Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has opened a public consultation period on a number of potential policy changes. There are three specific policy proposals that they are soliciting feedback on: Reducing the use of .UK domain names for phishing attacksImplementing law enforcement landing pages following suspensions for criminal activityImplementing a .UK drop list to … [Read more...] about Nominet Opens Consultation on Policy Changes
The IEDR's Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) was setup back in 2015. It's made up of representatives from the registrar channel and various stakeholder groups of Irish business and society including the Irish Internet Association, The ISP Association of Ireland, The Irish Computer Society, the Irish government and others. (See PDF) For the registrars there are four seats, … [Read more...] about IEDR Policy Advisory Committee Election Results
The .ie ccTLD has had a formal policy development process for the past few years. There's now a fairly clear process that can be followed to either modify existing policy or to introduce new ones. You can read more about the policy development process IEDR follows here. One of the important parts of the entire process is the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) which is made up … [Read more...] about Coming Soon IEDR Policy Board Elections
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?
This one piqued my curiosity this morning. There is no IPv4 left. While that's not something that non-techies care about (yet) it is something that people in the technical community are worried about at some level. Within the RIPE region the IP address allocation policy is governed by "the last /8 policy". A potential loophole in the policy allows new LIRs to get an … [Read more...] about Are RIPE Members Trying To “Game” The System?
Neustar, which has the contract with the US government to run the .us ccTLD, has opened a public comment on the kids.us namespace. The usTLD Stakeholder Council, of which I am a member, has recommended that the current suspension of the kids.us namespace be maintained indefinitely. The rationale behind this is pretty simple. While the underlying concept behind kids.us is … [Read more...] about Suspension of Kids.us Open To Comment