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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...

2014-01-23 23:26:08

Midphase launches their new domain watchlist giving their customers a leg up as ICANN begins to launch more than 700 new domain names. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 As ICANN begins to launch over 700 new domain names, Midphase is giving their customers the opportunity stay ahead of the game with their new domain watchlist. The watchlist allows all Midphase customers to pre-reserve domain names, access exclusive release phases and be notified when their desired domain names...

2014-01-23 23:04:26

The generic Top Level Domain (TLD) .MENU is currently in the sunrise stage of release in accordance with ICANN regulations, with auctions scheduled for mid-February 2014. Kirkland WA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The .MENU Registry has opened the sunrise phase of release for the new Top Level Domain (TLD) .MENU. The registry has partnered with NameJet to run all auctions for both the sunrise and landrush phases of the TLD launch. The .MENU Top Level Domain is ideally suited for restaurants,...

2014-01-22 23:04:16

100 New Generic Top Level Domains Delegated Into Internet Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 ICANN’s Generic Domains Division today announced that the number of new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) delegated into the Internet’s Root Zone has topped 100. Delegation is one of the final steps before the Registries that control the domains may begin accepting registrations for names that will use the new gTLDs. “There are now almost five times more generic Top-Level Domains than...

2014-01-20 23:03:41

Domain name registrar and web host Namecheap has launched a new redesign for 2014. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Web host and domain name registrar Namecheap.com has unveiled its newest redesign, focusing on the latest in design achievements while also sporting a friendly and intuitive interface that is responsive and thus accessible from all types of devices. “The Internet is all about the people who comprise it. The Internet is used by people to tell stories, reach their...

2014-01-09 23:27:06

New Online Self-Registration System Allows Organizations To Preregister New Web Domain Name that Reflect their Business Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Sibername (http://www.sibername.com), one of the most trusted Canadian resources for domain registration and web hosting, has launched a new self-registration and reservation system for organizations seeking to claim new Web domain names that take advantage of the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) extensions. The Internet Corporation...


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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