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Il y a 7 hours 43 min

In the Middle East and North African Region, technology has become a tool that mediates a vast set of relationships that touches fundamental aspects of the dailyuser’s life on the internet. This includes issues that concern cyber security, human rights, and anti-surveillance measures.

 

The numbers of individuals that can understand, build, and work with these evolving...

Il y a 1 day 2 min

Losing your monopoly must be hard.

True, few companies ever experience that particular breed of angst, but if Verisign's reply to even modest success in the new gTLD marketplace is any indication, it must be very hard to say goodbye.

We understand why they're worried:

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Il y a 1 day 2 hours

During my last participation at the third Arab IGF in beyrouth, I noticed a strong participation of the Tunisia civil society, hence, Tunisia delegation was ranked third with 22 participants after Egypt 23 and of course at the first place Lebanon as the hosting country. This great number of participants, involvement and the high level of engagement from the Tunisian Civil society is new...

Il y a 1 day 14 hours

Two weeks ago I blogged about ICANN's astonishingly lucrative domain auctions. At that time, they'd raised $26.7 million. Now, two auctions later, they're up to about $33 million.

Yesterday's two auctions were for .MLS and .BABY. The former, for those who aren't deep into the real estate biz, stands for Multiple Listing Service, the...

Il y a 1 day 23 hours

A fledgling attempt to create a new global Internet governance clearinghouse has run into trouble as leading business and civil organizations said they are not yet prepared to participate in the NETmundial Initiative (NMI) championed by ICANN President Fadi Chehade.

In highlighting that there remain several unanswered questions, the Internet...

Il y a 2 days 4 hours

In an announcement on Tuesday, ICANN reports that it is investigating a recent intrusion into its systems. The agency believes a "spear phishing" attack was initiated in late November 2014. It involved email messages that were crafted to appear to come from its own domain being sent to members of its staff. The attack...

Il y a 2 days 5 hours

Many with financial interests in new gTLDs, such as Donuts, have painted a rosy picture of how new gTLDs create greater availability of meaningful domain name options that the global masses have been waiting for. Their message seems to be: FINALLY, there is an alternative to .com in new domain extensions like .guru, .photography, .blackfriday and .tips. But, the reality is that we have...

Il y a 2 days 14 hours

Kieren McCarthy reporting in the Register: "The US government has posted a step-by-step guide to how it authorizes changes to the internet's root zone — the heart of the world's domain-name system. The 16-page slide deck published by the Department of Commerce's National...

Il y a 2 days 15 hours

The recent huge security breach at Sony caps a bad year for big companies, with breaches at Target, Apple, Home Depot, P.F.Changs, Neiman Marcus, and no doubt other companies who haven't admitted it yet. Is this the new normal? Is there any hope for our private data? I'm not sure, but here are three observations.

Systems are so complex that nobody understands them...

Il y a 2 days 16 hours

DMARC is extremely useful, yet I've heard some vendors are putting their implementations on hold because of the IETF DMARC working group. You really shouldn't wait though — it's been in wide use for nearly three years, enterprises are looking at DMARC for B2B traffic, and the working group...