November 1, 2007 |
A panel on Internet names voted to conduct further studies on the databases containing names, phone numbers and other private information on domain-name owners, deferring questions over whether such details should remain public. The committee of the Marina del Rey-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, also rejected a proposal to give Internet users the ability to list third-party contacts rather than their own data in the open, searchable databases called Whois.
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.
July 8, 2000 |
The nonprofit group that oversees the Internet addressing system won an endorsement from congressional investigators. The General Accounting Office said in a report to Congress that the U.S. Commerce Department had the legal authority to hand off some key administrative functions to the Los Angeles-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. The 2-year-old group, known as ICANN, may also collect user fees to cover its cost, the GAO said.
April 12, 2012 |
If you were scrambling to get your application in to meet today's deadline to get what amounts to an online vanity plate to replace ".com" in your business' Web address, you can relax a little. A system glitch has granted you an extension. Today, 839 participants were to have their applications in to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, but ICANN discovered a technical issue with its top-level domain application system, or TAS. "ICANN is taking the most conservative approach possible to protect all applicants and allow adequate time to resolve the issue.
June 15, 2012 |
Too bad ICANN didn't register .D'oh or .TMI itself. In the second recent big glitch in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' process to expand domains beyond the era of .com, the domain name administrator inadvertently revealed a little too much information when it posted details about the previously secret names submitted. The information online included the mailing addresses and contact information of some applicants, details that were to remain private.
May 31, 2012 |
Google has applied for more than 50 top-level domains that include obvious choices like .google and .youtube while also including other, more interesting choices such as a .lol domain. Google applied for TLDs in four general categories that include its trademarks, words related to its business, like .doc, domains that will improve user experience, and others that it thinks have interesting and creative potential, which is where the .lol came in. With Google applying for more than 50 TLDs, according to Ad Age, and each application costing $185,000, that means the company spent more than $9 million on domains.