Newsletter (16 December 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (13 Dec 2019)
■ APTLD Helps Create a New Alliance to Assist .TL (Timor-Leste) View
■ Mailing list name change:
To better identify users in the list we have recently changed the name of the mailing list to As a reminder, ordinary members in APTLD are ccTLD registries in Asia Pacific only.
Note that the which includes all members (both ordinary and associate) list will remain unchanged.

Ordinary members can view mailing list subscribers at

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Update From the auDA Chair

Why letting your unused domain names expire can be risky

Registrar Profile: Micron21

Understanding .uk and the benefits of second level registrations

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
NameStudio® API Enhancement Enables Registrars and Resellers to Drive Domain Name Registrations

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
ISOC’s sale of .org

The Panel dives deeper on .nz policy issues

Planned Maintenance at MYNIC Domain Management System and SELFCARE Platform

(.OM  TRA)
Oman hosts the third regional workshop and the third meeting on internet policies

(.SA  SaudiNIC)
SaudiNIC Holds DNSSEC Application Training In Collaboration With ICANN

(.WF  Afnic)
The Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity will support 59 projects to improve digital inclusion

Neustar approved as initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority

Neustar Adds Industry Experts to Marketing Solutions Business Unit

Neustar and TRUSTID Introduce Inbound Authentication Solution  for Call Centers

Netnod’s new office, we have moved

Netnod comments on proposal regarding the implementation of the European Electronic Communications code

(.MX  Registry.MX)
Registry .MX notifies the customer support schedule for December 2019

(.ME  DoMEn)
What are the coolest jobs in the gaming industry

Unleash Your Creativity With Creator.line.ME

Thinking of a career change? Resume makeover tips for 2020

Marco Polo Messaging App Brings People Closer

(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Journey around Runet: A creative contest for children

Explore the Internet and Govern It! online championship results

Yelena Voronina: “There is high demand for cloud services and IP networks among users, businesses and government”

The film Internet for All presented at UIC 2019

IGF plays an increasing role in internet legislative regulation

Angela Merkel: Digital sovereignty is important, but we have to agree on what it actually means

Coordination Center advisory committees gather for expanded meeting

Udmurtia hosts career guidance festival for school students

Lack of trust drives internet balkanization

Mapping cyber capacity building in the Pacific

Do we need to rethink network monitoring?

Keep calm and carry on: The status of IPv4 address allocation

Sizing the buffer

Who’s scanning your network?

What network engineers need to know about software engineering

Is new always better? UDP vs DoH

Indian community making the right Connections

How to build and market IPv6-only services

Filling the gaps in whois

CENTR publishes its Report on IETF106

Reinvigorated IGF discusses the existential threats to the internet

.UA domain names become more secure

Domain dispute resolution in the domain

IGF 2019 Statistics; Session Transcripts & Recordings

ITU members focus attention on the role of emerging technologies in promoting ICT accessibility

New ITU case study shines spotlight on a ‘smart city’ journey

Celebrating a Successful Chapterthon 2019!

Claudio Jeker Honored by Internet Security Research Group with Radiant Award

The Week in Internet News: Australian Lawmakers Push for ‘Fix’ to Encryption Law

Rural Development Special Interest Group Organizes Internet Connectivity Tag 2019

Online Trust Audit for 2020 Presidential Campaigns Update

The sale of PIR: The Internet Society Board Perspective

The Week in Internet News: $1,200 a Month for Internet Service?

Fiber Infrastructure in China Has Grown Nine Times Faster Than in the U.S. Since 2013

Our Digital Illiteracy

SK-NIC To Continue DNSSEC and Registrar Campaigns In 2020

New gTLD Registrations Top 30 Million For First Time

World’s Largest New gTLD Backend Registry CentralNic Makes DNS Service Available To All TLD Registries

Following Supreme Court Decision, NIC Chile Receives Several Requests For .CL Registrant Data

Chilean Supreme Court Orders NIC Chile To Release Domain Registrant Data, But Plaintiff Withdraws Request After Registrant Outcry: UPDATED

Heficed Launches IPv4 Address Lease and Monetisation Platform

Guy gets 14 years for trying to steal a domain with a gun

GoDaddy girls often make more money than the men

Non-coms want .org’s future carved in stone

ICANN delays approval of .org acquisition

AlpNames died months ago. Why is it still the “most-abused” registrar?

Ethos promises to keep .org for many many many many years

As pricey .new launches, Google reveals first set of big-name users including rapper Drake

Are ISOC’s claims about .org’s history bogus?

Namescon Release Preliminary Agenda

Social Media

VNNIC celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Internet in the country with impressive results, which are just another milestone on the nation's advancement. Post

LK Domain / TechCERT Year End Party 2019 Post

Congratulations to Ai-chin Lu, the APTLD Board Chair, on joining the ccNSO Council!

(.org) The Future of .ORG

Does the arrival of DoH mean browsers should be regulated? (Blog, SIDN)

Machine learning for fake webshop detection at Dutch Registry, SIDN
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Revised Schedule for Public Comment Period on Two Key ICANN Plans

IANA Customer Engagement Survey Results Available

Additional New gTLD Data Escrow Provider Announced

ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators

Mandy (Kathryn A.) Carver Appointed Senior Vice President of ICANN's Government & IGO Engagement Team

ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN67 Participants

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 19 December

ccNSO Council Minutes - Montreal, 6 November

the MPC seeks presenters for the ccTLD News Session in Cancun

Election results: ccNSO Council Asia-Pacific region

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report

Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers