Newsletter (23 September 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration
■ The draft Agenda of APTLD77 is under the public comment period until 30 Sep. Members are advised to check their mail box for the draft.

■ Working Group on Transparency and Accountability Framework Created and Held its First Meeting   View

■ APTLD76 Communique   View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
How NetThing 2019 is shaping Australian internet governance
Afilias meets major OT&E milestone for .au direct registration
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net Registrations in August 2019
National domain .KZ turns 25 years old!
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Checking in on the Christchurch Call
August .nz Advisory Panel meeting
(.QA  CRA)
Qatar Participates in ITU Telecom World 2019 in Budapest
Announcement of .台灣(.xn--kpry57d) Registration Service Adjustment
Announcement of Adding ASCII Domain Registration under .台灣(.xn--kpry57d)
Economist and Market Competition Specialist
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic raises awareness among SMEs of their online presence at the Salon SME trade show
IGF -D: More speed in the overall social design of digitization
(.ME  DoMEn)
How To Come Up With Your Brand An Unforgettable Meal Experience You Deserve
How to start a career on Instagram and YouTube
Managing Your Digital Footprint: The Case of Jeremy Jordan
Vladimir Aleksić elected as the new Chair of RNIDS Conference of Co-founders
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
2019 DOT-Journalism entry period extended
Domain industry: Love, jealousy and a tinge of the thrill of battle
Past, present and future of domain names
Our work relies on cooperation

Why is securing BGP just so damn hard?
Tongan Women in ICT continues to grow
Limitless HTTP in an HTTPS World
The APNIC Community Honeynet Project
Khob kun Thailand!
Welcome to APNIC 48
How to: Creating RPKI ROAs in MyAPNIC
Sub-regional Resource Update: South East Asia
Finalists announced for the CENTR Innovation Award
Finalists announced for the CENTR Anniversary Achievement Award!
CENTR publishes the eighth article in its 20th Anniversary publication series
Vote now for "Registry of the Year" Award
CENTR project to bring about greater cybersecurity collaboration
EU Policy Update – Summer 2019
Global internet growth stalls and focus shifts to ‘meaningful universal connectivity’ to drive global development
ITU Telecom World 2019 highlights tech innovations improving lives
ITU and Cisco launch digital transformation initiative
ITU Telecom World 2019 raises curtain on 4 days of debate, tech exhibition and networking
IGF 2019 Interactive Schedule
Privacy Regulations Are Evolving: Are Organizations Ready?
IoT Privacy for Policymakers: Solutions Need Informed Discussion
Sri Lanka Chapter Tackles Internet Restrictions and Cybersecurity Threats
The Week in Internet News: Antitrust Investigations of Big Tech Heat Up
Announcing Joseph Hall as SVP for a Strong Internet
Voices from the Pacific at APrIGF
The Week in Internet News: Covert Social Media Campaign Champions Military Rulers
Network Operators in Mexico Strengthen Their Collaboration
Legacy TLD .ORG Takes On New Branding Focus as Part of a New Transformative Journey, Says PIR

Wi-Fi Alliance Launches Wi-Fi 6 Certification Program

51 CEOs Call on US Congress for Urgent Nationwide Data Privacy Law Overriding State-Level Laws

.AR Launches Second Level Domains
NamesCon Crowdsourcing Session Submissions
.BRAND Domains Grow 10% In 6 Months To Over 17,000: Neustar
ICANN Board Changes Sees Europeans To Hold Chair and CEO Positions
ICANN must do more to fight internet security threats [Guest Post]
Botterman is new ICANN chair
Kafka turns in grave as ICANN crowbars “useless” Greek TLD into the root
Sorry, you still can’t sue ICANN, two-faced .africa bidder told
More Brexit Fun and Games for .EU Domain Registrants

Social Media

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister, will be a keynote at NetHui with a Q&A portion after her address.      Link
Researchers from the University of Leuven have published a third paper related to the identification of malicious domain names.
KAZNIC(, the ccTLD registry of the Republuc of Kazakhstan and a long-standing APTLD member, celebrated its 25th anniversary on 20 September.
A documentary produced by. RU -The Grand Premiere of the Internet for All movie in Moscow   Photos
Check the pulse of the ccTLD community in Eastern Europe and ex-USSR at TLDCON 2019.
Afilias thanks Desiree Miloshevic for 12 years of service to ISOC
LK Domain Registry and TechCERT had their staff Trip to Bangkok in Sept 2019    Post
ICANN has selected China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), and Nominet as its Emergency Back-end Registry Operator (EBERO) providers.     Link
Centr's 20th Anniversary Paper: From measuring the market to understanding it, by Patrick Myles     Link
GM APTLD contributed to this year's edition of the Armenian national IG School together with RIPE NCC and APRALO    Post 1     Post 2
The Coordination Center for TLD RU hosted the International conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe - TLDCON in Vilnius, Lithuania.     Photos
CENTRstats Global TLD Report | July 2019
Hiro Hotta of JPRS represented APTLD at AP* orgs meeting
.am has come up with a new logo.   Post
APTLD76 video is now available at
Call for APTLD Members to volunteer to present in the ccTLD news session at ICANN66 Montreal.
ISOC Asia-Pacific twit about the Welcome Dinner of #APTLD76
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ICANN Publishes Registry Operator Audit for Addressing DNS Security Threats
Register for ICANN66 Prep Week Webinars
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps
Join the Webinar on ICANN’s FY21 Annual Operating Plan and Budget and 5-Year Operating and Financial Plan
NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN67 Is Now Open
The .vu ccTLD Manager Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO
ccNSO Council Minutes, 22 August
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 19 September 2019
ccNSO Activity Summary August 2019
the MPC seeks presenters

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Next Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps