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 …

ICG Seeks Public Comments for IANA transition proposal

Public feedback on highly anticipated proposal sought by 8 September   The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) today released for public comment the proposal [IANA Stewardship Transition Proposal [PDF, 2.2 MB]] for the transition of the stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions from the U. S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications …

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 …

#DefundingIANA Transition Proposal Received Wide Support from Congressional Leaders

“….Therefore until certain things happen, it would be prudent for the US Congress to continue defunding the IANA Transition process beyond September 30, 2015″.  — Sophia Bekele advising Congress on IANA transition debate  March 9, 2015   In March 2014, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced Intent to transition ‘Key …

DotConnectAfrica attends Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) CBC TECH 2020 Launch, Updates on dotAfrica IRP Status

DotConnectAfrica Trust joined, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) at the launch of CBC TECH 2020, at Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue Washington, DC  20540.The new initiative is aimed at engaging the tech sector in increasing African-American representation and inclusion in the industry.   The Founder of DCA Trust Ms. Bekele later held …

Belgian watchdog says Facebook tramples on European privacy laws

The Belgian privacy commission has told Facebook to stop tracking the internet activities of people who have not registered with the site or have logged out, after a “staggering” report showed alleged breaches of EU privacy law.   “Facebook tramples on European and Belgian privacy laws”, the data protection authority said in a statement. “Facebook …

Appeals Court Rules that NSA Collection Of Phone Data Is Illegal

  A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the National Security Agency’s routine mass collection of Americans’ phone records and metadata is unlawful.   The three judges ruled that the NSA’s use of phone records “exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized” under the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was initially intended as …

Second Draft CWG-IANA Stewardship Proposal Out for Public Comment — April 24th Explanatory Webinar Scheduled

Late on the evening on April 22nd the CWG-Stewardship on the IANA Naming Functions issued its second Draft Proposal for a 28-day public comment period that closes on May 20th. Information about the Proposal can be found in a news announcement and at the public comment page.   ICANN has scheduled a 90-minute explanatory webinar …