ICANN

  • .london: British capital gets its own top-level domain 16-11-2013 01:47 PM

    London: London will join a handful of cities launching their own Internet domain names next year to build a greater online presence and promote the British capital, the mayor's office said on Friday. ICANN, the world body that oversees the web's naming conventions, gave London the go-ahead this week to...
  • Businesses complain of .xxx shakedown 16-08-2011 01:22 PM

    New York: In preparation for a new triple-x Internet domain that will launch in December, lawyers for the most storied brands in the United States are scrambling to prevent an x-rated rip-off of an invaluable asset: corporate Web addresses. The domain operator administering the .xxx domain is accepting early applications...
  • New Internet rules will spawn battle for 'dots' 22-06-2011 02:16 PM

    New York: When it comes to branding on the Internet, 2012 may be the dawn of a chaotic new era with companies and other groups expected to battle over suffixes like .cancer, .chocolate and just about .anything. The decision on Monday by the body that governs Internet domain names to...
  • ICANN to unleash new domain names 20-06-2011 12:20 PM

    Singapore: The regulatory body that oversees Internet domain names voted on Monday to revamp the domain naming system for websites, allowing them to end with words like "apple" and "orange" instead of suffixes such as ".com" or ".gov". "ICANN has opened the Internet's naming system to unleash the global human...
  • Internet braces for '.Vegas' and other not-coms 18-06-2011 09:56 AM

    Washington: Coming soon to the Internet: website addresses that end in ".bank," ".Vegas" and ".Canon." The organization that oversees the Internet address system is preparing to open the floodgates to a nearly limitless selection of new website suffixes, including ones in Arabic, Chinese and other scripts. That could usher in...
  • ICANN hires hacker as security chief 29-04-2011 06:29 AM

    Boston: A hacker who goes by the name Dark Tangent was hired to oversee security for the nonprofit group that manages all Internet addresses to make sure each one is unique. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, said on Thursday that it has hired hacker Jeff...
  • .xxx domain names for porn now on sale 19-04-2011 06:38 PM

    London: Pornography-only suffix - .xxx - is now part of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the first addresses like porn.xxx, sex.xxx and xxx.xxx are being used to promote its sale, it was reported here. Daily Telegraph reported that following approval from ICANN, a US quango, the pornography-only suffix has...
  • ICANN approves .xxx domain for porn content 21-03-2011 09:49 AM

    San Francisco: The internet now has its own official red-light district, where sex sites will be regulated against fraud, viruses and child porn. ICANN, the organisation that oversees the internet, gave final approval Friday to a proposal to create a new top-level domain name on the web with the suffix...
  • A browser to free the Web of suffixes 21-12-2010 11:44 AM

    Helsinki: A Dutch technology company has emerged as a front-runner in a project to rid the Internet of limited number of suffixes such as .com, and offer single names which can be countries, company names or fantasy words. Such a system, which enables countries, individuals and firms to have a...
  • Porn sites closer to getting '.xxx' Web address 11-12-2010 01:04 PM

    Washington: Porn sites are closer to getting their own address on the Internet. The online red-light district would be in the form of an ".xxx" domain name suffix alongside longstanding ones such as ".com" and ".org." Following a decade-long battle, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN,...
  • Cos can now purchase top-level domains 26-06-2008 05:54 PM

    Colombo: In-form top order batsman Marlon Samuels says he believes he will have a key role to play in the West Indies team for the ICC World T20 starting in Sri Lanka next week. The top-order batsman, who also bowls off-spin, is expected to be called upon with both bat...