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ICANN Alienating Internet

ICANN is losing support in the Internet community as many believe the domain name governing body is overreaching their authority. Especially bothersome to their critics is the plan to increase the application fee for new Registrars to $2,500. [...] Continue reading


Intellectual Property Claims Could Derail Plans for IDNs

Intellectual property claims could slow down the Internet Engineering Task Force’s (IETF) efforts to develop a “common scheme for supporting foreign-language domain names across the Internet.” The IETF is under tremendous pressure from overseas Internet users who want domain names in their native languages. Creating these protocols for internationalized domain names is the most significant [...] Continue reading


VeriSign and ICANN Reach .com Agreement

The U.S Department of Commerce approved an agreement between ICANN and VeriSign that allows VeriSign, the world’s largest domain registrar, to retain control of the .com TLD. Additionally, the release date for .net, which VeriSign also controls, was pushed back two more years. The plans for VeriSign’s release of the .org TLD have not changed [...] Continue reading


NeuLevel Receives ICANN Accreditation

NeuLevel receives accreditation from ICANN for the .biz TLD, the new extension dedicated to businesses. With the accreditation, NeuLevel is now free to develop international registrar partnerships. [...] Continue reading


Domain Registries Prepare for Land Grab

The domain Registries for the new top-level domains (TLDs) are preparing for a mad rush when the new Internet addresses are launched. The new ICANN approved TLDs include .info, .pro, .name, .biz, .aero, and .museum. [...] Continue reading


New York City Domains Fetch Bids of $2 Million

The owner of and has put the domains up for sale on the auction site eBay. According to the registrant, the names currently have a bid of $2 million. The 2 names are for sale as a package, but the reserve has not been met. [...] Continue reading

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