May 302014
 

XXX

The sale of sex.xxx is being announced as part of a $ 5 million premium domain name deal. Dot XXX operator ICM Registry is claiming a multi-year deal with Barron Innovations, which is said to be “connected to one of the most prestigious, well-established and highly successful groups in the adult entertainment industry.”

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May 232014
 

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The issue of whether the US Government should continue to enjoy direct and unilateral oversight over the Internet root through the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) function has become extremely political in America.

The US Energy and Commerce Committee has just voted in measures to prevent the technical control of the Internet root from being transferred away without a fight.

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May 222014
 
Fadi Chehade

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé

As a US organisation exempt from income tax, ICANN is under obligation to file a “Form 990” every year. The latest one was sent in on May 13, 2014 and covers the period up until June 30, 2013.

It shows how much ICANN’s top-tier employees are paid. CEO Fadi Chehadé had not been with the organisation for a full year at that point (he joined on September 14, 2012) and is therefore shown as receiving a lower compensation (USD 273,131) than many of his senior staffers.

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May 222014
 

Frog

Lundi 26 et mardi 27 mai, Paris reçoit la première “Frogans Technologie Conférence”. Programmé sur deux soirées afin de faciliter la participation en dehors des horaires de bureau, cette conférence gratuite et ouverte à tous va permettre d’en savoir plus sur une technologie innovante, en développement depuis 1999.

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