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
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-netthing-2019-shaping-australian-internet-governance
 
Afilias meets major OT&E milestone for .au direct registration
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/afilias-meets-major-ote-milestone-au-direct-registration
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net Registrations in August 2019
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-august-2019/
 
(.KS  KAZNIC)
National domain .KZ turns 25 years old!
https://www.nic.kz/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Checking in on the Christchurch Call
https://internetnz.nz/blog/checking-christchurch-call
 
August .nz Advisory Panel meeting
https://internetnz.nz/blog/august-nz-advisory-panel-meeting-0
 
(.QA  CRA)
Qatar Participates in ITU Telecom World 2019 in Budapest
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/qatar-participates-in-itu-telecom-world-2019-in-budapest
 
(.TW  TWNIC)
Announcement of .台灣(.xn--kpry57d) Registration Service Adjustment
https://enblog.twnic.net.tw/2019/09/16/277/
 
Announcement of Adding ASCII Domain Registration under .台灣(.xn--kpry57d)
https://enblog.twnic.net.tw/2019/09/16/280/
 
(.VU  TRBR)
Economist and Market Competition Specialist
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/expression-of-interests/2019/766-economist-and-market-competition-specialist
 
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic raises awareness among SMEs of their online presence at the Salon SME trade show
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11659/show/afnic-raises-awareness-among-smes-of-their-online-presence-at-the-salon-sme-trade-show.html
 
(.DE  DENIC)
IGF -D: More speed in the overall social design of digitization
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/igf-d-mehr-tempo-bei-der-gesamtgesellschaftlichen-gestaltung-der-digitalisierung/
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
How To Come Up With Your Brand
https://domain.me/how-to-come-up-with-your-brand/
 
Cater2.me: An Unforgettable Meal Experience You Deserve
https://domain.me/cater2-me-an-unforgettable-meal-experience-you-deserve/
 
How to start a career on Instagram and YouTube
https://domain.me/how-to-start-a-career-on-instagram-and-youtube/
 
Managing Your Digital Footprint: The Case of Jeremy Jordan
https://domain.me/managing-your-digital-footprint-the-case-of-jeremy-jordan/
 
(.RS  RNIDS)
Vladimir Aleksić elected as the new Chair of RNIDS Conference of Co-founders
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/vladimir-aleksi%C4%87-elected-as-new-chair-rnids-conference-co-founders
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
2019 DOT-Journalism entry period extended
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=24738
 
Domain industry: Love, jealousy and a tinge of the thrill of battle
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=24724
 
Past, present and future of domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=24725
 
Our work relies on cooperation

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=24726


Others
 
Why is securing BGP just so damn hard?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/19/why-is-securing-bgp-just-so-damn-hard/
 
Tongan Women in ICT continues to grow
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/20/tongan-women-in-ict-continues-to-grow/
 
Limitless HTTP in an HTTPS World
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/18/limitless-http-in-an-https-world/
 
The APNIC Community Honeynet Project
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/17/the-apnic-community-honeynet-project/
 
Khob kun Thailand!
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/13/khob-kun-thailand/
 
Welcome to APNIC 48
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/11/how-to-creating-rpki-roas-in-myapnic/
 
How to: Creating RPKI ROAs in MyAPNIC
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/11/how-to-creating-rpki-roas-in-myapnic/
 
Sub-regional Resource Update: South East Asia
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/09/09/sub-regional-resource-update-south-east-asia/
 
Finalists announced for the CENTR Innovation Award
https://www.centr.org/news/news/finalists-announced-for-the-centr-innovation-award.html
 
Finalists announced for the CENTR Anniversary Achievement Award!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/finalists-announced-for-the-centr-anniversary-achievement-award.html
 
CENTR publishes the eighth article in its 20th Anniversary publication series
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-the-eigth-article-in-its-20th-anniversary-publication-series.html
 
Vote now for "Registry of the Year" Award
https://www.centr.org/news/news/vote-now-for-registry-of-the-year.html
 
CENTR project to bring about greater cybersecurity collaboration
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-project-to-bring-about-greater-cybersecurity-collaboration.html
 
EU Policy Update – Summer 2019
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-summer-2019.html
 
Global internet growth stalls and focus shifts to ‘meaningful universal connectivity’ to drive global development
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR16.aspx
 
ITU Telecom World 2019 highlights tech innovations improving lives
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR15.aspx
 
ITU and Cisco launch digital transformation initiative
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR14.aspx
 
ITU Telecom World 2019 raises curtain on 4 days of debate, tech exhibition and networking
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR13.aspx
 
IGF 2019 Interactive Schedule
https://igf2019.intgovforum.org/
 
Privacy Regulations Are Evolving: Are Organizations Ready?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/privacy-regulations-are-evolving-are-organizations-ready/
 
IoT Privacy for Policymakers: Solutions Need Informed Discussion
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/iot-privacy-for-policymakers-solutions-need-informed-discussion/
 
Sri Lanka Chapter Tackles Internet Restrictions and Cybersecurity Threats
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/sri-lanka-chapter-tackles-internet-restrictions-and-cybersecurity-threats/
 
The Week in Internet News: Antitrust Investigations of Big Tech Heat Up
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/the-week-in-internet-news-antitrust-investigations-of-big-tech-heat-up/
 
Announcing Joseph Hall as SVP for a Strong Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/announcing-joseph-hall-as-svp-for-a-strong-internet/
 
Voices from the Pacific at APrIGF
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/voices-from-the-pacific-at-aprigf/
 
The Week in Internet News: Covert Social Media Campaign Champions Military Rulers
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/the-week-in-internet-news-covert-social-media-campaign-champions-military-rulers/
 
Network Operators in Mexico Strengthen Their Collaboration
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/09/network-operators-in-mexico-strengthen-their-collaboration/
 
Legacy TLD .ORG Takes On New Branding Focus as Part of a New Transformative Journey, Says PIR
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190918_lacey_tld_dot_org_takes_on_
new_branding_focus/

 
Wi-Fi Alliance Launches Wi-Fi 6 Certification Program
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190917_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
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190910_51_ceos_call_on_us_congress
_to_pass_nationwide_data_privacy_law/

 
.AR Launches Second Level Domains
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/09/19/ar-second-level-domains/
 
NamesCon Crowdsourcing Session Submissions
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/09/18/namescon-crowdsourcing-session-submissions/
 
.BRAND Domains Grow 10% In 6 Months To Over 17,000: Neustar
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/09/09/brand-domains-17000-neustar/
 
ICANN Board Changes Sees Europeans To Hold Chair and CEO Positions
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/09/10/icann-board-europeans-hold-chair-ceo-positions/
 
ICANN must do more to fight internet security threats [Guest Post]
http://domainincite.com/24736-icann-must-do-more-to-fight-internet-security-threats-guest-post
 
Botterman is new ICANN chair
http://domainincite.com/24718-bottermann-is-new-icann-chair
 
Kafka turns in grave as ICANN crowbars “useless” Greek TLD into the root
http://domainincite.com/24710-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
http://domainincite.com/24707-sorry-you-still-cant-sue-icann-two-faced-africa-bidder-told
 
More Brexit Fun and Games for .EU Domain Registrants

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/09/10/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.
https://eurid.eu/en/news/identification-of-malicious-dns/
 
KAZNIC(http://nic.kz/), 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.
http://meeting.cctld.ru/en/press/?p=stream
 
Afilias thanks Desiree Miloshevic for 12 years of service to ISOC
https://afilias.info/blogs/ram-mohan/afilias-thanks-desiree-miloshevic-12-years-service-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. http://meeting.cctld.ru/en/     Photos
 
CENTRstats Global TLD Report | July 2019
https://stats.centr.org/stats/global
 
Hiro Hotta of JPRS represented APTLD at AP* orgs meeting
http://apstar.org/apstar_agenda.php?p_content_category_id=2&p_meeting_id=49
 
.am has come up with a new logo.   Post
 
APTLD76 video is now available at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OCWlwYXWmc&feature=youtu.be
 
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
https://twitter.com/ISOCapac/status/1169589323626237955
 
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ICANN


ICANN Publishes Registry Operator Audit for Addressing DNS Security Threats
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-09-17-en
 
Register for ICANN66 Prep Week Webinars
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-09-16-en
 
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-09-11-en
 
Join the Webinar on ICANN’s FY21 Annual Operating Plan and Budget and 5-Year Operating and Financial Plan
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-09-09-en
 
NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN67 Is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-09-09-en
 
(ccNSO)
The .vu ccTLD Manager Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-17sep19-en
 
ccNSO Council Minutes, 22 August
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-22aug19-en.pdf
 
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 19 September 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-19sep19-en.pdf
 
ccNSO Activity Summary August 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-aug19-en.htm
 
the MPC seeks presenters

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09sep19-en


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Next Steps to Improve the Effectiveness of ICANN’s Multistakeholder Model
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/multistakeholder-model-next-steps-2019-08-27-en
 
Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT-RT) Accepted Recommendations – Plan for Implementation and Next Steps
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cct-rt-implementation-plan-2019-09-11-en