Newsletter (9 March 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
   ¶ Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration

■ Call for an APTLD Sponsored Fellowship to EuroSSIG-2020    View

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
auDA website performance issues
auDA welcomes new CEO Rosemary Sinclair AM
Striving for balance in the lead up to International Women's Day 2020
Insights from the APTLD77 Members Meeting, Melbourne 2020
Planned Maintenance at MYNIC Domain Management System and SELFCARE Platform
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Changing Internet provider? The Broadband Map NZ can be handy!
Updated version of Broadband Map NZ website launched
.nz wholesale domain fee change announced
Domain name trends in a maturing market
DNC newsletter - February 2020
Important Announcement and Updates due to the COVID-19
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic publishes its first Gender Equality Index
.FR reaches an all-time high, with 37.7% market share in France in 2019
Neustar Makes Significant Investment in Next-Generation UltraDNS Infrastructure
Neustar Appoints Google Executive Patrick Jabal to Board of Directors
PTAB Confirms Key Claims of Neustar’s Intellectual Property Covering Fundamental Call Authentication Techniques Using Calling Party Number
PT partner with Netnod for world-class DNS service
(.ME  DoMEn)
Graphic Design 101 Starter Kit: Part 1 – Transforming Businesses into Healthy Communities
The Pros and Cons of letting technology babysit our kids Solution for better rankings on Amazon
(.RU  CC for .RU/.РФ)
Fourth Family IT Marathon kicks off
RIGF 2020 posts preliminary program
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ presents its youth initiatives to Russian educators
Teachers have major impact on shaping positive digital culture
.ДЕТИ marks its sixth anniversary

APrIGF 2020 Postponed to 27-30 Sep 2020 Due to Coronavirus Concerns
Call for IGF 2020 Workshops
Open Forums
(Deadline: 15 April)
Call for IGF 2020 Vllage Booths (Deadline: 15 April)
Apply for IGF 2020 Travel Support until 15 April
Express Interest to Participate in the IGF Music Night until 15 April
Call for IGF 2020 Remote Hubs Open until 20 September
Letting go of clean design
Organizational security implications for IPv6
Drilling for the KSK
New course and eduroam available through the APNIC Academy
Teamwork shines through at 3rd APNIC Hackathon
DNSSEC validation revisited
Event Wrap: GFCE Pacific Regional Meeting 2020
How to: Deploy DoT and DoH with dnsdist
Event Wrap: JANOG 45
Event Wrap: NZNOG 2020
Fit-for-purpose financing to grow your access network business
Deploying DNSSEC in a large enterprise
Network topology design at 27,000 km/hr
CENTR publishes its Guide to ICANN67
Registration standardised metric definitions – German translation added
Internet Society Board of Trustees Meeting on March 13-14, 2020, changed to a virtual meeting
Internet Society Holds First Ever Internet Development Conference in Ethiopia
Internet Society Ethiopia Chapter Launched Today!
The Week in Internet News: Let’s Encrypt Hits One Billion Certificates
APRICOT 2020: Routing Security Takes Center Stage
ICT industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030
Over 50 Domain Operators in China Ask ICANN for Immediate Fee Waivers Due to Impact from Coronavirus

Firefox Starts the Roll Out of DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) by Default for US-Based Users

Cybercriminals Continuing To Exploit Coronavirus With Malicious Domains: Check Point
European Commission Gives EURid Vote Of Confidence In Its Operation Of .EU
Many TLDs Facing Increasing Requirements And Reduced Growth, And For One, .NZ, Leads To Registry Fee Increase
Donuts Appoints Mina Neuberg As Chief Marketing Officer
.CL’s Poblete To Replace Disspain on ICANN Board
.ME To Release 2,800 Premium Domains This Week
IP Address Marketplace to Accelerate Sales: Heficed Case Study
10 Years Between New gTLD Applications Is Too Long: Domain Pulse Q&A With Jovenet Consulting’s Jean Guillon
Could .org debate bring back the glory days of ICANN public forums?
The latest industry C-suite musical chairs
Most languages won’t be available at ICANN 67
Ethos volunteers for .org pricing handcuffs
Cloudfest Falls Victim to COVID 19 – Event Cancelled
Nominations for RIPE Board Open

Social Media

MYNIC: There has been a 242% increase in registered .MY domains in the last decade   Post
Dear APTLD Ladies, Happy Women's Day!
The APrIGF MSG and Secretariat Statement: With ongoing concerns about the coronavirus situation, the APrIGF MSG has made a difficult decision to postpone the conference to 27-30 September 2020.
Warmest congratulations to .QA for its 9 year anniversary!    Post
ICANN: #ICANN67 FAQ now available. We have tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Check back for updates. >>
The APTLD Meeting Relocation Plan has recently been approved by the Board:

a follow-up on the recent #APTLD77, Nicolau Santos Celestino, CEO of. TL (in the center) paid a visit to the HQ of PANDI to discuss matters of mutual concern and cooperation.   Photo
AU domain: Today’s blog post provides an overview of the #APTLD77 Members Meeting, held last week in Melbourne. We look closely at the pre-training sessions, and at the event being an ideal opportunity for information sharing and collaboration for attendees from across the Asia-Pacific region. APTLD
(.at) Domain pulse 2020: Experts meet to discuss the future of the Internet
Members: #APTLD77 presentation slides now available on the member website - check your inbox for the link

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ICANN67 Public Forum: Time Allocated for Community Discussion on Proposed Transfer of Ownership of Public Interest Registry
Public Comment Period Extended: Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report
Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
Meeting Schedule for ICANN67 Virtual Community Forum Now Available
ICANN Implements New Travel Guidance
Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
Upcoming Middle East DNS Forum Postponed
ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN68 Participants
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 12 March
Patricio Poblete nominated as Director fulfilling ICANN Board Seat 11
ccNSO SOPC Comments – FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan
Update on the ccNSO schedule for ICANN67
ccNSO Council Minutes, 23 January

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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
Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules