News tagged with icann

ICANN targets May 22 to resume name expansion

(AP) -- The organization behind a major expansion of Internet address suffixes hopes to resume taking proposals on May 22 following a technical glitch that shut down its computer system for weeks. ...

May 09, 2012
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Website address 'revolution' on hold

The Internet domain name "revolution" was on hold Friday due to a flaw that let some aspiring applicants peek at unauthorized information at the registration website.

Apr 27, 2012
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Internet name 'revolution' hits doubts

The body that polices Internet registrations will on Thursday launch a domain name "revolution" in the face of the concerns of global bodies ranging from the United Nations to the US Congress.

Jan 10, 2012
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Internet domain name expansion comes under fire

A plan to expand the number of Internet domain names came under fire in the US Congress on Thursday, a day after the head of the Federal Trade Commission said it could potentially be a "disaster."

Dec 08, 2011
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Registration begins for .xxx Internet porn domain

Pornography dealers can start registering on the industry's own exclusive .xxx web domain on Wednesday following its approval by an international regulatory body earlier this year, the domain operator said.

Sep 07, 2011
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ICANN chief to leave at end of term

The head of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global body which manages the technical infrastructure of the Web, has announced he will not seek another term.

Aug 17, 2011
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Internet address group names Steve Crocker chair

(AP) -- Steve Crocker, who as a UCLA grad student in the late `60s helped develop the foundation for the Internet today, is the new chairman of the organization responsible for the Internet's address system.

Jun 24, 2011
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Coming soon to the Internet: The .whatever address

A quarter-century after the creation of ".com," the agency that assigns Internet addresses is loosening its rules and allowing suffixes named after brands, hobbies, political causes and just about anything ...

Jun 20, 2011
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Internet minders OK vast expansion of domain names

Internet minders voted Monday to allow virtually unlimited new domain names based on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes, in the system's biggest shake-up since it started ...

Jun 20, 2011
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