The United States will begin a process to relinquish its administrative control over of key function of the Internet by September 2015, federal officials said late this afternoon. Since the Internet was founded, the U.S. has managed the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which oversees the catalog of unique IP addresses that makes the Internet possible.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) thinks .sucks, one of hundreds of new generic top-level domains being considered for the Internet by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, should not be approved because it will undermine the credibility of Icann's gTLD expansion.
Try to follow this. Icann, the international organization that has begun to roll out hundreds of new generic top level domains over the objections of brands worried about domain abuse, is now warning brands that they are at risk of domain abuse.
Companies looking to protect their brand identity on the Internet from phishers and cybersquatters will soon be faced with a dot-com identity crisis.
As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann), the organization that manages the address system on the Internet, gets ready to flood the Web with hundreds of new top-level domain names, companies with brands to protect are increasingly worried that it's going to cost them millions of dollars in defensive registratio
Among the list of 1,930 new top-level domain names requested, some of the generic extensions were already causing a stir, like .sucks and .wtf. These are just two of 307 applied for by a company that has the whimsical name of Donuts, Inc.
Icann, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is quickly earning the nickname "I can't."
Now that 1,930 applications for new top-level domain names have been submitted, what's next? The waiting game.
Reveal Day is here. The international organization in charge of top-level domain names on the Internet revealed during a press conference in London this morning that it has received applications for 1,930 new ones.