Category Archives: ICANN

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Vint Cerf's Term as ICANN Board Member Comes to an End

From the ICANN press release: The ICANN community came together to thank retiring chair Vint Cerf for his eight years of service on the board at a gala ceremony at the 30th International Public Meeting of the Internet Corporation for … Continue reading

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Internet in your own language / ??нтернет на кирилица

English text first, български – по-надолу! Internet users around the globe can now experiment with their name in their language on their Internet with today’s launch of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) live testing of Internationalized … Continue reading

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Governing the Internet – Freedom and Regulation in the OSCE Region

Implications of Internet regulation on media freedom in the OSCE region are the focus of a report (PDF, 621.5 Kb) presented by Mikl?s Haraszti, the Organization’s Representative on Freedom of the Media. The publication offers case studies from different parts … Continue reading

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Have you lost your domain name?

When people choose a company to register a domain name, they MUST be very careful what they do. Recent events around RegisterFly have shown that anyone can LOSE their domain name, if their registrar goes out of business, or if … Continue reading

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ICANN Blog

If you are interested in what ICANN does, you will find different interesting articles at the official ICANN Blog.

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Farewell to the ICANN Board

December 8th was my last ICANN Board meeting. I served there for the last three years. I couldn’t go to the meeting in Sao Paulo; but here’s what I asked Vint Cerf to read on my behalf, which he did … Continue reading

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Bulgarian Foreign Minister starts his blog, meets Paul Twomey and Joichi Ito, and uses CreativeCommons!

Today the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Mr. Ivailo Kalfin, met with ICANN‘s President/CEO Paul Twomey and Joichi Ito. The big news: The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry moved all of its content under CreativeCommons License 2.5 attribution. The Minister started a blog at … Continue reading

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Joi Ito is coming to Bulgaria

My colleague and very good friend Joi Ito is coming to Bulgaria. He will have a public lecture at the Sofia University on October 25th, at 5:30 p.m., at Auditorium 65. Here’s what the ICANN web site says about him: … Continue reading

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Prague – a good conference, and a big disappointment from the city

I was in Prague Sept. 24-26 for the ICANN Studienkreis conference. While the conference was in the usual great way Wolfgang Kleinwachter is organizing it, the impressions I got from Prague were quite negative. But let’s first talk about the … Continue reading

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ICANN-DoC MoU is over; 10 principles replace it.

The NTIA has published this document. It puts an end to the ICANN – Department of Commerce Memorandum of Understanding.Just in case, if the above link doesn’t work, here’s the text of the new Joint Project Areement:

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