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ICANN hands out keys to global cyber guardians
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ICANN hands out keys to global cyber guardians

As a part of a security measure to save the Internet from complete and utter destruction in the event of a Dooms Day scenario, ICANN has handed out seven “guardian keys” to secret individuals from the following countries: Britain, the U.S., Burkina Faso, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, China and the Czech Republic. In the event […]

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dotBerlin seeks special gTLD status

DotBerlin GmbH & Co, the brains behind the proposed .berlin gTLD and early embracer of the new gTLD system, is asking ICANN for special preference in the gTLD application process. Basically, it believes that companies who had their applications ready before ICANN went public with the new gTLD system should be reviewed first. While this […]

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Employ Media seeks to open up .jobs domain

Few people outside the domain world have ever heard of .jobs, but if TLD operator Employ Media gets its way with ICANN, things could soon change. Against much opposition from some in the webmaster community, the company is seeking approval to allow the general public to register generic names on the TLD. If given the […]

Does the U.S. government want to seize The Pirate Bay's domain?
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Does the U.S. government want to seize The Pirate Bay’s domain?

 bittorrent site. Despite a government raid, large fines and jail time, the site is more popular than ever. But according to TorrentFreak, the United States government planned an operation in coordination with ICANN to seize thepiratebay.org. As part of a campaign called ‘Operation In Our Sites,’ the government has already illegally seized the domains of […]

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ICANN votes to accept .xxx gTLD application

Yesterday we reported that ICANN is on the verge of accepting the .xxx gTLD. The California organization voted today to approve .xxx, an application for its approval, that is. The .xxx gTLD ICM Registry is fighting so hard for still has some hoops to jump through before it can go live. ICANN will now enter […]

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ICANN to approve .XXX tomorrow

According to domain blogger Kieren McCarthy, ICANN announced today that it will officially approve the .xxx domain tomorrow. This is light of recommendations by an independent panel that the organization approve the name, which it had rejected three times previously. This decision will no doubt make ICM Registry very happy, but cause quite a stir […]

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ICANN publishes report on seedy registrars

ICANN, which seems to be cracking down on rule-breaking registrars lately, has published a new report criticizing a number of well-known registrars for unwholesome practices. Some of the firms mentioned in the document include UK2, Tucows, France Telecom, Enom and AOL. Among other things, ICANN lashed out against several of the registrars for misconfigured WHOIS […]

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ICANN puts a bullet in three defunct domain registrars

ICANN has terminated three registrars for failure to pay accreditation fees. The registrars– Abansys & Hostytec, S.L, NameHouse, Inc., and Gee Whiz Domains, Inc. — have been in arrears with ICANN for some time. Each owes between $7,000 to $13,500 to the organization. According to ICANN records, none of the registrars had any domain registrations […]

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Tunisia gets arabic IDN

The Tunisia Internet Agency has approved the move to introduce its own IDN in arabic script. The تونس TLD has been given the green light by ICANN and will join other non-Latin scipt TLDs from another 13 countries who already offer domain names in their native languages. Recently we’ve seen other Arabic IDNs join the […]

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No nation names in TLDs: further amendments to gTLD application guidebook

The actual names of countries will not be permitted as TLDs in more admendments to ICANN’s gTLD application guidebook. Names such as .mexico or .germany will not be allowed, especially given the interest registered in these kinds of domains by some countries. The move prevents countries investing directly in domain names and comes after many […]

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