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Joe McNamee

Political Intelligence Belgium Manager
Joined on September 24, 2003
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Joe graduated from Bristol in Modern Languages and holds an MA in European Politics. Before joining Political Intelligence in 1997 to assist with establishing the Brussels office, he worked in the European Parliament as an advisor to an Irish Green MEP and before that as a regulatory affairs consultant, concentrating on telecommunications and financial services.

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Why Do We Care About Names and Numbers?

An article based on the most recent study for the European Commission on the Policy Implications of Convergence in the Field of Naming, Numbering and Addressing written by Joe McNamee and Tiina Satuli of Political Intelligence.

"With relation to the Internet and also IP addresses, the "scarcity" is more complicated: there are not only intellectual property issues with regards to domain names, but there is also an issue of managing the integrity of the system. For any naming or numbering system to work, it is essential that the names and addresses used cannot be confused with any other -- in other words, no one system can have two end-points with the same fully qualified number or name..." more

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DNSPrivacy IPv4 MarketsEnumNew TLDsDomain NamesPolicy & RegulationMobile InternetTelecomNetworks

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