WHOIS afraid of the dark? Truth or illusion, let’s know the difference when it comes to WHOIS

“Martha: Truth or illusion, George; you don't know the difference. George: No, but we must carry on as though we did. Martha: Amen.” Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?   Since February, the prominent security reporter Brian Krebs has been writing on his widely-read blog, Krebs on Security, that...

Research Talk: IPv6 Deployment Around the World: A New Digital Divide?

Alain Durand, Principal Technologist at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, visited Georgia Institute of Technology last week for a talk on the global adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The Internet Governance Project organized the talk in cooperation with Atlanta's Technology Development Center (ATDC) and the Institute...

IGP at IGF 2017

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is convened under the auspices of the United Nations and holds annual meetings. It is an important event because it brings together various Internet governance stakeholder groups to talk about their activities, hold debates, plan for future projects and have intra-stakeholder group dialogue. Although the...

Year in Review: Normalization of demand for transnational Internet governance

Following the successful completion of the IANA transition in late 2016, those practicing Internet governance had big shoes to fill in 2017. Looking back, there was no similar watershed event defining Internet governance this year. But that doesn't mean there weren't important developments and stories. Whether looking broadly at issues...

WTO: Enough Discussion, Time for Decisions on Digital Trade

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is going to hold a ministerial conference from 10 to 13 December 2017. This conference could be of high importance for e-commerce and Internet governance. The WTO ministerial conference happens every 4 years. Delegates have discussed the e-commerce work program at every ministerial conference since...

IGP and R Street Paper on IoT Security

With the influx of Internet connected devices into the market and with the increase in security incidents, IoT security is becoming a more prevalent topic in Internet governance and cybersecurity governance. Some argue there is a market failure in providing security in IoT and it is in need of regulation. ...

VIDEO OF THE MONTH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6t8dkRCVVQ&t=21s Governmental and social pressure have led YouTube to come up with algorithms to push down videos that YouTube suspects to be "fake news" or "conspiracy theories." An article in the Guardian blaming YouTube for "promoting" a video claiming that the Las Vegas shooting was a hoax shows the kind...