How ICANN said ICANT

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Sometime on or after 31 Jan neowin.net was no longer accessible, as it had been suspended by our registrar for an inaccurate WHOIS, the problem was a no longer existing email address in our account.

.xxx domains get ICANN approval

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given its final approval to create an Internet top-level domain specifically dedicated to pornography. According to the BBC, the decision ends 10 years of wrangling and...

World of Web Names Now Wide Open

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Internet regulators voted to loosen restrictions on internet names, a move that could allow thousands of variations of suffixes beyond the basic .com or .ca. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) overwhelmingly...

Vint Cerf Steps Down as ICANN Chairman

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In the 1970s, Vint Cerf played a leading role in developing the Internet's technical foundation. For the past seven years, he's faced the more daunting task of leading a key agency that oversees his creation....

ICANN To Start Tests Of Non-English Domains

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Next week may begin a test of non-English Internet addresses, enabling local users to create Web pages and domains. If successful, non-English top-level domains, such as ".com" or ".net", could be used by the finish...

ICANN is considering becoming a private entity

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ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is considering a change in the way the Internet's governing body is organized that could allow it to skirt some potential legal issues. In late March, a...

ICANN shoots down .xxx yet again

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It looks as if the board of ICANN has quickly brought the revival of the .xxx domain idea to a standstill: in a meeting in Lisbon, the board voted down ICM Registry's proposal, 9 to...

PowerUser.TV e56: Zune, ICANN, Wii and More!

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This week the team discusses the Zune and the MS Media Player and the possibility that MS is taking notes from SONY or the RIAA. In other news, the US extends ICANN oversight, Stardock releases...

ICANN Chokes off .xxx Porn Registry

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Plans for an area of the internet dedicated to pornography were killed last night in a vote by overseeing organization ICANN. In a split 9-5 board decision, the organization acted ruthlessly, against its own previous...

IPv6 goes live at ICANN

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ICANN, the U.S. body overseeing Web site allocations globally, has launched a new technology that will allow virtually unlimited Internet addresses, its chairman told Reuters on Tuesday. Vinton Cerf of the Internet...

ICANN can't get a budget for next year?

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"The proposed 2004-5 budget for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has hit a snag - the rest of the world is refusing to pay its share of the bill. ...

VeriSign Antitrust Claim Against ICANN Dismissed

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VeriSign spokesperson Brian O'Shaughnessy told TechNewsWorld that the dismissal of the antitrust claim involved only one of seven claims from VeriSign in the case. "It is the antitrust claim, which has a high level of...

Domain registrars sue ICANN, VeriSign

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One day after being sued by VeriSign Inc. over delays in approving a new service for back-ordering Internet domain names, the organization that controls the Internet's domain naming system is now being sued by a...

VeriSign sues ICANN

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Internet infrastructure company VeriSign Inc sued a domain-name oversight body on Thursday, saying it had overstepped its authority when it prevented VeriSign from introducing new Web-address services. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names...

VeriSign fends off critics at ICANN confab

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David Schairer, vice president of broadband provider XO Communications, is frustrated by VeriSign's decision to redirect Web surfers who mistype domain names to its own advertising-based Web site. At an unprecedented public...

ICANN raises concerns over VeriSign IDN change

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Tuesday expressed concerns regarding a service launched last Friday by VeriSign Inc. designed to handle internationalized domain names (IDNs). According to ICANN, "some...

ICANN approves new domains, reform

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The group that oversees the Internet's traffic system said on Sunday it plans to approve a host of new address suffixes to join the likes of ".com" and ".org" over the coming year, and is...

ICANN drops directly elected board seats

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The group that oversees Internet addresses finalized changes Thursday that end direct elections to its board of directors -- a move critics complain could make the group indifferent to ordinary users and hurt innovation. ...

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