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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 …

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 …

The .ME Top Level Domain Hits a Quarter Million Milestone
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The fastest growing country code top-level domain is .ME. The .ME Registry just announced that the extension has hit a quarter million domains registered.

"This is the kind of reaction we always knew we would elicit with dot-ME," says Predrag Lesic, executive director of the .ME Registry. "Dot-ME has become an Internet phenomenon."

New Top-Level Domain Introduced
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People have long relied on phonebooks to find phone numbers and addresses, but the paper versions get put out just once per year.  Sites’ "About Us" pages can be updated anytime, but require that users do some clicking around.  So a new top-level domain extension spelled ".tel" is opening with an aim to solve all sorts of contact-related problems like these.

ICANN Releases Domain Checking Toolkit

A new toolkit has been unveiled by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for website designers and software application developers so that new top-level domains (TLDs) created since 2001 are recognized in software and online applications.

The ICANN toolkit will save developers and site operators both time and money by eliminating the need to reprogram their systems when a new top-level domain is added.