Nii Quaynor, the MIA Point Man for ICANN in Africa is awarded by ICANN

  Nii Quaynor, the main point man for ICANN in Africa, who was Missing In Action (MIA) for over a decade at ICANN has been facilitated to get the” Ethos Multistakholder” award by ICANN. ICANN’s ‘Multistakeholder Ethos Award’ is its second year of running and is given to recognize “those ICANN participants who have deeply invested in …

DOTCOM Act Passed giving Congress more oversight over the IANA transition

  “I’ve said time and again that this is far too important to rush and that we must carefully consider all of the potential consequences and outcomes before any transition occurs,” –Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)   The House of Representatives easily passed the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act authored by Rep. John …

NSA, GCHQ reportedly reverse engineered anti-virus security companies since 2008

  Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor and whistleblower, has leaked documents that claim the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have actively reverse engineered security and anti-virus software to obtain intelligence, according to a report by The Intercept.   The documents obtained reportedly highlight the Russian software security firm, …

Whois: Domain Name Privacy May Soon Become History

If you’ve registered any Web domains for your small business, there’s a potential privacy policy change of which you should be aware.   The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is considering changing a policy involving WHOIS, a database of personal information for those who register domain names.   Currently, domain owners can choose …

#DefundingIANA Transition Proposal Received Wide Support from Congressional Leaders

“….Therefore until certain things happen, it would be prudent for the US Congress to continue defunding the IANA Transition process beyond September 30, 2015″.  — Sophia Bekele advising Congress on IANA transition debate  March 9, 2015   In March 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced Intent to transition ‘Key …