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ICANN Is In No Rush In Respect To Transfer Of Internet Addresses
2014-04-03 14:25:17

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month the US government announced that it will formally end its relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), with the latter’s contract to operate key domain-name functions expiring in September 2015. ICANN oversees the Internet’s addressing system while under contract from the US government, and on Wednesday government officials and the private non-profit group backpedaled – promising...

2014-03-28 23:01:08

The Beginning of a New Era for ICANN and the Future of Internet Governance Singapore (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) says the organization’s 49th meeting that just concluded in Singapore marked the beginning of a new era for the organization and the future of Internet governance. “ICANN49 will be remembered as a meeting that, in many ways, ended the early phase of ICANN and brought the organization into a...

US Government Is Allowing Its Contract With ICANN To Expire
2014-03-17 13:49:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US government announced on Friday that it will be formally ending its relationship with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it will be ending its relationship with ICANN, letting its contract to operate key domain-name functions expire in September 2015. ICANN oversees the Internet’s addressing system while under contract...

2014-03-14 23:00:18

Press Briefing Scheduled with Board Chair and CEO Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today launched a process to transition the role of the United States Government relating to the Internet’s unique identifiers system. ICANN’s announcement comes on the heels of an historic announcement today by the U.S. Government stating that it is ready to transfer its stewardship of the important Internet technical...

2014-03-14 12:25:49

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's FY15 budget request for the U.S. Commerce Department's Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) and its constituent agencies, the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), reflects an important Department-wide transformation in the management of Commerce's treasure trove of data. The budget proposal positions the Department of Commerce at the forefront of the era of "Big Data" and clearly...

2014-03-04 08:36:52

SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University have released an innovative proposal to resolve the 15-year controversy over the United States government's special relationship to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130912/MM78947LOGO The proposal, which involves removing root zone management functions from ICANN and creating an...

2014-02-04 12:24:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Commerce has released a new infographic, "International Trade Between U.S. and Mexico," which recognizes the long history of trading a variety of goods that range from computers to oil. The infographic illustrates the top U.S. imports from and exports to Mexico and presents an annual time series of data on trade between the two neighbors. The time begins shortly after the start of an agreement between the U.S. and...

2014-01-17 16:22:27

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The Department of Commerce has released a new infographic, "International Trade Between U.S. and Canada," which celebrates the world's largest and most comprehensive trading relationship. It illustrates the top U.S. imports from and exports to Canada and presents an annual time series of data on trade...

2013-12-04 12:30:42

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://domains.adrforum.com - The National Arbitration Forum (Forum), an international provider of dispute resolution services, today announced that popular social networking service Facebook, represented by attorney David Taylor of Hogan Lovells, was the first brand owner to file a dispute under the new Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS). The URS is a new dispute resolution mechanism designed to quickly suspend domain names that...

2013-12-03 16:22:07

Liberty Power honored as the Minority Retail Energy Firm of the Year FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Power, the nation's largest independent retail electric supplier, today announced they have been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) as the recipient of the 2013 Minority Retail Energy Firm of the Year Award. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131203/FL26993 )(Logo:...