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GOP : ICANN violating the US Constitution

Republican lawmakers are asserting that the Obama administration’s plan to give up control of key Internet protocols, is a US Constitution violation. According to a letter sent to the US Accountability Office and signed by Republican politicians, because the US created and developed key elements of the Internet infrastructure, those are US property. Senators Chuck […]

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Did ICANN defy a Yemen “Travel Warning” issued by the U.S. Department of State ?

According to the U.S. Department of State, Yemen is on the “Travel Warning List” of countries that US citizens should avoid traveling to: “The Department urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Yemen and those U.S. citizens currently living in Yemen to depart. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Yemen issued on January 29, 2014. […]

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ICANN threatening acronyms and other desirable domain names

Canadian Domain investor, George Kirikos, has been following ICANN closely for more than a decade. Often commenting on upcoming changes and proposals requesting public feedback, George Kirikos is able to ‘read between the lines‘ and identify more or less visible issues, and often raises awareness to them. In an exchange that identified an issue with […]

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ICANN: ‘Training wheels off’ in a new global Internet governance advertisement

ICANN has been upping its game with regards to raising awareness about the proposed multistakeholder assumption of Internet governance. President and CEO, Fadi Chehadé, stated recently that the Internet is mature enough to let go of its “training wheels” – a clear reference to the anticipated end of stewardship by the US government. A new […]

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Poll: ICANN push for end of US Government involvement – Good or bad?

Two weeks ago, ICANN announced its intention to push for the end of the US government involvement in core Internet functions, with one purpose in mind: to discuss the transition period and the new overseeing body during ICANN49 in Singapore.   By doing so, the ICANN board, led by president and CEO Fadi Chehadé, presumably avoided […]

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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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