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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, …

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 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 …

ICANN Urges Adoption Of IPv6
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The available number of unallocated Internet addresses using the older IPv4 protocol has dropped below 10 percent, according to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

ICANN says there are just 24 address blocks (each block is about 16-million IP addresses) that it has not yet allocated to the Regional Internet Registries around the globe.
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Egypt Applies For First International Domain Name

Egypt said Monday it is applying to use Arabic characters for the first time in its entire Internet domain name.

The move by Egypt comes as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) formally opens the process allowing countries to apply for "internationalized" domain names or IDNs, where scripts such as Arabic or Chinese will be used in the last part of an address name.