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ICANN unveils first ever generic top-level domains in non-Latin characters

ICANN unveils first ever generic top-level domains in non-Latin characters

New generic top-level domains have been announced today by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, more commonly called ICANN, with a world's first-ever: non-Latin character options. While none of them are yet available, a total of four additional options in three languages have been added, building upon the current, .com, .org, .net, and more offerings.

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ICANN suspends domain sales amid address spill

ICANN suspends domain sales amid address spill

When the companies applying to purchase such internet addresses as .google, .apple, and .shop, signed up to get in on the sale this season, they didn't expect to have their own physical addresses leaked in the process. That's what appears to have happened as the organization responsible for commanding the universe of domains, ICANN, has suspended sales until it's able to erase their private information spill that occurred this week. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers have promised that this gaffe was non-intentional and the postal addresses leaked this week will not be visible in the future.

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ICANN approves domain names of all varieties for 2012

ICANN approves domain names of all varieties for 2012

When the decision came down to approve the .XXX domain name this year for the web, there was madness and anarchy, clamoring to either get that perfect porn-related name for ones self or to block the enemy from doing so - this is now set to continue through 2012 and beyond as ICANN (the authorities on such things) have approved the expansion of generic top level domains, this allowing groups to create such gems as .coke, .derp, and .whatevertheywant. Companies will have to pay a healthy sum for such rights as these, dropping no less than $185,000 USD for the application process alone.

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ICANN Destroys Main Street Dot Com

ICANN Destroys Main Street Dot Com

Can you guess what the most common street name is in the U.S.A.? It’s not main street. It’s Second street. When you think about it, that makes sense. Some towns have a main street, and then the next street over is Second. Some towns have a First street. Some towns have Division street. Park street is the second most popular street name, but Second Street is the most popular. But it is only the most popular because every town also has a main thoroughfare, and the other streets branch off from there. Even though the most popular street in America is Second, that would not be true if there was not some central location toward which all of the other streets pointed.

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Adult Entertainment .XXX Domains Get ICANN Approval

Adult Entertainment .XXX Domains Get ICANN Approval

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, today officially approved the .XXX top level domains (TLD) to be enforced on pornographic websites. This controversial topic has been debated back and forth since it was first proposed in 2000 and then approved in 2005 only to be overturned in 2006 and once again reconsidered in 2007.

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US ceding Internet control

US ceding Internet control

You may call it a face-saving effort, but it looks like the Obama administration is taking some good measures to do damage control after the NSA disclosures fiasco. Presently, the Commerce Department of the U.S. government has a hold over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN. This is a body that manages Internet names and addresses and other technical functions that assist computers across the globe to find correct servers and websites. When their contract expires in 2015, the governing agency plans to give up its control and put into place a neutral alternative.

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Berlin beats others to get first city domain

Berlin beats others to get first city domain

Berlin has many bragging rights, but the latest among them is a world's first: scoring the first city domain name. Starting March 18, applicable websites will be able to use the .berlin domain suffix, adding an element of description that gives browsers an immediate idea of the website's focus.

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