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APTLD MEMBERS TRAINING (28Feb-01Mar), MEETING (02-03Mar)

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APTLD MEMBERS TRAINING (28Feb-01Mar), MEETING (02-03Mar)

Berry Amol, ICT Manager PNG University of Technology, for .pg

This is my 4th Members meeting and 1st Training session that I have attended.
Whilst the meeting is a must for .pg as a member to be present, it is the training sessions
that captured my attention the most and propelled the momentum as a Fellow. I have
been to three other meetings and never have I attended a training session organized in
conjunction with the APTLD meeting. Nevertheless I am happy to have been a presenter
and a participant of the training sessions that have enabled my better understanding and
knowledge in the workings of the Internet protection and security aspects.

The Session on Policy-Magic Characters at Stake is gearing up for gTLDs and is new
to PNG. I take particular interest as to being there when the submission from APTLD was
discussed, drafted and will be submitted for consideration by ICANN. My presentation on
the Impact of internet in PNG during the Crossing-Borders and Shifting Boundaries was
well supported by other members including APNIC. I am encouraged by their interest and
the discussion to provide assistance in ensuring the much anticipated IXP in the country
is implemented. The Session on DNSSEC is something we have talked about for PNG and
the training enabled my better understanding of security for our .pg ccTLD. Security must
be a concern for all registry and we are no different. I hope to take this topic up within
our relevant discussion groups to discuss and ensure our system is safeguarded.

Finally the networking amongst members was a highlight and I am humbled by the
gesture from many ccTLD registry experts lending support and seeking to help us
improve and develop our ccTLD operation and administration. This I will take up with our
management for deliberation. Otherwise APTLD71 was a success and I hope the next one
will be even better with further emphasis on such training sessions. I am sure other
member countries in the Pacific region will benefit greatly when attending. Thank you.

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