ICANN approves a new Website naming system that substitutes for the 'dot-com' suffix. But securing a new name will be more costly and require jumping through more hoops. Plus, registration will only occur within a three-month window.
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From 2012, companies will be able to pay £114,000 to register almost any word in any language as a generic top-level domain, paving the way for extensions such as .coke
ICANN voted to "dramatically increase" the number of Internet address endings from the 22 today. In other words, domains such as .com, .org and .net can multiply into new monikers that can be created in any language or script. Businesses will have to assess ICANN's new system.
Here's the ICANN/Verisign deal, as reported by Declan McCullaugh on News.com today. Under a settlement agreement arising out of the SiteFinder dispute between the two groups, Verisign will be able to raise .com domain rates 7% a year.
ICANN, VeriSign come up with a revision to a deal that caps .com domain price rises at 7 percent for four years.
Injunction denied... court dismissed...
Technocrats catch the last train to spam central...
A few days later than expected, the Commerce Department gives the green light to an ICANN agreement that grants VeriSign long-term rights to the lucrative .com domain.
The Commerce Department gives the green light to a pact between the domain registrar and ICANN-giving VeriSign long-term rights to the lucrative .com domain.
The Internet governing body ponders two potential deals with VeriSign. Members of the public say the choices are bad and worse.
After two days of hearings by the Internet's governing body, .com, .net, and other existing top-level domains have some new competition
VeriSign Inc. shares fell 12 percent Friday, while Register.
Icann meets next week to choose new top-level domains to supplement .com, .org, et al. Today, Icann staffers give their own opinions on the winners and losers
ICANN meets next week to choose new top-level domains to supplement .com, .org, et al. Today, ICANN staffers give their own opinions on the winners and losers.
ICANN agrees to study proposals for adding up to 10 new domain names. Could .sucks or .itsnotfair be one of them?
It may take awhile. At its meeting in Egypt, ICANN agreed more domains like .com and .org are sorely needed, but wasn't in any great hurry to take action
It may take awhile. At its meeting in Egypt, ICANN agreed more domains like .com and .org are sorely needed, but wasn't in any great hurry to take action.
Outcry as ICANN notifies people with domains ending in a dash -- such as microsoft-.com -- that they no longer have a Web address.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has accredited seven new registrars and included them in its test bed for the ".com", ".