Author Archives: inetaria

WCIT Redux

Richard Hill has published an article in the Oxford University Press International Journal of Law and Information Technology. In it he offers his analysis of the 2012 ITRs and some of the criticisms lodged against them. Given his prior position … Continue reading

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ICANN and the RAA

ICANN and the Registrar Stakeholder Group announced they have reached agreement on a new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). The script called for a huge collective sigh of relief, but that never materialized in Beijing – the latest stop on the … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

What is WHOIS Emily Taylor has written an excellent article outlining the issues surrounding WHOIS, its recent review, and the even more recent action taken by the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Board. I recommend reading Emily’s … Continue reading

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WCIT Denouement

Something [WCIT] this way comes* It is midnight in Dubai and I am listening to the final readings of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITR). This instrument is the final output of two weeks of negotiations at the World Conference on … Continue reading

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On the Ground in Dubai

A quick update from Dubai, and apologies for not providing one earlier. Our days are long typically starting before 8 and running until 10 or later. Fortunately we get a lunch break that is long enough to eat and decompress … Continue reading

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The Road to Dubai

I’m writing this on the first leg of a day-long journey to the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT). I’m breaking a self-imposed writing moratorium on the subject to set down some thoughts regarding the WCIT, … Continue reading

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A Very Modest Proposal

I have been silent for some weeks, at least in public, on the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) and the European Telecommunications Operators Network Association’s (ETNO) proposal for a New Internet Ecosystem. I’ve been reflecting on private comments made … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

In Regulation as Innovation I suggested that the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association’s (ETNO) “sender pays” proposal was retrograde rather than innovative, as advertised. Perhaps I was too quick to criticize what at first blush appeared to be an attempt … Continue reading

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WCIT Public Consultation Opens

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced that it has opened the public consultation for the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT). The ITU has now completed its action items related to the Council landmark decision from last month. However, before you rush … Continue reading

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The ITRs and Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a top-of-mind issue with calls for individual vigilance, national legislation, and international treaties to address gaps that are exploited causing significant harm and financial loss on a daily basis. The vast majority of these calls are well-intentioned though … Continue reading

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