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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

An Interview with DotConnectAfrica's Executive Director, Sophia Bekele

In Africa, control of the .africa domain name is at the centre of a tussle between the Africa Union Commission and outfits such as the DotConnectAfrica (DCA). The following is and interview with DCA's Executive Director, Sophia Bekele. more

ICANN's COI plus the EBERO: A Recipe to Create Failed Domain Name Registries

ICANN's current plan for a Continued Operations Instrument (COI) is a self-insurance scheme that asks domain name registries to tie up a massive amount of cash, when much cheaper and more sensible options are available. The COI is a massive barrier to entry for all applicants. more

Interactive Investor Interviews Antony Van Couvering and Peter Dengate Thrush

On August 8, 2011 Interactive Investor interviewed Anthony Van Couvering and Peter Dengate Thrush on ICANN’s ruling to introduce new domains on the Internet and how Top Level Domain Holdings (TLDH) will deliver on this. more