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A Critical Moment for the Future of the Internet

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2016 | Technology

The Internet, the greatest invention of our generation -- several generations in fact -- is in many ways a reflection of the American Dream. It's vast and open, unlimited in its potential reach.

Towards a Truly Global Single Digital Market

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2016 | Business

Europe is in the midst of a messy negotiation on how to build a single digital market -- putting all 28 members of the E.U. under one set of rules. The potential benefits are clear: Consumers will gain access to new services, regulations can be made more consistent and growth enhanced by market norms.

Obama Heroically Wages Internet War, But Misses World Wide Web Target

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.12.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Obama's speech focused on a free and open Internet within our borders that doesn't speed up or slow down content delivery. What's interesting about Monday's statement is for all its good, it turns the discussion away from a global perspective to a domestic one.


Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What we must have is a clear, enforceable, protected solution whereby ICANN does not fall under the influence of the colors of any country's flag or political leader.

US Senator Isn't A Fan Of '.Sucks' Web Address Plans

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

A high-ranking US senator urged Internet regulators Wednesday to pull the plug on a proposed online neighborhood for website addresses ending in ".suc...

Web Address Plan Provokes Rare Threat From U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology

* US government gives ICANN only temporary contract extension * Conflict of interest concerns around new domain programme ...

International Groups Call For Crackdown On Cybersquatters

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and 26 other international organizations are pressing the keepers of the In...

Alex Wagner

ICANN Opens Domain Naming: Is the 'Dot Com' Boom Over? | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced on Monday one of the most significant changes to Internet naming since "dot com" was...

Abandoning Internet Oversight

Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the United States has agreed to give up oversight of the ICANN, a non-profit organization loosely regulates the protocols of the Internet.

ICANN Domain Name Overseer Pressured To Loosen US Ties

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is invisible to the millions of people who use the World Wide Web, yet it helps hold the Internet together. Type in any address in your browser's ...