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ICANN Seeking Volunteers for WHOIS Review

ICANN announced yesterday that it is seeking volunteers for the WHOIS review team. To be more precise, the review is actually focussed on the “Registration Directory Service”, as the terminology and technology is evolving. There are currently quite a few other “whois related” activities going on within ICANN’s policy development system. So why is ICANN […]

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Senator Cruz’ ICANN Witch-hunt In Full [Video]

If you’ve got about 3 hours to spare you can watch the hearing about the IANA transition that was held earlier today. The witnesses’ written testimony can be accessed here. Here’s the full video of the hearing, which is in two parts: It’s worth watching, with some of the highlights in the first part being […]

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LegitScript’s CEO John Horton Takes Aim At ICANN

LegitScript‘s CEO John Horton has been an outspoken critic of ICANN and what he perceives as its lack of oversight of registrars for many years. Horton is one of several witnesses who will be participating in Senator Ted Cruz’ organised hearing today in Washington DC. As is normal with Congressional hearings, the witnesses prepare written […]

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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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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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ICANN HR Shares Some Data On Staffing

How diverse is ICANN? While the recently published Afnic report gives some insights, it didn’t explore ICANN staff in any detail. ICANN’s HR team, however, did share some data on ICANN’s staff diversity during a session at the ICANN meeting in Helsinki earlier this week. Some interesting data was shared about how ICANN handle their […]

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