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APTLD Newsletter (25 December 2023)

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Recent Updates:

Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD85 Members Meeting, Goa India, 19-22 February, 2024
 Meeting Website         ¶ Online Registration         ¶ Agenda(22 December)

Members News

*(.AE TDRA)
TDRA Releases the Digital Enablers Report 2023
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2023/tdra-releases-the-digital-enablers-report-2023

On the sidelines of the WRC-23 TDRA organises an exhibition about the UAE’s ICT history
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2023/on-the-sidelines-of-the-wrc-23-tdra

TDRA Launches the New Version of the Digital Participation Platform ‘Sharik.ae’
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2023/tdra-launches-the-new-version-of-the-digital-participation-platform-sharikae

TDRA Launches the New Version of the Digital Participation Platform ‘Sharik.ae’
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2023/tdra-launches-the-new-version-of-the-digital-participation-platform-sharikae

TDRA Organises a Meeting for the Network of Women in the Telecommunications Sector
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2023/tdra-organises-a-meeting-for-the-network-of-women

TDRA Wins the Telecom Review Excellence Award for Best Digital Outreach in the Middle East
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2023/tdra-wins-the-telecom-review-excellence-award-for-best-digital-outreach

* (.AU auDA)
National campaign: Aussies get it
https://www.auda.org.au/statement/national-campaign-aussies-get-it

2023 at auDA – advancing .au for Australians
https://www.auda.org.au/blog/2023-auda-advancing-au-australians

Introducing the Atlas of Australia Online 2023
https://www.auda.org.au/blog/introducing-atlas-australia-online-2023

*(.ID PANDI)
Supporting 30 Million MSMEs Go Digital: PANDI Applying End Year Special Prices for .id Domains
https://pandi.id/en/siaran-pers/dukung-30-juta-umkm-go-digital-pandi-berlakukan-harga-spesial-akhir-tahun-untuk-domain-id

ICANN and PANDI to Hold APAC DNS Forum 2024 in Bali, Indonesia
https://pandi.id/en/siaran-pers/icann-bersama-pandi-akan-gelar-apac-dns-forum-2024-di-bali-indonesia

*(.LK .LK Domain Registry)
Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your Business
https://www.domains.lk/choosing-the-right-domain-name-for-your-business/

Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your Business
https://blog.domains.lk/2023/12/choosing-right-domain-name-for-your.html

LK Domain Registry Christmas Party – 2023
https://blog.domains.lk/2023/12/lk-domain-registry-christmas-party-2023.html

*(.MY MYNIC)
What’s New with .MY? – Change in Billing Cycle
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/change-in-billing-cycle/

*(.NZ internetNZ)
NetHui is back!
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/nethui-is-back/

Te Pae Hononga — empowering iwi members
https://internetnz.nz/blog/te-pae-hononga/

Conference awards highlights
https://internetnz.nz/blog/conference-awards-highlights/

*(QA CRA of Qatar)
Qatar, Korea Sign MOU for Developing Radio Spectrum Management
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/qatar-korea-sign-mou-for-developing-radio-spectrum-management

CRA Launches Public Consultation on “Network Neutrality Guidelines
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-launches-public-consultation-on-network-neutrality-guidelines

RA Adopts a Policy on Private Mobile Networks Using 5G Technology
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-adopts-a-policy-on-private-mobile-networks-using-5g-technology\

Global Launch of Future Readiness Economic Index (FREI) 2023 at Doha Forum Emphasizes the Importance of Digital Policies for Future Readiness
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/global-launch-of-future-readiness-economic-index-2023

*(.SB Our Telekom)
STCL and UNDP Forge Partnership to Boost Financial Inclusion for MSMEs
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/stcl-and-undp-forge-partnership-to-boost-financial-inclusion-for-msmes/

*(.TW TWNIC)
OFFICIAL: APrIGF 2024 will be held in Taipei in August!
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2023/12/20/29327/

*(.VU TRBR)
COP Policy Guideline for Broadcasting and Media Services
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/code-of-practice/917-cop-policy-guideline-fro-broadcasting-and-media-services

2022 Annual Report
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/reports/annual-reports/2022/916-2022-annual-report

*(.AM ISOC.AM)
“Wiki.հայ” winner two times, Ara Trvants. I have to be accurate in whatever I write.
https://www.isoc.am/wiki-%d5%b0%d5%a1%d5%b5-winner-two-times-ara-trvants-i-have-to-be-accurate-in-whatever-i-write/

*(.DE DENIC)
Good deeds for the festive season
https://blog.denic.de/en/good-deeds-for-the-festive-season/

Internet Governance: DENIC Looks Back on One Year as Head of the IGF-D Secretariat
https://blog.denic.de/en/establishing-contacts-increasing-visibility-for-the-future-of-internet-governance-denic-looks-back-on-one-year-as-head-of-the-igf-d-secretariat/

NIS 2 Online Session
https://blog.denic.de/en/nis-2-online-session-2/

Without The 30-Day Redemption Grace Period (RGP) Quite A Few .de Domains Would No Longer Be In Operation
https://blog.denic.de/en/without-the-30-day-redemption-grace-period-rgp-quite-a-few-de-domains-would-no-longer-be-in-operation/

*(iQ Global)
iQ Abuse Manager AI powered Email parser
https://iq.global/news/iq-abuse-manager-ai-powered-email-parser

How to stop worrying and learn to love the YES Vote
https://iq.global/news/how-to-stop-worrying-and-learn-to-love-the-yes-vote

*(it.com)
5 Tools to Create Better Website Copy
https://get.it.com/blog/5-tools-to-create-better-website-copy/

Celebrating Women in Business: Natalija Japerte, IWA Founder & CEO
https://get.it.com/blog/celebrating-women-in-business-natalija-japerte-iwa-founder-ceo/

*(.ME  DoMEn)
Koysor Abdul: A Multi-Talented Developer and Designer Winning Us Over With Simplicity
https://domain.me/koysor-abdul-a-multi-talented-developer-and-designer-winning-us-over-with-simplicity/

Crafting a Stunning Year in Review: Showcase Your Best Designs of 2023
https://domain.me/crafting-a-stunning-year-in-review-showcase-your-best-designs-of-2023/

*(.MX Registry.MX)
How to take advantage of Christmas marketing?
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-take-advantage-of-christmas-marketing/

*(Netnod)
Netnod’s anycast DNS: 20 years of 100% availability
https://www.netnod.se/blog/netnods-anycast-dns-20-years-100-availability

*(.RU Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Interdisciplinary Approach Required When Training Cadre
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35419/

Runet Heroes Awarded in Moscow
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35411/

“Study the Internet” Became Runet Prize Winner
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35410/

Annual Face-to-Face Russian Working Group on Universal Acceptance Meeting Took Place
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35406/

Coordination Center Set Two Tasks for School of Real Projects Participants
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35409/

Russian Domain Industry Leaders Became Runet Prize 2023 Laureates
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35401/

*(WhoisXML API)
WhoisXML API Launches Email Verification API V3
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/whoisxml-api-launches-email-verification-api-v3

WhoisXML API Launches New Website Categorization Database
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/whoisxml-api-launches-new-website-categorization-database

November 2023: Domain Activity Highlights
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/november-2023-domain-activity-highlights

Newly Registered Domains V2 (NRD2) Top ccTLD Coverage Increased by 154% in 2023
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/newly-registered-domains-v2-nrd2-top-cctld-coverage-increased-by-154-in-2023

WhoisXML API Integration Is Now Available on Pangea
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/whoisxml-api-integration-is-now-available-on-pangea

2023 IoC List Expansion for APAC-Based/Targeting APT Groups
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/white-papers/2023-ioc-list-expansion-for-apac-based-targeting-apt-groups

Unveiling Stealthy WailingCrab Aided by DNS Intelligence
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/unveiling-stealthy-wailingcrab-aided-by-dns-intelligence

A Peek Under the Hood of the Atomic Stealer Infrastructure
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/a-peek-under-the-hood-of-the-atomic-stealer-infrastructure

A Fake ID Marketplace under the DNS Lens
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/a-fake-id-marketplace-under-the-dns-lens

Others

EU Policy Update – November 2023
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/November-2023.html

Reflecting on a Year of Progress: CENTR Chair’s Report
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/centr-chair-report.html

BGP in the EVPN model
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/22/bgp-in-the-evpn-model/

Evolution has its downsides… but maybe it’s inevitable?
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/21/evolution-has-its-downsides-but-maybe-its-inevitable/

Event Wrap: Afghanistan IGF 2023, AyIGF, AFSIG 2023 and AFNOG 1
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/21/event-wrap-afghanistan-igf-2023-ayigf-afsig-2023-and-afnog-1/

Event Wrap: IDNIC OPM 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/20/event-wrap-idnic-opm-2023/

Event Wrap: 18th BIGF 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/20/event-wrap-18th-bigf-2023/

APNIC to be the Local Host for IETF 119
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/20/apnic-to-be-the-local-host-for-ietf-119/

Event Wrap: APSIG 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/20/event-wrap-apsig-2023/

Event Wrap: PacNOG 32
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/19/event-wrap-pacnog-32/

Event Wrap: RIPE 87
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/19/event-wrap-ripe-87/

Event Wrap: Viet Nam Internet Day 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/19/event-wrap-viet-nam-internet-day-2023/

Use of HTTPS resource records
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/18/use-of-https-resource-records/

APNIC celebrates 30 years: Part 8 — The Information Society Innovation Fund
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/15/apnic-celebrates-30-years-part-8-the-information-society-innovation-fund/

Rajnesh Singh appointed APNIC Foundation CEO
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/14/rajnesh-singh-appointed-apnic-foundation-ceo/

Charting APNIC’s course for the next four years
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/14/charting-apnics-course-for-the-next-four-years/

Models of trust for the RPKI
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/14/models-of-trust-for-the-rpki/

The use of UTRS in combating DDoS attacks
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/13/the-use-of-utrs-in-combating-ddos-attacks/

That OSI model refuses to die
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/12/that-osi-model-refuses-to-die/

Measurement and analysis of protocols at IETF 118
https://blog.apnic.net/2023/12/11/measurement-and-analysis-of-protocols-at-ietf-118/

World Radiocommunication Conference revises the ITU Radio Regulations to support spectrum sharing and technological innovation
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR-2023-12-15-WRC23-closing-ceremony.aspx

New resources targeting tech offer hope for connectivity challenges
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/default.aspx

Amazon’s Project Kuiper Successfully Tests Laser-Based Satellite Communication
https://circleid.com/posts/20231214-amazons-project-kuiper-successfully-tests-laser-based-satellite-communication

Ukraine’s Leading Mobile Operator Struck by War’s Largest Cyberattack
https://circleid.com/posts/20231213-ukraines-leading-mobile-operator-struck-by-largest-cyberattack

OFFICIAL: APrIGF 2024 will be held in Taipei in August!
https://ap.rigf.asia/news/2023/official-aprigf-2024-will-be-held-in-taipei-in-august/

New ITU standards for optical transport up to 800 gigabits per second
https://www.itu.int/hub/2023/12/new-itu-standards-for-optical-transport-up-to-800-gigabits-per-second/

Partner2Connect pledges make gains against the digital divide
https://www.itu.int/hub/2023/12/partner2connect-pledges-make-gains-against-the-digital-divide/

ITU Journal shares new research on the metaverse and AI for accessibility
https://www.itu.int/hub/2023/12/itu-journal-shares-new-research-on-the-metaverse-and-ai-for-accessibility/

ITU Secretary-General: My plea for refugee connectivity
https://www.itu.int/hub/2023/12/itu-secretary-general-my-plea-for-refugee-connectivity/

Life insurance company kills dot-brand
https://domainincite.com/29291-life-insurance-company-kills-dot-brand

ICANN finds new home for Lebanon’s TLD after founder’s death
https://domainincite.com/29287-icann-finds-new-home-for-lebanons-tld-after-founders-death

ICANN begs people to use its new Whois service
https://domainincite.com/29283-icann-begs-people-to-use-its-new-whois-service

Shiba Inu outs itself as crypto new gTLD applicant
https://domainincite.com/29281-shiba-inu-outs-itself-as-crypto-new-gtld-applicant

Over 50,000 .ai domains sold in three months
https://domainincite.com/29279-over-50000-ai-domains-sold-in-three-months

Amazon planning new push into registrar market?
https://domainincite.com/29276-amazon-planning-new-push-into-registrar-market

Registries and registrars vote ‘Yes’ to new DNS abuse rules
https://domainincite.com/29274-registries-and-registrars-vote-yes-to-new-dns-abuse-rules

ICANN predicts flattish 2025 for domain industry
https://domainincite.com/29271-icann-predicts-flattish-2025-for-domain-industry

Fast-growing Gname buys another 150 registrars
https://domainincite.com/29269-fast-growing-gname-buys-another-150-registrars

GoDaddy service to let you block domains in over 650 TLDs
https://domainincite.com/29264-godaddy-service-to-let-you-block-domains-in-over-650-tlds

Social Media

Ask The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) where in need –
Inquiry about TDRA
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/Services/inquiry

Whois API, LLC: Xmas is not the time to relax: cybercirminals on the peack of their activities– link

Congrats to @Communications and Media Commission of Iraq on rebooting its ccTLD’s policy environment. APTLD is proud to have been a part of the efforts and many thanks to our Members of the dedicated Working Group led by Rajiv Kumar for their contribution to this milestone development for Iraq!

Season’s greetings! –picture

Check out an update on the ongoing partnership between @CentralNic Registry and CleanDNS — link

Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ: Cases of domain name misuse should be investigated by law enforcement agencies
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35348/

GoDaddy terminates its hosting services to Russian customers, allegedly with a limited effect on them — link

Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات participates in the 2023 Doha Forum — picture

Follow APTLD’s Facebook and Twits!
For all Facebook posts:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts/
and Twits: https://twitter.com/APTLDnews

ICANN

ICANN Publishes Draft Final Report of the 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry Study
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-publishes-draft-final-report-of-the-2023-africa-domain-name-industry-study-21-12-2023-en

Applications for ICANN80 Fellowship Round Extended to 29 December 2023
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/applications-for-icann80-fellowship-round-extended-to-29-december-2023-18-12-2023-en

ICANN to Hold APAC DNS Forum 2024 in Bali, Indonesia
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-to-hold-apac-dns-forum-2024-in-bali-indonesia-14-12-2023-en

ICANN Seeks Input on Draft FY25 Plans
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-seeks-input-on-draft-fy25-plans-12-12-2023-en

ICANN Seeks Input on the Draft PTI FY25 Operating Plan and Budget
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-seeks-input-on-the-draft-pti-fy25-operating-plan-and-budget-12-12-2023-en

ICANN Webinar: Framework for Public Interest and Registry Voluntary Commitments
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-webinar-framework-for-public-interest-and-registry-voluntary-commitments-11-12-2023-en

(ccNSO)
None

Current ICANN Public Consultations

(Open Proceedings)
Draft Final Report of the 2023 Africa Domain Name Industry Study
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/draft-final-report-of-the-2023-africa-domain-name-industry-study-21-12-2023

Draft ICANN FY25 Plans
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/draft-icann-fy25-plans-12-12-2023

Draft PTI FY25 Operating Plan and Budget
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/draft-pti-fy25-operating-plan-and-budget-12-12-2023

(Pending Reports)
None

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