Karl Auerbach

Karl Auerbach

Chief Technical Officer at InterWorking Labs
Joined on June 14, 2003 – United States
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Karl Auerbach, is a former member of the Board of Directors of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He was the elected "at-large" representative for Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and the United States to the Board of Directors of ICANN.  Mr. Auerbach is the Chief Technical Officer of InterWorking Labs, Inc., a provider of tools to detect and repair network problems and assist protocol Implementers.  He was formerly a senior researcher in the Advanced Internet Architecture group in the Office of the Chief Strategy Officer at Cisco Systems. In addition to his technical work, Mr. Auerbach has been an attorney in California since 1978, a member of the Intellectual Property Section of he California State Bar, and was named Yuen Fellow of Law and Technology at the California Institute of Technology and Loyola of Los Angeles Law School.

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The White House Broadband Plan

Universal Acceptance – Making the Internet Work for Everyone

Now We Know Why It's Hard to Get a .COM

WordPress Now Powers 39.5% of the Web

NTIA Objects to Planned o.com Auction

The Upload Speed Lie

The Pay-To-Play Reality of ICANN's Inclusion Illusion

Implementing Natural Language Processing in Your SMB Organization: Now or Never!

Afilias to Protect TLDs Against Potential "Orphan Glue" Exploits

DNS: An Essential Component of Cloud Computing

2020's New Internet Success

The Legal Enforceability of PIR's Public Interest Commitment

Accountability Initiatives to Secure a Strong Future for .ORG

Explaining the Legal Enforceability of the PIC Proposed by Ethos for .ORG

Can 5G Replace WiFi?

Stop Propagating False Information About the .ORG Transaction

Truth in Web Digital Identity?

5G Leadership Reality Check: January 2020

Who Pays When .Org Prices Rise?

If ICANN Won't Stand Up to EU in WHOIS Dispute, Then the U.S. Congress Should

The Number Resource Organization (NRO) Issues Inspection Request to ICANN Concerning the .ORG Sale

Fadi's .ORG Fracasso

Why I Voted to Sell .ORG

The Myth of 5G and Driverless Cars

The End of the Road: ICANN, Whois, and Regulation

Keeping a Free and Open Internet Starts at the Root

Can ICANN Survive Today’s Global Geo-Political Challenges Under Its Existing Narrow Mandate?

Electronically Steerable, Flat-Panel Antennas for Satellite and Terrestrial Connectivity

Microsoft is Abandoning SHA-1 Hashes for Updates - But Why?

IETF and Crypto Zealots

DOJ Closes Probe of VeriSign Over .Web TLD

Hackers Hijack DNS Server for Cyrptocurrency Wallet BlackWallet, Over $400K Stolen From Users

Sorry, Not Sorry: WHOIS Data Must Remain Public

If Slate Comes in Standard Sizes, Why Not Broadband?

Court Dismisses .Web Lawsuit, Says Agreement Not to Sue Is Enforceable

Afilias' Cynical Attempt to Secure a Windfall at Community Expense

Almost Free Domains for Almost Everyone

ICANN Sued in an Attempt to Block .WEB Auction

The Irritating Irresolution of ICANN Jurisdiction

ICANN Accountability Progress Made in Second CCWG Draft Proposal

The Christmas Goat and IPv6 (Year 6)


ICANN Compliance Lends a Hand to a Violent Criminal While Trashing a Legitimate Business

$59M and Counting: ICANN Board Downgrades Community Say on Use of Last Resort Auction Proceeds

ICANN Getting More Control Could Mean Major Reform

Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?

NTIA Reveals How It Manages the Root Zone

Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?

ICANN New gTLD Auction Proceeds Approaching $30 Million

Is the ICANN New gTLD Program a Draft for a V2 of the Internet?

Beyond NETmundial: Initiative or Inertia?

Rape in the DNS

Proceedings of Name Collisions Workshop Available

IETF Looking at Technical Changes to Raise the Bar for Monitoring

Domain Name Registrar Allows Completely Blank WHOIS

Moving Beyond Telephone Numbers - The Need for a Secure, Ubiquitous Application-Layer Identifier

The GAC Strikes Back

Towards a More Fully Accountable and Transparent ICANN

Proposed New IETF Standard Would Create a Nationally Partitioned "Internet"

Conflict of Interest Mingled Into ICANN's DNA, Says Insider

Technical Comments on Mandated DNS Filtering Requirements of H. R. 3261 ("SOPA")

Now Begins the Third Stage of ICANN's TLD Triathlon

New Top-Level Domains Approved by ICANN

The U.S. "Scorecard" for Brussels: Draconian Trademark Rules & The End of Private-Sector Leaders

The Trembling Trademark Owners

Rod Beckstrom, Twiki and the Foswiki fork - ICANN Must "Get Things Right" on New TLDs

The Trembling Trademark Owners

Plutocrats and the Internet

ICANN Dressing Up for New gTLD Party in San Francisco

ICANN CEO Warns Against Exclusive Control of the Internet by Governments

NAF Caught Revising Past UDRP Decisions?

The Real Issue About ICANN and .XXX

Network Neutrality, UPS, and FedEx

The ITU and IPv6 Transition: Controversy at the IGF

Misconfiguration Brings Down Entire .SE Domain in Sweden

New Agreement Declares ICANN Independent

An Authenticated Internet

Companies Trademarking Possible Future Top-Level Domains

Appeals Court Revives the CFIT Anti-Trust Suit Against VeriSign

Domain Tasting to Go Away for Real This Time

Splitting the Root: It's Too Late

Putting Some Circuit Breakers Into DNS to Protect The Net

Please, Keep the Core Neutral

ICANN Asked to Adopt Specific TLD for Banks

Are We Slowly Losing Control of the Internet?

The Fragile Network

Internet Zombies

Domain Tasting in the Spotlight

Legal Attack on ARIN Dismissed in Court

Consensus Polling: ALAC Shows the Way

Why is .EU Trying to Destroy the Internet?

Consensus Polling: ALAC Shows the Way

Response to Inaccurate .travel Wild Card Assessments

If You Adopt Vista, Your DNS Traffic is Going to Double

Taking Aim at 8 Myths about ENUM

USD Renews IANA Contract with ICANN

The Blurr-Cade Proposal on Root Zone Oversight

Taking Aim at 8 Myths about ENUM

Domain Tasting Target of US Federal Cybersquatting Lawsuit

In Bad Taste

How Domain Name Traffic Testing/Tasting Works

Vint Cerf's Keynote at Domain Roundtable

Finding Good ICANN Board Candidates

Answers from Vint Cerf: The Road Ahead for Top-Level Domains

Finally the .com Discussion is Over...

China's New Domain Names: Lost in Translation

The Villain in the ICANN-VeriSign Struggle is the U.S. Government

Questioning "Net Neutrality"

Europe is to the US Controlled GPS as Europe is to the US Controlled DNS Root?

Forgotten Principles of Internet Governance

The Non-Parity of the UDRP

About Those Root Servers

IGP on Future U.S. Role in Internet Governance

A Balkanized Internet Future?

The Internets

Putting Multiple Root Nameserver Issue to Rest

Twenty Myths and Truths About IPv6 and the US IPv6 Transition

Effects of ICANN's Legal Presence in the US, Under California Legislation

Hope for Human Resources with .Jobs Domain

An Infrastructure TLD: Avoiding the Side Effects of Today's .Net

Could IP Addressing Benefit from the Introduction of Competitive Suppliers?

Protecting the Internet: Certified Attachments and Reverse Firewalls?

Shambles at the .Pro Registry

Top-Level Domains for Addressing by Physical Context

Paul Vixie on Fort N.O.C.'s

TLD Operators: Cleaning Up Lame Delegations

ICANN and the Virtues of Deliberative Policymaking - Part I

Bad Journalism, IPv6, and the BBC

Is Industry Underestimating the Ending Dot?

ICANN: A Concrete "Thin Contract" Proposal

Topic Interests

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