ICANN CEO Chehade graces the Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance events in Africa and promises ICANN’s increased participation

  ICANN has in the last few months been traversing the globe in a move to globalize its services, in his maiden speech when he joined ICANN, Fade Chehade promised “I am all about inclusion, and inclusion starts by stepping out of the organization and looking at it from the outside, not being inside and …

ISPs plan to hijack browsers and limit Internet access to combat copyright piracy

Comcast has confirmed that it will prevent repeat file sharers from browsing the Web until they call the company to resolve the matter. The move is part of a Copyright Alert System that was recently rolled out by several major Internet service providers. The system has earned the nickname “six strikes,” due to its series …

Confronting a new Cold War – on the Internet

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton posed the problem precisely: “How do you get tough with your banker?” The exchange was with another diplomat, but the topic was well known: How does the United States stop China from cyberattacks on American businesses, universities and all levels of governments? How do you stop a country intent …

DotTransformers officially the 18th ICANN new gTLD application withdrawn

  Hasbro,the American multinational toy and board game company has become the 18th applicant to withdraw its application. Hasbro’s application suggested that it was filed mainly defensively, it’s “Mission/Purpose” stated as primarily: “To secure and protect the Applicant’s key brand (“TRANSFORMERS”) as a gTLD”.and becomes the sixth application to be withdrawn in a week, following …

ICANN Appoints The National Arbitration Forum as First URS Provider

ICANN has appointed The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) as the first to administer the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). According to ICANN , FORUM submitted an outstanding proposal demonstrating how it would meet all requirements presented in the RFI [PDF, 112 KB] and detailing its implementation approach. The company has a proven track record boasting resolution …

Internet still under attack by UN, FCC commissioner

The U.N. has no power to force the United States to adopt any Internet regulation, and the U.S. refused to sign the December treaty, along with 55 others countries. But if a large number of countries agree on regulations, the Internet could become fragmented, with very different rules applying in different regions of the world.Read …