End of legal battle sees dawn of .Africa web domain

2017-02-16 14:39

Years after being awarded the right to roll out the .Africa web domain, the ZA Central Registry is finally gearing up to start making the name available to the general public.

Push for US to cede internet domain control

2015-08-04 16:00

Experts have explained how the US government can let go of oversight over a non-profit global internet body that is responsible for names such as .com and .net.

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.


US to extend internet oversight role

2015-08-18 14:59

The US is extending its oversight of a body that controls part of the internet's structure, the department of commerce has said.

Net body races to block .sucks domain

2015-04-10 14:03

Icann is checking to see if it can crack down on a company accused of using the new ".sucks" domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities and companies.

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.

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