Policy & Regulation

Policy & Regulation / Industry Updates

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

Sedari Seeking Certainty in the ICANN TLD Process

Sedari's Director of Policy, Governance and Public Affairs Philip Sheppard issued this statement in the public forum session at the ICANN 43rd meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica today. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Costa Rica

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc. and ICANN Wiki bring you video blogs and updates from the 43rd ICANN meeting in San José, Costa Rica (11-16 March 2012). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more

MarkMonitor to Exhibit at Internet Tech Policy Exhibition and Reception to be Held on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday Jan. 25, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) will host its 15th annual tech policy exhibition, the longest running technology exhibition on Capitol Hill. As part of the exhibition, MarkMonitor® will demonstrate its brand protection and antipiracy technology. more

Afilias Says "No" to SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is the subject of substantial controversy in the United States, and the domain name industry is squarely in the middle of the debate. Many DNS service providers and technology developers in the industry oppose SOPA, Afilias among them. Here's why. more

Breaking the DNS: Another Look at How SOPA Could Be Destructive

There's a number of ways to "remove support" from a foreign infringing website at the DNS level - we'll take a look at the techniques that could be used at all the layers of the DNS and why some are more destructive than others. more