ARTICLES RELATING TO ICANN

Icann urges faster change of internet regulator

2015-02-09 15:00

Plans to transfer control of internet overseer Icann from US hands to a globally representative body could be jeopardised unless a deal is reached before the 2016 US elections.

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.

 

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.

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