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2013-11-18 23:27:12

Japan’s first GeoTLDs to launch in early 2014. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, today announces it has signed contracts with the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate two new geographic Top Level Domains. The contracts, for .tokyo, and .nagoya were signed on November 13, and October 24 respectively. Between January and May of 2012, ICANN began accepting applications for new gTLDs, setting afoot what is...

2011-12-09 13:00:00

Richard E. Last has joined the board of Commercial Connect LLC, based in Louisville, KY., the company seeking delegation of .shop from ICANN. Last is also a current board member of the National Retail Federation Foundation and Chairman Emeritus of Shop.org, the worldâs leading membership community for digital retail. Louisville, KY (PRWEB) December 09, 2011 Richard E. Last has joined the board of Commercial Connect LLC, based in Louisville, KY., the company seeking delegation...

2011-07-11 04:22:00

STARNBERG, Germany, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet pioneer Stephen Crocker will present the keynote speech at the "newdomains.org - The Munich Conference on new TLDs" on September 26th, 2011 in Munich Stephen Crocker, one of the Internet's founding architects and recently named Chairman of the Board of the international coordinating authority for domain names, ICANN, will present the keynote speech at the upcoming "newdomains.org - The Munich Conference on new...

2011-06-21 00:00:29

(Singapore, ICANN 41) OpenRegistry is pleased that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body that charts the course of the Internet finally voted today to allow the creation of new website domain suffixes for private companies, allowing them to replace ".com" with their own brand. The first applications from businesses, organizations and cities will be received in six months and OpenRegistry, the European expert, will stand ready to assist in drafting these...

2008-06-24 02:29:36

Internet regulators meeting in France said they will vote this week on relaxing rules on the use of top level domain names such as .com. The BBC said the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been working for years on the changes, which would allow companies to turn their brands into domain names. Like the United States in the 19th century, we are in the process of opening up new real estate, new land, and people will go out and claim parts of that...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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