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Supernova Interview: David Isenberg

Howard Greenstein interviewed David Isenberg at the Personal Democracy Forum 2009. In this interview, David talks about his take on Change Networks, and notes how, without the stupid network of packets, we'd be missing all sorts of innovation. more

Jon Peha, Chief Technologist, FCC, on the National Broadband Plan

At the Supernova DC mixer, Howard Greenstein interviewed Dr. Jon Peha, a Carnegie Mellon professor in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy and the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. more

Registry/Registrar Vertical Integration: The Registrant Pays the Check

In a joint document, Afilias, NeuStar, and PIR discuss the salient issues facing the ICANN Board regarding a proposal for registry/registrar vertical integration in the newTLD round. The paper identifies some of the risks associated with the ICANN Staff proposal while at the same time proposing a path forward that does not jeopardize any further delay in the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) launch process. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Sydney

In follow up to the last ICANN meetings in Mexico City, CircleID in collaboration with the team from Dynamic Network Services, will be bringing you video blogs and updates from the 35th ICANN meetings in Sydney (21-26 Jun 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

eComm Programme Guide Now Available

The 2nd Emerging Communications Conference starts tomorrow. Registration is still open; the programme guide has been produced and can now be downloaded in PDF format. more

SPECIAL: Updates from the ICANN Meetings in Mexico City

The staff from Dynamic Network Services are posting video blogs and interviews at the currently ongoing 34th annual ICANN meetings in Mexico City. This post will be updated in collaboration with Dynamic Network as more videos are produced over the week containing a mix of interviews and statements given by various participants representing different policy and technical groups during the meetings... more

The Internet as a Democratic Utility

In the wake of our recent news that .ORG has officially registered 7 million domains, some comments made to CNN by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark this week really resonated with me. The article, entitled "Internet Can Strengthen Democracy" discusses many of the same issues we have found to be the driving forces behind .ORG's consistent year-over-year growth -- community building, interaction, and inclusivity. more

.ORG & NCUC Joint Letter to ICANN on Internationalized Domain Names

Recently we teamed up with the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) to express our concern to ICANN that the rights and needs of end-users are taken into account in the discussion of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN). more