Newsletter (5 May 2020)
Recent Updates:

■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD78, Taipei, Taiwan, 3-4 September 2020
   ¶ Meeting Website       ¶ Online Registration       ¶ Agenda (30 April 2020)
■ Open APTLD surveys:
   (New*) Domain name auctions
   Conflicts between ADR proceedings and injunctions
   Registration and Renewal fees
   APTLD survey Lessons from the Lockdown

Members News

(.AU  auDA)
Keeping your .au website secure and SEO friendly
The evolving sophistication of COVID-19 themed cyber attacks
Demonstrating operational preparedness in the face of a crisis
(.CC/.TV  Verisign)
Verisign Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

4th Phase of Movement Control Order (MCO) – MYNIC remain Working from Home (WFH) following extension of MCO till 12 May 2020
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Update: The .nz Advisory Panel’s review extended due to Covid-19
.nz usage surges during COVID-19 level 4
Keep up the good work: new sponsorships agreed
How are we adapting to working from home?
Upskill with online courses from your bubble
DNC Newsletter April 2020
GURL Guideline for National Type Approval Framework & SRDs
2019 Audited Financial Reports
Speculations on 5G as the cause of COVID-19
(.WF  Afnic)
COVID-19: The Afnic Foundation is financing new projects to reduce the digital inequalities
New site supports Vote-by-Mail amid COVID concerns
ILOVE.PR - Prime Domains Released for the PR Industry
Blacknight Chooses Afilias for Managed DNS with Anycast
Neustar Bolsters Marketing Solutions Business with New Hire
2019 DENIC Domain Statistics
(.ME  DoMEn)
Well.ME Helps You Stay in Touch With Your Health
Why LinkedIn is Not the Only Answer for Freelance Career
How to Start Your Freelance Career
6 Ways in How We at .ME Responded to the Coronavirus Crisis
How Video Games Improve Cognitive Development
Dibz.Me, The Ultimate Link Prospecting Tool
(.RU  CC for .RU/.РФ)
Registrations of coronavirus-related domains slows down
Russian judicial practice with respect to domain disputes becomes more consistent
Registration of coronavirus-related domains levels off
Russian domain market during coronavirus
Results of the Real Project School competition
Поддерживаю.РФ: new project of Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ
AGAVA Hosting’s accreditation canceled
Less coronavirus-related domains being registered

Should I run RPKI-RTR in the cloud?
Lessons from deploying DNSSEC in Mongolia
How to: Build an XDP based BGP peering router
How do you know what time it is?
Detecting Linux kernel process masquerading with command line forensics
3BB helps grow IPv6 capability in Thailand
APNIC 50 Update
Balancing security, privacy and convenience
RPKI and Trust Anchors
Measures taken by registries to help tackle COVID-19 related online abuse
CENTR publishes its CENTRstats Global TLD Report Q4/2019
Postponement of ITU Digital World 2020
Unleashing information technology to defeat COVID-19
Received IGF WS Proposals 2020
UK Government gives grant for redevelopment of IGF website
Call for IGF 2020 Remote Hubs
New MAG Chair's Blog
The Week in Internet News: Classroom in a Car
ISOC: Our Work to Make the Internet for Everyone Marches On
Nominations Open! Jonathan B. Postel Service Award 2020
Discussion Paper Now Available about the New-IP Proposal
Friend request: How India’s battle with Facebook will change the internet
The Week in Internet News: Schools Still Face Equipment Challenges for Virtual Learning
Final Results of the 2020 Board Elections and IETF Selection
Internet Society Foundation Announces New Emergency Response Grant Programme
ICANN Board Rejects the Proposed Sale of .ORG to Ethos Capital
The .org deal may be dead and buried, but calls remain for PIR to lose its contract
“Dangerous precedent” as ICANN rejects $1.13 billion .org buyout
Domain industry likely to suffer from coronavirus as ICANN slashes budget by 8%
ICANN meeting got “Zoombombed” with offensive material
CentralNic does not expect big coronavirus impact as it posts almost-doubled revenue for 2019
Verisign expects to sell fewer domains because of coronavirus
Coronavirus lockdown is working out great for at least one registry
Coronavirus could cause “high risk of widespread outages”, ICANN says
Free domains registrar gets FOURTH breach notice
EURid Q1 Results Show Growth
NamesCon Europe Cancelled
EURid Registry Platform Under Attack

Social Media

Check out the latest gloabl registrations stats from CENTR:
Todays is a special day for .UZ and we are happy to congratulate our colleagues at UZINFOCOM, an APTLD Member, on the 25th anniversary of the ccTLD and wish every success in their most daring endeavors. The APTLD community takes a special pride in having been recognized as the first I* organization Uzbekistan decided to join as a Member and we keep great memories about UZINFOCOM's extraordinary hospitality and an outstanding celebration of APTLD's 20th anniversary in Tashkent in 2018.
Happy 25th anniversary, .UZ! and here is to new achievements and breakthroughs for the nation and the world!
VNNIC is celebrating its 20th anniversary and we're happy to offer our most heartfelt congratulations to the team working so hard for the country and the global Internet. We're proud to have VNNIC as a long-standing Member of APTLD - and thank them for generously sharing with the community their best features the embodiment of which became a specially designed logo which holds, Innovate-Breakthrough-Stay Successful.
Happy 20th Birthday, VNNIC!

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Webinar Invitation: PTI FY21-FY24 Strategic Plan
Request for Proposal for Root Zone Update Process Study
Proposed FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and Proposed for Board Adoption FY21 Operating Plan and Budget Published
NextGen@ICANN Application Round for ICANN69 Is Now Open
ICANN Systems Controls Validated by Annual IANA Functions Audit
ICANN Announces Webinar to Discuss the Revised Proposed FY21-25 Operating & Financial Plan and FY21 Operating Plan & Budget
Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan
The April 2020 edition of the ccNSO monthly newsletter is out now
Register for the ccPDP on Retirement Working Group Webinars: Draft Final Report
Interim Report on the Retirement of ccTLDs Soon Available for Public Comment: Register now for the upcoming ccPDP3-ret webinars

Current ICANN Public Consultations

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
Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan