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
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/registrar_registrar_relations
Conflicts between ADR proceedings and injunctions
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/APTLD_survey_Conflicts_between_ADR_injunctions
Registration and Renewal fees
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aptld_cctldpricing
APTLD survey Lessons from the Lockdown

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



Members News


(.AU  auDA)
Establishing a stronger relationship with your customers
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/establishing-stronger-relationship-your-customers

The importance of backing up your data
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/importance-backing-your-data

(.MY  MYNIC)
3rd Phase of Movement Control Order – MYNIC continues Working From Home (WFH) till 28 April 2020
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/%e2%80%8b3rd-phase-of-movement-control-order-mynic-continues-working-from-home-wfh-till-28-april-2020/

(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Security is a process
https://internetnz.nz/blog/security-process

Reflections on working with physical distance
https://internetnz.nz/blog/reflections-working-physical-distance

Swift support offered to essential services
https://internetnz.nz/blog/swift-support-offered-essential-services

How the Internet enables New Zealand’s COVID-19 contact tracing
https://internetnz.nz/news/how-internet-enables-new-zealands-covid-19-contact-tracing

Get started with blogging
https://internetnz.nz/blog/get-started-blogging

InternetNZ: response to Ministry of Education announcement
https://internetnz.nz/news/internetnz-response-ministry-education-announcement

Making the most of self isolation
https://internetnz.nz/blog/making-most-self-isolation

(.QA  CRA)
Cisco Joins CRA Initiative to Make Remote Work Easy
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/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
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-assigns-new-frequency-for-radio-broadcasting-in-bengali-language-to-support-qatar

(.TH  THNIC)
TCCtech Supports BKNIX’s Project on Remote Meeting Platform Through enhance the quality of connectivity required by entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.thnic.or.th/en/tcctech_en/

2020 ISIF Asia Network Operations Grants
https://www.thnic.or.th/en/2020isifasiagrants/

(.VN  VNNIC)
The number of ASCII .VN registered domains has surpassed a half million milestone
https://www.vnnic.vn/en/about/news/number-ascii-vn-registered-domains-has-surpassed-half-million-milestone?lang=en

(Neustar)
Neustar Introduces Services Aimed at Fulfilling Stringent Consumer Privacy Compliance Standards
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/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
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-launches-free-call-registry-for-emergency-service-providers-to-eliminate-incorrect-spam-tagging-of-covid-19-calls

Neustar and iSpot.tv Partner to Unify TV and Digital Attribution
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-and-ispot-tv-partner-to-unify-tv-and-digital-attribution

Neustar Sells Its Registry Business To GoDaddy
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-sells-its-registry-business-to-godaddy

(.ME  DoMEn)
Must Have Tools for Graphic Designers
https://domain.me/must-have-tools-for-graphic-designers/

Techiedad.Me – Communication Expert You’ll Admire
https://domain.me/techiedad-me-communication-expert-youll-admire/

How to Conduct Your Classes Online
https://domain.me/how-to-conduct-your-classes-online/

HigherEd.Me – Platform For Study Abroad Opportunities
https://domain.me/highered-me/

(.MX  Registry .MX)
Registry MX: COVID 19 Release  April 16th 2020
https://www.registry.mx/jsf/news_list/search/info.jsf?Id=1915&type=1

(.RU  CC for .RU/.РФ)
Submissions now being accepted for the DOT-Journalism 2020 contest
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25692/

New stage of Runet’s life
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25688/

Internet Governance: Youth vision
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25686/

How to protect yourself from the coronavirus on the net
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25680/

Another tour of the Explore the Internet & Govern It! quiz: Everything about innovations
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25678/

Webinar participants discuss topical internet development issues
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25652/

Happy Birthday .RU! quiz results
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25651/

Happy Birthday .RU!
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25643/

Internet for All now available to everyone
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25653/

Online festival for a healthy lifestyle
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25650/

Preparations for youth internet governance seminar continue

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25639/



Others
Support unsung hero to keep Internet secure
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/20/support-unsung-hero-to-keep-internet-secure/

Get your training fix with APNIC’s new Virtual Training Program
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/16/get-your-training-fix-with-apnics-new-virtual-training-program/

Open sourcing the network model
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/15/open-sourcing-the-network-model/

Develop your own mini-Internet to teach students virtually about network operations
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/14/develop-your-own-mini-internet-to-teach-students-virtually-about-network-operations/

What’s in a name?
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/13/whats-in-a-name/

Rise of the invalids
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/10/rise-of-the-invalids/

Local awareness and assistance is key to RPKI success
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/08/local-awareness-and-assistance-is-key-to-rpki-success/

The wrong certificate: Apache, Let’s Encrypt and OpenSSL
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/04/07/the-wrong-certificate-apache-lets-encrypt-and-openssl/

CENTR publishes its Report on IETF107
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-its-report-on-ietf107.html

The true effect of corona on the DNS
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/the-true-effect-of-corona-on-the-dns.html

Working from home – ergonomics and exercises
https://www.centr.org/news/news/working-from-home-ergonomics-and-exercises.html

EU Policy Update - March 2020
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-march-2020.html

Your domains are safe!
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/your-domains-are-safe.html

Quo vadis DNS: DoT, DoH, DoQ?
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/quo-vadis-dns-dot-doh-doq.html

ITU launches the ‘G5 Benchmark’, a ‘gold standard’ for collaboration among regulators and policy-makers
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/PR06-2020-Global-ICT-Regulatory-Outlook-G5-Benchmark.aspx

Member News: Internet Society Chapters Focus on Connecting People During Pandemic
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/member-news-internet-society-chapters-focus-on-connecting-people-during-pandemic/

Over 300 ISPs Now Improving Routing Security with MANRS
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/over-300-isps-now-improving-routing-security-with-manrs/

The Week in Internet News: Pandemic Puts Spotlight on Access Problems
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/the-week-in-internet-news-pandemic-puts-spotlight-on-access-problems/

Why Is So Much Internet Traffic Leaving Pakistan?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/why-is-so-much-internet-traffic-leaving-pakistan/

Indigenous Connectivity Summit Policy Recommendations: Helping Policymakers Make Inclusive Decisions
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/indigenous-connectivity-summit-policy-recommendations-helping-policymakers-make-inclusive-decisions/

What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for the Internet?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/04/what-does-a-global-pandemic-mean-for-the-internet/

The .ORG Acquisition Delayed Following California's Attorney General Letter to ICANN
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200417-dot-org-sale-delayed-after-californias-attorney-general-letter/

Google Reports 18 Million Daily COVID-19 Related Malware, Phishing Emails Per Day
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200416-google-reports-18-million-daily-covid-19-related-malware-daily/

Zoom Faces Class-Action Lawsuit, Accused of Overstating Its Privacy Standards
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200408-zoom-faces-class-action-lawsuit-for-overstating-privacy-standards/

GoDaddy Acquires Neustar's Domain Name Registry Business
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20200406-godaddy-acquires-neustars-domain-name-registry-business/

As ICANN meets to decide .org’s fate, California AG says billion-dollar deal must be rejected
http://domainincite.com/25437-as-icann-meets-to-decide-orgs-fate-california-ag-says-billion-dollar-deal-must-be-rejected

GoDaddy signs up 30 partners to lockdown-era marketing scheme
http://domainincite.com/25432-godaddy-signs-up-30-partners-to-lockdown-era-marketing-scheme

Kuala Lumpur meeting cancelled and ICANN 68 could be even trickier online
http://domainincite.com/25428-kuala-lumpur-meeting-cancelled-and-icann-68-could-be-even-trickier-online

Five SAFE ways to buy and sell domains during the coronavirus pandemic
http://domainincite.com/25413-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…
http://domainincite.com/25411-to-show-new-focus-on-registry-uniregistry-dumps-registry-from-its-brand-um

No ICANN tax relief for Chinese registrars
http://domainincite.com/25409-no-icann-tax-relief-for-chinese-registrars

ICANN declares coronavirus a “natural disaster” to protect expired domains
http://domainincite.com/25407-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
http://domainincite.com/25390-end-of-the-road-for-neustar-as-godaddy-u-turns-again-and-buys-out-its-registry-biz

CentralNic seeing no impact from coronavirus
http://domainincite.com/25394-centralnic-seeing-no-impact-from-coronavirus

ICANN expects “significant” budget impact from coronavirus
http://domainincite.com/25391-icann-expects-significant-budget-impact-from-coronavirus

Amazon Registry is Hiring
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/04/15/amazon-registry-is-hiring/

ICANN’s Government Group Wants to Slow Whois Work
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/04/10/icanns-government-group-wants-to-slow-whois-work/

RIPE 80 Goes Virtual and FREE

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/04/09/ripe-80-goes-virtual-and-free/


Social Media


Hoster.by, the administrator of .BY for Belarus and an APTLD Member, launched its own videoconferencing platform for the nation -https://peregovorka.by/. Developed by hoster.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:https://giga.law/blog/2020/4/5/first-coronavirus-udrp-decision


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ICANN


Successful Candidates Announced for ICANN68 Fellowship
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-17-en

Public Interest Registry Change of Control Request Update
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-16-en

ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-15-en

ICANN68 to be Held as Remote Public Meeting
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-04-09-en

(ccNSO)
SAVE THE DATE – ccPDP on Retirement Working Group Webinars: Draft Final Report
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-16apr20-en.htm

ccNSO Council Minutes, 12 March
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-12mar20-en.pdf

Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 16 April
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-16apr20-en.pdf

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

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06apr20-en.htm



Current ICANN Public Consultations

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

ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/africa-regional-plan-fy21-25-2020-04-15-en