Controversy over proposed ICANN voting hits Internet governance

In its struggle to find a better balance between the demands of industry and governments, the body that essentially controls the Internet’s naming and number system has proposed  making it harder to ignore

Published on: August 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Conference moves independent Internet governance closer

The move to a more multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance took another step with large agreement on the final statement from the NETmundial conference in Brazil. The non-binding statement agreed to by the majority of

Published on: April 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Putin: CIA behind the Internet

In some countries there’s good politics in stretching the truth, even better being anti-American. Russia is one of them. The latest exhibit comes from Russian president Vladamir Putin, who on Thursday suggested the

Published on: April 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

U.S. to drop Internet control

Facing pressure from both foreign governments and independent Internet governance bodies, the Obama administration intends to move key Internet domain name functions it oversees to multistakeholder bodies. The announcement came from the U.S.

Published on: March 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

EU calls for ICANN’s close relationship with U.S. to end

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has for years played a major role in top-level domains around the world, a role that has been delegated to it by Washington. But

Published on: February 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

ICANN strikes panel to examine Internet governance

  The body that regulates the Internet's numbering and naming system is making moves to make governing the Web more transparent in the hopes that will meet the demands by some governments. According

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Howard Solomon

ICANN keeps control over IANA Internet root

AMSTERDAM -- A U.S. agency has awarded ICANN the mandate to manage the assignment of IP addresses and the management of top-level domains until September 2015. After reviewing a number of bids of groups

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 loek essers

ICANN CEO defends new gTLD plan

WASHINGTON -- The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will open up applications for new generic top-level domains this week, even with continued objections to the plan, the group's CEO said.

Published on: January 11th, 2012 Grant Gross

Five major changes facing the Internet in 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- 2012 is poised to go down in Internet history as one of the most significant 12-month periods from both a technical and policy perspective since the late 1990s, when this network-of-networks

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Carolyn Duffy Marsan