Newsletter (29 January 2018)
Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD73 & 2018 AGM, Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-23 February 2018

    ¶ Meeting Website   ¶ Online Registration  ¶ Agenda (26 Jan 2017)

■ New APTLD Board Members  ¶ View

Members News

(.AU auDA)
auDA Policy Review Panel Forums 2018
Registrant Policy Issues Paper available now
Notice for Suspension of MONIC Online VISA/MASTER Payment
(.NZ InternetNZ)
UNIGF Wrap Up: What we talk about when we talk about internet governance
Tweeting the Public Notices Act
Links and Thinks: 24 January 2018
VNIPv6TF held meeting to summarize IPv6 deployment result in 2017
Neustar Appoints Former Aspect and IBM Executive Kenneth Ewell as Vice President of Customer Success, Analytics Solutions
Neustar Introduces New Multi-Factor Authentication Risk Assessment Tool in Time for Upcoming Compliance Deadlines
(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Russian Domains release a new report
Trademarks protect less than 2% of Runet domain names
Andrei Vorobyev addressed the Armenian School on Internet Governance students
418 domain names blocked in December
Technical Center of Internet’s functions will be transferred to a Rostelecom's subsidiary
Moscow chooses the most advanced IT teacher
Robert Gledenov has become the new Head of the Registrar Committee


BGP in 2017
Event Wrap: Internet Week Japan 2017
Event Wrap: npNOG 3, Nepal
Event Wrap: IGF 2017
MyNOG: Our journey so far and a look into the future
TCP initial window configurations in the wild
Do we really need a new BGP?
EU Policy Update - January 2018
CENTR in numbers: a look back at 2017!
Peter Van Roste, CENTR General Manager, on language access to the internet
EURid Presents 2017 IDN World Report at EIF Breakfast Debate
Important (Tableau) updates on CENTRstats
Internet Society Official On Internet Governance Challenges, Role In Solving Issues
CEO Succession at the Internet Society – Status update
Remembering Pål Spilling
Connecting Nepal’s Earthquake Affected Communities with a Sustainable Model
The Process of Developing and Submitting an IETF Internet Draft: My Story
Community Report: Indigenous Connectivity
Building Our New Website: Improved search, speed, and an open issue tracker
Call for Nominations now open for Rob Blokzijl Award
Online Trust Alliance Reports Doubling of Cyber Incidents in 2017
Watch the “State of the Net 2018” Live on Monday, January 29
ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar for Arab Countries addresses WRC-19 spectrum management challenges and opportunities for the Arab region
Outstanding initiatives bringing digital tech opportunities to women in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Costa Rica win at 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards
UN Broadband Commission sets global broadband targets to bring online the world’s 3.8 billion not connected to the Internet
Least Developed Countries on track to achieve SDG 9.c on universal and affordable Internet access by 2020
China Cloud Providers Catching Up to American Firms, Plus China Has Home Market Advantage

Industrial Plant Attack Generates Renewed Concerns Over Critical
Infrastructure Hacking Threats

EURid Report Finds IDNs Lead to More Diverse Content

ICANN Proposes Solutions To Deal With WHOIS and GDPR Conflicts
Webinar: Mapping Connected Infrastructure with ThreatConnect and DomainTools

Cybercriminals abuse domain names that are released from registration, warn DNS Belgium

Ex-Pat Kiwi Comes Home to Head NZ’s Domain Name Commission

Sedo and Donuts Collaborate to Make Super-Premium Inventory Available
Donuts Releases Free Domain Name Search Tool Across Wide Range of TLDs

dotFM to Launch Emoji Domain Names

Austria’s Internet Celebrating 4 Anniversaries in 2018

Russia moves toward creation of an independent internet

Three ways ICANN could gut Whois
ICANN blocks 1.5 million domains, including some three-letter names

Data Protection and the Domain Industry: eco Submits Data Model to ICANN

Why ‘Whois’ Must be Fixed to comply with GDPR [Audio]
Touched by an IDN: Farsight Security shines a light on the Internet's oft-
ignored and undetected security problem
Securing the Digital Transition by Carl Bildt

Make the internet American again? Trump pick opened the door

ICANN slashes millions from its budget
How Internationalized Domain Names Affect Domain Name Disputes
Balancing Cybersecurity and Individual Privacy – New Whois Data
Protections in 2018

Digital Future the Focus of 2018 Domain Pulse in Munich



Implementation of the Consensus Policy for Protection of Certain Specific IGO and INGO Identifiers for All gTLDs
Maximal Starting Repertoire version 3 (MSR-3) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR)
IANA Functions Customer Survey Results Available
ICANN Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
ICANN Board to Hold Three Public Sessions and Board Meeting During Los Angeles Workshop
Proposal for Korean Root Zone Label Generation Rules
Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 2 February
Call for volunteers: ccNSO Strategic and Operational Planning Standing Committee (SOPC)

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy
Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews
Maximal Starting Repertoire version 3 (MSR-3) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR)
ICANN Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy