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Topic: ICANN

U.S. to Turn Over Control of the Internet

Icann will begin work on the transition later this month

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…

Senator Blasts .Sucks as a Generic Top-Level Domain

Asks Icann to reject it

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…

Icann: Brands Are at Risk of Domain Abuse With New Top Level Domains

Advertisers: That's exactly what we said when you started this

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,…

The First New 7 Top-Level Domains Go Live Today

All you need to know about the new Web suffixes

What's happening? Starting today (Jan. 29), the first seven of hundreds of new generic top-level Web domains—the suffixes that appear to the right of the dot in a domain name address—will…

Brands Facing Dot-Com Domain Identity Crisis

As Icann readies roll out, marketers and media outlets will spend millions

Companies looking to protect their brand identity on the Internet from phishers and cybersquatters will soon be faced with a dot-com identity crisis. Beginning as soon as April 23, Icann, the…

Advertisers Push for Do Not Sell Internet Registry

Defensive registrations could cost hundreds of millions, killing some companies

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…

Fast Chat: Donuts Inc. Co-Founder Jon Nevett

Biggest top-level domain applicant talks about why brands shouldn't worry

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…

Another Icann Oops in Plan to Roll Out New Internet Domains

Mistake fixed quickly, but what effect on rep?

Icann, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is quickly earning the nickname "I can't." The organization that manages the address system on the Internet was forced to temporarily take…

Icann's Digital Archery: Let the Games Begin

Too many TLD applications force batching game

Now that 1,930 applications for new top-level domain names have been submitted, what's next? The waiting game. The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers got so many applications—four times as…

Reveal Day: Who Applied for Top-Level Domains

230 names had multiple applicants

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…

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