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ICANN to host gTLD events around the world

ICANN has announced that it will start hosting gatherings at various high-profile locations to encourage more discussion and education about their plants to introduce a new gTLD (generic Top-Level Domain) program. The events will include on-site consultation to answer many of the concerns people have about regulations, trademark policies and …

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ICANN to End JPA with U.S. Government

For years, ICANN has operating under what’s known as the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) with the United States Department of Commerce. The agreement is for “the purpose of the joint development of the mechanisms, methods, and procedures necessary to effect the transition of Internet domain name and addressing system (DNS) …

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Rome hopes to claim .ROMA TLD

According to the Italian company Roma TLD S.r.l., the government of Rome has expressed interest in establishing a .ROMA Top-Level Domain (TLD). Roma TLD plans to join an organization called dotCities, which is a collaborative effort of .BERLIN, .PARIS, .BCN, .NYC, and .HAMBURG. The organization is part of an effort …

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ICANN Gets a Dressing Down from Congress

ICANN CEO Paul Twomey went to Congress today for a scheduled hearing on its performance and future relationship with the U.S. government. The non-profit organization received a battering of criticism from congressmen on a number of issues. Republican Cliff Stearns of Florida attacked ICANN for its $7 million surplus. He …

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183 Million Domains Now Registered

There are now 183 million domains registered on the web, according to The Domain Name Industry Brief (PDF), a quarterly report authored by Versign. Last quarter, domain registrations rose 3%. So far this year, an average of 2.4 million new .com and .net registrations are made each month. These two …

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