News by ‘Anthony D. Curtis’

Facebook and Google Create Walled Gardens for Web Newcomers Overseas

With more than half the people in the world still not online, Facebook and Google are waging a battle to make sure that Internet newcomers get their first tastes of the Web from them. Each company is persuading wireless carriers in poor countries to offer...

300 UK domains pilfered, massive security lapse blamed

Exclusive What appears to be a glaringly obvious security hole has been blamed for the snatching of 300 domains hosted by one web-hosting firm last year, The Reg has discovered. A source told El Reg that anyone with a hosting package from 123-Reg, and hence...

Internet Providers Persuade FCC Panel Against Cybersecurity Recommendations

WASHINGTON—Big Internet providers seem to have talked their way out of unwelcome new recommendations on cybersecurity. Danny Yadron has specifics of how Internet providers oppose proposed cybersecurity measures put forth by an FCC panel. Photo: Getty Images. An original draft of a report by an...

African Union Cybersquatting a Continental Top Level Domain “.africa”

Africa has made the news once again, in the technology sector and as the most attractive continent in the world in terms of technology and business. It’s clearly the next emerging market with top tech and blue chip firms jostling to set up regional head...

ECommerce company Eyemagine found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

Company claimed rights to domain registered in 1996, well before it started using the name as a brand. Irvine, California eCommerce technology company Eyemagine Technology LLC has been found by the World Intellectual Property Organization to be guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. source

US-Congress receives request from DotConnectAfrica for a new gTLD Ombudsman to investigate and report on the existing illegality and irregularities on .africa

The new ICANN gTLD process has received quite unlikely request from an applicant for .africa string DotConnectAfrica which is headquartered in Mauritius, but has a strong base of representation in Kenya, Addis Ababa, California and the United Kingdom. DotConnectAfrica has applied to set up the registry...

Despite Pushback, ICANN on Track with TLDs

ICANN has been moving full-steam ahead under new CEO Fadi Cherhade, announcing that April 23rd will be the approval date for the first TLDs for delegation. Once recommended for delegation, an applicant must pass a technical test and sign a Registry agreement with ICANN, which...

Group mentality and ICANN GAC Advice: Another case of African misdirected and treacherous destiny

Is Africa falling to another trap of group mentality and uninformed choices? Traditionally nations and especially when taken as continents have been known to take collective decisions. Just recently in the WCIT Dubai, there was mass failure of the delegates to agree on a treaty...

URS and National Arbitration Forum information

Pricing not set, but technology paved the way for inexpensive service. Last week ICANN announced that it appointed The National Arbitration Forum as an administrator of the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). URS is a faster and cheaper way to take down an infringing domain...

ICANN approves Internet domain expansion in 2013

Hundreds of Internet address suffixes to rival “.com” should be available for people and businesses to use by the end of the year, the head of an Internet oversight agency said Monday. The initial ones, expected in mid-2013, will likely be in Chinese and other...