Day 0. Sep 3 Session Venue

Trainees Registration

- Prefunction area next to Penang Room


Training Session Day 1: DNSSEC Training

Training is delivered by ICANN

Penang Room
Day 0. Sep 4
Session Venue

Training Session Day 2: Blockchain Technology

Tutorial Session on distributed ledger-based technology will be delivered by Virgil Griffith and Brantly Millegan of True Names, aka the Ethereum Name Service

10:00-11:00     Introduction to ENS. The .eth TLD
    Coffee Break
11:30-12:30     How to integrate your ccTLD with ENS using DNSSEC
13:30-15:00     Hands-on demos and advanced topics
    Coffee break
15:30-16:30     Q&A

Penang Room
Note: On both training days, lunch will be served in Harbour Café, Block 1 Level 1
Day 1. Sep 5
Session Venue


- Prefunction area next to Iskandar Ball Room 1


Introductory Session

This short session is intended to set the tone for the Meeting.

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

  • The Hon. YB Tuan Sr. Dzulkefly Ahmad, Member of the Johor State Executive Council, Chairman for Housing, Communication & Multimedia Committee of Johor
  • Ai-chin Lu, Board Chair, APTLD
  • Norzaiton Senusi, COO, MYNIC
Iskandar Ball Room 1

Session 1

Partner Organizations’ Updates

A part of a vibrant regional ecosystem, APTLD has consistently developed working relations with numerous peers, and we expect them to share their major developments and plans for 2020.

Moderator: Ai-Chin Lu, APTLD

  • Jia-Rong Low, ICANN
  • Adrian Wan, ISOC AP Bureau
  • Stephen Deerhake, Chair of ccNSO PDP Retirement WG
  • Hiro Hotta, ccNSO Council
  • Edmon Chung, APrIGF
Iskandar Ball Room 1
10:30-11:15 Coffee Break, Group Photo - Meeting Foyer

Session 2

Members’ Updates

In the session, we traditionally have Members and APTLD Fellows’ updates on recent developments in their organizations.

Moderator: Min Jung Park, KISA

  • Richard Wein, .AT: The .AT’s Anycast Service
  • Jörg Schweiger, DENIC: DNS Operational Excellence: A risk-based approach at a glimpse
  • Brent Carey, DNC Office: the Christchurch call and .nz’s response
  • Lydia Chang, TWNIC: Recent .tw Marketing Campaigns
  • Norzaiton Senusi, MYNIC: MYNIC Initatives as Enabler in Malaysia's Digital Economy
Iskandar Ball Room 1

Session 3

Panel discussion: Surfing along the High Tide

As ICANN is gunning down for a new round of new gTLDs, it is high time ccTLDs discussed how that could affect them and how one could get prepared for the change.

Moderator: Alister Paterson, auDA

  • Jia-Rong Low, ICANN
  • Ching Chiao, Brandma
  • Nitin Walia, XGenPlus
  • Stephen Deerhake, ccNSO Councilor
Iskandar Ball Room 1
13:30–14:30 Lunch - Harbour Café, Block 1 Level 1

Session 4A (Venue: Iskandar Ball Room 1)

Marketing: One, Two, Three, Sold. Auctions & Premium Name Strategies for ccTLDs
Some ccTLDs have long tried domain names auctions and will be keen to share their experiences of employing this marketing instrument.

Moderator: Le Nam Trung, VNNIC
  • Crystal Peterson, Neustar: .CO Premium & Auction Insights
  • Alena Belskaya, hoster.By (remotely): Domain names auction: hoster.by experience
  • Raedene McGary, CentralNic
  • Munir Badr, AEServer
  • Mikhail Anisimov, .RU
  • Sophia Feng, ZDNS (remotely)

Session 4B (Venue: Penang Room)

Security: Armed and Armored
Let’s talk DNSSEC and other DNS security capabilities (DMARC, SPF, etc)! For techies, this is a never-ending story and a non-exhausting pool of best practices worth sharing with their pals.

Moderator: Gihan Dias, .LK Domain Registry
  • Christian Hesseleman, .NL/TLD-Ops (remotely): Mitigation of IoT-based DDoS attacks
  • Saif Al-Mashhadi, .IQ: Rule-based Detection Techinques to Detecting DNS Based Botnet
  • Berjan Bayat, .MN
  • Ed Lewis, ICANN: Adoption of DNSSEC and some notes on RPKI
  • Tsz-Heng Guo, .TW
15:30-15:40 Technical break

Session 5A (Venue: Iskandar Ball Room 1)

Marketing: Marketing up!
How to develop and sustain a meaningful dialogue with one’s own government.

Whether a part of the government, or not, still, a ccTLD has to promote good relations and cooperation with its government. The session will look into the matter and highlight on good practices to help members build favourable operational environment.

Moderator: Yudho Girio Sucahyo, PANDI
  • Joe Alagna, Afilias (remotely)
  • Nitin Walia, XGenPlus
  • Fariz Ahmad Sanusi, MYNIC
  • Leonid Todorov, APTLD: APTLD Government Relations Survey and Further Action
  • Maxim Mitrokhin, Acronis

Session 5B (Venue: Penang Room)

Security: All around the Watchtower
With cases of domain abuses plentiful, members are invited to share good practices in monitoring and mitigation of the use of domains for illegal purposes.

Moderator: Halida Rahadhiah, MYNIC
  • Crystal Peterson, Neustar: Neustar Registry Services
  • Yuri Takamatsu, JPRS: Coping with Abuses
  • Ed Lewis, ICANN: Domain Abuse Activity Reporting (DAAR)
  • Nigel Phair, auDA
  • Kevin Reed, Acronis: Domain abuse from the point of view of a ransomware protection company
16:40-17:00 Coffee Break - Meeting Foyer
17:00-17:30 Wrap-up of the day and housekeeping notices - Iskandar Ball Room 1
18:15 Leaving for the APTLD Members Dinner - By bus from Jen Puteri Harbour Hotel

Members Dinner

@ Grand Ballroom Double Tree by Hilton Johor Bahru
No. 12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, 80000, Malaysia. t: +60-7-2686868
23:00 Return to Jen Puteri Harbour Hotel
Day 2. Sep 6
Session Venue

Session 6A (Venue: Iskandar Ball Room 1)

Legal: Two Sides of the Same Coin: Domain Names Dispute Resolution Practices
Whilst some people have a history in creating conflict others create a history in conflict resolution. Conflict and resolution are two sides of the same coin, only a ccTLD should choose carefully the right one, and Members will explore the matter in search for best practices.

Moderator: Cameron Boardman, auDA
  • Hiro Hotta, JPRS: DRP vs.Injunction & Public Auction
  • Miao-Ling Lu, TWNIC: The Domain Names Dispute Resolution for the .tw/.台灣
  • Brent Carey, DNC: The .nz dispute resolution model
  • Ching Chiao, Brandma
  • Dang Duc Hanh, VNNIC
  • Yee Ling Yeo, MYNIC

Session 6B (Venue: Penang Room)

Technical: ENS implementation for ccTLDs: technical dimensions, challenges and solutions
Back at APTLD73, this session was a massive success. A lot has changed since then and the hype seems to have nearly gone. Yet, having a vibrant blockchain expert community around why not to give it another try?

A roundtable discussion facilitated by Virgil Girffith, Ethereum Foundation, and Brantly Millegan, ENS

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break - Meeting Foyer

Session 7A (Venue: Iskandar Ball Room 1)

Policy: Commonalities and Characteristics of ccTLD Registrar Accreditation and Operational Practices
Currently, each ccTLD Accredits their own Registrars, and process provisioning and payment with Accredited Registrars independently. In a world of multilateral trade agreements, imagine the possibility for multilateral collaboration between ccTLDs. This session will study the commonalities and differences between ccTLD Registrar Accreditation and Operational Practices, including a comparison with gTLDs (and more generically operated ccTLDs), and then explore the possibilities and challenges for potential closer cooperation between ccTLDs, such as feasibility of Reciprocal Accreditation Recognition Programs, Registrar Credit Clearinghouse, etc. perhaps built on emerging technologies such as Smart Contracts, Distributed Ledger Technologies, etc.

Moderator: Edmon Chung, dotAsia
  • Raedene McGary, CentralNic
  • Munir Badr, AEServer
  • Ching Chiao, Brandma
  • Michael Gilmour, ParkLogic

Session 7B (Venue: Penang Room)

Security: Unwrapping Lazarus
Lazarus has been the most active cybergang attacking banks in the APAC Region. The sessions will review new research on the Lazarus group and share new insights into how this APT cracks financial institutions, their tactics, techniques and operational patterns. An Group-IB presenter will expose and review malware Lazarus used and describe how the gang turn banks' in-house systems into their accomplices in robbery and espionage. The presenter will walk the audience through tactical, operational and strategic insights that should benefit techies and non- techies alike. The unique session flow also includes a live demonstration by the Group-IB Threat Intelligence, a source of threat analytics of the Lazarus report.

The session will be delivered by Mr. Vitaliy Trifonov, Head of the Digital Forensics Lab, Group-IB Global HQ

13:00-14:00 Lunch - Harbour Café, Block 1 Level 1

Session 8A (Venue: Iskandar Ball Room 1)

New gTLD vs ccTLD vs Social Media
In the session, the Membership will discuss new gTLDs and Social Media’s impact on the stability and growth of ccTLDs and how their smart use can help bolster registrations in ccTLDs.

Moderator: Gihan Dias, .LK Domain Registry

  • Michael Gilmour, ParkLogic: New opportunities from unregistered SLD
  • Gunawan Tyas Jatmiko, PANDI
  • Mikhail Anisimov, .RU
  • Mai Thu Thuy, VNNIC: .VN promotion on social networks

Session 8B (Venue: Penang Room)

Security: New Age of Phishing - Enterprises on the Line of Fire
Enterprise-level phishing is one's fraudulent attempt to milk them for funds by one's feigning a trustworthy agent. The interactive session will share glimpses into real cases of phishing affecting the corporate sector and effective ways of shielding a company from financial and reputational risks. The speaker will also focus on Group-IB's research into the phishing landscape across the Southern and South East Asia.

The session will be delivered by Mr. Ilya Rozhnov, Head of Brand Protection, Group-IB Global HQ


Session 9

APTLD77 Agenda Bashing Workshop

The purpose of the experimental session is to engage the Meeting participants in a creative bottom-up process which should result in developing next Meeting agenda with a full account of their interests and needs.

Facilitator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

Iskandar Ball Room 1
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break - Meeting Foyer

Concluding Session

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

Iskandar Ball Room 1

The Future of APTLD

A special session open for Ordinary Members only

Iskandar Ball Room 1

Board Retreat

The Harbor Café, Block 1 Level 1
Day 3. Sep 7

Members' Networking Event

MYNIC invites everyone to join a special tour to explore the traditional culture, arts and crafts of Malaysia and the State of Johor.
Departure from Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour at 9am.
Return to the hotel at 5pm.

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