Newsletter (4 November 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (1 Nov 2019)
■ Afilias Co-Sponsors APTLD77    View
■ TAFDWG Chair's Letter to the APTLD Chair    View

■ APTLD Has a New Member    View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
auDA Opens Ballot For Elected Director Candidates
Notice of Annual General Meeting
auDA 2018/19 Annual Report details ambitious transformation program
Event recap: NetThing 2019
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

JPRS Welcomed Junior High School Students as an Educational Support Activity
(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
INFOTEL 2019 Exhibition At BMICH
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Registry Replacement project
Re-imagining the future of .nz
DNC newsletter - October 2019
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Signs a Letter of Intent for Drone Detection System
CRA Launches Telecom Complaints Management System
CRA Participates in QITCOM 2019
Telsat Broadcasting Licence
Merelava and Hiu now Connected to the World
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic is raising awareness among 16-25-year-olds on mastering their online presence
Safer Domains: DNS Security and Resilience
Netnod launch one of the first NTS enabled time services in the world
(.ME  DoMEn)
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Are You Cyber Safe?
Why Coding is Your Kids’ Future
Why You Need to Talk Personal Branding With Your Child Earlier Than You Think
Raising a More Authentic Generation
How is Generation Alpha Using Technology?
How Parents Can Help Protect Gen Alpha’s Online Data
Why You Shouldn’t Panic About Gen Alpha and the Internet
Almost 3,000 Premium .ME domains Open for Registration at Afternic
See.ME: Show The World Your Talents
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
2019 DOT Journalism contest deadline closes
“Internet for all” presented in Innopolis
Anti-phishing self-regulation proves effective
Explore the Internet & Govern It! online championship: 10 days to go!
Right holders and providers looking for compromise
Real Project School competition kicks off
Universal Acceptance is today’s demand
China marks 50 years of internet
.RU’s 25th anniversary marked in Voronezh
CCTLD for TLD .RU/.РФ signs cooperation agreement with Pyatigorsk State University

Open Call for Thematic Suggestions for 2020
Using SDN to secure IoT infrastructures
Internet clouds are (also) unpredictable
BBR evaluation at a large CDN
It all starts with a [SPAM] email
Event Wrap: LACNIC 32
Event Wrap: RIPE 79
Event Wrap: LkNOG 3
Event Wrap: APIGA 2019
Event Wrap: SICW 2019
FIRST Chiang Mai: Tapping into a wealth of resources and experience
Event Wrap: AusNOG 2019
Event Wrap: VNIXNOG 2019
Eavesdroppers and censors can still monitor what you’re viewing even if you’re using encrypted DNS
What Scary Movies Can Teach Us About Internet Trust
The Invisible Internet
The Week in Internet News: U.S. Big Tech Firms Skip Chinese Internet Conference
What to Look for When Choosing a VPN
Nominations Now Open for 2020 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections
The Week in Internet News: A Fight over Community Broadband in Missouri
Securing the Internet: Introducing Oracle Internet Intelligence IXP Filter Check
Meet Three APrIGF 2019 Fellows
Samoa to host ITU’s global Girls in ICT Day 2020 celebrations
ITU World Radiocommunication Conference to forge pathways for future digital communications
ITU Radiocommunication Assembly sets stage for further evolution of innovative digital technologies
IETF Appoints Its First Executive Director

New Zealand's Top-Level Domain Manager Seeking New Registry Service Provider for .nz

Leonard Kleinrock On The First Message 50 Years Ago
Neustar Publishes Safer Domains: DNS Security and Resilience
WIPO Commemorates 20 Years of Dispute Resolution
Schedule and Pre-ICANN66 Policy Report Now Available
ICANN Enters Final Negotiations On WHOIS Replacement After EU’s GDPR Rendered It Obsolete

EURid Forced To Enact Another Delay For UK .EU Registrants Due To Another Brexit Delay
America has Amazon’s back in gTLD fight at ICANN 66
New (kinda) geo-TLD rules laid out at ICANN 66
Emoji domains get a 
☹️ after broad study
Verisign likely to get its billion-dollar .com pricing windfall]
Form an orderly queue: New Zealand wants a new back-end
DI Leaders Roundtable #1 — How many new gTLDs will be applied for next time around?
Now you don’t have to live in the EU to register a .eu domain, but there’s a catch
Spam is not our problem, major domain firms say ahead of ICANN 66
LGBTIQ Rainbow Network to Kick Off at Montréal ICANN

Social Media

Happening now at ICANN66:

  • The ccNSO Strategic Operational Plan Standing Committee for the first time in its history welcomes representatives of GNSO and CSC to its session with a view of ensuring synergies.  Photo
  • On ccNSO Council Workshop, Giovanni Seppia of. RU distributed yellow squares for fears and blue ones for hopes to collect impromptu opinion from Councilors and kick start the debate.   Photos
LK stall at Infotel 2019   Photos
NetThing, an Australian cctld registry, participated in the auIGF and also was its Gold sponsor:
VNNIC and government signed operation program    Photo
Jay Daley, an ex-InternetNZ executive and the recent PIR interim CEO, is selected as the first ever Executive Director of IETF
.RU leading an IP-battle: Rightholders against Internet users    Photo
MYNIC launched a nationwide competition: Digital Adopters Award    Post
LACNIC and NIC Mexico seek to contribute to the deployment of RPKI    Post
ICANN Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) published a document on Local and Internet Policy Implications of Encrypted DNS.    Link
CENTR: 20 years on... an interview with Richard Wein ( )   Link
CENTR publishes its Guide to ICANN66    Link
Two candidates been nominated to ccNSO Councillor from Asia Pacific region. Atsushi Endo and Ai-Chin Lu    Link

Facebook sues domain name registrar OnlineNic    Link

For all Facebook posts:

and Twits:


Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers
Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN67 Fellowship
ICANN and PTI Publish Audited Financial Statements for FY19
Implementation Plan for the GNSO Consensus Policy Relating to the Protection of Certain Red Cross Names
Call for Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for the At-Large Board Member Position 2019-2020 Cycle
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 6 November
ccNSO Council Minutes, 17 October
ccNSO Council Elections 2020: candidate list
ICANN67 ccNSO Travel Funding Applications Closed

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report
Proposed IANA SLAs for ccTLD Creation and Transfer
DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets
Implementation Plan for the GNSO Consensus Policy Relating to the Protection of Certain Red Cross Names
Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers