Newsletter (29 July 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD76, Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia, 5-6 September 2019
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (26 July 2019)
■ APTLD Board Meeting Communiqué (18 July 2019) View

■ Survey reminder: Government Relations Link


Social Media Updates:
• Bricklaying a-la PANDI. Building the team, literally, and best practice to share.... On our way to buy a couple of Lego sets to see if we can use them for an APTLD Members meeting (Video)
• And now, something completely different: Have you ever heard of a ccTLD erecting monuments? We bet, you have not...but here is hoster.by to break the ground... well... literally and virtually, with the first ever monument to System Admin!
The ceremony of unveiling of a ...VIRTUAL (!) monument with the symbolic cutting of the network cable (we hope no network suffered a blackout :)) took place in the heart of Belarus's capital’s downtown on 25 July, on the eve of the System Admin Day. This way hoster.by congratulated all the system admins worldwide. To see the monument, one needs to download a dedicated app Minsk Monument AR (Android and iOS), come to a specific spot on 12, Komsomolskaya Str., find mounted in the pavement 80-cm cube with a QR code and fix a camera on it! --See full coverage in Russian here:Link (Photo)
• [InternetNZ announces the Panel members for the first-ever .nz Policy review]- This young man talks interesting things, actually. And his English is really good, oh, boy! (Video)
• [Africa DNS Forum 2019] Wishes of every success to our friends at AFTLD. Friends, fan, and followers, if you happen to be in Botswana, please drop by. (Video)
• Congrats, the .AE tem, on a truly milestone development: UAE gets world's first single-letter govt domain
• Change of leadership at .UZ: As the previous CEO has left Uzinfocom, the new CEO is no other but our old friend Emil Gimranov whom some members may recall being a major engine ensuring the logistics support to APTLD74. We wish Emil every success in promoting a further transformation of the .UZ registry and its operation!
• Join the community effort for the benefit of all! -RRDG create standards and definitions in domain name analysis: A group in Europe called the ‘Registry-Registrar Data Group’ (or RRDG) have been developing standard definitions and classifications for use by domain registry operators and registrars. The RRDG was founded to bring European ccTLD registries and their registrars together to jointly progress the topic of registry data and in particular common approaches to data classifications, frameworks and standards. Some standards they’ve already produced are listed on their site athttps://rrdg.centr.org/projects/standards/
• It's Bloomberg, after all: Represent Your Identity and New Ideas with .id Domain Name
• This is Cancun, amigo, it ain't gonna wait on nobody:))) -The #ICANN67 Fellowship application round is now open! Learn more about the program and how to apply >> https://go.icann.org/2Yb3CW4#ICANN
• Happening now:the opening session of the 10th Asia Pacific Regional IGF. The Russian hospitality implies offering bread and salt to esteemed guests, and here it is captured in all its beauty. Also, having youth and kids for APrIGF is its halkmark. These guys came from Guanzhou, China. (Photos)
It was an honor to moderate an opening plenary of the 10th APrIGF and to have great panelists, including Lianna Galstyan of. AM. (Photo)
• Thank you, .RU, for a fantastic reception on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the cctld and the 10th anniversary of the Russian IGF! Everyone had a lot of fun with cossack dancing and a fire show. (Photo & Video)
• Which APrIGF without a session on IPv6 deployment? Which session on the subject matter without Kuo Wei Wu? The veteran releases the amount of energy equivalent of a portable nuclear reactor, no doubt. (Photo)
• Happening now at APrIGF: the closing session started with the YouthIGF participants' report on their takeaways. (Photo)
• Registry for .pt (Portugal) has developed a project for implementation of a Security Operations Center to accelerate response to cyber security incidents and threats.https://www.dns.pt/en/news/pt-implements-security-operations-center/
• Blog: Recalibrating the DoH Debatehttp://www.circleid.com/posts/20190723_recalibrating_the_doh_debate/
•.at seeing a "dramatic increase in DNSSEC domains" - read more
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Members News


(.AU auDA)
auDA Quarterly Stakeholder Report - Q2 2019
https://www.auda.org.au/news/q2-stakeholder-update/

Expressions of Interest: Licence Review Panel
https://www.auda.org.au/news/expressions-of-interest/

Reconstitution of the auDA Board
https://www.auda.org.au/news/reconstitution-of-the-auda-board/

Third Party Platforms Offering .au Domain Name Registrations: Read The Fine Print
https://www.auda.org.au/news/third-party-platforms-offering-au-domain-name-registration/

July 2019 .au registrar briefing
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/july-2019-au-registrar-briefing

(.CC/.TV Verisign)
Verisign Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-press
-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2lnbi5uZX
dzaHEuYnVzaW5lc3N3aXJlLmNvbS9wcmVzcy1yZWxlYXNlL3ZlcmlzaW
duLXJlcG9ydHMtc2Vjb25kLXF1YXJ0ZXItMjAxOS1yZXN1bHRz


(.HK HKIRC)
HKIRC Announces Best .hk Website Awards 2019 Results Recognising the Achievements of Outstanding .hk Websites
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=540

(.LK LK Domain Registry)
BestWeb.lk 2019 - Results Released
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/63-bestweb-lk-2019-results-released

(.NZ InternetNZ)
Council elections 2019
https://internetnz.nz/blog/council-elections-2019

.nz Policy Panel announcement
https://internetnz.nz/blog/nz-policy-panel-announcement

Policy team responding to Christchurch call
https://internetnz.nz/blog/policy-team-responding-christchurch-call

Press Release: NZ’s Domain Name Commission wins appeal in lawsuit against US company.
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/press-release/DNC-vs-DT-lawsuit

(.VN VNNIC)
VNIX-NOG 2019 - A great opportunity to discuss peering and DNS operational issues in Viet Nam
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/vnix-nog-2019-great-opportunity-discuss-peering-and-dns-operational-issues-viet-nam?lang=en

(.WF Afnic)
Afnic hails the inscription of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands on the Wo...
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11594/show/afnic-hails-the-inscription-of-the-french-southern-and-antarctic-lands-on-the-world-heritage-list.html

(Neustar)
Neustar Selected to Continue Operating .US Top-Level Domain
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-selected-to-continue-operating-us-top-level-domain

(.DE DENIC)
New identity management relies on transparency
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/new-identity-management-relies-on-transparency/

(.ME DoMEn)
Igdm.ME: A Startup that Changed How We Message on Instagram
https://domain.me/igdm-me-message-instagram/

Kano.ME: What Happens When You Mix Technology With Magic?
https://domain.me/kano-me-mixing-technology-with-magic/

(.MX Registry.MX)
Registry .MX hits its first Million
https://www.registry.mx/jsf/news_list/search/info.jsf?Id=1671&type=1

Registry .MX releases DNSSEC service for .MX domains
https://www.registry.mx/jsf/news_list/search/info.jsf?Id=1225&type=1

(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
49th registrar accredited for .RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21301

Change in the founding members of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21296

Russian Internet Governance Forum among world’s oldest IGF
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21285

Internet localization: Good or bad?
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21284
Hearing everyone’s voice
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21286

Russian internet is an integral part of the global network
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21278

APrIGF 2019 ‘zero’ day starts with a game
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21271

In memory of Alexander Shcherbakov

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=21272



Others
APrIGF 2019 Synthesis Document Process: Commenting Period Now Open!
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2019/aprigf-2019-synthesis-document.html

Event Wrap: MyNOG 8
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/29/event-wrap-mynog-8/

Opinion: Some not so private thoughts from IETF 105
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/29/opinion-some-not-so-private-thoughts-from-ietf-105/

Event Wrap: IDNIC OPM and APJII National Meeting 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/28/event-wrap-idnic-opm-and-apjii-national-meeting-2019/

Event Wrap: Lao ICT Expo 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/26/event-wrap-lao-ict-expo-2019/

Event Wrap: ICANN 65
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/26/event-wrap-icann-65/

SANOG 34: Policy is community-driven
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/25/sanog-34-policy-is-community-driven/

Why is IPv6 faster?
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/24/why-is-ipv6-faster/

Event Wrap: PacNOG 24
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/24/event-wrap-pacnog-24/

IPv6 deployment workshop to be held in Malaysia this October
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/23/ipv6-deployment-workshop-to-be-held-in-malaysia-this-october/

Event Wrap: 32nd TWNIC IP OPM and TWNOG 3.0
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/22/event-wrap-32nd-twnic-ip-opm-and-twnog-3-0/

Event Wrap: ConnecTechAsia 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/22/event-wrap-connectechasia-2019/

Dhaka to host APNIC 50
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/22/dhaka-to-host-apnic-50/

Event Wrap: APT WTSA20-1
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/19/event-wrap-apt-wtsa20-1/

One in four Google Public DNS requests are being intercepted in China: report
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/07/17/one-in-four-google-public-dns-requests-are-being-intercepted-in-china-report/

The Internet Society’s Concerns on the Recent Government Action in Kazakhstan Regarding Encrypted Internet Traffic
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/statements/2019/internet-society-concerns-kazakhstan-encryption

The Week in Internet News: Community Broadband Offers Fastest Speeds in U.S.
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/07/the-week-in-internet-news-community-broadband-offers-fastest-speeds-in-u-s/

Policy Briefing: 6 Principles for Government Data Policies
https://efficientgov.com/blog/2019/07/18/6-principles-for-government-data-policies/

The Week in Internet News: Amazon, Microsoft Look to Expand Internet Access
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/07/the-week-in-internet-news-amazon-microsoft-look-to-expand-internet-access/

ITU: Collaborative and innovative approaches to regulation needed to unlock the full potential of digital technologies
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR11.aspx

Invitation to the 14th Annual Meeting of the IGF
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-invitation

IGF 2019 Registration
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-registration

IGF 2019 Remote Hubs
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-remote-hubs

Submit requests to book Bilateral Rooms at the IGF 2019
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/room_reservations

A 60% Rise Reported on Malware Designed to Harvest Consumers' Digital Data, aka Password Stealershttp://www.circleid.com/posts/20190725_a_60_rise_reported_on_
password_stealer_malware/


Nominet, the .UK Operator Says Its Domain Dispute Resolution Service Has Saved £180 Million to Date
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190725_nominet_the_dot_uk_operator
_says_its_drs_saved_millions_in_costs/


Other Countries Beginning to Adopt China's Unique Approach to an Isolated Internet Structure
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190722_other_countries_beginning_to
_adopt_chinas_internet_approach/


EU Court of Justice Ruling Could Result in Cutting Off Data Flows to US
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20190715_eu_court_of_justice_ruling_
could_result_in_cutting_off_data_to_us/


UAE Government Launches U.AE As Official Website For Govt Services
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/23/uae-government-launches-u-ae-as-official-website-for-govt-services/

.ID Coming to Everyone, Everywhere
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/22/id-coming-to-everyone-everywhere/

“Solid” 2018 Sees PIR Reorganising and Boosting Revenues and Renewals in Challenging Times
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/07/19/solid-2018-pir-reorganising-boosting-revenues-renewals/

Neustar to keep .us for another decade
http://domainincite.com/24540-neustar-to-keep-us-for-another-decade

Afilias to Offer Registry Lock for 28 Domain Extensions
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/07/16/afilias-to-offer-registry-lock-for-28-domain-extensions/

ZADNA boss canned for “misconduct”

http://domainincite.com/24536-zadna-boss-canned-for-misconduct


ICANN


Updated Request for Proposal: Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-22-en

ICANN67 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-18-en

The Annual ICANN APAC Space Survey is Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-07-15-en

(ccNSO)
ccNSO SOPC Comment on Draft Operating Initiatives for the development of the 2021-2025 Operating and Financial Plan
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/sopc-comments-op-financial-plan-2021-2025-19jul19-en.pdf

Call for Expression of Interest for Root Zone Evaluation Review Committee (“RZERC”)

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15jul9-en.htm



Current ICANN Public Consultations

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