Libya Takes Hard Line On Link Shortening Domains

Hugh Pickens writes "BBC reports that Libyan government has removed an adult-friendly link-shortening service from the web, saying that it fell afoul of local laws in a crackdown that could come as a blow to other url shortening services such as bit.ly, which is particularly...

First Non-Latin TLDs Go Online Today

eldavojohn writes "ICANN today switched on the country code top level domains for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates which are the first non-Latin TLDs available and are also fully readable right to left. ...

US Government Releases Control Over ICANN in Affirmation of Commitments

Effective October 1, internet governing body ICANN will no longer be under the control of the U.S. Government. The Affirmation of Commitments signed today by the US Government’s National Telecommunications Information Administration and ICANN commits to allowing ICANN remain a private not for profit...