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ICANN System for New gTLDs to Reopen ICANN System for New gTLDs to Reopen

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) has been down as of late, and now ICANN engineers plan to reopen the application platform …

What ICANN Should Do To Rebuild Trust After Security Breach What ICANN Should Do To Rebuild Trust After Security Breach

During what was supposed to be the exciting early stages of an Internet domain name “revolution,” ICANN is finding itself in a heap of controversy over its new generic top-level domain program. In January, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names …

ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Down ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Down

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) has been down as of late, and now ICANN engineers are saying that it will be …

ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Offline ICANN System for New gTLDs Still Offline
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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been down for almost a week, and ICANN is not yet sure when it will be back online. The application platform, …

Legal Concerns Loom with ICANN’s Upcoming gTLDs Legal Concerns Loom with ICANN’s Upcoming gTLDs
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ICANN’s controversial decision to open up the market for domain name endings is about to get even stickier as the registration process nears its deadline. According to numerous analysts, there will be an outburst of legal issues after the new …

ICANN Delays Deadline For gTLD Applications ICANN Delays Deadline For gTLD Applications

Were you one of many potential domain owners trying to hurry the submission of your gTLD application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers by today’s deadline? Thanks to reports of “unusual behavior with the operation of the …

Google To Get gTLDs, Report Says Google To Get gTLDs, Report Says

ICANN will release its full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at the end of the month. At that point, we will be able to see all the brands going this route. According to a report, …

gTLD Applicants To Be Listed By ICANN At Month’s End gTLD Applicants To Be Listed By ICANN At Month’s End

ICANN plans to release a full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains on April 30. The list will specify who all applied for which domains. That should be interesting. “Our plan always has been to publish the …

ICANN Closes gTLD Registration ICANN Closes gTLD Registration

You can no longer register for the new gTLDs with ICANN. Registration closed on Thursday, March 29. ICANN says there were only 839 registered users in the application system on March 25, though the number will be updated. The organization …

ICANN Seeking Public Comment On .Com Registry Renewal ICANN Seeking Public Comment On .Com Registry Renewal

ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, entered into the .com Registry Agreement between themselves and Verisign in 2006. This allowed Verisign to operate the .com top-level domain for a number of years. If allowed to go …

New York City Moves Closer To Creating A .NYC Domain New York City Moves Closer To Creating A .NYC Domain

Since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began taking applications for new generic top-level domains, unique opportunities galore have opened up for several possible new website domains. One place that’s hoping to acquire its own domain, and …

ICANN CEO Should Be Chosen By April ICANN CEO Should Be Chosen By April

Back in August, ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom announced that he would be stepping down at the end of his term. He said he’d stay until July. We haven’t heard much about the CEO search in the time since the announcement, …

ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature” ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature”
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On January 12, ICANN began carrying out its controversial new plan. As WebProNews previously reported, the organization made the historical decision last year to expand the number of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to an unlimited number. What this means is that the 22 domain name endings, including .com, .org, and others that currently exist could turn into .brand going forward.

ICANN Starts Accepting Applications For gTLDs ICANN Starts Accepting Applications For gTLDs
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ICANN began accepting applications for the new generic top-level domains (gtLDs) today. Applicants are directed to use the TLD Application System (TAS) to submit their application. With the TAS, applicants will have to answer 50 questions, as detailed in the …

ICANN Has U.N Concerned Over Possibility Of Cybersquatters ICANN Has U.N Concerned Over Possibility Of Cybersquatters
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Despite nobody really thinking that the decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to expand the variety of top-level domain addresses is a good idea, the plan seems to be chugging right along. Joining the chorus of …

ICANN Has Started Taking Applications For New Top-Level Domains ICANN Has Started Taking Applications For New Top-Level Domains
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Beginning January 12, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will be accepting applications for newly available top-level domain names beyond the typical .com and .net variety. Some of the new domain offerings you might see are .book and …

Should ICANN Overturn “.brand” Domain Plans? Advertisers Think So. Should ICANN Overturn “.brand” Domain Plans? Advertisers Think So.
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In June, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) made a historic move to open domain name endings beyond the 20 or so that currently exist to an unlimited number. This means that the .com, .net, .org, and others that consumers are familiar with could turn into .brand in the near future.

ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term

Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that he will leave at the end of his term. “I am incredibly proud of ICANN’s achievements throughout my tenure,” said Beckstrom. “In two …

XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA? XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA?
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In the upcoming months, you’re going to start seeing a much greater variety of domains names appear on your url bar. This year, Internet domain name overlords ICANN have made two important votes – first, they decided to lift almost …

ICANN Domain Plan: Brands Headed for Disaster? ICANN Domain Plan: Brands Headed for Disaster?
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The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is speaking out against ICANN’s decision to open the domain name floodgates by lifting restrictions on generic top-level domains. Are the new domains a good idea? Tell us what you think. ICANN is to start …

New .XXX Porn Sites To Get Their Own Search Engine New .XXX Porn Sites To Get Their Own Search Engine
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A few months ago, before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted to allow people to register any domain they like, they made news by approving the .XXX top-level domain. In a split vote, the ICANN voted …