DotUS “Town Hall” October 26

If you are interested in domain name policy or country code domain names, then the upcoming .us “town hall” on October 26th might be of interest. When? Wednesday October 26th at 3pm EDT (7pm London time) Where? Online. The event is being led by NeuStar and the US Department of Commerce and features the following […]

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Nordic Domains Days Announced For January

For the last couple of years the “Nordic Domain Days” have been held as part of a larger event,  The Swedish Internet Days (Internetdagarna) which covers a very broad range of internet related topics. The next Nordic Domains Days, however, will be a standalone event. When? 17th and 18th January 2017 Where? Wanha Satama, Helsinki, […]

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ICANN Meeting Gear Destroyed In Shipping Fire

The logistics behind the ICANN public meetings are truly impressive. To hold a meeting with remote participation, simultaneous interpretation and other features requires both skilled staff and literally tonnes of equipment. After every ICANN meeting the equipment is packed up and shipped to the next meeting venue. Unfortunately last month part of ICANN’s meetings equipment […]

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US Senator Ted Cruz

Cruz and Other GOP Senators Continue Crusade Against IANA Transition

Senator Cruz has been joined by 10 other Republican Senators in yet another “call to arms” regarding the IANA transition. While the statement, reproduced below, is quite brief it is packed with emotive buzzwords that will probably resonate with the more conservative element. The amount of mainstream media attention on the IANA transition has increased […]

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Senator Cruz’ ICANN Witch-hunt In Full [Video]

If you’ve got about 3 hours to spare you can watch the hearing about the IANA transition that was held earlier today. The witnesses’ written testimony can be accessed here. Here’s the full video of the hearing, which is in two parts: It’s worth watching, with some of the highlights in the first part being […]

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John Horton, a former Bush White House anti-drug crusader and founder of LegitScript, which tracks online pharmacies.

LegitScript’s CEO John Horton Takes Aim At ICANN

LegitScript‘s CEO John Horton has been an outspoken critic of ICANN and what he perceives as its lack of oversight of registrars for many years. Horton is one of several witnesses who will be participating in Senator Ted Cruz’ organised hearing today in Washington DC. As is normal with Congressional hearings, the witnesses prepare written […]

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