Carnegie Mellon University and MasterCard Foundation Partner to Educate African Tech Leaders

Carnegie Mellon University’s commitment to educating Africa’s next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs received a boost recently with a $10.8 million commitment from The MasterCard Foundation. “We are excited to partner with Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda, an exceptional institution committed to training the next generation of African engineers, innovators and entrepreneurs to meet …

Cybersquatting complaints against .com names are reducing

.COM registrations are at an all-time high. Yet the fact remains: Overall, .COM domains feature in UDRPs less and less. That wasn’t the headline of WIPO’s March article. Instead, their press release bore the provocative title, “Cybersquatting Cases Up in 2015, Driven by New gTLDs”. WIPO – for those just joining the party – stands for the World Intellectual Property Organization. …

Senators Cruz, Lankford, Lee, Duffy Continue Fighting IANA Transition

Send letter to NTIA to investigate apparent violation of federal law in preparation for Internet transition     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), today sent a letter to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, questioning the agency’s …

US Court throws out ZACR as Non-Party to .Africa: Denies its Reconsideration, Moves on with DCA vs ICANN

DCA Trust has scored its 3rd victory in the .Africa case, this comes after a US court denied ICANN and ZACR’s Motion for Reconsideration regarding the Court’s Order that granted DCA Trust a Preliminary Injunction preventing ICANN from delegating .Africa until the case had been fully determined.     The court had on 14th June …

Study: Over 60% of web services, App APIs have high risk vulnerability

For Infosecurity Europe 2016, High-Tech Bridge has released a comprehensive overview of trends across all major fields of web security. The trends include all types of security and privacy issues, from web application vulnerabilities to HTTPS traffic encryption and PCI DSS compliance. Over 1,000 people per day use High-Tech Bridge’s free web security services: SSL/TLS …

More Voices Against The IANA transition Plan That NTIA Endorsed

  Last week the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet domain name system (DNS) technical functions, known as …

New Top Level Registrations Hit 21 Million Mark, .XYZ Leads

TheDomains has reported that there are  now 21,060,309 new gTLD’s registered, just under 5 million more and with that .XYZ passed .info but did not have the actual number of registrations. Today we know the actual number of registrations for .XYZ is 5,580,532 through the last zone update.   .info according to registrarstats.com currently has 5,509,571 …