Newsletter (18 December 2017)
Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD73 & 2018 AGM, Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-23 February 2018

Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (7 Dec 2017)

■ APTLD73 Fellows Selected  ¶ View


Members News


(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Q3 2017 DDoS Trends Report: 29 Percent of Attacks Employed Five or More Attack Types
https://blog.verisign.com/security/q3-2017-ddos-trends-report-29-percent-of-attacks-employed-five-or-more-attack-types/

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Mapping Digital Divides in New Zealand
https://internetnz.nz/blog/mapping-digital-divides-new-zealand

Net Neutrality failure in the U.S. risks hurting all internet users
https://internetnz.nz/blog/net-neutrality-failure-us-risks-hurting-all-internet-users

(Netnod)
New architecture implemented at Netnod IX Stockholm
https://www.netnod.se/news/new-architecture-implemented-at-netnod-ix-stockholm

Netnod and IIS launch project to define and measure Internet connectivity option
https://www.netnod.se/internetaccess

Netnod's Q4 Newsletter is out! #Merry Christmas
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod%27s-q4-newsletter-is-out%21-%23merry-christmas

(Neustar)
Neustar Launches Next Generation DDoS Defense Network: SiteProtect NG
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2017/SiteProtectNG

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Andrei Vorobyev: Russia's operators do not pay enough attention to DNS-peering
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12021

A third-grader from Moscow wins the Explore the Internet & Govern It! championship

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12023


Others

Introducing three new members of the APNIC Foundation Board
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/04/introducing-three-new-members-apnic-foundation-board/

Event Wrap: GCCS 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/06/event-wrap-gccs-2017/

Increasing RPKI at a national level
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/07/increasing-rpki-national-level/

ThaiNOG taking a slow and measured approach
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/08/thainog-taking-slow-
measured-approach/


Committing to engagement pays off for region
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/11/committing-engagement-
pays-off-region/


Event Wrap: CommuniCast 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/14/event-wrap-communicast
-2017/


The Honeynet Project Workshop 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2017/12/15/honeynet-project-workshop-
2017/


Standardisation in domain name analysis
https://www.centr.org/news/news/standardisation-in-domain-
name-analysis.html


CENTR holds its 37th Technical Workshop in Dublin
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-holds-its-37th-technical
-workshop-in-dublin.html


Remembering David Vyorst
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2017/
remembering-david-vyorst/


Net Neutrality and the FCC’s December 14 Vote
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2017/12/net-neutrality-
fccs-december-14-vote/


Building a World Free of Barriers: Vashkar Bhattacharjee’s Story
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2017/12/building-world-
free-barriers-vashkar-bhattacharjees-story/


Reflections from the Global Commission on the Stability of
Cyberspace
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2017/12/reflections-
global-commission-stability-cyberspace/


The Internet Is at a Crossroads: We Have a Choice to Make
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2017/12/the-internet-is
-at-a-crossroads/


Transition to 5G featured topic at ITU Regional
Radiocommunication Seminar for Asia Pacific
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR67.aspx

FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules in a 3-to-2 Vote
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20171214_fcc_repeals_net
_neutrality_rules_in_3_to_2_vote/


Cyberattack Causes Operational Disruption to Critical Infrastructure Using New Malware TRITON
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20171214_triton_cyberattack_
causes_disruption_to_critical_infrastructure/


Neustar Moves From .BIZ To .NEUSTAR In Boost to New gTLDs
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/05/neustar-moves-
biz-to-neustar-gtlds/


Congo’s Government Cancels Contract For Their .CD Registry
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/15/congos-government-cancels-contract-cd-registry/

Sri Lankan Community Preparing for a Multilingual Internet Using Local Scripts
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/16/sri-lanka-multilingual-internet-local-scripts/

ICANN Discusses Future of the Internet in Sri Lanka
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/16/icann-discusses-future-of-the-internet-in-sri-lanka/

NameJet Offers First-Of-Its-Kind Emoji Domain Name Auction
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/16/namejet-first-emoji-domain-name-auction/

SGNIC Offering Premium .SG Domain Names for a Limited Period
http://www.domainpulse.com/2017/12/16/sgnic-premium-sg-domain-names-limited-period/

2017 Domain Name Year in Review
https://brandsight.com/posts/2017-domain-name-year-in-review/

China's Xi says country will not close door to global internet
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-cyber/chinas-xi-says-country-will-not-close-door-to-global-internet-idUKKBN1DX01S

One Belt, One Road: China heralds 'Digital Silk Road'; foresees internet-era power shift soon
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-05/china-presents-foundations-of-digital-silk-road-at-internet-meet/9223710

Open Whois must die, Europe privacy chiefs tell ICANN
http://domainincite.com/22358-open-whois-must-die-europe-privacy-chiefs-tell-icann

Net neutrality: 'father of internet' joins tech leaders in condemning repeal plan
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/dec/11/net-neutrality-vint-cerf-tim-berners-lee-fcc-letter

ICANN: tell us how you will break Whois rules
http://domainincite.com/22370-icann-tell-us-how-you-will-break-whois-rules

CentralNic now owns .sk after $30m deal closes

http://domainincite.com/22376-centralnic-now-owns-sk-after-30m-deal-closes


ICANN


Reminder: Register for 7 December Q&A on the Latest Quarterly Stakeholder Update
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-12-05-en

Webinar: Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review New Sections of Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-07-en

.WED Placed in Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) Program
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-08-en

Registration Open for ICANN Academy 2018 Leadership Program
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-11-en

Nomination Period Opens For ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award | Award Targeted for ICANN62 | Nominations Close 19 March 2018
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-12-11-en

ICANN Organization Publishes Reports on the Review of the Community Priority Evaluation Process
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-13-en

ICANN Publishes Updated gTLD Marketplace Health Index
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-14-en

ICANN Publishes Report of Public Comments on PTI and Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Draft FY19 Plans
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2017-12-14-en

Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2017-12-14-en

Kim Davies Appointed VP, IANA Functions and President, PTI
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2017-12-15-en

(ccNSO)
ccNSO Activity Summary November 2017
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-nov17-en.htm

Update & Next Steps: ccNSO Council Election FY2018
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-04dec17-en.htm

Update & Next Steps: Board seat 12 Nomination Procedure
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-2-04dec17-en.htm

ccNSO Council Minutes, 1 November
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-meeting-01nov17-en.pdf

.MU Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-08dec17-en.htm

The ccNSO Council Nominates Nigel Roberts to fill ICANN Board Seat number 12
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-2-08dec17-en.htm

.GU Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-15dec17-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Enhancing Accountability - Recommendations for Diversity
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/accountability-diversity-2017-10-26-en

Recommendations to Improve ICANN's Office of Ombudsman (IOO)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ioo-recs-2017-11-10-en

Recommendations to Improve ICANN Staff Accountability
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/accountability-recs-2017-11-13-en

Recommendations on ICANN Jurisdiction
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/recommendations-on-icann-jurisdiction-2017-11-14-en

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team – New Sections to Draft Report of Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cct-recs-2017-11-27-en

Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reviews-standards-2017-10-17-en

Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-changes-meetings-strategy-2017-12-14-en