Ali Farshchian

Ali Farshchian

Founder & Editor
Joined on August 7, 2002
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Ali Farshchian is the creator of CircleID, founded after conducting several years of research on technical, legal, and regulatory issues that have branched out of the Internet’s core infrastructure. Ali’s active involvement with the Internet dates back to 1991 during which he worked on various commercial and academic projects related to Internet based applications, software development, database design, publishing and collaborative online platforms. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University.

Ali has a keen interest and extensive experience in developing online communities and the collaborative web. He has played a key role in developing CircleID into what is now globally recognized as a leading online destination for the Internet infrastructure.

Except where otherwise noted, all postings by Ali Farshchian on CircleID are licensed under a Creative Commons License.


2020 - Jun 30 on Japan Fueling China's Leap to 5G, but for How Long?
2019 - May 17 on A Report on the ICANN DNS Symposium
2018 - Jul 20 on Why Government Agencies Use Ugly, Difficult to Use Scanned PDFs - There's More Than Meets the Eye
2018 - May 23 on Schneier and Kerr on Encryption Workarounds
2017 - Apr 26 on Cuba Getting Faster YouTube Access in Next 24 Hours, Thanks to Deal Signed in December
2016 - Dec 20 on AT&T CEO Confident Trump-Appointed FCC Will Scrap Net Neutrality Regulations
2016 - Jun 23 on How Diverse Is ICANN? New Study Explores Organisation's Makeup
2015 - May 28 on Watch Live Thurs 28 May: The Way Forward for the WSIS+10 Review Process
2014 - Oct 28 on Afnic Reporting About Impact of New TLDs on Traditional TLDs
2014 - Jul 21 on Live Today: IXPs and the Relationship Between Geography and Network Topology
2014 - Apr 16 on NTAG Chair Blog: A Better Auction Framework
2013 - Jul 28 on Senate Appropriations Committee Critical of NTIA Role Within ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee
2013 - Mar 07 on Who Runs the Internet? ICANN Attempts to Clarify the Answer With This Map
2013 - Mar 03 on An Update on the Closed Generics Debate
2012 - Jan 20 on Implications of Canada's CASL - Toughest Anti-Spam Law the World Has Ever Seen
2011 - Aug 31 on DNSSEC Takes Off in Wake of Root Zone Signing
2011 - Jun 05 on DHCP for IPv4 vs. IPv6 - What You Need to Know
2011 - Mar 17 on The Real Deployment Issue
2011 - Jan 18 on IPv6: Bring on Your Content!
2010 - May 20 on Symantec Acquires VeriSign’s Security Business for $1.28 Billion
2010 - Apr 12 on Apple's Naked Self Interest
2009 - Apr 03 on NeuStar Experiences Partial Outage as DynDNS Tries to Turn up the Heat
2009 - Mar 24 on Exploring the Roots of Wireless Spectrum Controversy (eComm Panel)
2008 - Dec 19 on ICANN Sets the Schedule to Kill Domain Tasting
2008 - Sep 24 on Mapping Google
2008 - Aug 25 on New gTLDs: Comments on the Unsigned "The Economic Case for Auctions"
2008 - Aug 07 on Day 30: Kaminsky DNS Bug Disclosure
2008 - May 30 on Revision3 and Media Defender
2007 - Dec 17 on DNSSEC: Once More, With Feeling!
2007 - Sep 21 on Developing Internet Standards: How Can the Engineering Community and the Users Meet?
2007 - Mar 30 on Why I Voted for .XXX
2006 - Mar 02 on China's New Domain Names: Lost in Translation
2006 - Feb 19 on Hypertext Mail Protocol (a.k.a. Stub Email): A Proposal
2006 - Feb 03 on AOL and Goodmail: Two Steps Back for Email
2005 - Feb 20 on Domain Name Dispute Cases Increased by 6.6% in 2004
2005 - Feb 16 on IDN Spoofing Solutions With Balance
2004 - Jul 27 on Sender Address Verification: Solving the Spam Crisis
2004 - Jun 17 on Recent WHOIS Report Overlooking Fundamental Issue?
2003 - Dec 12 on ICC and the U.N. Takeover
2003 - Dec 11 on ICC and the U.N. Takeover
2003 - Oct 30 on Lobbying for Whois Privacy
2003 - Aug 28 on Analyzing The Inbox of a Spammer's Domain