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For Jo, my dear friend

For Jo, my dear friend

Joanna Witt was my first love. She spotted me talking to someone her friend knew on the other side of…

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FCC Commissioner O’Rielly speech on Internet governance

Remarks of FCC Commissioner Michael O‚ÄôRielly Before the Federal Communications Bar Association April 1, 2014 Internet Governance and Freedom Let…

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What the US government said about IANA in Singapore

Two weeks ago, the US government announced it would transition its role in the IANA functions to the global Internet…

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ISOC hires Washington insider as new CEO

Kathy Brown pulls key Internet organization closer to US government The Internet Society has hired Washington insider Kathryn Brown as…

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ISOC CEO to be decided later this week

A crucial appointment for the future of Internet governance The new CEO of the Internet Society will be decided at…

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It should have been 2 out of 3. It ended up 1 out of 5

Looking back at my time in ICANN. While updating my personal website I came across some old articles. One sparked…

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Whistleblowing and ICANN

A curious email appeared in my inbox this morning. It was titled ‘Concerns at ICANN’, was addressed to the Board,…

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Is the dark side of new gTLDs starting to emerge?

Last week, I received a highly unusual email claiming that an article on my personal website was libellous and insisting…

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Who should control the Internet?

It is going to be a particularly crazy year in terms of Internet policy and governance, maybe even more than…

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