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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...

ICANN Still Going Ahead With New Internet Domain Expansion On Thursday
2012-01-11 11:44:36

Internet domain regulators on Monday quelled fears by several bodies, including the United Nations, that a planned expansion of website addresses could cause severe problems, stating that safeguards for the system had been set in place. The UN, the International Monetary Fund and 26 other organizations and agencies last month wrote the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) asking it to bar addresses like .un or .imf from being scooped up by...

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...


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