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.
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.
Lawrence Strickling, who runs the US government's remaining oversight of the Internet, says it's time to relinquish that role. Snowden didn't push the issue, he tells CNET's Stephen Shankland.
ICANN, eager to wean itself from the US Commerce Department, will set up the "multistakeholder" governance it has sought for overseeing the Internet's core workings.
As Net addresses like .pink, .flights, and .coffee arrive, trademark holders have some new versions of old headaches. Canyon Bicycle prevailed to claim canyon.bike, though.