Correlation between country governance regimes and the reputation of their Internet (IP) address allocations

We recently analyzed the reputation of a country’s Internet (IPv4) addresses by examining the number of blacklisted IPv4 addresses that geolocate to a given country. We compared this indicator with two qualitative measures of each country’s governance. We hypothesized that countries with more transparent, democratic govermental institutions would harbor a smaller fraction of misbehaving (blacklisted) …

Cross-party support for Internet seminar series

  Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum will this week convene for the first of a series of seminars exploring the twists and turns of the global Internet landscape.   Organised by InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc), the Parliamentary Internet Forum seminar on Wednesday will focus on ‘who controls the Internet’ with former …

AfDB Launches Open Data Platforms for 20 African Countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Open Data Platform program is part of the AfDB’s …

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 …

ICANN Board Recommendation to AUC prejudicial to DotConnectAfrica’s .africa application!

DCA Trust considers this as a very serious aberration that is inimical to the new gTLD application for .africa that it has submitted Says DotConnectAfrica in its response to ICANN, as a matter of procedure while responding to the early warning issues that have been raised in the 17 duplicate warnings by African countries as …