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Vint Cerf On Why The IANA Transition Is Positive

Earlier this week Bloomberg’s “Bloomberg West” spoke to Vint Cerf about the upcoming IANA transition. Obviously Cerf is supportive of the move and during the course of the interview he explains in simple terms what the US government was doing up until now and how that won’t really change ie. nobody is going to notice […]

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NTIA Gives IANA Transition Plan Green Light

While August might be a slightly quieter time of the year in some quarters, it most definitely has not been for either ICANN or NTIA. Earlier today NTIA formally notified ICANN that it had accepted the IANA transition plans and that it would (unless something terrible happened) let the contract expire on October 1st. Here’s […]

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Heritage Holding Anti-IANA Transition Event With Cruz

The Heritage Foundation are conservative, in the American political sense. So it’s not surprising that they’ve been linked to some of the anti-IANA transition stuff coming from Ted Cruz and Co. Tomorrow they’re holding an event, which is clearly not aimed at bolstering support on Capitol Hill for the IANA transition. From the event description: […]

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Göran Marby Takes The Reins At ICANN

Earlier today ICANN’s new CEO officially took the helm. Göran Marby is now officially ICANN CEO, taking over from interim CEO Akram Attalah. Marby also gets control of the ICANN CEO’s Twitter account @icann_president and he (or more likely one of his team) has already started using it. Marby is currently attending the RIPE meeting […]

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Cruz Sees Himself As Protector Of Internet Freedom

It looks like Senator Cruz’ letter writing campaign isn’t going to end any time soon. While previously the Senator and former US presidential hopeful was happy exchanging salvoes with ICANN he’s now switched gears and is instead focussing on NTIA and the US Department of Commerce. The latest letter is focussed on a very strange […]

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ICANN Sends Reply To Cruz And Co

Senator Cruz and ICANN have been involved in a game of “swap the letter” for the last couple of months. Earlier this week Cruz and Co sent a letter to ICANN that displayed a couple of key things: they were very unhappy with how ICANN had been responding (They’re not alone in this one!) They […]

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Cruz And Co Send ICANN Another Letter

Republican Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (and others) has sent yet another letter to ICANN. This time round the letter is addressed both to the Chairman of the ICANN Board, Dr Steve Crocker, as well as to former CEO Fadi Chehadé. The letter (below) repeats some of the questions previously put to ICANN, though the wording […]

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How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?

ICANN critics often focus on ICANN’s expenditure. The organisation’s overall budget had been growing for years prior to the new TLD program launch. However with the new TLD launch it mushroomed very quickly, with the organisation collecting $185k per application. With 1930 applications that gave them $357,050,000 – though admittedly there were quite a few […]

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Ted Cruz vs ICANN CEO Saga Continues

Earlier this month US Presidential hopeful, Senator Ted Cruz, wrote to ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé to express his displeasure over Chehadé’s activity in China. Chehadé’s reply was sent last week and obviously did little to placate the Republican politician. In a release from Cruz’s office last night it’s pretty clear that we haven’t heard the […]

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Republican Presidential Candidate Upset With ICANN CEO

Republican senator and US presidential candidate Ted Cruz is not very happy with ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade. In a letter from Cruz dated today Cruz has some pointed questions for Chehade in relation to his involvement with a recent meeting in China. Here’s the letter in full: 20160203_FadiChehadeLetter The IANA transition has been raised as […]

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IANA Explained [Video]

Unless you’ve been hiding under for the last few months you’ll know that the IANA transition is a hot topic in internet governance circles Of course while there has been numerous meetings, thousands of emails, more meetings, media coverage and plenty of conversations about the topic, there are probably still quite a few people who […]

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