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APRICOT 2016 - a few weeks away but still time for speaking submissions

JordanCarterA blog post from Jordan Carter, Chief Executive at InternetNZ
28 January 2015

APRICOT is a big, international technical conference aimed at people who operate the networks that make up the Internet we all know and love. APRICOT stands for Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies which is just a long way of saying technical content for network operators and having it spell a fruit.

Hopes for Dublin

As the 54th ICANN Meeting in Dublin approaches, CCWG-Accountability member and InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter sets out his hopes for the meeting, and his firm conviction that a path to consensus and speedy resolution of the accountability debate is open – and should be grabbed. 


It’s crunch time.

ICANN Accountability - the chronology and Dublin thoughts

This post shares a referenced chronology of recent accountability-related milestones in the ICANN environment, and offers some thoughts about the stakes at ICANN's Dublin meeting next week.

You’ve probably had an experience in your life of being part of a difficult or complicated project – sometimes things go into a blur, or after months or years you find it hard to remember the order of significant events.

ICANN Accountability and IANA Stewardship update

This is a brief update on the state of play of the two intertwined processes I’ve written about on and off over the past eighteen months: the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability improvement process.

On the transition…

The long-titled IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) has pulled together the proposals from the three operational communities affected by the transition. Names, Numbers and Protocols have all set out how they see stewardship after the USA relinquishes its contract with ICANN.

Three key issues for ICANN's Accountability Working Group

In a separate post I’ve set out an update of what is at stake in the debate about the IANA stewardship transition and the ICANN accountability discussion. 

This post looks at three key topics that come up in the accountability debate, and our stance on them. I've participated in this working group since it was formed in December last year, so I do feel some attachment to its work. It's meeting face to face at the end of this week.

 

ICANN accountability, IANA stewardship - what's at stake?

ICANN. IANA. Accountability. Stewardship. Transition.

These words together have deep meaning to many of those who participate in or follow global Internet governance. They are also, to be honest, meaningless mumbo-jumbo the vast majority of Internet users.

What’s it all about, and should you care at all?

Annoyingly, the answer is, “probably.”

If you rely on the Internet’s Domain Name System functioning reliably (want that email to go to the right place? how about knowing your favourite website is going to work?) you should care.

Scene setting for NetHui 2015

Here is the prepared-for-delivery version of my Scene Setting speech at NetHui 2015, for those interested. Transcripts and video of all sessions are coming later - check http://2015.nethui.nz/ for that material in a few days. Time pressure meant the words spoken on the day aren't quite as written.

Kia ora ano.

Thank you for being here.

What a wonderful crowd.

I’d like to begin this morning with one of my favourite proverbs:

A year and a bit of technical research

This is a guest post from Jay Daley, CEO of NZRS. It follows on from my blog post:

Post-Council: Business development, technical research, NZRS and InternetNZ

 

There's been a bit of confusion in the last couple of weeks about technical research within InternetNZ and the role InternetNZ has asked NZRS to take.

Post-Council: Business development, technical research, NZRS and InternetNZ

As part of ongoing improvements to internal comms, I'll be blogging ‘Post-Council’ on the operational impact or background of a specific Council decision after each Council meeting.

This is the first of the series. It looks at business development efforts at InternetNZ – a process aimed at delivering more resources to do good work for the Internet community.

 

Many questions in the copyright debate

Global modeSince the pre-Easter news that four big content companies (Mediaworks, TVNZ, Sky and Spark through Lightbox) were threatening legal action against ISPs offering services like GlobalMode, I’ve been mulling on what all the pieces of this puzzle are.