ICANN archive

  • Nominet proposes new .uk domain name
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 - the 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
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    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
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    .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...

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    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...

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    Icann votes against .xxx domain

    By 12 May 2006

    It was supposed to give web users a greater understanding of what was and what wasn't suitable content, however it appears that the .xxx domain tag that was to be used by the porn industry has been put on hold, indefinitely. The board of ICANN, the international...