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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...

2014-03-13 08:35:28

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the first set of new generic Top Level Domains (new GTLDs) now in General Availability, several diverse views have been voiced about its impact on the Domain Name Industry. Leading provider of Domains & Web Presence Products, ResellerClub [http://resellerclub.com ], who enable their resellers to offer these domains, recently published a report card...

2014-03-12 23:27:41

planet.ECO® Makes Final 4 as MVP Emmit McHenry, Founder of Network Solutions Joins Team Stamford, CT (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 planet.ECO® has successfully completed an extended and detailed evaluation by ICANN (Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers), as it continues its quest against its 3 competitors to be designated as the .ECO Registry, functioning similar to the .COM Registry owned by VeriSign. The company’s mission, in part, is to create a multifaceted...

2014-03-04 08:36:52

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University have released an innovative proposal to resolve the 15-year controversy over the United States government's special relationship to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130912/MM78947LOGO The proposal, which involves removing root zone management functions from ICANN and creating an...

2014-03-04 04:23:07

BEIJING, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China's leading brand protection expert - Brandma.Co Ltd. (www.brandma.co), officially announced the appointment of Mr. Charlie Wang as the Chief Operating Officer. A well-known and reputable industry veteran, Mr. Wang was the former vice president of HiChina (www.net.cn, part of Alibaba Group), the largest domain name registrar and hosting provider in China. Mr. Wang brings in his vast experiences and knowledge in corporate brand and domain...

2014-02-28 23:22:31

TheNewDots.guru founder Tom Gilles, owner of trademark rights to 'New Dots' for domain registration services renounces his claim to rights in favor of general public awareness of new web address extensions. Provo, Utah (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 New TLD-Vangelist Tom 'Notcom Tom' Gilles is publicly renouncing his claim to the exclusive right to use the phrase 'New Dots' in the context of top-level domain names. "New Dots are for the world, not any one person...

2014-02-25 20:22:01

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moving one step closer to providing consumers worldwide with an easy way to identify safe online pharmacies and resources, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(®) (NABP(®)) has been deemed eligible to enter contract negotiations with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to own and operate the .pharmacy domain suffix. The new .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) will be available...

2014-02-24 23:23:26

co.com Registry launched its 30-day TM Sunrise Period for trademark holders today, Monday, February 24th. During the Sunrise Period, qualified trademark holders have the first opportunity to register the exact match of their trademark, before .co.com opens to the public. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 co.com LLC launched its 30-day TM Sunrise Period for trademark holders today, Monday, February 24th. During the Sunrise Period, qualified trademark holders have the first...


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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