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ICANN 49 Singapore Preview

Three times a year the ICANN Community meets for a public meeting. The meetings are free to attend and most sessions are completely open to the public. You don’t need to be “special” to attend and there’s several opportunities for people to share their opinions at the microphone if they so wish. You also don’t […]

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US Government To Transition Key Technical Functions

A lot of Internet Governance isn’t “sexy” or “exciting”. A lot of it is meetings, conference calls and emails discussing quite abstract concepts. However, from time to time, there are big historic events that capture the world’s attention. Last Friday evening the US government made one such announcement. Up until now the US government has […]

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ICANT Cope With ICANN!

I’m angry, frustrated and unhappy. Why? Due to ICANN. ICANN has put us and other European Union based registrars in an utterly ridiculous situation. We are expected to ask ICANN for permission to comply with Irish and EU data privacy law. Or put another way,  an Irish company is obliged to jump through hoops with a […]

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Rebooting Whois

As regular readers probably know, I spend quite a bit of my time working on Internet policy related matters. Some of it may appear incredibly boring, but it matters. (If you really want me to explain why it matters I’d be happy to do so!) Since earlier this year I’ve been part of a small […]

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ICANN 46 Beijing

We’re Off To ICANN 46 Beijing

Starting this weekend is the 46th ICANN public meeting. We’ll be attending, as usual, and I’ll be doing a followup post later today to give you a taste of what the meeting is about in terms of “key” topics. The 46th ICANN meeting is being held in China, in Beijing. It’s the first ICANN meeting […]

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