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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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Domaining Spain 2014

Domaining Spain 2014 Here We Come

Domaining Spain is being held again this year in Valencia. And I’m delighted to be both speaking on several panels as well as moderating several more. Last year’s conference had a very good turnout and there were some excellent sessions covering a broad range of topics. This year, now that new TLDs are a reality, […]

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Helping Keep The Internet Clean

A clean and crime free internet would be a good thing. Unfortunately, as we all know, the current reality is quite different and there is a constant onslaught of junk assaulting us all. Be it spam, malware, scams or anything else, there’s a lot of nasty behaviour being conducted online. Is it all bad? No […]

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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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NamesCon Las Vegas January 2014

Talking IDNs, ccTLDs and ICANN in Vegas

Later this week I’ll be heading off to Las Vegas for the first event of 2014 – NamesCon. It’s the first time that NamesCon is being held and I’m really looking forward to it. Why? Because it’s not one of these “over the top” and “uber expensive” conferences that cost and arm and a leg […]

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