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2009-09-22 17:02:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With just over a week left before the expiration of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Department of Commerce, the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) urges the US government to closely re-examine ICANN's structure, governance, and oversight mechanisms before committing to any further long-term cooperation. Significant adjustments must be made to the JPA in...

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2009-06-26 12:28:26

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers on Friday appointed former US cybersecurity chief Rod Beckstrom as its new chief executive and president. The decision was announced one day after ICANN's board met in Sydney, Australia. Beckstrom will replace current chief Paul Twomey after the end of the year. Twomey took the position in March 2003. In March, 48-year-old Beckstrom resigned from his position as Director of the National Cybersecurity Center at the Department of Homeland...

2009-06-04 18:04:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) is pleased with the overall support for reviewing the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) accountability, transparency, and efficacy as expressed by members present at Chairman Boucher's House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet hearing on Thursday. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070724/DCTU006LOGO)...

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2009-03-03 07:20:00

On Monday, Paul Twomey, chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), announced that he will step down later this year. The announcement was made as ICANN opened meetings this week Mexico City. Twomey said that he declined a thee-year contract extension with ICANN, and plans to take a leadership job in the private sector. His current contract will expire on July 1, but Twomey says he will remain on staff until the end of the year to help his successor....

2008-07-01 00:06:34

By LOS ANGELES TIMES In addition to the likes of .com and .net, the Internet might soon have Web addresses ending in .fun, .cars and .prettymuchanythingyouwant. Heralding the most dramatic expansion of virtual real estate in 40 years, the international group controlling Internet addresses decided Thursday to let anyone apply to be in charge of new last names for the Web. The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers - which is as close as the Internet gets to a governing body -...

2008-06-27 12:01:07

Sweeping changes to the Internet's addressing system, approved at a meeting in Paris on June 26, could mean the Internet as we know it may never look the same. In a unanimous vote, the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names & Numbers [ICANN], a private, nonprofit company that oversees technical aspects of the Internet's address system, agreed to introduce an unlimited number of new top-level domains, the technical term for the suffixes such as .com or .net tacked on to the ends of Internet...

2008-06-27 06:02:28

By Michelle Kessler SAN FRANCISCO -- Get ready for ".nyc" and ".ebay." Starting in early 2009, almost any word will be able to replace ".com" in a Web page address. That opens the door for addresses such as www.restaurants.sanfrancisco or www.books.amazon. The decision was made Thursday by the organization that manages the technical underpinnings of the Web, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN, a non-profit based in Marina del Rey, Calif., wants "to increase...

2008-06-26 18:01:01

Internet regulators in Paris who oversee online addresses accepted a plan that would open the door to untold numbers of new URLs, the regulators said. The board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers accepted a plan to free up constraints on the end of URLs that have become familiar and routine to Internet users. Currently restricted to domains that end with .com, .org, .net and 18 other approved address tags, the plan submitted by stakeholders would end those...

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2008-06-24 12:00:00

Lest you think a U.N. meeting to discuss the future of the Internet would be a ponderous, low-key affair, consider this remarkable tale. Back in 2003, when the U.N. held just such an event in Geneva, the delegates unexpectedly decided to close the meeting to nongovernmental officials and to eject a handful of attendees. One of them was Paul Twomey -- president of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names & Numbers [ICANN], a private, nonprofit company that oversees technical aspects of the...

2008-06-24 02:29:36

Internet regulators meeting in France said they will vote this week on relaxing rules on the use of top level domain names such as .com. The BBC said the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has been working for years on the changes, which would allow companies to turn their brands into domain names. Like the United States in the 19th century, we are in the process of opening up new real estate, new land, and people will go out and claim parts of that...


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