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10 Sep 2014

The replacement for WHOIS is surprisingly close ICANN
About a year ago I
blogged about the IETF WEIRDS working group which was working on a more modern replacement for the hoary WHOIS service. At the time I said it was making surprising progress. Perhaps less surprisingly, the progress has been quite slow, but WEIRDS seems to be close to finishing its work.

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31 Jul 2014

More on Why Iran is not going to lose the .IR domain ICANN
Earlier this month I wrote about some
ill considered legal moves by an attorney who imagined that ICANN could be forced to turn over the .IR domain in a long running case against the Iranian government.

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16 Jul 2014

The mail forwarding threat model Email
The recent
DMARC kerfluffle has brought new attention to mail forwarders that send mail on behalf of other people. We've been giving a lot of thought to ways to tell nice forwarders from nasty ones, so that mail systems can deliver mail from the nice ones and filter the nasty ones. It occurs to me that there are several scenarios for the way that forwarders work, so I've collected them in a little chart.

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05 Jul 2014

Why Iran is not going to lose the .IR domain ICANN

Press reports say:

A United States court on Tuesday effectively awarded a group of American and Israeli victims of Iranian terror the rights to the .ir domain, the suffix used to identify Iranian websites, along with all of Iran's IP addresses.
While the court and the lawsuit are real, it is extremely unlikely that .IR is going anywhere.

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26 Jun 2014

What the Aereo decision actually said Copyright Law

Aereo is (was?) a system with a large array of tiny TV antennas, each of which is assigned to a customer who can pick a channel and record it on a remote DVR system and/or stream it through the Internet. TV networks claimed they had to pay for retransmission like a CATV system. The Supreme Court decided yesterday in the networks' favor.

I'm not a constitutional law scholar, but I play one on the net, so ...

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