Newsletter (30 December 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (27 Dec 2019)
■ APTLD's Thank You Letter to TAFDWG Chair    View
■ APTLD Board Adopts Accountability and Transparency Framework    View
■ APTLD Has .AZ as a New Member    View
■ Call for Fellowship to 2020 Subregional Advanced DNSSEC Training    View

■ Reminder: Members Satisfaction Survey 2019 (Closes TOMORROW)    Link

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Best of 2019: Afilias Australia
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Internet Grows to 359.8 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Third Quarter of 2019

Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited Unveils New Corporate Identity and Revamped Website
“Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2020-2021” Now Opens for Application Drive Different Sectors to Join Hands and Build Accessible Digital World Together
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
2019 — a big year comes to a close
2019 in Internet policy: Facing extremism, Internet filtering, and platform responsibility in a very tough year for New Zealanders online
So how did Andrew do with his 2019 predictions..?
DNC newsletter - December 2019
(.OM  TRA)
Ericsson hosts Oman Telecom Regulatory Authority delegation to showcase Ericsson's 5G Vital Role
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Celebrates Qatar National Day
ThaiNOG Meeting #4 : DNS Wars: Episode IV - A New Bypass by Paul Vixie
(.SB  Solomon Telekom)
You Are Now On Submarine Fibre Optic
The year 2019 for the .UZ domain has been fruitful and colorful
Nominet Releases Updated ccTLD map for 2019
TRBR oversees successful transition of .vu country code Top-Level Domain to Neustar
Public Announcement
Vonage and Neustar Partner to Implement Call Authentication Solution
Netnod Q4 newsletter is out!
(.ME  DoMEn)
Kids And Advertising: (Ab)using The Most Vulnerable Target Group
NimbusWeb.ME – Your Ultimate Productivity Suite
The Ultimate Guide to Successfully Pitch Your Startup at a Conference
Tutorial: How to Record Your Skype Call on Mac, Windows and iPhone/iPad
Keep Your Mental Well-being in Check with
Christmas Countdown: 12 Days for the Brand of You
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Palestine to release one-character .ps domain names
Amazon beats South America: Company signs contract with ICANN
Explore the Internet & Govern It online tournament included in Cadet Spartakiad categories
Domain space grows by 5.1 million names
China remains crucial for new domains
Local IT marathon takes place in Troitsk
Explore the Internet and Govern It! competition at Hearty Bazaar
Coordination Center Council approves amendments to Domain Disputes Regulations
How to lose $147,000 on a domain name
Two more registrars accredited in .RU and .РФ
.РФ finds its balance point on the eve of 10th anniversary
Competitions and workshops for RIW 2019 participants
Three registrars win 2019 Runet Prize
Best DOT journalists of 2019: contest results announced
Fifty registrars accredited in .RU and .РФ
Over 50,000 attend celebrations of .RU’s 25th anniversary
Armed takeover of a domain name

APrIGF 2020 Fellowship Application Now Open!
Three of the best: IPv6
Three of the best: Long reads
Three of the best: DoH
Three of the best: Guest Posts
APNIC EC election 2020: Important changes to voting procedures
Tracing the evolution of Slow Drip attacks
Event Wrap: ARIN 44, NANOG 77 and OARC 31
Tech community has role to play in improving efficiency of cybernorms
Protecting users by securing email
Event Wrap: Peering Asia 3.0
APNIC fee schedule change for all account holders from 1 January 2020
M-Lab: measuring Internet performance in the Asia Pacific
EU Policy Update - Wrapping up 2019
New integrated TLD dashboard on CENTRstats
From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions
Working together to build a bigger, stronger Internet
Meet the 2020 ‘Futurecasters’
5 March: Symposium on the Future Networked Car within the Geneva Motor Show
How Myanmar’s policies accelerated digital development
Register for IGF 2020 First Open Consultations & MAG meeting (14 - 16 January, Geneva)
Open Call: Feedback on IGF 2019 and Suggestions for IGF 2020
IGF 2019 DRAFT Chair's Summary
Revisiting Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Afilias denies .org will go down post-acquisition
Palestine to release all one-character .ps domains, at a price
PIR thinks 20-year domain regs are a good idea
Q3 industry growth driven by .tk, .com and .icu
ICANN throws out second .org appeal, so URS stays
Warning (or threat?) prices must go up or .org will suffer DAYS of downtime
Russian company approved as gTLD escrow provider
Tuvalu Seeking To Capitalise On Online Video With .TV As Registry Rights Up For Renegotiation
CentralNic Completes Acquisition of Team Internet
.VU Moves On To Neustar’s Registry Platform
Amazon Gets Christmas Present From ICANN Winning .AMAZON
3 of Top 10 TLDs Show Registrations Decline In last 12 Months: Verisign DNIB
Tokelau World’s Largest Country in Nominet’s ccTLD World Map
EURid’s Award-Winning Domain Abuse Prevention System Wins Another Award
.VN Hits Half a Million
Domain Pulse 2020 Conference Going to Innsbruck To Gaze Into A Crystal Ball

Social Media

Indonesia, Australia, Portugal to develop Timor Leste's web domain
APTLD‘s Facebook
 page has now hit a milestone mark of 500 subscribers. Our thanks go to everyone and we promise we gotta try harder and do things better next year- because of you and for you! 
Best Wishes for a Joyful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! 
Fellowship Applications for APSIG 2020 are now open. Application deadline: 15 January 2020 23:59    Link
Apply Now for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions   Link
Facilitated by APTLD, the ccTLDs alliance to render technical assistance to. TL has caught Indonesian mass media's attention Link  (the text is in Bahasa but easy to translate)
Nominet Releases Updated ccTLD Map   Link
Enroll in the ICANN's NextGen Fellowship Program and let's meet in KL   NextGen@ICANN   Video of Kuala Lumpur
APrIGF Kathmandu 2020: Fellowship Program 2020 Applications Open   Link
70 top hackers gather in Finland for the world’s first open 5G Cyber Security Hackathon
CENTR's R&D working group recently met in Pisa, Italy - quick overview here
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Proposed Final Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group
Request for Proposal: IMRS Cluster (Singapore) Network Connectivity
Request for Proposal: IMRS Cluster (Singapore) Co-Location
Request for Quotation: Network Equipment Refresh 2020
Request for Quotation: Server Equipment Refresh 2020
Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget
Apply Now for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions
Belgian Data Protection Authority Response to Proposed Unified Access Model
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report
NextGen@ICANN68 Application Round Is Now Open
Business continuity implementation guidance to small ccTLD operators: playbook now available

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report
Proposed Final Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group
Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget