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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...

2014-02-19 23:03:29

NameJet.com is partnering with Top Level Design, LLC, to bring the new gTLD .wiki to the domain name marketplace. NameJet will oversee the Sunrise and Landrush auctions and help with future premium auctions. Kirkland, WA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Top Level Design, LLC, the applicant for the new top level domain .wiki, has selected NameJet, the leading domain name auction platform, to operate the sunrise and landrush auctions and help with future premium auctions. NameJet provides .wiki...

2014-02-12 08:36:17

What Happens in Vegas will Soon Be Everywhere on the Internet LAS VEGAS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owning a .Vegas digital address will soon be a reality for anyone in the world with the recent finalization of the contract between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Dot Vegas, Inc. The contract solidifies the Las Vegas, Nevada-based company as the registry and operator of the .Vegas top-level domain (TLD) that will put Las Vegas on the digital map in a big...

2014-02-10 23:02:11

Award-winning domain registrar and web host Namecheap is pleased to announce that their third annual MoveYourDomain Day has scored a great victory for internet freedom. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Award-winning domain registrar and web host Namecheap is pleased to announce that their third annual MoveYourDomain Day has scored a great victory for internet freedom. On MoveYourDomain Day 2014 – February 5, 2014 – Namecheap customers transferred a total of 27,675 domains and...

2014-02-10 23:00:04

Fadi Chehadé to reaffirm organization’s commitment to Chinese stakeholders (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé has arrived in Beijing for several days of meetings with leaders of China’s Internet and telecommunications community. Chehadé will confer with several Chinese government agencies and representatives from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), the Internet Society of China (ISC) ,the China Academy...

2014-02-03 23:24:09

Dubai Forum to examine business opportunities in Domain Name Sector (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 On the 3rd and 4th of February the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of UAE, ICANN and ISOC will host the Middle East DNS forum in Dubai. The forum will examine business opportunities within the Domain Name Sector and provide participants from governments, ccTLD and gTLD Registries, Registrars, and the broader business community an opportunity to share experiences and best practices....

2014-01-31 23:34:09

Pre-registrations for .CLUB domains will begin on January 28, 2014 with the Trademark Sunrise period expected to launch, Land Rush in April 1, 2014 and General Availability for .CLUB on May 7, 2014. Ottawa,ON (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Over the past year, SiberName has engaged with several parties to provide new comprehensive top level domain (TLD) name registration services to customers. The new TLD names span a wide array of categories connected to an extremely broad range of interests...

2014-01-28 12:32:13

Starting Wednesday, Internet users will be able to register addresses in targeted, specific new domains like .BIKE, .SINGLES, and .CLOTHING, among others; company marks more than 100 signed contracts to cement continual gTLD roll-outs this year BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Donuts Inc., the largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), will kick off the general availability period for seven new Internet domain names, marking the...


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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