Newsletter (24 September 2018)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD75, Dubai, UAE, 20-21 February 2019
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■ Registrations dashboard updated View (Ordinary Members Only)


Members News


(.AU auDA)
auDA registry operator, Afilias Australia, wins Guinness World Records title
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-registry-operator-afilias-australia-wins-guinness-world-records-title/

From the CMWG: Why We Encourage Members to Vote FOR the Proposals at the EGM
https://www.auda.org.au/news/from-the-cmwg-why-we-encourage-members-to-vote-for-the-proposals-at-the-egm/

Reminder: Extraordinary General Meeting - 27 September 2018
https://www.auda.org.au/news/reminder-extraordinary-general-meeting-27-september-2018/

Why Your Business Needs A Website Not Just a Facebook Page?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/why-your-business-needs-website-not-just-facebook-page

What Should You Do With Your Domain Name If You Close Your Business?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/what-should-you-do-your-domain-name-if-you-close-your-business

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Domain Name Commission wins first step in lawsuit against US company
https://internetnz.nz/news/domain-name-commission-wins-first-step-lawsuit-against-us-company

Celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in the .nz domain name space
https://internetnz.nz/blog/celebrating-te-wiki-o-te-reo-m%C4%81ori-nz-domain-name-space

NetHui, NZ’s favourite Internet gathering hits the regions
https://internetnz.nz/news/nethui-nz%E2%80%99s-favourite-internet-gathering-hits-regions

(.UZ UZINFOCOM)
The anniversary of APTLD Summit will be held in Tashkent
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1442

(.WF AFNIC)
JCSA18: More details on the 2018 edition of the Afnic Scientific Council Day
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11154/show/jcsa18-more-details-on-the-2018-edition-of-the-afnic-scientific-council-day.html

SME Trade Fare : Free evaluation of your online presence and win a personalized
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11175/show/sme-trade-fare-free-evaluation-of-your-online-presence-and-win-a-personalized-support.html

(Afilias)
Afilias Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title: Largest Migration of an Internet Top-Level Domain in a Single Transition
https://afilias.info/news/2018/09/18/afilias-sets-guinness-world-records%E2%84%A2-title-largest-migration-internet-top-level-doma

(Neustar)
Neustar and the ANA Name Finalists for the 2018 Genius Awards in Advanced Marketing Analytics
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/GeniusAwardFinalists2018

Neustar Launches New Outbound Dialing Solution to Transform Contact Center Operations
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/OutboundDialing

Neustar expands its cyber-defence mitigation network to Sydney
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/SydneyNode

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ publishes new edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12571

TLDCON 2018 offers networking platform for registrars and registries
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12567

Blocking does not solve illicit content problem
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12566

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ outlines priorities for 2019-2021 at TLDCON 2018

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12565


Others

2018 National Internet Segments’ Reliability report
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/21/2018-national-internet-segments-reliability-report/

Satellite still a necessity for many Pacific Islands
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/18/satellite-still-a-necessity-for-many-pacific-islands/

Merci beaucoup Nouméa!
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/13/merci-beaucoup-noumea/

Nouméa hosts a data-driven FIRST TC
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/13/noumea-hosts-a-data-driven-first-tc/

Announcing the APAC ICT Women Mailing List
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/12/announcing-the-apac-ict-women-mailing-list/

Infographic: 2018 Member Services Highlights
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/12/infographic-2018-member-services-highlights/

ISIF Asia 2018 Grants and Awards winners
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/12/isif-asia-2018-grants-and-awards-winners/

Whois: role vs person objects
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/12/whois-role-vs-person-objects/

2018 APNIC Survey results now available
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/11/2018-apnic-survey-results-now-available/

Bienvenue à APNIC 46!
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/11/bienvenue-a-apnic-46/

NCSeries: Observatory takes digital pulse of New Caledonia
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/11/ncseries-observatory-takes-digital-pulse-of-new-caledonia/

NCSeries: Nurturing growth of the Internet in New Caledonia
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/10/ncseries-nurturing-growth-of-the-internet-in-new-caledonia/

NCSeries: Observatory takes digital pulse of New Caledonia
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/09/11/ncseries-observatory-takes-digital-pulse-of-new-caledonia/

CENTR Board member Danko Jevtović selected as ICANN Board member
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-board-member-danko-jevtovic-selected-as-icann-board-member.html

EU Policy Update - Summer 2018
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-summer-2018.html

How CENTR saved the DNS (or at least tried to)
https://www.centr.org/news/news/how-centr-saved-the-dns-or-at-least-tried-to.html

What’s Ahead at the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/whats-ahead-at-the-2018-plenipotentiary-conference/

The Second Annual Global People’s Summit: Imagine a World with Equal Opportunities
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/the-second-annual-global-peoples-summit-imagine-a-world-with-equal-opportunities/

New Case Study: The Impact of a Community Network on Improving Education in Pakistan
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/new-case-study-the-impact-of-a-community-network-on-improving-education-in-pakistan/

Make It Equal: Celebrating Women Who Are Making a Difference
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/make-it-equal-celebrating-women-making-difference/

Third Summit on Community Networks in Africa a Success
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/third-summit-on-community-networks-in-africa/

The Week in Internet News: Facebook to Fact-Check Videos and Photos
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/the-week-in-internet-news-facebook-to-fact-check-videos-and-photos/

From Idea to Action: Beyond the Net Selects 15 Amazing Chapter Projects!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/from-idea-to-action-beyond-the-net-selects-15-amazing-chapter-projects/

Celebrating One Year With Our New Website
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/celebrating-one-year-with-our-new-website/

Indigenous Access: “We Haven’t Reached Our Full Potential”
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/we-havent-reached-our-full-potential/

The Week in Internet News: ‘Five Eyes’ Demand Access to Encrypted Information
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/09/the-week-in-internet-news-five-eyes-demand-access-to-encrypted-information/

Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development advances efforts to connect the world’s nearly four billion “other half”
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR28.aspx

EQUALS in Tech Awards winners announced
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR30.aspx

Tech innovations for social impact awarded at ITU Telecom World 2018+
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR26.aspx

ITU Telecom World 2018 shines spotlight on innovation for smarter digital development
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR27.aspx

More and more governments now benchmark broadband status in their national plans, says new global report
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR25.aspx

New publication by ITU and partners aims at assisting countries to develop national cybersecurity strategies
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-CM24.aspx

IGF 2018: 'Internet of Trust' - See the Schedule
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6785/1342

IGF Host Country Website on Travel, Visas & More
http://igf2018.fr/

For the First Time in Recent Internet History a Subsea Cable Across
South Atlantic Activated
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180919_for_the_first_time_a_subsea
_cable_across_south_atlantic_activated/


Microsoft Cancels Plans to Move Its Internal Wireless Network to IPv6-Only
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180918_microsoft_cancels_plans_to_
move_its_wireless_network_to_ipv6_only/


"Seven Dirty Words" Restriction Policy Lifted from .US Domain Name
Registrations
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180913_seven_dirty_words_restriction
_policy_lifted_from_dot_us_domain/


New Zealand's Domain Name Commission Wins Injunction in a Lawsuit
Against DomainTools
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180912_nz_domain_name_commission
_wins_injunction_against_domaintools/


Basketball Australia Switches Its Official Website to New Top-Level
Domain .Basketball
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180912_basketball_australia_switches
_its_official_website_to_new_tld/


Frequency of DDoS Attacks Risen by 40% While Duration of Attacks Decrease
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180912_frequency_of_ddos_attacks_risen
_by_40_percent/


EU Authorities to Give Internet Companies 1 Hour to Take Down Extremist
Content or Face Hefty Fines
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180912_eu_gives_internet_companies_1
_hour_to_take_down_extremist_conten/


PIR, the .ORG Domain Registry, Announces Radical Change to Marketing Scheme
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180911_pir_dot_org_registry_announces_
radical_change_to_marketing/


PIR: Worldwide Philanthropic Giving Trends from Largest Online Survey of Individual Donors
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/09/18/pir-worldwide-philanthropic-giving-trends/

German Courts Rebuff ICANN For Fourth Time Over WHOIS/GDPR Data Collection
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/09/18/german-courts-rebuff-icann-whois-gdpr/

Use of “7 Dirty Words” Now Allowed in .US
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/09/14/use-of-7-dirty-words-now-allowed-in-us/

Has GDPR Contributed To Spam Decline? 2 Organisations Say It’s Too Early To Tell
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/09/12/gdpr-spam-decline-too-early/

KSK vote was NOT unanimous
http://domainincite.com/23449-ksk-vote-was-not-unanimous

ICANN turns 20 today (or maybe not)
http://domainincite.com/23436-icann-turns-20-today-or-maybe-not

Van der Laan to leave ICANN board
http://domainincite.com/23434-van-der-laan-to-leave-icann-board

Set buttocks to clench! ICANN approves risky KSK rollover
http://domainincite.com/23429-set-buttocks-to-clench-icann-approves-risky-ksk-rollover

Mediators hired as Whois reformers butt heads

http://domainincite.com/23410-mediators-hired-as-whois-reformers-butt-heads


ICANN


Webinar: Proposed Updates to Draft Operating Standards
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-09-19-en

German Appellate Court Rules on ICANN Request to Preserve WHOIS Data
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-09-17-en

ICANN 2018 Nominating Committee Announces Updated Selections
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-09-16-en

Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 26 September 2018
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-09-13-en

Request for Proposal: DNSSEC KSK Management Tools
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-09-12-en

(ccNSO)
Call for Nominations to the ccNSO Council
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-11sep18-en

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Call 20 September

https://ccnso.icann.org/sites/default/files/field-attached/agenda-draft-council-20sep18-en.pdf



Current ICANN Public Consultations

Modification of Domains Protected Marks List Service
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/dpml-modification-2018-08-15-en

Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/gtld-subsequent-procedures-initial-2018-07-03-en

Next Steps On Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reviews-next-steps-2018-09-05-en

Proposals for Devanagari, Gurmukhi, and Gujarati Scripts' Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/devanagari-gurmukhi-gujarati-scripts-lgr-2018-07-27-en

Proposals for Kannada, Oriya and Telugu Scripts' Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/kannada-oriya-telugu-lgr-2018-08-08-en

Proposed gTLD-Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) Profile
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-rdap-profile-2018-08-31-en

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-whois2-review-2018-09-04-en