The Internet Society on Syria’s Internet Shutdown

On behalf of Lynn St. Amour, President and CEO, and the Internet Society Board of Trustees: Emerging reports from various organizations and individuals indicate that international Internet connectivity was shut off in Syria today. The Internet is an open, global medium for communication, idea exchange, empowerment, and innovation. Access to the global Internet is a …

DotConnectAfrica Contributes to ITU Changes and IGF BAKU

2012 is an interesting year especially in the Internet and telecommunications sector that hugely defines how organizations and individuals communicate. In this year alone, the world has seen 1930 applications for the new gTLD’s facilitated by ICANN , IPv6 has also been launched and is being implemented in several parts of the world with organizations …

Baku hosts VII Internet Governance Forum

VII Internet Governance Forum kicked off in Baku today. Speaking in the opening ceremony, UN Under-Secretary-General Wu Hongbo thanked  President Ilham Aliyev for high level organization of the event. Wu Hongbo said Baku`s hosting the VII  Internet Governance Forum, co-organized by the United Nations and the Azerbaijani government, testifies to favorable conditions created for rapid …

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

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 …