As I begin my new job at Afilias I am looking forward to helping promote country-code Top Level Domain names (ccTLDs). Over 18 years I have enjoyed working with the diverse communities that make up this group of people (in fact it’s been a great privilege!). These are accomplished and educated people who are at the very forefront of technology within their countries.
Over the past few years, there has been much controversy over who controls the Internet. Some were upset because the United States ceded “control” of the Internet to a wider community through an ICANN process. The truth is that little changed. I wrote an article about this last year. The people who run ICANN are still there and in my view they’ve accomplished a lot.
These are people from all over the world. Many of them are what I’m calling Country Code People. Look for more articles and interviews over the coming months.