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Is the Trump administration really trying to reverse the IANA transition?

Questions have been raised about the US government’s commitment to an independent ICANN, following the release of letters sent by two top Trump appointees. In the letters, new NTIA head David Redl and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross expressed an interest in looking at ways to “unwind” the IANA transition, which in 2016 severed the […]

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From Ancient Rome to Virtual Reality – my talk at TEDx Rome is now live on You Tube

A few months ago I had the incredible honor of speaking at TEDx in Rome. I’ve been watching TED and TEDx talks for years and was hoping some day I would have the chance to give a talk myself so when the opportunity came up, I jumped on it. The topic of my talk is […]

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US “threatens” Costa Rica over Pirate Bay domains

The US government has been threatening to “close down” Costa Rica’s .cr registry over its refusal to take down a Pirate Bay domain name, according to the registry. Representatives of the US embassy in Costa Rica have been badgering NIC.cr to take down thepiratebay.cr since 2015, according to a letter from Pedro León Azofeifa, president […]

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Silicon Valley’s Secret: I’d Pay You $500,000 a Year, but You Can’t Do the Work; "The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst"

Brutal But Powerful Lessons People Often Learn Too Late in Life; Hitachi built an AI security system that follows you through a crowd; Medicaid Could Have Saved $1 Billion If Medical Marijuana Was Legalized; 9 Incredible Countries Where You Can Live for Under $1,000 a Month; Meet a new breed of hipsters: flipsters, millennials who […]

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Reflections on a truly incredible week and a glimpse into the future of commerce

Well I think I may have broken a record for my longest streak without a blog post at six days without writing. It was a strange feeling but we did something this week that consumed absolutely every waking minute, meaning that my life had no balance, just one singular focus – it was awesome, and […]

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Trump nominee open to retaking ICANN oversight role

The incoming head of the US Department of Commerce has indicated that it is unlikely he’ll try to reestablish the US government’s unique oversight of ICANN, at least in the short term. But at his confirmation hearing in Congress yesterday, Trump nominee for secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross said he’d be open to ideas about […]

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The Man Leading America’s Fight Against Russian Hackers Is Putin’s Worst Nightmare

How Content Drives Commerce; Cybersecurity in Today’s World: What CEOs Need to Know; IoT Device Maker Vows Product Recall, Legal Action Against Western Accuser; Cord-Cutting Hits the Enterprise as Employees Become Anywhere Workers; Political Advertising Could Be Poisoning Your Brand; Get ready for Snapchat to feel a lot more like TV; 5 Crucial Bedtime Rituals […]

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Did DomainTools Let Their Customers Down? Domain Names to Last You a Lifetime

The victims of “sextortion”; A Trick for Lightning-Fast Problem Solving in Any Sticky Situation;  Dinosaur-era fossils unearthed in Antarctica; ‘Connection Request’ Mistake Some People Make; Accepting the Kindness of Friends; New Data Suggests Business Websites Are Becoming Less Secure From Hackers; 7 Things to Say When a Conversation Turns Negative; Macy’s joins American retail descent […]

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Whats An LLL.com Worth? Bol.com To Generate Web Sales Of $2.84 BILLION Compared to $772.4 Million – 2014.

Ahold has bold plans to more than triple web sales at Bol.com. And that’s why three letter domains could be worth more in Europe than even in china! The moral of the story is all good things come to those who wait. Consistent with Rick’s 20-year plan, big money is JUST getting online, and if […]

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Chehade to face Congressional grilling this week

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade is heading to Washington DC this week to defend plans to decouple the organization from formal US oversight in front of a potentially hostile committee of Congresspeople. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will meet this Wednesday at 1000 local time to grill Chehade and others on the plan […]

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