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APTLD Newletter (27 May 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(24 May)

APTLD News
Call For Expressions of Interest for The Position of General Manager

Members News

(.AE TDRA)
TDRA Celebrates The Conclusion of the UAE Hackathon 2024 “Today’s Challenges, Tomorrow’s Solutions”
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2024/the-conclusion-of-the-uae-hackathon-2024

TDRA Launches The UAE Design System 2.0 for Federal Government Websites
https://tdra.gov.ae/en/media/press-release/2024/tdra-launches-the-uae-design-system-2-for-federal-government-websites

(.AU auDA)
Applications open for auDA CEO position
https://www.auda.org.au/statement/applications-open-auda-ceo-position

Digital Lives of Australians 2024: value of the internet up – but cyber security concerns holding Aussies back
https://www.auda.org.au/statement/digital-lives-australians-2024-value-internet-cyber-security-concerns-holding-aussies

Stepping into the future: get to know auDA’s 2044 scenarios
https://www.auda.org.au/web/blog/stepping-future-get-know-audas-2044-scenarios

(.HK HKIRC)
2024 Annual General Meeting of Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited
https://www.hkirc.hk/en/news-insights/press-release/2024_agm/

(.JP JPRS)
JPRS issued a statement on Global Digital Compact First Revision jointly with world technical community coalition
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2024/240524.html

(.LK LK Domain Registry)
BestWeb.LK 2024 Unveils New and Exciting Opportunities!
https://blog.domains.lk/2024/05/bestweblk-2024-unveils-new-and-exciting.html

BestWeb.LK 2024 Registration Deadline Extended!
https://blog.domains.lk/2024/05/bestweblk-2024-registration-deadline.html

LK Domain Registry Hosts Successful Workshop
https://blog.domains.lk/2024/05/lk-domain-registry-hosts-successful.html

(.NZ internetNZ)
Examining Internet Fragmentation at ICANN79
https://internetnz.nz/news-and-articles/examining-internet-fragmentation-at-icann79/

(.QA CRA)
CRA Publishes a Public Consultation on the Class License for Short Range Devices
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-a-public-consultation-on-the-class-license-for-short-range-devices

Qatar, Romania Sign MoU for Cooperation in the Field of Electronic Communications
https://www.cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/qatar-romania-sign-mou-for-cooperation-in-the-field-of-electronic-communications

(.SA SaudiNIC)
With Registration Growth of 40%.. CST Published the Saudi Domain Report 2024
https://nic.sa/en/news/saudi-domain-name-report-2023

(.SB OurTelekom)
NRH Labour Ward Receives Donations From Our Telekom To Mark International Womens Day 2024
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/nrh-labour-ward-receives-donations-from-our-telekom-to-mark-international-womens-day-2024/

(.SG SGNIC)
SGNIC-T-24003: Invitation To Tender for The Provision Of Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) And Singapore Public Online Directory Services
https://www.sgnic.sg/announcements/sgnic-news/announcement-details/2024/05/23/sgnic-t-24003-invitation-to-tender-for-the-provision-of-service-metadata-publisher-(smp)-and-singapore-public-online-directory-services

(.UZ UZINFOCOM)
UZINFOCOM at the Seamless Middle East 2024 exhibition in Dubai
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1539

The .UZ domain administration has joined the APTLD DNS Next Generation Working Group for Next-Generation Internet Research
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1538

(.AM  ISOC.AM)
The principles of global digital cooperation will undergo review at WSIS+20
https://www.isoc.am/the-principles-of-global-digital-cooperation-will-undergo-review-at-wsis-20/

(.DE DENIC)
Final Spurt for the New ISO Standard: The Clock is Ticking for the Migration to ISO 27001:2022
https://blog.denic.de/en/final-spurt-for-the-new-iso-standard-the-clock-is-ticking-for-the-migration-to-iso-27001-2022/

Current Happenings in the Internet Governance Context in April 2024
https://blog.denic.de/en/current-happenings-in-the-internet-governance-context-in-april-2024/

(it.com)
3 Google I/O 2024 Highlights for Entrepreneurs
https://get.it.com/blog/3-google-i-o-2024-highlights-for-entrepreneurs/

Website Builder vs Web Designer: How to Choose
https://get.it.com/blog/website-builder-vs-web-designer-how-to-choose/

(.ME  DoMEn)
Leveraging Thinking Machines: 7 Ways AI is Revolutionizing Startups
https://domain.me/leveraging-thinking-machines-7-ways-ai-is-revolutionizing-startups/

(.MX Registry.MX)
Maximizing Your Impact: Strategies for Effective Time Management
https://domain.me/maximizing-your-impact-strategies-for-effective-time-management/

Meet Frank Gruber: A CEO Devoted to Empowering Startups
https://domain.me/meet-frank-gruber-a-ceo-devoted-to-empowering-startups/

(.RU Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ)
“Smart World by the Hands of Children”: Summer Conference for Students
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/36344/

“Students-Linguists Play Important Role in Shaping Cultural Context of Internet”
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/36342/

RIF in the City 2024 starts on May 27
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/36335/

Language as Preserving Means of Nations Cultural Code
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/36334/

Crash Course About Internet Architecture
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/36329/

We Invite You to “Modern Information Technologies in Education” Conference
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/36328/

(WhoisXML API)
The Real Dangers NSFW Websites Pose, It’s Not Just about Productivity
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/the-real-dangers-nsfw-websites-pose-its-not-just-about-productivity

Our Full Premium DNS Database Peaks at 116 Billion Records in Q2 2024
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/our-full-premium-dns-database-peaks-at-116b-records-in-q2-2024

It’s Time to Upgrade: Is Your Security Solution Ready for PCI DSS v4.0?
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/its-time-to-upgrade-is-your-security-solution-ready-for-pci-dss-v4-0

Preparing for the End of Third-Party Cookies
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/blog/preparing-for-the-end-of-third-party-cookies

A DNS Deep Dive into Web Hosting Service Provider AWT
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/a-dns-deep-dive-into-web-hosting-service-provider-awt

A DNS Investigation of the Phobos Ransomware 8Base Attack
https://main.whoisxmlapi.com/threat-reports/a-dns-investigation-of-the-phobos-ransomware-8base-attack

Others

Internet Governance Revamped? Global Digital Compact and NETmundial+10
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/internet-governance-revamped-global-digital-compact-and-netmundial-10.html

Is regulated BGP security coming?
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/23/is-regulated-bgp-security-coming/

Working towards a coordinated RPKI system
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/22/working-towards-a-coordinated-rpki-system/

Future-proofing the EPP protocol: RESTful EPP
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/21/future-proofing-the-epp-protocol-restful-epp/

Verify MANRS compliance automatically with ROSE-T
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/20/verify-manrs-compliance-automatically-with-rose-t/

Event Wrap: SANOG 41 / INNOG 7
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/20/event-wrap-sanog-41-innog-7/

A transport protocol’s view of Starlink
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/17/a-transport-protocols-view-of-starlink/

Event Wrap: ARIN 53
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/16/event-wrap-arin-53/

[Podcast] Measuring RPKI and BGP with Oregon RouteViews
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/16/podcast-measuring-rpki-and-bgp-with-oregon-routeviews/

The benefits of assigning more than a /48 per site
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/15/the-benefits-of-assigning-more-than-a-48-per-site/

Event Wrap: 5th ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum and 41st TWNIC OPM
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/14/event-wrap-5th-icann-apac-twnic-engagement-forum-and-41st-twnic-opm/

Collaboratively increasing the DDoS resilience of digital societies through anti-DDoS Coalitions
https://blog.apnic.net/2024/05/14/collaboratively-increasing-the-ddos-resilience-of-digital-societies-through-anti-ddos-coalitions/

ITU’s WSIS+20 Forum High-Level Event, AI Governance Day and AI for Good Global Summit 2024
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/MA-2024-05-24-coverage-planning-note.aspx

Press conference on mind-controlled machines at ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit 2024
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/MA-2024-05-22-BMI-press-conference.aspx

ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit hosts talks on AI governance
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR-2024-05-16-AI-governance-day.aspx

Detecting deepfakes: Generative AI uptake casts doubt on multimedia content
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/05/detecting-deepfakes-generative-ai-uptake-casts-doubt-on-multimedia-content/

Beyond WRC-23: Paving the way for enhanced connectivity in Africa
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/05/beyond-wrc-23-paving-the-way-for-enhanced-connectivity-in-africa/

#WTISD: Celebrating digital innovation for sustainable development
https://www.itu.int/hub/2024/05/wtisd-celebrating-digital-innovation-for-sustainable-development/

Join us at WSIS!
https://www.intgovforum.org/en/search?search_api_fulltext=&type=news_item

Unexplained Glitch Disrupts Root-Server, Raises Security Concerns
https://circleid.com/posts/20240523-unexplained-glitch-disrupts-root-server-raises-security-concerns

Researchers Expose Privacy Risks in Apple and Starlink’s Geo-Location Data, Uncovering Military and Civilian Tracking
https://circleid.com/posts/20240521-researchers-expose-privacy-risks-in-apple-and-starlinks-geo-location-data

Social Media

CleanDNS. Now in Copenhagen.—
Our team is attending the CENTR Jamboree in Copenhagen, Denmark next week.  Connect with our team during the working sessions to discuss CleanDNS’s streamlined approach to DNS abuse management, secure online harm mitigation, and abuse disruption.
29-31 May | Copenhagen, Denmark

https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/05/dns-glitch-that-threatened-internet-stability-fixed-cause-remains-unclear/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR1o-gCkCkR1XvKew7wf7cVdxPV-46TAGIhrdN3vCuXPd6nY_UmliExjusg_aem_AZ1k_cZRAdj7OU4oAQlvkVPnN3V2YPZZzREfXgfIy4MQKK5Al8ZY6ikbS3066ww-bswJL94N5DJ687ht82SYG4oi

Yet another provider of IP addresses has been encouraged by National Internet Exchange of India to enter the playground—
NIXI welcomes new ISP member Lukestar Infotainment Private Limited from Goa. Book your pool of IP addresses today from www.irinn.in!

it.comViva.com!—
Our guests make these days even more special!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at #VivaTech and left their mark on the global tech community! —picture

How do Aussis live their digital lives? Well, AUDA – .au Domain Administration has an answer—picture
Yesterday, in partnership with ACCAN and the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia, we hosted a roundtable to launch the auDA Digital Lives of Australians 2024 report.
Keith McGowan from SEC Newgate presented on key findings and we heard from Rosemary Sinclair, Tanya Karliychuk and Matthew Addison. We were also joined by stakeholders from government, industry, civil society and academia. Together, we had a rich discussion about the research and how we can use it to support improvements for Australian consumers and small businesses online.
Thank you to everyone who attended. We look forward to sharing more with you in coming weeks. You can read the report here: https://www.auda.org.au/…/digital-lives-australians-2024

Communications Regulatory Authority – هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات strengthens bonds with Southern European nations—
Eng Ahmad Abdulla AlMuslemani President of #CRAQatar met HE PM of Romania, Marcel Ciolacu in the presence of HE Osama bin Yousef Al-Qaradawi, Ambassador of #Qatar to Romania. This meeting took place during the Qatari delegation’s visit and the signing of MoU between two countries.

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA): the UAE Hackathon highlights– video

Are you a baseball fan or play it? Never mind, either way CleanDNS is MUCH faster in removing malicious staff than an aspirin and far more straight in that than a regular bean (no worries, with the Clean DNS team around,you will soon master the baseball slang:)—
Mitigating a phishing domain faster than the average professional baseball game? That’s CleanDNS.
This phishing domain impersonating a financial institution and requesting user credentials was reported to CleanDNS less than 3 hours after its initial registration. Within the hour, CleanDNS analysts took action on the domain for mitigation and prevented further victimization.
Registration time: 2:01pm EST
Report time: 4:14pm EST
Mitigation time: 4:20pm EST

LK Domain Registry signs a new MoU, keen to give another boost to local businesses’ presence online—
Industrial Development Board (IDB) Chairman Dr. Saranga Alahapperuma and Prof Gihan Dias Domain Registrar and CEO of LK Domain Registry signed an MOU today, May 21, 2024 in Moratuwa.
This partnership aims to boost Sri Lanka’s economy by supporting small and medium entrepreneurs with essential technological training and digitalization efforts. The agreement also focuses on closing the technology gap in the industrial sector and emphasizes collaboration with relevant institutions to achieve these goals through DigiGo.LK project.
Together, we are paving the way for a brighter, tech-driven future for Sri Lanka!

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) shares very special moments from the recent Hackathon– video

Public Interest Registry: Net Beacon is not just a facelift of its predecessor—
The NetBeacon Institute, formerly DNS Abuse Institute, is now live! Check out their new website at www.netbeacon.org/

A fresh dotNews issue from @InternetNZ is out now—
Our dotNews May edition is here!
We share updates on how recent Government announcements affect our SOSMP work, community expressions are now open for our upcoming NetHui 2024 event and more on our AGM.
https://internetnz-5404382.hs-sites.com/internetnz-nethui…

An interactive awareness session on Cyber Security for LK Domain Registry Resellers was held 10th May 2024. This session was led by Sampath Hennayake, Manager IT Operation and Harsha Saparamadu, Information Security Officer, LK Domain Registry. — picture

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) participates in the Leaders’ Summit– picture

Yagona integrator Uzinfocom contribues to a flagship nationwide marketing fourm in Uzbekistan– video

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

ICANN

ICANN80 Schedule Now Available
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann80-schedule-now-available-23-05-2024-en

Root Zone DNSSEC Algorithm Rollover Study Issues Final Report
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/root-zone-dnssec-algorithm-rollover-study-issues-final-report-23-05-2024-en

Call for Volunteers: Pilot Holistic Review
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/call-for-volunteers-pilot-holistic-review-23-05-2024-en

Call for Expressions of Interest: ICANN 2025 NomCom Chair and Chair-Elect
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/call-for-expressions-of-interest-icann-2025-nomcom-chair-and-chair-elect-20-05-2024-en

NextGen@ICANN Application Deadline for ICANN81 Extended
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/nextgenicann-application-deadline-for-icann81-extended-20-05-2024-en

ICANN Seeks Volunteers for the PPSAI Implementation Review Team
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-seeks-volunteers-for-the-ppsai-implementation-review-team-20-05-2024-en

ICANN Seeks Input on GNSO Policy Status Report
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-seeks-input-on-gnso-policy-status-report-17-05-2024-en

ICANN Publishes Fiscal Year 2024 Third Quarter Management Financial Results
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann-publishes-fiscal-year-2024-third-quarter-management-financial-results-15-05-2024-en

ICANN80 Prep Week Schedule Now Available
https://www.icann.org/en/announcements/details/icann80-prep-week-schedule-now-available-13-05-2024-en

(ccNSO)
Join the ccNSO webinar for newcomers on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 | noon UTC
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-22may24-en.htm

Current ICANN Public Consultations

(Open Proceedings)
Policy Status Report: GNSO Policy & Implementation Working Group Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/policy-status-report-gnso-policy-implementation-working-group-recommendations-16-05-2024

(Pending Reports)
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 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

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

Phase 2 Initial Report of the EPDP on Internationalized Domain Names
https://www.icann.org/en/public-comment/proceeding/phase-2-initial-report-of-the-epdp-on-internationalized-domain-names-11-04-2024

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