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DNS Magic Behind the Scenes

DNS. It’s not exciting or particularly interesting for most businesses. Yet you all use the DNS every single day when you browse the internet, send emails or use apps on your mobile phone or tablet. DNS is the internet’s address book system and when it’s working you shouldn’t care about it, but if there’s a […]

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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

Facebook is Celebrating Internaut Day – Should We?

We’ve already celebrated the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. On 12 March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee submitted his original proposal for a distributed system of hyperlinked documents on the internet. Just over two years later, the web went public, when Berners -Lee began posting details of The WWW Project on newsgroups, beginning on 6 August 1991. […]

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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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SXSW 2016

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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