Newsletter (8 April 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (5 Apr 2019)
■ Working Group on StratPlan Created and Held its First Meeting View
■ Call for an APTLD Sponsored Fellowship to EuroSSIG-2019 View

Facebook posts: Members’ News -.VN, .LA & .RU View



Members News


(.AU auDA)
auDA announces further phases of public consultation for policy reform
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-announces-further-phases-of-public-consultation-for-policy-reform/

You're invited: auDA Associate Membership launch
https://www.auda.org.au/news/youre-invited-auda-associate-membership-launch/

What is DDoS?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/what-ddos

How the DevOps culture at Afilias is working to support .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/how-devops-culture-afilias-working-support-au

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Internet Grows to 348.7 Million Domain Name Registrations in the Fourth Quarter of 2018
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2ln
bi5uZXdzaHEuYnVzaW5lc3N3aXJlLmNvbS9wcmVzcy1yZWxlYXNlL2l
udGVybmV0LWdyb3dzLTM0ODctbWlsbGlvbi1kb21haW4tbmFtZS1yZ
Wdpc3RyYXRpb25zLWZvdXJ0aC1xdWFydGVyLTIwMTg%3D


Verisign to Report First Quarter 2019 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2ln
bi5uZXdzaHEuYnVzaW5lc3N3aXJlLmNvbS9wcmVzcy1yZWxlYXNlL3
ZlcmlzaWduLXJlcG9ydC1maXJzdC1xdWFydGVyLTIwMTktZmluYW5j
aWFsLXJlc3VsdHM%3D


Unexpected Effects of the 2018 Root Zone KSK Rollover
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/unexpected-effects-of-the-2018-root-zone-ksk-rollover/

(.HK HKIRC)
HKIRC - eNews Mar 2019
https://mailchi.mp/hkirc/hkirc-enews-mar2019-2?e=7e1ac0cd9c

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Have your say: a better .nz Domain Name Commision
https://www.dnc.org.nz/media-release/independent-review

Domain Name Commission’s Independent Review
https://www.dnc.org.nz/independent-review/consultation

DNC Newsletter March 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1823

Domain Name Commissioner's response to Christchurch terrorist attacks
https://www.dnc.org.nz/commissionersresponsetochristchurchattacks

Emergency response to Christchurch Terrorist Attacks
https://www.dnc.org.nz/christchurchterroristattackresponse

Broadband pricing controversy shows compromise needed
https://internetnz.nz/news/broadband-pricing-controversy-shows-compromise-needed

“This is your home and you should have been safe here”
https://internetnz.nz/blog/-your-home-and-you-should-have-been-safe-here

Our New Zealand online: .school.nz
https://internetnz.nz/blog/our-new-zealand-online-schoolnz

New plan, renewed focus, new roles
https://internetnz.nz/blog/new-plan-renewed-focus-new-roles

(.QA Qatar Domain Registry, CRA)
CRA Participates in the Governmental Advisory Committee Meeting of the ICANN
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-participates-governmental-advisory-committee-meeting-icann

CRA Attends the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2019 in Geneva
http://cra.gov.qa/en/news/cra-attends-world-summit-information-society-forum-2019-geneva

(.WF AFNIC)
France catching up on GeoTLDs
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11412/show/france-catching-up-on-geotlds.html

(Netnod)
Netnod set to transform interconnectivity throughout the Nordics
https://www.netnod.se/ix/netnod-set-to-transform-interconnectivity-throughout-the-nordics

New interconnection service from Netnod and NIX will transform peering in the region
https://www.netnod.se/ix/new-interconnection-service-from-netnod-and-nix-will-transform-peering-in-the-region--0

(.ME DoMEn)
What Does it Feel Like to Leave your 9-to-5 Job to Travel
https://domain.me/travelbirdie-me-leave-traditional-job-travel/

Become the Official Spark.me 2019 Blogger!
https://domain.me/official-spark-me-2019-blogger/

Less Is More – SBRO Safe Browsing Ad Blocker Protects Your Online Privacy
https://domain.me/sbro-ad-blocker-protects-online-privacy/

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Cyber Dictation to mark 25 years of .RU domain in 12 Russian regions
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12932

RIGF 2019: Internet evolution, new technology and women’s role in IT
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12929

Internet Development Fund joins Memorandum on Cooperation in Cybersecurity
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12924

Andrei Vorobyov: We must stick together to counteract the illegal use of domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12922

Supporting the EcoInternet of the Future contest kicks off
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12919

Winners of IP & IT LAW competition will receive awards at RIF-2019

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12916



Others
APrIGF: 2019 Fellowship Results
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2019/aprigf-fellowship-program-2019-result.html

Call For Workshop Proposals (Extended)
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2019/call-for-workshop-proposals.html

IXPs in Asia and Europe remote peer for first time, open door for future collaboration
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/26/ixps-in-asia-and-europe-remote-peer-for-first-time-open-door-for-future-collaboration/

Register for IPv6 Deployment workshop at bdNOG 10
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/26/register-for-ipv6-deployment-workshop-at-bdnog10/

Register for Network Security workshop, Lao PDR
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/29/register-for-network-security-workshop-lao-pdr/

APNIC visits China for Internet 25th anniversary
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/29/apnic-visits-china-for-internet-25th-anniversary/

New contact update feature in MyAPNIC
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/03/29/new-contact-update-feature-in-myapnic/

Talking underwater: Recent developments in Asia Pacific subsea communication
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/01/talking-underwater-recent-developments-in-asia-pacific-subsea-communication/

Register for IPv6 Deployment workshop, Kolkata, India
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/01/register-for-ipv6-deployment-workshop-kolkata-india/

Talking underwater: Papua New Guinea
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/02/talking-underwater-papua-new-guinea/

The future of undersea Internet cables: Are big tech companies forming a cartel?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/03/the-future-of-undersea-internet-cables-are-big-tech-companies-forming-a-cartel/

Join the APNIC Academy RPKI Deployment webinar
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/03/join-the-apnic-academy-rpki-deployment-webinar/

National Cybersecurity Strategies: Commitment to Development
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/04/national-cybersecurity-strategies-commitment-to-development/

NOG events enable interactions with APNIC Members
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/04/nog-events-enable-interactions-with-apnic-members/

Untangling the worldwide mesh of undersea cables
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/05/untangling-the-worldwide-mesh-of-undersea-cables/

CENTR's General Assembly elects two new Board members
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-s-general-assembly-re-elects-two-board-members.html

CENTR community raises concerns with e-Evidence proposal
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-community-raises-concerns-with-e-evidence-proposal.html

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

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

ITU releases new report on preparatory studies for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19)
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-CM02.aspx

At the WSIS Forum 2019, youth, sports and accessibility among areas to be explored in the context of ICTs for Development
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA06.aspx

The Week in Internet News: Russia Moves Toward Test of Internet Disconnect
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/the-week-in-internet-news-russia-moves-toward-test-of-internet-disconnect/

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/

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

Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2019
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/nominations-open-jonathan-b-postel-service-award-2019/

IoT Security, Privacy Vital from the Outset
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/03/iot-security-privacy-vital-from-the-outset/

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Census Seeks Help with Fake News from Tech Giants
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/04/the-week-in-internet-news-u-s-census-seeks-help-with-fake-news-from-tech-giants/

CCAOI-ISOC Delhi Webinar on the Draft National e-Commerce Policy
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/04/ccaoi-isoc-delhi-webinar-on-the-draft-national-e-commerce-policy/

Celebrating 50 Years of the RFCs That Define How the Internet Works
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/04/celebrating-50-years-of-the-rfcs-that-define-how-the-internet-works/

IGF 2019 2nd OC & MAG Meeting: Open Consultations to be held on Day 2
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-second-open-consultations-and-mag-meeting

Australia likely to BAN domaining
http://domainincite.com/24091-australia-likely-to-ban-domaining

CentralNic gets 680,000 AlpNames domains for free, kinda
http://domainincite.com/24100-centralnic-gets-680000-alpnames-domains-for-free-kinda

.com outsells new gTLDs by 2:1 in 2018
http://domainincite.com/24102-com-outsells-new-gtlds-by-21-in-2018

Donuts raises prices on most TLDs by up to 9%
http://domainincite.com/24104-donuts-raises-prices-on-most-tlds-by-up-to-9

ICANN waves goodbye to Adobe Connect over security, pricing
http://domainincite.com/24107-icann-waves-goodbye-to-adobe-connect-over-security-pricing

Unexpected Behaviour Observed With DNS Root Servers After Cryptographic Change
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190327_dns_root_servers_came_under
_attack_after_cryptographic_change/


Domain Names in 9 Indian Scripts to Be Added to the Root Servers by June
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190401_domain_names_in_9_indian_
scripts_to_be_added_to_root_servers/


Data Center Hardware and Software Grew by 17% in 2018
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190402_data_center_hardware_and_
software_grew_by_17_in_2018/


Women Now Represent 24% of the Cybersecurity Workforce, Study Finds
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190403_women_now_represent_24_
percent_of_cybersecurity_workforce/


Article Expresses Concern That Google and Other Tech Giants are Quietly Buying Up Undersea Cables
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190407_google_and_other_tech_giants
_are_quietly_buying_up_undersea_cables/


Nominet Advises Three Month Countdown Begins For Third-level .UK Registrants To Opt For Second Level Equivalent
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/03/26/nominet-advises-three-month-countdown-begins-for-third-level-uk-registrants-to-opt-for-second-level-equivalent/

Neustar, PIR, Verisign Join NTIA In Battle Against Illegal Opioid Distribution
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/04/04/neustar-pir-verisign-join-ntia-in-battle-against-illegal-opioid-distribution/

US Government Reiterates Opposition to Changes to WHOIS Resulting From EU’s GDPR
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/04/04/us-government-reiterates-opposition-to-changes-to-whois-resulting-from-eus-gdpr/

UK Right of Registration Ends June 25th
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/03/27/uk-right-of-registration-ends-june-25th/

EuroDIG 2019 Registration Open

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/03/28/eurodig-2019-registration-open/


ICANN


Call for Volunteers: NomCom Review Implementation Working Group
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-25-en

Deadline Extended: 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-2-2019-03-25-en

ICANN Systems Controls Validated by Annual IANA Functions Audit
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-26-en

Updated IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process Including Risk Mitigation Measure Evaluation Released
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-03-29-en

NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN66 Is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-04-01-en

ICANN Publishes Staff Report On First Consultation on Two-Year Planning Process
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-04-02-en

(ccNSO)
Call for presentations at the ccNSO Members Meeting in Marrakech (ICANN65)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-29mar19-en.htm

.LA joins as newest members of the ccNSO

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-03apr19-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

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


Proposed Renewal of .asia Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/asia-renewal-2019-03-27-en

Proposed Renewal of .biz Registry Agreement
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/biz-renewal-2019-04-03-en