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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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