Newsletter (25 March 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (22 Mar 2019)
■ APTLD and Members to Hold Dedicated Training for .AF and .UZ View
■ Call for Applications for The APTLD76 Fellowships View

■ Facebook posts: ICANN64 On-site Photos and All View



Members News


(.CC/.TV Verisign)
TOP 10 TRENDING KEYWORDS IN .COM AND .NET REGISTRATIONS IN FEBRUARY
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-february/

VERISIGN TO REVEAL LATEST ENHANCEMENTS TO NAMESTUDIO API AT CLOUDFEST
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-to-reveal-latest-enhancements-to-namestudio-api-at-cloudfest/

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Public Wi-Fi - dos and don'ts
https://internetnz.nz/blog/public-wi-fi-dos-and-donts

Digital divide still exists in New Zealand for older people living in residential aged care
https://internetnz.nz/news/digital-divide-still-exists-new-zealand-older-people-living-residential-aged-care

Domain Name Commission Limited Board Meeting - 27 February 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1817

(.OM TRA)
TRA workshop in marketing of Omani domain names
https://tra.gov.om/news-5/1747-tra-workshop-in-marketing-of-omani-domain-names

(.QA Qatar Domain Registry, CRA)
CRA Resolved 92% of Telecom Consumers Complaints in 2018
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-resolved-92-telecom-consumers-complaints-2018

CRA Concludes the World Consumers Rights Day Outreach Event
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-concludes-world-consumers-rights-day-outreach-event

(.UZ UZINFOCOM)
ICANN 64th Conference
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1455

(.WF AFNIC)
Thanks to its sustained growth, the .fr TLD continued to gain market share in France in 2018
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11391/show/thanks-to-its-sustained-growth-the-fr-tld-continued-to-gain-market-share-in-france-in-2018.html

(Neustar)
Neustar Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Worldwide DDoS Prevention Report
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/IDCMarketScape

TRUSTID issues 2019 ‘State of Call Center Authentication’ report
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/trustid-issues-2019-state-of-call-center-authentication-report

(Netnod)
Netnod publishes statement of compliance as I-root operator
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-publishes-statement-of-compliance-as-i-root-operator

(.DE DENIC)
ID4me and DENIC ID Launch at CloudFest 2019
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/press-releases/article/id4me-and-denic-id-launch-at-cloudfest-2019/

(.ME DoMEn)
Apply for Spark.me 2019 Startup Competition for a Chance to Exhibit at Disrupt SF 2019 Startup Alley
https://domain.me/spark-me-2019-startup-competition/

So.ME: What Happens When a Small Business Understands the Power of Online Presence
https://domain.me/some-small-business-online-presence/

How People are Using .ME to Become Thought Leaders with Personal Blogs
https://domain.me/dot-me-thought-leader-personal-blog/

[US ONLY] Enter #MEday2019 Instagram Contest!
https://domain.me/meday2019-instagram-contest-us-only/

(.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)
ICANN focuses attention on Universal Acceptance
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12905

RIGF 2019: Runet’s past and future
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12894

606 domain names blocked in February

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12892



Others
UASG Elects New Chair and Vice Chairs
https://uasg.tech/2019/03/uasg-elects-new-chair-and-vice-chairs/

Coop SIG discusses Internet content blocking and filtering
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/25/coop-sig-discusses-internet-content-blocking-and-filtering/

Register for Advanced Routing and RPKI workshop at the MMIX 2019 Peering Forum
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/21/register-for-advanced-routing-and-rpki-workshop-at-the-mmix-2019-peering-forum/

BGP communities: A weapon for the Internet (Part 1)
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/21/bgp-communities-a-weapon-for-the-internet-part-1/

BGP communities: A weapon for the Internet (Part 2)
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/22/bgp-communities-a-weapon-for-the-internet-part-2/

Deploying IPv6 at IBM
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/20/deploying-ipv6-at-ibm/

Prevent route leaks by explicitly defining policy
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/19/prevent-route-leaks-by-explicitly-defining-policy/

Rugby World Cup streaming to test NZIX in 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/15/rugby-world-cup-streaming-to-test-nzix-in-2019/

The state of DNSSEC validation
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/14/the-state-of-dnssec-validation/

Two new Board members for APNIC Foundation
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/13/two-new-board-members-for-apnic-foundation/

Security FIRST at APRICOT 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/12/security-first-at-apricot-2019/

Event Wrap: HKNOG 7.0
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/12/event-wrap-hknog-7-0/

CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN64
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-icann64.html

3rd AI for Good Global Summit to showcase how AI will accelerate sustainable development
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA05.aspx

Internet Resilience Discussions at IETF 104
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/internet-resilience-discussions-at-ietf-104/

Coming Together for an All-Inclusive and Accessible Internet in South Asia
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/coming-togther-for-an-all-inclusive-and-accessible-internet-in-south-asia/

Concluding the IETF Rough Guide, Long Live the IETF Blog
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/concluding-the-ietf-rough-guide-long-live-the-ietf-blog/

The Week in Internet News: Four Visions of the Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/the-week-in-internet-news-four-visions-of-the-internet/

Introduction to DNS Privacy
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/02/dns-privacy-intro

Making the Internet Better Together at APRICOT 2019
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/making-the-internet-better-together-at-apricot-2019%ef%bb%bf/

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

IGF 2019 Calls for:
-DC Sessions
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-call-for-dynamic-coalition-dc-sessions
-Open Forums
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-call-for-open-forums
-Pre-Events
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-call-for-pre-events-day-0-events
-Booths
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-village-call-for-booths

WIPO Reports Cybersquatting Cases Grew by 12% Reaching New Records in 2018
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190318_wipo_reports_cybersquatting_
cases_reached_new_record_in_2018/


ICANN Postpones Amazon Domain Decision, Crusade Continues Between Amazon Nations and Amazon Inc.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190312_icann_postpones_amazon_
domain_decision/


Lessons on protecting your trade mark online
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/22/lessons-on-protecting-your-trade-mark-online/

Defunct AlpNames Had History As A Home For Phishing
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/16/defunct-alpnames-had-history-as-a-home-for-phishing/

ICANN Approves Auction of O.COM, But Verisign Will Only Get Registry Fee
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/15/icann-approves-auction-of-o-com-but-verisign-will-only-get-registry-fee/

Neustar Wins Awards For Marketing .CO To Australians
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/13/neustar-wins-awards-for-marketing-co-to-australians/

.ASIA Now Licensed for Registration and Hosting Within China
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/12/asia-now-licensed-for-registration-hosting-within-china/

Farsight Security Debuts Investigative Reporter Grants Programme With Free DNS Database Access
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/13/farsight-security-debuts-investigative-reporter-grants-programme-with-free-dns-database-access/

Another dot-brand bites the dust
http://domainincite.com/24075-another-dot-brand-bites-the-dust

The DNS’s former overseer now has its own domain name
http://domainincite.com/24061-the-dnss-former-overseer-now-has-its-own-domain-name

.vu to relaunch under mystery new registry
http://domainincite.com/24051-vu-to-relaunch-under-mystery-new-registry

AlpNames could get PAID for abandoning its customers
http://domainincite.com/24044-alpnames-could-get-paid-for-abandoning-its-customers

Changes Coming to .eu Domains
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/03/24/changes-coming-to-eu-domains/

EURid Pauses Brexit Plans
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/03/22/eurid-pauses-brexit-plans/

RIPE Proposes Policy on BGP Hijacks
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/03/22/ripe-proposes-policy-on-bgp-hijacks/

ICANN is Trying to Find a Registrar for AlpNames’ Domains

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/03/16/icann-is-trying-to-find-a-registrar-for-alpnames-domains/


ICANN


ICANN Publishes Staff Report On ICANN's Draft FY20 Operating Plan and Budget Public Comment Proceeding
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-22-en

ICANN Launches Age Diversity and Participation Survey
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-21-en

Proposed Renewal of .org Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-03-18-en

Proposed Renewal of .info Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-18-en

ICANN Invokes Process to Protect Registrants
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-03-15-en

ICANN64 Kobe GAC Communiqué
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-14-en

ICANN66 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-11-en

(ccNSO)
The ccNSO Council elected a new leadership team
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-3-14mar19-en.htm

Selection of the ccNSO Community Onboarding Programme (COP) mentor and mentee
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-14mar19-en.htm

The ccNSO appointed new liaisons to ALAC and GNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14mar19-en.htm

ccNSO Meeting Satisfaction Survey ICANN64, Kobe
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-13mar19-en.htm

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting at ICANN64-Kobe

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-13mar19-en.pdf



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

Proposed Renewal of .info Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/info-renewal-2019-03-18-en

Proposed Renewal of .org Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/org-renewal-2019-03-18-en