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APTLD Newsletter (1 August 2023)

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Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD84 Members Meeting, South Korea Seoul, 18-20 September, 2023
¶  Meeting Website         ¶ Online Registration         ¶  Agenda(28 July)

Members News

(.AU auDA)
AI governance: safe and responsible AI in Australia

Unpacking the .au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP)

Sharing our new Domestic Public Policy Agenda

TDRA Launches the 9th Edition of its Virtual Camp 2023

Partnering for Internet Resilience, TRA and RIPE NCC Host Capacity-Building Workshops in Bahrain

(.LK LK Domain Registry)
Congratulations Bestweb.lk 2023 Winners

Scheduled System Maintenance for Selfcare

(.SB Ourtelekom)
Mobile Solution Boosts Guadalcanal Celebrations

ILOVE.SG‘ promotion for National Day 2023

SGNIC-Q-23007: Invitation To Quote (ITQ) for the Development of a Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program

(.NZ internetnz)
New Fellows and Councillors announced

Disappointed to see CERT NZ fold into the GCSB without broader engagement

Mediation — what’s it all about?

ICANN Selects DENIC Services as its Sole Designated Registrar Data Escrow Agent

(.ME  DoMEn)
.ME Content and Abuse Report December 2022

Not Just A Product: Creating A Unique And Personal Brand Experience

Leveling Up Online Presence with Gamification Techniques

Brand Authenticity In The Age Of Social Media: Navigating Transparency And Trust

Partour: A Playable AR Tour Guide For Gamer Tourists

(.MX  Registry.MX)
How does a .mx domain help your SEO strategy?

(.RU Coordination Center For .RU/.РФ)
The Summer School on Internet Governance 2023 Started!

TLDCON 2023 Program Published

Is the Global Digital Compact a UN Red Tape or a Document of the Future?


Verisign Reports Second Quarter 2023 Results

(WhoisXML API)
Predict Phishing Attacks with Our Early Warning Phishing Feed

WhoisXML API Is Now a Sumo Logic Partner

A DNS Deep Dive into Malware Crypting


The gTLDs’ new clothes

AWS introduces charges for public IPv4 use

Don’t leave network blind spots

Update QUIC timers once per RTT

HSTS preload adoption and challenges

Event Wrap: VNNIC Internet Conference 2023

A formal analysis of Karn’s Algorithm

Event Wrap: PacNOG 31

QUIC timers don’t work well

[Podcast] Adding ZONEMD protections to the root zone

The joy of TXT

Adding ZONEMD protections to the root zone

APrIGF 2023 Election Process Announcement


Leadership Panel Press Statements

IGF 2023 Selected Workshops

Terrestrial services for a safe digital future

Coordinated Universal Time: An overview

New UN initiative aims to step up AI’s contribution to health

Gokina Smart Village in Pakistan: Digital transformation at the community level

Efficient frequency management is key to advancing Africa’s wireless services

The Artemis era: A new phase in human lunar exploration

UN digital agency tackles its gender gap

Amazon Web Services to Charge for IPv4 Addresses Amidst Rising Costs and Scarcity; Urges Shift to IPv6

Ukraine’s Increasing Dependence on Starlink Sparks Concern Over Musk’s Unilateral Control

SEC Now Giving Companies a 4-Day Deadline to Reveal Cyberattacks

SpaceX Set to Launch Jupiter 3, the World’s Largest Commercial Communications Satellite, on Falcon Heavy Rocket

China’s Top Diplomat Calls for Global Cyberspace Fairness, Urges Resistance to Technological Dominance

Google Limits Some Employees’ Access to the Internet

Amazon Propels Into the Satellite Internet Race With New $120 Million Florida Facility

Social Media

The change of leadership at National Internet Exchange of India: with Mr. Ani Kumar Jain retiring from office, NIXI is pleased to announce that Dr. Devesh Tyagi has been appointed CEO NIXI by Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Govt. of India w.e.f. 19th July 2023. This will be an additional charge in addition to his regular assignment as Senior Director with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).
A brief bio of Dr. Devesh Tyagi ( https://in.linkedin.com/in/devesh-tyagi-002b9b5)
“Dr. Devesh Tyagi is Senior Director, Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). He has more than 31 years of experience in IT/ESDM sector. He has been actively involved in the promotion of IT/ESDM sector and also working for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation and product creation in the country. He has also been involved in various policy formations for IT/ESDM sector. Prior to joining STPI, he served National Informatics Centre (NIC) in various capacities. He has a wide range of experience in Project Management and Software development. He possesses strong technical capabilities and delivered lot of remarkable projects during this period. He has earned his Doctorate degree from SHUATS, Allahabad.”
He has also been on NIXI Board for more than 3+ years.
We at APTLD would like to express our profound gratitude to Mr. Jain  for his most efficient and industrious performance for the community’s benefit  and leading a few important initiatives, including Universal Acceptance Steering Group – UASG  and – reecentlly within APTLD, the Reincorporation Members Working Group that has been working hard on both the reincorporation process and  revising the APTLD Constitution  and by-Laws; the Members Standing Program Committee that has done a great job by shaping agendas of several Members Meetings to date; and the recent Working Group on the APTLD Strategic Plan for 2022-2024. We hope that Anil will still be around to help and encourage the community with his commitment and vigor!
Under his leadership, NIXI will further strengthen its role in the Internet Governance space with your continued support and patronage.

Today, in the lead-up to #APTLD84, let’s talk about a ccTLD with a very winding and complex background – .TL.
Known as the ccTLD for Timor Leste, the country’s previous name was East Timor and is used to have .TP (short reserved for Portuguese Timor (Timor Português)) as its country code, and the change took place in 1997 in the wake of the 1974 Carnation revolution in Portugal that set the last European world empire’s colonies on the road to independence. That included Portuguese Timor, the eastern half of an island off the north coast of Australia, sharing its other half with an Indonesian province. The leading Timorese political party declared the country’s independence on November 28, 1975.
Interestingly, at the time, .TP became the first ccTLD ever deleted from the Internet map of the world.
The ccTLD saw a transition period in that regard: according to the registry, all registrants in .TP were automatically given the equivalent domains in .TL, and no further .TP registrations were accepted until its removal from the root zone in February 2015.
.TL is administered through the Council of Country Code Administrators (CoCCA) and second-level registration is available through resellers worldwide with no local presence requirement.
.TLl complies with the ISO 3166-1 standard for the two-letter codes of the name of countries, and can be used as an abbreviation in either of the country’s two official languages: Timor Lorosa’e in Tetum or Timor-Leste in Portuguese.
Registration is normally directly at second-level; one subdomain in use in the country itself is .GOV.TL, for government ministries. For example, the Government Portal is www.timor-leste.gov.tl.

Website text development hints from @it.com
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Website owners often neglect the importance of providing clear text content to guide users through the ordering process. Unfortunately, this assumption proves ineffective in practice.
– Lack of important details:
When making a purchase or placing an order, users seek details such as lead-times, available materials, return policies, delivery options and more.
It is crucial to provide this information on your website, ensuring accurate descriptions and highlighting your advantages.
– Excessive text:
However, excessive text can deter users from your website.
As a result, it goes unnoticed, and users miss out on learning about the benefits, ultimately reducing purchases.
When creating content, keep in mind that the optimal length for a page’s text is approximately 2,500 to 3,000 characters.
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A new Threat Intelligence Data Feeds from Whois API, LLC—
We are proud to announce that we recently launched the new Threat Intelligence Data Feeds!
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Take a look at the Threat Intelligence Data Feeds by downloading file samples here: https://threat-intelligence.whoisxmlapi.com/?action=show...

Lo and behold what may be looming upon us: link

CCNSO has something new to share with you link

A new feature from the LK Domain Registry— link

In the lead-up to #APTLD84, a blitz quiz: can you name the biggest ccTLD on the planet. No, not what you’ve thought of…. And no, your second guess is wrong! Looking through the lens of county-code domains it is .TK! With a whopping 20m+ registrations it stands out as a unique marketing success story, though challenged by many.
Still, a 10 square kilometer island in the Pacific that’s barely visible on a world map t is home to .TK, while Teletok Company is the ccTLD Manager.
TELETOK is now over 20 years old and it has completed major capital projects on a 4G LTE mobile network (new ICT broadband platform), solar upgrade, emergency voice system (HF and VHF), and multicast in 2017. With the new broadband 4G LTE mobile network, digital bridges have been constructed between islands to international destinations. The government supports the LTE 4G project with $1.05m from its budget from 2015/2016 to 2016/2017. Other capital developments on domestic cable, submarine cable, national radio, OCS, equipment rooms, and offices have not factored in the financial plan but are ongoing projects.
Regardless, according to a CNN report from 2012, there were nine million websites with a .tk domain that year, which reportedly contributed to a sixth of the island’s GDP!

Is it .ME for a moment? ((c)Pete Townshend) . Well, may be ….—
Build your personal brand to find your niche and connect with your audience authentically! Be YOU, be unique, and let your creativity soar!

Tired of the turbulent world around you? Seek peace and stability nowhere farther than in Afnic‘s annual report for 2022—
Afnic Activity Report 2022: a year of stability and transformation link

The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat ((c) Confucius). Wait, you can find the BlackCat anywhere if you’re wise enough to engage Whois API, LLC link

Wishing best of luck to the PANDI footsal team! — picture

In the lead-up to #APTLD84, our today’s journey takes us to the country of smiles, mango and durian… that’s right, Thailand!
The nation’s ccTLD from the onset has been managed by the Thai Network Information Center Foundation, which was established when Prof. Dr. Kanchana Kanjanasut and others established the Thailand Network Information Center (THNIC: Thailand Network Information Center), which is located under Asian Institute of Technology (AIT: Asian Institute of Technology) since 1988 to act as a registry administrator and provide domain name registration services. Responding to the expansion of domain name registrations
At the time, of THNIC was not registered in the form of a legal entity but only a domain registration service center that allocated domains for free because in those early days, Internet users were academic institutions and non-profit organizations. In addition, THNIC was performing Nameserver administration and information system manager functions and the job was done by teachers and university students as volunteers.
THNIC then attempted to both raise funds to ensure operational sustainability and engage with ISPs and other interested parties to expand its business, while transiting to a legal entity that was known as T.H. Nick Co., Ltd..
However, THNIC has always realized the importance of the concept of working to support the development of the Internet and domain systems. In pursuit of the objective it set up theThai Network Information Center Foundation on August 7, 2007 to operate in a non-profit format concurrently.
Its objectives have been:
To promote and facilitate the use of the Internet Domain name registration and management of the dot th top-level domain name database (.th Top Level Domain Name).
to support research studies and the development of the Internet in Thailand
To develop human resources to have knowledge and expertise in internet technology. which will benefit the country
to give advice to society about the development of the Internet in Thailand
to cooperate with government agencies Academic institutions, private organizations and other organizations in the field of Internet technology.
to coordinate cooperation with international Internet organizations
to enhance knowledge understanding of the public in the Internet domain name and other internet technologies
To operate or cooperate with charitable organizations public benefit organization Social enterprise or community enterprise with the purpose of charitable or public benefit
No to engage in any political activities
Presently, in order to hear from the community THNIC has established the Domain Name Policy Subcommittee consisting of representatives from 18 agencies and 3 persons
Domain Name Policy Subcommittee is not a legal entity but a forum to allow stakeholders to participate in developing policy recommendations for THNIC.

Thank you, PANDI, for the opportunity—
Event Highlight .id Perspective Sharing Session bersama Leonid Todorov, General Manager – Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD).
Terima kasih atas partisipasinya, semoga Sharing Session tentang “Building Internet Governance In Asia Pacific” dapat bermanfaat bagi #SahabatID!
Sampai bertemu di Sharing Session selanjutnya!

LK Domain Registry: facilitating customer’s experience through new features— link

The Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) hosts a new edition of its digital camp on new technologies—
Explore the future of technology with new developments such as ChatGPT at TDRA Virtual Camp
To register:

PNG Department of Information and Communications Technology: leveraging digital skills in the country’s provinces—
Empowering Momase: Successful Conclusion of Regional Consultation Workshop in Madang
The Regional Consultation Workshop in Madang, part of the Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) comprehensive series, concluded on a high note with a day filled with great participation and enthusiasm from the subnational stakeholders.
On day two, Digital Transformation Officers (DTOs) from respective provinces were presented with copies of the Digital Government Act (DGA) and standards, symbolizing their active involvement in shaping the future of digital transformation in Papua New Guinea.
Throughout the two-day event, the participants actively engaged in discussions and shared valuable insights. They expressed great enthusiasm about the opportunities that digital transformation brings and the positive impact it can have on service delivery and governance in their respective provinces.
The workshop fostered a sense of collective responsibility, encouraging each province to take ownership of the digital transformation initiatives and collaborate closely with the Department to bring their visions to fruition.
At the conclusion of the workshop, copies of the DGA and standards were presented to the attending DTOs. This symbolic gesture represents a commitment to embrace digital innovation at the subnational level, and to align with national policies to achieve greater relevance in the global technology landscape.
Armed with these crucial guides, the DTOs are now well-informed to spearhead digital initiatives and drive transformative change within their provinces and districts.
The participants left the workshop with a renewed sense of excitement and determination. They eagerly look forward to working hand-in-hand with the Department to establish essential digital infrastructure, including setting up email addresses, websites, and more.
The strong interest expressed by the provinces reflects their shared vision of a technologically empowered PNG and underscores the workshop’s success in inspiring meaningful action.
As the workshop concluded, DICT’s Momase Team leader and Executive Manager for Digital Government and Shared Services Mr Robertson Asari reiterated DICT’s commitment to supporting the provinces in their digital transformation journey.
Mr Asari added that through continuous collaboration and knowledge sharing, the Department aims to empower every province to harness the full potential of digital technologies, unlocking opportunities for growth, progress, and improved citizen services.
The Regional Consultation Workshop in Madang served as a vital milestone in the digital transformation agenda, fostering a spirit of cooperation and proactive engagement among participants.

Wanna know more abouyt the Internet in France? Check out the latest annual report from Afnic
Afnic publishes its 2022 CSR activity report link

It was a great pleasure and privilege to contribute to the traditional PANDI Registrar Workshop on 18 July 2023! picture

n the lead-up to #APTLD84, brace up for a long-haul flight to visit a country of six big a country consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands in Melanesia. …That’s right, we are talking Solomon Islands and .SB, its ccTLD, powered by Solomon Telekom Company Limited , aka Our Telecom.
The company is a joint venture company between Solomon Islands National Provident Fund, (SINPF) which holds 97.32% of the shares, and the Investment Corporation of the Solomon Islands (ICSI) which owns 2.68% of the shares.
Our Telekom has over the years of operation been positively engaged in the development of telecommunication services in the Solomon Islands. With its services covering various Areas. Our Telekom has telecommunication services and office presence in all Provinces and is continuing its rural GSM expansion in 2013 onwards.
Our Telekom continues to be the leader in community sponsorship and support. Assistance of various forms has reached all sectors including those of Sport, Music, Health, Education, Churches and Communities throughout the Solomon Islands.
A great majority of the domains registered under the .SB ccTLD are by entities associated with the Solomon Islands. The .SB domain name presents a great opportunity for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in the Solomon Islands. Local domain names gives one’s company a professional image, which demonstrates proof of one’s commitment to local customers.
There are no restrictions under most second-level .SB names including COM.SB and NET.SB. However, there are others that have some restrictions, including local presence.

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ICANN Seeks Input on GGP Applicant Support Initial Report

ICANN’s 2023 Nominating Committee Announces Leadership Selections

Coalition for Digital Africa: Second Location for ICANN Managed Root Server Installation

Mandy Carver Retires as SVP, Government and IGO Engagement

ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN78 Participants

Updated: ICANN Africa Engagement Forum: Virtual and In-person Gathering in Ghana

ICANN79 Fellowship Application Round Now Open

ICANN Announces DENIC as Sole ICANN-Designated Registrar Data Escrow Agent

The July 2023 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now

Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO Universal Acceptance Committee (UAC) seeks volunteers

Save the date: ccNSO Council Election Webinar about the upcoming call for nominations to the ccNSO Council\

The .qa ccTLD Manager joins as newest member of the ccNSO

Call For Presenters: ICANN78 ccTLD News Session

Call for nominations ICANN Board seat 12

DRAFT Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting – 20 July 2023

Current ICANN Public Consultations

(Open Proceedings)
GNSO Guidance Process Applicant Support Guidance Recommendation Initial Report

ccNSO Proposed Policy for a Specific ccTLD Related Review Mechanism

(Pending Reports)
PTI / IANA Governance Proposal

Amendments to the Base gTLD RA and RAA to Modify DNS Abuse Contract Obligations

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