Newsletter (11 March 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
Meeting Website Online Registration
■ APTLD Webinar on UDRP Successfully Completed View
■ Call for Applications for APTLD Sponsored Fellowships to the Sub-regional Workshop View
Facebook posts: Hiro Hotta in Korea | Welcome to APTLD76! (Video and Website) | APTLD75 Photos |
Serbia National Domain Day: DIDS2019 & 10th anniversary of. RS | ICANN64 Opens View


Members News


(.AU auDA)
If Melbourne was European, would it rate as a digital innovation hub?
https://www.auda.org.au/news/if-melbourne-was-european-would-it-rate-as-a-digital-innovation-hub/

Appointment of Advisory Standing Committees
https://www.auda.org.au/news/appointment-of-advisory-standing-committees/

Have Your Say: auDA Corporate Policies
https://www.auda.org.au/news/have-your-say-auda-corporate-policies/

What is web hosting?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/what-web-hosting

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Tech Company Takes “Dine and Dash” to a Whole New Level
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/tech-company-takes-dine-and-dash-to-a-whole-new-level/

(.HK HKIRC)
HKIRC Appoints Wilson Wong Ka-wai as Chief Executive Officer
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=538

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Chris O'Connell
https://internetnz.nz/blog/chris-oconnell

DNC Newsletter February 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1813

(.QA Qatar Domain Registry, CRA)
CRA Participates in the Preparatory Meeting for WRC-2019
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-participates-preparatory-meeting-wrc-2019

President of CRA Meets with Deputy Secretary-General of the ITU
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/president-cra-meets-deputy-secretary-general-itu

(.SG SGNIC)
How about using numbers for your website address?
https://www.sgnic.sg/how-about-using-numbers-for-your-website-address.html

(.VN VNNIC)
The domain name ".VN" stamped on the Vietnam Post stamps to celebrate the US-Trieu Summit
https://vnnic.vn/tintuc/t%C3%AAn-mi%E1%BB%81n-vn-l%C3%AAn-tem-b%C6%B0u-ch%C3%ADnh-vi%E1%BB%87t-nam-ch%C3%A0o-m%E1%BB%ABng-h%E1%BB%99i-ngh%E1%BB%8B-th%C6%B0%E1%BB%A3ng-%C4%91%E1%BB%89nh-m%E1%BB%B9-tri%E1%BB%81u

(.WF AFNIC)
Back to the campaign of attacks on domain names
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11384/show/back-to-the-campaign-of-attacks-on-domain-names.html

(Afilias)
Afilias Appoints Ram Mohan as Chief Operating Officer
https://afilias.info/news/2019/03/06/afilias-appoints-ram-mohan-chief-operating-officer

Afilias Appoints Keith Lubsen as Chief Business Officer
https://afilias.info/news/2019/03/08/afilias-appoints-keith-lubsen-chief-business-officer

Afilias Australia receives two ISO certifications
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/afilias-australia-receives-two-iso-certifications

Supporting Women in Technology at Afilias AU
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/supporting-women-technology-afilias-au

(Neustar)
Neustar Logs Into Digital India as the New Technical Services Provider for Country’s .IN Domain
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/INTransition

(Netnod)
Netnod is hiring an Account Manager
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-is-hiring-a-account-manager

Netnod presents government with reports on the state of critical infrastructure in Sweden
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-presents-government-with-reports-on-the-state-of-critical-infrastructure-in-sweden-

(.RS RNIDS)
DIDS 2019: Everything a click away by 2030?
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/dids-2019-everything-a-click-away-2030

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
‘Information immunity’ necessary for novice users
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12877

Sergei Petrov reelected Council Chair of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12883


Others


APrIGF: RFP for 2020 Local Host

https://www.aprigf.asia/hosting_aprigf.html

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/

Members Services in 2018
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/26/members-services-in-2018/

Up and down the stack through a nerd’s eyes: Making the Internet better the Internet way
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/26/up-and-down-the-stack-through-a-nerds-eyes-making-the-internet-better-the-internet-way/

The growth of IPv6 in the Asia Pacific region
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/27/the-growth-of-ipv6-in-the-asia-pacific-region/

APNIC Academy launches new webinar feature
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/27/apnic-academy-launches-new-webinar-feature/

Changes to APNIC IPv4 Maximum Delegation Size and IPv4 Recovered Pool Waiting List
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/28/changes-to-apnic-ipv4-maximum-delegation-size-and-ipv4-recovered-pool-waiting-list/

APNIC 2018 Annual Report now available
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/02/28/apnic-2018-annual-report-now-available/

Thank you, Daejeon!
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/01/thank-you-daejeon/

Event Wrap: SANOG 33
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/01/event-wrap-sanog-33/

Event Wrap: NZNOG 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/06/event-wrap-nznog-2019/

Women in ICT: Experience and support assist female engineers in China and abroad
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/08/women-in-ict-experience-and-support-assist-female-engineers-in-china-and-abroad/

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

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

CENTR publishes its CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q4/2018
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-centrstats-global-tld-report-q4-2018.html

RIRs enhance support for routing security
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/apnic-enhances-support-for-routing-security/

MY TAKE: Here’s why the Internet Society’s new Privacy Code of Conduct deserves wide adoption
https://securityboulevard.com/2019/02/my-take-heres-why-the-internet-societys-new-privacy-code-of-conduct-deserves-wide-adoption/

NDSS 2019 Honors Timeless Papers
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/ndss-2019-honors-timeless-papers/

Seven Women Using the Internet to Make a Difference
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/seven-women-using-the-internet-to-make-a-difference/

ITU prepares for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA03.aspx

Innovating together: using technologies in disaster management
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA04.aspx

NOW OPEN: Accepting IGF 2019 Workshop Proposals
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-call-for-workshop-proposals-0

A Detailed IE Domain Dispute Decision
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/02/25/a-detailed-ie-domain-dispute-decision/

PIR Hiring Associate Counsel
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/02/26/pir-hiring-associate-counsel/

Data Transfers Post-Brexit Are Going to get Complicated
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/02/26/data-transfers-post-brexit-are-going-to-get-complicated/

IGF 2019 Dates & Venue Confirmed
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/02/27/igf-2019-dates-venue-confirmed/

ICANN 64 Kobe Kicking Off This Weekend
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/03/05/icann-64-kobe-kicking-off-this-weekend/

Thousands of UK Businesses, Individuals to Lose Their .EU Web Address
in a No-Deal Brexit
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190309_thousands_of_uk_businesses_
individuals_to_lose_their_dot_eu_domain/


ICANN to Grant Verisign Right to Sell a Single-Character .com Domain for
First Time in Over 25 Years
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190307_icann_to_grant_verisign_right_to
_sell_a_single_character_dot_com/


Phishers Increasingly Targeting SaaS and Webmail Services, APWG
Reports
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190304_phishers_increasingly_
targeting_saas_and_webmail_services/


Domain Registrars Given a Six-Month Deadline to Implement Registration
Data Access Protocol (RDAP)
http://www.circleid.com/posts/domain_registrars_given_a_six_month
_deadline_to_implement_registration_data/


Number of Chinese Internet Users Reaches 829 Million, More Than
Double the Population of the US
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190228_number_of_chinese_internet
_users_reaches_829_million/


High-Speed Fibre Makes Up One-Quarter of Fixed Broadband Internet
Connections in OECD Countries
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190228_high_speed_fibre_makes_up_
one_quarter_of_fixed_broadband_internet/


Thailand Passes Law Giving Sweeping Powers to State Cyber Agencies
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190228_thailand_passes_law_giving_
sweeping_powers_to_state_cyber_agencies/


Researchers Demonstrate Serious Privacy Attacks on 4G and 5G Protocols
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190225_researchers_demonstrate_
serious_privacy_attacks_on_4g_5g_protocols/


Verisign gets approval to sell O.com for $7.85
http://domainincite.com/24007-verisign-gets-approval-to-sell-o-com-for-7-85

Mohan takes the reins at Afilias
http://domainincite.com/24001-mohan-takes-the-reins-at-afilias

Registrars given six months to deploy Whois killer
http://domainincite.com/23979-registrars-given-six-months-to-deploy-whois-killer

Neustar completes .in migration
http://domainincite.com/23976-neustar-completes-in-migration

UN ruling may put .io domains at risk
http://domainincite.com/23957-un-ruling-may-put-io-domains-at-risk

Expect more Whois accuracy emails under new ICANN policy
http://domainincite.com/23947-expect-more-whois-accuracy-emails-under-new-icann-policy

InternetNZ’s Jordan Carter Talks Privacy: GDPR, DomainTools Court Case, .NZ Individual Registrants… And More
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/10/internetnz-jordan-carter-privacy-gdpr-domaintools-nz-registrants/

Openprovider Founder/CEO Talks Best Thing About New gTLDs, Company Challenges, Why GDPR Is Good, But Execution Terrible And More
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/08/openprovider-new-gtlds-challenges-gdpr/

Chris Disspain Discusses ICANN, New gTLDs, Future of Domain Names and GDPR
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/07/chris-disspain-icann-new-gtlds-future-domain-names-gdpr/

.VN Sees Domain Registration Growth of 8.3% in 2018 On Back Of New Online Registration System
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/06/vn-growth-2018-new-online-registration-system/

China Controls One Third Of All Liquid Domains: GGRG’s Latest LXDO Report
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/05/china-controls-one-third-liquid-domains-ggrg-lxdo/

Nominet Spreads Its Wings Westward to North America With Security Services Offering

http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/01/nominet-north-america-security-services/


ICANN


David Conrad to Oversee IANA Services and Public Technical Identifiers
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-25-en

Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN65 Fellowship
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-02-28-en

ICANN Submits Application to International Telecommunications Union for ITU-D Sector membership
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-02-28-en

Expressions of Interest Sought for Chair of GNSO EPDP on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data – Phase 2
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-01-en

GNSO Council Adopts EPDP Final Report on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-04-en

ICANN Announces Successful String Evaluation for Bahrain IDN ccTLD
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-06-en

ICANN 2018 LAC Year in Review Report Shows Engagement Growth
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-08-en

(ccNSO)
ccNSO Council Minutes, 14 February
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-14feb19-en.pdf

TechDay Final Agenda
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/meetings/kobe64/agenda-tech-day-11mar19-en.pdf

ccNSO Activity Summary February 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-feb19-en.htm

Call for Volunteers: The ccNSO seeks members to the ccNSO Internet Governance Liaison Committee (IGLC)

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-10mar19-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

GNSO Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/epdp-recs-2019-03-04-en

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