Is Yahoo Collaborating With US Intelligence Agencies

It was revealed yesterday that Yahoo has been scanning people’s email for the federal government. Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. …

South Africa’s ZACR reportedly suspends thousands of org.za domains

South Africa’s ZA Central Registry (ZACR) the company tasked with administering second-level domains of the .ZA namespace  that includes .org.za has reportedly suspended thousands of org.za domains this week due to them not being transferred from a legacy system to ZACR-accredited Registrars. The suspended domains all org.za names that had not migrated across to new Registrars  …

Global Cyber Security Market to Reach around USD 180.77 Billion in 2021

A new report titled “Cyber security (Network Security, Cloud Security, Wireless Security and Others) Market, By Solution (Identity And Access Management (IAM), Encryption, Risk And Compliance Management, Data Loss Prevention, Antivirus And Antimalware, Firewall And Others), By Vertical (Aerospace, Government, Financial Services, Telecommunication, Healthcare And Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Segment, …

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 …

Second applicant cites the .Africa IRP ruling in quest for review, .HALAL and .ISLAM Attorney on unsubstantiated GAC Advice

Weeks after the Booking.com attorney Flip Petillion wrote to ICANN saying that the .africa IRP ruling shows that ICANN has to revisit its decision-making over .hotels, another applicant  Asia Green IT Systems (AGIT) for .islam and .halal  has written to ICANN to seek a review of past decisions.   Booking.com’s letter stated “ICANN — and …

DCA Trust disagrees with ICANN on “refine that GAC Advice” Post-IRP Board Resolution

DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust) which was recently declared as the prevailing party in the DCA Trust Vs ICANN IRP seems to have disagreed with ICANN on the post-IRP solution to the dispute between the parties.   The IRP Panel had unanimously ruled “that both the actions and inactions of the Board with respect to the …

ICANN loses .africa case in the midst of Congressional accountability oversight

DotConnectAfrica has emerged as the prevailing party in a case involving ICANN and has been running for two years. The case commenced officially in October 2013 when DCA Trust sent its first Notice of IRP to ICANN as a process towards resolving of the dispute between ICANN and DCA Trust over ICANN discriminatory Board decisions …

Who is burying who in .Africa DCA Trust Vs ICANN IRP: 5 interesting take aways

The interesting and most awaited .Africa ruling has finally been made on 9th July 2015 by the 3 member Independent Review Panel that has been handling the case since DotConnectAfrica Trust filed its case in October 2013 following the ICANN Board’s recommendation that the .africa application should not proceed. The panel comprised of Mr. Babak …

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 …