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Speaking At IGF Spain

I’m spending this week in Barcelona and Madrid. As I mentioned a couple of days ago the APWG meeting is being held in Barcelona, so I’ve been attending some of its sessions. Tomorrow, however, I’ll be attending and speaking at the Spanish IGF. What exactly is the IGF? It’s the “internet governance forum”, so it’s […]

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We Treat All our Business Equally

Equality & Love Win

Last Friday the Irish people went to the polls. We had been asked to vote on a change to our constitution. A few words. Nothing more, nothing less. But the change that was being contemplated was more than just a few words. For thousands of Irish citizens the proposed change would recognise them as being […]

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Save The Link!

Links. They are what drive the web. The humble link is how we connect one website to another, how we share those funny cat videos, those emotional moments, the stories of the day. If it’s on the web then you need a link to reach it (somehow). But what if you had to get permission […]

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Stop Demonising Encryption and Privacy

Governments. The Internet. Freedom. Privacy. Security. When you put all of those terms together it’s usually because they’ve had yet another head-on collision. In the UK David Cameron and his colleagues seem to be hellbent on breaking the internet by banning encryption. In order for online business to prosper the internet needs to be as secure […]

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IEDR Policy Committee Is Go!

I’ve been an outspoken and very vocal critic of the IEDR in the past. I’d be lying if I said otherwise. So the news that I’ve been elected to the new IEDR Policy Advisory Committee is probably a bit of a surprise to some. The .ie registrars are able to elect up to four representatives […]

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ICANN 51 Los Angeles preview

What’s Hot At #ICANN51?

ICANN’s 3rd public meeting of 2014 takes place in Los Angeles. Officially the meeting opens on Monday 12th October but, as usual, there’s plenty going on in the days leading up to the official opening ceremony. I’m currently Chair of the Registrar Stakeholder Group within ICANN. It’s the representative body for ICANN accredited registrars worldwide, […]

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When Whois Policy and Local Law Collide ..

I’ve written quite a bit about privacy and the implications that various rules and policies can have on it in the past. It’s a topic that concerns everyone, not just industry. We are an Irish based company. We are, therefore, obliged to operate in compliance with Irish law. We cannot choose to ignore some of […]

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