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APTLD Newsletter (1 April 2024)

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APTLD Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD86 Members Meeting, Da Nang Vietnam, 17-20 September, 2024
 Meeting Website         ¶ Online Registration         ¶ Agenda(29 March)

Members News

(.AU auDA)
.au direct – two years and counting
https://www.auda.org.au/web/blog/au-direct-two-years-and-counting

What we learnt at ICANN79
https://www.auda.org.au/web/blog/what-we-learnt-icann79

auDA Director departure
https://www.auda.org.au/statement/auda-director-departure

(.IN NIXI)
Extension of bid submission (Last Date and Time) for the SSL /CA Tender till April 10th 2024, 15:00 Hrs
https://nixi.in/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/corr-3.pdf

(.JP JPRS)
Basics of “RFC 1591” on TLD Delegation Principles Marked 30 Years
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2024/240326.html

(.QA CRA)
CRA Organizes an Awareness Workshop to Mark World Consumer Rights Day
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-organizes-an-awareness-workshop-to-mark-world-consumer-rights-day

(.TW TWNIC)
APrIGF 2024 Call for Session Proposals
https://blog.twnic.tw/en/2024/03/25/29943/

(.DE DENIC)
New Perspectives and New Possibilities: A Breath of Fresh Air in DENIC’s DNS Team
https://blog.denic.de/en/new-perspectives-and-new-possibilities-a-breath-of-fresh-air-in-denics-dns-team/

(it.com)
Industry News Digest: March 2024
https://get.it.com/blog/industry-news-digest-march-2024/

it.com Domains and IWA at CloudFest 2024
https://get.it.com/blog/it-com-domains-at-cloudfest-2024/

it.com Domains at NDDCamp Alsace 2024 in Strasbourg
https://get.it.com/blog/it-com-domains-at-nddcamp-alsace-2024-in-strasbourg/

(.ME  DoMEn)
24.ME – Taking Charge of Life With a Smart Personal Assistant
https://domain.me/24-me-taking-charge-of-life-with-a-smart-personal-assistant/

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Leadership: Essential Skills for Navigating the Journey to Success
https://domain.me/the-entrepreneurs-guide-to-leadership-essential-skills-for-navigating-the-journey-to-success/

(.MX Registry.MX)
The best online selling websites
https://www.dominios.mx/the-best-online-selling-websites/

8 Steps to create a successful E-commerce business
https://www.dominios.mx/8-steps-to-create-a-successful-e-commerce-business/

(.RU Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
Coordination Center holds roundtable at RANS conference
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35882/

Winners of IP&IT LAW 2024 internet law competition announced
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35875/

Domain Patrol project presented at CIS Member States International Economic Forum
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35868/

Mourning together with the entire country
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35865/

Internet safety lessons in Volgograd
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35862/

HostObzor forum to take place in Moscow
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/35857/

(WhoisXML API)
Demonstrating NIST CSF 2.0 Compliance with Cyber Intelligence
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/demonstrating-nist-csf-2-0-compliance-with-cyber-intelligence

The Key to Effective External Asset Discovery
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/the-key-to-effective-external-asset-discovery

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

Uncovering Suspicious Download Pages Linked to App Installer Abuse
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/uncovering-suspicious-download-pages-linked-to-app-installer-abuse

Checking Out the DNS for More Signs of ResumeLooters
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/checking-out-the-dns-for-more-signs-of-resumelooters

Others

30 years of RFC 1591: Time to reflect on the policy gaps for ccTLDs
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/30-years-of-rfc-1591-time-to-reflect-on-the-policy-gaps-for-cctlds.html

ICANN79: Milestones achieved and expectations raised
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/icann79-milestones-achieved-and-expectations-raised.html

DNS topics at IETF 119
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/29/dns-topics-at-ietf-119/

Event Wrap: IPv6, IXP, Data centre — Policy and Regulation International Trends Forum, Mongolia
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/28/event-wrap-ipv6-ixp-data-centre-policy-and-regulation-international-trends-forum-mongolia/

Automated assurance on a path to becoming practical
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/27/automated-assurance-on-a-path-to-becoming-practical/

When it’s not DNS, it’s probably NTP
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/26/when-its-not-dns-its-probably-ntp/

Delay Tolerant Networking performance
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/25/delay-tolerant-networking-performance/

Empowering tomorrow — technical capacity building for Internet development
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/22/empowering-tomorrow-technical-capacity-building-for-internet-development/

[Podcast] DNS-OARC’s many faces
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/21/podcast-dns-oarcs-many-faces/

As the balance of security controls shifts, where does responsibility rest?
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/20/as-the-balance-of-security-controls-shifts-where-does-responsibility-rest/

The Internet landscape of South Korea and KRNOG update
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/19/the-internet-landscape-of-south-korea-and-krnog-update/

The end of the (IPv4) world is not nigh… yet
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/03/18/the-end-of-the-ipv4-world-is-not-nigh-yet/

Electronic waste rising five times faster than documented e-waste recycling: UN
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR-2024-03-20-e-waste-recycling.aspx

PIR’s Diaz to leave domain industry
https://domainincite.com/29700-pirs-diaz-to-leave-domain-industry

Some registrars have already quit ICANN’s Whois experiment
https://domainincite.com/29697-some-registrars-have-already-quit-icanns-whois-experiment

ICANN opens $217 million Grant Program
https://domainincite.com/29692-icann-opens-217-million-grant-program

Internet could get one-letter gTLDs (but there’s a catch)
https://domainincite.com/29689-internet-could-get-one-letter-gtlds-but-theres-a-catch

.ai registry fights deadbeats with tweaked auction rules
https://domainincite.com/29687-ai-registry-fights-deadbeats-with-tweaked-auction-rules

Amazon and Google among .internal TLD ban backers
https://domainincite.com/29685-amazon-and-google-among-internal-tld-ban-backers

.ai registry advises buyers not to use GoDaddy
https://domainincite.com/29678-ai-registry-advises-buyers-not-to-use-godaddy

.post liberalizes with new sunrise period
https://domainincite.com/29676-post-liberalizes-with-new-sunrise-period

Team Internet spends $41 million on content farm
https://domainincite.com/29674-team-internet-spends-41-million-on-content-farm

Epik backtracks on Kiwi Farms claim after legal threat
https://domainincite.com/29672-epik-backtracks-on-kiwi-farms-claim-after-legal-threat

.austin names launch on blockchain
https://domainincite.com/29670-austin-names-launch-on-blockchain

Freenom shuts down 12.6 million domains — report
https://domainincite.com/29668-freenom-shuts-down-12-6-million-domains-report

GoDaddy’s next .xxx contract may not be a done deal
https://domainincite.com/29664-godaddys-next-xxx-contract-may-not-be-a-done-deal

Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2025 & 2026 Local Host
https://ap.rigf.asia/hosting-aprigf/

APrIGF 2024 Call for Session Proposals
https://ap.rigf.asia/news/2024/aprigf-2024-call-for-session-proposals/

Beyond ASCII: The Vital Role of Email Address Internationalization in a Connected World
https://www.dot.asia/beyond-ascii-the-vital-role-of-email-address-internationalization-in-a-connected-world/

IGF 2024 Remote Hubs: Open
https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/igf-2024-remote-hubs-open

Apply for a Booth
https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/apply-for-a-booth

Call for Session Proposals Open!
https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/call-for-session-proposals-open

ITU Journal shares research on next-gen performance, energy efficiency, and security
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/03/itu-journal-shares-research-on-next-gen-performance-energy-efficiency-and-security/

Better data needed to green the digital transformation
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/03/better-data-needed-to-green-the-digital-transformation/

Earth observation at the frontline of climate action
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/03/earth-observation-at-the-frontline-of-climate-action/

Connect with ITU standards experts at OFC
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/03/connect-with-itu-standards-experts-at-ofc/

Will brain-machine interfaces transform neurology?
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/03/will-brain-machine-interfaces-transform-neurology/

Social Media

iQ.global‘s NameBlock is now integrated with CoCCA (Council of Country Code Administrators). The CoCCA registry software is used to manage 57 ccTLDs. The integration enables member ccTLDs to offer #AbuseShield and #BrandLock with zero development, via our ever-growing list of resellers. ccTLD managers attending ourare encouraged to attend their onboarding sessions!

Cleaning up the Internet before the average marathon runners cross the finish line? That’s CleanDNS! –
leaning up the Internet before the average marathon runners cross the finish line? That’s CleanDNS. This phishing domain impersonating a financial institution and requesting user credentials was reported to CleanDNS less than 2 hours after its registration. Within the hour, CleanDNS analysts took action on the domain for mitigation.
Registration time: 12:41pm ET
Report time: 2:28pm ET
Mitigation time: 3:32pm ET

Memorable highlights of TRA Bahrain Annual Ghabga – video

Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات is keen to encourage fair competition in the telecom market and improve consumers’ experience.—
#CRAQatar is keen to encourage fair competition in the telecom market and improve consumers’ experience. picture

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA)participated in the works of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG) for 2024 at the ITU HQ in Geneva.

Somwhere on a wall in Blegrade, Serbia, there surely are words, “Dusan Stojicevic was here for the UA Day” !
Yesterday our Marketing Director Dusan Stojicevic participated in UA Day in Belgrade. We would like to express our apreciation to organisers РНИДС for fantastic event. Internet experts from different parts of the world came together to discuss the critical topic of Universal Acceptance. Dusan also hold a very interesting session and we are thankful to everyone for active participation and interesting discutions.
To learn more about the key discussions and outcomes from yesterday’s UA Day 2024, please visit: https://www.rnids.rs/новости/ua-day-2024-одржан-у-београду-пут-ка-дигитално-инклузивном-интернету?

Yagona integrator Uzinfocom strengthens bonds with academia—
Representatives from Muhammad al-Xorazmiy nomidagi Toshkent axborot texnologiyalari universiteti conducted a working visit to UZINFOCOM with the primary objective of studying our company’s activities and personnel policies to enhance educational programs aimed at training innovative specialists meeting market demands.
Throughout the meeting, University representatives were briefed on UZINFOCOM’s flagship projects, human resource strategies, career opportunities for young professionals, and discussed matters concerning internships and student employment.
To conclude the visit, the guests were given a comprehensive tour of our office to observe the operational workflows across different departments and experience our corporate culture firsthand.

Happening now at the UA Day 2024: a case studies on the use of UA panel features several APTLD Members – picture

Happening now in Belgrade, Serbia: the 2024 UA Day has just kicked off. Co-sponsored by ICANN and hosted by Регистар националног Интернет домена Србије – РНИДС , the event got together local and intwrnational experts, including the Serbian Ministry of ICT and Sally Costerton, ICANN’s interim CEO, among others. Opened by Dejan Djikic, RNIDS CEO, the global event boasts a number of remote participants from overseas. APTLD is proud to be a part of the UA Day 2024! –picture

Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات stands for the Earth Day –
#EarthHour is a global initiative organized by the Worldwide Fund for Nature. Join this initiative by turning off your lights and non-essential electrical appliances today from 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

National Internet Exchange of India: discussing UA on the Universal Acceptance Day –
Don’t miss the highly anticipated panel discussion about Government Initiatives and perspective towards #UniversalAcceptance .Esteemed panelists from #Bhashini, #ONDC, #NIC etc. will share insights on the importance of UA and its implementation strategies. Don’t Miss!

CleanDNS+@CentralNic Registry= the definitive read on Understanding, Reporting, Disrupting and Mitigating Phishing Attacks –
Read the final installment of our article series with CentralNic Registry: Understanding, Reporting, Disrupting and Mitigating Phishing Attacks
We have truly appreciated the opportunity to spread awareness of industry-relevant topics throughout this partnership series with CentralNic Registry, and spark discussions of the future of online harm mitigation and DNS abuse management. Thank you to the team at CentralNic Registry for their collaboration throughout this endeavor!

Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات: seating stakeholders at round table to discuss business—
#CRAQatar held a workshop that brought together telecom, satellite, and digital media Service Providers and academia. The Network Neutrality Guidelines that CRA is preparing to issue and their positive impact on internet users and telecom and digital media sectors were discussed.

That was a great program for the TRBR Vanuatu‘s Consumer-Rights Day! – picture

….. and a quantum leap in creativity from CleanDNS. Because cleaning DNS for goos us not a boring thing—
Our playlist for what to do when you encounter a phishing website, malicious domain, or another type of online harm 
Think of another song or two we should add? Let us know below – picture

Follow APTLD’s Facebook and Twits!
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and Twits: https://twitter.com/APTLDnews

ICANN

Participate in ICANN’s Asia Pacific DNS Forum 2024 in Bali, Indonesia
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/participate-in-icanns-asia-pacific-dns-forum-2024-in-bali-indonesia-27-03-2024-en

ICANN Seeks Input on Proposed Design for the New Registry System Testing Service
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-seeks-input-on-proposed-design-for-the-new-registry-system-testing-service-26-03-2024-en

ICANN80 Community Childcare Grants Program Now Accepting Applications
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann80-community-childcare-grants-program-now-accepting-applications-25-03-2024-en

ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN80 Participants
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-announces-nextgenicann80-participants-22-03-2024-en

ICANN81 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann81-fellowship-application-round-now-open-19-03-2024-en

ICANN Seeks Input on the Proposed Renewal of the .XXX Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-seeks-input-on-the-proposed-renewal-of-the-xxx-registry-agreement-18-03-2024-en

(ccNSO)
Notice of vote: proposed ccPDP4-IDN ccTLD policy
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-22mar24-en.htm

Heads up ccNSO members: It is almost time to vote!
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-21mar24-en.htm

Join the ccPDP4 Webinar on 26 March to learn more about the policy and upcoming voting process
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-21mar24-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

(Open Proceedings)
Review of the Draft Applicant Support Program (ASP) Handbook – New gTLD Program
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/review-of-the-draft-applicant-support-program-asp-handbook-new-gtld-program-12-02-2024

String Similarity Review Guidelines
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/string-similarity-review-guidelines-07-02-2024

Proposed Bylaws Updates to Limit Access to Accountability Mechanisms
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/proposed-bylaws-updates-to-limit-access-to-accountability-mechanisms-27-02-2024

Review of the Draft Registry Service Provider (RSP) Handbook – New gTLD Program
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/review-of-the-draft-registry-service-provider-rsp-handbook-new-gtld-program-13-03-2024

Proposed Renewal of the Registry Agreement for the .XXX top-level domain (TLD)
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/proposed-renewal-of-the-registry-agreement-for-the-xxx-top-level-domain-tld-18-03-2024

Review of the Registry System Testing 2.0 Test Specifications and API
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/review-of-the-registry-system-testing-20-test-specifications-and-api-26-03-2024

(Pending Reports)
Proposed Language for Draft Sections of the Next Round Applicant Guidebook
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/proposed-language-for-draft-sections-of-the-next-round-applicant-guidebook-01-02-2024

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

Proposed Top-Level Domain String for Private Use
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/proposed-top-level-domain-string-for-private-use-24-01-2024

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