that are registered directly from the Qatar Domains Registry are : .gov.qa, .mil.qa, .org.qa, .edu.qa and .sch.qa.
TRA has an audacious vision of Qatar contributing to the rise of a smart connected nation, enabled through effective and innovative ICT and postal regulation.
Interesting facts:
Football fans should be grateful to TRA for empowering the recent World Cup’s digital platforms
The .QA registry is the only one in Middle East and one of few in the Asia Pacific led by a female – Ms. Noora Al Meraizeeq, a seasoned industry professional, has been around for quite a while to lead the .QA team to replace Mohamed El Bashir who now works for ICANN.

InternetNZ has launched the Mapping the Māori Tech Sector—
Our launch of the Mapping the Māori Tech Sector and an Internet that benefits was a wonderful event.
Many thanks to Making Everything Achievable Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment InternetNZ @Toiaria Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi NZTech for your support in bringing this work to life
We acknowledge our Taumata Rangahau, Kaikawe Kōrero our research advisory roopu, our interviewees and those who shared your whakaaro via online survey – thank you.
He mihi nūnui ki te Kōmiti Whakauru for sharing the work and the invitation for more māori to put their names forward to join the Kōmiti, the funding opportunities InternetNZ have available.
It was also wonderful to acknowledge Richard Orzecki, a significant contributor and advocate for equitable access to digital connectivity.
To read the Mapping Reports and Interviews head to: http://www.mea.nz/mappingmaoritech
To read more about the Internet that Benefits
go to: https://internetnz.nz/an-internet-that-benefits-people.../

MYNIC Berhad participates live in #CYDES2023
It’s happening today! Who’s excited?  
Come and join us for CYDES 2023,
MYNIC is located at the HALL 6 (6G06-6G07) 
‘Building Cyber Resilience: Safeguarding the Digital Future.’
We will be here from 10 -13 July, so chip in and don’t miss out on the chance to grab the best deal of the year only at our booth. Feel free to come and visit us! See ya!

PNG Department of Information and Communications Technology: engaging with the legislative branch for the nation’s future—link

MYNIC Berhad‘s premium domains are on the market at an unbeatable price now—
MYNIC unveils you the finest offer of the year for CYDES 2023! Yes, you read that right!
Be an early bird and grab the chance of
50% off for the first 40 Premium Domain Name (PDN) registrations.
Come and meet us at our booth for more informations 
HALL 6 (6G06-6G07)

Check out The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)‘s Videonewsletter— video

Cryptostuff. Bali. PANDI. No more words needed.—
Calling out Crypto enthusiast!
To be joining in COINFEST ASIA 2023 in Jimbaran Bali, August 24-25th.
Register yourself on coinfest.id and receive 10% discount for referral code.
Get your ID with domain .id!
See you there Sahabat ID!

MYNIC Berhad is particualrly generous these days, with an amazing offer available for a very short time—
We’d like to extend another amazing offer!
We are giving out *FREE* domain names.MY and DNSSEC, as well as Web Hosting, which are available with 50% off. Only for the first 100 registrations.
So, what are you waiting for? Don’t pass up this opportunity!!! Drop by our booth for more information, hope to see you there!
HALL 6 (6G06-6G07)

National Internet Exchange of India is hiring a truly caring person. Hurry up!—
Exciting opportunity ahead! NIXI has a spot open for the post of Customer Care Executive. Interested candidates, kindly share your resume with us at nixi@nixi.in to apply for the vacancy.

Yagona integrator UZINFOCOM Единый интегратор participated in the Digital Leadership Forum Uzbekistan 2023—
Digital Leadership Forum 2023
From July 7 to 9, Tashkent hosts the first Digital Leadership Forum — The Digital Leadership Forum Uzbekistan 2023. Today, an official opening ceremony was held in the IT-Park building.
Lectures from speakers of international organizations, panel sessions, project demonstrations and networking with representatives of local companies are waiting for us. This will allow us to tell even more companies about the activities of UZINFOCOM, expanding the geography of acquaintances and future business partnerships.
The event will bring together more than a hundred companies to highlight the situation with IT outsourcing and business processes in Uzbekistan.

In 2022, the domain name market increased +1.9%. An acceleration that reflects a break in the trend observed since 2019.
Discover our 2022 Global domain name market study on https://www.afnic.fr/en/observatory-and-resources/news/afnic-study-the-global-domain-name-market-in-2022/
#domains #domainname #TLDs

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The new APTLD Member Working Group held ist inaugural session: https://aptld.org/about/newsroom/18814/

In the lead-up to #APTLD84, our today’s post is about .PW. While a ccTLD for a tiny pacific island of Palau, a brand name space, .PW stands for a short of “Professional Web” and is around to provide users with short, generic and first-choice domain names that establish their professional identity online.
Whether you’re a Doctor, Lawyer, Blogger, Consultant, Musician, Artist or Internet professional, looking to establish a professional online presence – .PW is for you!
Anyone from anywhere across the globe can register a .PW domain name. So you can go local with a .PW domain name in the language of your choice – at .PW, IDNs supported in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, Russian, Turkish and many more.
The registrations process is the simplest in the industry and there are absolutely NO RESTRICTIONS, or documents required to register a .PW name. BUT! It does not mean that .PW is ignorant of IPRs and brandowners/trademark holders’ legitimate rights- in fact, back in 2013 the .pw Registry became the first TLD to adopt the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) rights protection mechanism from ICANN to ensure a highly effective, quick and inexpensive mechanism to eliminate names that violate their trademarks.

Afnic: altruism that pays off handsomely—
Our free mediation procedure is now open on https://www.afnic.fr/…/resolve-a…/mediation-procedure/

@HKIRC: more throwback pics from the recent APAC DNS Forum–picture

It.com supports the London Domain Forum and a breakthrough DomainDays in Dubai- the first one in the Middl East region

Sneak peeks from the APAC DNS Forum–picture

Thank you, volunteers!–  link

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ICANN Webinars Will Provide Information About Service to Request Nonpublic Data

ICANN Ombudsman Announces Departure

ICANN Opens Nomination Period for Dr. Tarek Kamel Award for Capacity Building


Current ICANN Public Consultations

(Open Proceedings)
Amendments to the Base gTLD RA and RAA to Modify DNS Abuse Contract Obligations

(Pending Reports)
PTI / IANA Governance Proposal

Bylaws Amendments and Documents to Implement the NomCom2 Review

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