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18 hours 51 min ago

Afilias, headquartered in Dublin, is set to float on AIM with new shares issued by the company expected to raise approximately $100m. Hal Lubsen, Chief Executive Officer of Afilias says: "Today's announcement is an important step in the next phase of our growth, as we look to be a key...

19 hours 36 min ago

InterConnect announces a second date for its "Master Class on Internet Governance" starting 17 – 21 November 2014 (see first announcement). InterConnect provides the following information regarding the course.

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The Master Class in...

1 day 7 hours ago

Nancy Scola reporting in the Washington Post: "The latest battle over who should run the Internet will be waged in the South Korean port city of Busan over the next three weeks. For U.S. officials headed to the United Nation's International...

1 day 8 hours ago

This month, we are seeing a very busy global ecosystem with the ICANN 51, UN General Assembly meeting to discuss ICT for Development in New York and now the 19th ITU Plenipotentiary in Busan. Pinktober, Oktoberfest has also become saturated with ICTober so it makes me more reflective. First I would like to make a massive shout out to all those battling cancer,...

1 day 15 hours ago

A first-time study of publically-reported data breaches in the 28 European Union member countries, plus Norway and Switzerland, conducted by the Central European University's Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) has found that between 2004 and 2014, the...

2 days 3 hours ago

ICANN have taken a solid stance in regards to contention sets, with those yet to be resolved soon to be forced into auctions of last resort in the coming months. As expected, this has increased the velocity of private settlements between applicants, either via deals or private auctions.

It seems like most applicants (wisely) don't want to see their funds going into ICANN coffers...

4 days 17 hours ago

On the morning of Wednesday 15th October, the The Domain Name Association (the DNA) held an important working group meeting during ICANN 51 Los Angeles. The topic was to discuss several operational issues between registries and registrars. The meeting's unofficial ongoing name is the Registry-Registrar Operations Working Group.

The meeting was a...

6 days 41 min ago

Dans le vaste champ des droits de l’homme, la liberté d’expression et sa composante fondamentale qu’est la liberté de presse s’impliquent nécessairement dans la gouvernance de l’Internet.

Au cours de la 9è réunion du FGI à Istanbul (Turquie), l’ONG Comité pour la Protection des Journalistes (CPJ) a proposé une table ronde pour explorer le rôle des différents acteurs (sociétés de...

6 days 21 hours ago

Grace posted some interesting ideas on Multistakeholderism yesterday, on which I've just commented.

On Friday last week I read the article referred to below on the BBC website. I noticed what appeared to be an important omission if we're considering "stakeholders" and reaching a sound decision based on discussion which includes all available perspectives. I would be interested to...

1 week 6 hours ago

Want to learn about the state of DNSSEC usage in North America? Or what is new in DNS monitoring? Or where DNSSEC fits into the plans of operating systems? Or how DANE is being used to bring a higher level of security to email?

All those questions and much more will be discussed at the DNSSEC Workshop at ICANN...