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Il y a 6 hours 51 min

ICANN today announced that its Board has extended the contract of Fadi Chehadé, President and Chief Executive Officer, by two more years.

"I'm glad to be able to expend my energy and passion towards ICANN's noble mission and great public responsibility," said Chehadé. With focus, diligence and hard work, we will...

Il y a 8 hours 46 min

In the seminal 1968 paper "The Tragedy of the Commons" , Garrett Hardin introduced the world to an idea which eventually grew into a household phrase. In this blog article I will explore whether Hardin's tragedy applies to anti-spoofing and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in the Internet...

Il y a 12 hours 11 min

The worldwide smartphone market grew 23.1% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), establishing a new single quarter record of 295.3 million shipments, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Following a very strong first quarter,...

Il y a 15 hours 13 min

What does "RIP" stand for?

I thought "RIP" stood for "Rest In Peace". I thought it was an acronym used in English only and a TLD that would be understood by the next generation; because no one would ever register such a domain name ending in .RIP today.

When you say "RIP", it makes you think of death…

I have also said that such a TLD was...

Il y a 15 hours 33 min

Hi everyone,

The Ninth IGF Annual Meeting takes place Tuesday 02 September to Friday 05 September, with exciting events taking place before, during and after the formal meeting. I assume you will be attending -- therefore,...

Il y a 1 day 2 hours

If web address registrations are any indication (and they may not be), the hundreds of new Internet domains (where .guru competes with .com and .berlin intrudes on .de) are seeing slow, but steady success. By one count, there are about 2 million new online addresses. Slow and steady may wind up being the best business model, but if the...

Il y a 2 days 10 hours

In the ongoing war for mobile messaging dominance and "what will replace SMS”, Facebook has decided to annoy a serious part of their user base and force all mobile users to move to Facebook's separate Messenger app. In a short period of time, you will be forced to install the Messenger app if you want to send messages to Facebook friends while using your iOS or...

Il y a 2 days 12 hours

ICANN has filed its initial response to writs of attachment issued by U.S. Courts that seek to have ICANN transfer control of the country code top level domains (ccTLDs) of Iran, Syria and North Korea to plaintiffs in various legal actions. The lawsuits were brought under a U.S. law that permits victims of terrorism and their family survivors to seek the assets of governments that provided...

Il y a 2 days 16 hours

AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Program 2014 – 2016: Open for Applications  …


Il y a 3 days 13 hours

The cloud cuts both ways; while the ability to spin up compute power on demand has empowered even small businesses to compete on a global scale, this same flexibility has led to a significant amount of "cloud sprawl." According to Tech Radar, 61 percent of companies...