March 5, 1999 |
Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers has finalized the requirements for companies that want to go into business registering domain names such as latimes.com. Companies that want to compete with Network Solutions--the Herndon, Va., company that currently has a monopoly--can submit applications to Los Angeles-based ICANN beginning March 15.
October 28, 2004 |
Two new Internet domain names -- ".post" and ".travel" -- could appear online as early as next year as the Internet's key oversight board announced preliminary approval. The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, in advancing the applications for postal services and the travel industry, said it was still considering eight other proposals including ".asia," ".jobs" and ".xxx." Also in the works is ".eu" for the European Union.
September 21, 2002 |
The Commerce Department said it would allow an Internet body to continue to oversee the online traffic system but set a one-year deadline for the group to improve its performance. The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, was created in 1998 to privatize the domain-name system. Since then, the Los Angeles nonprofit has faced accusations that it moves too slowly and favors well-connected insiders at the expense of everyday Internet users. ICANN President M.
August 28, 2004 |
A federal judge in Los Angeles has thrown out VeriSign Inc.'s antitrust claims against an Internet regulatory body, saying rivals did not unfairly influence a decision to block a controversial VeriSign search service. Although rivals certainly have a voice in the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, they bear no outsize influence in the international body's affairs, U.S. District Court Judge Howard Matz said. Mountain View, Calif.
August 23, 1999 |
One month after pressuring the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers to drop a plan to charge domain name registrars a user fee of up to $1 per registration, U.S. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley (R-Va.) is questioning the nonprofit group's ability to become financially self-sufficient.
May 16, 2001 |
The Internet's governing body approved plans to make two new Internet suffixes available, giving Web site owners an alternative to the crowded ".com" domain space. The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers said it had reached agreements to integrate domains ".biz" and ".info" into its addressing system. NeuLevel Inc. of Sterling, Va., will restrict .biz addresses to commercial businesses and Afilias, a consortium of 18 domain registrars, will make .