The US government has renewed the IANA contract to ICANN. Full details in the official release. The IANA contract renewal had been haunting ICANN for the last year, so closure on this key aspect of internet plumbing should be greeted positively in most quarters. The EU, however, might not be too happy, as they'd already raised concerns about the bidding process, which … [Read more...] about ICANN Wins IANA Contract Bid
In a move that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, the EU Commission has given a rather mixed welcome to the IANA bid. While they obviously like a lot of what they are seeing, they're also not overly impressed with the contract only being open to US companies. Here's the full text of their press release: Digital Agenda: Commission welcomes improvements in new IANA … [Read more...] about European Commission Likes New IANA Contract – Doesn’t Like US Only Bidding Process
During the last public ICANN meeting in San Francisco there was a public forum. This is quite normal. Several people asked questions of the ICANN board, some were answered, others weren't. Why not? Nigel Roberts from the Channel Isles registry asked the following (for the sake of clarity I'm republishing the entire section of the transcript): >>NIGEL ROBERTS: … [Read more...] about Why Won’t ICANN Answer Questions?
In the last few weeks considerable attention has been focussed on security flaws in DNS.IANA have released an easy to use tool that allows you to check your dns to make sure that it is not vulnerable to attack and / or abuse.They also explain what the tool is checking for and why. … [Read more...] about Check Your DNS Security
With all the talk about the depletion of IPv4 space and efforts to stretch the existing IP space out as much as possible it's nice to see that IANA have cleaned up their registry. Leo Vegoda explains in a recent post on the ICANN blog how they've made it all a lot more transparent and less confusing to see who is actually in charge of a /8 … [Read more...] about IANA Cleans Up Registry