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Nominet proposes new .uk domain name

Nominet proposes new .uk domain name

By 1 October 2012

Nominet, the non-profit organisation that looks after all net addresses ending in .uk, has proposed a new domain name that is simply that. The body wants nternet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to consider plans to offer UK-based companies... >>

Remembering that web address will be even more confusing, as brands take over internet naming

Remembering that web address will be even more confusing, as brands take over internet naming

By 14 June 2012

Typing in a website URL is about to get a lot more complicated with new proposals from ICANN, the organisation responsible for URL names like .com and .co.uk. In planning for a while, ICANN has today revealed some of the applications from the different... >>

Icann vote enters the web into a new domain

Icann vote enters the web into a new domain

By 20 June 2011

The web is set for its biggest shake up since the arrival of the lolcat after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) voted to dramatically increase the number of domain endings. Currently there are 21 generic top-level domain... >>

First non-Latin web addresses go live

First non-Latin web addresses go live

By 6 May 2010

The first web addresses to not be written in a latin-based script have gone live on the Internet, beginning with the Egypt's Communications Ministry. As a result of the Web's Western roots, domain servers were previously only able to accept addresses... >>

Five hot tips for cyber squatting

Five hot tips for cyber squatting

By 15 March 2010

Domains, domains, domains. Who doesn't wish they could go back to the pioneering days of the Internet, pick up few money making URLs and do some cyber squatting old school style in one of the few get rich quick schemes that actually worked? Well, those... >>

Web bosses delay .xxx decision

Web bosses delay .xxx decision

By 15 March 2010

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN as it's known to its friends, has announced that it's postponing a decision on whether websites will be able to register a .xxx domain until June Proponents of the creation of the domain say... >>

Non-English domain names approaching

Non-English domain names approaching

By 26 October 2009

The Internet for the non-western world could be set for a major upheaval next week as ICANN - theĀ Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - meets in Seoul to discuss the possibility of allowing non-Latin characters to be used in web addresses.... >>

ICANN approves major top-level domain name changes

ICANN approves major top-level domain name changes

By 26 June 2008

After 6 years of discussion, the Internet's regulator, Icann, has voted unanimously to change the strict rules on "top-level" domain names. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has okayed the new regulations that will see generic top-level... >>

.xxx domain suffix rejected

.xxx domain suffix rejected

By 30 March 2007

Plans to create an internet domain name specifically for pornographic websites have been rejected seven years after they were first proposed. ICANN members, the body that looks after domain addresses on the web, said that approving the domain extension... >>

Battle over .xxx domain not over yet

By 22 May 2006

ICM Registry, the company behind the unsuccessful bid for a .xxx domain for internet pornography, is to take the United States government to court over the issue. Earlier this month, a proposal for the creation of the .xxx domain was turned down for fear... >>