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DNSDecrypt is Leveling Up...
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Hi — Greg here.
You might have noticed some changes to DNSDecrypt recently, including a new logo and design updates. But that’s just the beginning and I’m excited to announce that DNSDecrypt is leveling up!
I started DNSDecrypt after being censored by captured domain name industry media and also because I saw a need to address a serious knowledge gap regarding Internet politics and policy — particularly the goings-on involving ICANN, its stakeholder community, and contracted parties that largely shape governance at the root of the global Internet.
This gap persists and it has become clear that closing it requires a dedicated effort to deliver information on issues that can be technical, arcane and which are often further obscured by manufactured complexity. DNSDecrypt’s mission is to be your trusted source for reliable information and independent analysis of Internet politics and policy.
I work hard to uncover timely, relevant, and open-source archival records, published correspondence, documents from court proceedings, and many other publicly-available but often hard-to-find sources that can help reveal the happenings at the Internet’s root zone. DNSDecrypt is intended to be a resource for Internet users, Domain Name System (DNS) stakeholders, government policymakers, and investors that is:
DNSDecrypt is an independent knowledge resource that demystifies ICANN and Internet governance; explains arcana and acronyms in plain English; and, informs the reader’s perspective about DNS policy, the domain name industry, and Internet governance.
DNSDecrypt offers an insider’s decisional insights that are a force-multiplier for managing risk and maximizing ROI. My two stints with the leading registry operator as well as my experience working for Microsoft, Symantec, Cisco and on Capitol Hill have given me extensive Internet policy expertise. Readers benefit from this and my ability to bridge the technical and non-technical divide.
DNSDecrypt delivers high-quality and reliable open-source information and never includes material, non-public -- or otherwise confidential -- information.
DNSDecrypt doesn’t sell advertising or corporate sponsorships like most every other blog and news site covering this space. That said, the time and effort involved with uncovering information and providing quality analysis is non-trivial. Up until now, DNSDecrypt has offered subscriptions but all published content has been available to anyone. However, this isn’t a sustainable model for continuing to provide knowledgable and clearly communicated expertise.
Starting today, readers on the free distribution list will begin receiving occasional posts and previews of subscriber content. For those of you that benefit from and wish to support DNSDecrypt, there are two paid subscription options:
Become a Member — Paid memberships receive:
All of our subscriber-only content
Access to DNSDecrypt’s multi-year archive.
The ability to post comments and engage in discussion on topics covered in our published posts.
A complimentary signed copy of “How to Save the Internet in Three Simple Steps: The Netizen’s Guide to Reboot the Root.”
Sustaining Supporter — Sustainers receive all of the benefits of Paid Membership and also:
Suggest topics to be covered with DNSDecrypt’s signature blend of knowledgeable, well-researched, and clearly communicated expertise.
Attend quarterly Zoom discussions with Internet pioneers, technical gurus, influential stakeholders, public policy experts, and others that help illuminate Internet politics and policy.
I’m also exploring a podcast which will be a mix of news, commentary and interviews with guest experts, luminaries, and intriguing personalities that will augment the quarterly Zoom discussions. I’m certainly open to hearing what topics and issues that you’d like to learn more about as well as how best to make content accessible to you.
Finally, my continuing ability to provide important knowledge resources and contextual analysis like DNSDecrypt depends on support from readers like you. So please consider taking advantage of the discounted annual subscription being offered here and don’t be shy about sharing DNSDecrypt with your friends, colleagues, and others that you think will benefit from independent information about Internet politics and policy.
Thank you for your support and for your interest in DNSDecrypt!