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18 hours 6 min ago

European TLD registry, EURid has announced that it is the first TLD Registry in Europe to be registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). "EURid has taken an environmentally responsible approach to operating .eu for many years. Our environmental policy is based on the principle of 'reduce, reuse and recycle' and...

3 days 16 hours ago

At APNIC Labs we've been working on developing a new approach to navigating through some of our data sets the describe aspects of IPv6 deployment, the use of DNSSEC and some measurements relating to the current state of BGP.

The intent of this particular set of data collections is to allow the data to be placed into a relative context, displaying comparison of the individual...

4 days 16 hours ago

Google has released a Doodle Video Animation of its VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vint Cerf, explaining inner workings of the Internet, formation of ICANN and the IANA transition.

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4 days 17 hours ago

ICANN 50 in London wrapped up in late June and proved to be an exciting and eventful conference. Discussion in London included hot topics such as Internet Governance and the IANA Functions Transition, as well as ongoing discussions regarding New gTLDs,...

5 days 16 hours ago

On March 27, 2014, shortly after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) March 14th announcement of its intent to transfer its counterparty status on ICANN's IANA functions contract to the global multistakeholder community, the conservative advocacy organization Americans for Limited Government (ALG) filed a Freedom of...

5 days 17 hours ago

Those who care about security and usability — that is, those who care about security in the real world — have long known that PGP isn't usable by most people. It's not just a lack of user-friendliness, it's downright user hostile. Nor is...

6 days 19 hours ago

The gains announced Monday include an additional 570,000 U.S. subscribers, slightly more than Netflix's management predicted. The quarter is typically the company's slowest of the year, as people spend more time outdoors instead of watching video. Netflix ended June with 36.2...

1 week 16 hours ago

The number of China's internet users going online with a mobile device — such as a smartphone or tablet — has overtaken those doing so with a personal computer (PC) for the first time, said the official China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on Monday. China's total number of internet users crept up 2.3 percent to 632 million by the end of June, from 618 million at...

1 week 17 hours ago

Today at 5:10pm EDT the IETF 90 Technical Plenary will be streamed live out of Toronto, Canada, at:

http://www.ietf.org/live/

After some initial reports, the technical focus will be on "Network topology and geography" — the abstract is:

Since network gear, links, and the nodes they connect must be in some specific...

1 week 17 hours ago

Catherine Saez and William New reporting in Intellectual Property Watch: "New generic top-level domain names seem set to be a constant source of discussions and dissension. The domain '.pharmacy' has been awarded to a United States pharmacy association with industry backing, stirring...