Newsletter (20 April 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
Meeting WebsiteOnline RegistrationAgenda (13 April 2020)
■ APTLD Held a Groundbreaking How-To Webinar View
■ Open APTLD surveys:
Registry-Registrar relations
Conflicts between ADR proceedings and injunctions
Registration and Renewal fees
APTLD survey Lessons from the Lockdown

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Establishing a stronger relationship with your customers

The importance of backing up your data

3rd Phase of Movement Control Order – MYNIC continues Working From Home (WFH) till 28 April 2020

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Security is a process

Reflections on working with physical distance

Swift support offered to essential services

How the Internet enables New Zealand’s COVID-19 contact tracing

Get started with blogging

InternetNZ: response to Ministry of Education announcement

Making the most of self isolation

(.QA  CRA)
Cisco Joins CRA Initiative to Make Remote Work Easy

CRA Assigns New Frequency for Radio Broadcasting in Bengali Language to Support Qatar’s Efforts to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

TCCtech Supports BKNIX’s Project on Remote Meeting Platform Through enhance the quality of connectivity required by entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic

2020 ISIF Asia Network Operations Grants

The number of ASCII .VN registered domains has surpassed a half million milestone

Neustar Introduces Services Aimed at Fulfilling Stringent Consumer Privacy Compliance Standards

Neustar Launches Free Call Registry for Emergency Service Providers to Eliminate Incorrect Spam Tagging of COVID-19 Calls

Neustar and Partner to Unify TV and Digital Attribution

Neustar Sells Its Registry Business To GoDaddy

(.ME  DoMEn)
Must Have Tools for Graphic Designers

Techiedad.Me – Communication Expert You’ll Admire

How to Conduct Your Classes Online

HigherEd.Me – Platform For Study Abroad Opportunities

(.MX  Registry .MX)
Registry MX: COVID 19 Release  April 16th 2020

(.RU  CC for .RU/.РФ)
Submissions now being accepted for the DOT-Journalism 2020 contest

New stage of Runet’s life

Internet Governance: Youth vision

How to protect yourself from the coronavirus on the net

Another tour of the Explore the Internet & Govern It! quiz: Everything about innovations

Webinar participants discuss topical internet development issues

Happy Birthday .RU! quiz results

Happy Birthday .RU!

Internet for All now available to everyone

Online festival for a healthy lifestyle

Preparations for youth internet governance seminar continue

Support unsung hero to keep Internet secure

Get your training fix with APNIC’s new Virtual Training Program

Open sourcing the network model

Develop your own mini-Internet to teach students virtually about network operations

What’s in a name?

Rise of the invalids

Local awareness and assistance is key to RPKI success

The wrong certificate: Apache, Let’s Encrypt and OpenSSL

CENTR publishes its Report on IETF107

The true effect of corona on the DNS

Working from home – ergonomics and exercises

EU Policy Update - March 2020

Your domains are safe!

Quo vadis DNS: DoT, DoH, DoQ?

ITU launches the ‘G5 Benchmark’, a ‘gold standard’ for collaboration among regulators and policy-makers

Member News: Internet Society Chapters Focus on Connecting People During Pandemic

Over 300 ISPs Now Improving Routing Security with MANRS

The Week in Internet News: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Access Problems

Why Is So Much Internet Traffic Leaving Pakistan?

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions

What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for the Internet?

The .ORG Acquisition Delayed Following California's Attorney General Letter to ICANN

Google Reports 18 Million Daily COVID-19 Related Malware, Phishing Emails Per Day

Zoom Faces Class-Action Lawsuit, Accused of Overstating Its Privacy Standards

GoDaddy Acquires Neustar's Domain Name Registry Business

As ICANN meets to decide .org’s fate, California AG says billion-dollar deal must be rejected

GoDaddy signs up 30 partners to lockdown-era marketing scheme

Kuala Lumpur meeting cancelled and ICANN 68 could be even trickier online

Five SAFE ways to buy and sell domains during the coronavirus pandemic

To show new focus on registry, Uniregistry dumps “registry” from its brand. Um…

No ICANN tax relief for Chinese registrars

ICANN declares coronavirus a “natural disaster” to protect expired domains

End of the road for Neustar as GoDaddy U-turns again and buys out its registry biz

CentralNic seeing no impact from coronavirus

ICANN expects “significant” budget impact from coronavirus

Amazon Registry is Hiring

ICANN’s Government Group Wants to Slow Whois Work

RIPE 80 Goes Virtual and FREE

Social Media, the administrator of .BY for Belarus and an APTLD Member, launched its own videoconferencing platform for the nation - Developed by's team and powered by its fiirst-class nationwide cloud infrastructure the platform is a Zoom-like superfast, totally secure, unlimited service which does not require installation. It is now available for free to everyone in the country, be it a school, university, or SME.

VNNIC Celebrates a Milestone Achievement: The number of ASCII .VN registered domains has surpassed a half million milestone thereby making .VN the largest ccTLD in ASEAN.

April 9 - Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter to those who celebrate them! May the spring brings about a riddance from the COVID-19 threat and lockdown.

UDRP against coronavirus - an interesting case:

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Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN68 Fellowship

Public Interest Registry Change of Control Request Update

ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025

ICANN68 to be Held as Remote Public Meeting

SAVE THE DATE – ccPDP on Retirement Working Group Webinars: Draft Final Report

ccNSO Council Minutes, 12 March

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 16 April

We seek your input: preparing for a potential virtual ICANN68 and beyond

Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposal for Chinese Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules

Proposal for Bangla Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules

Phase 1 Initial Report of the Review of All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs Policy Development Process

Addendum to the Initial Report of the Expedited Policy Development Process (EPDP) on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data Team – Phase 2

Guidelines for Developing Reference Label Generation Rules (LGRs) for the Second Level Version 2

ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025