According to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, the Obama era Net Neutrality rules that govern access to the Internet will be repealed on December 14th, 2017.
While the impact of this action may take some time to directly impact companies and individuals, the FCC vote could signal an important change for Internet Service Providers (ISPs), content creators, and users.
Beginning on November 3, the ICANN community will convene for ICANN 57 in Hyderabad, India. This meeting is noteworthy because of additional non-policy agenda items and because it is ICANN’s first public meeting after the IANA transition.
This week, ICANN is kicking off its second public meeting of the year in Helsinki, Finland. FairWinds will be traveling back to northern Europe for the second time in two months, having also attended the Global Domains Division (GDD) Summit in Amsterdam this past May.