As previously reported, ICANN announced a number of significant decisions last week at it's meeting in Paris. For most, the most notable of these was the announcement ICANN will allow new gTLDs. Some of the press think this is a significant and great idea. Others, probably with trademark lawyers or representative bodies whispering in their ears, think the decision is nigh on calamitous. 5664
The ICANN and IANA websites suffered hackers, with a Turkish group called "NetDevilz" claiming responsibility for the attack. The hack meant internet users were temporarily redirected from both sites last Thursday. 5662
Dot TK is the first country code top level domain registry that offers free domain name registration services
Dot TK, the registry for .TK domain names, today announced the launch of its free .TK domain name registration system during the 32nd ICANN meeting in Paris. ICANN is the US-based, not-for-profit partnership of people from around the world dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. 5660
Another article presenting the proceedings from the ICANN meeting in Paris.
Original article by Leslie D`Monte:
Nearly 40 years after the virtual world started, companies and individuals will be able to apply for any address on the Internet and not be limited to just the 21 suffixes like .com (accounting for 80 per cent), .net and .info or country-specific appendages like .in for India.
Top-level domain names till date were restricted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers...
Original article written by Naseem Javed :
The explosion of new names will eventually hit the fan, and the global entrepreneurial community in desperate need of making some mega online bucks will ride this flood by paying top dollar to have any desired name with an equally desired suffix to corner markets.
However, it's a great move that favors the global consumer. This move creates a new wave of interconnected global interactions and equally allows existing powerhouse name owners with a new set of strategies...
According to research by domain name management specialist NetNames, in the weeks building up to the tournament cybersquatters have been registering numerous domain names which lexically relate to Euro 2008 and betting.
These domains have been furnished with lucrative pay-per click advertising (PPC) websites designed to make money from unsuspecting browsers.
Internet display advertising surged 33% in 2007 compared to increases for the Top 100 U.S. advertisers increasing ad spending by just 1.7%, while measured media spending rose a negligible 0.3% for major marketers -- the most sluggish growth since the 2001 recession according to Ad Age DataCenter's analysis of data from TNS Media Intelligence. 5659
ICANN today approved the introduction of a limited number of country code internationalised domain names (IDNs) as well as a proposal it intends to end the practice of domain tasting at its board meeting here in Paris in unanimous decisions by the board. 5658
ICANN today unanimously approved the creation of new gTLDs at today's board meeting in Paris.
The vote comes at the conclusion of the week-long meeting in the City of Light where around 1,500 people gathered to discuss the work of ICANN. 5657