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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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The dotcom contract and dangerous USG myopia

I am very tired so I have had to check what the new dotcom agreement – amended and then approved…

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What ISOC and Canada said to the US government

I’m beginning to bore myself going on about the NTIA meeting, but here are the two most important statements made…

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A brief history of American Internet madness

It really is extraordinary how a government’s philosophy can permeate a society. I have been following and writing about Internet…

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US government gets a Net kick in the teeth

I have finally finished my analysis of the 632 comments sent to the NTIA following its Notice of Inquiry over the continued role of ICANN as Internet overseer, and it’s going to come as a shock to the US government.

A remarkable 87.3 percent of comments that discussed the USG’s role said it should transition itself away from complete control to a more international body. ICANN fared little better: 63.4 percent of comments about it varied from critical to downright hostile.

Yes, I have bothered to go through every single comment, read every single word and do an analysis. The only analysis I didn’t do (and which now I cannot summon the energy to do) was to find out what percentage of the comments came from which region (mostly inside the US and outside the US) – so if someone wants to…

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US government swamped with Net user comments

Someone at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) is having a tedious first day back at work after the…

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US Net interference in one short story

Since I’m a professional journalist, and wannabe author, I hate to think that others are more capable of taking the…

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