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APTLD Newsletter (22 January 2024)

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APTLD Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD85 Members Meeting, Goa India, 19-22 February, 2024
 Meeting Website         ¶ Online Registration         ¶ Agenda(19 January)
■ APTLD has launched its annual membership satisfaction survey. These surveys are aimed at assessing whether these key objectives are being met, how members feel about the services they receive, and the areas that can be improved. It is your opportunity to provide feedback to APTLD as well as any suggestions for improvement.
For Ordinary Members: https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90660492/Member-Satisfaction-Survey-2023
For Associate Members: https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90660818/Member-Satisfaction-Survey-2023-Associate-Members

Members News

(.AE TDRA)
The UAE Chairs the 52nd Meeting of the Arab ICT Permanent Committee in Abu Dhabi
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2024/the-uae-chairs-the-52nd-meeting-of-the-arab-ict-permanent-committee-in-abu-dhabi

(.AU auDA)
.au membership: what to expect in 2024
https://www.auda.org.au/blog/au-membership-what-expect-2024-1

(.LK .LK Domain Registry)
Building Your Brand: Why Your Domain Matters
https://www.domains.lk/news-events/building-your-brand-why-your-domain-matters/

Summary of Joomla Training Programs Conducted in December 2023
https://blog.domains.lk/2024/01/summary-of-joomla-training-programs.html

Building Your Brand: Why Your Domain Matters
https://blog.domains.lk/2024/01/building-your-brand-why-your-domain.html

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age
https://blog.domains.lk/2024/01/entrepreneurship-in-digital-age_10.html

Why Your Domain Matters
https://blog.domains.lk/2024/01/why-your-domain-matters.html

(.SG SGNIC)
Invitation To Tender (ITT) for the provision of a Cybersecurity Code of Practice (CCoP) for Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) Audit
https://www.sgnic.sg/announcements/sgnic-news/announcement-details/2024/01/12/sgnic-t-24001-invitation-to-tender-(itt)-for-the-provision-of-a-cybersecurity-code-of-practice-(ccop)-for-critical-information-infrastructure-(cii)-audit

(.TW TWNIC)
Taiwan Network Information Center 2024 Lunar New Year Holidays Closure Notice
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2024/01/15/29736/

(.VU TRBR)
2024 Community Telecommunications Grant (CTG)
https://www.trbr.vu/en/opportunities/ctg/2024/918-2024-community-telecommunications-grant-ctg

(.DE DENIC)
Monthly Report 12/2023 – Executive Summary
https://blog.denic.de/en/monthly-report-12-2023-executive-summary/

(iQ Global)
A discussion with Prudence Malinki – AI in policy making, trademark abuse and public vs. proprietary uses of the technology.
https://iq.global/news/a-discussion-with-prudence-malinki

(it.com)
2023 Review of Domain Sales and Acquisitions and 2024 Predictions with Tess Diaz
https://get.it.com/blog/2023-review-of-domain-sales-and-acquisitions-and-2024-predictions-with-tess-diaz/

2024 Domain Name Trends
https://get.it.com/blog/2024-domain-name-trends/

(.ME  DoMEn)
The Design Makeover: Transforming Your Digital Presence
https://domain.me/the-design-makeover-transforming-your-digital-presence/

Inspire, Create, Captivate: A Designer’s Guide to the New Year on .ME
https://domain.me/inspire-create-captivate-a-designers-guide-to-the-new-year-on-me/

(.MX Registry .MX)
How to use your social networks to generate leads
https://www.dominios.mx/how-to-use-your-social-networks-to-generate-leads/

Meta Ads for beginners
https://www.dominios.mx/meta-ads-for-beginners/

(.RU Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Proactive Approach Helps Fight Against Phishing
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35506/

“Study the Internet”: New Products for 2024
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35492/

IP&IT LAW–2024 Submission Round Ends on February 1
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35488/

IGF 2023: How to Build the Internet We Want?
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35475/

Second Part of “Getting Online” Educational Project Completed
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35459/

(WhoisXML API)
December 2023: Domain Activity Highlights
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/december-2023-domain-activity-highlights

Global Domain Activity Report Q4 2023
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/white-papers/global-domain-activity-report-q4-2023

Investigating the UNC2975 Malvertising Campaign Infrastructure
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/investigating-the-unc2975-malvertising-campaign-infrastructure

Kimsuky: DNS Intel Gathering
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/kimsuky-dns-intel-gathering

Others

CENTR Jamboree 2024 – call for proposals
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-jamboree-2024-call-for-proposals.html

The LLM misinformation problem I was not expecting
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/19/the-llm-misinformation-problem-i-was-not-expecting/

RPKI’s 2023 year in review: Growth, governments, and innovation
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/18/rpkis-2023-year-in-review-growth-governments-and-innovation/

IP addresses through 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/17/ip-addresses-through-2023/

Exploring Telekom Malaysia’s RPKI deployment
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/16/exploring-telekom-malaysias-rpki-deployment/

Beyond borders: A recap of Afghanistan’s School on Internet Governance 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/15/beyond-borders-a-recap-of-afghanistans-school-on-internet-governance-2023/

How to be a better network service provider peer
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/12/how-to-be-a-better-network-service-provider-peer/

HTTP/2 Rapid Reset: Deconstructing the record-breaking attack
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/11/http-2-rapid-reset-deconstructing-the-record-breaking-attack/

[Podcast] IPv6 fragmentation and the DNS
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/11/podcast-ipv6-fragmentation-and-the-dns/

BGP in 2023 — BGP updates
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/10/bgp-in-2023-bgp-updates/

Event Wrap: CNIRC 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/10/event-wrap-cnirc-2023/

Event Wrap: AINTEC 2023
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/10/event-wrap-aintec-2023/

Event Wrap: bdNOG 17
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/10/event-wrap-bdnog-17/

Measuring BGP in 2023 — Have we reached peak IPv4?
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/09/measuring-bgp-in-2023-have-we-reached-peak-ipv4/

Nominations to the APNIC EC now open
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/08/nominations-to-the-apnic-ec-now-open-5/

Three of the best: Security
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/01/08/three-of-the-best-security-4/

Statement on 2023 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2024/statement-on-2023-jonathan-b-postel-service-award/

Generative AI risks: How can chief legal officers tackle them?
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/01/generative-ai-risks-how-can-chief-legal-officers-tackle-them/

Digital offers a ray of hope in tough global times
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/01/digital-offers-a-ray-of-hope-in-tough-global-times/

In Memoriam: Dave Mills (1938-2024)
https://circleid.com/posts/20240119-in-memoriam-dave-mills-1938-2024

ICANN Launches $10 Million Grant Program to Boost Global Internet Growth
https://circleid.com/posts/20240109-icann-launches-10-million-grant-program-to-boost-global-internet-growth

Wi-Fi Alliance Has Officially Confirmed Wi-Fi 7 Standard; Certification Now Underway for New Devices
https://circleid.com/posts/20240108-wi-fi-alliance-has-officially-confirmed-wi-fi-7-standard

Social Media

It is great to see a director-elect’s commtiment to engaging with Members: here is Mr. Sami Ali from .BH (2nd on the right) who, while in India on other business,  has seized an opportunity to drop by National Internet Exchange of India’s HQ in New  Delhi to meet with the team that will shortly host #APTLD85. Building bridges with, reaching out to, and catching up with, that’s what a Board Director has on its agenda, apart from many other things! picture

As for us, we will be equally thrilled to welcome CleanDNS to Goa!—
CleanDNS is a thrilled to be sponsor for next month’s #APTLD85 in Goa, India. Meet with our team and learn how CleanDNS offers an affordable, actionable, streamlined solution to abuse management and online harm mitigation. We look forward to connecting with you at #APTLD85! Contact our team at hello@cleandns.email or visit cleandns.com/start-your-trial to join us in cleaning up the Internet for good. — picture

Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات participates in a major industry meeting of Arab states—
The State of Qatar, represented by Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and #CRAQatar participated in the 52nd meeting of the Permanent Arab Committee for ICT. The meeting was held in the United Arab Emirates from January 15 to 16, 2024.-picture

Complying with new ICANN’s requirements to Contracted Parties? Easy if you partner with the CleanDNS!—
Last month ICANN announced the approval of new abuse obligations for contracted parties in order to mitigate DNS abuse. Read the official announcement below and contact CleanDNS to learn about our actionable, affordable, streamlined abuse management and online harm mitigation solution. Join us in Cleaning Up the Internet for Good!-  picture

The state of the industry from it.com‘s CEO – link

it.com contributes to a major domain gathering—
The 2024 Member Meeting of Internet Commerce Association is making its grand return to Las Vegas.
This is a fantastic learning opportunity and networking with key members of the Domain Industry.
Tess Diaz and Joe Alagna are going to represent it.com – picture

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE APTLD BOARD DIRECTORS!
We are pleased to announce that in the wake of the recent election cycle the following candidates will fill the 4 Board seats and take office at the 2024 AGM on 21 Feb 2024.
They are (in the alphabetic order of ccTLD):
(.BH) Mr. Sami Mohamed Ali (new to the Board)
(.JP) Ms. Yuri Takamatsu (2nd consecutive term on the Board)
(.NZ) Ms. Isobel Egerton (2nd consecutive term on the Board)
(.VN) Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy (2nd consecutive term on the Board)
We look forward to welcoming Director-elects at #APTLD85 in Goa soon!

CleanDNS is a headliner at an important international gathering:–
CleanDNS Director of Governmental Engagement & Internet Abuse Mitigation, Chris lewis-evans is speaking at Europol Industry and Research Days next week in The Hague, Netherlands. CleanDNS’s session on Emerging Technologies on Wednesday, January 17 will cover CleanDNS’s actionable, affordable, approach to abuse management and online harm mitigation for law enforcement agencies, governments, infrastructure providers, and more, and supporting law enforcement’s important role in disrupting harm caused online. Be sure to connect with Chris for any questions about CleanDNS’s mission of cleaning up the Internet for good.

The future in now……—
New research on the metaverse, AI for accessibility, and much more in this latest issue of our ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies https://www.itu.int/…/itu-journal-shares-new-research…/

Happy 20th anniversary of Netnod‘s operation as an anycast service provider!— link

CleanDNS: transparency in every move—
CleanDNS offers aggressive pricing and a comprehensive solution to abuse mitigation and compliance requirements, all for a flexible price unique to your needs.
Check out our transparent pricing page at CleanDNS.com/pricing and let CleanDNS manage your abuse requirements and online harms. Join us in Cleaning up the Internet for Good!

Check out the latest update from CleanDNS and CentralNic– link

Whois API, LLC builds a new alliance, leverages new intelligence instruments—
Newly registered domain data is now readily accessible on the Snowflake Data Marketplace!
WhoisXML API and Snowflake teamed up to bring you the Newly Registered Domains Feed (Community Edition), an exclusive listing providing free access to up to 10,000 newly registered domains daily with 30 days of history access.
This critical intelligence source can empower you to block suspicious domains, enhance domain-filtering policies, and help ensure your security measures are always up-to-date.
Get started NOW: https://app.snowflake.com/…/whoisxml-api-newly…

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 NCAP Discussion Group Seeks Input on NCAP Study 2 Report
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-ncap-discussion-group-seeks-input-on-ncap-study-2-report-19-01-2024-en

Calling for NextGen@ICANN Applications for ICANN80
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/calling-for-nextgenicann-applications-for-icann80-11-01-2024-en

ICANN Webinars to Provide First RDRS Metrics Report Findings and Gather Feedback
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-webinars-to-provide-first-rdrs-metrics-report-findings-and-gather-feedback-09-01-2024-en

ICANN Launches the Continuous Improvement Program Community Coordination Group
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-launches-the-continuous-improvement-program-community-coordination-group-08-01-2024-en

(ccNSO)
Apply Now for ccNSO Travel Funding for ICANN80
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-17jan24-en.htm

Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO Meetings Programme Committee (MPC) welcomes additional members
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-16jan24-en.htm

Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO Internet Governance Liaison Committee (IGLC) welcomes additional members
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-16jan24-en.htm

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

Draft NCAP Study 2 Report and Responses to Questions Regarding Name Collisions
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/ncap-study-2-draft-report-01-19-2024

(Pending Reports)
None

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