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ICANN: Interisle Appointed to Conduct RSSAC Review

ICANN has appointed Interisle Consulting Group, LLC to conduct an independent review of the Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC). Selection of the Independent Examiner The selection of an independent examiner is performed in accordance with ICANN‘s procurement process. All submitted proposals were carefully evaluated against selection criteria developed in collaboration with the RSSAC, including: [...] Continue reading


South Korea bans ICO’s

It looks like South Korea has joined China in banning ICO’s. Reuters reports that regulators are banning the raising of money through all forms of virtual currencies, SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s financial regulator on Friday said it will ban raising money through all forms of virtual currencies, a move that follows similar restrictions in [...] Continue reading

Morgan Linton

Working in tech can mean many things. The question is – do you want to be a Founder, Executive, or Employee?

Spend any time in San Francisco and you’ll find that just about everyone that you bump into works in tech. While many people work in tech both here (I’m in SF right now) and in many other cities that have become startup hubs like Boston, LA, and New York, “working in tech” can mean a [...] Continue reading


Why Homegrown Subscriber ID Solutions Limit Problem Solving

Most service providers are aware that there needs to be a simple, fast way to identify subscribers. Unfortunately, in reality, mapping IP addresses back to subscribers for identification purposes — such as lawful interception requests or acceptable use policy violations — can be complicated. It usually involves analyzing data sets, completing manual audits, or reliance [...] Continue reading

Websites still don’t recognize all New gTLD email addresses

Today, the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) released two reports aimed at measuring the state of popular browsers and websites and their ability to handle all domain names – including new, longer, or non-Latin top-level domain names (TLDs) or non-Latin email addresses. The “Evaluation of Websites for Acceptance of a Variety of Email Addresses” report [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Verisign files patent app for Thick Whois with privacy compliance

Verisign patent application covers handling European Union compliance. A figure from Verisign’s patent application that describes a way to offer privacy-compliant Whois. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how domain name Whois services are delivered starting next year (podcast). In some cases, including .com, the burden as of now will fall [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Geonetry wants patent for leasing domains based on geography

But tenants and landlords can be challenging. Minneapolis company Geonetry wants to patent a way for domain owners to lease or sell subdirectories of their domain names on a geographic basis. The company filed a U.S. patent application (pdf) for a Method and Apparatus for Registering Web Domain Sections. Specifically, the patent refers to allowing [...] Continue reading

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