Introduction of Training Session (Sep. 12-13)

Interested in learning more about how to use OpenDNSSEC to secure your DNS infrastructure with DNSSEC? In this training, you will get a perfect blend of theory and hands-on experience from the leading industry experts from NetLabs.

The two day-long course will cover a brief recap of some DNS fundamentals, roles of different name- servers and delegation; major DNSSEC building blocks; key storage considerations and SoftHSM; practical planning of your DNSSEC policies and configuration; manual signing of zone files and validating resolvers such as bind and unbound;DNSSEC automation using OpenDNSSEC as bump in the wire; embedding DNSSEC in your environment with zone transfers; key management, roll-over and managing key timing values; proof of non-existence with NSEC and NSEC3; tools, troubleshooting and problems you might encounter.

Trainees should have laptop to access the training virtual machines and would need to be able to login to a Linux environment, edit files (vi or nano editor), monitor syslog, and find their way on the filesystem.

The course will be delivered by Berry van Halderen and Jaap Akkerhuis from NLnet Labs.

With an extensive record of teaching at a university and software development behind his belt, Berry is senior research engineer/software architect at NLnet Labs and a project leader of OpenDNSSEC. He is also involved in getting IETF’s Internet standards adopted by the industry (e.g. internet.nl ).

The industry veteran, Jaap worked in the US for a number of leading companies. Back home, he became a Technical Advisor for SIDN, the registry of the .NL ccTLD. He has served in ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee since its inception and is a co-chair of the RIPE NCC DNS working group, and co-chaired the IETF ProvReg Working Group. He also is a regular consultant for ICANN and a member of the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency.

Day 0. Sep 12 Session Venue

Trainees Registration, Welcome Coffee

Ballroom pre-function area, 1st floor

Training Session Day 1

Ballroom 1
Lunch will be served in La Brasserie, ground floor, and coffee breaks in the prefunction area, 1st floor
Day 0. Sep 13
Session Venue

Training Session Day 2

Ballroom 1
Lunch will be served in La Brasserie, ground floor, and coffee breaks in the prefunction area, 1st floor
Day 1. Sep 14
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 2016 and plans for the rest of 2017.

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

  • Choon Sai Lim, SGNIC: APTLD Chair’s Welcome Address
  • Vakhtang Abashidze, Georgian National Communication Commissioner: Welcome and Keynote Address
  • Sergo Kalatozov, ITDC: Host's Welcome
Ballroom 1

Updates from Partner Organizations

A part of a vibrant regional ecosystem, APTLD has consistently developed working relations with numerous peers, who will share their perspectives on recent developments in their realm, across Asia Pacific and beyond.

Moderator: Choon Sai Lim, SGNIC

  • Axel Pawlik, RIPE NCC
  • Frédéric Donck, ISOC
  • Katrina Sataki, Council Chair, ccNSO
  • Stephen Deerhake, .AS: The Empowered Community Administration’s Recent Activities
  • Alexandra Kulikova, ICANN
  • Minjung Park, KISA: The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy
  • Yannis Li, DotAsia: APrIGF
  • Edmon Chung, DotAsia: Launching a Youth Mobility Index for Asia
Ballroom 1
10:45–11:25 Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between APTLD and the RIPE NCC

Coffee Break & Official Group Photo
Ballroom pre-function area, 1st floor

Session 1

New Faces, New Voices
In the session, we traditionally have APTLD Fellows update on developments in their organizations.

Moderator: Antonia Chu, APTLD

  • Baha Khasawnah, NTIC (.JO)
  • Sergey Povalishev, Hoster.By (IDN ccTLD for Belarus)
  • Sophie Kiziria, Caucasus Online .GE (Observer)
  • Roshini Peter, .LK: Our Experiences in Setting up of a New Domain Registration System, its challenges and critical success factors
  • Leo Lam, HKIRC
Ballroom 1

Session 2

Country Names and Codes as TLDs: the Limits of the Possible
With some in the domain industry pushing hard for the use of country and territory names and 3- letter country codes as new TLDs, it is important that the ccTLD community develop a coherent stance on the matter. Does it make sense to have multiple TLD per country, and if so, should some of them be considered gTLDs? In the session, members will be encouraged to discuss various perspectives on this issue and put forward possible solutions.

Moderator: Gihan Dias, .LK

  • Hiro Hotta, JPRS
  • Grigory Saghyan, .AM
  • Munir Badr, AEServer
Ballroom 1
13:00–14:00 Lunch La Brasserie, ground floor

Session 3A (Ballroom 1)

Legal: Data Protection Mechanisms
From Moscow to Auckland geographically and Abu-Dhabi to Yerevan alphabetically, data protection now seems the thorniest issue of all, and members will discuss the best ways to address it.

Moderator: Stafford Guest, .NU
  • Inna Kugusheva, .RU
  • Geo Van Langehove, .EU (remotely)
  • Alex Semenyaka, RIPE NCC
  • Yuri Kargopolov, UANIC

Session 3B (Meeting Room 2)

IDN Workshop (I)
In the session, members and guests are invited to explore general trends in the deployment and use of IDNs worldwide and deliver updates on recent developments in their IDN TLDs, including stats and usage summary as well as their registration/variant policies.

Moderator: Giovanni Seppia, EURid
  • Jaap Akkerhuis, NLnetlabs
  • Ankhzaya Tseden, DATACOM (.MN) (remotely)
  • Alena Belskaya, .Hoster.BY (.БЕЛ) (remotely)
  • Sarmad Hussain, ICANN (remotely)
  • Ani Mkrtchyan, .AM
  • Thaniya Wongsuanoom, THNIC: EAI Implementation in .TH
15:30–16:00 Coffee Break
Ballroom pre-function area, 1st floor

Session 4A (Ballroom 1)

Legal: Law Enforcement Engagement Practices
You may call them Bizzies, or Popos, or even Donat Patrol, but we are destined to work together, and they can prove really good at that. Members are supposed to discuss the best ways to promote trust and cooperation with the dedicated police squads to keep the ccTLD universe safe and clean.

Moderator: Stafford Guest, .NU
  • Roelof Meijer, SIDN
  • Alexander Kalinin, IB-Group
  • Lt Colonel Vahagn Harutyunyan, Police of Armenia
  • Dave Piscitello, ICANN (remotely)
  • Sigit Widodo, PANDI (.ID)

Session 4B (Meeting Room 2)

Technical: Anycast, Anyway
With the rise of DDoS attacks using a high-quality DNS hosting provider is very important, as far as redundancy. Some members have made it for themselves and they have quite something to share.

Moderator: Alex Semenyaka, RIPE NCC
  • Gaël Hernandez, PCH
  • Christian Simmen, DENIC
  • Alexander Mayrhofer, NIC.AT
  • Frederico Neves, NIC.BR (remotely)
  • Pavel Khramtsov, .RU: .RU’s Anycast Cloud: Anycast nodes tuning and DDoS mitigation
  • Alex Semenyaka, RIPE NCC
17:30–18:00 Wrap-up of the Day and Housekeeping Notices Ballroom 1
Day 2. Sep 15
Session Venue

Session 5A (Ballroom 1)

Cross-Polling (Administrative): Love ’Em All, Hate ‘Em All
IT entrepreneur Kevin P. Ryan claims to be spending 20% of his time on HR, studying people; Steve Jobs would hardly spend 1%, firing them. The session offers executive officers a good chance to discuss HR and staff training policies to make sure today’s legacy will live on.

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD
  • Roelof Meijer, SIDN
  • Katrina Sataki, .LV
  • Siranush Vardanyan, ICANN
  • Iliya Bazlyankov, DotSensei
  • Minjung Park, KISA
  • Joe Alagna, Afilias

Session 5B (Meeting Room 2)

Cross-Polling (Security): Information Security Management Systems Specs: the Science of Compliance
With the increasing significance and sophistication of information technology, the information security policies must be organizationally anchored in the ccTLD so that the measures for information security can be efficiently promoted and established. Members are offered an opportunity to discuss best practices with their peers from different parts of the world, e.g. Registry-lock service offered by members as well as practices adopted by PTI at the global level.

Moderator: Gihan Dias, .LK
  • Phil Roberts, CrypTech: An overview of CrypTech, an open source crypto engine (remotely)
  • Dmitry Belyavsky, .RU: TLS Certificates
  • Jaap Akkerhuis, NLnetlabs: Security is a System Property
  • Queh Ser Pheng, SGNIC: RegistryLock
  • Dmitry Kokhmanyuk, .UA: DNS Blocking Study

Session 6A (Ballroom 1)

Cross-Polling: Women in the ccTLD Industry
So many communities and peers have already run such sessions, so it is high time APTLD members discussed the issue to find out where we are as the community and what should be done to ensure equal opportunities in the industry.

Moderator: Lianna Galstyan,.AM
  • Patrick Myles, APTLD (remotely)
  • Wafa Dahmani, .TN (remotely)
  • Xiao Zhang, CNNIC
  • Farzaneh Badii (remotely)
  • Yannis Li, DotAsia

Session 6B (Meeting Room 2)

IDN Workshop (II)
The session will focus on Universal acceptance, usage and technical aspects of a successful IDN rollout and operation. Challenges and suggestions to have IDN in relay domain name infrastructure. In this session we will hope to have contributions from ICANN and other interested organizations, including but not limited to, IETF, UNICODE Consortium, Application developers and Language communities to share their recent developments on IDN and getting IDN in the root.

Moderator: Alireza Saleh, IRNIC
  • Konstantine Karosanidze, ITDC
  • Iliya Bazlyankov, DotSensei
  • Hiro Hotta, JPRS
  • Sarmad Hussain, ICANN (remotely)
  • Dr. Ajay Data, XgenPlus (remotely)
11:30–12:00 Coffee Break
Prefunction area, 1st floor

Session 7A (Ballroom 1)

Policy: Cross-Polling: Domain Seizures and Takedowns
East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…unless it comes to malicious domains. Once they are exposed, There is neither East nor West, but various practices to share in this session.

Moderator: Edmon Chung, DotAsia
  • Roelof Meijer, SIDN
  • Irina Danelia, .RU
  • Dave Piscitello, ICANN

Session 7B (Meeting Room 2)

RDAP: Getting Ready for the Bright Future
They say the WHOIS protocol is ageing; they say Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) was designed as its successor to be implemented for now in new gTLDs. Members will be offered updates and fresh perspectives on the matter to get ready for the future transition.

Moderator: Grigory Saghyan, .AM
  • Jaap Akkerhuis, NLnetlabs
  • Alexander Mayrhofer, NIC.AT
  • Dmitry Belyavsky, .RU
  • George Michaelson, APNIC (remotely)
  • Jennifer Gore, ICANN (remotely)
13:00–14:30 Lunch La Brasserie, ground floor

Session 8

Internet of Things
An antiquated joke of 2015 goes, It was just a dumb thing. Then we put a chip in it. Now it's a smart thing! Seriously, what IoT is bringing to the domain industry? The members will be walked through the number of scenarios and implications, just to stay smart (with no chip in, not yet:)).

    Moderator: Andrey Kolesnikov, Russian IoT Association
    • Alex Semenyaka, RIPE NCC
    • Maryan Rizinski, Bosch Software Innovations
    • Mariia Butina, American University Washington DC (remotely)
    • Jacques Latour, CIRA Labs: Home Network Registry (remotely)
    • Mikhail Klimarev, Reference Point (remotely)
Ballroom 1
16:00–16:30 Coffee Break
Prefunction area, 1st floor

Concluding Session

Moderator: Choon Sai Lim, SGNIC

  • Antonia Chu, APTLD: Inauguration of the New APTLD Website
  • Presentation by the Host of APTLD73
  • Chair’s Concluding Remarks and Closure of the Meeting
  • Housekeeping Announcements
Ballroom 1

Board Retreat

Private Dining Room (ground floor next to the breakfast area section)
18:30 Leaving for the Social Event by Bus, from the Marriott Courtyard

Members Dinner hosted by ITDC

23:00 Return to the Marriott Courtyard By bus

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