Newsletter (26 August 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (23 August 2019)

■ APTLD Contributes to APIGA View


Social Media Updates:
• If you happen to be in Sweden, you are welcome to drop by Netnod Tech Meeting 2019 in October. (Event Link)
• Congratulations on the new MoU between Vietnam Internet Network Information Center and Coordination Center of Top Level Domain Name .RU. -Well done, friends! (Photo)
• VNNIC rules @ VNIX-NOG 2019, started on Aug 22 in Nha Trang City (Photo)
• Organized by HKIRC, the 11th Digital Marketplace Seminar will take place on Aug 28. (Poster)
• APTLD76 is nearing: the turnout is strong and nearly hit the grand master's mark of 100; the agenda is complete and packed with interesting topics: www.aptld76.my/agenda
• Just in case you missed it - .IN domain is available in 15 Indian languages. Visit the website to know more - www.getyourown.in
• . MX gets the national operator community together to discuss the future. (Photos)
• Meeting the APTLD Fellows for APIGA 2019-Mr. Shimul Bhowmick from.BD and Ms.Souphavady Praseuth of. LA. They seem really happy, together with Ms. Thanyalat Chaleunsouk, an APIGA Fellow (in a black jacket): Photo
• APTLD was more than represented in the session on APrIGF, Internet Governance in the AP region- State of Play and Outlook. Sitting on the panel were Yudho Sicario (.ID), Kenny Huang (.TW), and, remotely, Ellen Strickland (.NZ), with GM APTLD as a moderator. It was a very good experence of a very intense interaction with the young audience who at times proved more knowlegeable than the IG veterans. A white board we used to entry deliberations and conclusions was small to accommodate all of them (hint: students added the formulas later just for fun, of course ^_^).
• Happening now at APIGA: students prepared and are delivering presentation on IG issues in their economies. (Photo)
• A piece worth a read - 20th Anniversary Paper: ccTLDs: autonomous but cooperative actors
• Congrats to .VU and Neustar, both being APTLD members, on a milestone deal now sealed - Mystery .vu registry revealed
• Happy Eid-ul-Adha to APTLD Members and their dear ones (Card)
• Meanwhile, in Armenia, .AM and ISOC Armenia get a packed room to talk to this year's IG School attendees. (Photo)
• Suck,Sucker and the Suckest - A Domainer's Observations -Berkens says new gTLDs mostly suck but geos suck hardest
• Thank you, Yudho Giri Sucahyo, for sharing your observations and comments about APIGA. APTLD is proud to be a part of this exciting intiiative in which a strive for excellence takes a very concrete shape. (Photo)
• Want to attend #NetHui in Wellington in October but money constraints are making it difficult? Thanks to @apnic we are offering fellowships for people underrepresented in the tech sector. See if you meet the criteria and apply here: https://2019.nethui.nz/fellowships/
• Do keywords in TLDs really matter? | blog from Nominet: https://www.nominet.uk/do-keywords-in-tlds-really-matter/
The .nz Policy Advisory Panel weighs big issues

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Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Update on the Introduction of Second Level Registrations and the new .au Licensing Rules
https://www.auda.org.au/news/update-on-the-introduction-of-second-level-registrations-and-the-new-au-licensing-rules/

National Scams Awareness Week 2019: Avoiding Domain Name Related Scams
https://www.auda.org.au/news/new-audnational-scams-awareness-weeka-news-post/

IDNs and the development of a multilingual DNS for .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/idns-and-development-multilingual-dns-au

Why you should set up professional email hosting for your .au business
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/why-you-should-set-professional-email-hosting-your-au-business

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

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
The ACCC Report - lessons for Aotearoa?
https://internetnz.nz/blog/accc-report-lessons-aotearoa

The .nz Policy Advisory Panel weighs big issues
https://internetnz.nz/blog/nz-policy-advisory-panel-weighs-big-issues

Press Release: Independent Regulatory Review
https://www.dnc.org.nz/index.php/the-commission/news/1872

Independent Regulatory Review of DNCL
https://www.dnc.org.nz/index.php/independent-review/final-report

(.SG  SGNIC)
Safeguarding NRIC and Other National Identification Numbers
https://www.sgnic.sg/nric-and-other-identification-numbers.html

(.VU  TRBR)
Consultation on Internet Pricing at the Wholesale and Retail Levels
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/press-releases/2019/764-consultation-on-internet-pricing-at-the-wholesale-and-retail-levels

Neustar, new back-end Registry Operator for .vu country code Top-Level Domain
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/press-releases/2019/762-neustar-new-back-end-registry-operator-for-vu-country-code-top-level-domain

(Afilias)
101domain Launches MMX & ICM Registry’s New AdultBlock Service to Block Registrations in .ADULT, .PORN, .SEX and .XXX
https://afilias.info/news/2019/08/19/101domain-launches-mmx-icm-registrys-new-adultblock-service-block-registrations-adu

.PR Internet Domain turns 30!
https://afilias.info/news/2019/08/15/pr-internet-domain-turns-30

(Neustar)
Neustar Names Atish Ghosh as Senior Vice President of Product Engineering
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-names-atish-ghosh-as-senior-vice-president-of-product-engineering

(.ME  DoMEn)
5 Personal Website Ideas for Designers and Illustrators
https://domain.me/5-personal-website-ideas-for-designers-and-illustrators/

How to Introduce Your Child to Instagram?
https://domain.me/how-to-introduce-your-child-to-instagram/

Verse.ME – A Rising Star In The E-Money Ecosystem
https://domain.me/verse-me-a-rising-star-in-the-e-money-ecosystem/

(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Explore the Internet with Vladimir Institute for Education Development
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21384

TLDCON 2019 agenda now available
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21376

Registrars receive 706 requests from competent organizations in July
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21373

Registration open for Explore the Internet and Govern It! online game
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21375

Klondike Group and Flexbe registrars begin operation
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21372

CTF Summer School in Zvenigorod
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21364

You are invited to discuss the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21365

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ sponsors largest IT race
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21374

New questions for Explore the Internet & Govern It!

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21368



Others
APrIGF 2019 Elections Results Announced!
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2019/elections-results-announcement.html

IETF 105: Measurement and privacy
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/26/ietf-105-measurement-and-privacy/

Event Wrap: IDNOG 6
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/21/event-wrap-idnog-6/

Event Wrap: APrIGF 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/21/event-wrap-aprigf-2019/

Meeting the challenges of a Pacific-wide network
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/20/meeting-the-challenges-of-a-pacific-wide-network/

Event Wrap: SANOG 34
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/19/event-wrap-sanog-34/

Measuring the impact of DNS Flag Day
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/19/measuring-the-impact-of-dns-flag-day/

Recursive resolver authoritative nameserver selection
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/16/recursive-resolver-authoritative-nameserver-selection/

DNS privacy software — not only a browser game
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/13/dns-privacy-software-not-only-a-browser-game/

DNS Query Privacy
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/12/dns-query-privacy/

CENTR publishes its Report on IETF105
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-ietf105.html

Jury announced for the 2019 CENTR Awards!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/jury-announced-for-the-2019-centr-awards.html

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

G7 Leaders: Protect Strong Encryption for a Secure World
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/08/g7-leaders-protect-strong-encryption-for-a-secure-world/

The Week in Internet News: White House Proposes Social Media Monitoring
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/08/the-week-in-internet-news-white-house-proposes-social-media-monitoring/

Second Meeting of the Indian Network Operators’ Group Concludes Successfully
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/08/second-meeting-of-the-indian-network-operators-group-concludes-successfully/

Preserving Native Cultures: Vote Now for the Internet Society’s Panel for SXSW 2020
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/08/preserving-native-cultures-vote-now-for-the-internet-societys-panel-for-sxsw-2020/

MANRS Launches New Online Tool to Monitor State of Internet Routing Security
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2019/manrs-launches-new-online-tool-to-monitor-state-of-internet-routing-security/

WIPO Becomes First Non-Chinese Entity to Provide Domain Dispute Resolution Services for China's .cn
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190820_wipo_first_non_chinese_entity_
to_provide_domain_disputes_in_china/


Google Showing Signs of Increased Concerns Over Rising Data Privacy Scrutiny
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190819_google_showing_signs_of_
increased_concerns_over_data_privacy/


Irland Leads Europe's .eu Domain Registrations in Q2
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190814_irland_leads_europes_eu_
domain_registrations_in_q2/


Independent Review Finds NZ’s Domain Name Commission “A Sound And Competent Regulator”
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/08/22/independent-review-nz-dnc-sound-competent/

ICANN Wants Your Help To Get To SXSW
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/08/14/icann-wants-your-help-to-get-to-sxsw/

ICANN names new directors, replaces Facebook exec
http://domainincite.com/24656-icann-names-new-directors-replaces-facebook-exec

“We’re Irish!” claim Brits as .eu shrinks yet again
http://domainincite.com/24636-were-irish-claim-brits-as-eu-shrinks-yet-again

ICANN’s Technical Team Hiring in Uruguay
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/08/21/icanns-technical-team-hiring-in-uruguay/

WordPress Buying Tumblr

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/08/13/wordpress-buying-tumblr/


ICANN


Accountability and Transparency Review: Survey Available for Community Input
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-08-19-en

ICANN 2019 Nominating Committee Announces Leadership Selections
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-08-19-en

ICANN Mentors Young Leaders in Asia Pacific
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-08-15-en

(ccNSO)
August Report NomCom Selection FY2020
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/report-nomcom-ccnso-delegate-06aug19-en.pdf

Approved ccNSO Council Resolutions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/resolutions-council-22aug19-en.pdf

August 2019 Edition of the ccNSO Monthly Newsletter
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-22aug19-en

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 22 August (revised)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-22aug19-en.pdf

ccNSO Council Minutes, 26 June – Marrakech
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-26jun19-en.pdf

Re-Launch: Call for Volunteers – Customer Standing Committee (CSC)

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15aug19-en.htm



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