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 the Internet as we know it. In 22 short days, if Congress … [Read more...] about Cruz’ Speech To Senate 8 September 2016
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 in … [Read more...] about Göran Marby Takes The Reins At ICANN
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 interpretation of the IANA transition … [Read more...] about Cruz Sees Himself As Protector Of Internet Freedom
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 were displeased with ICANN's concept of time (hey we've all been there! Welcome … [Read more...] about ICANN Sends Reply To Cruz And Co
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 With 1930 applications that gave them $357,050,000 - though admittedly there were quite a few applications withdrawn … [Read more...] about How Much Has ICANN Spent On The IANA Transition?