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2014-04-08 08:38:10

Following its successful public launch of new gTLDs, Donuts has 17 more available this month for trademark holder access, and an additional 17 for general availability, including .COFFEE, .DATING, .EVENTS, .MARKETING, .AGENCY, .BARGAINS and .COOL BELLEVUE, Wash., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Donuts Inc., the largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), continues its rapid expansion of the Internet namespace this month by opening 17 more domains for...

2014-04-07 23:24:22

Advance Application for .tokyo Domain Names Now Open to Trademark Holders Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. today announced the opening of new geographic top-level domain (GeoTLD), .tokyo, one of the first new domains to represent a truly global city. During the first phase of the launch, application is open exclusively to trademark holders. After that, Internet users all over the world will have the opportunity to register some of the...

ICANN Is In No Rush In Respect To Transfer Of Internet Addresses
2014-04-03 14:25:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month the US government announced that it will formally end its relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), with the latter’s contract to operate key domain-name functions expiring in September 2015. ICANN oversees the Internet’s addressing system while under contract from the US government, and on Wednesday government officials and the private non-profit group backpedaled – promising...

2014-04-02 23:25:19

Namecheap, a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web host, announces their next generation of dedicated server hardware packages. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Namecheap, a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web host, announces their next generation of dedicated server hardware packages. The company's new offerings deliver the most powerful hardware and dependable service at remarkably reasonable prices. New packages feature the latest Intel Xeon E3 and E5...

2014-03-28 23:01:08

The Beginning of a New Era for ICANN and the Future of Internet Governance Singapore (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) says the organization’s 49th meeting that just concluded in Singapore marked the beginning of a new era for the organization and the future of Internet governance. “ICANN49 will be remembered as a meeting that, in many ways, ended the early phase of ICANN and brought the organization into a...

2014-03-24 16:26:09

PARIS, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Dot, a start-up created in 2011, is one of the first European firms to enter the new extensions for domain names market. Its strategy will be to target communities. .ARCHI and .BIO will be available as of April - Starting Dot is the exclusive administrator of the .archi, .bio and .ski top-level domains globally. - These extensions are intended for sectors with a strong professional...

2014-03-23 20:20:24

New, free API now available to domain registrars, registries and ccTLD operators - identifies malicious domain registrations and provides ICANN-mandated address validation services SINGAPORE, March 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ICANN 49 -- Leading experts and companies in the cybersecurity, Internet and Domain Name infrastructure industry today announced the formation of the Secure Domain Foundation (SDF), a new, non-profit, community-driven organization devoted to the identification and...

US Government Is Allowing Its Contract With ICANN To Expire
2014-03-17 13:49:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US government announced on Friday that it will be formally ending its relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it will be ending its relationship with ICANN, letting its contract to operate key domain-name functions expire in September 2015. ICANN oversees the Internet’s addressing system while under contract...

2014-03-14 23:00:18

Press Briefing Scheduled with Board Chair and CEO Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today launched a process to transition the role of the United States Government relating to the Internet’s unique identifiers system. ICANN’s announcement comes on the heels of an historic announcement today by the U.S. Government stating that it is ready to transfer its stewardship of the important Internet technical...

Rockefeller Voices Displeasure Over .Sucks
2014-03-13 12:23:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller (D-W.V) on Wednesday urged Internet regulators not to move forward with a proposed online neighborhood for website addresses ending in “.sucks.” The senior senator from West Virginia, who is the great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller and who announced in January that he won’t seek reelection later this year, made it clear that he is no fan of .sucks. In a sharply worded letter the chairman...


Latest ICANN Reference Libraries

Top Level Domain
2013-02-09 10:00:20

Image Credit: Photos.com The top-level domain (TLD) refers to the highest level in the Domain Name System of the internet. It is the last part of the domain name. For example, in www.example.com,  .com is the TLD. Domain names are not case sensitive so .COM works the same as .com. The management of most TLDs are assigned by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which operates the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) and maintains the DNS root zone. The...

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