Newsletter (29 January 2018)
Recent Updates:
■ Next APTLD Meeting: APTLD73 & 2018 AGM, Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-23 February 2018

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Members News


(.AU auDA)
auDA Policy Review Panel Forums 2018
https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-policy-review-panel-forums-2018/
 
Registrant Policy Issues Paper available now
https://www.auda.org.au/news/registrant-policy-issues-paper-available-now/
 
(.MO MONIC)
Notice for Suspension of MONIC Online VISA/MASTER Payment
https://www.monic.mo/html/notice/epayment_suspension_20180119_eng.html
 
(.NZ InternetNZ)
UNIGF Wrap Up: What we talk about when we talk about internet governance
https://internetnz.nz/blog/unigf-wrap-what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-internet-governance
 
Tweeting the Public Notices Act
https://internetnz.nz/blog/tweeting-public-notices-act
 
Links and Thinks: 24 January 2018
https://internetnz.nz/blog/links-and-thinks-24-january-2018
 
(.VN VNNIC)
VNIPv6TF held meeting to summarize IPv6 deployment result in 2017
https://www.vnnic.vn/node/1825?lang=en
 
(Neustar)
Neustar Appoints Former Aspect and IBM Executive Kenneth Ewell as Vice President of Customer Success, Analytics Solutions
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/KennethEwell
 
Neustar Introduces New Multi-Factor Authentication Risk Assessment Tool in Time for Upcoming Compliance Deadlines
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2018/NewMFATool
 
(.RU Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
Russian Domains release a new report
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12074
 
Trademarks protect less than 2% of Runet domain names
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12081
 
Andrei Vorobyev addressed the Armenian School on Internet Governance students
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12089
 
418 domain names blocked in December
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12090
 
Technical Center of Internet’s functions will be transferred to a Rostelecom's subsidiary
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12092
 
Moscow chooses the most advanced IT teacher
https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12093
 
Robert Gledenov has become the new Head of the Registrar Committee

https://cctld.ru/en/news/news_detail.php?ID=12098


Others

BGP in 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/10/bgp-in-2017/
 
Event Wrap: Internet Week Japan 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/11/event-wrap-internet-week-japan-2017/
 
Event Wrap: npNOG 3, Nepal
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/11/event-wrap-npnog-3-nepal/
 
Event Wrap: IGF 2017
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/11/event-wrap-igf-2017/
 
MyNOG: Our journey so far and a look into the future
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/12/mynog-journey-far-look-future/
 
TCP initial window configurations in the wild
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/15/tcp-initial-window-configurations-wild/
 
Do we really need a new BGP?
https://blog.apnic.net/2018/01/16/really-need-new-bgp/
 
EU Policy Update - January 2018
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-january-2018.html
 
CENTR in numbers: a look back at 2017!
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-in-numbers-a-look-back-at-2017.html
 
Peter Van Roste, CENTR General Manager, on language access to the internet
https://www.centr.org/news/news/peter-van-roste-centr-general-manager-on-language-access-to-the-internet.html
 
EURid Presents 2017 IDN World Report at EIF Breakfast Debate
https://eurid.eu/en/news/2017-idn-world-report-at-eif-debate/
 
Important (Tableau) updates on CENTRstats
https://www.centr.org/news/news/important-tableau-updates-on-centrstats.html
 
Internet Society Official On Internet Governance Challenges, Role In Solving Issues
https://www.ip-watch.org/2017/12/20/internet-society-official-internet-governance-challenges-role-solving-issues/
 
CEO Succession at the Internet Society – Status update
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/ceo-succession-internet-society-status-update/
 
Remembering Pål Spilling
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/remembering-pal-spilling/
 
Connecting Nepal’s Earthquake Affected Communities with a Sustainable Model
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/connecting-nepals-earthquake-affected-communities-self-sustainable-model/
 
The Process of Developing and Submitting an IETF Internet Draft: My Story
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/process-developing-submitting-ietf-internet-draft-story/
 
Community Report: Indigenous Connectivity
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/connecting-indigenous-communities-2/
 
Building Our New Website: Improved search, speed, and an open issue tracker
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/building-new-website-improved-search-speed-open-issue-tracker/
 
Call for Nominations now open for Rob Blokzijl Award
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/call-nominations-now-open-rob-blokzijl-award/
 
Online Trust Alliance Reports Doubling of Cyber Incidents in 2017
https://www.internetsociety.org/news/press-releases/2018/online-trust-alliance-reports-doubling-cyber-incidents-2017/
 
Watch the “State of the Net 2018” Live on Monday, January 29
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2018/01/watch-state-net-2018-live-monday-january-29/
 
ITU Regional Radiocommunication Seminar for Arab Countries addresses WRC-19 spectrum management challenges and opportunities for the Arab region
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-CM23.aspx
 
Outstanding initiatives bringing digital tech opportunities to women in Lebanon, Afghanistan and Costa Rica win at 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR70.aspx
 
UN Broadband Commission sets global broadband targets to bring online the world’s 3.8 billion not connected to the Internet
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR01.aspx
 
Least Developed Countries on track to achieve SDG 9.c on universal and affordable Internet access by 2020
http://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2018-PR02.aspx
 
China Cloud Providers Catching Up to American Firms, Plus China Has Home Market Advantage
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180119_china_cloud_providers
_catching_up_to_american_firms/

 
Industrial Plant Attack Generates Renewed Concerns Over Critical
Infrastructure Hacking Threats
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180119_industrial_plant_malware_
attack_generates_renewed_concerns/

 
EURid Report Finds IDNs Lead to More Diverse Content
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/15/eurid-report-finds-idns-lead-
to-more-diverse-content/

 
ICANN Proposes Solutions To Deal With WHOIS and GDPR Conflicts
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/18/icann-solutions-whois-gdpr-conflicts/
 
Webinar: Mapping Connected Infrastructure with ThreatConnect and DomainTools
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/18/webinar-mapping-connected-
infrastructure-with-threatconnect-and-domaintools/

 
Cybercriminals abuse domain names that are released from registration, warn DNS Belgium
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/20/cybercriminals-abuse-domain
-names-dns-belgium/

 
Ex-Pat Kiwi Comes Home to Head NZ’s Domain Name Commission
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/20/ex-pat-kiwi-head-nz-domain-
name-commission/

 
Sedo and Donuts Collaborate to Make Super-Premium Inventory Available
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/26/sedo-donuts-super-premium-inventory/
 
Donuts Releases Free Domain Name Search Tool Across Wide Range of TLDs
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/25/donuts-releases-free-domain-
name-search-tool-across-wide-range-of-tlds/

 
dotFM to Launch Emoji Domain Names
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/25/dotfm-to-launch-emoji-
domain-names/

 
Austria’s Internet Celebrating 4 Anniversaries in 2018
http://www.domainpulse.com/2018/01/27/austrias-internet-celebrating-
4-anniversaries-in-2018/

 
Russia moves toward creation of an independent internet
http://www.dw.com/en/russia-moves-toward-creation-of-an-independent-
internet/a-42172902

 
Three ways ICANN could gut Whois
http://domainincite.com/22521-three-ways-icann-could-gut-whois
 
ICANN blocks 1.5 million domains, including some three-letter names
http://domainincite.com/22528-icann-blocks-two-million-domains
-including-some-three-letter-names

 
Data Protection and the Domain Industry: eco Submits Data Model to ICANN
https://international.eco.de/2018/news/data-protection-and-the-domain-
industry-eco-submits-data-model-to-icann.html

 
Why ‘Whois’ Must be Fixed to comply with GDPR [Audio]
https://blacknight.blog/whois-gdpr-audio.html
 
Touched by an IDN: Farsight Security shines a light on the Internet's oft-
ignored and undetected security problem
https://www.farsightsecurity.com/2018/01/17/mschiffm-touched_by_an_idn/
 
Securing the Digital Transition by Carl Bildt
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/cyber-governance-lagging
-crime-and-abuse-by-carl-bildt-2018-01

 
Make the internet American again? Trump pick opened the door
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/23/trump-commerce-pick-internet
-oversight-reversal-305178

 
ICANN slashes millions from its budget
http://domainincite.com/22559-icann-slashes-millions-from-its-budget
 
How Internationalized Domain Names Affect Domain Name Disputes
https://giga.law/blog/2018/1/23/internationalized-domain-names
 
Balancing Cybersecurity and Individual Privacy – New Whois Data
Protections in 2018
https://blog.domaintools.com/2018/01/balancing-cybersecurity-and-
individual-privacy-new-whois-data-protections-in-2018/

 
Digital Future the Focus of 2018 Domain Pulse in Munich
https://www.brandshelter.com/en/news/david-goldstein-digital-future-the

-focus-of-2018-domain-pulse-in-munich


ICANN


Implementation of the Consensus Policy for Protection of Certain Specific IGO and INGO Identifiers for All gTLDs
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-16-en
 
Maximal Starting Repertoire version 3 (MSR-3) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR)
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-17-en
 
IANA Functions Customer Survey Results Available
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-18-en
 
ICANN Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-19-en
 
ICANN Board to Hold Three Public Sessions and Board Meeting During Los Angeles Workshop
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-23-en
 
Proposal for Korean Root Zone Label Generation Rules
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2018-01-25-en
 
Data Protection/Privacy Update Webinar Scheduled for 2 February
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2018-01-25-en
 
(ccNSO)
Call for volunteers: ccNSO Strategic and Operational Planning Standing Committee (SOPC)

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcement-19jan18-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-changes-meetings-strategy-2017-12-14-en
 
Operating Standards for ICANN's Specific Reviews
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/reviews-standards-2017-10-17-en
 
Maximal Starting Repertoire version 3 (MSR-3) for Root Zone Label Generation Rules (RZ-LGR)
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/msr-3-2018-01-17-en
 
ICANN Draft FY19 Operating Plan and Budget and Five-Year Operating Plan Update
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/fy19-budget-2018-01-19-en
 
Proposed Incremental Changes to the ICANN Meetings Strategy
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/proposed-changes-meetings-strategy-2017-12-14-en