Tag Archives: icann

IT Industry Council Names Public Sector Division’s National Security Chief, Global Policy Managers in Series of Exec Moves

The Information Technology Industry Council has named several executives to lead its public sector, environment and sustainability, and global policy teams in an effort to expand ITI’s advocacy programs within the technology industry. ITI said Wednesday Jonathan Clifford, formerly senior policy adviser to Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-New Jersey), will serve as director …

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Neustar to Apply for Top-Level Domain

Neustar is joining the likes of global brands such as Canon and Hitachi, applying for a new generic top-level domain following Monday’s approval of the new gTLD guidebook by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Acquisition of its own brand-specific gTLD will provide the company more visibility, allowing …

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Report: Web Hosts Common Target of Phishers

Nearly 40 percent of web hosts were repeat victims of phishing attacks that resulted in the placing of malware on their server platforms, according to a new report by the Internet Policy Committee of the Anti-Phishing Working Group. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said their websites had phishing or spoof sites …

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DEFCON Founder Jeff Moss Joins ICANN

The Internet Center for Assigned Names and Numbers announced last week it has named Jeff Moss, the founder of DEFCON and the Black Hat Conference, to head its security efforts. Moss, a self-proclaimed hacker for more than 20 years, will serve as ICANN‘s vice president and chief security officer. His  …

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Cyber Cops Want Stricter Rules on Domain Registration

International police would like stricter rules surrounding domain registration in order to facilitate finding and acting against cyber criminals. If industry fails to regulate, governments might be forced to, the police warn. During 38th public meeting of ICANN in Brussels, Belgium, police from four agencies said that domain registrars should …

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Daily Government Contracting Recap – May 6, 2010

Bill Bodie resigned from KBR. GSA Administrator Martha Johnson wants a carbon-neutral government. President Obama signed the Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. This French cyber expert says he “lives in a world of nightmares.” Non-latin characters are coming to the internet as ICANN opens up its registration. Brunei needs better …

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Non-Latin Addresses Go Live as ICANN Opens Up Internet

Arab speaking countries are leading the charge into web addresses in non-Latin script, as ICANN, the Internet regulator, has opened up the Internet to non-Latin script web addresses for the first time. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first three nations to have ‘country codes’ in …

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ICANN Raises Issues with DNS Redirect

The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has denounced the use of domain name system redirect requests. ICANN raised significant questions about its exploitation by cyber criminals and privacy issues. According to an article by ComputerWorld, the DNS redirect system operates as follows: “Rather than return an error …

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ICANN to Allow Non-Latin Script

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved the use of non-Latin script web addresses. The board voted to allow web addresses in Chinese, Arabic and several other scripts. Approximately half of internet users’ primary language is in a non-Latin script. The shift to allow non-Latin characters …

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ICANN to be More Independent

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and the US Commerce Department have ended an 11-year partnership in which the U.S. government possessed direct control of ICANN. The split will allow for a private sector-led model for the Internet, with review teams from around the globe. The two organizations …

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Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds: Stare and Compare

Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds will be speaking to the Potomac Officers’ Club at a “Stare-and-Compare” event next week on September 10th (click here to register), and they recently spoke to ExecutiveBiz.  Here’s ExecutiveBiz’s “stare-and-compare” of the Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates. Q: How do you plan to make Virginia a more …

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