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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...

2013-06-27 23:38:10

Aims for Innovative, Effective Balance Between Accuracy, Access and Privacy of Registration Data for Generic Domain Names Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 ICANN’s Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services (EWG) is recommending major changes to the way registrant data is provided to users. The “Next Generation gTLD Directory Services Model” is intended to streamline the way data is retrieved and validated, and will restrict its disclosure to what it considers permissible...

2013-06-27 23:04:25

For a limited time, Namecheap is promoting the best address to suit one's name with $0.98 one year .me domain name registrations. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Leading domain name registrar Namecheap is offering a new and improved offer of Personal Domain registration. Simply entitled "Personal Domain," Namecheap's package includes: Personal .me domain + private and secure email for one year One personal email per domain is free for the first year For a...

2013-06-14 23:15:57

Newly appointed Technical Advisory Board will guide Guardtime's strategic direction. Palo Alto (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Guardtime, the world´s leading provider of Keyless Signature Infrastructure (KSI) solutions, today announced its newly appointed advisory board. Chaired by Merike Kaeo, board members include Patrik Fältström, Rainer Gerhards, Jason Hoffman, Helger Lipmaa and Philippe Nicolas. The advisory board will serve to provide strategic guidance on the company´s...

2013-06-13 23:02:43

DotHealth reaches a milestone in the gTLD approval process Ridgewood, NJ (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Reaching a critical milestone in the generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) approval process, the DotHealth, LLC (“DotHealth”) application to operate the .HEALTH new top level domain registry has passed the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) initial evaluation. DotHealth plans to enable a safer online namespace for global health and which also enhances the...

2013-06-06 23:02:03

Company also completes $7 Million funding to build registry for clubs all over the world. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The Internet domain game got a new player today as .Club Domains, LLC has won the rights to the new generic top level domain (gTLD) name .CLUB. The .CLUB name was obtained in the first private auction to be completed since ICANN began the new gTLD process and signals a historic step forward as the global Internet expands beyond the current 21 generic...


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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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