Algerian Psychologists open internet addiction rehab clinic

Algeria has joined a growing list of countries to open rehab centres helping those who suffer from a web obsession. In South Korea, home of the world’s most connected population, digital detox camps have already treated thousands of children. According to South Korea’s Ministry of Family, 14 percent of South Korean teenagers are addicted to the internet. …

Yahoo is disabling automatic email forwarding making it difficult to leave its service

Following Yahoo’s September announcement of a data breach affecting 500 million user accounts, the company has made it more difficult for Yahoo Mail users to transition to another email service. At the beginning of October, Yahoo disabled an email forwarding feature, which would allow users to automatically redirect incoming emails sent to their Yahoo address to …

.shop domains go live

More than 600 new generic top-level domains—the characters that appear after the dot in website addresses—have been released to the public since 2014, but few have been of broad interest to online retailers. The addition of  .shop and .shopping may spark retailers’ interest. Both go on sale to the general public later this month—.shop on …

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly blasts IANA Transition Proposal

Michael O’Rielly, one of the FCC’sFederal Communications Commissioners has blasted proponents of the IANA oversight transition to a new international community in a speech Tuesday, saying the threat of influence and censorship by oppressive regimes is real. Commissioner O’Rielly, said the Obama administration’s plans presents a real threat to the free flow of information online. …

DCA Trust dismisses ICANN’s Enforcement of The Purported AUC Endorsement withdrawal as a Rearguard Action

“At no time until after it had rejected DCA’s application, did ICANN assert that the AUC had properly “withdrawn” its endorsement. – DCA   Geographic new gTLDs in the ICANN application round were required to have endorsements of upto 60% from counties in the applying region. Many applications in the new gTLD program were therefore …

Disqualify Verisign Backed Nu Dot Co’s $135 million bid Afilias Asks ICANN

Afilias has written ICANN asking that it disqualify Nu Dot Co’s $135 million winning bid for .Web, the company also asked ICANN to conduct an investigation, and has also filed a complaint with the Ombudsman. Afilias is reacting following last weeks amended lawsuit by Donuts’ filed after unsuccessfully seeking stop the auction of .Web gTLD …