‘TECH’ News

Time to Take Stock: Twelve Internet and Jurisdiction Trends in Retrospect

With the growing tension between the cross-border Internet and the patchwork of national jurisdictions, it becomes crucial to keep track of key global trends that drive the debate on appropriate frameworks. One year ago, the Internet & Jurisdiction Project initiated a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process...

Kroes warns against possible ‘digital cold war’

Commission vice-president for the digital agenda Neelie Kroes has warned that attempts to reorganise the governance of the internet could lead to a “digital cold war”. Kroes, in a speech read on her behalf by Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake, told a Parliament Magazine roundtable on...

Confronting a new Cold War – on the Internet

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton posed the problem precisely: “How do you get tough with your banker?” The exchange was with another diplomat, but the topic was well known: How does the United States stop China from cyberattacks on American businesses, universities and all...

The Generic Domain Name Opulence.com Hit With UDRP

The domain name Opulence.com has been hit with a UDRP. With almost 8,000,000 references in Google opulence is a dictionary word that has been registered since at least 2000 according to Domaintools.com The domain name was owned until recently by  Opulence Communications Ltd of the...

ICANN publishes domain name disputes list

ICANN has published a list of domain names that their owners, or applicants to new domain names, are disputing with others because of potential confusion among web users on grounds of similarity. ICANN has published a list of domain names that their owners, or applicants...

Amazon pushes for cloud dominance; will ICANN give in?

Amazon is on a land grab mission. Is the industry going to sit back and let it call the shots over the .cloud domain? The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has many roles; coordination of Internet Protocol address space and the management...

Brand gTLD Strategies: Evolution of TV and Internet Content Distribution

Most people access the majority of their television content from a cable box or satellite provider hooked up to their flat screens, but those days are likely numbered. With many savvy media, sports, and entertainment companies preparing for the upcoming expansion of the Internet and...

A New Track with New G’s

by Brad White ICANN, on March 13, 2013 I am writing these words on a train en route back home to Washington from New York City and I’m happy to report that the train is moving just a tad faster than development of the new...

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...

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...