The United States is not ceding “control” of the Internet.
No foreign government is going to take over “control” of the Internet.
The Internet is NOT going to crumble.
Now that we have dispensed with the rhetoric some in the political world ...;are putting forth as truths, let’s talk about the reality of the long-planned transition of the IANA functions currently provided by the US government.
When the Internet was first created and funded by the US government decades ago, both ICANN (the bottom-up policy development body) and IANA (the technical operation of the root zone server of the Internet) were setup to oversee...Read More
As of September 5th, 2016 the (.FI) Finnish registry, FICORA, will be adopting a widely accepted registry-registrar model. Let’s look at what this means for corporate domain portfolios and what, if anything, domain owners need to do.
As part of... the registry-registrar model, the .FI registry will no longer be handling direct customer care. Meaning, all day-to-day domain related transactions will need to be handled by the designated domain registrar. This is a substantial change and will streamline the processes for managing .FI domains.
One policy change that will impact .FI domain owners is the current requirement of local presence in...Read More
SSL stands for Secure Socket Layer. It’s used in Web browsers, instant messaging programs, email client and other software. It establishes an encrypted session between two machines, most frequently between a browser and a website.
SSL Certificates us...es a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) cryptographic system which consists of two keys: (1) A public key known to everyone and used to encrypt data (2) A private or secret key known only to the organization that procured the SSL Cert and is used to decrypt the information that is sent. These keys work together to establish an encrypted connection.
SSL Certificates are issued...Read More
MarkMonitor joined colleagues from around the world once again in June to participate in ICANN 56, held in Helsinki, Finland. This was the first “Policy Forum” style ICANN meeting, a shorter and (potentially) more focused meeting structure dedi...cated to community work on ICANN policies as well as cross-constituency dialogue. Overall, the new structure was well received; a number of fruitful discussions and meaningful results contributed to a feeling of accomplishment and progress.
Photo by KFP (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Here are our highlights from the meeting.
New gTLD Subsequent Rounds
The New gTLD Subsequent Rounds Policy Development...Read More
The Second Annual MarkMonitor Summit was held in New York City on April 12th. MarkMonitor® brought together leading experts from a broad variety of industries and government agencies to share best practices and enforcement strategies for brand ...protection, domain management, and digital piracy. The Summit was also an excellent opportunity to interact with individual Client Service Managers (CSMs) from both the Domain Management and Brand Protection departments.
The event kicked off with an opening keynote from Phillippa Scarlett, United States Deputy Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) in the Executive Office of the President. Ms. Scarlett discussed the role of IPEC in...Read More