Newsletter (22 October 2018)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD75, Dubai, UAE, 20-21 February 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (19 October 2018)
■ Call for APTLD75 Fellowships View
■ APTLD74 Videos Updated on Our Youtube Channel View
■ Survey: Whois status and impacts from GDPR Link

■ Member Stats Update - Oct 2018 View (Ordinary Member Only)


Members News


(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Top 10 Trending Keywords in .Com and .Net Registrations in September
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-september/

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Being cyber smart with your .nz domain name
https://internetnz.nz/blog/being-cyber-smart-your-nz-domain-name

(.UZ UZINFOCOM)
KSK rollover passed without major problems
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1447

.UZ keeps growing. It is now over 63K
https://cctld.uz/?lang=eng

(.WF afnic)
Afnic launches a contest for "Réussir avec le web"
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11219/show/afnic-launches-a-contest-for-reussir-avec-le-web-1.html

(Neustar)
Neustar Joins Streaming Video Alliance as Principal Member
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/StreamingVideoAlliance

Rodney Joffe a Winner at 2018 Computing Security Awards
https://www.security.neustar/blog/computing-security-awards-2018-rodney-joffe?opt-ut=false&_ga=2.15557750.1948353263.1540189585-1752323345.1538985587

(.DE DENIC)
DENIC Subsidiary to Launch Operations in November
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/denic-subsidiary-to-launch-operations-in-november/

100,000 DNSSEC domains registered under .de!
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/100000-dnssec-domains-unter-de-registriert/

(.AM AMNIC)
Happening now - .AM is hosting the 4th Armenia IGF. More details and live streaming at:

http://armigf.am/en/home/


(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
114 domain names blocked forever

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12647


Other


Make In India 'XgenPlus' Empowers Kazakhstan During Aptld74 – Uzbekistan

https://etradewire.com/news/make-in-india-xgenplus-empowers-kazakhstan-during-aptld74-uzbekistan

Creating safe and trusted spaces online

https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/08/creating-safe-and-trusted-spaces-online/


APTLD celebrates 20th anniversary

https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/22/aptld-celebrates-20th-anniversary/


RIPE 77: Geo is hard:
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/19/ripe-77-geo-is-hard/

NANOG 74: Securing the routing system:
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/19/nanog-74-securing-the-routing-system/

DNS-OARC 29: KSK roll and two days of DNS internals:
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/18/dns-oarc-29-ksk-roll-and-two-days-of-dns-internals/

RIPE 77: DDoS defence, zombie routes, machine learning and more:
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/17/ripe-77-ddos-defence-zombie-routes-machine-learning-and-more/

Event Wrap: APTLD 74:
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/11/event-wrap-aptld-74/

Event Wrap: VNIX-NOG 2018, Viet Nam:
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/10/event-wrap-vnix-nog-2018-viet-nam/

Event Wrap: INNOG 2018, India:
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/10/event-wrap-innog-2018-india/

Apply now for an APRICOT 2019 fellowship:

https://blog.apnic.net/2018/10/09/apply-now-for-an-apricot-2019-fellowship/


CENTR holds its 60th General Assembly in Brussels:
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-holds-its-60th-general-assembly
-in-brussels.html


IXPs: Why Is the Middle East Lagging Behind? :
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/10/ixps-why-is-the-middle-
east-full-of-material-and-human-capital-lagging-behind/


Human Connection Frames Success of 2018 Indigenous Connectivity Summit:
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/10/human-connection-frames-success-of-2018-indigenous-connectivity-summit/

G20 Women’s Summit: Digital Inclusion for Women:
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/10/g20-womens-summit-digital-inclusion-for-women/

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Bans ‘Clickbait’ Political Accounts:
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/10/the-week-in-internet-news-facebook-bans-clickbait-political-accounts/

New study quantifies the positive impact of broadband, digital transformationvand the interplay of ICT regulation on national economies:
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-pr31.aspx

Atallah, ICANN's Global Domains Division Joins Donuts as CEO:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20181009_atallah_icann_global_domains
_division_joins_donuts_as_ceo/


First Round of GDPR Fines Coming by the End of the Year, Says EU Data
Regulator:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20181009_gdpr_fines_coming_by_the_end_
of_the_year_says_eu_data_regulator/


New Analysis by Web Foundation Shows Dramatic Decline in Internet
Access Growth:
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20181018_dramatic_decline_in_internet_
access_growth/


ICANN Releases Mobile App and Schedule for ICANN63:
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/10/03/icann-mobile-app-schedule-icann63/

Internet Stakeholders from Around the World Will Meet in Barcelona for ICANN’s 63rd Public Meeting:
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/10/14/internet-stakeholders-barcelona-icanns-63rd-public-meeting/

ICANN Knocks Back Applications for .PERSIANGULF, .ISLAM and .HALAL:
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/10/10/icann-knocks-back-persiangulf-islam-halal/

Donuts Poaches ICANN’s 2IC Akram Attallah:
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/10/10/donuts-poaches-icanns-2ic-akram-attallah/

ICANN 63, Day 0 — registrars bollock DI as Whois debate kicks off:
http://domainincite.com/23605-icann-63-day-0-registrars-bollock-di-as-whois-debate-kicks-off

ICANN denies it’s in bed with trademark lawyers
http://domainincite.com/23615-icann-denies-its-in-bed-with-trademark-lawyers

Registrars still not responding to private Whois requests
http://domainincite.com/23602-registrars-still-not-responding-to-private-whois-requests

Book review — “Domain Names: Strategies and Legal Aspects”
http://domainincite.com/23594-book-review-domain-names-strategies-and-legal-aspects

ICANN says it can spend quarter-billion-dollar auction fund however it likes

http://domainincite.com/23578-icann-says-it-can-spend-quarter-billion-dollar-auction-fund-however-it-likes


ICANN


ICANN Releases its Final Africa Strategic Plan:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-20-en

Request for Proposal: EBERO Services:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-17-en

Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-10-16-en

Registration Open for ICANN Academy 2019 Chairing Skills Program:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-16-en

Second Security and Stability Advisory Committee Review (SSAC2): Draft Final Report Released for Public Comment and Webinar:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2018-10-15-en

The Hebrew Script Community Forms Generation Panel for Developing the Hebrew Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules (LGR):
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-10-15-en

First Root KSK Rollover Successfully Completed:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-15-en

Participate in Strategic Planning, Operating Standards, and Reviews at ICANN63:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-11-en

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) Final Report Now Available for Public Comment:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-10-en

Request for Proposal: ICANN Meetings Shipping and Logistics:
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-09-en

Initial Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross-Community Working Group
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-10-08-en

(ccNSO)
ccNSO Council Minutes, 20 September
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-20sep18-en.pdf

ccNSO Council Elections 2019: candidate list
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-11oct18-en.htm

TechDay at ICANN63 Agenda
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/meetings/barcelona63/agenda-tech-day-22oct18-en.pdf

ICANN64 ccNSO Travel Funding applications closed

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18oct18-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Draft Report of Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-whois2-review-2018-09-04-en

Proposals for Malayalam and Tamil Scripts' Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/malayalam-tamil-2018-09-25-en

Draft PTI and IANA FY20 Operating Plan and Budgets
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/pti-iana-fy20-2018-09-28-en

Proposal for Sinhala Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/sinhala-lgr-2018-10-02-en

Initial Report of the New gTLD Auction Proceeds Cross-Community Working Group
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/new-gtld-auction-proceeds-initial-2018-10-08-en

Competition, Consumer Trust, and Consumer Choice Review Team (CCT) Final Report & Recommendations
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/cct-final-recs-2018-10-08-en

Draft Final Report of The Second Security and Stability Advisory Committee Review (SSAC2)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ssac-review-final-2018-10-15-en