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Displaying items by tag: ICANN

Facebook is trying to shift the responsibility to domain name registrars to take an active policing role, according to a Brisbane-based intellectual property and domain name lawyer Sandy Zhang, commenting on Facebook’s lawsuit against an American name registrar Namecheap and its proxy service Whoisguard.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:51

Russia hints it may build its own DNS

Russia has hinted that it may build its own domain name system by August next year, citing US control of the current infrastructure as the reason for doing so.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 28 September 2017 13:22

DNS key change delayed

A scheduled cryptographic key change for DNSSEC has been delayed, partly because of a software issue.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

For the first time ever, ICANN is changing the cryptographic keys that secure DNS. ISPs must ensure their software is up-to-date or risk their customers being unable to reach any site on the Internet.

Published in Networking

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has submitted a plan to the US Government designed to lead to global ownership of key technical Internet functions associated with domain names.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 23:07

Swedish exec to take over as ICANN chief

The Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority, Göran Marby, has been named the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Published in People Moves

The Indian Government has thrown its support behind a new multistakeholder model of Internet governance at this week’s meeting of the not-for-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Domain-joined Windows clients (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and RT) and servers (2003 to 2012) had a root-level, remotely exploitable vulnerability discovered in January 2014 but is now patched. 

Published in Security
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 12:50

US Commerce Secretary pledges open Internet

The US Commerce Secretary has pledged support for a ‘free and open’ Internet.

Published in Technology Regulation

One of Australia's leading universities has become the first globally recognised organisation to be delegated a brand Top-Level Domain (TLD) by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Internet’s global governing body.

Published in Deals
Friday, 07 June 2013 09:09

ICANN goes clubbing

The Internet domain game got a new player today as .Club Domains, LLC has won the rights to all .CLUB domain names.

Published in Deals
Monday, 25 March 2013 11:38

ICANN approves first new Top-Level Domains

The first 27 of 1898 new global Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) to join the likes of .com, .net and .au live on the Internet have been released by ICANN.

Published in Technology Regulation
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Thursday, 07 February 2013 13:09

New TLDs a boon for domain registrars

A report published by Melbourne IT's digital brand services unit provides ammunition for those who suspect the expansion in the number of top level domains (TLDs) benefits the domain name industry rather than the Internet community as a whole.

Published in Web Hosting

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has held its lottery draw for 1,930 new sponsored global top level domains (gTLDs).

Published in Technology Regulation
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ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) will draw 1900 new sponsored top level domains (TLDs) in a prioritisation draw, Tuesday Australian time.

Published in Networking
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The opening up of the global top level domain (gTLD) space could be a boon for scammers and a major headache for well known brands that must protect their online identity from spurious lookalikes created with malicious intent.

Published in Security

The US Government has awarded ICANN a new contract to manage the Internet, ending six months of uncertainty after it refused to renew the previous contract, instead opting to give ICANN only a six month extension.

Published in Government Tech Policy

ICANN has published the list of applications for the first round of generic top level domains, and there are some surprises.

Published in Development
ICANN has named Alain Pellet, a former chairperson of the International Law Commission, to the curiously titled role of 'Independent Objector' for its new generic top-level domain program.
Published in Technology Regulation
ICANN's president and CEO, Rod Beckstrom is predicting that the Internet will change more in the next five years than it has in the past three decades, but has given no indication of how this will happen or what forces will drive the change.
Published in Strategy
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