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Resilient systems and networks position your organization to thrive under any circumstances—to respond dynamically to new technologies, new business opportunities, and new threats in an ever-changing world.

Interisle's world-renowned Internet and financial industry experts know that technology matters most when it helps your business grow.

We look beyond the impersonal canned solutions promoted by traditional large consulting firms, working closely with our clients to find the enduring architectural foundation that unites technology and business strategy to create sustainable value. Everything we do is focused cleanly and efficiently on your specific situation—all of our consultants are seasoned professionals with international reputations, and we don't waste your time (or money) on anything that doesn't directly benefit your business.

 

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The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority in Transition (15 December 2014)
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has been responsible for making and publishing the assignments of Internet names and numbers, including DNS domain names and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, for more than 40 years. The IANA functions are currently performed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under a set of agreements that includes a contract with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

On 14 March 2014, NTIA announced that it intended to end its oversight of the IANA functions, and asked ICANN to launch a multistakeholder effort to propose a non-governmental alternative. As part of that effort, ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) has prepared and published a set of three Advisories: SAC067, "Overview and History of the IANA Functions"; SAC068, "Report on the IANA Functions Contract"; and SAC069, "Maintaining the Security and Stability of the IANA Functions Through the Stewardship Transition." Interisle partner and SSAC member Lyman Chapin co-authored all three Advisories.

 

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.



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