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Il y a 1 hour 34 min

In ICANN circles these days, accountability is the buzz word. Nearly everybody is talking about it. Generally everybody is in favor of it, but that's where the agreement ends. This paper urges action by ICANN to provide a means for redress of grievances as an essential element of accountability.

I would like to review the ICM case (the delegation of the .xxx domain), and the role...

Il y a 16 hours 39 min

In another unpredicted development the entire community of ICANN stakeholders has sent a joint letter to CEO Fadi Chehade and the ICANN Board that strongly questions the "Enhancing ICANN Accountability and Governance – Process and Next Steps" document published by ICANN staff on August 14th over widespread...

Il y a 23 hours 21 min

The Association of National Advertisers is at it again, this time spelling the death of new gTLDs barely after they emerge from the gate.

In 1982, at the dawn of the video age, Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti infamously told Congress, with more than one...

Il y a 3 days 4 hours

The 5th African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) gets underway today, August 26, 2014, in Dakar, Senegal, with a packed agenda full of sessions focused on the future of peering and interconnection in Africa. There are sessions targeted at Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), infrastructure...

Il y a 3 days 18 hours

CEY — a new metric and the key to understanding the value of a registry

There's a new site on the web — nTLDstats.com — that has a ton of valuable information about the new gTLD program. It shows numbers of registrations by registry, registrar, registry service provides — all the "Rs" in the domain name...

Il y a 3 days 23 hours

With the arrival of mobile saturation stagnation is occurring in telecoms revenue growth in most developed telecoms markets.

Voice traffic is increasingly moving onto IP-based systems, which are either free or at very low cost to its users. This is taking place on both the fixed and mobile networks.

While in the case of corporate and government organisations nearly all...

Il y a 4 days 4 hours

Over the past weeks, communities gathering experts from government, business, Civil Society, and the academic and technical communities, have been working through open mailing lists and online virtual meetings on IGF Best Practices.

The discussion was documented by independent experts that will feed into five 90 minute Forums in Istanbul and that will in turn report into a Best...

Il y a 4 days 4 hours

I am not such a good runner but I have decided to run early in the morning. It is what I just started to do today and to be honest, I hated it. But it does not matter, I will run again tomorrow morning.

There are 2 applications for .RUN

So while I was running in Paris, I wondered if there would be a TLD for runners like me… and guess what…...

Il y a 5 days 3 hours

While the Arab Spring amplified the voices of Internet users and civil society in the MENA region, the NETmundial meeting showed how divergent the positions of different MENA stakeholders remain. With the IGF taking place close to the region in a few days' time, what opportunities will this provide to MENA…


Il y a 6 days 2 hours

Dear all,

 

Your input is important: the IGF Secretariat just issued a call for comments on the draft IGF Best Practices. All stakeholders are invited to provide input by by 5 September 2014 on the following themes:

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