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ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property

ICANN To Court: ccTLDs Aren’t Property

By Chris Crum July 30, 2014

ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) told a U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia, that a ccTLD (country code Top-Level Domain ) can’t be considered property. For this reason, it says, it can’t be attached …

Demand Media Announces Significant Steps For Domain Business Demand Media Announces Significant Steps For Domain Business

Demand Media has a few pieces of domain-related news this morning. Its United TLD subsidiary is now officially an ICANN accredited gTLD registry, eNom and Name.com have signed the 2013 ICANN RAA, and the company has joined the Domain Name …

ICANN Introduces The First Four New gTLDs ICANN Introduces The First Four New gTLDs

Over the last two years, the internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has been trying to introduce new generic Top-Level Domains to the Internet. The process was initially wracked by technical issues, but everyone from Apple to Google were …

ICANN Says Amazon Can’t Own .Amazon Domain Name ICANN Says Amazon Can’t Own .Amazon Domain Name
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ICANN finally wrapped up the application process for new generic top level domain names last year. The results of which are still far from over, however, as the nonprofit now has to sort through all the applications and decide who …

Google Might Be Willing To Let You Use That .Fun Domain You Always Wanted Google Might Be Willing To Let You Use That .Fun Domain You Always Wanted
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Early last year, ICANN opened up applications for generic top-level domains. At the end of it all, it was revealed that Google applied for 101 gTLDs. Now more details are starting to emerge on what Google plans to do with …

New ICANN CEO Lays Out The Future Of The Internet Under His Watch New ICANN CEO Lays Out The Future Of The Internet Under His Watch

ICANN is sort of like the Justice League of the Internet. They are a NGO that’s dedicated to protecting the Internet from any one stakeholder from gaining too much power. They are the people behind the expansion of the gTLDs …

ICANN Still Rules The Internet Whether You Like It Or Not ICANN Still Rules The Internet Whether You Like It Or Not
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If you know anything about the Internet, then you know about ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has power over the the most important parts of the Internet – domain names, IP addresses and protocol numbers. That …

Does Google Want To Get Into The Domain Provider Business? Does Google Want To Get Into The Domain Provider Business?
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It’s no secret that Google applied for 101 gTLDs in ICANN’s recent yard sale. The company applied for all kinds of domains from .tech and .soy to the usual suspects like .google and .youtube. It seems that there might be …

ICANN to Announce New President and CEO ICANN to Announce New President and CEO

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) just revealed that they will be announcing a new president and chief executive officer. The news comes as no surprise since, Rod Beckstrom, their current president and CEO, recently announced he …

Demand Media’s Military, Political gTLD Choices Simply Driven By Data Demand Media’s Military, Political gTLD Choices Simply Driven By Data

There are a lot of interesting sub-stories behind the big Internet land rush that has been the gTLD application process. This week, ICANN released its big list of the gTLDs that were applied for during the application window, as well …

Demand Media Applies For Military, Political Domains Demand Media Applies For Military, Political Domains

ICANN released the big list of gTLD applicants today. Google applied for over 100 different ones. Facebook didn’t apply for any. There were certainly plenty of interesting applications. You can peruse the whole list here. We knew Demand Media had …

What Does Google’s gTLD Applications Say About The Company? What Does Google’s gTLD Applications Say About The Company?

ICANN revealed the list of generic Top-Level Domains today and there was something interesting to be found in it. Aside from Top Level Domain Holdings Limited, Google was a definite contender for most gTLDs applied for. The search giant applied …

ICANN Reveals List Of gTLD Applicants With .App Being The Most Popular ICANN Reveals List Of gTLD Applicants With .App Being The Most Popular

After numerous delays and a last minute call for new applicants, ICANN has finally closed registration for new generic Top-Level Domains. As expected, ICANN has now published the list of applicants and the domains they applied for. There are some …

Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs, Partners With Donuts For More Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs, Partners With Donuts For More

Demand Media announced this morning that it is pursuing some new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Specifically, the company says it has selected names in categories connected to ecommerce, personal & professional identity, education, entertainment, internet life, sports, small business …

Google Submits Generic TLDs Google Submits Generic TLDs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) just closed, after over 1900 applications were submitted. Google had submitted its own applications for new TLDs, falling into four categories: …

ICANN gTLDs Application Window Closes ICANN gTLDs Application Window Closes

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) was finally set to be reopened on May 22, and COO Akram Atallah has announced the …

ICANN Finally Accepting gTLDs Applications Again ICANN Finally Accepting gTLDs Applications Again

It’s been a long and arduous road for ICANN since last month when their application system for new generic top-level domains went down due to a software glitch. The glitch allowed applicants to see each other’s usernames and file names. …