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Universal Acceptance is the Challenge for the International Internet [Audio]

This week on the Blacknight Podcast we talk to Don Hollander, Secretary General of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Click on the player below to play the podcast, or download it here: 21:12; 12MB; MP3.   Regular readers and listeners will know that ICANN is the international […]

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ICANN 60 the GDPR Post-Mortem

I predicted that the ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi last week would be dominated by discussions centring around GDPR. I was proven correct. Sure, there were other items on the agenda, some that took me and other attendees a little by surprise. But the topic that dominated the meeting was GDPR. With the clock ticking […]

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How Aware Are People Of New Domain Extensions?

Earlier this year ICANN commissioned a study to see how aware consumers are of  domain name extensions, both “legacy” ones like .com and .org and the new ones such as .tech, .online etc.,. The results make for interesting reading: More than half of respondents (52 percent) were aware of at least one new gTLD. Awareness […]

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ICANN Helsinki: Quick Post-mortem and Some Numbers

Last week I was in Helsinki for the ICANN meeting. ICANN 56 was the first meeting organised using ICANN’s new meeting format. So instead of it being 6 days + of meetings and sessions, the “policy forum” essentially ran from Sunday afternoon until Thursday afternoon, with the bulk of activity focussed between Monday and Thursday. […]

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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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