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 ccTLDs@aptld.org mailing list to ordinary-members@aptld.org. As a reminder, ordinary members in APTLD are ccTLD registries in Asia Pacific only.
Note that the members@aptld.org which includes all members (both ordinary and associate) list will remain unchanged.

Ordinary members can view mailing list subscribers at https://data.aptld.org/staff/services/mailing-lists/.



Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Update From the auDA Chair
https://www.auda.org.au/news/update-from-the-auda-chair/

Why letting your unused domain names expire can be risky
https://www.auda.org.au/news/why-letting-your-unused-domain-names-expire-can-be-risky/

Registrar Profile: Micron21
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/registrar-profile-micron21

Understanding .uk and the benefits of second level registrations
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/understanding-uk-and-benefits-second-level-registrations

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
NameStudio® API Enhancement Enables Registrars and Resellers to Drive Domain Name Registrations
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/namestudio-api-enhancement-enables-registrars-and-resellers-to-drive-domain-name-registrations/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
ISOC’s sale of .org
https://internetnz.nz/blog/isoc%E2%80%99s-sale-org

The Panel dives deeper on .nz policy issues
https://internetnz.nz/blog/panel-dives-deeper-nz-policy-issues

(.MY  MYNIC)
Planned Maintenance at MYNIC Domain Management System and SELFCARE Platform
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/planned-maintenance-at-mynic-domain-management-system-and-selfcare-platform-7/

(.OM  TRA)
Oman hosts the third regional workshop and the third meeting on internet policies
https://tra.gov.om/en/media-center/media-center/1822-oman-hosts-the-third-regional-workshop-and-the-third-meeting-on-internet-policies

(.SA  SaudiNIC)
SaudiNIC Holds DNSSEC Application Training In Collaboration With ICANN
https://www.nic.sa/en/view/news_176

(.WF  Afnic)
The Afnic Foundation for Digital Solidarity will support 59 projects to improve digital inclusion
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11750/show/the-afnic-foundation-for-digital-solidarity-will-support-59-projects-to-improve-digital-inclusion.html

(Neustar)
Neustar approved as initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-approved-as-initial-secure-telephone-identity-certification-authority

Neustar Adds Industry Experts to Marketing Solutions Business Unit
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-adds-industry-experts-to-marketing-solutions-business-unit

Neustar and TRUSTID Introduce Inbound Authentication Solution  for Call Centers
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-and-trustid-introduce-inbound-authentication-solution-for-call-centers

(Netnod)
Netnod’s new office, we have moved
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnods-new-office-we-have-moved

Netnod comments on proposal regarding the implementation of the European Electronic Communications code
https://www.netnod.se/news/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
https://www.registry.mx/jsf/news_list/search/info.jsf?Id=1862&type=1

(.ME  DoMEn)
What are the coolest jobs in the gaming industry
https://domain.me/what-are-the-coolest-jobs-in-the-gaming-industry/

Unleash Your Creativity With Creator.line.ME
https://domain.me/unleash-your-creativity-with-creator-line-me/

Thinking of a career change? Resume makeover tips for 2020
https://domain.me/thinking-of-a-career-change-resume-makeover-tips-for-2020/

Marco Polo Messaging App Brings People Closer
https://domain.me/marco-polo-messaging-app-brings-people-closer/

(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Journey around Runet: A creative contest for children
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25221/

Explore the Internet and Govern It! online championship results
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25217/

Yelena Voronina: “There is high demand for cloud services and IP networks among users, businesses and government”
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25216/

The film Internet for All presented at UIC 2019
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25205/

IGF plays an increasing role in internet legislative regulation
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25190/

Angela Merkel: Digital sovereignty is important, but we have to agree on what it actually means
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25203/

Coordination Center advisory committees gather for expanded meeting
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25204/

Udmurtia hosts career guidance festival for school students
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25202/

Lack of trust drives internet balkanization

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25201/



Others
Mapping cyber capacity building in the Pacific
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/10/mapping-cyber-capacity-building-in-the-pacific/

Do we need to rethink network monitoring?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/16/do-we-need-to-rethink-network-monitoring/

Keep calm and carry on: The status of IPv4 address allocation
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/13/keep-calm-and-carry-on-the-status-of-ipv4-address-allocation/

Sizing the buffer
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/12/sizing-the-buffer/

Who’s scanning your network?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/11/whos-scanning-your-network/

What network engineers need to know about software engineering
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/09/what-network-engineers-need-to-know-about-software-engineering/

Is new always better? UDP vs DoH
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/06/is-new-always-better-udp-vs-doh/

Indian community making the right Connections
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/05/indian-community-making-the-right-connections/

How to build and market IPv6-only services
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/04/how-to-build-and-market-ipv6-only-services/

Filling the gaps in whois
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/03/filling-the-gaps-in-whois/

CENTR publishes its Report on IETF106
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-ietf106.html

Reinvigorated IGF discusses the existential threats to the internet
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/reinvigorated-igf-discusses-the-existential-threats-to-the-internet.html

.UA domain names become more secure
https://www.centr.org/news/news/ua-domain-names-become-more-secure.html

Domain dispute resolution in the com.ua domain
https://www.centr.org/news/news/ua-domain-dispute-resolution-in-the-com-ua-domain.html

IGF 2019 Statistics; Session Transcripts & Recordings
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-participation-and-programme-statistics
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/igf-2019-transcripts
https://www.youtube.com/user/igf/videos

ITU members focus attention on the role of emerging technologies in promoting ICT accessibility
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-CM11.aspx

New ITU case study shines spotlight on a ‘smart city’ journey
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR25.aspx

Celebrating a Successful Chapterthon 2019!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/celebrating-a-successful-2019-chapterthon/

Claudio Jeker Honored by Internet Security Research Group with Radiant Award
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/claudio-jeker-honored-by-internet-security-research-group-with-radiant-award/

The Week in Internet News: Australian Lawmakers Push for ‘Fix’ to Encryption Law
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/the-week-in-internet-news-australian-lawmakers-push-for-fix-to-encryption-law/

Rural Development Special Interest Group Organizes Internet Connectivity Tag 2019
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/rural-development-special-interest-group-organizes-internet-connectivity-tag-2019/

Online Trust Audit for 2020 Presidential Campaigns Update
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/online-trust-audit-for-2020-presidential-campaigns-update/

The sale of PIR: The Internet Society Board Perspective
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/the-sale-of-pir-the-internet-society-board-perspective/

The Week in Internet News: $1,200 a Month for Internet Service?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/12/the-week-in-internet-news-1200-a-month-for-internet-service/

Fiber Infrastructure in China Has Grown Nine Times Faster Than in the U.S. Since 2013
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191205_fiber_infrastructure_in_china
_has_grown_nine_times_faster_than_us/


Our Digital Illiteracy
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191203_our_digital_illiteracy/

SK-NIC To Continue DNSSEC and Registrar Campaigns In 2020
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/16/sk-nic-dnssec-registrar-campaigns-2020/

New gTLD Registrations Top 30 Million For First Time
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/10/new-gtld-registrations-top-30-million/

World’s Largest New gTLD Backend Registry CentralNic Makes DNS Service Available To All TLD Registries
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/10/centralnic-dns-service-available-tld-registries/

Following Supreme Court Decision, NIC Chile Receives Several Requests For .CL Registrant Data
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/06/nic-chile-receives-requests-cl-registrant-data/

Chilean Supreme Court Orders NIC Chile To Release Domain Registrant Data, But Plaintiff Withdraws Request After Registrant Outcry: UPDATED
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/04/chilean-supreme-court-nic-chile-release-domain-registrant-data/

Heficed Launches IPv4 Address Lease and Monetisation Platform
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/12/05/heficed-launches-ipv4-address-lease-and-monetisation-platform/

Guy gets 14 years for trying to steal a domain with a gun
http://domainincite.com/25065-guy-gets-14-years-for-trying-to-steal-a-domain-with-a-gun

GoDaddy girls often make more money than the men
http://domainincite.com/25063-godaddy-girls-often-make-more-money-than-the-men

Non-coms want .org’s future carved in stone
http://domainincite.com/25061-non-coms-want-orgs-future-carved-in-stone

ICANN delays approval of .org acquisition
http://domainincite.com/25056-icann-delays-approval-of-org-acquisition

AlpNames died months ago. Why is it still the “most-abused” registrar?
http://domainincite.com/25052-alpnames-died-months-ago-why-is-it-still-the-most-abused-registrar

Ethos promises to keep .org for many many many many years
http://domainincite.com/25048-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
http://domainincite.com/25035-as-pricey-new-launches-google-reveals-first-set-of-big-name-users-including-rapper-drake

Are ISOC’s claims about .org’s history bogus?
http://domainincite.com/25023-are-isocs-claims-about-orgs-history-bogus

Namescon Release Preliminary Agenda

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/12/07/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
https://thenew.org/the-future-of-org/

Does the arrival of DoH mean browsers should be regulated? (Blog, SIDN)
https://www.sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/does-the-arrival-of-doh-mean-browsers-should-be-regulated

Machine learning for fake webshop detection at Dutch Registry, SIDN
https://www.sidnlabs.nl/en/news-and-blogs/statistic-of-the-month-fake-webshop-detections
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ICANN


Revised Schedule for Public Comment Period on Two Key ICANN Plans
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-13-en

IANA Customer Engagement Survey Results Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-11-en

Additional New gTLD Data Escrow Provider Announced
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-10-en

ICANN Publishes Updated Domain Name Marketplace Indicators
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-09-en

Mandy (Kathryn A.) Carver Appointed Senior Vice President of ICANN's Government & IGO Engagement Team
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-12-06-en

ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN67 Participants
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-12-06-en

(ccNSO)
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 19 December
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-19dec19-en.pdf

ccNSO Council Minutes - Montreal, 6 November
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-06nov19-en.pdf

the MPC seeks presenters for the ccTLD News Session in Cancun
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09dec19-en.htm

Election results: ccNSO Council Asia-Pacific region

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-04dec19-en.htm



Current ICANN Public Consultations

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-whois2-rt-final-report-2019-10-08-en

Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposal-future-rz-ksk-rollovers-2019-11-01-en