Internet Architecture Board

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IAB Statement on draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00

At the Vancouver IETF meeting, the IAB held a technical plenary that discussed pervasive monitoring.  The IAB believes that pervasive monitoring represents an attack on the Internet in as much as large amounts of information that is intended to be confidential between sets of individuals is in fact gathered and aggregated by third parties. Such […]

Statement from the IAB on the Strengths of the OpenStand Principles

On 29 August 2012, the leaders of IAB, the IEEE Standards Association, the Internet Society, and the W3C signed a statement affirming the importance of a set of principles for the development of global, open standards. These principles have become known as the “OpenStand” principles.  A year later, in the face allegations of interference by some governments in the standards development process, […]

IAB Statement: Dotless Domains Considered Harmful

The IAB has issued a statement, “Dotless Domains Considered Harmful.” Executive Summary: It has come to the attention of the IAB that there are proposals for so-called “dotless” domains in the root zone, and that some existing top-level domains (TLDs) are already operating in such a mode. TLD operators of dotless domains are intending that […]

Leading Global Standards Organizations Endorse ‘OpenStand’ Principles that Drive Innovation and Borderless Commerce

The leaders of the IEEE Standards Association, the IAB, the IETF, the Internet Society, and the W3C signed a statement affirming the importance of a jointly developed set of principles establishing a modern paradigm for global, open standards. A press release about this event can be found here. You can learn more about these principles […]

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IAB posts statement: “The interpretation of rules in the ICANN gTLD Applicant Guidebook.”

Recently, concerns about potential conflicts between interpretations of RFC 1123 and real-world practice with provisioning of labels in the root zone of the Domain Name System (DNS) have come to the attention of the IAB. These concerns arise because some of the RFCs referenced within the ICANN gTLD Applicant Guidebook have not yet been updated […]

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