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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

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Singapore

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc., brings you video blogs and updates from the 41st ICANN meetings in Singapore (19-24 June 2011). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more

Digital Hollywood Taps Domain Name Expert Ben Crawford for Insight on New Internet Policy

How are .music and .xxx transforming the entertainment industry? With a new era in Internet policy looming, Digital Hollywood Spring welcomed Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic and dotBrand Solutions, as a panelist during last week's conference at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey, California. more

Brussels and the Month Afterwards: Celebrations, New gTLD and Security and Stability Issues Ahead

.ORG's David Maher provides an overview of the 38th ICANN Conference, held in Brussels last month, including interesting issues and events covered during the meetings. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Brussels

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc., brings you video blogs and updates from the 38th ICANN meetings in Brussels, Belgium (20-25 June 2010). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more

A Summary and Analysis of ICANN's Public Comment Period on Dot-XXX

We hired ICANN's former General Manager of Public Participation, Kieren McCarthy, (who was responsible for public comment periods at ICANN for three years) to write a summary and analysis of the recent public comment period regarding our dot-xxx application. We reproduce the Executive Summary from the analysis below. Below that is the full Summary and Analysis. more

Our Response to ICANN Re: The Dot-XXX Top-Level Domain

We have formally responded to ICANN today regarding an options paper produced by the organization's General Counsel following our successful appeal against the Board's rejection of dot-xxx in 2007. more

ICANN and Accountability: Time to Walk the Walk

As the organization that oversees the Internet's domain name system, ICANN is in a unique and complex position. It decides the policies that will guide the future evolution of the Internet's naming and numbering systems -- a technical task, yes, but one that has far-reaching implications for how the Internet works and even how it is perceived by its users. more