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“At no time until after it had rejected DCA’s application, did ICANN assert that the AUC had properly “withdrawn” its endorsement.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 …

Senators Cruz, Lankford, Lee, Duffy Continue Fighting IANA Transition

Send letter to NTIA to investigate apparent violation of federal law in preparation for Internet transition     WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), today sent a letter to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, questioning the agency’s …

US Court throws out ZACR as Non-Party to .Africa: Denies its Reconsideration, Moves on with DCA vs ICANN

DCA Trust has scored its 3rd victory in the .Africa case, this comes after a US court denied ICANN and ZACR’s Motion for Reconsideration regarding the Court’s Order that granted DCA Trust a Preliminary Injunction preventing ICANN from delegating .Africa until the case had been fully determined.     The court had on 14th June …

More Voices Against The IANA transition Plan That NTIA Endorsed

  Last week the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that the proposal developed by the global Internet multistakeholder community meets the criteria NTIA outlined in March 2014 when it stated its intent to transition the U.S. Government’s stewardship role for the Internet domain name system (DNS) technical functions, known as …

Thune Led Senate Committee to Hold Hearing on Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the IANA

The Senate Committee led by U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a full committee hearing titled “Examining the Multistakeholder Plan for Transitioning the Internet Assigned Number Authority” on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m, ET.   The hearing will examine the proposed transition …

ZACR CEO Declaration on .Africa biased, misleading, conclusory & without foundation, details DCA Trust

In support of its Motion to Reconsider and Vacate Preliminary Injunction Ruling, Defendant ZA Central Registry, NPC (“ZACR”) relied upon the Declaration of its current CEO Mokgabudi Lucky Masilela (“Masilela Decl.”). However,  DotConnectAfrica Trust fires back in opposition, via a response it filed on May 16th 2016 presenting detailed evidentiary objections to his declaration, some …