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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

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Nairobi

CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dyn Inc., will be bringing you video blogs and updates from the 37th ICANN meetings in Nairobi, Kenya (7-12 March 2010). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. more

ICANN and Cybersecurity: Hot Topics at The First Ever .ORG Forum

As we head into 2010, it's no secret that the issues of security and the prevention of internet identity theft in all its forms are of critical importance. .ORG, the Public Interest Registry, was honored to host the First .ORG Forum in Washington, D.C. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Seoul

In follow up to the last ICANN meetings in Sydney and Mexico City, CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dynamic Network Services, will be bringing you video blogs and updates from the 36th ICANN meetings in Seoul (25-30 Oct 2009). Stay tuned as we keep this page updated through out the meetings. Comments and questions? Please post them below in the comment section of the page. more

Vertical Integration: A View from the Bottom Up

An interesting thing happened on the way to ICANN's new Affirmation of Commitments. ICANN staff has consistently recommended a reversal of its longstanding policy that prohibits a registry from acting as a registrar in its own top level domain ("TLD"). We see two good reasons why this anti-consumer proposal is unacceptable. more

Ben Scott and Free Press in the Network Age

In this Supernova Hub interview, Ben discusses some of the issues on which Free Press focuses, including Network Neutrality and the National Broadband Strategy. more