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Newsletter (18 May 2020)

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Members News


(.AU  auDA)
.au Registry Reports – April 2020 Now Available
https://www.auda.org.au/news/au-registry-reports-april-2020-now-available/
 
Quarterly Stakeholder Report Now Available
https://www.auda.org.au/news/quarterly-stakeholder-report-now-available/
 
Understanding how your registrar can support you as a .au domain name registrant
https://afilias.com.au/newsroom/blog-posts/understanding-how-your-registrar-can-support-you-au-domain-name-registrant
 
(.HK  HKIRC)
Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme (WARS) 2020-2021 is now open for applications until 19 June 2020
https://www.web-accessibility.hk/en/
 
(.MY  MYNIC)
Maintenance for Service Enhancement
https://mynic.my/media/announcements/maintenance-for-service-enhancement-12/
 
(.NZ  InternetNZ)
Lessons from the Christchurch Call one year on: together is the only way forward
https://internetnz.nz/blog/lessons-christchurch-call-one-year-together-only-way-forward
 
Contact tracing: apps need people to work
https://internetnz.nz/blog/contact-tracing-apps-need-people-work
 
20 organisations pledge support for digital inclusion plan submitted to NZ Government
https://internetnz.nz/news/20-organisations-pledge-support-digital-inclusion-plan-submitted-nz-government
 
What have Kiwis been doing with the Internet during lockdown?
https://internetnz.nz/blog/what-have-kiwis-been-doing-internet-during-lockdown
 
COVID-19, WHOIS and combatting .nz domain name system abuse.
https://www.dnc.org.nz/the-commission/news/1965
 
New Zealand’s CoVid-19 lockdown: a view from the DNS
https://blog.nzrs.net.nz/new-zealands-covid-19-lockdown-a-view-from-the-dns/
 
(.QA  CRA)
CRA Issues a Class License for Wireless Home Area Networks
https://cra.gov.qa/en/press-releases/cra-issues-a-class-license-for-wireless-home-area-networks
 
(Neustar)
TRUSTID Thwarts Next Caller’s Latest Attempt to Avoid Consequences of  Next Caller’s Patent Infringement and False Advertising
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/trustid-thwarts-next-callers-latest-attempt-to-avoid-consequences-of-next-callers-patent-infringement-and-false-advertising
 
Neustar Authentication Technology Named Finalist for ACT-IAC 2020 Igniting Innovation Awards
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/neustar-authentication-technology-named-finalist-for-act-iac-2020-igniting-innovation-awards
 
Duda and Neustar Provide Free Online Listing Management for Small Business Updates Related to COVID-19 Impacts
https://www.home.neustar/about-us/news-room/press-releases/2020/duda-and-neustar-provide-free-online-listing-management-for-small-business-updates-related-to-covid-19-impacts
 
(.ME  DoMEn)
What if children are online without parental supervision and protection?
https://domain.me/what-if-children-are-online-without-parental-supervision-and-protection/
 
Meet Luka Zaric: Designer Who Knows the Power of Personal Branding
https://domain.me/meet-luka-zaric-designer-who-knows-the-power-of-personal-branding/
 
Best Freelancing Websites to Consider
https://domain.me/best-freelancing-websites-to-consider/
 
Online Collaboration Tools Star: Join.Me
https://domain.me/online-collaboration-tools-star-join-me/
 
(.RU  Coordination Center for .RU/.РФ)
First Cyrillic domain .РФ marks 10th anniversary
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25840/
 
Results of the What You Know About .РФ quiz
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25872/
 
Digital dictation, 10 years of .РФ: Internet in Russian, kicks off
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25871/
 
.РФ development promotes Cyrillic domains in different countries
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25870/
 
 “10 Years of .РФ” anniversary event to begin with a news conference
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25785/
 
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ becomes a partner of the annual EURid UNESCO World Report on Internationalised Domain Names.
https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25767/
 
Digital Dictation with domain questions to mark .РФ’s 10th anniversary

https://cctld.ru/en/media/news/kc/25756/

Others
 

An update from the IGF MAG
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/18/an-update-from-the-igf-mag/
 
Introducing the Networking from Home events
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/14/introducing-the-networking-from-home-events/
 
Cooperating and defending against COVID-19 scammers
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/14/cooperating-and-defending-against-covid-19-scammers/
 
Strengthening the foundation for PNG’s digital future
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/13/strengthening-the-foundation-for-pngs-digital-future/
 
APNIC 50 Call for Papers open
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/12/apnic-50-call-for-papers-open/
 
Measuring the benefits of registering in the RPKI
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/12/measuring-the-benefits-of-registering-in-the-rpki/
 
Common setups to secure your networks from home
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/07/common-setups-to-secure-your-networks-from-home/
 
Measuring the IPv6 network periphery
https://blog.apnic.net/2020/05/06/measuring-the-ipv6-network-periphery/
 
EU Policy Update – April 2020
https://www.centr.org/news/eu-updates/eu-policy-update-april-2020.html
 
Fit for purpose? Task Force presents first draft of future RIPE Database
https://www.centr.org/news/blog/future-ripe-database.html
 
What‘s up@RIPE80, not in Berlin?
https://www.centr.org/news/news/what-s-up-ripe80-not-in-berlin.html
 
CENTR publishes new Tech Trends Watch
https://www.centr.org/news/news/centr-publishes-new-tech-trends-watch.html
 
Facebook to build a subsea cable to improve connectivity in Africa
https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-to-build-a-subsea-cable-to-improve-connectivity-in-africa/#ftag=RSSbaffb68
 
For Tribal Lands Ravaged by COVID-19, Broadband Access Is a Matter of Life and Death
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/for-tribal-lands-ravaged-by-covid-19-broadband-access-is-a-matter-of-life-and-death/
 
Announcing the Launch of the Global Encryption Coalition
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/announcing-the-launch-of-the-global-encryption-coalition/
 
The Week in Internet News: Hackers Revamp Malware With COVID-19 Messages
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/the-week-in-internet-news-hackers-revamp-malware-with-covid-19-messages/
 
Internet During Shutdown: Do We Need More Internet?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/internet-during-shutdown-do-we-need-more-internet/
 
Internet Society-Chatham House Collaboration: How Is Consolidation Changing the Internet?
https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2020/05/internet-society-chatham-house-collaboration-how-is-consolidation-changing-the-internet/
 
ITU leads global efforts to commemorate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day amid COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/MA03-2020-World-Telecommunication-and-Information-Society-Day.aspx
 
Fostering investment in the broadband infrastructure of South Eastern Europe
https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/CM01-2020-Broadband-Foundation-Western-Balkans.aspx
 
2nd OCs & MAG Meeting to be hosted online on 15-19 June
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/2nd-open-consultations-and-mag-meetings-move-online
 
Suggest high-level speakers for the 15th IGF
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/seeking-high-level-speaker-and-participant-names-for-igf-2020
 
IGF in your language
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-in-your-language
 
Update from the Host Country
https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/preparations-for-igf-2020-by-the-government-of-poland-may-update
 
Spring Break redux! ICANN picks Cancun for 2023 meeting
http://domainincite.com/25527-spring-break-redux-icann-picks-cancun-for-2023-meeting
 
ICANN’s .org decision was NOT unanimous, and it was made in secret
http://domainincite.com/25525-icanns-org-decision-was-not-unanimous-and-it-was-made-in-secret
 
Donuts kicks down .place fences after attempt at innovation
http://domainincite.com/25523-donuts-kicks-down-place-fences-after-attempt-at-innovation
 
.org sale officially dead
http://domainincite.com/25521-org-sale-officially-dead
 
Afilias promotes .vote domains amid US vote-by-mail controversy
http://domainincite.com/25518-afilias-promotes-vote-domains-amid-us-vote-by-mail-controversy
 
After Zoom trolling, ICANN 68 will be password-protected
http://domainincite.com/25516-after-zoom-trolling-icann-68-will-be-password-protected
 
Despite Brexit, .eu actually returned to growth in Q1
http://domainincite.com/25513-despite-brexit-eu-actually-returned-to-growth-in-q1
 
ICANN whistleblower expects to be fired after alleging budget irregularities, bugged meetings
http://domainincite.com/25505-icann-whistleblower-expects-to-be-fired-after-alleging-budget-irregularities-bugged-meetings
 
Portugal ccTLD says growth better than expected during pandemic
http://domainincite.com/25502-portugal-cctld-says-growth-better-than-expected-during-pandemic
 
Club Registry Celebrates 6 Years
https://www.internetnews.me/2020/05/08/club-registry-celebrates-6-years/
 
RIPE Board Election Remember to Vote!

https://www.internetnews.me/2020/05/07/ripe-board-election-remember-to-vote/


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On 5 May 2020 .BY celebrated its 26 anniversary. Our congratulations go to hoster.by, the ccTLD .BY manager, and the whole Belarusian internet community.
We are most proud to have hoster.by an APTLD member for years now and do important job for the community. We wish our colleagues from Belarus every success and new victories and achievements! Happy birthday .BY!
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ICANN


ICANN and PTI Publish U.S. Tax Returns for Fiscal Year Ending 30 June 2019
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-05-13-en
 
ICANN76 Community Forum Location Announced
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-05-12-en
 
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1: Proposed Final Report
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2-2020-05-08-en
 
ICANN Posts Adopted FY21-25 Operating and Financial Plan and FY21 Budget
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-05-08-en
 
Proposal for Malayalam Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules – Second Public Comment Proceeding
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-05-07-en
 
Register to Join: Special Meeting of the ICANN Board and FY20 Board Operational Priorities Webinar
https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2020-05-06-en
 
(ccNSO)
Draft Agenda – ccNSO Council Meeting 21 May
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/agenda-draft-council-21may20-en.pdf
 
ccNSO Council Minutes, 16 April
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/workinggroups/minutes-ccnso-council-16apr20-en.pdf
 
Save the date! June 2020 ccTLD Community Webinar
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14may20-en.htm
 
Call for presentations: first ever set of Virtual ccTLD News Sessions
https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-08may20-en.htm
 
public comments: ccPDP3 Initial Proposals for Process to Retire ccTLDs

https://ccnso.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06may20-en.htm


Current ICANN Public Consultations

ICANN Africa Regional Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/africa-regional-plan-fy21-25-2020-04-15-en
 
Draft PTI FY21-24 Strategic Plan
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/draft-pti-fy21-24-strategic-plan-2020-04-20-en
 
Proposal for Malayalam Script Root Zone Label Generation Rules – Second Public Comment Proceeding
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/lgr-proposal-malayalam-script-2020-05-07-en
 
Name Collision Analysis Project (NCAP) Study 1: Proposed Final Report
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ncap-1-proposed-final-report-2020-05-08-en
 
ccNSO PDP3: Initial Proposals for Process to Retire ccTLDs
https://www.icann.org/public-comments/ccnso-pdp3-retire-cctlds-2020-05-05-en

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