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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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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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IIA Net Visionary 2013

Honoured and Humbled

Last Friday evening Gianni, Conn and I headed up to Dublin for the IIA NetVisionary awards ceremony. We were sponsoring a category, so I’d planned on being there. As the evening drew to a close Joan, the IIA’s CEO, took to the stage to announce the overall Net Visionary award. As she worked her way […]

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