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23 October 2008
As part of its program to expand the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) alongside the familiar .COM, .ORG, and .NET, ICANN has published a draft Applicant Guidebook entitled "How to Apply for a New Generic Top-Level Domain." The Guidebook will be available for public comment for 45 days, and will be the topic of several meetings and workshops during the upcoming ICANN meeting in Cairo. ICANN expects to begin accepting applications to operate new gTLDs in mid-2009. Interisle worked with ICANN to develop the technical criteria and procedures for evaluating applications.


5 March 2008
Interisle Associate Fred Goldstein has published his latest article on the current controversy over network management practices and peer throttling—“The Dismal Reality of Internet Management”—in which he discusses the controversial practice of rate-limiting or blocking some forms of application traffic that put Comcast in the hot seat at FCC en banc hearings on Broadband Network Management Practices in Cambridge, MA on February 25 and Palo Alto, CA on April 17.


7 January 2008
Frontline Wireless has decided not to bid in the upcoming FCC auction of 700 MHz band radio spectrum. Interisle partner Lyman Chapin  is a member of Frontline’s Open Access Advisory Council.


29 November 2007
Interisle associate Fred Goldstein was on NECN last night talking about Verizon's announcement that it will adopt some of the open access features required by the FCC for part of the new 700 MHz band spectrum to be auctioned in January on its existing cellular network.


24 October 2007
Interisle Consulting Group delivered the report from its independent review of the  ICANN Nominating Committee. The report can be read and public comments can now be posted via the website at ICANN. The NomCom review workshop took place during the ICANN public meeting, Wednesday 31 October 2007; a transcript is available.


13 September 2007
Interisle principal Lyman Chapin is a candidate for election to the Board of Trustees of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the nonprofit corporation responsible for allocating Internet Protocol (IP) resources, including IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, within a service region that includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. Statements of support may be posted prior to the end of the voting period on 26 October 2007.


28 June 2007
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has chosen Interisle Consulting Group to conduct an independent review of its Nominating Committee and process. The objective of the review is to determine whether the nominating committee has a continuing purpose in the ICANN structure, and if so, whether any change in structure or operations is desirable to improve its effectiveness. Interisle’s review team will include the two principals of Options for Change.


16 May 2007
Application Performance Management: Best Practices Do Work, co-authored by Interisle associate Rebecca Wetzel, appears in the May 2007 issue of Business Communications Review.


May 2007
Interisle is working with the nine cities and towns in the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region to design and deploy a resilient public safety data network (PSnet). George Fosque, the Cambridge MA Emergency Communications director who is the principal PSnet champion, described the project and what it means for public safety in Massachusetts at the IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security in Woburn, MA on May 16-17.


16 January 2007
The ICANN Board has accepted the recommendations of the first two Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel (RSTEP) reports, denying Tralliance Corporation’s petition to insert a wildcard at the top level of the .travel domain and approving Global Name Registry’s proposal for a limited release of two-character names at the second level of the .name domain. Interisle principal Lyman Chapin chairs the RSTEP.


3 September  2006
Pocket Guide To Application Delivery Systems, co-authored by Interisle associate Rebecca Wetzel, appears in the September 2006 issue of Business Communications Review.


May 2006
A Capability Model for Enterprise Resiliency, co-authored by Chris Owens and Charles Wallen, appears in the Spring 2006 issue of the Disaster Recovery Journal. This brief article summarizes a more extensive project whose goal is to apply thinking from the disciplines of risk management and process quality improvement to the task of assessing and managing the business resiliency of an enterprise. The approach leads to pragmatic decisions that are grounded in mission, degree of risk tolerance, and other strategic fundamentals.


5 April 2006
IT Managers Weigh In On Application Performance, co-authored by Interisle associate  Rebecca Wetzel, appears in the April 2006 issue of Business Communications Review.


15-16 March 2006
Chuck Wade presented the findings and recommendations of the Financial Services Technology Consortium's Better Mutual Authentication project at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Workshop Toward a More Secure Web: Transparency and Usability of Web Authentication, in New York City. The FSTC Position Paper can be downloaded from W3C's Web site here.


1 March  2006
Chuck Wade presented the work of the Financial Services Technology Consortium's Better Mutual Authentication project at the Spotlight On Multifactor Authentication meeting of the NACHA Internet Council in Dana Point, California.


27 February 2006
QoS over MPLS-The Complete Story, co-authored by Interisle associate Rebecca Wetzel, appears in the February 2006  issue of Business Communications Review.


29 January 2006
Lyman Chapin has been nominated to chair a standing technical panel of experts that will review proposals to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for new registry services at the top level of the Domain Name System (DNS).


9 November 2005
Chuck Wade presented during the eCrime Incident Reporting session at the joint meeting of the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group in Montreal.


4 November 2005
Lyman Chapin presented at The Progress & Freedom Foundation seminar:  "Interconnection Without Regulation: Lessons for Telecommunications Reform from Four Network Industries" in Washington, DC.


22 August 2005
Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn are the 2005 recipients of the computing profession's Nobel Prize, the ACM Turing AwardLyman Chapin moderated their dialogue-format Turing Award Lecture: Assessing the Internet: Lessons Learned, Strategies for Evolution, and Future Possibilities at the University of Pennsylvania. If you were not among the 1000+ attendees, you can view the archived webcast of the historic event.

 

Interisle News

December 2014
Interisle Prepares for OECD Ministerial

The Internet Society coordinates the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In preparation for the OECD Ministerial meeting in Mexico City in 2016, Interisle partner Lyman Chapin writes in the latest ITAC newsletter about The Open Internet, and why it is "more than just a good idea." We've all used the term Open Internet so often, in so many different contexts, that we tend to assume that everyone knows what it means—and that it means the same thing to everyone. But some people think that having an "open Internet" is the same as having "network neutrality," and others think that an "open Internet" is simply an anarchy in which the rule of law and other norms of human behavior don't apply. Neither viewpoint captures the essential properties of openness that make the Internet such a uniquely valuable platform for social and economic growth.


December 2014
Interisle Contributes to Ofcom Report

Interisle partner Colin Strutt, working with Jim Reid (RTFM), produced the report on UK IPv4 and IPv6 address allocations for, and now published by, Ofcom, the UK communications regulator. Portions of the report were included in the larger Ofcom Infrastructure Report 2014.


October 2014
Interisle Presents at WISPA Convention

Interisle partner Fred Goldstein spoke at WISPAPALOOZA, the annual convention of the Wireless ISP Association (WISPA), in Las Vegas. His topics included hybrid fiber-wireless networks and opportunities for WISPs selling to local governments. Both drew upon Interisle's experiences managing PSnet for the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region. He also joined attorney Steve Coran in a presentation on Network Neutrality, a subject in which the interests of small ISPs, and their customers, are often overlooked. Interisle looks forward to working with more members of the Wireless ISP community in the future.


March 2014
Name Collisions at WPNC

Interisle partner Colin Strutt has been invited to present at the Workshop and Prize on Root Causes and Mitigation of Name Collisions (WPNC) 8–10 March 2014 in London. The title of his talk is "Looking at corp.com as a proxy for .corp" where he presents results of analyzing name collisions in DNS queries to corp.com and suggests approaches for ISPs and similar organizations to prepare to support users before and after delegation of new gTLDs.


February 2014
Streaming Video and the Internet

Video now constitutes as much as half of consumer Internet traffic, and is growing rapidly. This puts pressure on ISPs, leading to peering disputes and other issues with the video providers, notably Netflix. Interisle partner Fred Goldstein explores why streaming video is not just another application in his article "Streaming Video Isn't Playing Nice With the Internet".


February 2014
Why the Internet is, by Definition, Ungovernable

Following on from his presentation "Internet by Definition" at the e-Conference "Is There A Third Way For The Internet: Neither The US Nor The UN But Independence?", Interisle partner Fred Goldstein expanded this into an article on the subject, "Why the Internet is, by Definition, Ungovernable".


January 2014
Name Collisions at Domain pulse

Interisle partner Colin Strutt has been invited to present at Domain pulse 2014 (being held 20–21 February 2014 in Salzburg, Austria) on the results of the Name Collision Study that Interisle conducted for ICANN.


November 2013
Internet by Definition

On November 12, Interisle partner Fred Goldstein was a panelist in the e-Conference "Is There A Third Way For The Internet: Neither The US Nor The UN But Independence?", sponsored by the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) of the Columbia University Business School.
His presentation "Internet by Definition" (which begins around 1:07:50) explained why the Internet, as a set of voluntary agreements, cannot actually be governed, though its participants may trust coordination functions, which are essentially consultative.


August 2013
Interisle's DNS Name Collision Report Posted

Interisle's report on Name Collision in the DNS has been posted by ICANN.


August 2013
Interisle provided input to the FCC

Interisle partner Fred Goldstein has filed these Comments with the FCC in the recent docket concerning whether, or how, non-carrier Interconnected Voice over IP service providers should have direct access to telephone numbers. He points out how some of the suggested methods could have a destabilizing effect on the public switched telephone network.


May 2013
Interisle report on Barnstable County IT & Telecomms survey published

The Cape Cod Economic Development Council published Interisle's report on a 2012 survey of Barnstable County IT and Telecommunications. You can read more about the CCEDC project at their website.


November 2012
Support for the FCC's Open Internet Order

Interisle partner Lyman Chapin is one of the Internet engineers and technologists who have filed a brief amicus curiae supporting affirmation of the FCC's 21 December 2010 Open Internet Order, which has been challenged by Verizon and MetroPCS in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The summary of the argument presented in the brief begins "The Internet's remarkable ability to generate innovation, investment, and economic growth is a product of its openness."


June 2012
Interisle's WHOIS Survey Report Posted

Interisle's report on the WHOIS Proxy/Privacy Reveal & Relay feasibility survey has been posted by ICANN.


April 2012
Interisle Will Evaluate Applications for New Internet Top-Level Domains

ICANN is preparing to add hundreds of new top-level domains (TLDs) to the DNS, and Interisle will be evaluating each one to be sure that the proposed TLD name and registry services don't jeopardize Internet security or stability. Interisle was selected as the Registry Services and DNS Stability evaluator last November, and will begin work on the first batch of applications on June 12. New TLDs that pass all of the evaluations will begin to appear in the DNS in mid-2013.


November 2011
Interisle welcomes Fred Goldstein as a new Principal. Fred has already been working with Interisle for many years. He adds his extensive experience to Interisle, particularly in the telecommunications space.


June 2011
Interisle Consulting Group Selected to Conduct Survey to Identify Potential Participants for a gTLD Whois “Relay” and “Reveal” Study

June 17 — ICANN has engaged Interisle Consulting Group to survey gTLD domain name registrants, registrars, and privacy and proxy service providers regarding their willingness and ability to participate in future Whois Relay and Reveal studies. The survey will gauge the willingness and ability of request originators, privacy/proxy providers, and registrars to participate in future studies, by identifying factors that would facilitate or inhibit their participation and by developing a list of individuals and organizations potentially willing to participate. Jim Reid of RTFM Ltd. will collaborate with Interisle on this project.


February 2011
Interisle and Galaxy continue to support the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region in the ongoing evolution of their regional network to support public safety organizations, or "PSnet." We are currently working on an extension of PSnet Phase 4 to complete integration with the region's Critical Infrastructure Monitoring System (CIMS) microwave network, including security hardening and improvements in maintainability. The goals are to continue to drive down future recurring costs while providing a highly resilient, high capacity network that leverages both fiber optic and microwave communications in a complementary manner. Network capacity continues to increase as new links are added into the backbone while overall resilience and survivability improves. Enhancements to network monitoring and management are being used to improve security and maintainability, while also supporting day-to-day operations and future planning.


October 2008
Phase 3 of the PSnet project is now under way. Interisle, operating with partner Galaxy Internet Services, will will be providing expertise in several technical, policy, and governance areas related to this effort, under which nine municipalities in greater Boston are collaborating, together with State and Federal agencies, universities, and other nongovernmental organizations, to build and operate a high-quality regional network supporting public safety applications. PSnet applies many of the technical and governance principles underlying the public Internet to create a flexible, dynamic network by interconnecting existing and planned networks within a unified policy, operational, and governance framework.


September 2008
Interisle has completed a comprehensive review of the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG), a forum for technical coordination and cooperation among African Internet service providers and network engineers from the region’s universities, research institutions, and industry. The review affirms AfNOG's extraordinary success over the past nine years in fulfilling its core mission: improving the accessibility and value of the Internet in Africa by training engineers and nurturing a collaborative community of networking experts. It also identifies potential impediments to future growth and effectiveness, and recommends steps that AfNOG's organizers and supporters could take to avoid them.


March 2008
Chuck Wade has developed a spreadsheet tool for IP address planning and inventory tracking. It supports supernetting and subnetting, and can be used by merely entering CIDR values. It detects errors, and eliminates the tedium of converting between binary and dotted decimal notations. You can get more information and download this tool as an Excel workbook from this page.


March 2008
The MIT Kerberos Consortium has engaged Interisle to develop whitepapers and technical best practices documentation for the growing community of Kerberos users and developers. Kerberos is widely used as a single sign-on authentication solution for both users and services, and it also plays an important role in several emerging technologies. As the Kerberos community expands, and more system administrators work with Kerberos in mixed platform environments, there is greater need for sound guidance on best practices for deploying and managing Kerberos-based security solutions.


January  2008
Interisle will work with ICANN and Deloitte Audit & Enterprise Risk Services (Belgium) to develop criteria and procedures for evaluating applications for new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). Existing gTLDs include .com, .net, and .org; the term "generic" distinguishes these domains from those based on country codes, such as .br (Brazil) and .jp (Japan). ICANN's Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) approved policies for the introduction of new gTLDs on 6 September 2007; ICANN is expected to begin processing new gTLD applications in mid-2008.


August  2007
In cooperation with The National Clearing House and MorSecure, Interisle principal Colin Strutt edited Parts 2 and 3 of the X9AB WG17 ANSI Draft Standard for Trial Use X9.100-172, “Specifications for the Validation of Interoperable Check Security Feature (ICSF)”, which was approved by the X9 and ANSI boards on 10 August 2007.


April  2007
Interisle principal Lyman Chapin has served for the past 13 years as the USA and ACM representative to the communication systems technical committee of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP TC6). His most recent report appears in the April 2007 issue of the ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review.


January 2007
Interisle associate Joel Halpern is working in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on a Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) protocol, which defines a standard communication and control mechanism through which a network Control Element (CE) can control the behavior of a network Forwarding Element (FE). His latest Internet Draft is draft-halpern-forces-lfblibrary-vpn-00.


March 2006
Lyman Chapin has been appointed to chair a standing technical panel of experts that will review proposals to the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for new registry services at the top level of the Domain Name System (DNS).


November 2005
Interisle is providing project management and thought leadership to a number of efforts being conducted under the auspices of the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC). These projects include:


August 2005
The Internet Society (ISOC) was established in 1992 to promote the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world. Lyman Chapin, who is also one of ISOC's co-founders, recently developed a new Strategic Operating Plan for the Society, which was adopted by the ISOC Board of Trustees on August 5th, 2005.


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