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    Signing the Root -- A Turning Point in Internet History?
    On July 26th, 2007 with 0 comments
    The IGP Blog has a post about an important subject that is flying under too...
    Section: Main > SecurityIANA

    The New IANA Contract
    On August 22nd, 2006 with 0 comments
    It's amazing how light -- and how bad -- the coverage of the new IANA contract...
    Section: Main > IANA

    US Requests Info From Folks Who'd Like to Be IANA
    On February 23rd, 2006 with 10 comments
    This is a potentially major development: the US Government has issued a notice...
    Section: Main > IANAUSA Goverment Relations

    ICANN Still Can't Do an Open and Transparent Job at IANA
    On January 26th, 2006 with 17 comments
    Speaking of Bret Fausett, he has a very nice catch over at his blog today,Over...
    Section: Main > IANACountry-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

    DoC will put IANA functions up for competitive bid
    On November 8th, 2005 with 26 comments
    Meredith Attewell, NTIA Senior Advisor and Acting Associate Director for...
    Section: Main > IANAICANN Does Good

    Changes to IANA Contract
    On November 8th, 2005 with 2 comments
    Danny Younger on the GA list, notes the following: A new "Process for IANA Root...
    Section: Main > IANAWatchdogs

    ICANN silently refused .UA redelegation request?
    On October 14th, 2005 with 0 comments
    Squirrell writes "After the pause, caused by presidential elections and "Orange...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)IANA

    IANA posts the IQ redelegation report
    On August 15th, 2005 with 6 comments
    Anonymous writes "IANA posts the IQ redelegation...
    Section: Main > IANA

    "We're Moving Backwards" on ICANN Transparency
    On August 4th, 2005 with 105 comments
    Bret Fausett at Lextext, notes in .IQ Redelegated And No One Knows Why that...
    Section: Main > IANACountry-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

    Global poker game for the internet goes on
    On May 3rd, 2005 with 15 comments
    Fergie writes "Kieren McCarthy writes in The Register that: A new front...
    Section: Main > IANACountry-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

    .eu (Reportedly) Gets Final ICANN Approval
    On March 23rd, 2005 with 8 comments
    ICANN rubber-stamps .eu domain name says the Inquirer. Of course what I want...
    Section: Main > .eu and Europe tooIANA

    Paying for the IANA Function
    On February 12th, 2005 with 0 comments
    Danny Younger, on the GA list: The Contract Between ICANN and the United States...
    Section: Main > IANAWatchdogs

    IAB Reprimands IANA operation
    On October 13th, 2004 with 11 comments
    Anonymous writes "The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) has published an...
    Section: Main > IANA

    .ly Mess: The Wages of Obsessive Secrecy
    On April 16th, 2004 with 9 comments
    In Dr Hosni Tayeb and the case of the disappearing Internet, The Register's...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)IANA

    New ccTLD? ISO-3166-1 adds AX "ÅLAND ISLANDS
    On April 1st, 2004 with 3 comments
    Anonymous writes "So it looks like the ÅLAND ISLANDS got added to the...
    Section: Main > IANACountry-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

    Behind the Scenes of the .ht Redelegation
    On January 25th, 2004 with 10 comments
    sbruno writes "As one of the principal actors of the .ht redelegation from the...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)IANA

    The Register Explains the .ng Controversy
    On January 19th, 2004 with 1 comments
    The Register has what looks like the straight dope on the .ng controversy. Not...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)IANA

    IANA Redelegates .ht (No Advance Warning, As Usual)
    On January 13th, 2004 with 1 comments
    IANA Report on Redelegation of the .ht Top-Level Domain". All the parties...
    Section: Main > IANACountry-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)

    .nu Swept Away?
    On January 12th, 2004 with 14 comments
    Spotted at Slashdot:"The world's first free national wireless grid is no longer...
    Section: Main > Country-Code Top Level Domains (ccTLDs)IANA

    Doug Barton Dons IANA Hat
    On November 12th, 2003 with 4 comments
    dmehus writes "ICANN announced recently that Doug Barton would be joining the...
    Section: Main > IANAICANN Staff and Structure

    CENTR announces ICANN support fund
    On October 21st, 2003 with 0 comments
    Anonymous writes "Some European ccTLDs have created a fund that seeks to pay...
    Section: Main > IANA

    .iq Is Part of the Spoils
    On April 10th, 2003 with 7 comments
    With the war in Iraq seemingly in its endgame, speculation is rising as to the...
    Section: Main > IANA

    Commerce to Re-Award IANA to ICANN Without Considering Alternatives
    On March 18th, 2003 with 4 comments
    According to a notice (quoted below) from John S. Quarterman of MIDS fame, the...
    Section: Main > IANA

    CENTR follows through on IANA
    On February 13th, 2003 with 0 comments
    CENTR, the Council of European National Top Level Domain Registries, announced...
    Section: Main > IANA

    IANA ccTLD Newsletter Reawakens
    On February 11th, 2003 with 0 comments
    The last IANA "ccTLD News Memo", number six, came out on Oct. 27, 2001. All of...
    Section: Main > IANA

    ims Would Like to Bid to Run IANA
    On February 10th, 2003 with 4 comments
    The Internet Multicasting Service (Carl Malamud, Chairman), the people who...
    Section: Main > IANA

    ccTLDs Interested in Running IANA
    On February 8th, 2003 with 0 comments
    As previously noted, the Department of Commerce issued an obscure notice...
    Section: Main > IANA

    Bring on the IANA Competitors
    On February 3rd, 2003 with 4 comments
    ICANN's power rests on three contracts that it has with the US government: the...
    Section: Main > IANA


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