ZACR Falsely Appropriated .Africa Endorsement, ICANN Assisted ZACR to Pass Review

. DCA’s latest Memorial submitted by international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP – which represents DCA in the DCA vs. ICANN IRP – indicates that appear to be an anomaly on ZACR’s .africa endorsement section amongst others. . It states that: “The Board itself undertook to promote the AUC’s attempts to secure .AFRICA; …

ICANN Denies Allegation That New gTLD Have Increased Phishing & Malware Sites

According to a company blog post out today, by brand protection company CSC, citing Amy Mushahwar, counsel and Chief Information Security Officer at Washington, D.C. law firm ZwillGen PLLC, says:   “New domains (new gTLD’s) are being registered as phishing sites and for drive-by downloads of malware.”….“Nefarious uses have been very widespread. It’s incumbent upon …

US Dept of Commerce Lawrence Strickling: No definite Deadline To Give Up Control Over ICANN

  The WallStreetJournal.com, according to a letter in the Journal today , Commerce Department official Lawrence Strickling dismissed the importance of U.S. oversight of ICANN and said that there is no firm deadline for the U.S. to give up oversight of ICANN.   “In March the U.S. announced it would not renew its contract with …

Call for Volunteers to Participate on Enhancing ICANN Accountability

In brief The Cross Community Working Group (CCWG) was formed to deliver proposals that would enhance ICANN‘s accountability towards all stakeholders. The organizations that chartered the CCWG now call for volunteers to join this effort. How to participate There are two ways to volunteer: Individual Participants – anyone interested can volunteer to join the CCWG …

Double hammer blow to ICANN and pals’ internet power grab bid as CGI.Br, ISOC and International Chamber of Commerce want clarifications

  The controversial NetMundial Initiative (NMI) – an effort by various countries and organizations to steer the internet – may be beyond saving after a second series of rejections. This time it’s been snubbed by the business world and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).   The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today published a damning …

Guinea-Bissau’s ccTLD starts working

  The top-level domain(.GW) of Guinea-Bissau is already working, the National Regulatory Authority (ARN) , responsible for the telecommunications sector in the country, said Wednesday in Bissau.   The process was launched with the support of DNS.pt association, responsible for Portugal’s top-level domain Portugal (.PT) and which works in this area with other African countries …