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The IANA Transition Cannot Be Held Hostage

Back in March 2014 the US government, via the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is part of the US Department of Commerce, signalled that it was ready to decouple the US government from the IANA functions. While the announcement from NTIA may have come as a surprise to some, it was something that had been […]

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Brands, Trademarks, Domains & ICANN

Earlier today I was on a panel at the INTA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. It’s my first time attending an INTA event, so I’ve been fascinated by it all so far. The panel was very interesting, as we all came from slightly different viewpoints. Nick Wood, from Valideus, raised some very valid concerns about […]

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Heading to Austin for #SXSW

Like last year I’ll be in heading to Austin again for SXSW. This year I’m an official speaker and I’ll be on a panel looking at ICANN, the IANA transition away from the US government and attempt to debunk some of the common myths and theories. The session is entitled: Giving the Internet Away? ICANN […]

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ICANN 55 Next Week In Marrakech

As you may know, ICANN holds three public meetings every year. The most recent one, ICANN 54, was held in Dublin ie. just up the road! Remember the numbers from that one? So the next meeting is being held in Marrakech, Morocco. It starts “officially” next Saturday, though I will need to head over on Thursday […]

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#ICANN54 By The Numbers

ICANN’s 54th public meeting officially closed yesterday afternoon, though there are still several meetings being held today and tomorrow.. Several of our staff were at the meeting throughout the week, both attending various sessions as well as holding meetings with partners. We were also involved with the gala on Monday night, which seems to have […]

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Welcome to Dublin, ICANN. The Party’s On Us!

At Blacknight, we’re excited about ICANN 54. It’s not often that 2,500 geeks show up in our capital city looking to talk about domains, IP addresses and Internet governance. We’ve been enthusiastic participants at ICANN meetings around the globe, and our CEO Michele Neylon currently chairs the ICANN Registrar Stakeholder Group. We’re excited because we’re finally getting a chance […]

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Warmup Discussion For ICANN54

Yesterday evening I was on a panel at the ICANN 54 “pre-event” organised by INEX and ICANN in the Dean Hotel in Dublin. It was an interesting event with a fairly lively discussion. Karlin Lillington, from the Irish Times, was the event moderator and did a fantastic job of teasing out some of the key […]

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