ICANN Moves Forward with gTLDs at Durban Meetings

ICANN Considering Scrapping “Who Is” System An ICANN report has concluded that the current WHOIS system of giving every user the same anonymous public access to (too often inaccurate) gTLD registration data—should be abandoned. Instead, the EWG recommends a paradigm shift whereby gTLD registration data is collected, validated and disclosed for permissible purposes only, with some…

ICANN gTLD Status

June 23, 2012 – ICANN Reveal Day  Announced That 1,930 GTLD Applications Had Been Filed Early Warning Conplaints 242 Complaints Issued December 20, 2012 – Lottery for Priority Considerations Drawing for priority consideration.  No english language gTLD in top 100. Ironically, the same month that the Pope joined the Twitterverse, the Catholic church’s application for…

UDRP 101 For Single Domain Disputes

UDRP Calendar Day 1:   COMPLAINT FILED Day 20: RESPONSE DUE Day 25: COMPLAINANT’S ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION (optional) DAY 30: RESPONDENT’S REPLY (optional) DAY 35: PANEL APPOINTED DAY 49: PANEL DECISION DAY 52: COMMUNICATION TO PARTIES DAY 62: DOMAIN NAME TRANSFERRED IF COMPLAINANT SUCCESSFUL Principal Arbitration Providers National Arbitration Forum (NAF) World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)…

Western Nations Refuse to Accept ITU Net Proposal: Has Cyber Cold War Begun?

Western Nations Refuse to Accept Divided ITU Proposal Has Cyber Cold War Begun? Ignoring repeated objections from the United States, Canada and EU nations, the International Telecommunications Union continued to press forward at the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT-12) with a proposal that would open the door to UN regulation of the internet. Despite “resolute” opposition,…

Top Story: ICANN’S Book of Revelations

ICANN’S REVEAL DAY What Are the New gTLDs and What Does it All Mean  Wednesday  is what ICANN labeled as “Reveal Day,” for the moment when it announced the applicants who paid the $185,000 application fee for 1,409 new generic top level domains (gTLDs) in what some where calling the “greatest internet landgrab in history.”  One…

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley (in HuffPost)

Bridging the D.C.-Silicon Valley Divide in Napa Valley   June 11, 2012 As in past years, the Sixth Tech Policy Summit held in serene Napa Valley highlights the very Silicon Valley-Washington divide which it seeks to bridge. While the SOPA fight, the passage of the CROWDFUND Act and greater tech engagement on Capitol Hill are…

Ted’s Tubes: ICANN, Online Dating, Passwords and Cyber-Censorship

 Commerce Department Rejects ICANN Bid for Long-Term Contract The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which has managed internet domains since 1998 under contract with the U.S. Department of Commerce has failed in its bid to win a long-term extension but instead won only a six-month reprieve as DOC announced it had “received…

Ted’s Tubes: Cyber Security, ICANN XXX Suit and Canadian Spam Law

Cyber Security: Utility False Alarm is a Warning Reports that a Springfield, Illinois water station pump failure was due to Russian hackers are now being disputed by the Department of Homeland Security, which is also investigating another hacking incident involving a Texas utility.    The incident, however, raises concerns about alleged weak security at critical…

TOP STORIES

  TOP STORIES:  THE BATTLE OVER THE INTERNET NET NEUTRALITY KILL SWITCHES AND ICANN   In December, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski moved forward on formalizing the FCC’s 2004 net neutrality principles. The response was immediate. Verizon and Metro PCS rushed to file legal challenges to the rules but the FCC has moved…

Ted’s Tubes: Internet at 40, ICANN Independence, Click Fraud and Intl Update

From 9/21 Cyber Report Internet Turns 40! On September 2, 1969 the first two ARPAnet computers were linked and began exchanging meaningless data.  This evolved to the Internet and the ultimate exchange of meaningless data — Twitter.  Today there are nearly 1.7 billion Internet users representing 1 in 4 people on the planet — that’s…