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March, 2013

Spamhaus DDoS grows to Internet-threatening size

Last week, anti-spam organization Spamhaus became the victim of a large denial of service attack, intended to knock it offline and put an end to its spam-blocking service. By using the services of CloudFlare, a company that provides protection and acceleration of any website, Spamhaus was able to weather the stormand stay online with a […]

ALAC Submits Three New gTLD Objections for .health

The ALAC has completed its first “operations” activity as requested by the Board. The members of the At-Large New gTLD Review Group (RG) created a process, approved by the ALAC, to vet objections and draft the objection statements. This process sought input from the At-Large community, at the Regional At-Large Organization and ALAC levels, in […]

Verisign Blog Post: Multilingualism on the Internet and other key learnings from WSIS+10

Recently I joined a number of world leaders, policy makers, NGOs and other groups at the first World Summit on the Information Society review event, WSIS+10. The discussions focused on how we can all make progress toward achieving a truly multilingual, open Internet for everyone and establishing a knowledge-driven society. Hopefully, some of the key […]

CentralNic the registry partner of DotConnectAfrica Powers First New Top-Level Domains Announced by ICANN

According to a press release today by CentraNic which is One of the world’s pioneering domain registries, CentralNic provides registry services and strategic consultancy for new TLDs, ccTLDs and its own portfolio of 29 global domain extensions, Two Arabic-language Top-Level Domains (“TLDs”) applied for by The Ooredoo Group have been approved today by domain name […]

DotConnectAfrica says horrified and scandalized by the Independent Objector’s statements.

DCA says it will not accept a negative outcome of the GNP Evaluation if it were demonstrated that such an outcome has been unduly influenced by the views expressed by the ICANN Independent Objector    Even as the results of the Initial Evaluation and the outcome of the evaluation conducted by other specialized ICANN panels […]

Global e-commerce sales will top $1.25 trillion by 2013

Global business-to-consumer e-commerce sales will pass the 1 trillion euro ($1.25 trillion) mark by 2013, and the total number of Internet users will increase to approximately 3.5 billion from around 2.2 billion at the end of 2011, according to a new report by the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG), a U.K. online retail trade […]

When moving to IPv6, beware the risks

Opening up networks and systems to the next generation of Internet Protocols entails some risk, which agencies should be aware of and prepared to mitigate as they comply with Office of Management and Budget Mandates to enable IPv6. The National Institute of Standards and Technology identifies the likely risks and remedies in its Special Publication […]

Why the internet is fighting back on press regulations

Unsurprisingly for a proposal reportedly drawn up in the early hours of the morning on a diet of Kit Kats and compromise, there are countless flaws in the Royal Charter on press regulation. Whether it merits “statutory underpinning” or not,  the biggest, fundamental concern is one sentence, referring to which facets of the press will […]

Memorandum on the Trademark Clearinghouse “Strawman Solution” 20 March 2013

The Trademark Clearinghouse Strawman Solution was developed by community stakeholders in November 2012, and published for comment in December 2012. The discussion leading to the Strawman proposal was convened to address feedback and comments from several stakeholders in relation to the rights protection mechanisms in the New gTLD Program. The intention in holding these discussions […]

Objections To ICANN New gTLD’s Will Not Be Fully Posted Until Mid-April

The official ICANN objection period for the new gTLD’s closed on March 13th, however, ICANN stated that it will not post all objections across all Dispute Resolution Service Providers until mid-April “”The period for filing formal objections to new generic Top-Level Domains began on 13 June 2012 and closed on 13 March 2013 at 23:59 […]