Policy & Regulation

Policy & Regulation / Industry Updates

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Toronto

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki bring you video blogs and updates from the 45th ICANN meeting in Toronto, Canada (14-18 October 2012). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more

Recommendations Made to Improve Protections at Second-Level in New gTLDs

With new gTLD registries slated to launch starting late next year, there appears to be an increased sense of urgency surrounding the need for improved rights protection mechanisms at the second-level. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Prague

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki bring you video blogs and updates from the 44th ICANN meeting in Prague, Czech Republic (24-29 June 2012). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more

ARI Completes TAS Latency Report

Following the announcement of the details regarding Digital Archery, ARI Registry Services (ARI) commenced an investigation to determine whether the described method offered an equitable opportunity for all applicants. more

DCA Trust and UniForum SA Have Both Applied for the Same 'Africa' Geographic Name String

The attention of DCA Trust has been drawn to a posted news item on the AfricaInOneSpace website titled: "ICANN Agrees ... There is only one applicant for .Africa". In order to guard against the insidious effect of any mass media manipulation that the 'AfricaInOneSpace' team might already be engaging in, we wish to issue the following clarification for the avoidance of doubt regarding the string DCA Trust applied for, and to reassure the supporters of DCA's new gTLD application. more

Reveal Day and Why New Top-Level Domains Are Irrelevant

Today is 'Reveal Day' in the land of new Top Level Domains (TLDs), a day in which the world will get an awesome amount of insight into how different the Internet will look in the near future. more

ARI Registry Asks ICANN to Delay Digital Archery and Batching Processes

ARI Registry has submitted a letter to ICANN today requesting its Board and staff to delay the launch of the digital archery batching mechanism and review of the new gTLD program for further review. "Batching was included in ICANN’s thinking because there were an unknown number of applications for new gTLDs... We suggest that, given the data that is publically available, these two objectives can be met without batching and without a significant or unreasonable impact on timelines." more

Implementing a Cyber-Security Code of Conduct: Real-Life Lessons From Australia (Webinar)

Peter Coroneos, former CEO of the Internet Association of Australia, will share the "lessons learned" from 33 ISPs who voluntarily implemented Australia's "iCode" to improve Internet security starting in 2010. more

Internet Governance Update: Battle Royale Is Here

The recent legislation that has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would enable the U.S. government bar (read 'veto') any move to put the governance and regulation of the Internet under the UN represents. more

DotConnectAfrica Participates at ICANN 43 In Costa Rica, the "Rich Coast"

Delegates from all parts of the world gathered in San Jose Costa Rica. The host country in Central America, Costa Rica (which means "Rich Coast") has an interesting history having constitutionally abolished its army permanently in 1949. more