35 U.S. Senators led by John Thune and Marco Rubio demand answers on ICANN transition

Apr 02 2014 Thune, Rubio Demand Answers from Administration on Internet Transition Washington, D.C.  U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and 33 of their Senate Republican colleagues today sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of Commerce Larry Strickling, head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), seeking clarification regarding the recent …

Breaking: House Republicans draft bill to block Internet oversight transition

  A group of House Republicans in a press release introduced a bill Thursday that would prohibit the Obama administration from moving forward with its announced plans to relinquish oversight of the technical side of the Internet’s Web address system.   “America shouldn’t surrender its leadership on the world stage to a ‘multistakeholder model’ that’s …

Kathryn C. Brown is New ISOC CEO

Brown succeeds Lynn St. Amour, stepping down after 15 years with Internet Society   [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland – 19 December 2013] – The Internet Society announced today the appointment of Kathryn C. Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 1 January 2014. Ms. Brown brings more than 30 years of experience to …

ICANN on Africa’s Internet Market and Hub Offices: Interview with Brad White, ICANN’s Director of Global Media Affairs

Africa is increasingly becoming a key player in global business and essential resources like the internet will definitely be forming a critical part of this growth. At the end of 2012, Africa’s internet penetration rate was quoted as heading to 16%. While this is quite low compared to global rates, the continent has witnessed a …

Keeping the Internet free

INTERNET FREEDOM is not something to be taken lightly, as anyone who has tried to gain access to forbidden sites in China will tell you. The countries that would like to censor Internet content, including Russia, China, Iran and others, were eager read more

DotConnectAfrica Relentlessly Fights For the Interests of Users & Registrants as Government Plots to Block its .Africa Application

I read this recent article by DomainNewsAfrica on the push by a vested group to support a government managed .africa initiative at IGF Baku and oppose to the DCA .africa application, and thought I will also  share my point of view.    Then, before I  even send out this article, I read that the action …