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2013-08-28 23:32:12

Understanding Essential Tremor Seminar: The Diagnosis Process and Treatment Options Lenexa, Kansas (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host a seminar in Provo, UT on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). On Thursday, September 12, 2013 the IETF will visit the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, located at 101 W. 100 North. The program will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a question and answer...

2013-08-28 23:02:22

Theresa Swinehart has been named Senior Advisory to the President on Global Strategy. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Theresa Swinehart, a leading expert on international Internet governance and policy and a major force in ICANN’s historical evolution, has been named Senior Advisor to the President on Global Strategy. Most recently, Swinehart served as the Executive Director of Global Internet Policy for Verizon Communications, where she specialized in emerging issues...

ICANN Says No To Google's Dotless Domain Request
2013-08-18 04:18:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A resolution passed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Tuesday has effectively thwarted Google’s attempt to introduce and operate dotless domains. According to Andrew Allemann of Domain Name Wire, the applicant guidebook for new top-level domain names (TLDs) had already required individuals to obtain ICANN’s permission if they wish to operate a dotless domain. “The committee’s...

2013-08-16 23:01:16

ICANN today announced the appointment of Alexandra Dans as Communications Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Montevideo, Uruguay (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 ICANN today announced the appointment of Alexandra Dans as Communications Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. Within this role, Dans will be the primary media contact for journalists across the region. “Alexandra knows the issues surrounding the Internet and she knows the Latin American media,” said Brad White,...

2013-07-23 23:16:35

ICANN has unveiled a new digital platform intended to foster collective experimentation and innovation. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 ICANN has unveiled a new digital platform intended to foster collective experimentation and innovation to increase the levels of community-wide engagement. The platform, called ICANNLabs, can be accessed at labs.icann.org. Anyone can sign up to receive updates and provide feedback. The platform will create a truly transparent process,...

Net Addresses Expand Beyond Roman Alphabet
2013-07-15 13:37:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the Roman Empire fell in the west in the 5th century, many aspects of it endure to this day - notably its alphabet, on which the English alphabet is based. As English remains the lingua franca for much of the global Internet community, most top-level domains on the Internet have been based on the Roman/English alphabet as well, but that could change. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced this...

2013-07-12 23:16:56

Strong Growth in Second Quarter Further Consolidates Firm as Top gTLD Expert Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Domain name consultancy FairWinds Partners Thursday announced strong second-quarter growth built on increasing public interest and acceptance of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which are being developed under the auspices of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Double-digit percentage revenue gains were attributable to a 36 percent increase...

2013-07-03 23:03:32

ICANN Board Approves 2013 Registry Agreement Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 ICANN’s New generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program has reached another milestone with passage of the 2013 Registry Agreement (RA). The new baseline agreement was approved by the New gTLD Program Committee of the ICANN Board of Directors. “New gTLDs are now on the home stretch,” said Chris Disspain, a member of ICANN’s New gTLD Program Committee. “This new Registry Agreement means we’ve...

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...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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