Newsletter (28 January 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD75, Dubai, UAE, 20-21 February 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (25 January 2018)
■ APTLD Has a New Member View

■ APTLD and ICANN Join Forces in Dubai View



Members News


(.AU auDA)
Call for Expressions of Interest: Advisory Standing Committees
https://www.auda.org.au/news/call-for-expressions-of-interest-advisory-standing-committees/

Simple steps to choose the right registrar for your Australian website
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/simple-steps-choose-right-registrar-your-australian-website

(.HK HKIRC)
Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme Award Ceremony
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=537

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Andrew’s predictions for the Internet in 2019
https://internetnz.nz/blog/andrew%E2%80%99s-predictions-internet-2019

DNS flag day - what it means for NZ
https://internetnz.nz/dns-flag-day

(.QA Qatar Domain Registry, CRA)
President of CRA Meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and International Communications and Information Policy
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/president-cra-meets-deputy-assistant-secretary-state-cyber-and-international-communications-and

CRA Engages with IT Sector for its 5-Year Strategy
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-engages-it-sector-its-5-year-strategy

(.SG SGNIC)
ACRA SME Programme for newly registered companies on Bizfile
https://www.sgnic.sg/smepromotion.html

(.UZ UZINFOCOM)
what you need to know about dns flag day
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1454

(.VN VNNIC)
Highlights of Internet resources management in Viet Nam in 2018
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/highlights-internet-resources-management-viet-nam-2018?lang=en

(.WS AFNIC)
Afnic present at the Paris Trade Fair for Entrepreneurs
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11313/show/afnic-present-at-the-paris-trade-fair-for-entrepreneurs.html

(Afilias)
Afilias Joins Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace
https://afilias.info/news/2019/01/15/afilias-joins-global-commission-stability-cyberspace

(Neustar)
Neustar expands Indian Registry capabilities with new appointment
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/NitinWaliAnnouncement
Neustar Named To Best Places To Work in Kentucky List for Sixth Year in a Row
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/
NeustarNamedToBestPlacesToWorkInKentuckyListforSixthYearinaRow


(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Administrators’ mistakes are the main reason for vulnerabilities
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12789

State Duma revises law On Communications
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12813

Paris Call is similar to Russian initiatives
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12812

Safe Net project launched in Obninsk

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12819



Others
APrIGF Updated MSG Operating Principles
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2019/aprigf-msg-updated-operating-principles.html

APrIGF- Call for Workshop Proposals
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2019/call-for-workshop-proposals.html

Network Security workshop to be held in Philippines this March
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/14/network-security-workshop-to-be-held-in-philippines-this-march/

Is the web ready for OCSP Must-Staple?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/15/is-the-web-ready-for-ocsp-must-staple/

New cybersecurity eLearning for 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/15/new-cybersecurity-elearning-for-2019/

Are you ready for DNS Flag Day?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/17/are-you-ready-for-dns-flag-day/

Scheduling flows to make the most of WMN resources with guaranteed performance
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/21/scheduling-flows-to-make-the-most-of-wmn-resources-with-guaranteed-performance/

A new submarine cable for the Cook Islands: But to where?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/23/a-new-submarine-cable-for-the-cook-islands-but-to-where/

Peter Van Roste shares his New Year's predictions with Domain Name Wire
https://www.centr.org/news/news/peter-van-roste-domain-name-wire-and-new-year-s-predictions.html

First CENTR Policy Webinar
https://www.centr.org/news/news/first-centr-policy-webinar.html

EU Policy Update - Legislative status in 2019
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-legislative-status-in-2019.html

CENTR L&R Group re-elects chair and elects new co-chair
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-l-r-group-re-elects-chair-and-elects-new-co-chair.html

EURid Updates Post-Brexit
https://www.internetnews.me/

Internet Society Delhi Chapter and CCAOI Organize Webinar on India’s Draft Intermediary Rules
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/internet-society-delhi-chapter-and-ccaoi-organize-webinar-on-draft-intermediary-rules/

The Week in Internet News: IoT Hacked? Who Knows?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/the-week-in-internet-news-iot-hacked-who-knows/

Moving Forward to an Internet That’s Interplanetary in Scope and Function
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/moving-forward-to-an-internet-thats-interplanetary-in-scope-and-function/

In India, Days Left to Comment on Rules That Could Impact Your Privacy
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/india-days-left-to-comment-rules-could-impact-your-privacy/

This Data Privacy Day Take Steps to Protect Your Data
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/data-privacy-day/

Inauguration ceremony for new ITU top management, ITU, Geneva, 16 January 2019
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA01.aspx

UN, World Economic Forum and Partners Come Together to Address E-Waste Challenges
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR01.aspx

IGF Stocktaking: Deadline Extended to 21 January!
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-community-public-consultation-taking-stock-of-the-2018-work-programme-and-13th-igf-and

.PT Celebrate 30 Years, Best Year Ever and One Million Registrations in 2018, 2019 Signs .AO Agreement
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/16/pt-30-years-best-ever-one-million-registrations-ao-agreement/

‘ICANN’s Naïve and Unprofessional GDPR Approach’ A 2018 Lowlight Says nic.at’s CEO, But Celebrating Triple .AT Anniversaries A Highlight
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/17/icanns-gdpr-2018-lowlight-nic-at-celebrating-triple-anniversaries/

Q&A: Meet Jonathon Nevett, Public Interest Registry’s New President and Chief Executive Officer
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/19/qa-jonathon-nevett-public-interest-registrys-new-president-ceo/

George Pongas on Neustar’s 2018’s Highs and Lows, Why New gTLDs Offer Great Opportunities and Importance of Domains
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/18/george-pongas-neustar-new-gtlds-importance-domains/

.CA Has Best Year Ever in 2018 as ccTLDs Offer Advantages of ‘Flexibility, Recognition and Trust’ For Many Over New gTLDs: CIRA
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/24/ca-best-year-2018-cctlds-advantages/

CentralNic’s Ben Crawford’s 2018 Highlight Was KeyDrive Merger, While nTLDs Offer Great Opportunities
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/23/centralnics-ben-crawfords-2018-keydrive-merger-ntlds-opportunities/

‘New gTLDS Are The Future’ Says Jovenet’s Jean Guillon in Today’s Q&A
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/01/25/new-gtlds-future-jovenet-jean-guillon/

Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls for New Privacy Law, Suggests Data Broker
Clearinghouse
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190117_apple_ceo_calls_for_new_privacy
_law_data_broker_clearinghouse/


ICANN Gives .amazon Talks a March Deadline
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190121_icann_gives_dot_amazon_talks
_a_march_deadline/


Biggest Fine Yet: French Watchdog Slaps Google With a $57M Fine Under
the New GDPR Law
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190122_french_watchdog_slaps_with_
a_google_57m_fine_under_eus_gdpr/


ICANN Denies Reduction of Annual Fees for Struggling New TLD Operators
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190125_icann_denies_reduction_of_
fees_for_struggling_new_tld_operators/


ICANN chief gets $100k bonus
http://domainincite.com/23843-icann-chief-gets-100k-bonus

ICANN creates female-heavy anti-harassment team
http://domainincite.com/23845-icann-creates-female-heavy-anti-harassment-team

Nazis rejoice! A TLD for you could be coming soon
http://domainincite.com/23849-nazis-rejoice-a-tld-for-you-could-be-coming-soon

Brexit won’t just affect Brits, .eu registry says
http://domainincite.com/23868-brexit-wont-just-affect-brits-eu-registry-says

Pay up or sell up, ICANN tells failing new gTLD

http://domainincite.com/23874-pay-up-or-sell-up-icann-tells-failing-new-gtld


ICANN


Initial Report on CSC Effectiveness
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-16-en

Apply Now for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-17-en

The Middle East Domain Name System (DNS) Forum Returns to Dubai
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-21-en

Opportunities to Participate: ICANN Reviews
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-22-en

ICANN Publishes Documents Regarding the Implementation of the Procedure for Release of Two-Character Labels
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-01-22-en

(ccNSO)
Call for Volunteers:  ccNSO appointed Liaison to the GNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-21jan19-en.htm

Call for Volunteers:  ccNSO appointed Liaison to the ALAC
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-2-21jan19-en.htm

Call for volunteers: ccNSO Strategic and Operational Planning Standing Committee (SOPC)

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-3-21jan19-en.htm



Current ICANN Public Consultations

Work Track 5 on Geographic Names at the Top Level - Supplemental Initial Report of the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/geo-names-wt5-initial-2018-12-05-en

Proposed Changes to The Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) Charter
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rrsg-charter-2018-12-18-en

ICANN Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy20-budget-2018-12-17-en

Updated Operating Standards for Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reviews-standards-2018-12-17-en

ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021 – 2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/strategic-plan-2018-12-20-en

Amendment to the IANA Naming Functions Contract, Annex A
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/iana-naming-amend-2019-01-07-en

First Consultation on a 2-Year Planning Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/two-year-planning-2018-12-21-en

Initial Report on CSC Effectiveness
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/csc-effectiveness-initial-2019-01-16-en