Unveiled at the global IGF and introduced by Tim Berners-Li, Contract for the Web is a global plan of action to make our online world safe and empowering for everyone. https://contractfortheweb.org/
MYNIC: Raising awareness of the global digital online business opportunities for local businesses in Malaysia Photos
The 2019 IDN World Report Shows 20% IDN Growt
The ICANN Board recently passed a resolution to initiate the Root Server System (RSS) Governance Working Group (GWG): consequently, the ccNSO needs to appoint two (2) volunteers to the Root Server System CWG. A call for volunteers will be published in approximately a week from now, and it will include among others further background details on the RSS GWG, information on how to join, the candidate qualification requirements and the selection process. Link
After long negotiations, .AZ, represented by Mr. Faig Farmanov, the CEO, has decided to join APTLD as an Ordinary Member. The application should be reviewed by the Board, of course, but we are happy to welcome .AZ to the APTLD family. Photo
Voijislav Rodic’s nice recap on Tim’s Grand plan to save the Internet from itself. Video
IGF on-site posts:
Thank you, hoster.by, for a privilege to address the Youth IGF and share some background about APTLD Post
IGF Belarus’s groundbreaking Youth IGF has been quite a success, with the local youth actively participating in interactive discussion, such as a fishbowl debate on fighting cyber-bulling Photo
The pre-IGF reception in Belarus features beautiful string trio. Rumors are Sergey Povalishev, CEO of hoster.by, is a big fan of strings, some of which are not necessarily ASCII or IDN country codes Video
That is how hoster.by was running the first ever Youth IGF in Belarus Photos
Exploring the issue of Internet fragmentation challenges at IGF Belarus Post
Day O is opened by the federal Minister, a person who carries quite a weight. Taking a legitimate pride in the unvelievable turnout of 5,000, he reiterated the usual slogans. The Internet, claims he, should not build walls, like the Berlin wall that was brought down 30 years ago. A novelty, perhaps, is there is a greater focus on the role of MPs in the process of legitimizing robust IG practices and the pledge of 1m Euros to Poland, the next host of the global IGF. Photo
Photo CEO of Siemens. Hard to guess buzz words? 5G, cybersecurity, extraterritorial and transborder nature of the Internet, data fliws, legal regimes. Also, there should be a Contract for the Web, a new initiative by Tim Berners Lee, which will be unveiled later in the day. Siemens also came with
6 proposals: 1) the integrity of data enforceable by law; 2) data owners are in control of data; 3) cybersecurity – a Charter of Trust as a set of rules to follow voluntarily to stay in Siemens’s ecosystem; 4) co-creation-teaming up for good things; 5) data for the public good-by industry and for the Human kind, whether medicine or industry; 6) sustainable values.
We need actionable items across the IG agenda.
We are late in defining the rules, but it is time to do so. If not us, it will be defined by someone else.
It is terrible to hear ideas to decouple the Internet. We need to integrate, tolerate, and tell the truth about the intent.
A high-level panel on data governance organized by OECD. Proud to represent the APTLD community on the panel. Photo
A national and regional IG initiatives session, which usually is a bore, is now moderated brilliantly by Vlada Radunovic of Diplo Foundation. Small wonder the room is packed and spirits are high. The diverse multistakeholder panel does not chew gum but is keen to discuss best practices in cooperation in cybersecurity, awareness raising, and transborder challenges. Photo
An ICANN-led session on DNS threats and opportunities is well attended Photos
Here is the Opening session of IGF in Berlin, shared by hoster. By Post
When the UN Secretary General and M-me Merkel played their part, the thinkers and visionaries climbed on the stage to reflect on the future of IG. More details in a report to Members. Photo
A session on which we discuss, whether we should tackle illicit content through the DNS. Great panel sharing its very insightful comments Photo
IGF is all about networking. It was a great pleasure to meet Omer El-Faruk Mohamed, the acting CEO of. QA (in the Center) , and his supervisor from TRA to discuss cooperation projects; likewise, it was a great pleasure to meet Rt. Ikram Hassan, MP from the Republic of Maldives, an engineer by training and an IG enthusiast. Photos
Come and visit MYNIC’s booth at Kembara Digital Malaysia @ Stadium Kuala Pilah. Post
Change of guards at RNIDS, the .RS/СРБ registry of Serbia: Voiijslav Rodic, the Council Chair, and Vladimir Manic, the CEO, have left the registry following the Council and staff rotation procedure. Both Voja and Vladimir were instrumental in getting RNIDS involved in APTLD as an Associate Member and we thank them for their service and commitment to the community but not bidding farewell to them, of course, as our paths will definitely cross one day. With the search for a new CEO underway, it is Dejan Djukic who will remain the principal contact until further notice.
Yudho Giri Sucahyo, Chair of PANDI, has become Full Professor in computer science. Congratulations! Post
Someone got their own ‘.gov’ website by pretending to be a small-town mayor and filling out an online form
ICANN 66: Focus on domain abuse (blog from Nominet, .uk)
ICANN66: GeoTLD application criteria unchanged
DNS Encryption – Evolution or revolution – blog from CIRA (.ca registry)
SIDN article on the RRDG: “You can’t compare apples with pears”
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