Newsletter (11 February 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD75, Dubai, UAE, 20-21 February 2019

   ¶ Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (9 February 2018)



Members News


(.AU auDA)
January 2019 registry upgrade - complete!
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/january-2019-registry-upgrade-complete

What does it mean when a website ends with ".asn.au"?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/what-does-it-mean-when-website-ends-asnau

Afilias and auDA meet with registrars for the first briefing of the year
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/afilias-and-auda-meet-registrars-first-briefing-year

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJ
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Tech Company Brings A Warm and Fuzzy Approach to Hosting
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/tech-company-brings-a-warm-and-fuzzy-approach-to-hosting/

(.KZ KAZNIC)
Latin support in domain names
https://www.nic.kz/

(.LK LK Domain Registry)
DNS Flag Day – February 1, 2019
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/59-dns-flag-day-february-1-2019

(.MY MYNIC)
MYNIC TECH SUMMIT 2019 - AN EXPLORATION INTO THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL ECONOMY
https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/5c52ad1874809.pdf

TEROKAI MASA DEPAN EKONOMI DIGITAL MELALUI, MYNIC TECH SUMMIT 2019
https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/5c52acf36bf07.pdf

PREPARATION FOR A MORE RESILIENT INTERNET – ARE YOU READY FOR DNS FLAG DAY?
https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/5c52a968af9f8.pdf

SIAP SIAGA TERHADAP PERUBAHAN TEKNOLOGI INTERNET. SUDAHKAH ANDA BERSEDIA UNTUK DNS FLAG DAY?
https://www.mynic.my/upload_media/5c5a305699c47.pdf

(.NZ InternetNZ)
New research shows our true thoughts about the Internet
https://internetnz.nz/news/new-research-shows-our-true-thoughts-about-internet

A global change set to break .nz domains
https://internetnz.nz/news/global-change-set-break-nz-domains

DNC Newsletter January 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/index.php/the-commission/news/1792

(.SG SGNIC)
Great savings with HongBao 2019 Promotion
https://www.sgnic.sg/hongbao2019promotion.html

(.WS AFNIC)
Afnic and the INPI announce their partnership at the Trade Fair for Entrepreneur...
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11354/show/afnic-and-the-inpi-announce-their-partnership-at-the-trade-fair-for-entrepreneurs-1.html

(Netnod)
Statement on man-in-the-middle attack against Netnod
https://www.netnod.se/news/statement-on-man-in-the-middle-attack-against-netnod

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Registrars receive 831 requests from competent organizations this January
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12845

The Russian Internet is part of the global network
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12841

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ holds General Shareholders’ Meeting
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12840

Internet public core’s stable and reliable operation is greatest value
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12831

RIGF 2019 registration opens
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12827

DNS Flag Day will not be a problem for .RU and .РФ domains
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12823
(Facebook Posts)
Kazakhstan is transiting from the Cyrillic scrypt to the Latin, KAZNIC has now made it possible for users to use the newly adopted script both in .KZ and the Cyrillic-based IDN ccTLD;
RNIDS has just celebrated the 7th anniversary of the IDN ccTLD for Serbia and launched a new Cyrilluc font for the nation;
Jorge azzario has joined Registry.MX as Director General of the Organization.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts



Others
OpenBGPD — Adding diversity to the route server landscape
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/28/openbgpd-adding-diversity-to-the-route-server-landscape/

BGP and DNSSEC workshops at PhNOG 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/01/30/bgp-and-dnssec-workshops-at-phnog-2019/

CENTR publishes paper on domain name registries and online content
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-report-domain-name-registries-and-online-content.html

The Week in Internet News: Placing Money on AI
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/the-week-in-internet-news-placing-money-on-ai/

New UN Tool Maps Asia-Pacific Cybersecurity Landscape
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/new-un-tool-maps-asia-pacific-cybersecurity-landscape/

Call for Participation – ICANN DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/01/call-for-participation-icann-dnssec-workshop-at-icann64-in-kobe-japan/

Community Network Champions Take a Rural Dip in India
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/community-network-champions-take-a-rural-dip-in-india/

In Southeast Asia, Improving Livelihoods Through Crowdsourcing
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/in-southeast-asia-improving-livelihoods-through-crowdsourcing/

A Free and Open Course on Data Protection in the Post-GDPR World
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/a-free-and-open-course-on-data-protection-in-the-post-gdpr-world/

DNS Flag Day
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/dns-flag-day/

Media Registration now open for WSIS Forum 2019
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA02.aspx

IGF 2019 Call for Issues:
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-call-for-issues

Initial Results Analysis
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/7544/1495

Domain Holders Urged to Ensure Their Domains Are Ready for
'DNS Flag Day'
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190131_domain_holders_urged_to_
ensure_domains_are_ready_for_dns_flag_day/


Study Finds a Third of .Com Domains Completely Unused
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190201_study_finds_a_third_of_com
_domains_completely_unused/


Former ICANN Security VP Joins CAUCE Board of Directors
http://www.circleid.com/posts/j20190204former_icann_security_vp_
joins_cauce_board_of_directors/


ICANN Begins Publishing Monthly Reports on Generic Top-Level Domain
Security Threats
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190205_icann_begins_publishing_
monthly_reports_on_gtld_security_threats/


Today is DNS Flag Day and Globally Thousands of Domains Likely to Break
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/01/today-is-dns-flag-day-and-globally-thousands-of-domains-likely-to-break/

.IL Registry Fee Upped By One-Third
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/05/il-registry-fee-upped-by-one-third/

.MR Registry Fee Slashed by One-Third
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/04/mr-registry-fee-slashed-one-third/

New .EU and .ЕЮ Registrations Continue to Grow, But Total Registrations Drop
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/04/new-eu-registrations-grow-total-drop/

NamesCon Publishes Trend Report With Keynote Highlights
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/05/namescon-trend-report-keynote-highlights/

Michele Neylon Talks .IE, GDPR, European Commission’s .EU Failure, New gTLD Thoughts And More
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/06/michele-neylon-ie-gdpr-european-commission-eu-new-gtld/

Fostering IDN adoption and growth in India – New IDN features available soon
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/06/fostering-idn-adoption-growth-india/

PIR’s New CEO Jon Nevett Discusses .ORG, GDPR Challenges, New gTLDs and How It All Applies To NGOs
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/07/pir-ceo-jon-nevett-org-gdpr-new-gtlds-ngos/

Escrow.com Has Bumper 2018 With 57% Growth As They Continue To Build The World’s Best Escrow Service
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/11/escrow-com-build-worlds-best-escrow-service/

ICANN approves two new TLDs, including THAT one
http://domainincite.com/23878-icann-approves-two-new-tlds-including-that-one

.SE sells off $3.2 million registrar biz
http://domainincite.com/23883-se-sells-off-3-2-million-registrar-biz

Huge batch of Afilias TLDs approved in China
http://domainincite.com/23885-huge-batch-of-afilias-tlds-approved-in-china

CentralNic expects flat profit as revenue almost doubles
http://domainincite.com/23890-centralnic-expects-flat-profit-as-revenue-almost-doubles

After ICANN knockback, Amazon countries agree to .amazon talks
http://domainincite.com/23898-after-icann-knockback-amazon-countries-agree-to-amazon-talks

Neustar names date for Indian takeaway

http://domainincite.com/23905-despite-afilias-lawsuit-neustar-names-date-for-indian-takeaway


ICANN


ICANN Board Creates Working Group on Anti-Harassment
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-28-en

Community Dialogues on Consumer Safeguards
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-01-28-en

ICANN Board Reaffirms Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-29-en

ICANN Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update – Correction
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-30-en

ICANN Releases its Third Report on Global Legislative and Regulatory Developments
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-01-31-en

2021 ICANN Public Meeting – Annual General Meeting Location Announced
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-01-31-en

ICANN's Security Stability and Resiliency (SSR) Team Responds to Public Input on Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) Reviews
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-01-en

ICANN Publishes the First Monthly Report on Generic Top-Level Domain Security Threats
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-04-en

Recommendations for Managing Internationalized Domain Name Variant Top-Level Domains Published
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-05-en

Maximal Starting Repertoire Version 4 (MSR-4) Released
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-07-en

ICANN Announces Selected Participants For NextGen@ICANN65
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-08-en

(ccNSO)
Start Rejection Action Petition Period FY20 IANA Operational Plan and Budget
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-31jan19-en.htm

Apply for ccNSO travel funding for ICANN65, Marrakech
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-01feb19-en.htm

ccNSO Council Minutes, 17 January
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-17jan19-en.pdf

Call for Volunteers: the ccNSO seeks 1 mentor and 1 mentee for the ccNSO Community Onboarding Programme (COP)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-05feb19-en.htm

ccNSO Activity Summary January 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-jan19-en.htm

ccNSO Strategic and Operating Standing Committee (SOPC) submits comment on ICANN's Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget and the current year update to the Five-Year Operating Plan
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06feb19-en.htm

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Call 14 February

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-14feb19-en.pdf



Current ICANN Public Consultations

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