About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

PROTECT IP

In the USA, there is a proposed legislation that at the moment goes under the popular name PROTECT IP that is sort of a follow-up of COICA. You can find the proposal that under the formal name of GRA11400. Among other things the proposal talks about requirement of under some circumstances blocking of resolution of […]

A web browser access a web site, and…

I have got many questions during the years what actually happens when for example a web browser fetches a webpage from a web server. After discussing with some friends, this is created: A web browser access a web server…

I have got many questions during the years what actually happens when for example a web browser fetches a webpage from a web server. After discussing with some friends, this…

IDNA2008 RFCs are ready

The RFCs with numbers 5890-5894 where just released. The one that I worked most with was RFC 5892, and the announcement was like this:

From: rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 08:37:42 -0700 (PDT) To: ietf-announce@ietf.org, rfc-dist@rfc-editor.org Cc: idna-update@alvestrand.no, rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org Subject: RFC 5892 on The Unicode Code Points and Internationalized Domain Names for Applications (IDNA) […]

DNSSEC celebration

At the IETF-78 meeting in Maastricht, Netherlands, there was a celebration of the signing of the root zone. Champagne was served, and at while walking out of the plenary we also got cookies and a sticker.

17 years of hard work, and all we got was a sticker ;-)

At the IETF-78 meeting […]

New TLDs, acceptable or not to everyone?

Last week was an ICANN meeting in Brussels. I did not go this time either. But people still send questions to me on various subjects. One of the more popular ones the last couple of days is whether the string that is to be allocated as a potential new TLD must be acceptable to everyone, […]

Review of Unicode TR#46

I have reviewed Draft Unicode Technical Standard #46 – UNICODE IDNA COMPATIBILITY PROCESSING as could be found at https://www.unicode.org/reports/tr46/ on March 15, 2010 (below called TR#46).

The review is based on my personal experience from many years of activity in the IETF, and of course my work with both IDNA2003 (RFC3490 etc) and IDNA2008 (working […]