Newsletter (24 February 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
   ¶ Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration
■ APTLD77 Communiqué    View
■ APTLD Office Bearers Elected    View
■ APTLD and PICISOC Form Strategic Partnership, Promote Outreach and Awareness- Raising in the Pacific    View

■ Final Result of the 2020 APTLD Board Election    View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Four ways to better engage your audience
Brand protection and your .au domain name
BTCL on 21st February Program
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Keeping .nz safe and secure
InternetNZ: An Internet for all and an Internet for good
DNCL directors appointed
.nz Advisory Panel releases its Issues Report
DNC newsletter - January 2020
.nz Advisory Panel releases its Issues Report
Figure of the day: 75,000 domains in the .UZ zone
Separation of Registry and Registrar Functions for .vu ccTLD
2020 Community Telecommunications Grant (CTG)
(.ME  DoMEn)
Alternatives to internships: Different ways to jumpstart your career
WebWave.ME – Build Your Website Now
How to stimulate your child’s learning processes
Theresa Baxter: Illustrator Who Believes in Body Positivity
(.SU  Foundation for Internet Development)
New European study on children and the internet in 19 countries
(.RS/.срб  RNIDS)
DIDS 2020 and silent Internet revolutions
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Internet for All to be screened at Blagosfera cinema club
Safer Runet Week comes to an end in Moscow
Youth Internet Governance seminar to be held ahead of RIGF 2020
A woman elected CENTR chair for the first time
Coordination Center presents its research and projects in 72 Russian regions
New versions of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ documents come into force
States play leading role in providing for cyber hygiene
Moscow State University Psychology Department presents social and educational projects of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/ .РФ

Call for APrIGF 2020 Session Proposals
Loko: Predictable latency in small networks
Thank you Melbourne!
Community elects three EC members
Refreshing APNIC’s Strategic Direction
APNIC 2019 Annual Report now available
Stats and games at JANOG 45
Resourcing 2019: by the numbers
3rd APNIC Hackathon – “No hay dos sin tres”
APRICOT 2020 starts today!
AUSeries: ‘It takes a community.’ Building the Internet in Australia
AUSeries: Connecting the ‘forgotten’ billion to the Internet
AUSeries: A lifetime protecting the Internet protocol
At the bottom of the sea: a short history of submarine cables
AUSeries: Superheroes answer Australia ICT’s call to fix diversity issue
AUSeries: Internet development comes in all forms
CENTR elects three new members to its Board of Directors
Call for Validation of IGF 2020 Thematic Tracks Analysis
Call to NRIs to apply for financial grants (deadline: 3 March).
WSIS Forum 2020: Media registration now open for world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community
2020 AI for Good Global Summit to scale AI-powered problem solving for global impact
NDSS 2020: The Best in Security Research – For the Good of the Internet
Canada’s Innovative Future Relies on Upholding Core Properties of the Capital ‘I’ Internet
The Week in Internet News: CIA Had Encryption Backdoor for Decades
Let’s Improve Routing Security at APRICOT 2020
Member News: Internet Society Chapters Focus on Security
The Week in Internet News: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Announcing the Slates of Candidates for the 2020 Board of Trustees Elections
Israel's Entire Voter Registry Exposed, the Massive Data Leak Involves 6.5 Million Voters

American University Washington College of Law to Hold Open Discussion on the .ORG Sale Controversy

Big Year Ahead For InternetNZ With Registry Transformation Project, Security Issues and So Much More: Q&A With Brent Carey
Cybercriminals Exploit Coronavirus With Thousands Of Nefarious Domain Registrations
Chris Disspain Looks At The Highlights of 2019 And What His Final Year On The ICANN Board Might Hold
SIDN Takes Aim At Fake .NL Webshops Taking Down 4,500 In 2019
Yup. ICANN cancelled Cancun
9,000 people tell ICANN they don’t want .com price increases. Here’s what some of them said
Covid-19: It’s official, domainers are faster than journalists
ICA will help you support .com price increases (but doesn’t want you to)
IEDR Withdrawing From Direct Registration Market

Social Media

MYNIC promotes creativity among Government agencies   Post
From our Member in Kazakhstan: Packet Clearing House
Meanwhile, in the Middle East, APTLD is featured in an article: Thank you, Munir Badr!
The Group Photo - Link
During the networking tour, APTLD77 participants were treated to a traditional welcome, a demonstrate of playing the didgeridoo   Photo
The traditional post-Meeting throwback is now available on YouTube:
Thank you, everyone, for being with us in Melbourne!
Thank you, Neustar. Member’s post from the Neustar visit
AU domain, 20 Feb 2020: Speakers at #APTLD77 did a brilliant job today, well done to all. A variety of topics relating to the cctld industry were covered, including internet governance, marketing and registry operations.    Post with photos
A few pics from the Afilias sponsored dinner at West Beach, St Kilda last night! Thanks to Sue from auDA for all of her help in organising the event, and Thank you for the treat, Afilias! #APTLD77   Post with photos
AU domain: What better way to finish up #APTLD77 presentations than with 2 panels, on Takedown Policies, featuring Steph Viljoen from auDA and Domain Name Valuation, featuring Patrick Donaldson from Afilias AU and Angelo Giuffrida from VentraIP Australia. Well done guys!   Post with photos
VentraIP Australia: Angelo has spent the last two days at the APTLD 77th Members Meeting and AGM, including presenting in a session this morning on Domain Name Valuation. It has been a pleasure for VentraIP Australia to be one of the event's sponsors.    Post with photos
Next to the ocean, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of .LK and presented a plaque of appreciation to Prof. Gihan Dias, its CEO.
We also love and are grateful to our sponsors and each of them - auDA as the host, Afilias, Neustar, CentralNic, and VentraIP received a uniquely designed Certificate of Appreciation from Ai-chin Lu, the APTLD Board Chair.    Photos
Photo Gallary:  The way we interact
Photo Gallary:  People and Coalas
A high-level meeting of the leaders of 3 APTLD members-auDA, PANDI, and. TL discussed prospects for a technical assistance project for. TL.    Photo
The LK Domain Registry + TechCERT team which conducted the 1-day workshop on Securing Registry IT Systems And Security Incidents Management at the APTLD 77 meeting in Melbourne, Australia.   Post
#APTLD77 seen from the Sri Lankan's lense  Photo Gallery
Armenian delegates at #APTLD77    Photos
Photo -Meet Sue Brennan, the MC of the show. She and the whole auDA team had to step in and do all the heavylifting as the APTLD GM and staff have missed Australia. Small wonder she received a special Russian-style award for that. Thank you, Sue and auDA, for all you've done for the community.
Pacific Member- attending the opening of the APTLD meeting with Cherie who will be signing the MOU between PICISOC and APTLD.  Photos
APTLD77 is officially opened, having braved all the challenges!   Photos
Photos - the concluding session for Training Day 2. Thank you, LK team for a good class on security!
APTLD Training Day 1: starring Ian Hanke, a local expert on crisis management   Photos
Photos -Training Day 2: Chamara Disanayake of. LK at his best mentoring on security. Meanwhile, in the back office, auDA volunteers pack swag bags for everyone's bright tomorrow. Many thanks to both for contributing to the success of #APTLD77!   
The Marketing-up training for Members has been delivered by Joe Alagna of Afilias and Ian Hanke, a prominent Australian expert in crisis management as a guest star. The room was fully "sold out"    Photos
We are proud to introduce VentraIP, our new friends and an official sponsor of #APTLD77. Thank you for joining us in Melbourne!   Post
The New Record in Participation is Set. -While the on-line registration for #APTLD77 is officially closed, the number of CONFIRMED participants has just hit the 130 pax mark, which is an absolute record figure for the past decade! Kudos to the APTLD community, our friends and associates, and the .AU team, of course!

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ICANN to Hold First-Ever Remote Public Meeting
Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) Strategy 2021-2025
Implementation of Consensus Policy for the Protection of Red Cross & Red Crescent Identifiers
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1
Revised Community Travel Support Guidelines
Draft Proposal for NextGen@ICANN Program Improvements
ICANN67 to be held via remote-participation only, and the impact on the ccNSO schedule
Request to amend Article 10 of the ICANN Bylaws

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Draft FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan & Budget
Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report
Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 2
Draft Proposal for NextGen@ICANN Program Improvements
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1
Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) Strategy 2021-2025
Revised Community Travel Support Guidelines