Topic: ICANN

Master of Their Domains With 1,900 TLDs being snapped up, the marketplace is bracing for either a bonanza or a bust

Get ready for Reveal Day. On June 13, the international organization in charge of Internet domain names and addresses will reveal the companies and organizations around the world that have…

June 11, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

Advertisers Seek Answers to Glitch for New Internet Name System Icann system has been offline since April 12

The organization responsible for managing the address system on the Internet has run into a glitch, confirming advertisers' worst fears—that adding hundreds of new top-level domains to the Internet too…

April 25, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

U.S. Puts Icann Policies on Notice Could be good news for advertisers worried about new flood of domain names

Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, hit a big snag over the weekend—raising questions about its decision to consider adding of hundreds of new generic top level…

March 12, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

ANA Offers Olive Branch to Icann ANA proposal would set up "Do Not Sell" TLD list

The Association of National Advertisers offered a small olive branch to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, just three days before the organization is set to begin accepting…

January 9, 2012, 5:27 PM EST

Icann Set to Launch TLD Plan on Thursday 'Adweek' talks to Beckstrom about why advertisers should embrace the plan

Over the objections of advertisers and a number of lawmakers and regulators, the organization in charge of the Internet domain system will begin the process this Thursday of accepting applications…

January 9, 2012, 4:29 PM EST

Commerce Dept. Treads Lightly in Dispute Over Rollout of Top-Level Domains Icann likely to charge ahead with TLD plan

The Commerce Department this week waded into the growing controversy over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' plan to unleash hundreds of new top-level domains on the Internet.…

January 4, 2012, 11:49 AM EST

Washington Puts More Pressure on Icann to Change TLD Plan FTC warns Icann plan could lead to more Internet fraud

Pressure from Washington is mounting against the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' plan to add hundreds of new top-level domain names like "dot bank" or "dot Coke" to…

December 16, 2011, 8:17 PM EST

House Hearing to Icann: What's the 'Dot' Rush? Icann refuses to slow down or change TLD plan

The corporation that is set to unleash hundreds of new top-level domains on the Internet was on the congressional hot seat for the second time in a week. And for…

December 14, 2011, 12:59 PM EST

Senate Commerce Committee to Icann: Slow Down Members worry about new top-level domain plan

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers got a bit of a dressing down from members of the Senate Commerce Committee Thursday over Icann’s plan to roll out hundreds…

December 8, 2011, 1:35 PM EST

FTC's Leibowitz Criticizes Plan to Add Top-Level Domains Ad lobby fight against TLDs gains ally

The advertising industry's fight to halt or at the very least slow down the new plan for adding hundreds of domain names to the Internet is gaining traction. In an…

December 7, 2011, 12:54 PM EST