Newsletter (25 February 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
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■ The APTLD75 Communiqué View
■ APTLD Has a New Member View
■ APTLD Experts Share Their Experience with the .OM Registry View

■ Facebook posts on #APTLD75 and all View



Members News


(.AE TRA)
TRA Hosts Two Events on Internet Domain Names
https://www.tra.gov.ae/aeda/en/news/2019/2/20/tra-hosts-two-events-on-internet-domain-names.aspx

(.AU auDA)
Beware of Unsolicited Domain Registration Invoices
https://www.auda.org.au/news/beware-of-unsolicited-domain-registration-invoices-2/

Call for participants: Focus groups on reform of existing auDA policies & implementation of direct registration
https://www.auda.org.au/news/call-for-participants-focus-groups-on-reform-of-existing-auda-policies-and-implementation-of-direct-registration/

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Revisiting How Registrants Can Reduce the Threat of Domain Hijacking
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/revisiting-how-registrants-can-reduce-the-threat-of-domain-hijacking/

TOP 10 TRENDING KEYWORDS IN .COM AND .NET REGISTRATIONS
IN JANUARY
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-january/

5 Tips to Choosing Your Winning Business Domain Name
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/5-tips-to-choosing-your-winning-business-domain-name/

(.JP JPRS)
JPRS supports ICANN64 in Kobe, Japan
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2019/190214.html

(.KZ KAZNIC)
A new Internet eXchange Point (IXP) - KazNIX is started in Semey city
https://www.nic.kz/

(.NZ InternetNZ)
NamesCon auction sees domain name sold for US $900,000
https://internetnz.nz/blog/namescon-auction-sees-domain-name-sold-us-900000

(.QA Qatar Domain Registry, CRA)
CRA Signs a MoU with QFCA for Qatari Digital and Media Sectors Development
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-signs-mou-qfca-qatari-digital-and-media-sectors-development

CRA Holds a Workshop with respect to the Second Session of the Conference Preparatory Meeting for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-holds-workshop-respect-second-session-conference-preparatory-meeting-world

(Afilias)
20 Afilias Top Level Domains Now Licensed for Sale in China
https://afilias.info/news/2019/02/13/20-afilias-top-level-domains-now-licensed-sale-china

(Neustar)
Neustar Names Hyune Hand to Oversee Customer Intelligence Business
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/
NeustarNamesHyuneHandtoOverseeCustomerIntelligenceBusiness


Neustar to Expand Presence and Grow Workforce in Costa Rica
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/
NeustartoExpandPresenceandGrowWorkforceinCostaRica


(.RS RNIDS)
New RNIDS Board of Governors chosen
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/new-rnids-board-governors-chosen

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Social projects for school students and parents
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12851

Definitions are the main problem in big data regulation
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12853

Children’s Runet 2018 industry report released
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12854

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ organizes a tour for school students
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12855

CSF 2019 to make the world a little better
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12861

Positive Content 2019 winners receive awards
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12865

Exchanging experience with foreign colleagues as a key to developing national domains

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12871



Others
RFP for 2020 Local Host
https://www.aprigf.asia/hosting_aprigf.html

New UN tool maps Asia Pacific cybersecurity landscape
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/11/new-un-tool-maps-asia-pacific-cybersecurity-landscape/

Reflections from five years @ APNIC
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/12/reflections-from-five-years-apnic/

Secure machine learning for network analytics
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/13/secure-machine-learning-for-network-analytics/

Afghanistan! Join APNIC’s eLearning webinar on Network Security Fundamentals
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/13/afghanistan-join-apnics-elearning-webinar-on-network-security-fundamentals/

RPKI in China
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/14/rpki-in-china/

Notice of 2019 AGM at APNIC 47
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/14/notice-of-2019-agm-at-apnic-47/

KRSeries: Transforming a society for the digital era
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/19/krseries-transforming-a-society-for-the-digital-era/

KRSeries: The man who introduced the Internet to Asia
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/20/krseries-the-man-who-introduced-the-internet-to-asia/

KRSeries: Meeting community challenges broadens registry’s function
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/21/krseries-meeting-community-challenges-broadens-registrys-function/

KRSeries: A strong link in the regional trust chain
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/22/krseries-a-strong-link-in-the-regional-trust-chain/

Beating A DRUM at the second annual APNIC Hackathon
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/25/beating-a-drum-at-the-second-annual-apnic-hackathon/

Welcome to APRICOT 2019!
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/25/welcome-to-apricot-2019/

28th Marketing Workshop in Copenhagen
https://www.centr.org/news/news/28th-marketing-workshop-in-copenhagen.html

EU Policy Update - January 2019
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-january-2019.html

CENTR publishes the first article in its 20th Anniversary publication series!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-the-first-article-in-its-publication-series.html

Learn More about IXPs at the Middle East Network Operators Group
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/learn-more-about-ixps-at-the-middle-east-network-operators-group/

DNS Privacy & IPv6 Security @ APTLD 75
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/dns-privacy-ipv6-security-aptld-75/

Developing good BGP neighbour relationships @ APRICOT 2019
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/good-bgp-neighbours-apricot-2019/

Philippines Adopts the Multistakeholder Model for Policy Development
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/philippines-adopts-the-multistakeholder-model-for-policy-development/

NDSS 2019 Highlights the Best in Security Research
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/ndss-2019-highlights-the-best-in-security-research/

Indian Government Proposes Vast New Powers to Suppress Internet
Content
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190214_indian_govnt_proposes_vast_
new_powers_to_suppress_internet_content/


Government Officials, Academia, and Advocacy Groups Say Time for US
to Get Its Own GDPR
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190216_government_officials_say_
time_for_the_us_to_get_its_own_gdpr/


Google Launches .dev Top-Level Domain
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190221_google_launched_dev_top
_level_domain/


ICANN, Verisign, SIDN and Others Warn of Global Domain Name Hijacking Campaign
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/02/20/icann-verisign-sidn-warn-global-domain-name-hijacking-campaign/

Court rules generic dictionary domains CAN be trademarked
http://domainincite.com/23914-court-rules-generic-dictionary-domains-can-be-trademarked

Ironic eight-figure deal marks more Euro-registrar consolidation
http://domainincite.com/23918-ironic-eight-figure-deal-marks-more-euro-registrar-consolidation

Claims UDRP has cost over $360 million so far
http://domainincite.com/23922-claims-udrp-has-cost-over-360-million-so-far

Surprise! Most private Whois look-ups come from Facebook
http://domainincite.com/23932-surprise-most-private-whois-look-ups-come-from-facebook

Pritz quits Whois privacy group as work enters impossible second phase

http://domainincite.com/23940-pritz-quits-whois-privacy-group-as-work-enters-impossible-second-phase


ICANN


Call for Expressions of Interest for Independent Financial Expert to ICANN Board Audit Committee
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-12-en

ICANN64 Prep Week
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-14-en

Alert Regarding Published Reports of Attacks on the Domain Name System
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-15-en

Application Deadline Extended for ICANN and PTI Leadership Positions
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-19-en

Proposal for Hebrew Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-20-en

Cyrus Namazi Appointed to Senior Vice President of ICANN's Global Domains Division
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-21-en

ICANN Calls for Full DNSSEC Deployment, Promotes Community Collaboration to Protect the Internet
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-22-en

(ccNSO)
ccNSO SOPC feedback - ICANN’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-11feb19-en.htm

ICANN65 ccNSO Travel Funding Applications Closed

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15feb19-en.htm



Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

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

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

Proposal for Hebrew Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/hebrew-lgr-2019-02-20-en