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2013-07-23 23:16:35

ICANN has unveiled a new digital platform intended to foster collective experimentation and innovation. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 ICANN has unveiled a new digital platform intended to foster collective experimentation and innovation to increase the levels of community-wide engagement. The platform, called ICANNLabs, can be accessed at labs.icann.org. Anyone can sign up to receive updates and provide feedback. The platform will create a truly transparent process,...

2013-07-15 23:02:55

The first group of Internet Registries and Registrars has signed new agreements with ICANN. Durban, South Africa (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 The first group of Internet Registries and Registrars has signed new agreements with ICANN, bringing new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) into the home stretch of going live online. “This is a huge accomplishment,” said Fadi Chehadé, ICANN President and CEO. “We can see the last mile before the first new TLD is activated in the Internet’s...

Net Addresses Expand Beyond Roman Alphabet
2013-07-15 13:37:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the Roman Empire fell in the west in the 5th century, many aspects of it endure to this day - notably its alphabet, on which the English alphabet is based. As English remains the lingua franca for much of the global Internet community, most top-level domains on the Internet have been based on the Roman/English alphabet as well, but that could change. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced this...

2013-07-12 23:16:56

Strong Growth in Second Quarter Further Consolidates Firm as Top gTLD Expert Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Domain name consultancy FairWinds Partners Thursday announced strong second-quarter growth built on increasing public interest and acceptance of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which are being developed under the auspices of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Double-digit percentage revenue gains were attributable to a 36 percent increase...

2013-07-03 23:03:32

ICANN Board Approves 2013 Registry Agreement Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 ICANN’s New generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program has reached another milestone with passage of the 2013 Registry Agreement (RA). The new baseline agreement was approved by the New gTLD Program Committee of the ICANN Board of Directors. “New gTLDs are now on the home stretch,” said Chris Disspain, a member of ICANN’s New gTLD Program Committee. “This new Registry Agreement means we’ve...

2013-07-01 23:03:13

New hires strengthen industry-leading international team; California office enhances opportunities for strategic engagement Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 BELLEVUE, Wash. – Donuts Inc., a registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), has completed a round of hiring that further strengthens its sector-leading team of domain and Internet industry experts. Donuts also announced the opening of its new office in Calabasas, Calif., where sales and marketing efforts are based. In...

2013-07-01 23:00:11

Japan’s first city TLDs set to open for registration in 2014. Tokyo, Japan (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 GMO Internet Group company, GMO Registry, Inc. today announces that its applications to operate new generic Top Level Domains, .tokyo, .osaka, and .nagoya have passed the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers initial evaluation process. GMO Registry was first selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan government to operate the TLD, .tokyo in November 2011. In 2012, the company went on...

2013-06-28 23:17:34

Agreement clarifies protections for domain site registrants. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors today approved a new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) that is expected to bring continued improvements to the domain name ecosystem. The agreement follows more than a year of negotiations between ICANN and its Registrar Stakeholders Group and represents marked improvements over the last RAA...


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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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