Archive | policy notice Claims Free Speech Infringement While Many Others View Them as Hate Site

The controversial site has been shutdown by GoDaddy and given 2 days to move the domain elsewhere. The deadline expires at midnight tonight Irish time. In recent days the site has seen itself become increasingly disconnected as various service providers and online platforms including PayPal have shut the door to them. At present the […]

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Internet Watch Foundation Uses Hashes to Block Child Abuse Material

Last week during the ICANN meeting in Barcelona I attended a short presentation from the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). Their mission is pretty simple: …eliminate child sexual abuse imagery online (source) Fortunately the presentation I was at did not include any of the actual material (which would have been illegal anyway) but even without seeing […]

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APWG & M3AAWG Survey on Whois Challenges in InfoSec

The APWG and M3AAWG recently conducted a survey among their members and the broader infosec community to get an understanding of how WHOIS changes had impacted security investigators. The survey results come from just over 300 participants’ responses. Both organisations have formally written to ICANN and are asking that ICANN make several fundamental changes to […]

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IE Domain Name Rules Changing Soon

Last year the .ie ccTLD opened a consultation process around “liberalisation”. As anyone who has tried to register a .ie domain name would know, compared to registering a .com or .eu the amount of paperwork and general bureaucracy associated with a .ie domain name has always been excessive. The consultation showed that there was strong […]

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Australia’s ccTLD To Allow Direct Registrations

Australia’s country code (ccTLD) will allow “direct” registrations in the .au ccTLD in the future. Following on from a consultation process last year, the board of auDA has announced their intention to update the domain registration policy to allow people and organisations to register .au domain names. Up until now you could register under, […]

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