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Next week, ICANN opens the Internet up to new domains like .ski, .sexy, and .berlin -- and Fadi Chehade has to handle people unhappy with the change. Also: time for the US to let go of its Net oversight?
The organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet addresses passes a resolution prohibiting so-called dotless domain names.
Some top-level job changes are in store for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers come July 1.
In the biggest expansion of Web address suffixes since ".com," ICANN approves foreign language, brand name, regional, and generic monikers.
"Dotless" top-level domains accessed by going to "http://news" or "http://music" are likely to be off-limits for technical reasons. ICANN is accepting comments through Sunday.
The next big meeting of the group that administers the Internet will take place in Beijing, in a bid to win over one-fourth of the Net's users.
The organization in charge of doling out Internet domain names and addresses picks Fadi Chehade as its new CEO -- and replaces the head of a mammoth domain-name expansion.
Agency that oversees oversees the assignment of Web domains published postal addresses from applications by mistake.
The organization says it received over 1,900 applications for new generic top-level domains, from big companies, startups, geographical locales, and more.
Meantime, some big players, including Go Daddy and Demand Media, are revealing their bets on a world beyond dot-com.