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Il y a 1 day 10 hours

Network neutrality—the idea that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their networks equally—is a principle that EFF strongly supports. However, the power to enforce equal treatment on the Internet can easily become the power to control the Internet in less beneficent ways. Some people have condemned last week’s court decision to reject the bulk of the...

Il y a 1 day 11 hours

The three-week ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2014, which came to a conclusion earlier this month in Busan, reviewed the ITU’s Internet-related resolutions. It also decided the ITU’s work plan for the next four years, and elected its new leadership. Join…


Il y a 1 day 22 hours

Earlier in the week ICANN President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé was in NYC and, thanks to ICANN's Veni Markovski and Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, we were able to have a brief meeting. The discussions were partly about NYC's own new TLD and partly about general ICANN issues.

One interesting factoid emerged — in the .nyc landrush auctions, the top bidding was for '...

Il y a 2 days 13 min

The NETmundial Initiative has been involved in a lively (to put it mildly) discussion in the past weeks. I am forwarding this important information about the NETmundial Initiative and Civil Society, from the Civil Society Coordination Group. If I can answer any questions, or assist in any way, please do post here for discussion. Cheers, Ginger

Dear Civil Society members,...

Il y a 2 days 2 hours

Exponential growth in network bandwidth requirements has created a need for large CAPEX investments for most service providers. Unfortunately, each provider faces limits on all expenditures and must upgrade only what is needed, when it is needed. Nobody should waste time or money by performing unnecessary network upgrades.

To avoid needless upgrading, providers must have all the...

Il y a 3 days 1 hour

I participated in the French RINDD last week in Paris: RINDD stands for "Rencontres Internationales des Noms de Domaine". The translation would be "The International Domain Name Conference". This event is organized once a year by SafeBrands, a French Registrar. Many participants were there: the ICANN, Law Firms, Donuts, other new gTLD applicants, back-end Registries and many experts.

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Il y a 3 days 14 hours

When I last wrote about the NETmundial Initiative (NMI) project developed by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in conjunction with ICANN it was noted that its August 28th announcement event "ended with significant dissent from the broad groups comprising "...

Il y a 3 days 15 hours

A survey of Internet users in 24 countries has found that 83% believe affordable access to the Internet should be a basic human right, according to the "CIGI-Ipsos Global Survey on Internet Security and Trust." The results of the new survey, commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and conducted by...

Il y a 3 days 16 hours

The group named Global Commission on Internet Governance (CIGI) is meeting in Ottawa, Canada this week with a mandate to deliver policy recommendations for the future of Internet governance by early 2016. The meetings on Monday and Tuesday are the third in a series of international gatherings since the group formed in January. Over the course of the Commission, a series of research papers...

Il y a 4 days 2 hours

The Internet's Domain Name System is a modern day miracle. It may not represent the largest database that has ever been built, but nevertheless it's truly massive. And even if it's not the largest database that's ever been built, it's perhaps one of the more intensively used. The DNS is consulted every time we head to a web page, every time we send an email message, or in fact every time we...