Newsletter (15 July 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (12 July 2019)
■ APTLD is an Official Sponsor of APrIGF View
■ APTLD Board Chair's Repsonse to DSPWG Chair's Letter View

■ Survey reminder: Government Relations Link


Social Media Updates:
•  A record-breaking number of APTLD Members' Reps Have Made it to ICANN66: Now that ICANN has unveiled the list of ICANN66 Fellows (Link), we are happy to see that as many as 4 APTLD Members' representatives have been selected: our warmest congrats to Katarine Gevorgyan of .AM, Omer Fadul of .QA, Mohammed Fadul of .MY and Mohit Batra of .IN on their success. See you in Montreal, guys!
•  Do we? - Foreigners mostly speak foreign, ccTLD study finds (Link)
•  Business Continuity Plan and Contingency Plan for ccTLDs (PDF) - LACTLD report
•  DNS and the Internet of Things: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges (Link)
•  .ee zone file publicly available as of 5 July (Link)
•  ICANN65 Marrakech GAC Communiqué (Link)
•  Game over for IPv4 (Link)
•  100,000th .lu registered (Link)
•  Internet wobble caused by Cloudflare glitch (Link)
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Members News


(.AU auDA)
Events and Community Activities Strategy: Applications Open for Community Event Grants
https://www.auda.org.au/news/events-and-community-activities-strategy-applications-open/

.au Licensing Rules: Trademarks and Eligibility for .au Domain Names
https://www.auda.org.au/news/au-licensing-rules-trademarks-and-eligibility-for-au-domain-names/

Updates to Reserved Names List
https://www.auda.org.au/news/updates-to-reserved-names-list/

ABNs and commercial .au domain names
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/abns-and-commercial-au-domain-names

Security in the .au namespace
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/security-au-namespace

Celebrating one year since the transition of .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/celebrating-one-year-transition-au

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign to Report Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc
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XNlL3ZlcmlzaWduLXJlcG9ydC1zZWNvbmQtcXVhcnRlci0yMDE5L
WZpbmFuY2lhbC1yZXN1bHRz


Top 10 Trending Keywords in .com and .net Registrations in June 2019
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/top-10-trending-keywords-in-com-and-net-registrations-in-june-2019/

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Christchurch Call - Next steps
https://internetnz.nz/blog/christchurch-call-next-steps

DNC newsletter June 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1861

(.OM TRA)
Oman Telecom Authority, Omantel and Ericsson showcase future innovations powered by 5G
https://tra.gov.om/en/news-5/1792-oman-telecom-authority-omantel-and-ericsson-showcase-future-innovations-powered-by-5g

(.QA Qatar Domain Registry, CRA)
CRA Participates in a Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
https://cra.gov.qa/press-releases/news-page

(.WF Afnic)
Afnic Annual Report 2018: "For a trustworthy, inclusive Internet"
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11581/show/afnic-annual-report-2018-for-a-trustworthy-inclusive-internet.html

.museum, the new alternative for museums on the internet
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11544/show/museum-the-new-alternative-for-museums-on-the-internet.html

(.WS CSL)
Computer Services Limited, donates $10,000 to Samoa Sports in Pacific Games 2019
https://www.csl.ws/press-release/

(Neustar)
Neustar and Freckle Partner to Provide Marketers with Actionable Privacy-Compliant, First Party Consumer Data
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-freckle-partner

(.ME DoMEn)
Destination Unknown: Be Spontaneous and Travel with srps.ME
https://domain.me/destination-unknown-travel-with-srps-me/

When Illustration, Design, and Code Meet: An Enthusiast’s Ace Tips on Growing a Personal Brand
https://domain.me/ace-tips-on-growing-a-personal-brand/

How to Choose a Professional Email for Your Business
https://domain.me/how-to-choose-a-professional-email-for-your-business/

Introducing Dropshipping, the Newest Way to Earn Money Online!
https://domain.me/dropshipping-earn-money-online-tracker-bot/

(.RS RNIDS)
Getting Offline to Promote the Online – RNIDS H1 2019 Education Activities
https://www.rnids.rs/en/what-s-new/getting-offline-to-promote-online-%E2%80%93-rnids-h1-2019-education-activities

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
.RU anniversary will promote national domain zones
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21258

48th registrar accredited in TLD .RU/.РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21259

APrIGF 2019 to mark 25th anniversary of TLD .RU
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21252

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ presents support for international email in X.509 certificates
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21240

Meeting between Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ and CNNIC representatives
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21241

Family IT marathon held at Izmailovo Park

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21225



Others
It’s time to consider avoiding IP fragmentation in the DNS
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/12/its-time-to-consider-avoiding-ip-fragmentation-in-the-dns/

APNIC Foundation reports fund raising successes and major project impacts
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/11/apnic-foundation-reports-fund-raising-successes-and-major-project-impacts/

NOGs are not just for network operators working for large ISPs
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/11/nogs-are-not-just-for-network-operators-working-for-large-isps/

Internet Tools BoF discovers common challenges for network operators
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/08/internet-tools-bof-discovers-common-challenges-for-network-operators/

Three policy proposals implemented
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/03/three-policy-proposals-implemented/

Register now for IPv6 deployment workshop, Pakistan
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/03/register-now-for-ipv6-deployment-workshop-pakistan/

Congratulations to the APNIC 48 Fellows
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/02/congratulations-to-the-apnic-48-fellows/

MyNOG 8: The evolution of registry services
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/02/mynog-8-the-evolution-of-registry-services/

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

CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN65
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-icann65.html

Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance 2018 Cyber Incidents & Breach Trends Report
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/07/internet-societys-online-trust-alliance-2019-cyber-incidents-breach-trends-report/

Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance Reports Cyber Incidents Cost $45B in 2018
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2019/internet-societys-online-trust-alliance-reports-cyber-incidents-cost-45b-in-2018/

Myanmar’s March Towards a Digital Future
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/07/myanmars-march-towards-a-digital-future/

Internet Society Asia-Pacific Policy Survey 2019 Now Open: Consolidation in the Internet Economy
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/07/internet-society-asia-pacific-policy-survey-2019-now-open-consolidation-in-the-internet-economy/

Transparency, Fairness, and Respect: The Policy Brief on Responsible Data Handling
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/07/transparency-fairness-and-respect-the-policy-brief-on-responsible-data-handling/

The Week in Internet News: Small Routing Error Has Big Consequences
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/07/the-week-in-internet-news-small-routing-error-has-big-consequences/

Internet Society Appoints Sarah Armstrong as Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2019/sarah-armstrong-executive-director-of-the-internet-society-foundation/

ITU 19th Global Symposium for Regulators turns spotlight on the future of regulation
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-CM07.aspx

IBM’s $34B Red Hat Aquisition Makes It the World’s Largest Hybrid Cloud Provider
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190711_ibms_34b_red_hat_aquisition_
makes_it_worlds_largest_hybrid_cloud/


Mozilla Named "Internet Villain" for Supporting DNS-Over-HTTPS by a UK ISP Association
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190705_mozilla_named_internet_villain_
for_supporting_dns_over_https/


The .Org Price Caps Removed Under New Agreement With ICANN
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190701_dot_org_price_cap_removed_
under_new_agreement_with_icann/


.GR Hijacked By Sea Turtles
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/12/gr-hijacked-sea-turtles/

ICANN Publishes Post-ICANN65 Policy Report
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/12/icann-post-icann65-policy-report/

As Afnic Takes On .MUSEUM Registry, Prices Set To Drop
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/11/afnic-museum-registry-prices-drop/

Z.UK In Most Demand As Nominet Releases Over 41,000 Second Level .UK Domains
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/11/z-uk-most-demand-nominet-second-level-uk/

Facebook’s Libra Announcement Sees Flurry of New Domain Registrations in June
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/10/facebooks-libra-flurry-new-domain-registrations/

The Week of The Biggest (Reported) Domain Sale of All Time Naturally Tops the Weekly Chart!
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/10/week-biggest-reported-domain-sale/

Registration Open For ICANN66 in Montréal
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/06/registration-open-for-icann66-in-montreal/

Local Languages Dominate Country Code and Geo TLDs: CENTR Study
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/04/local-languages-dominate-country-code-and-geo-tlds-centr-study/

Cloudflare Outage Causes Grief For Some Of The World’s Biggest Websites For About 30 Minutes
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/03/cloudflare-outage-causes-grief/

CentralNic Group Acquires Hexonet
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/01/centralnic-group-acquires-hexonet/

ICANN’s new conferencing software has a webcam security bug
http://domainincite.com/24529-icanns-new-conferencing-software-has-a-webcam-security-bug

ICANN explains how .org pricing decision was made
http://domainincite.com/24523-icann-explains-how-org-pricing-decision-was-made

Zimbabwe wants to rebuild its domain market from scratch
http://domainincite.com/24490-zimbabwe-wants-to-rebuild-its-domain-market-from-scratch

Net 4 India gets brief reprieve from ICANN suspension
http://domainincite.com/24488-net-4-india-gets-brief-reprieve-from-icann-suspension

China domain smaller than expected
http://domainincite.com/24484-china-domain-smaller-than-expected

Cloudflare “bug” reveals hundreds of secret domain prices
http://domainincite.com/24465-cloudflare-bug-reveals-hundreds-of-secret-domain-prices

.org now has no price caps, but “no specific plans” to raise prices
http://domainincite.com/24458-org-now-has-no-price-caps-but-no-specific-plans-to-raise-prices

Brand & Domains Event to be Held in Montréal
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/07/09/brand-domains-event-to-be-held-in-montreal/

New Zealand’s ccTLD Opens Consultation on Disputes

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/07/07/new-zealands-cctld-opens-consultation-on-disputes/


ICANN


ICANN Announces Participants NextGen@ICANN66
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-12-en

GNSO Policy Development Process on IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-11-en

Third Version of Label Generation Rules for the Root Zone (RZ-LGR-3) Released
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-10-en

Request for Proposal: Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-09-en

Proposed Definition of Name Collisions and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collisions Analysis Project
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2019-07-02-en

Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN66 Fellowship
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-02-en

(ccNSO)
Call for volunteers: Customer Standing Committee (CSC)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-10jul9-en.htm

Call for volunteers: ccNSO appointed member of ICANN's NomCom FY 2020

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-08jul9-en.htm



Current ICANN Public Consultations

Process Proposal for Streamlining Organizational Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/streamlining-org-reviews-proposal-2019-04-30-en

Study on Technical Use of Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/technical-rz-lgr-2019-05-15-en

Fundamental Bylaws Amendment Proposal – IANA Naming Function Review
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-amend-iana-naming-function-2019-06-10-en

Revisions to the ICANN Bylaws re SSAC and RSSAC Leadership
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/bylaws-revisions-ssac-rssac-leadership-2019-06-10-en

Proposed IANA SLAs for Publishing LGRs/IDN Tables
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-iana-sla-lgr-idn-tables-2019-06-10-en

Draft Final Report of The Second Country Code Names Supporting Organization Review (ccNSO2)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-final-report-ccnso2-2019-06-17-en

Draft Financial Assumptions & Projections and Operating Initiatives for the development of Fiscal Years 2021-2025 Operating & Financial Plan
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-financial-projections-fy2021-2025-2019-06-14-en

Evolving the Governance of the Root Server System
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rss-governance-2019-05-23-en

Proposed Definition of Name Collisions and Scope of Inquiry for the Name Collisions Analysis Project
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-definition-name-collisions-2019-07-02-en

GNSO Policy Development Process on IGO-INGO Access to Curative Rights Protection Mechanisms Policy Recommendations for ICANN Board Consideration
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/igo-ingo-crp-recommendations-2019-07-11-en