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 @itworldca
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 @itworldca
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 @itworldca
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 @itworldca
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
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 @itworldca
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 @itworldca