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2013-08-16 23:01:16

ICANN today announced the appointment of Alexandra Dans as Communications Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Montevideo, Uruguay (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 ICANN today announced the appointment of Alexandra Dans as Communications Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Within this role, Dans will be the primary media contact for journalists across the region. “Alexandra knows the issues surrounding the Internet and she knows the Latin American media,” said Brad White,...

2013-07-31 23:35:08

Cosmotown.com, a global domain registrar, will add 5 years free to a domain registration to promote its hosting partnership with Bluehost. Up to 2 domains names are eligible with the sign up of a new hosting account. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Cosmotown.com is currently offering 5 years of free domain registration when registering or transferring a domain to promote its partnership with Bluehost. Bluehost was rated one of the best web hosting providers on the internet by...

2013-07-31 23:34:22

Cosmotown, an ICANN accredited domain registrar, gives away domain names on August 8th, 2012, Customer Appreciation Day. Eligible new and existing customers can email for a free domain. Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Cosmotown.com, a global domain name registrar, is launching a customer appreciation day on August 8th, 2013. Customers with five or more domains can receive one free domain or a one-year extension on an existing domain. New customers are eligible if they register or...

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...


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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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