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Author Archives: kierenmccarthy

Why won’t my van start?

Why won’t my van start?

I need your help. And I am counting on you and the power of the Internet to fix an issue…

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ICANN public comments: a glacier moving in the wrong direction

I am both happy and depressed to see a public comment period open at ICANN talking about making changes to…

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Threatening faxes, dot-xxx and an angry Vint Cerf

One of the more bizarre situations I have found myself in while covering domain name system overseer ICANN, both outside…

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I wish [bang!] ICANN would [bang!] read its own [bang!] papers

Sorry to always be harping on about ICANN; it’s the not exactly the most important organisation in the world. But…

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United Nations continues to undermine Internet Governance Forum

The first preparatory meeting for the 2011 Internet Governance Forum has ended with a significant degree of uncertainty thanks to…

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Broken deadlines, broken bylaws, broken ICANN?

Where is ICANN’s 2010 Annual Report? It is typically produced at the end of the calendar year. The 2009 Report…

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USG Submission to the GAC Scorecard re New gTLDs

Background: At a meeting in December, the ICANN Board and GAC agreed to a special session to be held in…

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So what does that weird GAC wording actually mean?

UPDATE: The ICANN Board just published the minutes from its meeting on Tuesday and intriguingly it has formally “triggered” the…

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A damaged process and a damaged community

I haven’t written for a while. There’s usually two reasons for that: either I have been horribly over-worked, or I…

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