November 1, 1999 |
The board of directors of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, known as ICANN, will have nine new members when it meets this week in Los Angeles. Three of ICANN's supporting organizations each selected three directors to join the board of the nonprofit group, which is set to take over administration of the domain name system from the Commerce Department.
November 26, 1998 |
The Clinton administration on Wednesday signed an agreement to begin the process of transferring control of the Internet's crucial domain name system to a nonprofit corporation based in Los Angeles. The Internet Corp.
October 4, 1999 |
Last week's truce among Network Solutions, the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Commerce Department could slow--or even halt--the process of introducing new domain name suffixes that would ease congestion in the traditional .com, .net and .org domains. The worry stems from an agreement that Network Solutions signed with ICANN, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit set to take over administration of the Internet naming system.
October 21, 1998 |
The Clinton administration Tuesday tentatively endorsed a plan for transferring control of the Internet from the federal government to a nonprofit corporation based in Los Angeles, but asked its organizers to make some changes to elicit a broader consensus among backers of alternate proposals. In particular, the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration would like to see the proposed Internet Corp.
August 2, 1999 |
The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers apparently has more friends in the Clinton administration than Rep. Thomas Bliley (R-Va.) would like. Bliley, who chairs the House Commerce Committee, recently held hearings on the government's efforts to end Network Solutions Inc.'s exclusive contract for registering domain names--otherwise known as Internet addresses.
January 22, 2001 |
A coalition of technology watchdog groups has asked the U.S. government to put on hold plans to add seven new Internet suffixes to complement the ubiquitous .com. The proposed suffixes--.biz, .info, .name, .pro, .museum, .aero and .coop--were selected last year by the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, from among nearly 50 proposals. The Los Angeles-based nonprofit group, which oversees the Internet's addressing system under a U.S.
March 29, 1999 |
The U.S. Department of Commerce and Network Solutions Inc. are expected to reach an agreement early this week regarding the Herndon, Va.-based company's operation of InterNIC, the organization that assigns World Wide Web domain names. Network Solutions has been running InterNIC under an exclusive contract with the U.S. government, but that agreement is set to expire in the coming months. Meanwhile, the nonprofit Internet Corp.
September 30, 2006 |
The Commerce Department promised Friday to take more of a hands-off approach to the Internet as it extended for three years its oversight of a Marina del Rey organization that handles network addressing issues. Internet registrars, some foreign governments and other critics of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) have complained about the U.S. oversight role, saying the group sometimes makes decisions that don't reflect the Internet community at large.
February 27, 2004 |
Internet infrastructure company VeriSign Inc. sued a domain-name oversight body Thursday, saying it overstepped its authority when it prevented VeriSign from introducing new Web-address services. The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers has no authority to prevent VeriSign from rolling out a search engine for users who mistype Internet addressees, VeriSign said, as well as another feature that allows users to sign up for a waiting list for desirable domain names.
July 17, 2000 |
By the end of this year, addresses on the Web might be allowed to use new suffixes such as .shop, .tel and .news in addition to existing suffixes such as .com and .org. But how many more suffixes or how they will be used remains to be worked out. The resolution was passed unanimously Sunday by the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers's 19-member board at a conference in Japan. Some praised it as a boon to companies that register and sell the Internet labels.