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A Chat with Steve Crocker

Steve Crocker is an Internet Pioneer. Steve organized the Network Working Group (the predecessor of the IETF) and is responsible for the Request for Comments (RFC) series (he is the author of RFC 1). He was the first IETF security area director, the first ICANN SSAC (Security and Stability Advisory Committee) Chair, a board member […]

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September 26th, 2012 by | Posted in ARIN, ICANN, IETF, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

A Chat with Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf is an Internet Pioneer. As one of the fathers of the Internet, he likely needs little introduction, so I’ll be brief: In addition to co-designing TCP/IP, he has written or contributed to 43 IETF RFCs. In 1992 he helped found the Internet Society (ISOC). From 2000 to 2007 Vint served as the chairman […]

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June 26th, 2012 by | Posted in ARIN, ICANN, IETF, Internet, IPv6, SDN, Tech Policy | No Comments

More Number Scarcity

Last year ICANN allocated the last five IPv4 blocks to the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). Since then we have seen a concerted effort on the part of network and content providers to make sure they support IPv6, so they’ll be ready for the next few billion Internet users. But there’s another Internet number resource which […]


April 2nd, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Meet LACTLD: Coordinating Internet Development in Latin America and the Caribbean

(Oscar Robles, LACTLD Chair) Last week at my first ICANN meeting as regional Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, I was proud that all my ICANN colleagues converged on Costa Rica and were able to see for themselves why I love the Latin American and Caribbean region. Besides the friendly people, great food, […]


March 22nd, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , | No Comments

Ten Million DNS Resolvers on the Internet

Resolvers are servers on the Internet which use the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol [TXT, 120 KB] to retrieve information from authoritative servers and return answers to end-user applications. They’re often found in enterprise and ISP networks, and there are a number of public resolver services provided by people like Google and OpenDNS. It’s also […]


March 22nd, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

ICANN and LACNIC Agree to Enhance DNS Reliability in Latin America, Caribbean

As Latin American Internet users look on, Raul Echeberria (left), Executive Director of LACNIC, and Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of ICANN, sign mutual agreements at ICANN 43 in Costa Rica. San Jose, Costa Rica – At the ICANN 43 meeting ongoing this week, the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC) and the […]


March 15th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

ICANN Hosts Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative Workshop

Offers to Assist in Securing DNS 14 March — ICANN welcomed members of the Commonwealth Cybercrime Initiative (CCI) Steering Group to Costa Rica as part of its efforts to improve the security, stability and resiliency of the global Domain Name System (DNS). The meeting offered Steering Group members the opportunity to explain the purpose of […]


March 15th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

L-Root in your Pocket

OK, so not quite in your pocket. But near your pocket. ICANN operates L-Root, one of the 13 Domain Name System root servers which together make up the infrastructure known as the Root Server System. The Root Servers serve the root zone of the DNS, maintained by ICANN staff in the IANA department. The Root […]


March 13th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments

Thought Paper on Domain Seizures and Takedowns

Recent legal actions (Rustock, Coreflood and Kelihos, among others) resulting in disrupting or dismantling major criminal networks have involved seizures of domain names, DNS name server reconfiguration and transfers of domain name registrations as part of the takedown actions. This thought paper [PDF, 449 KB] offers guidance for anyone who prepares an order that seeks […]


March 8th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , | 1 Comment

Measuring Worldwide Growth in IPv6 Deployments

This is a guest post by Mirjam Kühne, Labs Community Builder at the RIPE NCC. RIPE Labs is a platform designed by the RIPE NCC for network operators, industry experts and the RIPE NCC to expose, test and discuss innovative Internet-related tools, ideas and analysis. In early 2011, the RIPE NCC shared some graphs that […]


March 7th, 2012 by | Posted in ICANN | Tags: , , , | No Comments