Newsletter (14 January 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD75, Dubai, UAE, 20-21 February 2019

   ¶ Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (11 January 2018)



Members News


(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2l
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Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in December
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-december/

(.HK HKIRC)
"Best .hk Website Awards 2019" Call for Entries
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=536

(.NZ InternetNZ)
The Internet is dead
https://internetnz.nz/blog/internet-dead

Domain Name Commission Limited Board Meeting - 28 November 2018
https://www.dnc.org.nz/index.php/the-commission/news/1777

(.QA Qatar Domain Registry, CRA)
H.E. Minister of Transport and Communications Approves the Amendment of the Network Rollout and Coverage Obligations
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/he-minister-transport-and-communications-approves-amendment-network-rollout-and-coverage

(.UZ UZINFOCOM)
.UZ - Outcomes of 2018
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1453

(Neustar)
Neustar Completes Acquisition of Leading Caller Authentication and
Fraud Solution Provider TRUSTID
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019
/NeustarCompletesAcquisitionofLeadingCallerAuthenticationand
FraudSolutionProviderTRUSTID


(Netnod)
Netnod is hiring a junior account manager
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-is-hiring-a-junior-account-manager

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
The CC’s staff wishes you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12780



Others
Three of the best: How to
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/02/three-of-the-best-how-to-2018/

Three of the best: Development
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/04/three-of-the-best-development-2/

Three of the best: Cybersecurity
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/07/three-of-the-best-cybersecurity-2/

IPv6 in China
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/03/ipv6-in-china/

Nominations to the APNIC EC now open
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/07/nominations-to-the-apnic-ec-now-open/

Be careful where you point to: the dangers of stale DNS records
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/09/be-careful-where-you-point-to-the-dangers-of-stale-dns-records/

Busy end to 2018 Internet governance calendar
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/10/busy-end-to-2018-internet-governance-calendar/

Incorporating OCSP Must-Staple into certificates
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/14/incorporating-ocsp-must-staple-into-certificates/

NAT64Check Version 2 is launched!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/nat64check-version-2-is-launched/

The Week in Internet News: India Pushes for Sites to Remove ‘Unlawful’ Content, Break Encryption
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/the-week-in-internet-news-india-pushes-for-sites-to-remove-unlawful-content-break-encryption/

The Week in Internet News: Massachusetts Town Says ‘No Thank You’ to Broadband Network
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/the-week-in-internet-news-massachusetts-town-says-no-thank-you-to-broadband-network/

Investing in Indigenous Connectivity Is an Investment in Our Future Online
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/investing-in-indigenous-connectivity-is-an-investment-in-our-future-online/

Get IoT Smart: Homework for Many Indonesians
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/get-iot-smart-homework-for-many-indonesians/

Inputs Wanted: IGF 2018 Stock-taking & Looking Ahead to 2019
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-community-public-consultation-taking-stock-of-the-2018-work-programme-and-13th-igf-and

More Global Sporting Bodies Sign On With .SPORT
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/03/more-global-sporting-bodies-sign-on-with-sport/

EURid on 2018 In Review, The Year Ahead, GDPR and Future of Domain Names
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/05/eurid-on-2018-in-review-the-year-ahead-gdpr-and-future-of-domain-names/

Q&A With DOTZON’s Katrin Ohlmer on Year in Review, 2019, GDPR and Future of Domain Names
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/10/25/cybersecurity-fake-news-concerns-internet-governance-forum/

NIC Chile Launches Registrars Programme for .CL
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/09/nic-chile-registrars-programme-cl/

Afilias’ Roland LaPlante Reviews 2018 and Looks to 2019, Successes and Challenges, GDPR, New gTLDs and Fears for the Open Internet
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/10/afilias-roland-laplante-reviews-2018-2019-successes-challenges-gdpr-new-gtlds-fears-open-internet/

DotBERLIN’s Dirk Krischenowski On How ICANN Should Spend New gTLD Auction Revenue, GDPR and Domain Name Challenges
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/11/dotberlin-dirk-krischenowski-icann-new-gtld-gdpr/

DENIC 2018 Successes Include Becoming Escrow Agent and ID4me, But Decline in Domain Registrations and Increased Government Regulation Loom as 2019 Challenges
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/13/denic-2018-successes-include-becoming-escrow-agent-and-id4me-but-decline-in-domain-registrations-and-increased-government-regulation-loom-as-2019-challenges/

The most-read stories of 2018
http://domainincite.com/23780-the-most-read-stories-of-2018

Radix now has China approval for whole TLD stable
http://domainincite.com/23787-radix-now-has-china-approval-for-whole-tld-stable

UK tells .eu registrants to lawyer up as no-deal Brexit looms
http://domainincite.com/23791-uk-tells-eu-registrants-to-lawyer-up-as-no-deal-brexit-looms

Dark horse NameSilo doubles size in 2018
http://domainincite.com/23795-dark-horse-namesilo-doubles-size-in-2018

NamesCon names con speakers
http://domainincite.com/23800-namescon-names-con-speakers

“Please send women!” ICANN board urges

http://domainincite.com/23803-please-send-women-icann-board-urges


ICANN


SSAC2 Review: Final Report Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-07-en

Amendment to the IANA Naming Functions Contract, Annex A

https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-01-07-en



Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

Proposed Changes to The Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) Charter
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rrsg-charter-2018-12-18-en

ICANN Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy20-budget-2018-12-17-en

Updated Operating Standards for Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reviews-standards-2018-12-17-en

ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021 – 2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/strategic-plan-2018-12-20-en

First Consultation on a 2-Year Planning Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-year-planning-2018-12-21-en