Cruz’ Speech To Senate 8 September 2016

The US Senate provides full transcripts of all speeches, though there’s a delay of a day or so between a speech being read and the transcript being published. So here’s the full transcript of Senator Ted Cruz’ speech on the IANA transition from last week (source): “Mr. President, today our country faces a threat to […]

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IEDR Launching New Radio Ad Campaign

The IEDR are launching a new radio advertising campaign across Ireland. Unlike some of their previous campaigns the focus this time round is firmly on .ie domain names and does not mention IEDR at all. The campaign features two adverts (below) which emphasise how the .ie ccTLD is linked to Ireland. They also mention that […]

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Cruz Takes FUD To New Level With Emotive Speech

Senator Cruz’ campaign against the IANA transition is, in many ways, the gift that keeps on giving. Unfortunately, however, Cruz is an able orator. Earlier today Cruz addressed the US Senate and while his speech is full of misleading rhetoric, and some gross factual inaccuracies, you can see how a good orator could win over an […]

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ICANN 57: You Will Need A Conference Visa. Seriously.

Over the past few weeks many people within the ICANN Community have begun the process of applying for their visas to attend ICANN 57 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre in Hyderabad India. ICANN has provided quite a bit of information about the visa requirements and the process on their site, including a fairly detailed guide to […]

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Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave

Web Summit Acquire The .Com For Undisclosed Sum

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave announced via Facebook and Twitter that the company had acquired for an undisclosed sum. Apparently they’d been negotiating the acquisition for the last 5 years. The domain has been registered since November 2001, which is long before Web Summit’s first event was held in Dublin. The domain had switched […]

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RIPE NCC logo (2015 version)

RIPE NRO Nominations Open

Due to term limits there will be a seat available on the NRO for the RIPE region. RIPE will be holding the election to fill the seat during RIPE 73 next month. Nominations are open until 2359 on September 23. You can nominate someone or self-nominate by sending an email to: with: Name of nominee […]

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