Newsletter (17 December 2018)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD75, Dubai, UAE, 20-21 February 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (14 December 2018)

■ Reminder: APTLD Membership Satisfaction Survey 2018 Link



Members News


(.CC Verisign)
Internet Grows to 342.4 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third
Quarter of 2018
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJ
pc2lnbi5uZXdzaHEuYnVzaW5lc3N3aXJlLmNvbS9wcmVzcy1yZW
xlYXNlL2ludGVybmV0LWdyb3dzLTM0MjQtbWlsbGlvbi1kb21haW4
tbmFtZS1yZWdpc3RyYXRpb25zLXRoaXJkLXF1YXJ0ZXItMjAxOA%
3D%3D


The Verisign Domain Name Industry Brief (Q3 2018)
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/domain-names/dnib/index.xhtml

Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in November
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-november/

(.AU auDA)
From the auDA CEO: 2018 in Review
https://www.auda.org.au/news/from-the-auda-ceo-2018-in-review/

Why we all need to be aware of phishing
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/why-we-all-need-be-aware-phishing

(.NZ InternetNZ)
A safer .nz – finding solutions to abuse handling, illegal activity and free-flowing information
https://internetnz.nz/blog/safer-nz-%E2%80%93-finding-solutions-abuse-handling-illegal-activity-and-free-flowing-information

Six research projects receive a helping hand from InternetNZ
https://internetnz.nz/blog/six-research-projects-receive-helping-hand-internetnz

(.UZ UZINFOCOM)
Termination of Domain Name Registration Service as a Registrar
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1451

(.VN VNNIC)
VNNIC strengthened partnership with LANIC by holding several workshops on Internet resources management and operation
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnnic-strengthened-partnership-lanic-holding-several-workshops-internet-resources?lang=en

VNIPv6TF had working meetings with ISPs for greater IPv6 deployment in Viet Nam (13th – 14th November, 2018)
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnipv6tf-had-working-meetings-isps-greater-ipv6-deployment-viet-nam-13th-%E2%80%93-14th?lang=en

VNNIC and KISA continue to strengthen partnership (November, 2018)
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnnic-and-kisa-continue-strengthen-partnership-november-2018?lang=en

VNNIC published the Report on Viet Nam Internet Resources 2018
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnnic-published-report-viet-nam-internet-resources-2018?lang=en

(Neustar)
Neustar Media Effectiveness Study Reveals Digital Advertising Tops TV in Movie Studio Mix
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/MediaEffectivenessStudios

How Quicker Refreshes of IP Geolocation Data Improve the Customer Experience
https://www.security.neustar/blog/quicker-refreshes-ip-geolocation-improve-customer-experience?opt-out=false&_ga=2.153069113.1202181820.1545011020-1752323345.1538985587

(Netnod)
Netnod to deploy RPKI in new route server platform
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-to-deploy-rpki-in-new-route-server-platform

GPS rollover in 2019 poses risks for global time services
https://www.netnod.se/news/gps-rollover-in-2019-poses-risks-for-global-time-services-

Netnod establishes presence at Conapto in Stockholm
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-establishes-presence-at-conapto-in-stockholm

Netnod's Q4 Newsletter is out!
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod%27s-q4-newsletter-is-out%21

(.RS RNIDS)
.RS domain worth more as of 10th December
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/rs-domain-worth-more-as-10th-december

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Over 11,000 students participated in Explore the Internet & Govern It! Championship
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12744

Internet governance discussed internationally
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12748

333 domain names blocked in November
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12745

Cooperation is necessary for the further development of the internet
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12736

Leonid Levin: Russia is confidently becoming a leader of the internet industry
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12735

IDN mail tested and working
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12737

Artificial intelligence can prevent some of the threats to DNS
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12734

FAITID and Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ sign Memorandum of Cooperation
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12732

IP&IT Law wins Runet Prize

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12731



Other
ccNSO: founding, development and present functions of the ICANN Country Code Names Supporting Organization. By Patricio Poblete
https://lactld.org/en/novedades/ccnso-founding-development-and-present-functions-icann-country-code-names-supporting

How to talk about cybersecurity in your organization
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/14/how-to-talk-about-cybersecurity-in-your-organization/

Takeaways from ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2018
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/17/takeaways-from-itu-plenipotentiary-conference-2018/

Event Wrap: PacNOG 23
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/14/event-wrap-pacnog-23/

Three reasons why IPv6 is worth the effort
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/13/three-reasons-why-ipv6-is-worth-the-effort/

Event Wrap: IGF 2018
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/13/event-wrap-igf-2018/

Measuring IPv6 traffic with NodeJS and Google Analytics
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/11/measuring-ipv6-traffic-with-nodejs-and-google-analytics/

Security events foster next generation
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/10/security-events-foster-next-generation/

Event Wrap: ID-IGF
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/07/event-wrap-id-igf/

DoH — it’s DNS Jim, but not as we know it!
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/07/doh-its-dns-jim-but-not-as-we-know-it/

Event Wrap: ITU PP-18
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/06/event-wrap-itu-pp-18/

Event Wrap: PCTA IX Summit
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/05/event-wrap-pcta-ix-summit/

Multi-level MDA-Lite Paris Traceroute
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/03/multi-level-mda-lite-paris-traceroute/

Open Call for Thematic Suggestions for 2019
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2018/open-call-2019-thematic-suggestions.html

EU Policy Update – November 2018
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-november-2018.html

.pt celebrates 30 years
https://www.dns.pt/en/news/pt-celebrates-30-years/

.ORG A to Z: Showcasing the Diversity of the .ORG Domain
https://pir.org/org-a-to-z-showcasing-the-diversity-of-the-org-domain/

CENTR working group chairs and vice-chairs meet in Brussels
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-working-group-chairs-and-vice-chairs-meet-in-brussels.html

Jonathon Nevett Named CEO of Public Interest Registry
https://pir.org/technology-of-the-internet-watch-foundation-identifies-child-sex-abuse-imagery/

The Week in Internet News: Huge Data Breach at Hotel Chain
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/12/the-week-in-internet-news-huge-data-breach-at-hotel-chain/

Nominations Now Open for 2019 Public Interest Registry (PIR) Board of Directors
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/12/nominations-now-open-for-2019-public-interest-registry-pir-board-of-directors/

Bilim Bulagy: A Spring of Knowledge in Kyrgyzstan
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/12/bilim-bulagy-spring-of-knowledge-in-kyrgyzstan/

Join Us to Discuss Attack Response at Internet Scale
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/12/join-us-to-discuss-attack-response-at-internet-scale/

A New Voice Joins the Chorus: Welcome to the Colombia Chapter!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/12/a-new-voice-joins-the-chorus-welcome-to-the-colombia-chapter/

The Week in Internet News: Australia Adopts Controversial Encryption Law
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/12/the-week-in-internet-news-australia-adopts-controversial-encryption-law/

The Internet Society Names Rinalia Abdul Rahim as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Implementation
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2018/the-internet-society-names-rinalia-abdul-rahim-as-senior-vice-president-of-strategy-and-implementation/

Webinar: Can Consumers Trust Retailers’ Email? Findings from OTA’s Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/12/webinar-can-consumers-trust-retailers-email-findings-from-otas-email-marketing-unsubscribe-audit/

ITU releases 2018 global and regional ICT estimates
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR40.aspx

Access to and use of ICTs keep growing but stronger ICT skills needed to connect people everywhere
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR41.aspx

Final IGF 2018 Chair's Summary
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/6212/1417

Paris Cyber Agreement Has Grown to More Than 450 Signatories
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20181203_paris_cyber_agreement_has_
grown_to_more_than_450_signatories/


DNS Inventor Impressed With Innovative Effort Behind .LUXE TLD to
Integrate DNS With Blockchain
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20181213_dns_inventor_impressed_with
_innovative_effort_behind_dot_luxe_tld/


DENIC Wins Domains Award At eco://award 2018 With Data Escrow Service
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/12/03/denic-wins-domains-award-eco-award-data-escrow-service/

Europeans Anywhere Able To Register .EU Domains From 2019
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/12/09/europeans-anywhere-able-to-register-eu-domains-from-2019/

Repurposed ccTLDs Showing Higher Levels of Phishing: APWG
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/12/14/repurposed-cctlds-phishing-apwg/

.DK Introducing Domain Name Transfer Fee
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/12/13/dk-domain-name-transfer-fee/

Exclusive gang of 10 to work on making ICANN the Whois gatekeeper
http://domainincite.com/23751-exclusive-gang-of-10-to-work-on-making-icann-the-whois-gatekeeper

Governments blast ICANN over Amazon gTLDs
http://domainincite.com/23744-governments-blast-icann-over-amazon-gtlds

No .web until 2021 after Afilias files ICANN appeal
http://domainincite.com/23721-no-web-until-2021-after-afilias-files-icann-appeal

ICANN attendance soars but “females” stay away
http://domainincite.com/23715-icann-attendance-soars-but-females-stay-away

Amazon countries fighting back against .amazon gTLD

http://domainincite.com/23712-amazon-countries-fighting-back-against-amazon-gtld


ICANN


Technical Study Group on Access to Non-Public Registration Data Begins Work
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-12-14-en

NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN65 Is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-12-10-en

IANA Functions Customer Survey Results Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-12-06-en

Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level - Supplemental Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-12-05-en

ICANN’s Report on the Five Years of the LAC Strategy Highlight Increased Regional Engagement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-12-04-en

ICANN Opportunities to Participate: Reviews
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-12-04-en

(ccNSO)
ccNSO Activity Summary November 2018
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-nov18-en.htm

ccNSO Council Minutes, 24 October

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-24oct18-en.pdf



Current ICANN Public Consultations

Supplemental Initial Report on the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process (Overarching Issues & Work Tracks 1-4)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-subsequent-procedures-supp-initial-2018-10-30-en

Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/epdp-gtld-registration-data-specs-initial-2018-11-21-en

Policy Status Report: Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/irtp-status-2018-11-14-en

Application for New Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) Dispute-Resolution Service Provider
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/udrp-provider-2018-11-16-en

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 4 (MSR-4) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-4-2018-11-26-en

Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level - Supplemental Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/geo-names-wt5-initial-2018-12-05-en