Robert Herjavec To Headline Canadian Internet Forum - The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced that the keynote presentation at the 2012 Canadian Internet Forum (CIF) will be delivered by Robert Herjavec, business leader and one of the stars of CBC's the Dragon's Den and ABC's Shark Tank. Also, a panel on the future of the Internet in Canada will feature Michael Geist, University of Ottawa; Steve Anderson, Open Media; Frédérick Gaudreau, Sûreté du Québec; and Bill Graham, consultant and ICANN Board member. The CIF event takes place in Ottawa on February 27. It will also be webcast.
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The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has provided information about trademark-based Legal Rights Objections under the new gTLD Program.
ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee has recommended that "ICANN should disallow by default the delegation of all single-character IDN TLDs".
Verisign has issued a statement on the recently reported security breaches of its corporate network that occurred in 2010. The company states that it does not believe "that the operational integrity of the Domain Name System (DNS) was compromised."