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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...

2012-02-10 13:35:00

Date to be Set After Initial Application Round Closes Marina del Rey, California (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 ICANN´s Board of Directors has passed a resolution reaffirming the organization´s commitment to open a second round of applications for the New generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) Program as expeditiously as possible. “The important thing here is that the Board has erased any doubt that there will be a second application window for new generic Top-Level Domains,”...

stop sopa 2
2012-01-17 03:30:11

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com When the U.S. Congress returns from recess on January 24, both houses are expected to begin rolling up their sleeves to hammer out a final version of two of the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent memory: the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP Act, or PIPA for short) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Yet as the date draws closer, a growing panoply of concerns and...

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