Newsletter (9 March 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
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■ Call for an APTLD Sponsored Fellowship to EuroSSIG-2020    View


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
auDA website performance issues
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-website-performance-issues/
 
auDA welcomes new CEO Rosemary Sinclair AM
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-welcomes-new-ceo-rosemary-sinclair-am/
 
Striving for balance in the lead up to International Women's Day 2020
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/striving-balance-lead-international-womens-day-2020
 
Insights from the APTLD77 Members Meeting, Melbourne 2020
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/insights-aptld77-members-meeting-melbourne-2020
 
(.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-9/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Changing Internet provider? The Broadband Map NZ can be handy!
https://internetnz.nz/blog/changing-internet-provider-broadband-map-nz-can-be-handy
 
Updated version of Broadband Map NZ website launched
https://internetnz.nz/news/updated-version-broadband-map-nz-website-launched
 
.nz wholesale domain fee change announced
https://internetnz.nz/news/nz-wholesale-domain-fee-change-announced
 
Domain name trends in a maturing market
https://internetnz.nz/blog/domain-name-trends-maturing-market
 
DNC newsletter - February 2020
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1936
 
(.TW  TWNIC)
Important Announcement and Updates due to the COVID-19
https://enblog.twnic.net.tw/2020/02/27/329/
 
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic publishes its first Gender Equality Index
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11911/show/afnic-publishes-its-first-gender-equality-index.html
 
.FR reaches an all-time high, with 37.7% market share in France in 2019
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11902/show/fr-reaches-an-all-time-high-with-37-7-market-share-in-france-in-2019-1.html
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Makes Significant Investment in Next-Generation UltraDNS Infrastructure
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-makes-significant-investment-in-next-generation-ultradns-infrastructure
 
Neustar Appoints Google Executive Patrick Jabal to Board of Directors
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-appoints-google-executive-patrick-jabal-to-board-of-directors
 
PTAB Confirms Key Claims of Neustar’s Intellectual Property Covering Fundamental Call Authentication Techniques Using Calling Party Number
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/ptab-confirms-key-claims-of-neustars-intellectual-property-covering-fundamental-call-authentication-techniques-using-calling-party-number
 
(Netnod)
PT partner with Netnod for world-class DNS service
https://www.netnod.se/news/pt-partner-with-netnod-for-world-class-dns-service
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
Graphic Design 101 Starter Kit: Part 1
https://domain.me/graphic-design-101-starter-kit/
 
Hayatech.me – Transforming Businesses into Healthy Communities
https://domain.me/hayatech-me-transforming-businesses-into-healthy-communities/
 
The Pros and Cons of letting technology babysit our kids
https://domain.me/the-pros-and-cons-of-letting-technology-babysit-our-kids/
 
Pixelfy.me: Solution for better rankings on Amazon
https://domain.me/pixelfy-me-solution-for-better-rankings-on-amazon/
 
(.RU  CC for .RU/.РФ)
Fourth Family IT Marathon kicks off
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25477/
 
RIGF 2020 posts preliminary program
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25470/
 
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ presents its youth initiatives to Russian educators
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25468/
 
Teachers have major impact on shaping positive digital culture
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25466/
 
.ДЕТИ marks its sixth anniversary

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25463/


Others
 
APrIGF 2020 Postponed to 27-30 Sep 2020 Due to Coronavirus Concerns
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2020/aprigf2020-postponed-to-27-30-sep-2020.html
 
Call for IGF 2020 Workshops
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-call-for-workshop-proposals
Open Forums
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-call-for-open-forums
Pre-Events
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-call-for-pre-events-day-0-events
(Deadline: 15 April)
 
Call for IGF 2020 Vllage Booths (Deadline: 15 April)
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-village
 
Apply for IGF 2020 Travel Support until 15 April
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/supporting-participation-at-the-igf-2020-annual-meeting
 
Express Interest to Participate in the IGF Music Night until 15 April
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/expression-of-interest-to-participate-in-igf-2020-music-night
 
Call for IGF 2020 Remote Hubs Open until 20 September
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-remote-hubs
 
Letting go of clean design
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/09/letting-go-of-clean-design/
 
Organizational security implications for IPv6
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/05/organizational-security-implications-for-ipv6/
 
Drilling for the KSK
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/04/drilling-for-the-ksk/
 
New course and eduroam available through the APNIC Academy
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/03/new-course-and-eduroam-available-through-the-apnic-academy/
 
Teamwork shines through at 3rd APNIC Hackathon
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/03/teamwork-shines-through-at-3rd-apnic-hackathon/
 
DNSSEC validation revisited
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/02/dnssec-validation-revisited/
 
Event Wrap: GFCE Pacific Regional Meeting 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/28/event-wrap-gfce-pacific-regional-meeting-2020/
 
How to: Deploy DoT and DoH with dnsdist
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/28/how-to-deploy-dot-and-doh-with-dnsdist/
 
Event Wrap: JANOG 45
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/27/event-wrap-janog-45/
 
Event Wrap: NZNOG 2020
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/27/event-wrap-nznog-2020/
 
Fit-for-purpose financing to grow your access network business
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/27/fit-for-purpose-financing-to-grow-your-access-network-business/
 
Deploying DNSSEC in a large enterprise
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/26/deploying-dnssec-in-a-large-enterprise/
 
Network topology design at 27,000 km/hr
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/02/25/network-topology-design-at-27000-km-hr/
 
CENTR publishes its Guide to ICANN67
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-guide-to-icann67.html
 
Registration standardised metric definitions – German translation added
https://www.centr.org/news/news/registration-standardised-metric-definitions-german-translation-added.html
 
Internet Society Board of Trustees Meeting on March 13-14, 2020, changed to a virtual meeting
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/internet-society-board-of-trustees-meeting-on-march-13-14-2020-changed-to-a-virtual-meeting/
 
Internet Society Holds First Ever Internet Development Conference in Ethiopia
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2020/internet-society-holds-first-ever-internet-development-conference-in-ethiopia/
 
Internet Society Ethiopia Chapter Launched Today!
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/internet-society-ethiopia-chapter-launched-today/
 
The Week in Internet News: Let’s Encrypt Hits One Billion Certificates
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/the-week-in-internet-news-lets-encrypt-hits-one-billion-certificates/
 
APRICOT 2020: Routing Security Takes Center Stage
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/02/apricot-2020-routing-security-takes-center-stage/
 
ICT industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR04-2020-ICT-industry-to-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-by-45-percent-by-2030.aspx
 
Over 50 Domain Operators in China Ask ICANN for Immediate Fee Waivers Due to Impact from Coronavirus
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200303_domain_name_operators_in
_china_ask_for_fee_waivers_from_icann/

 
Firefox Starts the Roll Out of DNS Over HTTPS (DoH) by Default for US-Based Users
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200225_firefox_starts_the_roll_out_of_
dns_over_https_doh_by_default/

 
Cybercriminals Continuing To Exploit Coronavirus With Malicious Domains: Check Point
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/07/cybercriminals-continuing-to-exploit-coronavirus-with-malicious-domains-check-point/
 
European Commission Gives EURid Vote Of Confidence In Its Operation Of .EU
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/06/european-commission-gives-eurid-vote-of-confidence-in-its-operation-of-eu/
 
Many TLDs Facing Increasing Requirements And Reduced Growth, And For One, .NZ, Leads To Registry Fee Increase
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/01/many-tlds-facing-increasing-requirements-and-reduced-growth-and-for-one-nz-leads-to-registry-fee-increase/
 
Donuts Appoints Mina Neuberg As Chief Marketing Officer
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/05/donuts-appoints-mina-neuberg-as-chief-marketing-officer/
 
.CL’s Poblete To Replace Disspain on ICANN Board
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/04/cls-poblete-to-replace-disspain-on-icann-board/
 
.ME To Release 2,800 Premium Domains This Week
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/02/29/me-to-release-2800-premium-domains-this-week/
 
IP Address Marketplace to Accelerate Sales: Heficed Case Study
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/02/26/ip-address-marketplace-to-accelerate-sales-heficed-case-study/
 
10 Years Between New gTLD Applications Is Too Long: Domain Pulse Q&A With Jovenet Consulting’s Jean Guillon
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/02/24/10-years-between-new-gtld-applications-is-too-long-domain-pulse-qa-with-jovenet-consultings-jean-guillon/
 
Could .org debate bring back the glory days of ICANN public forums?
http://domainincite.com/25294-could-org-debate-bring-back-the-glory-days-of-icann-public-forums
 
The latest industry C-suite musical chairs
http://domainincite.com/25291-the-latest-industry-c-suite-musical-chairs
 
Most languages won’t be available at ICANN 67
http://domainincite.com/25284-most-languages-wont-be-available-at-icann-67
 
Ethos volunteers for .org pricing handcuffs
http://domainincite.com/25260-ethos-volunteers-for-org-pricing-handcuffs
 
Cloudfest Falls Victim to COVID 19 – Event Cancelled
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/02/28/cloudfest-falls-victim-to-covid-19-event-cancelled/
 
Nominations for RIPE Board Open

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/02/26/nominations-for-ripe-board-open/


Social Media


MYNIC: There has been a 242% increase in registered .MY domains in the last decade   Post
 
Dear APTLD Ladies, Happy Women's Day!
 
The APrIGF MSG and Secretariat Statement: With ongoing concerns about the coronavirus situation, the APrIGF MSG has made a difficult decision to postpone the conference to 27-30 September 2020.
 
Warmest congratulations to .QA for its 9 year anniversary!    Post
 
ICANN: #ICANN67 FAQ now available. We have tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Check back for updates. >>https://go.icann.org/ICANN67FAQ
 
The APTLD Meeting Relocation Plan has recently been approved by the Board: https://www.aptld.org/about/policies/APTLD%20Meeting%20
Relocation%20Plan.pdf

 
a follow-up on the recent #APTLD77, Nicolau Santos Celestino, CEO of. TL (in the center) paid a visit to the HQ of PANDI to discuss matters of mutual concern and cooperation.   Photo
 
AU domain: Today’s blog post provides an overview of the #APTLD77 Members Meeting, held last week in Melbourne. We look closely at the pre-training sessions, and at the event being an ideal opportunity for information sharing and collaboration for attendees from across the Asia-Pacific region. APTLD http://ow.ly/Z3mE50yuYbP
 
(.at) Domain pulse 2020: Experts meet to discuss the future of the Internet
https://www.nic.at/en/news/press/domainpulse2020
 
Members: #APTLD77 presentation slides now available on the member website - check your inbox for the link


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ICANN


ICANN67 Public Forum: Time Allocated for Community Discussion on Proposed Transfer of Ownership of Public Interest Registry
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-04-en
 
Public Comment Period Extended: Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-03-en
 
Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-02-en
 
Meeting Schedule for ICANN67 Virtual Community Forum Now Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2020-02-28-en
 
ICANN Implements New Travel Guidance
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-02-28-en
 
Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-02-28-en
 
Upcoming Middle East DNS Forum Postponed
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-02-27-en
 
ICANN Announces NextGen@ICANN68 Participants
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-02-24-en
 
(ccNSO)
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 12 March
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-12mar20-en.pdf
 
Patricio Poblete nominated as Director fulfilling ICANN Board Seat 11
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-28feb20-en.htm
 
ccNSO SOPC Comments – FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/sopc-comments-fy21-25-op-financial-plan-24feb20-en.pdf
 
Update on the ccNSO schedule for ICANN67
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-24feb20-en.htm
 
ccNSO Council Minutes, 23 January

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-23jan20-en.pdf


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency (SSR2) Review Team Draft Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ssr2-rt-draft-report-2020-01-24-en
 
Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – PHASE 2
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/epdp-phase-2-initial-2020-02-07-en
 
Draft Proposal for NextGen@ICANN Program Improvements
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-proposal-nextgen-2020-02-11-en
 
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ncap-study-1-2020-02-13-en
 
Middle East and Adjoining Countries (MEAC) Strategy 2021-2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/meac-strategy-2020-02-18-en
 
Revised Community Travel Support Guidelines
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/community-travel-guidelines-2020-02-13-en
 
Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-proposal-chinese-script-2020-02-28-en
 
Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-proposal-bangla-script-2020-03-02-en