Latest Peter Dengate Thrush Stories

2011-07-18 07:00:00

LONDON, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (AIM: TLDH.L), the only publicly traded company focused exclusively on acquiring and operating new generic top-level domains ("gTLD"), are delighted to announce that Mr Peter Dengate Thrush has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Company with immediate effect. Mr Dengate Thrush was until recently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers...

2011-06-27 00:00:30

Board Names Veteran Internet Innovator as New Chair Singapore (PRWEB) June 26, 2011 ICANN today wrapped up one of its most historic meetings after approving a plan on Monday to usher in a vast change in the Internet's Domain Name System. "ICANN's achievements in Singapore have made history," said Rod Beckstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer. "After years of discussion, debate and deliberation with many different communities -- including business groups, cultural organizations and...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

Plan to Launch New Generic Top-Level Domains is Approved in Singapore Singapore (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 ICANN's Board of Directors has approved a plan to usher in one of the biggest changes ever to the Internet's Domain Name System. During a special meeting, the Board approved a plan to allow an increase in the number of Internet address endings - called generic top-level domains (gTLDs) - from the current 22, which includes such familiar domains as .com, .org and .net. "ICANN has opened...

2011-06-20 10:25:00

ICANN voted on Monday to allow the creation of new website domain suffixes ending in everything from corporate names to company brands, and entertainment to political causes, as the system gets its biggest overhaul since it began 26 years ago. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to significantly increase the number of domain endings from the current 22 (plus an additional 290 country domain endings). It will begin accepting applications next year, with...

2011-03-22 00:00:28

CEO and Board Chair Wrap-up Historic San Francisco Meeting (Vocus/PRWEB) March 21, 2011 Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), said a June 20 launch date for expansion the Internet's generic top level domains, beyond the familiar ones, such as .com, .net and .edu, will receive broad backing from the Internet community. "We've had other timelines before, but not one that the community and the Board feels...

2011-03-20 08:20:00

The board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the creation of ".xxx" Internet domains on Friday. The agency, which oversees the Internet's naming system, has made the decision after a decade-long battle over the ".xxx" registry. Religious groups say that giving adult websites their own corner of the Internet legitimizes the content. Pornographers fear governments could try to mandate the domain's use so that pornographic content is more...

2011-02-04 15:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) applauds ICANN Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush's statement indicating further delay of the roll out of the new gTLD program. In an interview with World Trademark Review, as well as in remarks made at the McCarthy Institute Symposium, Dengate Thrush said that the final version of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook would not be approved at the upcoming March 2011 ICANN meeting in San Francisco....

2009-10-30 12:29:37

A new multilingual address system received approval from a global regulatory body on Friday, a move that could open up the Internet to millions more people worldwide, AFP reported. The announcement from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will see an end to the exclusive use of Latin characters for website addresses. It said that it would soon be possible to write an entire website address in any of the world's language scripts. Scripts such as Chinese, Korean or...

2009-10-26 12:50:00

Internet regulation group ICANN says it is on the verge of finalizing plans to allow the use of Wed addresses with non-Latin characters. The plan was initially approved in 2008 and would allow for domain names to be written in Asian, Arabic and other characters from various languages. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said the plan would be completed on Friday following the group's conference in Seoul. "This is the biggest change technically to the Internet since...

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...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'