Newsletter (2 December 2019)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD77, Melbourne, Australia, 20-21 February 2020
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (29 Nov 2019)
■ APTLD77 Fellows Selected View
■ New ‘Country Profile’ dashboard on APTLDdata: data.aptld.org (Ordinary Members Only)

- The APTLD data platform has added a new page which provides a profile of most member countries. The interactive dashboard gives information on TLD market share estimates, domains per capita, popular websites and social media usage.  Most indicators include comparisons with the APTLD member average as well as trend charts.



Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Staying safe when making donations online
https://www.auda.org.au/news/staying-safe-when-making-donations-online/

Who is APNIC and what is their role in the .au internet ecosystem?
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/who-apnic-and-what-their-role-au-internet-ecosystem

(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Recognizing Lessons Learned From the First DNSSEC Key Rollover, a Year Later
https://blog.verisign.com/security/recognizing-lessons-learned-from-the-first-dnssec-key-rollover-a-year-later/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Shop safe New Zealand
https://internetnz.nz/blog/shop-safe-new-zealand

DNC newsletter - November 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1917

DNC board minutes - August 2019
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1914

(.MY  MYNIC)
Planned Maintenance at MYNIC Domain Management System and SELFCARE Platform
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/planned-maintenance-at-mynic-domain-management-system-and-selfcare-platform-6/

(.QA  CRA)
CRA Conducts Workshops in Collaboration with ICANN about Domain Name System
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-conducts-workshops-in-collaboration-with-icann-about-domain-name-system

(.SB  Solomon Telekom)
Our Telekom hosts BA5 for clients
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/our-telekom-hosts-ba5-for-clients/

Our Telekom contributions to Sustainable Development Goals
https://www.ourtelekom.com.sb/news/latest-news/our-telekom-contributions-to-sustainable-development-goals/

(.TH  THNIC)
Public Lecture on "The Era of Human Robot Collaboration" by Professor Oussama Khatib
https://www.thnic.or.th/en/era_human_robot_en/

(.VU  TRBR)
TRBR Telecommunications Sector Report 2019
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/reports/telecommunications-sector-report/2019

Operational Policy Documents for the Management of .vu ccTLD
https://www.trbr.vu/en/telecom-industry/internet-governance/cctld/policies

Engineering Officer
https://www.trbr.vu/en/about-us/recruitment/776-engineering-officer

Reception and Administration Officer
https://www.trbr.vu/en/about-us/recruitment/775-reception-and-administration-officer-2

(.WF  Afnic)
Decoding brand-specific domain names: Why brand TLDs are so highly coveted
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11721/show/decoding-brand-specific-domain-names-why-brand-tlds-are-so-highly-coveted.html

(Neustar)
Neustar and Equifax Enter into Agreement to Deliver Superior Segmentation Solutions for the Financial Services Industry
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/neustar-and-equifax-enter-into-agreement-to-deliver-superior-segmentation-solutions-for-the-financial-services-industry

DDoS attacks up 241% in Q3 2019 compared to same period last year
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2019/ddos-attacks-up-241--in-q3-2019-compared-to-same-period-last-year

(Netnod)
Call for presentations Netnod Meeting 2020
https://www.netnod.se/news/call-for-presentations-netnod-meeting-2020

(.DE  DENIC)
DENIC Makes Use of Newly Registered .de Domains Possible within Five Minutes
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-makes-use-of-newly-registered-de-domains-possible-within-five-minutes/

IG Radar: DENIC Information Platform Explains Internet Governance Processes
https://www.denic.de/en/whats-new/news/article/denic-informationsplattform-ig-radar-macht-internet-governance-prozesse-verstaendlich/

(.ME  DoMEn)
5 Things Parents Need to Know about COPPA Act
https://domain.me/5-things-parents-need-to-know-about-coppa-act-2/

New Content Creators: Welcome to the Age of Kidfluencers
https://domain.me/new-content-creators-welcome-to-the-age-of-kidfluencers/

Top 7 Essential Elements of Website Homepage
https://domain.me/top-7-essential-elements-of-website-homepage/

(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
New participant in Netoscope project
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25181/

ICANN 73 to be held in Puerto Rico

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/industry/25165/



Others
How to: Running and securing your own email system
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/12/02/how-to-running-and-securing-your-own-email-system/

Staying ahead in security with bug bounty programs
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/29/staying-ahead-in-security-with-bug-bounty-programs/

Event Wrap: NetThing 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/29/event-wrap-netthing-2019/

Event Wrap: NetHui 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/29/event-wrap-nethui-2019/

Event Wrap: KHNOG 2019
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/28/event-wrap-khnog-2019/

Encouraging successful community networks
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/28/encouraging-successful-community-networks/

Thoughts from IETF 106
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/27/thoughts-from-ietf-106/

Staying ahead of breaches: 4 tips for a proactive security program
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/26/staying-ahead-of-breaches-4-tips-for-a-proactive-security-program/

Bridging the policy and technical communities on international cybersecurity discussions
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/25/bridging-the-policy-and-technical-communities-on-international-cybersecurity-discussions/

How consumer IoT devices expose information
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/22/how-consumer-iot-devices-expose-information/

NetThing: Reinvigorating a community in Australia
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/21/netthing-reinvigorating-a-community-in-australia/

Better mail security with DANE for SMTP
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/20/better-mail-security-with-dane-for-smtp/

Palmtree router: A secure and private Internet gateway
https://blog.apnic.net/2019/11/19/palmtree-router-a-secure-and-private-internet-gateway/

New country profile dashboard
https://www.centr.org/news/news/new-country-profile-dashboard.html

CENTR website temporarily offline
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-website-temporarily-offline.html

CENTR publishes its Report on RIPE79
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-ripe79.html

IGF 2019 DRAFT Chair's Summary
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/9299/1809

Berlin IGF Messages
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/berlin-igf-messages

IGF 2019 Outputs
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-outputs

MAG 2020 Chair and members appointed
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/mag-2020-chair

Member News: Innovative Projects to Help Close the Digital Divide
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/member-news-island-nation-looks-for-ways-to-connect-farmers/

Winners of the 2019 Chapterthon To Be Announced On 11 December – Voting Is Open Now!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/winners-of-the-2019-chapterthon-to-be-announced-on-december-11-voting-is-open-now/

What Is a Man in the Middle (MITM) Attack?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/what-is-a-man-in-the-middle-mitm-attack/

Deep Dive: A Look at Top Retailers’ Security Practices
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/deep-dive-a-look-at-top-retailers-security-practices/

The Week in Internet News: Balloon-Based Internet Comes to the Amazon
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/the-week-in-internet-news-balloon-based-internet-comes-to-the-amazon/

Rachel Player Honored by Internet Security Research Group with Radiant Award
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/rachel-player-honored-by-internet-security-research-group-with-radiant-award/

IGF 2019: eco and Internet Society to Work Together for a Secure and Globally Connected Internet
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2019/igf-2019-eco-and-internet-society-to-work-together-for-a-secure-and-globally-connected-internet/

Alain Aina: 2019 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award Winner
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/alain-aina-2019-jonathan-b-postel-service-award-winner/

The Week in Internet News: Let’s Encrypt Doubles the Number of Secure Websites
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/the-week-in-internet-news-lets-encrypt-doubles-the-number-of-secure-websites/

Five Key Takeaways from the Summit in Asia-Pacific on Deploying, Sustaining and Scaling Community Networks
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/11/five-key-takeaways-from-the-summit-in-asia-pacific-on-deploying-sustaining-and-scaling-community-networks/


ITU World Radiocommunication Conference agrees key parameters for future communication technologies
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR24.aspx

ITU World Radiocommunication Conference adopts new regulatory procedures for non-geostationary satellites
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-PR23.aspx

Declaration on Promoting Gender Equality, Equity and Parity in the ITU Radiocommunication Sector
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-CM10.aspx

ITU World Radiocommunication Conference wraps up
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2019-MA16.aspx

Internet Society CEO Responds to Concerns Raised Over the .ORG Sale
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191126_internet_society_ceo_responds
_to_concerns_raised_over_dot_org_sale/


We Have Now Run Out of IPv4 Addresses, Says RIPE NCC
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191125_we_have_now_run_out_of_
ipv4_addresses_says_ripe_ncc/


EFF and 26 Other Organizations Send Letter to Internet Society Urging It to Stop Sale of .ORG
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191122_eff_and_26_other_organizations
_send_letter_to_internet_society/


Microsoft Announces Plans to Adopt DoH in Windows
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20191118_microsoft_announces_plans_to
_adopt_doh_in_windows/


Nominet Donating £1 To Samaritans With Every New .UK Domain Registration
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/30/nominet-donating-samaritans-new-uk-domain-registration/

Verisign Wants You To Know All About Roll, Roll, Roll Your Root, The KSK Rollover One
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/29/verisign-roll-roll-root-ksk-rollover-one/

EURid Wins Domains Award At 18th eco://awards For Domain Registration Abuse Prevention System
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/25/eurid-domains-award-eco-registration-abuse-prevention/

NetActuate Announces Program to Support Emerging ccTLDs
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/21/netactuate-program-support-emerging-cctlds/

CentralNic Acquires Domain Monetisation Company Team Internet
http://www.domainpulse.com/2019/11/19/centralnic-acquires-team-internet/

Governments kill off another gTLD bid
http://domainincite.com/25018-governments-kill-off-another-gtld-bid

Four big developments in the .org pricing scandal
http://domainincite.com/25013-four-big-developments-in-the-org-pricing-scandal

DI Leaders Roundtable #3 — What did you think of ICANN 66?
http://domainincite.com/25010-di-leaders-roundtable-3-what-did-you-think-of-icann-66

ICANN board meets to consider PIR acquisition TODAY (21 Nov.)
http://domainincite.com/24997-icann-board-meets-to-consider-pir-acquisition-today

XYZ buys dormant gTLD from “pyramid scheme” operator
http://domainincite.com/24993-xyz-buys-dormant-gtld-from-pyramid-scheme-operator

IGF 2020 to be Held in Katowice, Poland
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/12/01/igf-2020-to-be-held-in-katowice-poland/

ISOC to Hold Webinar on the PIR Sale
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/11/28/isoc-to-hold-webinar-on-the-pir-sale/

PIR and Ethos Capital Answer Key Questions About ORG Sale
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/11/24/pir-and-ethos-capital-answer-key-questions-about-org-sale/

Nonprofits Mobilise Against PIR Sale
https://www.internetnews.me/2019/11/23/nonprofits-mobilise-against-pir-sale/

Submit Your Domains for Namescon Auction

https://www.internetnews.me/2019/11/22/submit-your-domains-for-namescon-auction/


Social Media


Unveiled at the global IGF and introduced by Tim Berners-Li, Contract for the Web is a global plan of action to make our online world safe and empowering for everyone. https://contractfortheweb.org/

MYNIC: Raising awareness of the global digital online business opportunities for local businesses in Malaysia Photos
The 2019 IDN World Report Shows 20% IDN Growt
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191127005538/en/2019-IDN-World-Report-Shows-20-IDN

The ICANN Board recently passed a resolution to initiate the Root Server System (RSS) Governance Working Group (GWG): consequently, the ccNSO needs to appoint two (2) volunteers to the Root Server System CWG. A call for volunteers will be published in approximately a week from now, and it will include among others further background details on the RSS GWG, information on how to join, the candidate qualification requirements and the selection process. Link

After long negotiations, .AZ, represented by Mr. Faig Farmanov, the CEO, has decided to join APTLD as an Ordinary Member. The application should be reviewed by the Board, of course, but we are happy to welcome .AZ to the APTLD family. Photo

Voijislav Rodic’s nice recap on Tim's Grand plan to save the Internet from itself. Video

IGF on-site posts:

  • Thank you, hoster.by, for a privilege to address the Youth IGF and share some background about APTLD Post
  • IGF Belarus's groundbreaking Youth IGF has been quite a success, with the local youth actively participating in interactive discussion, such as a fishbowl debate on fighting cyber-bulling Photo
  • The pre-IGF reception in Belarus features beautiful string trio. Rumors are Sergey Povalishev, CEO of hoster.by, is a big fan of strings, some of which are not necessarily ASCII or IDN country codes Video
  • That is how hoster.by was running the first ever Youth IGF in Belarus Photos
  • Exploring the issue of Internet fragmentation challenges at IGF Belarus Post
  • Day O is opened by the federal Minister, a person who carries quite a weight. Taking a legitimate pride in the unvelievable turnout of 5,000, he reiterated the usual slogans. The Internet, claims he, should not build walls, like the Berlin wall that was brought down 30 years ago. A novelty, perhaps, is there is a greater focus on the role of MPs in the process of legitimizing robust IG practices and the pledge of 1m Euros to Poland, the next host of the global IGF. Photo
  • Photo CEO of Siemens. Hard to guess buzz words? 5G, cybersecurity, extraterritorial and transborder nature of the Internet, data fliws, legal regimes. Also, there should be a Contract for the Web, a new initiative by Tim Berners Lee, which will be unveiled later in the day. Siemens also came with
    6 proposals: 1) the integrity of data enforceable by law; 2) data owners are in control of data; 3) cybersecurity - a Charter of Trust as a set of rules to follow voluntarily to stay in Siemens's ecosystem; 4) co-creation-teaming up for good things; 5) data for the public good-by industry and for the Human kind, whether medicine or industry; 6) sustainable values.
    We need actionable items across the IG agenda.
    We are late in defining the rules, but it is time to do so. If not us, it will be defined by someone else.
    It is terrible to hear ideas to decouple the Internet. We need to integrate, tolerate, and tell the truth about the intent.
  • A high-level panel on data governance organized by OECD. Proud to represent the APTLD community on the panel. Photo
  • A national and regional IG initiatives session, which usually is a bore, is now moderated brilliantly by Vlada Radunovic of Diplo Foundation. Small wonder the room is packed and spirits are high. The diverse multistakeholder panel does not chew gum but is keen to discuss best practices in cooperation in cybersecurity, awareness raising, and transborder challenges. Photo
  • An ICANN-led session on DNS threats and opportunities is well attended Photos
  • Here is the Opening session of IGF in Berlin, shared by hoster. By Post
  • When the UN Secretary General and M-me Merkel played their part, the thinkers and visionaries climbed on the stage to reflect on the future of IG. More details in a report to Members. Photo
  • A session on which we discuss, whether we should tackle illicit content through the DNS. Great panel sharing its very insightful comments Photo
  • IGF is all about networking. It was a great pleasure to meet Omer El-Faruk Mohamed, the acting CEO of. QA (in the Center) , and his supervisor from TRA to discuss cooperation projects; likewise, it was a great pleasure to meet Rt. Ikram Hassan, MP from the Republic of Maldives, an engineer by training and an IG enthusiast. Photos

Come and visit MYNIC's booth at Kembara Digital Malaysia @ Stadium Kuala Pilah. Post

Change of guards at RNIDS, the .RS/СРБ registry of Serbia: Voiijslav Rodic, the Council Chair, and Vladimir Manic, the CEO, have left the registry following the Council and staff rotation procedure. Both Voja and Vladimir were instrumental in getting RNIDS involved in APTLD as an Associate Member and we thank them for their service and commitment to the community but not bidding farewell to them, of course, as our paths will definitely cross one day. With the search for a new CEO underway, it is Dejan Djukic who will remain the principal contact until further notice.

Yudho Giri Sucahyo, Chair of PANDI, has become Full Professor in computer science. Congratulations! Post

Someone got their own '.gov' website by pretending to be a small-town mayor and filling out an online form
https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/government-domain-site-fake-mayor-krebs-report-2019-11

ICANN 66: Focus on domain abuse (blog from Nominet, .uk)
https://www.nominet.uk/icann-66-focus-on-domain-abuse/

ICANN66:  GeoTLD application criteria unchanged
https://www.sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/geotld-application-criteria-unchanged

DNS Encryption - Evolution or revolution - blog from CIRA (.ca registry)
https://cira.ca/blog/cybersecurity/dns-encryption-evolution-or-revolution

SIDN article on the RRDG: "You can't compare apples with pears"
https://www.sidn.nl/en/news-and-blogs/you-cant-compare-apples-with-pears

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ICANN

Country Code Top-Level Domains Can Now Participate in ICANN’s Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR) System
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2019-11-19-en

(ccNSO)
Election Notice: ccNSO Council, Asia-Pacific Region
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18nov19-en.htm

The November 2019 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-29nov19-en.htm

The .tz ccTLD Manager joins as newest member of the ccNSO
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-28nov19-en.htm

Call for Volunteers: Root Server System Governance Working Group (RSS GWG)
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-26nov19-en.htm

Letter from Chair of the ccNSO to the ICANN NomCom - 22 November 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/about/sataki-to-nomcom-22nov19-en.pdf

Letter to ECA – Approval Action Decision – Amendment of Fundamental Bylaw Section 18.7 (b) - 22 November 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/about/sataki-to-eca-22nov19-en.pdf

Letter to CSC - Approval SLA change: introduction IDN table/LGR metrics- 22 November 2019
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/about/sataki-t