Newsletter (6 April 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
   ¶ Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       
   ¶ Agenda under the Public Comment Period until 12 April
■ Open APTLD surveys:
   Registration and Renewal fees
   Conflicts between ADR proceedings and injunctions
   Registry-Registrar relations
   IDN uptake (edition 2020)

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Protecting yourself against online scams
3 best practices to follow while working from home
Gulshan Alcatel telephone nos. conversion into new MOTN Exchge. (984...., 989..... to 22226....., ....)
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Will Waive Wholesale Restore Fee to Help Registrants Keep Their Domain Names During COVID-19 Crisis
How We’re Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
Verisign to Report First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
Special Message: Limited Services
Movement Control Order – MYNIC continues working from Home till 14 April 2020
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
How InternetNZ is operating online
Media comment from InternetNZ - 50,000 free wholesale broadband connections
An Internet for All and an Internet for Good: Become a member of InternetNZ
14 tips to help with remote working.
DNC Newsletter March 2020
DNCL's COVID-19 information hub
(.OM  TRA)
Notice issued by TRA-Oman on the Measures taken by the Sultanate of Oman to Guarantee the Provision of Telecommunication Services, Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and mitigate its Effects
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Publishes a Public Consultation on a Cloud Policy Statement in Qatar
Telecom Sector Helps in Reducing Direct Communication between Individuals
CRA Publishes Findings of the Business Consumers Satisfaction Survey with the Telecommunication Services 2019
Retirement of
TWNIC 2019 Annual Report
Domain News: Coronavirus
Notice of Temporary Office Closure
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic continues to support VSEs/SMEs: the Foliweb workshops are 100% webinars during the crisis
Covid-19: 10 digital protection measures to maintain a good Internet connection during the crisis
DDoS Attacks Increase 180% in 2019 Compared to 2018
Netnod Q1 newsletter is out!
New milestone in Network Time Security as Internet Draft approved
IX upgrades at no additional cost for 3 months
(.ME  DoMEn)
How to Entertain Kids During The Impromptu Staycation
Motivate Your Kids to Learn During a Staycation
ID.ME Launches Covid.Slack.Com
Graphic Design 101 Starter Kit: Portfolio
Challenges kids might face within K12 education
Kukua.ME: Meet Super Sema, Africa’s Literacy Heroine
How to Overcome the Challenges of Remote Work
DoMEn Cup: A Programming Competition for Young Students
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
No domain names to be deleted between March 30 – April 3
1, 638 “coronavirus” domains registered in .RU and .РФ
Digital Dictation 2020 to be held online on March 28 – April 11
IP&IT LAW 2020 announces winners and runners-up
First youth internet governance seminar kicks off with webinar
Applications received remotely
Regular registrar checks suspended

APrIGF Fellowship Program 2020 Results
APrIGF 2020 Postponed to 27-30 Sep 2020 Due to Coronavirus Concerns
Open Call for 2021 Local Host Now! (EXTENDED to 10 April)
Security improvements to APNIC websites
Community comes together to make deploying RPKI easier
CDNs and cloud providers join MANRS to improve routing security
2020 ISIF Asia Grants applications open
Lessons from securing a remote workforce
A new infrastructure to serve RDAP
Announcing the Asia Pacific Internet Development Trust (APIDT)
Announcement regarding IPv4 Address Block 43/8
The best laid plans…
An Opinion Piece on Internet Security
VoIP goes to the web: the allure of HTTP
Mirja Kuehlewind new Chair of the Internet Architecture Board
Meet you on the NetStream: IETF with all-virtual agenda in desperate times
Special emergency session of the Broadband Commission pushes for action to extend internet access and boost capacity to fight COVID-19
Final Acts of the WRC-19 now available online for download
ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao’s statement on the launch of a global platform to help protect telecommunication networks during the COVID-19 crisis
In Times of Crisis, All Communities Need to Be Connected
Disinformation: The Invisible Sword Dividing Society
Internet Society Expands Program for Secure Internet Routing Framework
The Week in Internet News: U.S. Senator Fears Attacks on Connectivity
Member News: Ethiopia Launches Internet Society Chapter
Working with APRICOT to Improve Routing Security
IETF 107 Starts Today as a Virtual Meeting
Vint Cerf Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Over 360 Security Experts Around the World From Group to Combat COVID-19 Hackers, Protect Hospitals
Verisign Gets Green Light To Up .COM Registry Fee In New Registry Agreement
ICANN Chair Discusses The Next Generation and Internet Governance and Future of the DNS: Domain Pulse 2020
NIC Chile Responds To Coronavirus Giving Registrants More Time
ICANN Chair On Privacy And How It Relates To The DNS Community: Domain Pulse 2020
Curiosities And Little Known Facts About .NZ
ICANN’s number two Cyrus Namazi quits. Probably due to sexual discrimination claims.
ICANN grants Verisign its price increases, of course
ALL .za domains have to link to government coronavirus web site
Namecheap and others banning coronavirus domains
Go here to help fight against coronavirus abuse
As it releases free download, DomainTools says 68,000 dangerous coronavirus domains have been registered
COVID 19: What Registrars and Registries are Doing to Help
Centralnic and its Companies Reshuffle Leadership
Registrar Group Publishes COVID-19 Response Document
How to Spot a Corona Virus / COVID 19 Phish

Social Media

Change of leadership at VNNIC
APTLD bids farewell to Director General Tran Minh Tan who is leaving VNNIC to pursue an academic career and thanks him for a great job for the registry and the APTLD community. Many remember him spearheading preparations for and hosting of APTLD71 in Ho Chi Minh City 3 years ago and leading VNNIC delegations at a number of international events. Also, it was during his tenure and thanks to his encouragement that a VNNIC executive was for the first time ever elected as an APTLD Board Director. We wish Director Tran Minh Tan every success in his studies and welcome Mr.Nguyen Hong Thang as the new DG of VNNIC and look forward to meeting him in a not-so-distant future.
March 23 - The APTLD Facebook page has hit a new milestone of 500 likes and we are very grateful to all APTLD Members, Friends, Fans and Followers!
Reminder: Register for a pilot Webinar in the series of How-To Webinars on 13 April 2020

For all Facebook posts:

and Twits:


Call for Expressions of Interest: Standing Panel for ICANN’s Independent Review Process
ICANN Publishes Staff Report On ICANN’s FY21–25 Operating and Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget Public Comment Proceeding
IANA Naming Function Review Team Completes Rules of Engagement, Scope of Work, and Work Plan
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level Version 2
Addendum to the Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – Phase 2
Invitation to Join Strategic Outlook Trends Identification Session
ccNSO Activity Summary March 2020
ccNSO Council Adopts 2020-2021 Councilors Roles and Responsibilities
The March 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now.
Planning for a Virtual ICANN68 Policy Forum

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Revised Community Travel Support Guidelines
Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process
Addendum to the Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – Phase 2
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level Version 2