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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...

Software Glitch Forces ICANN To Extend gTLD Application Process
2012-04-12 10:42:07

Organizations and companies looking to buy generic top-level domains (gTLDs) to better promote their brand names will have an extra week to submit their applications to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) due to a software glitch, the US-based overseer said on Thursday. “ICANN constantly monitors the performance of the application system,” it said in a statement. “Recently, we received a report of unusual behavior with the operation of the...

Top Level Domain Names To Be Expanded
2012-01-06 05:38:36

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) who determines who gets to manage the Top Level Domain names - such as .com, .net and others - is planning to accept applications for an increased number of domain name options, according to recent media reports. The Association of National Advertisers and other members of the Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight have lobbied against the plan. The members are worried about the expansion because now they may have...

2011-10-10 14:30:00

Rod Beckstrom Tells Dubai Conference that Potential Applicants Also Need to Know of Challenges and Risks Dubai, U.A.E (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 ICANN's New Generic Top-Level Domain Program offers significant opportunities for Middle Eastern organizations to expand their online presence, according to Rod Beckstrom, CEO and President of ICANN. He stressed the benefits and challenges of the new domains for the Middle East, and cited the region's technological know-how as a factor that would...

2011-09-19 20:30:00

CEO Makes Announcement During gTLD Global Awareness Campaign in London London, U.K. (PRWEB) September 19, 2011 ICANN today launched a micro website for new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), a program that heralds one of the biggest changes to the Internet in its history. The site offers a wealth of information about the new program, including the Applicant Guidebook approved by ICANNâs Board of Directors. âœThis microsite will be an invaluable...


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