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.
Chinese Character Top-Level Domain Names Win Approval
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.
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.
Ex-Cybersecurity Czar, Subcommittee Chair Say NTIA-funded Networks Could Have Security Built In
March 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2009 – Rod Beckstrom, who resigned on March 6 after less than a year as director of the National Cybersecurity Center said Tuesday that the NTIA could use its rulemaking authority to mandate a baseline of open security standards in stimulus-funded network infrastructure.