Welcome to CaveBear!
(Karl Auerbach)

The First Law of the Internet

Every person shall be free to use the Internet in any way that is privately beneficial without being publicly detrimental.

  • The burden of demonstrating public detriment shall be on those who wish to prevent the private use.

    • Such a demonstration shall require clear and convincing evidence of public detriment.

  • The public detriment must be of such degree and extent as to justify the suppression of the private activity.

The CaveBear
Privacy Policy
(It's different than
what you might
have expected.)


The CaveBear

News and Announcements:


I've written a note (17 pages) to NTIA for their review of their "transition" to ICANN.

My term at ICANN is ended; ICANN no longer has publicly elected Directors My term at ICANN has finally ended.  And with it ended the public's ability to have a direct voice on ICANN's board.

Here's the website I maintained while I was on the board.

However, I'll still be commenting on ICANN and other matters in the CaveBear Blog!


As The CaveBear Growls -- An Occasional Newsletter on the Internet: Technologies, Policies, Laws, And Social Implications


The CaveBear Network Products Catalogue
"If we have it, you don't need it!"


Dr. Watson, The Network Detective's Assistant has returned!


Random Writings -- Miscellaneous notes and things, a potpourri!

Who is this
And who is
Karl Auerbach?
And what are
my GPG and PGP public keys and fingerprints?

Feel free to take a look at our offerings:

Internet Governance & Domain Name Policy

Here's some other sites we find interesting.

Books of Note:

Don't bother looking at this URL, since it is only there to force-feed bogus email addresses to s-p-a-m-m-e-r-s who search web sites looking for victims.Bogus email addresses

Here are some URL's to prime search engines... SpeedBump, The Bandwidth Regulator
InterWorking Labs

Updated March 23, 2004 - Copyright 2000 by Karl Auerbach, All Rights Reserved