Spam-Friendly Registrar ‘Dynamic Dolphin’ Shuttered

  The organization that oversees the Internet domain name registration industry last week revoked the charter of Dynamic Dolphin, a registrar that has long been closely associated with spam and cybercrime.   The move came almost five years after this reporter asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to investigate whether the …

GAC Communiqué: Wants To Look At “Public Policy Implications of Holding Auctions to Resolve String Contention”

The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) just issued its Buenos Aires Communiqué from the ICANN Meeting and “requests a briefing on the public policy implications of holding auctions to resolve string contention (including community applications)”.   The GAC considers that new gTLD registry operators should be …

The NSA and the End of the U.S. Empire

In this column, Johan Galtung, rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University and author of 50 Years – 100 Peace and Conflict Perspectives (www.transcend.org/tup), writes about the U.S. empire’s spying, and other debacles.   WASHINGTON, Nov 14 2013 (Columnist Service) – The linchpin of an empire is the link between two elites, one in the imperial …

Rwanda: DotConnectAfrica Trust raises over a million USD for its commitment to transform Africa

  It’s hard to see commitment to projects especially in emerging markets like Africa.   Africa has been long identified as a new frontier location for investors looking to put great  projects that mostly focus on ICT. More recently there has been an increase of the number of mega-proposals and plans to build smart cities. …

Wikileaks’ Release Of TPP Chapter On IP Blows Open Secret Trade Negotiation

By William New, Intellectual Property Watch   For years, the United States and partner governments have worked vigorously to keep the publics they represent from knowing what they are negotiating behind closed doors in the top-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. But today’s Wikileaks release of the draft intellectual property chapter blew that up, confirming the …

New GTLD Website Domain Name Buyers Could Be Paying Thousands in Registration and Renewal Fees

A GTLD domain name news article on the DomainIncite.com domain industry blog reveal interesting information about the cost of buying some of the new GTLD names that are soon to be available for business use.   According to the article “There’s a provision in section 2.10 of the contract that is designed to “prohibit abusive …

Is fibre-tapping becoming a threat in Africa?

Fibre-tapping, which involves bending fibre-optic cables and using hi-tech means to access light they emit to steal data, has reportedly been used by UK and US spy agencies. But experts are divided about whether fibre-tapping is a threat in Africa.   Earlier this year, it was reported in the UK that spy agency, the Government …