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8 hours 21 min ago

Can we develop better transport protocols for communication across the Internet? In a world where the "end-to-end" principle is no longer certain and middleboxes are common, which paths through the Internet are actually available to applications? Which transports can be used over these paths? How can applications cooperate with network elements to improve path establishment and discovery?...

10 hours 47 min ago

There was a compelling article in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) the other day about ICANN and illegal online pharmacies. The result of a six-month investigation, the reporter, Jeff Elder, calls into question ICANN's effectiveness in investigating complaints of...

10 hours 53 min ago

I attended the 46th ICANN meeting in Beijing, China, and made a statementat on the panel "Internet Governance – The Global Agenda”, questioning the limits of the multistakeholder model, or more precisely the "bottom" of the bottom-up concept.

My expectation was enormous, just at the time when two important meetings on...

12 hours 14 min ago

It is interesting to see telecommunications policy issues being covered by the general media. Of course, we expect to see coverage of communications issues in the business press. The sector is a large employer, makes massive investments in infrastructure and virtually every citizen buys communications products and services every month. Still, covering the sector in the business section is...

19 hours 31 min ago

DiploFoundation is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Master's programme in Contemporary Diplomacy, with a specialisation in Internet governance.

This specialised programme, offered by DiploFoundation and the University of Malta, gives current and future Internet policymakers a solid foundation in diplomatic skills and techniques, necessary to engage effectively in...

1 day 7 min ago

Hungary's leadership is under pressure to drop plans to tax Internet use, a move seen as a way to cut off public debate by limiting information not controlled by the rightist government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Tens of thousands of Hungarians gathered in the streets of Budapest this week to protest the plan… The government denies the tax was devised to inhibit access to...

1 day 11 hours ago

With lessons learnt from the first Round, what does a new applicant need to know to prepare for the coming Round? Which example should he follow to increase his chances of success?

I have had the chance to read about new domain names sales figure expectations, prior to the launching of Round one of the ICANN new gTLD program. Comments that I read and feed-backs that I have today...

1 day 15 hours ago

The Akamai's State of the Internet Security Report for 3rd Quarter, 2014 is out. Information on akamai's website detailed statistics about Internet and network security DDoS trends for the quarter in the under-listed areas:

  • Analysis of DDoS attack trends
  • Bandwidth (Gbps) and volume (Mpps) statistics
  • Year-over-year and quarter-by-quarter analysis...
2 days 8 hours ago

The ongoing ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan South Korea is the quadrennial gathering where its Nation State Members gather to elect new leadership of its four permanent secretariats and populate a few other of its assorted bodies.

The next two weeks are spent in endless sessions where several regional blocs of Members still enamored with pre-liberalization telecom models...

2 days 8 hours ago

The first Registration Operations Association Workshop took place on Thursday, 16 October 2014, at the Los Angeles Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. I'd like to thank the 64 people that took the time to attend and participate in the discussion, both in-person and remote.

I...