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ICANN Assumes Control Of Time Zone Database
2011-10-17 05:01:52

The online database used to keep track of time zones worldwide has found a new home, approximately one week after it was suddenly removed from an American government server in the wake of a federal copyright infringement lawsuit, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Sunday. Control of the Time Zone Database, which allows individual computer users to automatically set their clocks by selecting a city, has been assumed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)....

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...

2011-08-18 08:25:00

The head of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which oversees the Internet's infrastructure, announced that he will not seek another term and will be leaving the organization come next July. Rod Beckstrom, the chief executive officer of the group, said he would complete his three-year term, a term that has been marked by moves to expand and internationalize the Internet address system. But these efforts have also brought Beckstrom and ICANN into conflict with...

2011-08-04 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter to Mr. Rod Beckstrom, President, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the ANA (Association of National Advertisers) today detailed major flaws in the proposed ICANN program that would permit applicants to claim virtually any word, generic or branded, as Internet top-level domains. In the first year alone, the ICANN plan would allow as many as 1,000 new top level domains with the same cap every year thereafter....

2011-08-02 00:00:29

VAYTON launched a new DotBrands service that helps businesses auto-finance the .brand registration (under the new ICANN gTLD program) through strategic use of business-friendly IP (intellectual property) legislation in Luxembourg. Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 VAYTON Brand Capital (http://www.vayton.com) has recently launched its DotBrands service, for all companies interested in registering a branded domain, to take advantage of the new ICANN gTLD program,...

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