The Internet Society is advertising a job opening on their policy team. The position, which would be based in Brussels, is as a "Policy Adviser". Applicants will need to be qualified and experienced with candidates need to tick all the boxes on the the criteria they've provided: Master-level qualification in International Relations, public policy, political science, law … [Read more...] about Internet Society Hiring Policy Adviser for Brussels
The .ie ccTLD, which is the country code domain name for Ireland has long had very restrictive policies governing registration. Even if you were Irish or had a business based in Ireland registering a domain name in the local country code extension wasn't straightforward - at least not compared to the ease with which you can register domains in .com, .eu or .co.uk. As I … [Read more...] about IE ccTLD Announces Liberalisation Date
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 support from the public to change the … [Read more...] about IE Domain Name Rules Changing Soon
The IEDR has opened a consultation on removing DNS checks during registrations, transfers and other operations. At the moment when a .ie domain name registration is requested the IEDR will check if it passes the policy requirements and then does a technical check. If it fails the technical check the registration can fail. The same thing can happen when there's a transfer … [Read more...] about IEDR Opens Consultation on Removing DNS Checks
In January there will be a changing of the guard in Washington DC. Not only will President Obama be replaced by President Elect Donald Trump, but also a lot of the administration will change. What kind of policies will Trump be focussed on? Will these policies have a negative impact on the internet industry as a whole? The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2c) will … [Read more...] about How Will the Internet Industry be Impacted by Trump?