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?
New Web and email address options exploded this year with 469 new top-level domain names. Next year, Google, Amazon and 10 others will bid for rights to oversee .app.
The organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet addresses passes a resolution prohibiting so-called dotless domain names.
Dot-com? How quaint. A smorgasbord of new Net domains has arrived, with hundreds more on the way. There's opportunity aplenty, but lots of trademark hassles, too.
Amazon now owns the .buy top-level domain. How exactly the company will use it remains to be seen.
Some top-level job changes are in store for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers come July 1.
An international conference is underway, discussing the transition plan for Internet governance and how multiple "stakeholders" will play a role in that transition.
"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.
In the biggest expansion of Web address suffixes since ".com," ICANN approves foreign language, brand name, regional, and generic monikers.
London joins New York and Berlin today with a local top-level domain, .london, but concerns remain over the expense of new TLDs.