Icann CEO urges wide internet control

2014-11-19 05:05

Icann CEO Fadi Chehade is calling for international discussions to ensure control of the web remains decentralised.

Powerful body mulls future of the internet

2014-06-27 11:40

Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the internet.

Web revolution could hit trademarks

2014-03-17 09:32

The mass expansion of internet domain names could cause havoc for the defence of trademarks in cyberspace, the UN's intellectual property body has warned.

UK capital gets .london domain

2013-11-15 22:18

Londoners have got a new Internet domain, the British capital has won approval for .london.

Arabic online encyclopaedia to launch

2013-07-09 18:31

A 75-year-old Palestinian businessman is on a $10m mission to boost Arabic on the internet, where it accounts for less than one percent of websites.

Domain name group plans China office

2013-04-08 19:04

The Domain name group plans a satellite office in China, home of world's largest internet population.

Religious spat in cyberspace

2012-09-01 22:33

Centuries-old theological disputes have broken out in cyberspace as religions aim to influence the future presentation of faith on the internet.

2 000 web suffix applications received

2012-06-13 21:01

The body in charge of website domain names has unveiled 2 000 applications for new web suffixes, including .music, .miami and .insurance, raising $352m in application fees.

New web suffix bids include .lol

2012-06-12 19:31

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will announce a full list of new internet suffixes in the web expansion programme.

Another delay in domain name expansion

2012-04-17 21:09

There is another delay in efforts to create hundreds of internet address suffixes to join ".com" and others in use.

Brands fight porn domain squatting

2012-03-06 08:30

Within three months of the launch of the domain ".xxx", 10 cases have been launched against pirates registering the names of reputable companies and people.

Internet domain name expansion slammed

2011-12-09 14:01

A plan to expand the number of internet domain names has come under fire in the US Congress.

Icann approves new web suffixes

2011-06-20 07:22

The Icann has voted to allow the creation of new website domain suffixes by companies, enabling firms to replace ".com" with their own brand.

New internet addresses tested

2011-06-08 19:31

A worldwide test of the next generation of internet addresses is under way to replace the dwindling reservoir of numbers in the original system.

Icann meets over web addresses

2010-12-07 07:54

Icann has met to discuss expanding the list of top level domain names and a new generation of internet protocol addresses.

Chinese script gets go on web

2010-07-13 09:31

The internet will soon be a lot more accessible for more than a billion people after Icann gave the green light for the use of Chinese script.

Porn web suffix to go ahead

2010-06-25 10:25

The company that oversees web addresses is expected to give the go-ahead for the creation of a .xxx suffix for websites with pornographic content.

Web breaks language barrier

2010-05-25 08:04

The use of non-Latin characters in internet addresses is a key step to opening up the web and making it more "personalised", the head of Icann has said.

Non-Latin web names authorised

2010-01-22 16:01

Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to win preliminary approval for internet addresses written in their native scripts.


Icann to break free of US control

2014-10-14 10:21

The head of the private agency entrusted with running the internet has said that the group is on course to break free of US oversight late in 2015.

A difficult breakup between US, internet

2014-04-07 12:05

A plan that would see the US relinquish its key oversight role for the internet to the 'global multistakeholder community' may be more difficult to fulfill then previously realised.

US senator: Web suffix .sucks sucks

2014-03-13 10:00

A US senator has urged internet regulators to pull the plug on a proposed online neighbourhood for website addresses ending in ".sucks".

Brazil to host internet governance summit

2013-10-10 11:01

Brazil, which has slammed massive US electronic spying on its territory, has said it would host a global summit on internet governance.

Johannesburg to get Top Level Domain

2013-06-07 11:05

The City of Johannesburg is edging closer to be the first in the country to have its own Top Level Domain name.

Internet governance talks in jeopardy

2012-12-09 22:38

A landmark attempt to set global rules for overseeing the internet has threatened to fall apart as a rift pitting the United States and some Western countries against the rest of the world widened.

Privacy breach in internet address bids

2012-06-15 22:09

The organisation in charge of introducing new internet addresses to rival ".com" says it briefly suspended access to some documents on its website after it discovered a privacy breach.

N America head bids for new web suffixes

2012-06-13 10:28

Companies and organisations from North America and Europe dominated the bids for new internet addresses.

Icann to annouce new web names soon

2012-05-30 13:05

The agency in charge of website addresses will soon reveal proposed new names for online neighbourhoods breaking the ".com" mould.

'Oops': Glitch forces extension for new suffixes

2012-04-14 16:00

Deadline for new domain names have been extended after technical glitch exposed some user data

Doubts over internet name 'revolution'

2012-01-10 07:31

Icann will launch a domain name "revolution" in the face of the concerns of global bodies ranging from the UN to the US Congress.

Internet porn domain goes live

2011-12-07 08:26

A new .xxx domain suffix for adult content sites has gone live in a move which supporters say will help web surfers easily identify pornography sites.

Internet braces for not-coms

2011-06-18 13:30

Coming soon to the internet: Website addresses that end in ".bank", ".Vegas" and ".Canon".

Domain '.xxx' approved for web porn

2011-03-19 11:27

Icann has approved the .xxx domain for porn on the internet despite pressure from Christian groups.

Internet to foil cyber crooks

2010-07-29 11:28

The internet has undergone a key upgrade that promises to stop cyber criminals from using fake websites that dupe people into downloading viruses.

Porn .xxx domain approved

2010-06-25 22:16

The porn industry can celebrate, after the board of the international regulatory body for web addresses endorsed the .xxx domain name.

Internet adopts new .org security

2010-06-23 21:20

The company that oversees web addresses ending in .org is introducing extra security measures to guard against identity theft.

No .xxx decision yet

2010-03-13 16:06

Porn websites won't be able to park themselves at an ".xxx" address quite yet.

Web addresses worldwide at last

2009-10-30 11:52

The non-profit body that oversees internet addresses has approved the use of Hebrew, Hindi, Korean and other scripts not based on the Latin alphabet.

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