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October, 2009

  • 26 October

    ICANN announces delay of gTLDs, expediates IDNs

    For more than a month now rumors have been rampant that ICANN’s new gTLD program would be delayed. Today, the agency made the news official, stating that the new extension approval policy will be delayed beyond Q2 2010. ICANN cited controversy and varying opinions about gTLDs as the main reasons …

  • 15 October

    INTA testifies against gTLDs and ICANN

    At a congressional hearing last month regarding ICANN’s new gTLD system, International Trademark Association (INTA) President Richard Heath testified against the new program. Using the current 21 gTLDs as examples, Heath argued that allowing unlimited generic extensions would increase consumer confusion, decrease Internet security and safety, tarnish brands, and increase …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    TLDs slow to adopt IPv6

    It seems as though data center operators and ISPs aren’t the only ones lagging behind in IPv6 adoption. Recent data provided by ICANN shows that 41% of the existing 280 Top-Level Domains have no IPv6 support whatsoever. With IPv4 addresses still slated to run out some time in 2011, this …

  • 24 July

    Not-for-profits push for .ngo domain

    Citing the rampant abuse of the .org TLD, London charity Article 25 is putting together a consortium of like-minded organisations to create a new extension, .ngo. Victoria Harris, Chief Executive of Article 25, talked about the problems of .org: Lack of regulation has meant that commercial entities, individuals and even …

  • 22 July

    New ICANN CEO releases address

    New ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom has been in his post for more than three weeks now, but just released his first public address yesterday. In the message, Paul Twomey’s replacement talks about how excited he is to be working at ICANN and details his plans for the future. While it’s …

June, 2009

  • 9 June

    Man to Sell 2,600 Real Estate Domains

    In what is probably the biggest real estate domain auction in history, a bloke from Colorado, Craig Harrison, is going to sell 2,600 geographic domains. Most of the names feature the name of a U.S. city with a population of over 35,000 followed by “RealEstateListings.com,” though there are international cities, …

  • 9 June

    According to Survey, Most Businesses Unaware of Upcoming Domain Changes

    In a not-so-surprising turn of events, a recent survey conducted in the UK found that 2/3 of businesses do not know about ICANN’s plan to allow businesses to create new domain extensions next year. The study, conducted by The Future Laboratory, was in no way scientific, and tells us nothing …