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 Nick Johnson of True Names, aka the Ethereum Name Service

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 Langkawi Room


Introductory Session

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

Moderator: Leonid Todorov, APTLD

  • Representative of the Government of Malaysia
  • Ai-chin Lu, Board Chair, APTLD
  • Hasnul B. Hasan, CEO, MYNIC
Langkawi Room

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.


  • Jia-Rong Low, ICANN
  • Representative, ISOC AP Bureau (name-TBC)
  • Stephen Deerhake, Chair of ccNSO PDP Retirement WG
  • Hiro Hotta, ccNSO Council
Langkawi Room
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
  • J?rg Schweiger, .DENIC: When over-provisioning doesn't work anymore - risk-based name service
  • Brent Carey, DNC Office: the Christchurch call and .nz’s response
  • Lydia Chang, TWNIC
  • Zaiton Senusi, MYNIC
Langkawi Room

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

  • Ching Chao, Brandma
  • Nitin Walia, XGenPlus
  • Stephen Deerhake, .AS
Langkawi Room
13:30–14:30 Lunch - Harbour Café, Block 1 Level 1

Session 4A (Venue: Langkawi-Tioman Room)

Marketing: One, Two, Three, Sold
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
  • Alena Belskaya, hoster.By

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: Mitigation of IoT-based DDoS attacks
  • Saif Al-Mashhadi, .IQ
  • Berjan Bayat, .MN
  • Ed Lewis, ICANN
  • Tsz-Heng Guo, .TW
15:30-15:40 Technical break

Session 5A (Venue: Langkawi-Tioman Room)

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: Erhan Karabardak, auDA
  • Hiro Hotta, JPRS
  • Miao-Ling Lu, TWNIC
  • Brent Carey, DNC

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.

  • Crystal Peterson, Neustar
  • Yuri Takamatsu, JPRS
  • Ed Lewis, ICANN
  • Nigel Phair, auDA
16:40-17:00 Coffee Break - Meeting Foyer
17:00-17:30 Wrap-up of the day and housekeeping notices - Langkawi-Tioman Room
18:00 Leaving for the APTLD Members Dinner

Members Dinner

21:30 Return to the hotel
Day 2. Sep 6
Session Venue

Session 6A (Venue: Langkawi-Tioman Room)

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.


  • Michael Gilmour, ParkLogic: New opportunities from unregistered SLD
  • Gunawan Tyas Jatmiko, PANDI

Session 6B (Venue: Penang Room)

Technical: Blockchain-Enabled Solutions for ccTLDs
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?

  • Virgil Girffith, Ethereum Foundation
11:30-12:00 Coffee Break - Meeting Foyer

Session 7A (Venue: Langkawi-Tioman Room)

Legal: Regional Arbitration Center for Globalized Domains
The session will attempt to answer the question of how the arbitration in terms of globalized domains occurs and how ccTLDs should manage it on a regional level.


Session 7B (Venue: Penang Room)

Technical: Coverin’ Up. Modern Traffic Protection Standards
With such novelties as DoH and the likes on the one hand, and ccTLDs’ growing responsibility, on the other hand, it would be worthwhile for members to examine case studies and discuss their applicability and potential effects on the technical operation

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

Session 8A (Venue: Langkawi-Tioman Room)

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
  • Nitin Walia, XGenPlus
  • Fariz Ahmad Sanusi, MYNIC
  • Leonid Todorov, APTLD

Session 8B (Venue: Penang Room)

Security/Policy: In the Line of Fire
Attacks & Contingency Response Planning for ccTLDs: Best Practices and Cases

Though we all believe in good, let’s admit in our universe, resident evil is everywhere, and one has to watch out for it and be agile at all times. So, please, share the way your ccTLD does it - for the whole community’s benefit.

Moderator: Gihan Dias, .LK Domain Registry
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break - Meeting Foyer

Concluding Session


Langkawi-Tioman Room

Board Retreat

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

Members' Networking Event: TBC

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