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ICANN Opens Floodgates For Top Level Domains
2012-06-14 10:13:06

John Neumann for redOrbit.com “The internet is about to change forever — now a powerful change is coming.” Says Rod Beckstrom, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization responsible for giving the internet its basic operational framework. The new top-level domains, or TLDs, will start to come online in the first quarter of 2013. You will soon see the familiar web suffix of .com and .net replaced with .app,...

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2012-06-13 14:28:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com U.S.-based companies are dominating the applications for new Internet address endings, according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). ICANN said the U.S. is accounting for nearly half of all applications, with 884 requests for new suffixes out of a total of 1,930. There has been 40 of the applications from the U.K., 303 from the Asia-Pacific region, and 17 from Africa, according to ICANN. The organization revealed at a...

2012-06-04 23:00:31

Today Dot App Inc. announced the successful submission of an application to ICANN to become a registry operator of .App, a new generic top-level domain that will be introduced along with other domains next year. The company aims to provide equal rights and fair policies for all software developers who want to get .App domains for applications they own or willing to create. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2012 Today Dot App Inc. announced the successful submission of an application to ICANN...

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2012-06-02 07:15:01

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Navigating the Web is easy. As it stands, there are only a few extensions in the Top Level Domain (TLD): The common .com, .edu, .net, .tv, and the like. Domains in other countries use extensions such as .co.uk. Now, Google, as well as several other internet companies are sending in their applications to ICANN for the right to add some new TLDs, increasing diversity on the web and offering them some more flexibility. ICANN (the Internet Corporation for...

ICANN Domain Name Application Process Re-Opens
2012-05-23 05:09:45

As of Monday, companies and organizations can once again log in, review, and submit applications to the agency handling a large-scale expansion of Internet addresses, various media outlets have reported. According to the Associated Press (AP), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) reopened the proposal process this week after shutting it down on April 12 due to a software glitch that had made some private information accessible. Repairs were originally expected to...

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...


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