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GOP, Dems Clash In Latest Election-Year Political Fight

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving in...


Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

What we must have is a clear, enforceable, protected solution whereby ICANN does not fall under the influence of the colors of any country's flag or political leader.

US Senator Isn't A Fan Of '.Sucks' Web Address Plans

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

A high-ranking US senator urged Internet regulators Wednesday to pull the plug on a proposed online neighborhood for website addresses ending in ".suc...

Web Address Plan Provokes Rare Threat From U.S.

Reuters | Posted 05.23.2012 | Technology

* US government gives ICANN only temporary contract extension * Conflict of interest concerns around new domain programme ...

International Groups Call For Crackdown On Cybersquatters

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United Nations, the International Monetary Fund and 26 other international organizations are pressing the keepers of the In...

Alex Wagner

ICANN Opens Domain Naming: Is the 'Dot Com' Boom Over? | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.21.2011 | Technology

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced on Monday one of the most significant changes to Internet naming since "dot com" was...

'.Vegas' And '.Bank'? New Website Suffixes Coming Soon

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 08.17.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Coming soon to the Internet: website addresses that end in ".bank," ".Vegas" and ".Canon." The organization that oversees the Internet ...

Egypt To Apply For First Arabic Domain Name

AP | Tarek El-Tablawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SHARM EL-SHEIK, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt will apply for the first Internet domain written in Arabic, its information technology minister said Sunday at a c...

Abandoning Internet Oversight

Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that the United States has agreed to give up oversight of the ICANN, a non-profit organization loosely regulates the protocols of the Internet.

ICANN Domain Name Overseer Pressured To Loosen US Ties

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is invisible to the millions of people who use the World Wide Web, yet it helps hold the Internet together. Type in any address in your browser's ...