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ICANN Chief Says Russia, China Will Not Hijack Internet Oversight

ICANN Chief Says Russia, China Will Not Hijack Internet Oversight

By Shana Norris April 3, 2014

On March 14 the United States Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced plans to transition oversight of the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to the global “multi-stakeholder” community. Headquartered in the Los Angeles …

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 Want To Become A Domain Registrar Google Might Want To Become A Domain Registrar
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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 Takes Charge Today New ICANN CEO Takes Charge Today

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's Contract To Rule The Net Has Been Extended ICANN's Contract To Rule The Net Has Been Extended
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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 …

Will Google Lease Out Its gTLDs To Others? Will Google Lease Out Its gTLDs To Others?
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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 Explains gTLD Choice Strategy Demand Media Explains gTLD Choice Strategy

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 …

Google's gTLD Applications Full Of Mystery Google's gTLD Applications Full Of Mystery

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 ICANN Reveals List Of gTLD Applicants

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 Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs

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 to ICANN Google Submits Generic TLDs to ICANN

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 gTLD Applications Open Again ICANN gTLD Applications Open 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. …

ICANN Gets New Independent Objector ICANN Gets New Independent Objector

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) is finally set to be reopened on May 22, and the leadership has announced that Professor …

Google Wins 750 Domains in Cybersquatting Case Google Wins 750 Domains in Cybersquatting Case
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The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) has awarded Google the rights to over 750 domain names that a cybersquatter had purchased and tied to other known brands and celebrity names. Between February 29 and March 10 of this year, defendant Chris …