The “ICANN Africa Strategy” Is Not the Same as the ‘African Agenda’

The ICANN-45 International meeting of the ICANN Global Community in Toronto, Canada provided an opportunity for the unveiling of the initial draft of the ICANN Africa Strategy, an episode that will always be remembered as a landmark moment which signaled the official commencement of ICANN’s new approach to Africa. Indeed, a new chapter has started …

Internet’s About to Go Dot Crazy

The Internet governance world gathers in Toronto this week as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California-based non-profit corporation charged with the principal responsibility for maintaining the Internet’s domain name system, Read

What One ICANN Journalist Thinks

I had the opportunity to participate on the “What the Journalists Think” panel at last week’s Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers meeting in Toronto, and that was enjoyable, and flattering, and I had the opportunity to meet a few other folks that I have admired for a long time. Read

FBI Unveils New Program To Teach Cyber Security To Kids

A free web-based program aimed at educating children about cyber safety through games, videos, and other interactive features has been unveiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dubbed the FBI-SOS (Safe Online Surfing) Internet Challenge, the site features six grade-specific virtual islands for students from third-grade through eighth-grade. Each virtual island has specific cyber safety …

Original .web gTLD applicant sues ICANN

Image Online Design, which unsuccessfully applied for the .web gTLD all the way back in 2000, has sued ICANN, alleging trademark infringement and breach of contract. IOD, which says it has over 20,000 .web domains under management in an alternate root, says ICANN never officially rejected its .web bid, and that it should not have …

.GR Joins as Newest Member of the ccNSO

17 October 2012 The Council of the country code Names Supporting Organisation (ccNSO) today approved the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS), the ccTLD operator of .gr (Greece), as a new ccNSO member. Read more

I Will Win .Africa Because I have friends in High Places: Case of Conflicted Board Members

  When I saw this story headline on DomainNewsAfrica this morning, I was curious to check it out. I recall the spat between DotConnectAfrica(DCA)  and DomainIncite  Kevin  Murphy’s coverage of the story -DotConnectAfrica    disconnected from reality dated July 26, 2012 – “If anyone is going to get the .africa registry contract, it’s the other applicant:  Uniforum, the …