Day 0. Sep 18 Session Venue

Trainees Registration

Prefunction area next to the Silk Road conference rooms

Training Session Day 1

DDoS Attacks: A Crash Course

Various DDoS attacks always pose a great challenge on the Internet, but recently, they have emerged a major threat. Although the market offers an increasingly huge choice of means of protection, the urgency of the problem does not diminish. Thus, the first goal of the training is to understand what is DDoS-attack. The trainees will consider the taxonomy of DoS/DDoS attacks and analyze why each of them is possible. The second objective is to expose roles of parties involved into carrying out DoS/DDoS attacks. The class will be shown that a third-party company can participate in them unwillingly and unnoticed for itself. The third objective is to understand what can be done to protect one from such attacks (with a 100% protection rate hardly plausible). Also, the class will be briefly walked across new attack protection and prevention means.
The course is delivered by Alex Semenyaka, External Relations Officer for the RIPE NCC (Eastern Europe and Central Asia) helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with membership, the RIPE community, technical bodies, academia, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders across the former Soviet space. As a part of his mission, he interacts with internal stakeholders to enhance the RIPE NCC's training activities.

Who should attend: CTOs, security officers (with technical background), technical staff, network engineers, developers

09:00-09:30 Registration and welcome coffee
09:30-11:00 DDoS Attacks: a Crash Course (Part 1)
11:00:11:30 Coffee Break
11:30:13:00 DDoS Attacks: a Crash Course (Part 2)
13:00:14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 DDoS Attacks: a Crash Course (Part 3)
15:30-16:00 Q & A and session wrap-up

Silk Road B
Day 0. Sep 19
Session Venue

Training Session Day 2

Business intelligence: Tableau Software Training

NB: Prior to the session, trainees may wish to download the software online: LI NK
There are numerous software applications in the area of business intelligence on the market today, many of which are simple to use even for non-experts. We no longer need to cope with Excel spreadsheets or ask our developers to create beautiful and user friendly dashboards for internal or web page use.
This 90 min session will demonstrate one of the most popular tools in the area: Tableau, - which aims to highlight how and why using a BI tool might help your organisation and empower your staff. The session will provide an in-depth view of the software capabilities to explore and understand data in fast and flexible ways including a live demonstration of the following areas: connecting to different data sources, creating and manipulating charts, calculated fields (including level of detail calculations), geographic maps, interactive dashboard functions as well as options on how to publish dashboards.

The training will be delivered by Patrick Myles (Net Knowledge).
Who should attend: CEOs, COOs, Marketing staff

Silk Road B
Note: On both training days, lunch will be served in La Brasserie, ground floor; and coffee breaks in the prefunction area, next to the Silk Road conference rooms.
Day 1. Sep 20
Session Venue


Ballroom pre-function area, 1st floor

Introductory Session

This short session is intended to set the tone for the Meeting and update Members on major developments in 2018 and plans for 2019. Needless to say, some congratulatory words are most welcome, too.

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

  • Ai-chin Lu, TWNIC
  • Representative of the Government of Uzbekistan
  • Representative of UZINFOCOM
Silk Road A

Partner Organizations’ Updates

A part of a vibrant regional ecosystem, APTLD has consistently developed working relations with numerous peers, who this time are joining us to offer their congratulations on the APTLD’s 20th anniversary.

Moderator: Ai-Chin Lu, TWNIC

  • Katrina Sataki, ccNSO
  • Paul Wilson, APNIC
  • Chengetai Masango, the IGF Secretariat (TBC)
Silk Road A
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break & Official Group Photo

Session 1

Familiar Faces, Old Friends’ Voices

They used to lead the community and helped us become what we are. Now, they are rejoining us happy to share their past memories and vision for the future – right! Welcome the joint APTLD Chairs and GMs’ session.

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

  • Peter Dengate Thrush
  • Kilnam Chon
  • Don Hollander
  • Qian Hualin
Silk Road A

Session 2

Members’ Updates

In the session, we traditionally have newcomers and APTLD Fellows update on developments in their organizations.

Moderator: Zhang Xiao, CNNIC

  • Enghbold Gombo, .MN
  • Anisone Kingsada, .LA
Silk Road A
13:00–14:00 Lunch

Session 3

The Four Letters of Love and Hatred: How GDRP Has Affected the Names Industry

With GDPR already in effect for several months, let’s have experts and practitioners’ insights before it’s too late.

Moderator: Erhan Karabardak, auDA

  • Jorg Schweiger, DENIC
  • Erika Mann, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Stephen Deerhake, .AS
Silk Road A
15:00-15:10 Technical break

Session 4A (Venue: Silk Road A)

Policy/Administrative: Saving Private Registrant
What should registries do to serve their registrants when a registrar’s gone out of business? The session will examine good practices and offer credible solutions in this regard.

Moderator: Le Nam Trung, VNNIC

Session 4B (Venue: Silk Road B)

Technical: IDN Workshop (I): Universal Acceptance and EAI Updates
The man with a beard and big sack never lands/I see a figure with gifts in his hands. That’s right, kiddies, it is not Santa coming in town, but good old Don globetrotting to promote the use of IDNs. This time, he comes to share the latest stuff and reconnect with the community of which he’s been a part for so long.

Moderator: Don Hollander, UASG
  • Irina Danelia, .RU/.РФ
16:10-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:00 Wrap-up of the day and housekeeping notices
17:30 Leaving for the APTLD 20th Anniversary Gala (by bus from the Wyndham Hotel)

The APTLD 20th Anniversary Gala at Cinaras

22:00 Return to the Wyndham (by bus)
Day 2. Sep 21
Session Venue

Session 5A (Venue: Silk Road A)

Marketing: The Chrematistics of Statistics
The session will focus on statistics and metrics, their collection and use in the Names business; as well, the community’s joint research projects will be covered.

Moderator: Patrick Myles, Net Knowledge

Session 5B (Venue: Silk Road B)

Cybersecurity: Silk Gloves, Iron Fists
Members and invited industry experts will highlight on way they promote cooperation with Law Enforcement Agencies and Compliance with Local Governments’ Requirements to Domain-Related Data.

Moderator: Gihan Dias, .LK Domain Registry
  • Paul Vixie, Farsight Security
  • Mikhail Anisimov, .RU
  • Brent Carey, DNC New Zealand
  • Alexey Lukatsky, CISCO (in Russian)
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
Prefunction area

Session 6A (Venue: Silk Road A)

Marketing: The Art of Enchantment
In the session, the Members are invited to discuss how to Promote Registrars’ Loyalty in Competition with new gTLDs.

Moderator: Stafford Guest, IUSN Foundation

Session 6B (Venue: Silk Road B)

Administrative/Security: In Search of the Right Key
Building on the Survey on Disaster Preparedness, Members are invited to explore what lies behind model continuity and resilience of the Registry’s operation to implement A.G. Bell’s famous words “Before anything else, Preparation is a Key to Success”.

Moderator: Hiro Hotta, JPRS
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Session 7A (Venue: Silk Road A)

Policy: Hunting for a Right -ation
Whether big or small, the day comes when a ccTLD asks itself a question if it is time to go global or to stay on the home turf. Hence the session is to explore pros and cons of a regulatory framework for ccTLDs' operation in the light of the registration localization policy vs. the globalization one.

Moderator: Hasnul Hasan, MYNIC Berhard
  • Joe Alagna, Afilias

Session 7B (Venue: Silk Road B)

Technical: IDN Workshop (II): Updates, Recent Developments, and Trends
What is good about IDNs? They are increasingly popular with the Asia Pacific Community. What’s even better? You have Sarmad Hussein and his fellow mates being passionate about the subject matter. Let’em meet and talk more on the favorite subject.

Moderator: Sarmad Hussain, ICANN
15:00-16:00 Coffee Break
Prefunction area

Concluding Session

Moderator: Ai-Chin Lu, TWNIC

Silk Road A

Board Retreat



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