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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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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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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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