The organization in charge of a major overhaul of Internet addresses passes a resolution prohibiting so-called dotless domain names.
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?
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.
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.
Meantime, some big players, including Go Daddy and Demand Media, are revealing their bets on a world beyond dot-com.
Internet's primary governing body says "unusual behavior" with the system's software led to new April 20 cutoff date.
So far, 100 registrants can apply for generic top-level domains to expand beyond .com to .all-sorts-of-things, Internet overseer ICANN says.
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."
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.