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UN telecom director “surprised” that US backed out of treaty

UN telecom director “surprised” that US backed out of treaty

Yesterday, over 150 countries met in Dubai to vote on the United Nation’s new telecommunications treaty, which many people fear that it threatens the foundations of the internet. However, the United States, along with 20 other countries, all rejected to sign the treaty, stating that “major revisions” are needed before they reconsider. The chief of UN Telecommunications, Hamadoun Toure, says that he's rather surprised by the countries backing out, especially the US.

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Department of Commerce approves revised Verisign agreement

Department of Commerce approves revised Verisign agreement

The US Department of Commerce has approved Verisign's renewal with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assinged Names and Numbers) to operate as the operator for the .com registry. Under the renewal, VeriSign will no longer be allowed to institute four price hikes of up to 7-percent during the renewal duration. A couple exceptions are in place, but it looks like .com domains are pretty much locked at $7.85.

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Google rallies against “closed door” ITU internet regulations meeting by UN

Google rallies against “closed door” ITU internet regulations meeting by UN

If you're reading this article from the safety and freedom of your own home, thank the fact that the International Telecommunications Regulations treaty hasn't been modified since 1988. Back then, it emphasized the handling of phone traffic much more than it did any sort of heavy internet traffic. Here in 2012 there's about to be a new meeting of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) at the World Conference of International Telecommunications in Dubai, and Google is warning that they might be discussing - and proposing - a brand new bit of legislation that could limit the web in a variety of scary ways.

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Google wades into UN telecom regulations review debate

Google wades into UN telecom regulations review debate

The United Nations is set to conduct a review over regulations that govern the Internet. Google has waded into the debate over whether or not the UN has any business trying to make decisions about the future of the Internet around the world. Google says that the UN is "the wrong place" to make decisions that affect the future of the Internet.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 16, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 16, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Did you have a great week? Would you like to see what made news this week? If you answered yes to the latter, that's all that matters. Of course, the big news – Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. We’ll get right down to it – Apple WWDC 2012 keynote video available now.  Also, if you’re looking for something with controversy – ICANN suspends domain sales amid address spill. And let’s throw in a rumor just for good measure – Qualcomm readying 4G LTE chips for next iPhone.

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New top-level domain applications revealed: .apple, .google and more

New top-level domain applications revealed: .apple, .google and more

The ICANN has revealed the almost 2,000 new generic top-level domain name applications, with the organization planning to make its way through the contentious list. Of the 1,930 applications, several have multiple claims from different companies: .app, for instance, has thirteen firms vying for control, including Amazon and Google, while Apple has applied for a single domain - .apple, unsurprisingly - and Google has apparently applied for more than 100, including .google and .android.

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Google picks up domain names galore

Google picks up domain names galore

This week Google is working with ICANN to expand the diversity of the web, applying for more than 50 domain names in all including but not limited to ".google", ".youtube", and ".lol". Google has let it be known that because half the world's websites are in the .com TLD, they're seeking to expand. Google was thrilled back in 2008 when ICANN announced that they'd be opening the flood gates, so to speak, and expansion began - now Google is submitting applications for TLDs that will have you browsing the Google web more than ever before, and relatively soon as well.

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Google may replace .com in the near future

Google may replace .com in the near future

Though of course .com and other Top Level Domains will continue to exist for a very long time, Google has noted today that they've applied for several TLDs ahead of ICANN's April 20 deadline for purchasing such rights. Google's domain name choices will likely be revealed once they've got them locked down with ICANN, until then we can only guess at such obvious hits as .GOOGLE, .YOUTUBE, and .GPLUS. Would you like your Google+ domain to be ChrisBurns.GPLUS?

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