In this part of our special report on reinventing the internet, we look at the internet as a shared global resource — in a perfect world, that would mean international cooperation to keep it safe and secure.
The NTIA made a surprising announcement Friday when it said it might relinquish control of the contract that is awarded to ICANN for managing what acts as an address book for the internet.
The independent, international commission has been set up by two thinktanks, as a way of figuring out how the internet should be run in future.
Do we really need addresses that end in .beer or .movie or .pizza? ICANN seems to think that we do — the agency that controls the domain system says it wants to increase competition, but it seems more likely to cause unnecessary chaos and upheaval.
There is hoopla today over the hundreds of new names like “.baby” that could soon “.com” and “.org” as fixtures of the internet. Here’s a Q&A:
A list released today reveals that there are nearly 2,000 applications for new internet names like “.baby” and “.love.” Book giant Amazon (s amzn) has applied to control dozens of the new names and is in competition for several of them including “.app” and “.cloud”
ICANN, the organization that assigns names for websites, will unveil hundreds of new top level domains on June 13 that join familiar suffixes like “.com” or “.org” It appears that some of the names will be run by Google.
After botching the registration process for hundreds of new top level domain names, ICANN has pushed back its “big reveal” date on which it will unveil “.rugby” and others.
It’s a wonder they pulled this off. An obscure agency and a number of its former officials are about to get rich by selling new internet nam…
The agency that controls the domain name system — the central directory for the internet — has launched a program that could create hundreds of new domains. But critics, including the FTC, say there is no need, and the only outcome will be chaos and lawsuits.
The non-profit organization that assigns IP addresses and related internet names, ICANN, will be rolling out a system offering new “top-leve…
Nearly two-thirds of Netflix users that subscribe to broadband are now viewing the ‘Watch Instantly’ streaming video service and 8 percent view content exclusively on their TVs. I am among them and am convinced that Netflix has streaming video’s future figured out.
Whether you like it or not, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) — the nonprofit Internet naming registry that…
Without getting heavily into internet inside baseball, Joi Ito, ICANN board member and chairman of Six Apart Japan, explains why we should a…