Posts Tagged ‘ICANN’

Tom Wheeler Surging; Profiles of Other Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Susan Crawford and Blair Levin

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, National Broadband Plan, People April 15th, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 – Tom Wheeler, one of the most-frequently mentioned names to take the chairmanship of the Federal Communications Commission, remains perhaps the leading contender for the role, according to a Friday telecom update from Medley Global Advisors. “Venture capitalist and former lobbyist Tom Wheeler picked up a strong vote of confidence from a […]

Expert Opinion: New Domain Names are Coming, and Present Opportunities and Risks

Expert Opinion, Intellectual Property, Trademarks June 22nd, 2011

On June 20, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) formally approved the program it has developed for creation of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The new gTLD program will expand the domain name system beyond the current 22 generic top-level domain names such as .com, .net, and .org, to potentially include just about .anything and .everything to the “right of the dot” as top-level domains. The new gTLDs will likely include generic and geographic TLDs such as .bike and .paris, as well as .brand registries that correspond to trademarks and company names such as .deloitte.

ICANN Approves New Top Level Domains

Broadband's Impact, International June 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 20, 2011 – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a plan on Monday to expand Internet domain names from the familiar .com and .net include customized suffixes like .google or .movies.

In a 13-2 vote the ICANN board of directors approved the plan after three years of discussions. The new naming system will allow companies to create their own generic name endings such as .car or .music. Currently there are 22 name endings; .com, .net, and .org are the most popular.

House Subcommittee Scrutinizes Possible Domain Name Expansion

Congress, House of Representatives, Intellectual Property, International, Trademarks May 5th, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 – The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet held a hearing Wednesday to investigate the possible effects of expanding Internet domain names beyond the traditional suffixes like .com and .net to potentially anything a registrant could type.

The subcommittee probed plans by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to expand the generic top level domains (gTLDs) beyond the set menu of familiar suffixes like .org and .gov. The proposed new regime could comprise either an expanded menu of choices or an open door for registrants to create a suffix of their choosing, such as .google or .microsoft.

ICANN Names New Leadership

International September 10th, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2010 – The body responsible for managing the world’s domain name system named seven new individuals to leadership positions earlier this week.

Internet’s Little Black Book Gets a Tighter Lock

Transparency July 16th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010 – A group of government bodies and a private entity with deep ties to the internet on Friday afternoon announced that they have taken additional steps to better protect internet users against cache poisoning and other cyber attacks.

Chinese Character Top-Level Domain Names Win Approval

International June 28th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2010 – The board of the internet’s governing body has granted several Chinese organizations the ability to register domain names written entirely in characters, including the last characters to the right of the dot found in internet addresses.

ICANN Approves Non-Latin Domain Names

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact October 31st, 2009

The Internet domain-name governing body has approved, after years of discussion, the use of internet addresses that consist solely of non-Latin characters. “The coming introduction of non-Latin characters represents the biggest technical change to the Internet since it was created four decades ago,” said Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Chairman Peter Dengate Thrush in a statement. “Right now internet address endings are limited to Latin characters – A to Z. But the Fast Track Process is the first step in bringing the 100,000 characters of the languages of the world online for domain names.”

ICANN Posts New Advocacy Position

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 30th, 2009

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, announced a newly created position of Vice President, Government Affairs (Americas), with primary responsibility for policy development and advocacy before the U.S., Latin America, and Canadian governments.

NTIA and ICANN Renew Agreement

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact September 30th, 2009

An agreement reached by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was praised Wednesday by Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., Chairman of the Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee.

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