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  • joly 3:52 pm on 11/16/2016 Permalink | Reply
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    WEBCAST TODAY: Shadow Regulation @SFBayISOC @EFF #netfreedom #ICANN 

    LivestreamToday Wednesday November 16 2016 the Internet Society San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (SFBayISOC) will present Shadow Regulation. keynote speakers from the EFF, Mitch Stoltz and Jeremy Malcolm will be taking us through Shadow Regulation and discussing the regulation of Internet content through ICANN and the domain name system (DNS). The event will be webcast live on the Internet Society Livestream Channel.

    What: Shadow Regulation
    Where: EFF, San Francisco
    When: Wednesday November 16 2016 6pm PST | 02:00 UTC | 9pm EST
    Webcast: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/SFBayISOC
    Twitter: #SFBayISOC https://twitter.com/hashtag/SfBayIsoc

  • joly 11:26 pm on 09/12/2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: centr, DNS, dns forum, i2coalition, ,   

    WEBCAST WED/THU – DNS Forum in Washington DC @PIRegistry @CENTRnews @LACTLD @ISOCDC @i2Coalition 

    LivestreamOn Wednesday/Thursday September 14-15 2016, Public Interest Registry, CENTR, LACTLD, i2Coalition, and ISOC-DC will present a DNS Forum in Washington DC. The event brings together a diverse group of experts to discuss the impacts of policy on DNS (domain name system) technical operators. Panelists and audience members will discuss the implications of privacy, security, and content policies for these technical operators and how the technical community can best engage in the evolving multistakeholder model of Internet governance. The entire event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.

    What: DNS Forum
    Where: Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC
    When: Wednesday Sep 14 – 9AM-4PM | Thursday Sep 15, 9AM–11:30AM (EDT=UTC-4)
    Agenda: https://www.isoc-dc.org/next-event-the-dns-forum/
    Webcast: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/dnsforum
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hashtag/DNSForum

  • joly 6:20 am on 03/04/2016 Permalink | Reply
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    WEBCAST: Africa DNS Forum underway in Marrakech #africadnsforum #ICANN @internetsociety 

    Africa DNS ForumThe 2016 Africa Domain Name System Forum is underway, held at the Hotel Pullman in Marrakech, Morocco from March 4-6 2016. The Africa Domain Name System Forum is an annual open event for stakeholders in the domain name industry in Africa. The forum enables registries, registrars and other stakeholder in Africa to share experiences, interact and learn from each other about the domain name system. The Forum is being webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel. Marrakesh is UTC = 5 hours ahead of NYC.

    What: Africa Domain Name System Forum 2015″
    Where: Hotel Pullman in Marrakech, Morocco
    When: March 4-6 2016
    Agenda: http://bit.ly/africadnsforum2016
    Webcast: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/africadnsforum2016
    Twitter: #africadnsforum
    Facebook: #africadnsforum

  • joly 3:01 am on 03/10/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Middle East DNS Forum under way in Amman – Remote participation details #mednsf #icann 

    Middle East DNS ForumThe Middle East DNS Forum is taking place Monday/Tuesday March 9-10 2015 at TAG University in Amman, Jordan. This first edition of the forum is expected to be the building block for future annual forums. The end target of having such an annual forum is to spread the message around and introduce interested parties to the key players in the industry, thus leading to a stronger domain name industry in the region. Remote participation is available via an Arabic audio stream, plus video and English audio via Adobe Connect. Amman is 6 hours ahead of NYC (UTC+2)

    What: Middle East DNS Forum
    Where: TAG University, Amman Jordan
    When: Monday/Tuesday March 9-10 2015
    Agenda: http://amman2015.mednsf.org/en/agenda/
    Adobe Connect: https://icann.adobeconnect.com/dnsforum/
    Arabic Audio: http://stream.icann.org:8000/ar-dnsforum.m3u
    Twitter: @mednsf

  • joly 5:45 am on 12/02/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Cross Community Working Group (CWG) draft proposal on #IANA #DNS transition #IANASteward 

    ianaThe Cross Community Working Group (CWG) tasked with developing to produce a consolidated transition proposal for the elements of the IANA Functions relating to the Domain Name System (DNS)  has now published its draft transition proposal for public comment. While emphasizing that the proposal is “interrelated and interdependent ” on results of the  Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (“CCWG-Accountability”), the group proposes the following elements for the transition:

    • The current operational performance of the IANA Naming Functions is generally satisfactory to its direct customers, and the community generally believes that the current NTIA oversight arrangement has been successful in ensuring the accountability of the IANA Functions Operator in that role. As such, the objective of the CWG is largely to replicate the roles played by the NTIA in the execution and oversight of the IANA Naming Functions as faithfully as possible, while acknowledging that certain changes will be required to contractual terms and arrangements that are particular to contracts entered into with the U.S. government.
    • The CWG does not believe that there is a reason to transition the IANA Naming Functions outside of ICANN concurrent with the IANA Stewardship Transition. Maintaining this part of the status quo implies that the new arrangements post-transition should provide the possibility of replacing ICANN as the IANA Functions Operator at a later date, including by means of a Request for Proposal (RFP) or other tender process.
    • The proposed replacement solution should not seek to create another ICANN-like structure with associated costs and complexities.
    • The proposal should not seek to replace the role of the ICANN multi-stakeholder community with respect to policy development for the Names Community, nor to affect existing TLD policies or how they are currently applied by the IANA Functions Operator.
    • The existing separation between ICANN as a policy body and ICANN as the IANA Functions Operator needs to be reinforced and strengthened.

    The group outlines a 4 part structure:

    1. Contract Co. – This primary function of this entity (likely a non-profit corporation) is to be signatory to the contract with the IANA Functions Operator. This entity should be lightweight and have little or no staff.
    2. Multistakeholder Review Team (MRT) – The MRT would be a multi-stakeholder body with formally selected representatives from all of the relevant communities (exact composition TBD). The operation of the MRT would be based on the concept of maximum public transparency. The responsibilities of the MRT will include:
      • Developing the detailed contract terms for the agreement between Contract Co. and the IANA Functions Operator, based on the key contract terms proposed as part of this proposal and set forth as Annex 3
      • Making key decisions for Contract Co. (e.g., whether or not to enter into a rebidding (RFP) process for the operation of the IANA Naming Functions)
      • Conducting the IANA Functions Operator Budget Review
      • Addressing any escalation issues raised by the Customer Standing Committee (CSC) including the possibility of engaging in enforcement
      • Performing certain elements of administration (including periodic performance reviews) currently set forth in the IANA Functions Contract and currently being carried out by the NTIA
      • Managing a re-contracting or rebidding (RFP) process for the operation of the IANA Functions, both as an enforcement option and as part of a regular rebidding procedure

      The CWG is in the process of discussing whether there is an additional enforcement role for the MRT related to policy implementation by the IANA Functions Operator; specifically, whether the MRT should be able to commence a proceeding before the Independent Appeals Panel.

    3. Customer Standing Committee (CSC) – While the exact composition is still to be determined, the CSC would primarily be made up of a number of representatives of registry operators, including ccTLD and gTLD registries. Input from the CSC would feed into and inform the work of the MRT. It is possible that the CSC would also include additional individuals with relevant expertise and/or liaisons (or representatives) from otherSO/ACs. The CSC would:
      • Work with the MRT to establish Service Levels and Performance Indicators for the performance of the IANA Naming Functions
      • Receive reports from the IANA Functions Operator including regular performance reports.
      • Review these reports against established service levels and escalate any significant issues to the MRT
    4. Independent Appeals Panel (IAP) – The CWG recommends that all IANA actions which affect the Root Zone or Root Zone WHOIS database be subject to an independent and binding appeals panel. The Appeals Mechanism should also cover any policy implementation actions that affect the execution of changes to the Root Zone File or Root Zone WHOIS and how relevant policies are applied. This need not be a permanent body, but rather could be handled the same way as commercial disputes are often resolved, through the use of a binding arbitration process using an independent arbitration organization (e.g., ICDR, ICC, AAA) or a standing list of qualified people under rules promulgated by such an organization.

    The CWG requests public comments on on some specific aspects of  future root management process, including NTIA involvement, as well as an “alternative” proposal for ICANN itself to take over the IANA functions. Deadline for comments is December 22 2014

  • joly 7:00 am on 02/03/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: DNS, dubai, , mena   


    Middle East DNS ForumToday, Monday February 3 2014, and tomorrow Tuesday February 4 2014, the first ever Middle East DNS Forum is taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Participants from ICANN, ISOC, Registries, Registrars, Registrants, ccTLDs, New gTLD Applicants, service providers, brand owners, and legal firms are attending the event with an aim to build bridges between interested parties in the region and world’s experts in the field; share experiences and best practices; inform the audience of what is taking place in the domain name industry at a global level, and of emerging business opportunities. The event is being webcast live, and remote participation is possible via ICANN Adobe Connect. Dubai is UTC+4 = 9 hours ahead of NYC.

    What: Middle East DNS Forum
    Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    When: February 3-4 2014
    Agenda: http://mednsf.org/en/agenda/
    Adobe Connect: https://icann.adobeconnect.com/mednsforum/
    Live audio: English | Arabic
    Twitter: #MEDNSF

  • joly 3:37 pm on 03/03/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: DNS Explained #sopa #icann 

    An animated instructional video on the Domain Name System from dnsmadeeasy.com

  • joly 6:09 pm on 12/14/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    @NCUC @ICANN to House – supporting #NetFreedom = rejecting #SOPA ! 

    NCUCTomorrow, December 15, 2011,  the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary will meet to markup and potentially vote in committee on H.R. 3261, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” or SOPA. Today the Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC) of the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) – of which ISOC-NY is a member – has written a letter to the House Committee expressing its profound concern with the proposed legislation, and the equivalent PROTECT-IP (PIPA) bill in the U.S. Senate, both of which would mandate the blocking and filtering of the Domain Name System (DNS).

    In particular, the NCUC is very concerned with the provisions in both Bills relating to Domain Name System (DNS) filtering. As identified by numerous technical, legal and policy experts:

    • DNS filtering is often proposed as a way to block illegal content consumption by end users. Yet policies to mandate DNS filtering will be ineffective for that purpose and will interfere with cross-border data flows and services undermining innovation and social development across the globe.
    • Filtering DNS or blocking domain names does not remove the illegal content – it simply makes the content harder to find. Those who are determined to download filtered content can easily use a number of widely available, legitimately-proposed tools to circumvent DNS filtering regimes. As a result, DNS filtering encourages the creation of alternative, non-standard DNS systems.
    • DNS filtering and blocking raises human right and freedom of expression concerns, and often curtails international principles regarding the rule of law, due process and justice. Some countries have employed DNS filtering and blocking as a way to restrict access to the global Internet and to curb free speech.
    • The United States has historically advocated for freedom of expression and has been a strong proponent of online Internet freedoms. The United States Government has a significant responsibility to balance its domestic obligations and their potential global impact, especially with respect to Internet policy. Given its commitment to global Internet freedom, it would be detrimental to the global Internet if the United States were to insist on such an approach.

    NCUC explains that the implications of legislation like PIPA and SOPA will be to have a negative impact upon the Internet’s design and can potentially create serious international political and legal problems. It will compromise Internet freedom held dearly by various organizations and institutions, like the OECD, the European Parliament, the Internet Society, and the Council of Europe – all of whom have committed to preserve this freedom and requested the United States to commit as well to preserving this freedom.

    The letter ends with an appeal to the Committee to consider the viewpoints also expressed by a multitude of actors and organizations and not support legislation that undermines the global Internet.

  • joly 4:29 am on 12/13/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    @InternetSociety Joins Opposition to Stop Online Piracy Act #SOPA #PIPA #netfreedom 

    Policies mandating DNS filtering undermine the open architecture of the Internet and raise human rights and freedom of expression concerns

    [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland – 12 December 2011] – The Internet Society Board of Trustees has expressed concern with a number of U.S. legislative proposals that would mandate DNS blocking and filtering by ISPs to protect the interests of copyright holders. While the Internet Society agrees that combating illicit online activity is an important public policy objective, these critical issues must be addressed in ways that do not undermine the viability of the Internet as a platform for innovation across all industries by compromising its global architecture. The Internet Society Board of Trustees does not believe that the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are consistent with these basic principles.

    Specifically, the Internet Society is concerned with provisions in both bills regarding Domain Name System (DNS) filtering. DNS filtering is often proposed as a way to block illegal content consumption by end users. Yet policies to mandate DNS filtering will be ineffective for that purpose and will interfere with cross-border data flows and services undermining innovation and social development across the globe.
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  • joly 4:02 am on 12/13/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: What’s wrong with SOPA @StanfordCIS #SOPA #PIPA #netfreedom 

    On December 7 2011 the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School hosted a panel discussion – What’s Wrong With SOPA? – on the evils of the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently before Congress.


    • Mark Lemley – William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford Law School
    • Josh Mendelsohn – Partner, Hattery
    • David Ulevitch – Founder & CEO, OpenDNS
    • Paul Vixie – Chairman and Chief Scientist, Internet Systems Consortium
    • Fred von Lohmann – Senior Copyright Counsel, Google
    • Albert Wenger – Partner, Union Square Ventures


    • Anthony Falzone – Executive Director, Fair Use Project at the Center for Internet and Society

  • joly 3:00 pm on 12/05/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Internet Society statement on DNS Filtering in the US # PIPA #SOPA 

    The Internet Society has noted with concern a number of U.S. legislative proposals that would mandate DNS blocking and filtering by ISPs in order to protect the interests of copyright holders. We agree with proponents of the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) that combating illegal online activities is a very important public policy objective. However, policies that are enacted to achieve this goal must not undermine the viability of the Internet as a globally reachable platform. After close examination and consultation with the Internet community, we do not believe that the current U.S. legislative proposals are consistent with these basic principles.

    In particular, we are concerned with provisions in both laws regarding DNS filtering. DNS filtering is often proposed as a way to block illegal content consumption by end users. Yet policies to mandate DNS filtering have not proven to be effective – these approaches interfere with cross-border data flows and services undermining innovation and social development across the globe. In addition, DNS blocking raises significant concerns with respect to human rights and freedom of expression and may curtail fundamental international principles of rule of law and due process.

    The United States has an important leadership role when it comes to online Internet freedoms and should show the way when it comes to balancing local responsibilities and global impact, especially with respect to Internet policy.

    In short, the negative impact of DNS filtering far outweighs any short-term, narrow, legal, and commercial benefits. The Internet Society believes that sustained, global collaboration amongst all parties is needed to find ways that protect the global architecture of the Internet while combating illegal online activities. We must all work to support the principles of innovation and freedom of expression upon which the Internet was founded.

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  • joly 8:57 am on 01/12/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Is there such a thing as “criminal contributory infringement”? #ICE #copyright #dns #freeculture 

    Mike Masnick of techdirt argues that recent seizures of domain names by Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) group have dubious legal validity. Even the Supreme Court’s embrace of the concept of “inducement as contributory infringement” in the Grokster case didn’t contemplate it as criminal activity.

    The actual seizure itself was handled clumsily, using outside contractors. The tracking of visitors to the seized sites contrary to government policy led many observers to initially conclude the whole thing was an elaborate hoax. This was compounded by the ICE delaying public statements so they could make a splash on “Black Monday”. Techdirt further noted in December just how inept and flimsy the case against one site – torrent-finder – was. If the standard – commercial sites that link to web items that advocate or facilitate filesharing – was applied across the board, the ICE would have to seize a large portion of the entire web!

    • joly 7:28 pm on 01/19/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Jan 19:

      ICE director John Morton said Tuesday. In “every single case,” federal investigators were able to obtain materials that infringe copyright from the websites that had their domain names seized, Morton said during a speech at the Congressional Internet Caucus’ State of the ‘Net conference.

      The operators of Torrent-finder.com, a BitTorrent search engine, and two hip-hop music blogs, have questioned why their domain names were seized. ICE and the DOJ “spent a lot of time” examining the websites, and the agencies did not honor all of the requests to take action that they received from copyright holders, Morton said.

      The owners of those sites can challenge the seizures in court, Morton added. The seizures have also started a lively debate about copyright protections in the U.S., and “that’s a good thing,” he added.

      [Source: Computerworld

      • joly 3:57 am on 02/08/2011 Permalink | Reply

        The video of this is now online:

        Morton starts talking about domain takedowns at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWZY_LujUhc&feature=player_detailpage#t=328s

        • In all cases they obtained illicit goods via the sites before obtaining warrants.
        • He says they served the registries.
        • All seizures can be challenged in federal court.
        • After they seized 8 sites in June, 81 more sites shut down voluntarily.
        • One re-emerged under a different name. Working with UK police it was again shutdown.
        • Seizure banners have received 25m hits. Some sites got more hits after seizure.
        • After 131 referrals from industry they enforced 81 in November. (81 obviously a magic number)
        • Pirates don’t pay taxes or health care, invest in America.
        • Criticism provides publicity which is helpful..
        • Not interested in limiting speech or due process
        • Internet is not above the law.

        Then, in answer to question, about whther this set a bad example for Internet freedom in other countries.

        • All except 5 sites were selling counterfeit hard goods.
        • In the case of the 5 sites, special care taken to establish 1) content is illicit, and 2) knowingly supplied, in order to obtain court order.
  • joly 4:09 am on 12/08/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Internet Society issues statement re: Wikileaks 

    ISOC logoThe Internet Society has issued a statement criticizing recent technical efforts to suppress the Wikileaks website.

    It reads as follows:

    Recently, we have witnessed the effective disappearance from the Internet of a website made infamous through international press coverage and political intrigue.

    The Internet Society is founded upon key principles of free expression and non discrimination that are essential to preserve the openness and utility of the Internet. We believe that this incident dramatically illustrates that those principles are currently at risk.

    Recognizing the content of the wikileaks.org website is the subject of concern to a variety of individuals and nations, we nevertheless believe it must be subject to the same laws and policies of availability as all Internet sites.  Free expression should not be restricted by governmental or private controls over computer hardware or software, telecommunications infrastructure, or other essential components of the Internet.

    Resilience and cooperation are built into the Internet as a design principle. The cooperation among several  organizations has ensured that the impact on the Wikileaks organizational website has not prevented all access to Wikileaks material.  This further underscores that removal of a domain is an ineffective tool to suppress communication, merely serving to undermine the integrity of the global Internet and its operation.

    Unless and until appropriate laws are brought to bear to take the wikileaks.org domain down legally, technical solutions should be sought to reestablish its proper presence, and appropriate actions taken to pursue and prosecute entities (if any) that acted maliciously to take it off the air.

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  • joly 5:38 am on 07/27/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Live audiocast: ISOC briefing panel “DNS, Secure at 27, what’s next?” Today 9.45am EST 

    A live audiocast of the ISOC briefing panel, “DNS, Secure at 27, what’s next?” being held in conjunction with IETF 78 on Tuesday, 27 July, 11:45am – 12:45pm CET (1345 UTC – 1445 UTC) will be available via WebEx.


    + Leslie Daigle
    + Patrik Fältström
    + Lars-Johan Liman
    + Barry Leiba
    + Danny McPherson

  • joly 2:37 pm on 12/03/2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Google has launched its own DNS Service.

    According to Lauren Weinstein they are committed to destroying records after 48 hrs, which would likely make them preferable privacy-wise to a lot of ISPs.

  • joly 3:20 am on 12/03/2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cctld, DNS, , , ukraine,   

    Testing quote: Victor Forsyuk, domain administrator ORG.UA considers a re-issue domain far-fetched. “I’ve always wondered – where did this idea that ICANN might have something to take away, give … Just yesterday, the words were published by the representative of ICANN in the countries of the CIS Veni Markovski Ushitsu statement refuting the alleged support of ICANN of their claims to the domain: “ICANN has no right to maintain an organization. ICANN is concerned that the Internet (DNS) has worked.” More worries me is how these people are manipulating the facts, declaring non-existent support ICAAN, and Ushitsu – for support of their second initiative, the domain. RBM, numerous Internet community “, – he said in an interview

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