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United Nations official applauds the US government announcement to relinquish Internet control

The global party is already starting with the blessings of the US government; per the ICANN announcement of March 14th, the US will relinquish control of core Internet functions by September 2015. It feels as if the proverbial rug has been pulled from under the feet of those Americans whose taxes, time, ingenuity and volunteerism […]

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Philip Corwin on ICANN: Why the IANA Transition?

Philip S. Corwin is a Founding Principal of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC Law and Public Policy Firm. He also serves as Of Counsel to the IP-centric law firm of Greenberg & Lieberman, and as Strategic Advisor to the ICANN Sherpa DNS-focused consultancy. The views expressed in this article are solely his own. “Last weekend […]

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Fadi Chehadé on video: We no longer need the stewardship of the [US] government

Just three days ago, ICANN announced the “beginning of the end”, as it applies to the US government overseeing core Internet functions. ICANN also released an FAQ document related to the transition. In a video released the same day, ICANN CEO, Fadi Chehadé, states: “This is a moment of triumph. This is a moment, where […]

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FAQ: ICANN says the Internet user won’t notice any difference from transition

The announcement by ICANN of the end of the US government’s control over the Internet, came at an awkward time on Friday. Surely, those who oppose the US involvement in anything, have a reason to celebrate; while there is no concrete timeline for implementing the changes, there are many questions left to discuss. ICANN 49 […]

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Sedo pulls Example.com from its marketplace!

As we posted a few days ago, someone had managed to include the domain name Example.com in the Sedo marketplace. The domain name Example.com is reserved by the IANA, along with the .net and .org for testing purposes and it’s not active. It’s a mystery how Example.com was allowed to be listed on Sedo in […]

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Example.com listed for sale on Sedo

Example.com appears to have been listed for sale at the Sedo marketplace. Its “owner” is located in the UK and has been a Sedo member since 2007. The domain has received 3 offers via the Sedo contact form thus far, but don’t expect a transaction to consummate soon. As every savvy domainer knows, the domain […]

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Domain Dictator Dies Dramatic Death

North Korea’s Kim Jong Il has died – the long term dictator ruled North Korea for the past 17 years; in other words, the entire span of the commercial Internet so far! The Domain Dictator Kim Jong Il created a legendary Internet black hole in Asia by depriving the people of North Korea not only […]

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Dramatic IANA change announces the end of the ‘Dot’ com era

In a dramatic change that will affect the way things function on the Internet, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) announced today the news that will change an entire industry. “No longer will the ‘dot com’ and other TLDs be pronounced as such. It’s time to fix a long-standing issue that has been bugging us […]

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North Korea: We cut ties with the Internet!

One of the biggest technological black holes on the Internet is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – also known as North Korea. Ruled by the short, bespectacled dictator Kim Jong Il, North Korea has removed itself from the Internet map years ago. There are no private Internet service providers in North Korea. Kim Jong […]

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