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  • EU loses patience with US internet management

    ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), with headquarters in California, currently oversees internet governance, including the assignment of top-level domains.
  • UK police order foreign copyright take-down notices

    Letters have been sent to at least one foreign ISP, EasyDNS, threatening to report the company to ICANN unless they close sites, which coppers have been tipped off, are pirate sites.
  • ICANN wants to kill off WHOIS

    An ICANN working group wants to replace the current WHOIS system for retrieving details of domain name registrations.
  • UN fights back against Google propaganda

    It warned such moves "would cause duplication with the private sector ICANN," the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. But that is not what ICANN's chief Fadi Chehadi thinks. He thinks that his organisation and the ITU complement each other.
  • Nominet nods at .UK domain

    PS US based Consumer Watchdog is warning that ICANN's considered carving up of the web - where enormous corporations can bid big for generic top level domains such as .monopoly or .anticompetition, is effectively the path towards privatising the web.
  • Google well poised to privatise the web

    Consumer Watchdog is calling for ICANN to keep a close eye on enormous corporations such as Google and Amazon, and to reject applications made to buy new Top Level Domains (TLDs) in bulk.
  • US panics that the UN will take over the Internet

    The US claims that it is giving countries like Russia and China a chance to propose the UN to establish a new "information security" regime or create an alternative to ICANN.
  • India campaigns for UN-controlled internet

    But the week point of their argument is that the internet is governed by a voluntary, multi-stakeholder group called ICANN or Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
  • ICANN reassures the world+dog after system SNAFU

    Internet registry body ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, will have convinced registrars that THEYCANN't, as it was forced to delay the registration deadline for new generic top level domains.
  • Eric Schmidt hits out at UN

    New proposals, thought to be backed by Russia and China, regulate cybersecurity and give the ITU dominance over such "ground up" organisations like ICANN.
  • Pornographers furious at .xxx domain

    Peddlers of hardcore porn are furious at the web regulator ICANN, and ICM Registry, because of the .xxx domain name.
  • Scotland wants internet independence

    ICANN, which regulates such affairs, will accept such submissions and there's a body called the Dot Scot Registry (DSR) which will push for a top level domain.
  • Australia ponders a tale of two Sydneys

    ICANN has stated in the draft Applicant Guidebook if there is a dispute the applications will be suspended pending resolution by the applicants.
  • .xxx domain gets final green light

    The proposed ".xxx" top level domain (TLD) name has at last been given the go-ahead by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • The internet bids an emotional farewell to IPv4

    According to Rod Beckstrom, CEO of ICANN - the international body responsible for the IANA function - the industry is well prepared for the changeover, though work will be needed to ensure that there are no slip ups.
  • ICANN set to approve .XXX

    Internet regulator ICANN is set to approve the use of an .XXX domain name later today.

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