Archive for October, 2011

 

RIPE63 Kicks Off In Vienna

Posted October 31st, 2011


RIPE 63,  a five-day event where Internet service providers, network operators and other interested parties from Europe and the surrounding regions gather kicked off today at the Hilton Am Stadtpark in Vienna.

Participate live at http://ripe63.ripe.net/live/main/

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“India Formally Proposes Government Takeover Of Internet”

Posted October 31st, 2011


As posted to News.Dot-Nxt.com: “The Indian government has formally proposed a government takeover of the Internet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

In a statement sent yesterday, India argued for the creation of a new body to be called the United Nations Committee for Internet-Related Policies (CIRP) which would develop Internet policies, oversee all Internet standards bodies and policy organizations, negotiate Internet-related treaties, and act as an arbitrator in Internet-related disputes.”

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“Feds to Blacklist Piracy Sites Under House Proposal”

Posted October 27th, 2011


As posted to Wired.com: “A bipartisan group of House members introduced legislation Wednesday that would boost the government’s authority to disrupt and shutter websites that hawk or host trademark- and copyright-infringing products, including allowing the government to order sites removed from search engines.

Much of the package is similar to a stalled Senate measure known as the Protect IP Act. Both proposals amount to the holy grail of intellectual-property enforcement that the recording industry, movie studios and their union and guild workforces have been clamoring for since the George W. Bush administration.”

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Top-Level Domain Application System (TAS) Interactive Demonstration Now Available

Posted October 26th, 2011


As posted to ICANN.org: “Thinking of applying for a new generic top-level domain? An interactive demonstration of the online application system is now available on ICANN’s new gTLD microsite. You can access it from the homepage and the Applicants page. You can also visit the TAS Overview page to view the demonstration.”

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“Registrars Work to Amend ICANN Agreement to Address Security Concerns”

Posted October 26th, 2011


As reported by DomainNameWire.com: “During the ICANN meeting in Dakar, ICANN and registrars will announce that they’re working to amend the current Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) to address security concerns and provided “increased protections for registrants”.

Apparently this has been in the works for a while and is not a snap reaction to increased pressure by law enforcement agencies during the meeting.”

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“Weird Al” Yankovic and Domain Name Typos

Posted October 25th, 2011


As posted to DomainNameWire.com: “Here’s an interesting tidbit from Spin Magazine’s recent interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic.

Spin asked Weird Al how often people misspell his name wierd (with the i and e reversed).”

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“UN Expert Urges Governments To Ensure Free Flow of Information On Internet”

Posted October 25th, 2011


As posted to Un.org: “21 October 2011 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Governments to ensure that the Internet is made widely available, accessible and affordable to all, and to guarantee the free flow of information online.

“Governments are using increasingly sophisticated technologies and tactics which are often hidden from the public to censor online content and to monitor and identify individuals who disseminate critical or sensitive information,” says Frank La Rue, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression.”

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“Governments Clash With Registrars Over Law Enforcement Changes”

Posted October 24th, 2011


As reported by News.Dot-Nxt.com: “You wouldn’t think it was too much to ask: companies that sell domain names being required to put their physical address on their website, and provide an email address for law enforcement agencies to contact them if they see illegal activity.

But despite registrars apparently agreeing to do just that, the issue became a full-blown argument at a meeting between governments (the GAC) and the domain industry policy body, the GNSO, on the first day of the ICANN meeting in Dakar.”

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ICANN 42 Dakar, Senegal Mobile Meeting Site

Posted October 20th, 2011


ICANN 42 begins this Sunday, October 23, 2011.

Those attending the meeting may access the mobile meeting site at http://me.icann.org/.

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IDN ccTLD Request From Malaysia Successfully Passes String Evaluation

Posted October 20th, 2011


As posted to ICANN.org: “ICANN is pleased to announce the successful completion of String Evaluation on proposed IDN ccTLD string for Malaysia.

Details of the successful evaluation are provided here: http://www.icann.org/en/topics/idn/fast-track/string-evaluation-completion-m-en.htm#my.”

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