[ Update: CASL is right around the corner, we have just posted “4 Key Things To Know About Being Compliant With CASL” ] Last week I became aware of a flurry of attention around forthcoming Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation. ITBusiness.ca ran a twitter round-up under the hashtag #BeCASLReady and suddenly it seemed this was the next […]
Go ahead, pass the Internet tax. Your (foreign) competitors thank you in advance.
The internet is a pretty stupid place to pass a tax, and the US looks well down the road to passing one. What lawmakers fail to understand is that taxation specific to the internet, ostensibly to boost revenues into government coffers, in practice will probably diminish them as US businesses lose competitiveness against foreign companies. […]
Home Stretch in the CIRA Board Elections
At the time of writing there are about 24 hours left in the CIRA Board elections, voting closes tomorrow (September 26) at noon EST. What is interesting this year is that renowned privacy advocate Michael Geist has once again been nominated on the members’ slate and if successful would be back on the CIRA Board. […]
Who are the Best Domain Registrars?
Lifehacker is doing another“Who is the Best Registrar” survey, and of course we’ve been out there tweeting and #fb-ing for everybody to head on over there and vote….for us 🙂 Of course. (If you’re not familiar with us, check out our main website here, or read 10 Things You Must Know Before You Register A […]
Austerity is for Suckers as Verisign Locks Up .COM
“2. ICANN OBLIGATIONS. 2.3.2 not unreasonably restrain competition and, to the extent feasible, promote and encourage robust competition;” – ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement” While the rest of the world faces austerity measures, governments and people are being told to tighten their belts and make do with less. The tech sector’s lot in life is […]
"The Voice of The Internet Community Has Been Heard"
A couple of encouraging developments out of the US reported as today via TheDomains blog make us cautiously optimistic that the Stop Online Privacy Act (a.k.a “SOPA”) bill (to which we posted our objections in December) may be on ice for now. We were not alone in opposing SOPA and related initiatves, numerous domain registrars […]