Newsletter (18 November 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
   ¶  Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (15 Nov 2019)

■ APTLD Unites IDN Experts to Help LANIC    View


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
auDA Confirms Board Appointees
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-confirms-board-appointees/
 
A look at how "closed" second level domain names are used in .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/look-how-closed-second-level-domain-names-are-used-au
 
A closer look at "RDAP" and what its implementation will mean for .au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/closer-look-rdap-and-what-its-implementation-will-mean-au
 
In Convo: Kimberley Fernandez from soulremedy.com.au
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/convo-kimberley-fernandez-soulremedycomau
 
(.JP  JPRS)
Satsuki Hori of JPRS selected as the Backup TCR
https://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2019/191115.html
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Panel phishes out issues and opportunities for .nz
https://internetnz.nz/blog/panel-phishes-out-issues-and-opportunities-nz
.NZ Q2 Report
https://internetnz.nz/sites/default/files/dotnz_Q2_2019.pdf
 
(.OM  TRA)
Oman hosts the third regional workshop and the third meeting on internet policies
https://tra.gov.om/en/com-phocadownload-downloads/media-center/media-center/1822-oman-hosts-the-third-regional-workshop-and-the-third-meeting-on-internet-policies
 
(.SB  Solomon Telekom)
NPF youSave on mobiles
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/npf-yousave-on-mobiles/
 
(.TW  TWNIC)
The 16th APIRA International Conference
https://enblog.twnic.net.tw/2019/11/13/312/
 
(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
ICANN66 | Annual General Meeting
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1461
 
(.WF  Afnic)
.museum, an indication of reliability and the domain of choice to boost your international reach
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11714/show/museum-an-indication-of-reliability-and-the-domain-of-choice-to-boost-your-international-reach.html
 
Afnic raises awareness among SMEs of their online presence at the Salon des Entr...
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11712/show/afnic-raises-awareness-among-smes-of-their-online-presence-at-the-salon-des-entrepreneurs-in-nantes.html
 
(Afilias)
Afilias endorses Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) Final Report at Paris Peace Forum
https://afilias.info/news/2019/11/12/afilias-endorses-global-commission-stability-cyberspace-gcsc-final-report-paris-peac
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Partners with Tatango
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-partners-with-tatango
 
(Netnod)
Netnod becomes first IX to offer 400GE ports at multiple IX locations
https://www.netnod.se/ix/netnod-offer-400ge-ports
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
How to Make Use of Winter Downtime and Improve Your Brand
https://domain.me/how-to-make-use-of-winter-downtime-and-improve-your-brand/
 
How To Connect Your Skype Account With Your Facebook Profile – And Why?
https://domain.me/how-to-connect-your-skype-account-with-your-facebook-profile-and-why/
 
Connect the Best of Your Work with your Name
https://domain.me/connect-the-best-of-your-work-with-your-name/
 
How to Choose The Right Domain Name
https://domain.me/how-to-choose-the-right-domain-name/
 
[RafaelMedina.ME] Personal Branding for Freelance Product Designers
https://domain.me/rafaelmedina-me-personal-branding-for-freelance-product-designers/
 
How Product Designers Like VeraChen.Me Stand Out and Dominate Their Field
https://domain.me/how-product-designers-like-verachen-me-stand-out-and-dominate-their-field/
 
(.MX  Registry.MX)
Customer support not available – November 18th, 2019
https://www.registry.mx/jsf/news_list/search/info.jsf?Id=1854&type=1
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ invites you to a discussion on intellectual property protection
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25157/
 
Celebration of .RU’s 25th anniversary to culminate at RIW 2019
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25155/
 
Russian Internet Governance Forum discussed at ICANN 66
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25150/
 
8th Explore the Internet & Govern It! national online championship kicks off
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25076/
 
Universal Acceptance one of the highlights of ICANN 66
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25075/
 
The Internet helps
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25098/
 
Registration opens for 2019 MSK-IX Peering Forum
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25099/
 
ICANN strategic plan to be presented in December 2019

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25100/


Others
 
Gaming, streaming, and network neutrality
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/18/gaming-streaming-and-network-neutrality/
 
How to hide AWS EC2 instances from network scanning bots using IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/15/how-to-hide-aws-ec2-instances-from-network-scanning-bots-using-ipv6/
 
Event Wrap: GNTC 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/15/event-wrap-gntc-2019/
 
Samoa launches Information Technology Association
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/14/samoa-launches-information-technology-association/
 
Event Wrap: MNSEC 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/13/event-wrap-mnsec-2019/
 
The impact of 5G on IP transport networks
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/13/the-impact-of-5g-on-ip-transport-networks/
 
Event Wrap: 19th ITCN Asia and Telecom Conference and Expo
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/12/event-wrap-19th-itcn-asia-and-telecom-conference-and-expo/
 
New generation of attacks targeting Active Directory can be mitigated
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/11/new-generation-of-attacks-targeting-active-directory-can-be-mitigated/
 
Network Time Security: new NTP authentication mechanism
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/08/network-time-security-new-ntp-authentication-mechanism/
 
It’s time we developed our next generation of network engineers
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/07/its-time-we-developed-our-next-generation-of-network-engineers/
 
Event Wrap: APEC TEL 60
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/06/event-wrap-apec-tel-60/
 
Event Wrap: GFCE Annual Meeting 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/06/event-wrap-gfce-annual-meeting-2019/
 
Notes from OARC 31
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/06/dns-oarc-31-sad-mad-and-to-flag/
 
Locals learning from locals is a hit in Mongolia
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/05/locals-learning-from-locals-is-a-hit-in-mongolia/
 
DNS Wars
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/04/dns-wars/
 
Security Incident on the CENTR website
https://www.centr.org/news/news/security-incident-on-the-centr-website.html
 
CENTR publishes its Report on ICANN66
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-icann66.html
 
20 years on... an interview with Isabel Miranda
https://www.centr.org/news/news/20-years-on-an-interview-with-isabel-miranda.html
 
EU Policy Update - October 2019
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-october-2019.html
 
IETF 106 Begins Nov 16 in Singapore – Here is how you can participate remotely in building open Internet standards
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/ietf-106-begins-nov-16-in-singapore-here-is-how-you-can-participate-remotely-in-building-open-internet-standards/
 
IoT Security Policy Platform Wants to Raise the Bar On Global IoT Security
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/iot-security-policy-platform-wants-to-raise-the-bar-on-global-iot-security/
 
Ethos Capital to Acquire Public Interest Registry from the Internet Society
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2019/ethos-capital-to-acquire-public-interest-registry-from-the-internet-society/
 
The Internet Society & Public Interest Registry: A New Era of Opportunity
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/the-internet-society-and-public-interest-registry-a-new-era-of-opportunity/
 
Heads Up! A Slight Change to the Internet Society Election Process
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/heads-up-a-slight-change-to-the-internet-society-election-process/
 
The Week in Internet News: Facebook Moves Forward with Encryption, Despite Concerns
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/the-week-in-internet-news-facebook-moves-forward-with-encryption-despite-concerns/
 
A Step Further in Making Pakistan Digitally Accessible
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/a-step-further-in-making-pakistan-digitally-accessible/
 
For APAC Consumers, It’s a Love-Hate Relationship with Big Tech
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2019/for-apac-consumers-its-a-love-hate-relationship-with-big-tech/
 
ITU devising ‘Driving Test’ for the AI ‘Drivers’ in control of automated vehicles
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR21.aspx
 
New ITU data reveal growing Internet uptake but a widening digital gender divide
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR19.aspx
 
Internet Commerce Association Calls for ICANN to Withhold Approval of .Org Sale
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191115_ica_calls_for_icann_to_
withhold_approval_of_dot_org_sale/

 
Cybersecurity Workforce Needs to Grow 145% to Close Skills Gap Worldwide, Says New Study
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191111_cybersecurity_workforce_
needs_to_grow_145_percent_worldwide/

 
U.S. Supreme Court To Decide If Adding .COM Makes A Protected Trademark
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/14/us-supreme-court-adding-com-trademark/
 
Europeans, Get Your .EU Domains All In Greek!
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/15/europeans-eu-domains-all-greek/
 
PIR Eyeing Growth Opportunities Following Ethos Capital Takeover
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/14/pir-eyeing-growth-ethos-capital-takeover/
 
A Call to Action on Advancing Cyberstability: Global Commission Launches Final Report
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/13/action-cyberstability-global-commission/
 
Short-Lived Domains Play Major Part In Phishing Campaigns: Akamai
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/08/short-lived-domains-play-major-part-in-phishing-campaigns-akamai/
 
…from somewhere over the Rainbow
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/05/from-somewhere-over-the-rainbow/
 
Selling off PIR, did ISOC just throw .org registrants under a bus?
http://domainincite.com/24976-selling-off-pir-did-isoc-just-throw-org-registrants-under-a-bus
 
DI Leaders Roundtable #2 — Should we kill off “Whois”?
http://domainincite.com/24889-di-leaders-roundtable-2-should-we-kill-off-whois
 
Former NTIA chief Redl now working for Amazon
http://domainincite.com/24944-former-ntia-chief-redl-now-working-for-amazon
 
Neustar’s .co contract up for grabs
http://domainincite.com/24942-neustars-co-contract-up-for-grabs
 
US official Heineman joins GoDaddy
http://domainincite.com/24921-us-official-heineman-joins-godaddy
 
Surprise! ICANN throws out complaints about .org price caps
http://domainincite.com/24915-surprise-icann-throws-out-complaints-about-org-price-caps
 
Centralnic Acquires Parking Crew
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/11/17/centralnic-acquires-parking-crew/
 
León Felipe Sánchez Ambía Gets Second Term on ICANN Board

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/11/15/leon-felipe-sanchez-ambia-gets-second-term-on-icann-board/


Social Media


Andi Budimansyah of PANDI shared thoughts at the ACIOA Forum 11-12 Nov 2019   Post
 
ICANN Fellowship Program applications are now open for #ICANN68 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Link
 
Congratulations to the new IPv6 Hall of Famer (the IPv6 EVANGELIST AWARD), Thang Nguyen and VNNIC. https://www.ipv6halloffame.org/
 
APTLD Unites IDN Experts to Help LANIC  Link & Photo
New (kinda) geo-TLD rules laid out at ICANN 66   http://domainincite.com/24905-new-kinda-geo-tld-rules-laid-out-at-icann-66
 
Happening now: the cross-community working group on Internet Governance: APTLD has been given a slot to highlight on the World Internet Conference.  Photo

 
ICANN66 on-site posts:

  • Happening now at ccNSO: candidates to the ccNSO Council are facing the community en route to the election at ICANN66 in Cancun. Note that all regions put just 1 candidates while Asia Pacific boasts two-, Ai-chin LU of. TW and Atsushi Endo of. JP (let alone Stephen Deerhake who represents North America). Photo
  • Happening now at the ccNSO policy session: discussing admission of IDN ccTLDs to ccNSO. Bart Boswinkel of ICANN is a walking repository of ICANN policies.  Photo
  • IN Registry presented @ICANN66 Montreal - update on .IN Migration.  Post
  • Happening now at the ccNSO Meeting: Yudho Giri Sucahyo, Chair of PANDI, delivers a very impressive presentation on risk management and preparedness.  Photo
  • Happening now at ICANN66: a very special session to introduce and ask questions to candidates to ICANN Board. Patricio Poblete of. CL (Chile), Calvin Browne of a backend provider to . ZA (South Africa) in the room and Nigel Phair of. AU remotely are facing a lot of tough questions from the community. The discussion is facilitated by Byron Holland of. CA    Post
  • Now happening at the ccNSO Meeting: Jacque de Latour of. CA and Reggis Masse of. FR performing a good stand-up gig which requires singing in unison.   Photo
  • Just finished at ICANN66: the ccNSO met with the ICANN Board, shooting questions and answers at each other.   Photo
  • GMs of the 4 regional organizations, have got together to discuss matters of mutual concern and exchange best practice cases. Meet clockwise:Barrack Otieno (AFTLD), Miguel Ignacio ("Nacho") Estrada (LACTLD), Leonid Todorov (APTLD), Peter Van Roste (CENTR).   Photo

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ICANN


ICANN68 Fellowship Application Round Now Open
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-11-15-en
 
Call for SOs/ACs to Nominate Fellowship Program Mentors
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-11-13-en
 
2022 ICANN Public Meeting – Community Forum Location Announced
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-11-07-en
 
ICANN66 Montréal GAC Communiqué Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-11-06-en
 
(ccNSO)
the IGLC needs your input for its repository of Internet Governance events
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-08nov19-en.htm
 
ccNSO Council meeting at ICANN66 – Agenda and Resolutions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-council-06nov19-en.pdf
 
ccNSO Council Resolutions – ICANN66
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/node/20669
 
ICANN66 ccNSO Members Meeting | we seek your feedback

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06nov19-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Registration Directory Service (RDS-WHOIS2) Review Team Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rds-whois2-rt-final-report-2019-10-08-en
 
Proposed IANA SLAs for ccTLD Creation and Transfer
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-sla-for-cctld-creation-transfer-2019-10-14-en
 
DRAFT PTI and IANA FY21 Operating Plan and Budgets
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-iana-fy21-op-budget-2019-10-14-en
 
Implementation Plan for the GNSO Consensus Policy Relating to the Protection of Certain Red Cross Names
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/red-cross-names-implementation-2019-10-23-en
 
Proposal for Future Root Zone KSK Rollovers
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposal-future-rz-ksk-rollovers-2019-11-01-en