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ICANN: No dotless domains for you, Google

The organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet addresses passes a resolution prohibiting so-called dotless domain names.

By Aug. 16, 2013


ICANN CEO sets off explosion of new Internet names (Q&A)

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?

By Jan. 28, 2014


ICANN to shift around top-level execs

Some top-level job changes are in store for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers come July 1.

By Jun. 7, 2013


ICANN allows hundreds of new Internet domain suffixes

In the biggest expansion of Web address suffixes since ".com," ICANN approves foreign language, brand name, regional, and generic monikers.

By Feb. 25, 2013


China gets nod from ICANN for 2013 confab

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.

By Jun. 25, 2012


ICANN extends Net domain application date -- again

Meantime, some big players, including Go Daddy and Demand Media, are revealing their bets on a world beyond dot-com.

By May. 9, 2012


ICANN forced to extend Web domain application deadline

Internet's primary governing body says "unusual behavior" with the system's software led to new April 20 cutoff date.

By Apr. 12, 2012


ICANN attracts 100 would-be Net domain operators

So far, 100 registrants can apply for generic top-level domains to expand beyond .com to .all-sorts-of-things, Internet overseer ICANN says.

By Feb. 14, 2012


ICANN: Time to register your generic domains

The group says the opening up of generic top-level domains beyond the likes of .com and .org "could trigger a dramatic expansion of the Internet."

By Jan. 12, 2012


ICANN replaces CEO, head of massive domain-name change

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.

By Jun. 22, 2012