Newsletter (17 June 2019)
Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (14 June 2019)
■ APTLD Working Papers Series NO.1: Re-delegation of .VU - An Experience from the Southern Pacific View (Ordinary Members Only)


Facebook Posts:
• C'mon join the ride on the Marrakech express: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzB5eRu6HOk
The ICANN65-Marrakech schedule website is now published: https://65.schedule.icann.org/
• The Gransy s.r.o. team has just contributed to a DNS event in Luanda, Angola. Link
• “Don’t say it’s a fine morning or I’ll shoot ya.” -- India’s largest registrar goes insolvent, gets suspended
• Thank you, NITPAA, for referrring to APTLD in your recent newsletter for May 2019 (http://nitpaa.org.af/nitpaa-monthly/). We are always happy to provide our humble assistance to our colleagues and friends in Afghanistan.
• .TW : a phenomenal growth, peculiar pricing policies, uncertain prospects: http://domainincite.com/
• An important step towards universal terminology and metrix for ccTLDs:https://rrdg.centr.org/proj…/standards/registration-metrics/
• An interesting case of an utmost transparency with the court of law touching on a very controversial practice and .NZ making an effort to protect customers'' rights: New Zealand’s ccTLD Taking on DomainTools in Court – Video
• Change of the Boss of all bosses at AFNIC: Afnic’s Board of Trustees has elected its new President
• Well done, LANIC: https://www.icann.org/en/resources/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion
If Don Hollander is reading it now, his eyes are wet from joy and pride. APTLD, too, wipes a couple of tears, as we-just a little bit-contributed to this milestone achievement. Oh, and our warmest congrats to the. EU team and our dear friend Giovanni Seppia. Bravissimo, maestro!

For all the posts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts/




Members News


(.AU auDA)
Have Your Say: DNSSEC Policy and Practice Statement
https://www.auda.org.au/news/dnssec-policy-and-practice-statement/

Registrant Review Panel Decision 20191737
https://www.auda.org.au/news/registrant-review-panel-decision-20191737/

How to transfer your .au domain name
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-transfer-your-au-domain-name

Direct registration is coming to .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/direct-registration-coming-au

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net Registrations in May 2019
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-may-2019/

(.KZ KazNIC)
Caution, fraudulent mailing for payment
https://www.nic.kz/

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Making the Internet a better place, one conference at a time
https://internetnz.nz/blog/making-internet-better-place-one-conference-time

DNC newsletter May 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1850

Current Vacancies
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/vacancies

(.MO MONIC)
Improvement of the WHOIS Function
https://www.monic.mo/html/notice/2019/improvement_whois_
function_0612_eng.html


(.OM TRA)
Announcement : Launching the new advanced feature Frequency Management Automated System
https://tra.gov.om/en/news-5/1784-announcement-launching-the-new-
advanced-frequency-management-automated-system


(.WF Afnic)
Afnic’s Board of Trustees has elected its new President
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11510/show/afnic-s-board-of-trustees-has-elected-its-new-president.html

Election of a new representative of the International College to Afnic's Board of Trustees
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11512/show/election-of-a-new-representative-of-the-international-college-to-afnic-s-board-of-trustees-1.html

Afnic reveals the results of its study of the world's domain name market in 2018
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11490/show/afnic-reveals-the-results-of-its-study-of-the-world-s-domain-name-market-in-2018-1.html

Afnic enhances and simplifies the handling of identity theft complaints
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11480/show/afnic-enhances-and-simplifies-the-handling-of-identity-theft-complaints.html

Afnic at the Lyon Trade Fair for Entrepreneurs
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11478/show/afnic-at-the-lyon-trade-fair-for-entrepreneurs.html

(.ME DoMEn)
Make Room for Some More Spark.Me 2019 Awesomeness – Day Two Recap Is Here!
https://domain.me/sparkme-2019-day-two/

Use YouCanBook.ME to Provide Your Customers a Seamless Booking Experience
https://domain.me/youcanbook-seamless-booking-experience/

The Story of Jay Shetty and Wisdom Going Viral
https://domain.me/jay-shetty-wisdom-going-viral/

(Netnod)
Netnod comments on Ministry of Finance study on EU consumer protection regulation
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-comments-on-ministry-of-finance-
study-on-eu-consumer-protection-regulation


(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Only 37% of Russians know how to resist cyber fraudsters
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21022

Modern cybersecurity threats discussed at ENOG 16
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21016

Summer assignment for professionals and beginners
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=13080

The trailer for the film Internet for Everyone featured at SPIC 2019

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=13081



Others


Event Wrap: ICANN APAC-TWNIC Engagement Forum

https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/05/event-wrap-icann-apac-twnic-engagement-forum/

IPv6 in 2019: Where to from here?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/05/ipv6-in-2019-where-to-from-here/

100% by 2025: China getting serious about IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/06/100-by-2025-china-getting-serious-about-ipv6/

Nominations now open for 2019 NRO NC Election
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/06/nominations-now-open-for-2019-nro-nc-election/

Increased capacity and deployment is shifting perspective about IPv6 in China
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/06/increased-capacity-and-deployment-is-shifting-perspective-about-ipv6-in-china/

Large European routing leak sends traffic through China Telecom
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/07/large-european-routing-leak-sends-traffic-through-china-telecom/

Happy Birthday BGP
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/10/happy-birthday-bgp/

Moving control to the endpoints: Motivations, challenges, and the path forward
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/11/moving-control-to-the-endpoints-motivations-challenges-and-the-path-forward/

Register now for Network Monitoring and Packet Analysis workshop in Brisbane
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/12/register-now-for-network-monitoring-and-packet-analysis-workshop-in-brisbane/

Network protocols and their use: BGP and DNSSEC
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/12/network-protocols-and-their-use-bgp-and-dnssec/

Network protocols and their use: Deployment considerations
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/13/network-protocols-and-their-use-deployment-considerations/

Network protocols and their use: Security and privacy
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/17/network-protocols-and-their-use-security-and-privacy/

Preparations in full swing for first Mongolia NOG meeting
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/12/preparations-in-full-swing-for-first-mongolia-nog-meeting/

Cybersecurity training series builds skills and regional cooperation
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/06/13/cybersecurity-training-series-builds-skills-and-regional-cooperation/

CENTR publishes the fifth article in its 20th Anniversary publication series
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-the-fifth-article-in-its-20th-anniversary-publication-series.html

CENTR's Marketing Working Group elects a new co-chair
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-s-marketing-working-group-elects-a-new-co-chair.html

EU Policy Update - May 2019
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-may-2019.html

Global E-waste Statistics Partnership launches globalewaste.org to help address global e-waste challenge
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA09.aspx

3rd AI for Good Global Summit gives rise to ‘AI Commons’
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR10.aspx

Vanuatu to welcome ITU’s Global Symposium for Regulators
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA10.aspx

The Week in Internet News: Germany Considers Banning Encryption on Chat Apps
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/06/the-week-in-internet-news-germany-considers-banning-encryption-on-chat-apps/

Want to Make a Difference in Your Community? Apply for a Beyond the Net Medium or Large Grant
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/06/make-a-difference-in-your-community-apply-for-a-beyond-the-net-grant/

On the 7th World IPv6 Launchiversary, How About Listening to a Podcast About IPv6?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/06/on-the-7th-world-ipv6-launchiversary-how-about-listening-to-a-podcast-about-ipv6/

Turn the Internet Back On in Sudan, and Keep It On
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2019/turn-the-internet-back-on-in-sudan-and-keep-it-on/

Hong Kong Chapter: Why Aren’t There More Women in Tech?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/06/hong-kong-chapter-why-arent-there-more-women-in-tech/

The Week in Internet News: Better Broadband Boosts Employment
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/06/the-week-in-internet-news-better-broadband-boosts-employment/

Americans Deserve Better User Privacy
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/06/americans-deserve-better-user-privacy/

IGF 2019 Selected Workshops
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-workshop-selection-results

IGF Received Workshop Proposals, Open Forums, Day 0 Events, DC Sessions, NRIs Sessions & IGF Village
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/

A New Project Called Handshake Wants to Decentralize DNS, Says It's Unlike Previous Attempts
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190606_a_new_project_called_
handshake_wants_to_decentralize_dns/


Domestic Internet of Russia, Iran Far Deeper Kind of Fragmentation, More Physical Than Seen Before
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190606_domestic_intenet_by_iran_
russia_far_deeper_fragmentation/


Google Reported to Be Pushing Trump Administration for Exemption on Huawei Ban, Citing Security Risk
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190607_google_pushing_trump_
administration_for_exemption_of_huawei_ban/


Meeker Report: Global Internet User Growth Slowing Down
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190611_meeker_report_global_
internet_user_growth_slowing_down/


Greece Announces Plans to Install Free Public Wi-Fi Nationwide
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190614_greece_plans_to_install_free_
public_wi_fi_nationwide/


Notorious Hacker Group XENOTIME Expands Its Targeting Beyond Oil and Gas to Electric Utility Sector
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190615_hacker_group_xenotime_
expands_its_targeting_beyond_oil_and_gas/


ccTLDs Account For Two-Thirds Of All European Domains While At Least Half New gTLDs Loss Making: Afnic Report
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/06/07/cctlds-two-thirds-european-domains-half-new-gtlds-loss-making-afnic/

ICANN To Hold Domain Name Industry Stakeholder Training Before NamesCon in Portugal
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/05/11/sedo-drops-minimum-fee-and-lowers-minimum-bid-for-rest-of-2019/

Pre-ICANN65 Policy Report Now Available
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/06/13/pre-icann65-policy-report-now-available/

Uniregistry Domain Name Sales Up 50% to $50.1m in 3 Years
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/06/12/uniregistry-domain-name-sales-up-50-to-50-1m-in-3-years/

Confusing The Similarity Of Trademark Law In Domain Name Disputes
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/06/14/confusing-the-similarity-of-trademark-law-in-domain-name-disputes/

Participate in ICANN65 GNSO Policy Webinar and Morning Briefing on 17 June
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/06/16/participate-in-icann65-gnso-policy-webinar-and-morning-briefing-on-17-june/

New gTLD registry is latest billion-dollar unicorn
http://domainincite.com/24392-new-gtld-registry-is-latest-billion-dollar-unicorn

.wang cut off with Chinese red tape
http://domainincite.com/24382-wang-cut-off-with-chinese-red-tape

Dodgy registrars could be banned from .org promotions
http://domainincite.com/24378-dodgy-registrars-could-be-banned-from-org-promotions

Time for some more ICANN salary exposure

http://domainincite.com/24357-time-for-some-more-icann-salary-porn


ICANN


ICANN Extends Call for Expressions of Interest for 2020 Nominating Committee Chair and Chair-Elect through 5 July 2019
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-06-14-en

Draft Financial Assumptions & Projections and Operating Initiatives for the development of Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Operating & Financial Plan
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-06-14-en

ICANN Publishes Results of Five-Year NextGen@ICANN Survey
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-06-13-en

Proposed IANA SLAs for Publishing LGRs/IDN Tables
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2019-06-10-en

Revisions to the ICANN Bylaws re SSAC and RSSAC Leadership
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-06-10-en

Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Proposal – IANA Naming Function Review
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-06-10-en

ICANN Announces Successful String Evaluation for the European Commission and Laos IDN ccTLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-06-05-en

Adopted FY20 Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update To Take Effect on 1 July 2019
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-06-04-en

Non-Contracted Party House (NCPH) Election Procedures for Board Seat #14
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-06-03-en

(ccNSO)
Emoji Study Group Seeks Input and Feedback on its Final Draft Report
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14jun19-en.htm

ICANN66 ccNSO Travel Funding applications closed
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-13jun19-en.htm

ccNSO Council Minutes, 23 May
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-23may19-en.pdf

ccNSO Activity Summary May 2019

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-may19-en.htm



Current ICANN Public Consultations

Non-Contracted Party House (NCPH) Election Procedures for Board Seat #14
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ncph-election-procedures-seat-14-2019-06-03-en

Study on Technical Use of Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/technical-rz-lgr-2019-05-15-en

Process Proposal for Streamlining Organizational Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/streamlining-org-reviews-proposal-2019-04-30-en

Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Proposal – IANA Naming Function Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-iana-naming-function-2019-06-10-en

Revisions to the ICANN Bylaws re SSAC and RSSAC Leadership
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-revisions-ssac-rssac-leadership-2019-06-10-en

Proposed IANA SLAs for Publishing LGRs/IDN Tables
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-iana-sla-lgr-idn-tables-2019-06-10-en

Draft Financial Assumptions & Projections and Operating Initiatives for the development of Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Operating & Financial Plan
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-financial-projections-fy2021-2025-2019-06-14-en

Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rss-governance-2019-05-23-en