News by ‘Anthony D. Curtis’

ICANN publishes the new gTLD contention sets identified by the string similarity review

ICANN has published the contention sets identified by the string similarity review for applications submitted as part of the new gTLD Program. The full list of contention sets are posted here: PDF [162 KB], CSV [65 KB] or from the Applicants’ Corner page on the...

The Next Steps for U.S. Internet Regulation

Brookings, the D.C.-based think tank, just published The Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21st Century, the last word to date on Internet regulation written by telecom experts Robert Litan and Hal Singer. If you’re interested in the subject, this...

Federal Council adopts internet domain name strategy

Switzerland’s Federal Council ad adopted a strategy for handling internet domain names. The Council hopes this strategy will ensure better protection of its own interests and those of Switzerland in the area of domain names. It has outlined the kinds of names which are particularly...

RIPE NCC to Host Arab IGF MAG Meeting and Open Consultation

At the invitation of the Arab Internet Governance Forum (Arab IGF) Secretariat, the RIPE NCC and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE will co-host two preparatory events in Dubai this March for the second Arab IGF: an Open Consultation and a meeting of...

Fallout From Contention Sets: .Law/.Lawyer; .Hotel/.Hotels; .Car/.Cars & Many More

Now that ICANN has stuck to its guns and only placed 4 new gTLD’s strings that look confusingly similar into contention sets, rather than those that sound identical, such as .inc and .ink or those that have the same meaning like .Law and .Lawyer or...

Top Product Launches At Mobile World Congress

The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), currently underway in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the most important dates on the consumer technology calendar. Mobile operators, manufacturers and device creators from all over the world come to showcase their technology. Most companies also take the opportunity...

Creating Mobile Apps Now Easier

Once of the many applications to launch at this year’s Mobile World Congress aims to make app development even easier. Dutch company AppMachine launched their offering to the world, providing internet users with an easier way to create apps..source

Microsoft Releases Next-Generation Office 365 For Business

Barely a month after unveiling its new Office and Office 365 Home Premium for consumers, Microsoft has launched a major update to its Microsoft Office 365 services for business..source

Top Product Launches At Mobile World Congress

The annual Mobile World Congress (MWC), currently underway in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the most important dates on the consumer technology calendar. Mobile operators, manufacturers and device creators from all over the world come to showcase their technology. Most companies also take the opportunity...

Tweaking Africa’s Mobile Profile To Sustain Growth

The importance of bringing Africa’s mobile market up to speed with global counterparts was a hot topic of discussion at a session during the annual Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona. During a panel discussion, MTN Group CEO Sifiso Dabengwa and Bharti Airtel CEO...