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APTLD Newsletter (28 August 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(25 August)

Members News

*(.AU auDA)
auDA announces Identity Digital reappointed as .au registry operator

Resolution of cyber incident

Cyber incident update

auDA statement

*(.BH TRA)
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Empowers Bahraini Youth at the 12th Edition of Youth City 2030

Bahrain Tops GCC Countries with Most Affordable Fibre Broadband

*(.LK LK Domain Registry)
BestWeb.lk 2023 – FEED-BACK SESSION

THNIC Academy organizes training on Computational Thinking and Programming Skills for high school students

4th Baengpun Camp held at THNIC Academy in Tak

THNIC Collaborates with Digital Council of Thailand to introduce Thai Language Domain Names

THNIC organizes UA Day seminar on “Building an Identity Online: Liberating from Online Platforms”

THNIC organizes “Setting up an Email Server with EAI Support” workshop

THNIC collaborates with SET to organize “What is Web3?” seminar

The THNIC Foundation receives computer donations from MBK

THNIC invites entrepreneurs to join free UA Day Seminar: “Building an Identity Online: Liberating from Online Platforms”

THNIC offers free training program: “Setting up an Email Server with EAI Support”

THNIC organizes free “What is Web3” seminar

THNIC participates as speaker and exhibitor at DGT 2023: Happiness Creation

THNIC Academy organizes training on Computational Thinking and Programming Skills for Junior High School students

THNIC organizes teacher training program on creating websites

Ban Tak “Prachawittayakarn” School management team meets Prof. Dr. Kanchana Kanchanasut.

THNIC collaborates with Robinhood Academy to organize workshop

THNIC welcomes ICANN officials for the Asia Pacific region

Takpittayakhom School management team Visit THNIC Academy

*(.NZ internetnz)
Expert Determination at the Domain Name Commission

Notice of Office Relocation

.am is 29 years old

ICANN Selects DENIC Services as its Sole Designated Registrar Data Escrow Agent

*(Identity Digital)
NetThing and Identity Digital Indigenous Leaders Internet Governance and Policy Fellowship

How to Use an iFrame to Easily Integrate Domains Into Your User Experience (No Coding Required!)

3 Easy Ways to Get Started Reselling Domains

What Is Domain Reselling?

*(.ME  DoMEn)

Innovative Marketing Tactics for Small Budgets

Introducing Anita Li: Journalist That Offers Diverse Perspectives

The Power of Newsletters: Elevating Your Blogging Business

*(.MX  Registry.MX)
5 Basic tips to start selling on the Internet

*(WhoisXML API)

Will Redis Remain on Threat Actors’ Radar?

Finding WyrmSpy and DragonEgg Ties to APT41 in the DNS


Behavioural differences of IPv6 subnet-router anycast address implementations

Five policy proposals up for community discussion at APNIC 56

How APNIC is implementing your feedback in 2023

Join APNIC Foundation sessions on diversity and connectivity at the APrIGF 2023

Event Wrap: IDNOG 8

Striking a balance in fairness

The Global Digital Compact: A top-down attempt to minimize the role of the technical community

How Internet engineers are helping Maui after the fires

Chipping away at Moore’s Law

[Podcast] Here comes the sun(spots) — what are the real risks in solar storms?

Peering LAN 2.0 — Introduction of EVPN at DE-CIX

Digital and the SDGs: How technology can accelerate progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

U.N.‘s Global Digital Compact Faces Criticism for Overlooking Technical Experts in Internet Governance

CentralNic chief calls on industry to tackle climate change

London Domain Summit starts tomorrow

The APrIGF 2023 Synthesis Document Process: Draft 0 is open for public input 21 August – 3 September

2023 Elections Candidates

Explore IGF High-Level Sessions

Key topics for the terrestrial radio future

G20 priorities: My take on digital infrastructure, security, and skills

UTC: Past, present and future

Terrestrial services keep us connected and help sustain our lives

Dissemination of time: A historical perspective

Social Media

In just 23 days to #APTLD84 we’re proud to report that ALL speaking slots in ALL sessions are now filled with great presenters from Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, thus making our Meeting a truly global event which will be taking place across more than a dozen of time zones!  With registration closing on 10 September, the 182-strong turnout for the Meeting is poised to challenge previous record-breaking figures.

PNG Department of Information and Communications Technology keeps strengthening the nation’s awareness in the cybersecurity area—link

In the lead-up to #APTLD84, we wonder if you have ever heard of the Wallis and Futuna Islands? Even if you had an “A” in geography, you may not be swift to recall this archipelago- no worries, pick a strong magnifying glass and browse the area on the map somewhere between Tuvalu, which will be to the northwest, Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the southeast, Samoa to the east, and Tokelau to the northeast and here it is!
The territory is made up of three main volcanic tropical islands and a number of tiny islets. It is divided into two island groups that lie about 260 km (160 mi) apart: the Wallis Islands (also known as Uvea) in the northeast; and the Hoorn Islands (also known as the Futuna Islands) in the southwest, including Futuna Island proper and the mostly uninhabited Alofi Island.
Since 28 March 2003, Wallis and Futuna has become a French overseas collectivity (collectivité d’outre-mer, or COM). Between 1961 and 2003, it had the status of a French overseas territory (territoire d’outre-mer, or TOM). Its official name did not change when its status changed.
Since coming into existnce on the Internet’s global map, .WF has been managed by Afnic, the ccTLD manager for .FR of France, under a special contractual arrangement with the French Government, and Afnic has been marketing .WF as a very open ccTLD, albeit remaining very small ccTLD.

Time for a housewarming party, TRBR Vanuatu !–picture

InternetNZ sponsors conference grants for the Maori representatives—link

Latest stats from the The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) ‘s stats on the recent virtual camp are impressive–video

In light of the upcoming #APTLD84 Domain .ME ‘s guidelines are more than relevant!—
Showing up at a conference or event unprepared can spell failure. When getting ready, remember to research fellow attendees. It’s a boost if you plan to engage and makes mingling smoother.   #DomainME #dotMEtips #networking

it.com sponsors&takes part in the 2023 Domain Fourm—
𝐃𝐚𝐲 1 𝐇𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬: 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐊𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐎𝐟𝐟 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠! 
Day 1 of the London Domain Summit surpassed all expectations, resonating with the spirit of teamwork and collaboration. Our dedicated it.com team worked in unison to contribute to the success of this remarkable event.
With anticipation building, we look forward to another day of growth, learning, and forging lasting connections at the London Domain Summit!

Happy birthday,. AM  — video

In the lead-up to #APTLD84, close your eyes for the moment and dream about remote islands bathing in gentle waves, with coral reefs opening up in a rainbow of colors and species for a scuba diver, mysterious wrecks beneath the waves as a magnet for a keen explorer… that’s right! We are talking Vanuatu!
Previously administered by a local private telco, a few years ago .VU was redelegated to the Government of Vanuatu represented by the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR), a statutory body operating independently from the government. The body has the General Powers and Functions to regulate telecommunications, radiocommunications and broadcasting services in Vanuatu and reporting to the Minister responsible for telecommunications and broadcasting as to policy and making of regulations and any other matter as requested by the Minister.
The re-delegation was performed in an exemplary, seamless manner, not least because the TRBR team acted very professionally and responsibly, and it had no other but Keith Davidson, an APTLD and ccNSO veteran as an adviser.
As well, in 2019, as a result of an open and competitive tender process, TRBR selected the-then Neustar (now a part of the GoDaddy Registry’s operation) as the backend registry service provider thereby adding increased security and performance to the .VU domain and the region’s Internet stakeholders.
Right after the re-delegation, TRBR joined APTLD as an Ordinary Member and has been a very active one ever since.
Members of the .VU team took part in quite a number of APTLD meetings as speakers and session moderators, and contributed to a number of Members Working Groups with their unique expertise by strengthening the voice of the Pacific ccTLDs in the APTLD community.

In the lead-up to #APTLD84, let’s move to Hanoi to meet one of the long-standing APTLD Members- VietNam Internet Network Information Center – VNNIC
Established under the national Authority of Posts 28th April 2000, Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) was created to “strengthen the management of Internet in general, including systematic and planned modernization and specialization of the Internet resource management activity, promoting the fair use among enterprises and integration into the global and regional Internet, in accordance with international standards”.
Now, close your eyes and think of every aspect of the paragraph above and figure VNNIC is the very organization in Vietnam that handles EVERYTHING related to the Internet – it would be fair to say that VNNIC IS the Internet!
Allocating, assigning, suspending, revoking Internet addresses (IP) and Autonomous System Number (ASN) at national level; inspecting, supervising the allocation, registration, and use of IP, ASN by organizations and individuals; managing the registration of use and suspension, revocation and withdrawal of “.vn” domain names and other domains assigned to Vietnam by international Internet organizations via VNNIC; establishing, managing and operating the national Domain Name System (DNS) servers, Vietnam Internet Exchange (VNIX); participating in the implementation of technologies related to Internet resources and IP; selecting and signing contract with “.vn” domain name Registrar; promoting the registration and use of “.vn”; training and improving the professional knowledge on internet resources under the assignment of the Minster of MIC; executing the international cooperation in the backup operation of “.vn” domain system; registering and managing Vietnam’s Internet resources with international institutions; promoting the Internet in Vietnam; securing the protection of the national DNS, VNIX – the list of its duties is too long to quote in full!
Тowadays, a .VN domain name can be registered from all over the world via a worldwide .VN accredited registrar system.
Small wonder the number of registrations in .VN has long surpassed 500,000 domains, until recently ranked first in Southeast Asia & ASEAN and ranked TOP 10 in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of number of domain names maintained in use.
And they are used across a vats array of areas, each boasting a unique SL extension, such as :
com.vn commercial
biz.vn business; equivalent to com.vn
edu.vn education and training
gov.vn state and government (central and local)
net.vn establishment and provision of online services
org.vn organizations involved in political, cultural, and social activities
int.vn Vietnam-based international organizations
ac.vn organizations and individuals involved in research activities
pro.vn organizations and individuals involved in highly specialized domains
info.vn organizations and individuals involved in the creation, distribution, and supply of information
health.vn organizations and individuals involved in pharmaceutical and medical activities
name.vn proper names of individuals involved in Internet-related activities
io.vn for organizations and individuals to use in the field of technology.
@VNNIC is a very active APTLD Member and its representatives have been often elected to the Board. Presently, it is Ms. Nguyen Thu Thuy who is our Board Director.

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ICANN’s Proposed Updates to Existing Rights Protection Mechanisms Documentation

Applications Now Open: Coalition for Digital Africa DNSSEC Roadshow Project

ICANN Seeks Input on ccNSO PDP4 Initial Report on (de-)selection of IDNccTLDs

Join the ccNSO webinar for newcomers on 12 October at 14 UTC

Candidate ICANN Board Seat 12

Current ICANN Public Consultations

(Open Proceedings)
GNSO Guidance Process Applicant Support Guidance Recommendation Initial Report

ccNSO PDP4 Initial Report on the (de-)selection of IDNccTLDs

ccNSO Proposed Policy for a Specific ccTLD Related Review Mechanism

Proposed Updates to Existing Rights Protection Mechanisms Documentation

(Pending Reports)
Amendments to the Base gTLD RA and RAA to Modify DNS Abuse Contract Obligations

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