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Talking Human Rights and Business at the UN

Next week I’ll be in Paris for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The event, which is now in its 13th year, is held under the auspices of the United Nations, with this year’s edition being held in the UNESCO buildings in central Paris. The IGF tends to attract a varied group of people from government, […]

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Win a €500 Hotel Voucher – Take The First Step to Online Independence

To celebrate Ireland’s Internet Day on Thursday 25 October, and Blacknight’s sponsorship of Blog Awards Ireland, we’re giving away a €500 gift voucher for Ireland’s Blue Book of Hotels & Country Houses! Why? Because we’re nice like that. And because we have an important message for Ireland’s bloggers, businesses and anyone who finds opportunity online. […]

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ICANN Changing the DNS Root Crypto Keys Today

At 1600 UTC today (1700 Dublin time) ICANN will be doing a “key rollover” of the DNS root. What that means in plain English (and I’m really really simplifying this)  is that the underlying DNS root infrastructure that runs all domains around the world is getting an “oil change”. It won’t impact most internet users. […]

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IE Domain Registry will celebrate Ireland's Internet Day on October 25 in Gorey, Co Wexford, which has been chosen as Ireland's Digital Town 2018..

IEDR Announces ‘Digital Town’ Initiative for Internet Day 2018

IE Domain Registry has announced a new ‘Digital Town’ initiative for Internet Day 2018 which will be celebrated in Ireland on 25 October. The company, which manages the .IE national domain for Ireland, has selected Gorey, Co Wexford, as this year’s Digital Town. The Digital Town initiative seeks to highlight the economic, social and cultural benefits of […]

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Talking ICANN, GDPR and Domains in Rio

Next week I’ll be heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Domaining Americas. It’s the first time the event is being held, but hopefully it won’t be the last. I’ll be speaking on a couple of topics: ICANN – there’ll be a panel featuring myself, Daniel Fink from ICANN’s Latin American team and Olga Cavalli, […]

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