.ORG Pricing and .PRI

We Will Not Raise Prices Unreasonably, Says .ORG Operator The operator of the .ORG top-level domain, Public Interest Registry (PIR), issued a statement assuring its community of registrants that it “not raise prices unreasonably.” Also, it has no specific plans for any price increases. The response comes following concerns raised by various groups and individuals concerned about ICANN’s removal of […]


Huawei Says They Are Willing to Sign No-Spy Agreements With Governments

 Huawei’s chairman Liang Hua told reporters the company would sign no-spy agreements with governments as a response to United States’ pressure on Europe to bar the Chinese telecommunications company over spying concerns. “We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves to making our equipment meet the no-spy, no-backdoors standard,” […]


Internet Hall of Fame

Do you know of someone who has made the Internet better in some way who deserves more recognition? Maybe someone who has helped extend Internet access to a large region? Or wrote widely-used programs that make the Internet more secure? Or maybe someone who has been actively working for open standards and open processes for […]


ARIN Wins Legal Case

https://www.news-journal.com/ap/national/arin-wins-important-legal-case-and-precedent-against-fraud/article_ceb57140-e574-5355-a8b3-c8f8c70a439e.html CENTREVILLE, Va., May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The American Registry for Internet Numbers, Ltd. (ARIN) defeated an elaborate multi-year scheme to defraud the Internet community of approximately 735,000 IPv4 addresses, has successfully required the return of all the addresses, and stopped the defrauding party from continuing their scheme. The emergent IPv4 address transfer market and […]

IDRC Research

Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness Index

Oxford Insights Government AI Readiness Index (a webinar) tomorrow May15th 1400 UTC If you would like to attend please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai4d-knowledge-webinar-introducing-the-2019-government-ai-readiness-index-tickets-61173926862 Description Technologies have had an undeniable impact on improving living standards, connecting us together, and increasing productivity. With the right policies and institutional arrangements, governments can ensure that the benefits of artificial intelligence are […]


ICANN 65 Preview

Striking a delicate balance:  Internet policy work at the global level Pre ICANN 65 (Marrakesh) briefing The Internet is a global system. So policies about safety, security, reliability as well as issues such as cooperation with various governance and legal systems in different  jurisdictions must take place in an international context. Are you ever curious […]