Newsletter (27 January 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (24 Jan 2020)
■ Fellows to the 2020 Sub-regional Workshop Selected    View
■ CentralNic Announces Sponsorship of APTLD77    View

■ VentraIP Announced as Co-Sponsor of APTLD77    View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
The role of APTLD in the development of the .au namespace
Licence Review Panel Update
A response to the Australian bushfires: Major Disaster Policy
auDA Registrant Review Panel Decision 20195251
Rosemary Sinclair AM appointed auDA CEO
Obituary of Susumu Sano, the Vice President of JPRS
Planned Maintenance at MYNIC Domain Management System and SELFCARE Platform
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
‘Digital’ regulation a growing global, political football in 2020.
Understanding .nz's place in the world
2020 vision: our Internet predictions
(.SB  Solomon Telekom)
Western Solomons now on Fibre Optic Cable
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic raises awareness among SMEs of their online presence at the Salon des Entrepreneurs in Paris
Neustar Appoints Alison Lewis to Board of Directors
TRUSTID, a Neustar Company, Further Strengthens Patent Portfolio and Secures Key Wins Enforcing Its Patents
Neustar Named A Leader in Marketing Measurement and Optimization Solutions by Independent Research Firm
Neustar delivers UltraThreat Feeds for more effective data security
Neustar Introduces Flexible Digital Identity Authentication Solutions to Combat Fraud and Improve Customer Experience
New year - get flexible with Netnod IX
(.ME  DoMEn)
How to Prepare Kids to Go Online Without Parental Supervision
Meet Nuka.ME: The Eternal Notebook
Let’s Not Panic – Explaining the Process of Job Application
What You Can Learn About Personal Branding from Franziska []
(.MX  Registry.MX)
Notice: Customer support not available – January 24th, 2020
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
The internet: The universal environment for cooperation between people, businesses and government bodies
Explore the Internet & Govern It! gains many new games
Universal Acceptance Regional Coordination Group of CIS and Eastern Europe joins UASG
Results of the Journey around Runet contest

AprIGF: Call for APrIGF 2020 Session Proposals
APNIC Training: 2019 in review
Event Wrap: MMIX and MMNOG Forum 2020
Modelling BBR’s interactions with loss-based congestion control
10 years of Internet number resourcing in the Asia Pacific
Bufferbloat may be solved, but it’s not over yet
Event Wrap: 33rd TWNIC IP OPM and TWNOG 4.0
Event Wrap: bdNOG 11
Addressing 2019
SHA-1 chosen prefix collisions and DNSSEC
Event Wrap: IGF 2019
Event Wrap: npNOG 5
Everyone deserves security
Event Wrap: PacNOG 25
Event Wrap: AFRINIC 31
MyAPNIC is changing
BGP in 2019 – BGP Churn
BGP in 2019 – The BGP Table
CENTR publishes its CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q3/2019
New Internet Security Principles Developed with World Economic Forum to Help Protect up to 1 Billion Users
The Week in Internet News: Kentucky Broadband Program Stalls
Pacific Report to the Dynamic Coalition of Small Island Developing States in the Internet Economy
The Week in Internet News: Mexico, NYC Push for Internet Access for All
At Davos, UN Broadband Commission advocates for financing inclusive meaningful connectivity for sustainable impact
ITU members focus attention on the role of emerging technologies in promoting ICT accessibility
Call for Validation of IGF 2020 Thematic Tracks Open by 6 February
IGF 2020 First Open Consultations & MAG meeting concluded in Geneva
Red Sea Region Suffers From Multi-Day Internet Outage Following an Undersea Cable Cut

Vint Cerf Says He Is in Favor of .ORG Acquisition, Explains Why

.eu ADR fees remain discounted until 30 June 2020
CIRA is funding digital literacy, cybersecurity, and internet infrastructure projects through $1+ million fund
Chris Mondini Appointed ICANN VP, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and MD, Brussels
auDA Announces New CEO As They Look To End Over 3 Years Of Turmoil
Is the .co rebid biased toward Afilias? Yeah, kinda
Amazon governments vow revenge for “illegal and unjust” ICANN decision on .amazon
SaveDotOrg to protest outside ICANN HQ. #lol
ICANN gets a new European chief
New CEO to step into the lion’s den at auDA
Namescon Europe Chooses Budapest
Warren and Other US Senators Weigh in on .Org Sale
GoDaddy Unveils New Branding

Social Media

Happy Lunar New Year!    Card
.RU team interviewed prominent expert during the IGF in Berlin and asked the same question to everyone, namely, Why should the youth contribute to IG? Take a listen: Video
Between Wednesday, 22 January 2020 (00:01 UTC) and Wednesday, 5 February 2020 (noon UTC), it is possible to apply for ccNSO travel funding to attend the ICANN68 ICANN Policy Forum, taking place 22-25 June 2020 in Kuala Lumpur. No early/late submissions will be accepted.
Requirements: The applicant actively participates in the work of the ccNSO and makes a special contribution to its projects and meetings. Examples of contributions to the work of the ccNSO: an active engagement in a ccNSO working group, a presentation at the ccNSO member meeting, or other engagements that strengthen the activities of the ccNSO. Important: Applications which do not clearly state an active contribution, are not eligible and will not be taken into consideration.
What is included? The funding covers an economy class ticket to the travel destination, the hotel costs for the time of the meeting and a per diem (either full funding, or partial funding). ccNSO Travel Fund Guideline:
How to apply? Full details on how to submit your application can be found here:
Next Steps? Once the application window closed, the ccNSO Travel Fund Committee members will evaluate all applications. The outcome of the ccNSO Travel Fund Committee deliberations will be published on the ccNSO website by the end of February 2020. All applicants will receive a personal notification as well.
.IN registrar met a part of the core team that enables .IN domains function globally and had a productive meeting.   Post
The Afilias's blog features APTLD and its role in development of the .au domain space - thank you, Afilias!   Link
Mr. Le Nam Trung, an APTLD Board Member since 2018, has just tendered his note of resignation. A veteran of VNNIC where he was Deputy Director and a long-standing friend and contributer to APTLD's activities, Trung is leaving the .VN registry for the Ministry of Information and Communications. We would like to express our great thanks to Trung and wish him every success in his career. We hope to see him at international gatherings, of course.
MYNIC give a visit to Pusat Jagaan Orang Tua Wanhing at Taman Sri Andalas, Seri Kembangan to see what we could offer to help lessen the burden, to give joy and love in the spirit of upcoming Chinese New Year.   Post
Our warmest congratulations to Jiankang Yao of CNNIC on having been elected as an IAB Board member. A long-standing practitioner and author of a number of RFCs, he has done a great job on IDNs and EAI for the community - well done, Yao!
Cypriot (CY) ccTLD Now Offering Direct Registrations
CENTR release updated global TLD market report
APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (16 January 2020)
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Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report
Public Interest Registry, ICANN Extend Deadline
Register for ICANN67 Prep Week Webinars
Attend Informational Webinar on ICANN’s Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget
Chris Mondini Appointed ICANN Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, Europe and Managing Director, Brussels
Apply for ccNSO travel funding for ICANN68, Kuala Lumpur
Call for volunteers ccPDP3 | Part 2 Review Mechanism
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 23 January
Heads up! webinar 23 January at 14 UTC | ccPDP3 Review Mechanism
ccNSO Council – launches PDP 4.0
Update Election Notice ICANN Board Seat 11
ccNSO Council Minutes, 19 December
Election Notice, ICANN Board Seat 11

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers
Third Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT3) Draft Report
Proposed Dates for ICANN Public Meetings 2024-2028 and Revised Dates in 2022
Proposed Final Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross Community Working Group
Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement
Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget
Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report