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Delegates to ICANN54 were entertqained by Riverdance at the Convention Centre Dublin this morning

Minister Expresses Support for IANA Stewardship Transition

The Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD, has expressed Ireland’s support for both the multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and the IANA Stewardship Transition today, during the Opening Ceremony of ICANN’s 54th Public Meeting. The meeting, taking place in Dublin, has convened members of the global ICANN community to discuss and develop […]

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Dublin Meeting a Key Milestone for ICANN – Jean-Jacques Sahel [Audio]

Jean-Jacques Sahel is our guest on today’s podcast. He’s the Regional Vice-President Europe at ICANN, which is bringing 2,500 delegates to Dublin for its first major meeting in Ireland next week. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 21:12; 12MB; MP3. ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers […]

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.CLOUD Top Level Domain Launches Pioneer Programme [Audio]

Francesco Cetraro is our guest on today’s podcast. He’s Head of Registry Operations for the new .CLOUD Top Level Domain. Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 15:50; 9MB; MP3. ‘Cloud’ is a buzz-word of our time – and with good reason. The Network is the Computer has long been […]

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What the hell is the root zone?

We’ve interviewed several of the key players in new TLDs over the last couple of years, as well as talking quite a bit about domain names and the DNS. But what exactly is the “root zone”? What are “root servers”? Why do they matter? Why does anyone care? With so much talk about IANA and […]

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ICANN’s Dave Piscitello talks about Name Collisions [Audio]

In today’s podcast (31:52, 19MB, MP3), Conn is joined by Dave Piscitello, Vice President of Security and ICT coordination at ICANN. We talked a bit about new TLDs on yesterday’s show: about 1400 new generic Top Level Domains will be introduced as part of the current ICANN programme.  This is good – but it could pose […]

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Vienna has the first city TLD: .WIEN

Kevin Murphy at Domain Incite reports that the first city TLD went live on DNS on Friday.  .WIEN is the domain name for the city of the same name – known in English as Vienna. Registration for .wien will be open to those who “can demonstrate that they have an economic, cultural, historical, social or any […]

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Four New Generic Top Level Domains Go Live

It’s been years in the making, but today the companies behind 4 new generic Top Level Domains are celebrating their launch.  ICANN has announced that the following four gTLDs are cleared to proceed to DNS delegation: 游戏(xn--unup4y) – Chinese for “game(s)” сайт (xn--80aswg) – Cyrillic for “site” онлайн (xn--80asehdb) – Cyrillic for “online” شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) […]

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