The Internet's Allowed To Use "Generic Top-Level Domains," Like .Modo

ICANN's signed its name on the dotted line for the proposal to create new domain suffixes in the style of their last decision, .xxx. As CNET reports, there are only 22 GTLDs in existence today (.org, .edu and so on), but with this decision we could expect to see specific endings for companies, categories or… » 6/20/11 4:50am 6/20/11 4:50am

ICANN Opens Door For Crazy Domain Names Like Crap.Crap

ICANN has just made a decision that goes beyond allowing .xxx to be a top level domain; they're allowing all words to be top level domains. That means you're going to see domains like fuck.shit, shit.shit, shit.fuck, whatisthisshit.fuck, and so forth. What's not allowed is domains that conflict with trademarks (.pepsi… » 6/27/08 5:40pm 6/27/08 5:40pm

US Control Over Core Internet Systems Called Into Question

Next week, in Rio, an international meeting will get underway concerning the internet and its current status. The itinerary for the discussion includes spam, free speech and internet access costs. However, it seems that American dominance in the governing of the internet is more likely to be the unofficial topic for… » 11/11/07 1:10am 11/11/07 1:10am

ICANN Testing Domain Names In Chinese, Cyrillic, Arabic and Other…

ICANN, the governing body of domain names, says it will test out web addresses using Arabic, Persian, Russian, Hindi, Greek, Korean, Hebrew, Japanese, Tamil and both simplified and traditional Chinese. I guess this means that the inevitable collapse of all language into a bloated English hodgepodge is on hold. While… » 10/12/07 10:10am 10/12/07 10:10am