Day 0. Sep 18 Session Venue

Trainees Registration

Prefunction area next to the Silk Road conference rooms

Training Session Day 1: Technical

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 DDoS-attack is. 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: Marketing

Business intelligence: Data Visualisation and Tableau

NB: Prior to the session, trainees may wish to download the software online: LI NK
As the range and power of business intelligence products has surged in the past few years, it’s important to ensure your organisation has the right skills in data visualisation as well as understand the tools available.
This 90 min session is focused around good practices in data visualisation within the context of a BI tool (in this case, Tableau). The session will highlight and demonstrate the how good use of colour, labelling, chart choice and other visual aspects can help improve the story you tell with data. We will connect and create visualisations using these principles as well as highlight the power of using a BI tool within the registry business.

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

Silk Road B
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Public Speaking and Argumentation Skills Training

As everyone is aware, public speaking and argumentation skills can help one advance one’s career, create opportunities, and reach a common understanding on your points of interest, and thus, get the desired. The training should enable attendees to deliver effective persuasive presentations.
The tailored course’s materials coupled with practical drills should allow trainees to become:

  • clear (to be properly understood, one should target the audience and speak the same language);
  • convincing (to sway people, arguments must be valid and sound);
  • compelling (to take the desired action, people must be correctly motivated).
  • A blend of communication, rhetoric, linguistics, and argumentation, this course balances proven ideas with practical cases taken directly from the APTLD’s professional sphere.

    The course is delivered by Prof. Dmitry V. Zaitsev, Dr. in Philosophy and Deputy Dean of the world-acclaimed Moscow Lomonosov University. With over 20 years of coaching under his belt, his research and practical experience encompasses argumentation theory and practice, logic, logical philosophy, philosophy of language, cognitive science, and neurophilosophy.
    He authored and co-authored over 60 publications and presented at a number of international conferences.
    Who should attend: CEOs, COOs, Marketing staff

    Silk Road B
    13:30-14:30 Lunch

    Fun in Legoland: How to Craft a Killer Presentation Training

    As the public speaking skills are surely a staple in one’s job, so is the practice of designing a slide deck to impress the audience and help you deliver powerful messages to get the best of rewards, namely, everyone’s taking their eyes off the screens of their devices.
    And let’s be honest: the business of developing a presentation typically is at the very bottom of our daily priorities, and we yet need to clear it with Marketing and get a nod from the grumpy boss. Short of time and overstreched, and oftentime not a native English speaker, where to turn to for inspiration and steal great but diverse pieces to have them click into place?
    In the session, you will be offered a crash course of how to assemble a presentation quickly and seamlessly and win the audience with simple yet efficient tricks in no time.

    The course is delivered by Leonid Todorov, GM APTLD. With over 30 years of expertise in PR, marketing, copywriting, and public presentation areas, he is going to share with you simple but efficient practices that should unlock your creativity and save time while developing your next PPT.

    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

    • Representative of the Government of Uzbekistan
    • Ai-chin Lu, TWNIC
    • Djalolatdin Rakhimov, CEO, 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 Council Chair
    • Paul Wilson, APNIC
    • Roberto Gaetano, ALAC
    • Stephen Deerhake, ccNSO Council: An Update on the Empowered Community
    • Paul Rendek, RIPE NCC
    • Barrack Otieno, AFTLD
    • Stephen Deerhake, GDNS
    Silk Road A
    10:30-11:15 Press Conference - Silk Road A

    Coffee Break - Prefunction Area

    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
    • Jonathan Shea
    Silk Road A

    Session 2

    Members' Updates, Part 1

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

    Moderator: Zhang Xiao, CNNIC

    • Amgalan Ider, .MN
    • Anisone Kingsada, .LA
    • Zainab Al-Farsy, .OM
    • Vadim Mikhailov, .SU
    • Cameron Boardman, .AU: Migration to a New Registry Operator
    Silk Road A
    13:00–14:00 Lunch - Turkuaz Restaurant, Ground Floor

    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: Peter Dengate Thrush, Barrister, ex-APTLD Chair, ex-ICANN Chair

    • Jorg Schweiger, DENIC
    • Stephen Deerhake, .AS
    • Brent Carey, DNC/.NZ
    • Raedene McGary, CentralNic
    • Garth Miller, COCCA
    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
    • Yuri Takamatsu, JPRS
    • Sergey Kopylov, .RU/.РФ (in Russian)
    • Truong Khanh Huyen, VNNIC: Termination of Registrar Contract: How to support registrant
    • Gordon Dick, NOMINET

    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
    • Mikhail Anisimov, .RU/.РФ
    • Dušan Stojičević, Gransy
    • Thaniya Wongsuanoom, THNIC
    • Nitin Walia, Data Xgen Technologies
    16:10-16:30 Coffee break Prefunction Area
    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

    23:00 Return to the Wyndham (by bus)
    Day 2. Sep 21
    Session Venue

    Session 5

    Members' Updates, Part 2

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

    Moderator: Min Jung Park, KISA

    • Bonnie Chun, .HK
    • Nadeeka Dahanayake, .LK
    • Goran Milankovič, .RS/.СРБ
    Silk Road A
    10:00-10:10 Technical Break

    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: Emily Taylor, Oxford Internet Lab

    • Munir Badr, AEServer
    • Evgeni Pankov, .RU (in Russian)
    • Mai Thu Thuy, VNNIC: How to Increase the Attraction of ".VN" to Registrars
    • Gordon Dick, NOMINET
    • Cameron Boardman, auDA

    Session 6B (Venue: Silk Road B)

    Cybersecurity: Silk Gloves, Iron Fists
    Members and invited industry experts will highlight on the 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/.NZ
    • Saif Ahmed, CMC/.IQ
    • Zafar Astanov, IB-Group
    11:30-12:00 Coffee Break
    Prefunction area

    Session 7A (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
    • Pavel Khramtsov, TCI for .RU
    • Boban Dodevski, .DENIC/.DE (remotely)

    Session 7B (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
    • Dalsie Baniala, TRR/.VU
    • Regis Masse, . FR/AFNIC/TLD-OPS (remotely)
    • Pablo Rodrigues, . PR (remotely)
    13:00-14:00 Lunch - Turkuaz Restaurant, Ground Floor

    Session 8A (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: Alister Paterson, auDA
    • Joe Alagna, Afilias
    • Dušan Stojičević, Gransy
    • Raedene McGary, CentralNic
    • Fernando España, .CO

    Session 8B (Venue: Silk Road B)

    Technical: IDN Workshop (II): Secure Use of IDNs
    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
    • Hiro Hotta, JPRS/.JP
    • Emily Taylor, Oxford Internet Lab
    • Katrina Sataki, ccNSO
    • Raed AlFayez, CITC
    15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
    Prefunction area

    Concluding Session

    Moderator: Ai-Chin Lu, TWNIC

    Silk Road A

    Board Retreat


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