Newsletter (18 May 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
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■ Working Group of the Secretariat Performance Review Created and Held its First Meeting    View
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Members News

(.AU  auDA)
.au Registry Reports - April 2020 Now Available
Quarterly Stakeholder Report Now Available
Understanding how your registrar can support you as a .au domain name registrant
Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme (WARS) 2020-2021 is now open for applications until 19 June 2020
Maintenance for Service Enhancement
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Lessons from the Christchurch Call one year on: together is the only way forward
Contact tracing: apps need people to work
20 organisations pledge support for digital inclusion plan submitted to NZ Government
What have Kiwis been doing with the Internet during lockdown?
COVID-19, WHOIS and combatting .nz domain name system abuse.
New Zealand's CoVid-19 lockdown: a view from the DNS
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Issues a Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks
TRUSTID Thwarts Next Caller’s Latest Attempt to Avoid Consequences of  Next Caller’s Patent Infringement and False Advertising
Neustar Authentication Technology Named Finalist for ACT-IAC 2020 Igniting Innovation Awards
Duda and Neustar Provide Free Online Listing Management for Small Business Updates Related to COVID-19 Impacts
(.ME  DoMEn)
What if children are online without parental supervision and protection?
Meet Luka Zaric: Designer Who Knows the Power of Personal Branding
Best Freelancing Websites to Consider
Online Collaboration Tools Star: Join.Me
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
First Cyrillic domain .РФ marks 10th anniversary
Results of the What You Know About .РФ quiz
Digital dictation, 10 years of .РФ: Internet in Russian, kicks off
.РФ development promotes Cyrillic domains in different countries
 “10 Years of .РФ” anniversary event to begin with a news conference
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ becomes a partner of the annual EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names.
Digital Dictation with domain questions to mark .РФ’s 10th anniversary

An update from the IGF MAG
Introducing the Networking from Home events
Cooperating and defending against COVID-19 scammers
Strengthening the foundation for PNG’s digital future
APNIC 50 Call for Papers open
Measuring the benefits of registering in the RPKI
Common setups to secure your networks from home
Measuring the IPv6 network periphery
EU Policy Update - April 2020
Fit for purpose? Task Force presents first draft of future RIPE Database
What‘s up@RIPE80, not in Berlin?
CENTR publishes new Tech Trends Watch
Facebook to build a subsea cable to improve connectivity in Africa
For Tribal Lands Ravaged by COVID-19, Broadband Access Is a Matter of Life and Death
Announcing the Launch of the Global Encryption Coalition
The Week in Internet News: Hackers Revamp Malware With COVID-19 Messages
Internet During Shutdown: Do We Need More Internet?
Internet Society-Chatham House Collaboration: How Is Consolidation Changing the Internet?
ITU leads global efforts to commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day amid COVID-19 pandemic
Fostering investment in the broadband infrastructure of South Eastern Europe
2nd OCs & MAG Meeting to be hosted online on 15-19 June
Suggest high-level speakers for the 15th IGF
IGF in your language
Update from the Host Country
Spring Break redux! ICANN picks Cancun for 2023 meeting
ICANN’s .org decision was NOT unanimous, and it was made in secret
Donuts kicks down .place fences after attempt at innovation
.org sale officially dead
Afilias promotes .vote domains amid US vote-by-mail controversy
After Zoom trolling, ICANN 68 will be password-protected
Despite Brexit, .eu actually returned to growth in Q1
ICANN whistleblower expects to be fired after alleging budget irregularities, bugged meetings
Portugal ccTLD says growth better than expected during pandemic
Club Registry Celebrates 6 Years
RIPE Board Election Remember to Vote!

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On 5 May 2020 .BY celebrated its 26 anniversary. Our congratulations go to, the ccTLD .BY manager, and the whole Belarusian internet community.
We are most proud to have an APTLD member for years now and do important job for the community. We wish our colleagues from Belarus every success and new victories and achievements! Happy birthday .BY!
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ICANN and PTI Publish U.S. Tax Returns for Fiscal Year Ending 30 June 2019
ICANN76 Community Forum Location Announced
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1: Proposed Final Report
ICANN Posts Adopted FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and FY21 Budget
Proposal for Malayalam Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules – Second Public Comment Proceeding
Register to Join: Special Meeting of the ICANN Board and FY20 Board Operational Priorities Webinar
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 21 May
ccNSO Council Minutes, 16 April
Save the date! June 2020 ccTLD Community Webinar
Call for presentations: first ever set of Virtual ccTLD News Sessions
public comments: ccPDP3 Initial Proposals for Process to Retire ccTLDs

Current ICANN Public Consultations

ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025
Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan
Proposal for Malayalam Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules – Second Public Comment Proceeding
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1: Proposed Final Report
ccNSO PDP3: Initial Proposals for Process to Retire ccTLDs