November 17, 2005 |
The United States will keep control of the domain-name system that guides Internet traffic under an international agreement, resolving a dispute that threatened to fracture the global computer network. Negotiators at the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society said they had agreed to set up a forum to discuss spam e-mail and other Internet issues and explore ways to narrow the technology gap between rich and poor countries.
November 20, 2000 |
Meanwhile, two other groups of companies led by Idealab-backed DotTV applied for the suffixes .nom and .pro. Neither proposal fared well in reviews conducted by ICANN staff members and a group of outside advisors. The reviewers said the DotNom Consortium's application was technically weak, and that the business plan submitted by the DotPro Consortium wasn't specific enough. After striking a high-profile deal to register Internet addresses that end in .
June 3, 2002 |
The group that oversees the Internet's traffic system moved closer to a complete overhaul over the weekend when a committee recommended changes aimed at making the organization function more smoothly. A committee set up by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers recommended that the group retool its internal structure and change how corporate directors are chosen, but rejected a proposal to bring governments on board.
October 27, 1998
The nonprofit group that expects to largely assume control of managing the Internet from the federal government has selected Michael M. Roberts of Portola Valley as its interim president. His first effort will be to reassure U.S. officials that the California-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, will be open and financially accountable. Roberts retired recently as vice president of Educomm, a high-tech consortium of 600 colleges and universities.
June 8, 2011 |
Small businesses trying to find new ways to market themselves online may soon tap new branding opportunities, if the organization that regulates Internet domain names expands its offering beyond the traditional .com suffix. The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, a nonprofit group that controls the Internet's naming system — also known as the domain name system — will meet in Singapore this month to decide whether to allow companies or organizations to create unique domain suffixes.
October 1, 2009 |
It sounds almost silly to say it, but the Internet is going global. Of course, it's already global. But the underlying technology that makes the Internet run was developed by the Department of Defense 40 years ago, and the federal government continued to have an outsized voice in how the Internet was run. Eleven years ago, as the Internet took off, the U.S. turned over some of its governance to an obscure nonprofit group, the Internet Corp....
March 19, 2002 |
The group that oversees the Internet's domain-name system was slapped with a lawsuit by one of its directors, who says he has been denied access to the organization's corporate records. Karl Auerbach, a director of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, filed suit to gain access to travel records, payroll figures and other day-to-day details of the organization that oversees the system that guides e-mail and Web browsers.
June 29, 2002 |
The group that oversees the Internet's name system voted to exclude ordinary Web surfers from its board in a move critics say allows mainstream interests to tighten their grip on the online world. ICANN, or the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, abolished online election of individual Internet users to the group's executive board. Instead, the 19-member board of directors will be drawn from representatives of technical, business, government and nonprofit organizations.
October 12, 2000 |
The Internet's management organization tentatively approved a new Web address suffix for the European Union, ".eu." But don't expect "dot-eu" names right away. Mike Roberts, chief executive of the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, said final approval will come only after the group works out contractual details with the Europeans who will be in charge of assigning such names. The European Commission wanted an .eu suffix to help unify the continent's businesses.
December 1, 2006 |
VeriSign Inc., the main manager of the Internet address database, said the Commerce Department approved a contract extending its control over websites ending in .com for six more years. Its shares rose 7.5%. The contract, negotiated between VeriSign and the Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers, allows the Mountain View, Calif., company to raise prices four of the next six years.