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Apple’s Encryption Looks Safe as U.K. Commons Passes Spy Bill

The U.K. House of Commons on Tuesday passed a controversial bill giving spy agencies the power to engage in bulk surveillance and computer hacking. Read more here

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The Tangled Web: A Case Against New gTLDs by Joseph P. Smith III

The Tangled Web: A Case Against New gTLDs by Joseph P. Smith III

Is the “dot-com” era over as we know it? On June 13, 2012, ICANN revealed the list of applied-for new gTLDs. TLDs are the words at the end of a website’s address, such as .  ICANN is a non-profit organization responsible for managing the Internet’s system of unique identifiers, including domain names. ICANN describes itself as the definer of “policies for how the ‘names and numbers’ of the Internet should run.” It is...

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ICANN: New gTLD Auction Proceeds

ICANN: New gTLD Auction Proceeds

Auctions are the mechanism of last resort to resolve string contention within the New gTLD Program. ICANN expects that most string contention will be resolved through other means before reaching an Auction conducted by ICANN’s authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC. However, there is a possibility that significant funding will accrue as a result of several Auctions. Auction proceeds will be reserved and earmarked until...

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ICANN: New gTLD Program Auctions – Updated Auction Schedule

ICANN: New gTLD Program Auctions – Updated Auction Schedule

The Auction Schedule is updated as of 11 August 2014. This version is updated to reflect the 2015 Auction Dates for January, February, and March. Also reflected is the finalization of the Name Collision Occurrence Management Framework as it pertains to the Auction Schedule. Because the Framework is now finalized, postponement requests on this basis will no longer be accommodated. View the updated Auction Schedule as of 11 August 2014 [PDF,...

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DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce…

DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Accountability by Philip Corwin, Internet Commerce…

It is now being broadly acknowledged that, as expressed unanimously by all GNSO constituencies at the recent ICANN London meeting, “as part of the IANA transition, the multi-stakeholder community has the opportunity and responsibility to propose meaningful accountability structures that go beyond just the IANA-specific accountability issues”. In a July 22 nd Keynote Address at the American Enterprise Institute, NTIA head Lawrence...

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