Newsletter (6 April 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
   ¶ Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       
   ¶ Agenda under the Public Comment Period until 12 April
■ Open APTLD surveys:
   Registration and Renewal fees
   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aptld_cctldpricing
   Conflicts between ADR proceedings and injunctions
   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APTLD_survey_Conflicts_between_ADR_injunctions
   Registry-Registrar relations
   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/registrar_registrar_relations
   IDN uptake (edition 2020)

   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IDN2020


Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Protecting yourself against online scams
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/protecting-yourself-against-online-scams
 
3 best practices to follow while working from home
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/3-best-practices-follow-while-working-home
 
(.BD  BTCL)
Gulshan Alcatel telephone nos. conversion into new MOTN Exchge. (984...., 989..... to 22226....., ....)
http://বিটিসিএল.বাংলা/news/newsdetails/en/247
 
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Will Waive Wholesale Restore Fee to Help Registrants Keep Their Domain Names During COVID-19 Crisis
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/verisign-will-waive-wholesale-restore-fee-to-help-registrants-keep-their-domain-names-during-covid-19-crisis/
 
How We’re Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
https://blog.verisign.com/domain-names/how-were-responding-to-the-covid-19-crisis/
 
Verisign to Report First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
https://www.verisign.com/en_US/internet-technology-news/verisign-
press-releases/articles/index.xhtml?artLink=aHR0cHM6Ly92ZXJpc2l
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5jaWFsLXJlc3VsdHM%3D

 
(.LK  LK Domain Registry)
Special Message: Limited Services
http://www.nic.lk/index.php/home/news-events/item/69-special-message-limited-services
 
(.MY  MYNIC)
Movement Control Order – MYNIC continues working from Home till 14 April 2020
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/movement-control-order-mynic-continues-working-from-home-till-14-april-2020/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
How InternetNZ is operating online
https://internetnz.nz/news/all
 
Media comment from InternetNZ - 50,000 free wholesale broadband connections
https://internetnz.nz/news/media-comment-internetnz-50000-free-wholesale-broadband-connections
 
An Internet for All and an Internet for Good: Become a member of InternetNZ
https://internetnz.nz/blog/internet-all-and-internet-good-become-member-internetnz
 
14 tips to help with remote working.
https://internetnz.nz/blog/14-tips-help-remote-working
 
DNC Newsletter March 2020
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1945
 
DNCL's COVID-19 information hub
https://www.dnc.org.nz/covid-19
 
(.OM  TRA)
Notice issued by TRA-Oman on the Measures taken by the Sultanate of Oman to Guarantee the Provision of Telecommunication Services, Limit the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and mitigate its Effects
https://tra.gov.om/en/media-center/media-center/1848-notice-issued-by-tra-oman-on-the-measures-taken-by-the-sultanate-of-oman-to-guarantee-the-provision-of-telecommunication-services-limit-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-and-mitigate-its-effects
 
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Publishes a Public Consultation on a Cloud Policy Statement in Qatar
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-publishes-a-public-consultation-on-a-cloud-policy-statement-in-qatar
 
Telecom Sector Helps in Reducing Direct Communication between Individuals
https://cra.gov.qa/press-releases/impacts-of-covid-19-telecom-sector-helps-in-reducing-direct-communication-between-individuals
 
CRA Publishes Findings of the Business Consumers Satisfaction Survey with the Telecommunication Services 2019
https://cra.gov.qa/press-releases/cra-findings-of-the-business-consumers-satisfaction-survey-with-the-telecommunication-services-2019
 
(.SG  SGNIC)
Retirement of .per.sg
https://www.sgnic.sg/retirement-of-the-.per.html
 
(.TW  TWNIC)
TWNIC 2019 Annual Report
https://enblog.twnic.net.tw/2020/03/27/333/
 
(.UZ  UZINFOCOM)
Domain News: Coronavirus
https://cctld.uz/news/?detail=1466
 
(.VU  TRBR)
Notice of Temporary Office Closure
https://www.trbr.vu/en/public-register/publications/advertisement-and-notices/790-notice-of-temporary-office-closure
 
(.WF  Afnic)
Afnic continues to support VSEs/SMEs: the Foliweb workshops are 100% webinars during the crisis
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11969/show/afnic-continues-to-support-vses-smes-the-foliweb-workshops-are-100-webinars-during-the-crisis.html
 
Covid-19: 10 digital protection measures to maintain a good Internet connection during the crisis
https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/11959/show/covid-19-10-digital-protection-measures-to-maintain-a-good-internet-connection-during-the-crisis.html
 
(Neustar)
DDoS Attacks Increase 180% in 2019 Compared to 2018
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/ddos-attacks-increase-180-in-2019-compared-to-2018
 
(Netnod)
Netnod Q1 newsletter is out!
https://www.netnod.se/news/netnod-q1-newsletter-is-out%21
 
New milestone in Network Time Security as Internet Draft approved
https://www.netnod.se/time-and-frequency/new-milestone-in-network-time-security-as-internet-draft-approved
 
IX upgrades at no additional cost for 3 months
https://www.netnod.se/news/ix-upgrades-at-no-additional-cost-for-3-months
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
How to Entertain Kids During The Impromptu Staycation
https://domain.me/how-to-entertain-kids-during-the-impromptu-staycation/
 
Motivate Your Kids to Learn During a Staycation
https://domain.me/motivate-your-kids-to-learn-during-a-staycation/
 
ID.ME Launches Covid.Slack.Com
https://domain.me/id-me-chooses-a-me-domain/
 
Graphic Design 101 Starter Kit: Portfolio
https://domain.me/need-digital-portfolio-make-one/
 
Challenges kids might face within K12 education
https://domain.me/what-challenges-might-kids-face-within-k12-education/
 
Kukua.ME: Meet Super Sema, Africa’s Literacy Heroine
https://domain.me/kukua-me-meet-super-sema-africas-literacy-heroine/
 
How to Overcome the Challenges of Remote Work
https://domain.me/how-to-overcome-the-challenges-of-remote-work/
 
DoMEn Cup: A Programming Competition for Young Students
https://domain.me/domen-cup-a-programming-competition-for-young-students/
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
No domain names to be deleted between March 30 – April 3
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25618/
 
1, 638 “coronavirus” domains registered in .RU and .РФ
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25622/
 
Digital Dictation 2020 to be held online on March 28 – April 11
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25594/
 
IP&IT LAW 2020 announces winners and runners-up
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25588/
 
First youth internet governance seminar kicks off with webinar
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25589/
 
Applications received remotely
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25530/
 
Regular registrar checks suspended

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25523/


Others
 
APrIGF Fellowship Program 2020 Results
https://www.aprigf.asia/news/2020/aprigf-fellowship-program-2020-result.html
 
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
 
Open Call for 2021 Local Host Now! (EXTENDED to 10 April)
https://www.aprigf.asia/hosting_aprigf.html
 
Security improvements to APNIC websites
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/06/security-improvements-to-apnic-websites/
 
Community comes together to make deploying RPKI easier
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/06/community-comes-together-to-make-deploying-rpki-easier/
 
CDNs and cloud providers join MANRS to improve routing security
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/03/cdns-and-cloud-providers-join-manrs-to-improve-routing-security/
 
2020 ISIF Asia Grants applications open
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/02/2020-isif-asia-grants-applications-open/
 
Lessons from securing a remote workforce
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/02/lessons-from-securing-a-remote-workforce/
 
A new infrastructure to serve RDAP
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/01/a-new-infrastructure-to-serve-rdap/
 
Announcing the Asia Pacific Internet Development Trust (APIDT)
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/25/announcing-the-asia-pacific-internet-development-trust-apidt/
 
Announcement regarding IPv4 Address Block 43/8
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/25/announcement-regarding-ipv4-address-block-43-8/
 
The best laid plans…
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/25/the-best-laid-plans/
 
An Opinion Piece on Internet Security
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/03/24/an-opinion-piece-on-internet-security/
 
VoIP goes to the web: the allure of HTTP
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/voip-goes-web-the-allure-of-http.html
 
Mirja Kuehlewind new Chair of the Internet Architecture Board
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/mirja-kuehlewind-new-chair-of-the-internet-architecture-board.html
 
Meet you on the NetStream: IETF with all-virtual agenda in desperate times
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/meet-you-on-the-netstream-ietf-with-all-virtual-agenda-in-desperate-times.html
 
Special emergency session of the Broadband Commission pushes for action to extend internet access and boost capacity to fight COVID-19
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR05-2020-Broadband-Commission-emergency-session-internet-COVID-19.aspx
 
Final Acts of the WRC-19 now available online for download
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/CM01-2020-WRC19-Final-Acts.aspx
 
ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao’s statement on the launch of a global platform to help protect telecommunication networks during the COVID-19 crisis
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/STMNT01-2020-global-platform-telecommunication-COVID-19.aspx
 
In Times of Crisis, All Communities Need to Be Connected
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/in-times-of-crisis-all-communities-need-to-be-connected/
 
Disinformation: The Invisible Sword Dividing Society
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/disinformation-the-invisible-sword-dividing-society/
 
Internet Society Expands Program for Secure Internet Routing Framework
https://www.securityweek.com/internet-society-expands-program-secure-internet-routing-framework?
 
The Week in Internet News: U.S. Senator Fears Attacks on Connectivity
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/the-week-in-internet-news-u-s-senator-fears-attacks-on-connectivity/
 
Member News: Ethiopia Launches Internet Society Chapter
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/member-news-ethiopia-launches-internet-society-chapter/
 
Working with APRICOT to Improve Routing Security
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/working-with-apricot-to-improve-routing-security/
 
IETF 107 Starts Today as a Virtual Meeting
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/03/ietf-107-starts-today-as-a-virtual-meeting/
 
Vint Cerf Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200330-vint-cerf-has-tested-positive-for-coronavirus/
 
Over 360 Security Experts Around the World From Group to Combat COVID-19 Hackers, Protect Hospitals
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200326-over-360-security-experts-from-group-to-combat-covid-19-hackers/
 
Verisign Gets Green Light To Up .COM Registry Fee In New Registry Agreement
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/31/verisign-gets-green-light-to-up-com-registry-fee-in-new-registry-agreement/
 
ICANN Chair Discusses The Next Generation and Internet Governance and Future of the DNS: Domain Pulse 2020
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/31/icann-chair-discusses-the-next-generation-and-internet-governance-and-future-of-the-dns-domain-pulse-2020/
 
NIC Chile Responds To Coronavirus Giving Registrants More Time
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/27/nic-chile-responds-to-coronavirus-giving-registrants-more-time/
 
ICANN Chair On Privacy And How It Relates To The DNS Community: Domain Pulse 2020
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/23/icann-chair-on-privacy-and-how-it-relates-to-the-dns-community-domain-pulse-2020/
 
Curiosities And Little Known Facts About .NZ
http://www.domainpulse.com/2020/03/24/curiosities-and-little-known-facts-about-nz/
 
ICANN’s number two Cyrus Namazi quits. Probably due to sexual discrimination claims.
http://domainincite.com/25385-breaking-icanns-number-two-cyrus-namazi-quits-probably-due-to-sexual-discrimination-claims
 
ICANN grants Verisign its price increases, of course
http://domainincite.com/25379-icann-grants-verisign-its-price-increases-of-course
 
ALL .za domains have to link to government coronavirus web site
http://domainincite.com/25374-all-za-domains-have-to-link-to-government-coronavirus-web-site
 
Namecheap and others banning coronavirus domains
http://domainincite.com/25368-namecheap-and-others-banning-coronavirus-domains
 
Go here to help fight against coronavirus abuse
http://domainincite.com/25364-go-here-to-help-fight-against-coronavirus-abuse
 
As it releases free download, DomainTools says 68,000 dangerous coronavirus domains have been registered
http://domainincite.com/25361-as-it-releases-free-download-domaintools-says-68000-dangerous-coronavirus-domains-have-been-registered
 
COVID 19: What Registrars and Registries are Doing to Help
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/03/30/covid-19-what-registrars-and-registries-are-doing-to-help/
 
Centralnic and its Companies Reshuffle Leadership
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/04/02/centralnic-and-its-companies-reshuffle-leadership/
 
Registrar Group Publishes COVID-19 Response Document
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/03/31/registrar-group-publishes-covid-19-response-document/
 
How to Spot a Corona Virus / COVID 19 Phish

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/03/23/how-to-spot-a-corona-virus-covid-19-phish/


Social Media


Change of leadership at VNNIC
APTLD bids farewell to Director General Tran Minh Tan who is leaving VNNIC to pursue an academic career and thanks him for a great job for the registry and the APTLD community. Many remember him spearheading preparations for and hosting of APTLD71 in Ho Chi Minh City 3 years ago and leading VNNIC delegations at a number of international events. Also, it was during his tenure and thanks to his encouragement that a VNNIC executive was for the first time ever elected as an APTLD Board Director. We wish Director Tran Minh Tan every success in his studies and welcome Mr.Nguyen Hong Thang as the new DG of VNNIC and look forward to meeting him in a not-so-distant future.
 
March 23 - The APTLD Facebook page has hit a new milestone of 500 likes and we are very grateful to all APTLD Members, Friends, Fans and Followers!
 
Reminder: Register for a pilot Webinar in the series of How-To Webinars on 13 April 2020
Announcement: https://www.aptld.org/announ/202003/announ_248.html

 
For all Facebook posts: https://www.facebook.com/pg/aptld/posts/

and Twits: https://twitter.com/APTLDnews


ICANN


Call for Expressions of Interest: Standing Panel for ICANN’s Independent Review Process
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2020-03-31-en
 
ICANN Publishes Staff Report On ICANN’s FY21–25 Operating and Financial Plan and Draft FY21 Operating Plan and Budget Public Comment Proceeding
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-03-31-en
 
IANA Naming Function Review Team Completes Rules of Engagement, Scope of Work, and Work Plan
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-31-en
 
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level Version 2
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-30-en
 
Addendum to the Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – Phase 2
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-26-en
 
Invitation to Join Strategic Outlook Trends Identification Session
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-03-23-en
 
(ccNSO)
ccNSO Activity Summary March 2020
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/resources/activity-summary-mar20-en.htm
 
ccNSO Council Adopts 2020-2021 Councilors Roles and Responsibilities
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/about/roles-responsibilities-council-24mar20-en.pdf
 
The March 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now.
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-30mar20-en.htm
 
Planning for a Virtual ICANN68 Policy Forum

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-30mar20-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

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
 
Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/rpm-initial-report-2020-03-18-en
 
Addendum to the 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-addendum-2020-03-26-en
 
Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level Version 2
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-second-level-2-2020-03-30-en