Recent Domain News

ANA on ICANN’s Expansion of Top-Level Domains: “Reckless and Premature”

On January 12, ICANN began carrying out its controversial new plan. As WebProNews previously reported, the organization made the historical decision last year to expand the number of generic top-level domain (gTLD) names to an unlimited number. What this means is that the 22 domain name endings, including .com, .org, and others that currently exist could turn into .brand going forward.

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What’s New with the New Top Level Domain Names? (ISEDB)

As many of you will be well aware, last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began the massive process of opening up Top Level Domains (TLDs). This means it would be possible for anyone with enough cash to register their chosen URL ending (like ‘.com’).

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Making Sense of DNS (Linux Today)

Begin Linux: “Domain Name Service (DNS) was created in 1983 out of the necessity to convert IP Addresses like to domain names like example.com. DNS is a distributed database, what this means is that no one computer is used to maintain a complete database of all of the domains on the Internet. Instead this information is distributed across many computers.”

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Photon to takeover Dark Blue Sea?

Photon Group announced yesterday its intentions to takeover DBS and made an offer of 30 cents a share for 50.1% of the company. Photon currently has a 30.55% interest and Huon Capital have already indicated that they will accept the offer for their 14.25%. This means that after 2 years Photon just needs 5.3% more of the shares to finally secure Dark Blue Sea.

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Africa’s liaison to ICANN: Outreach is under way

Anne-Rachel Inne, Africa’s regional liaison ICANN was interviewed during the Highway Africa conference in South Africa by Computerworld Kenya. Inne says there are so few African countries participating in ICANN activities because “people don’t have the means to go to international meetings”, however this problem is not unique to Africa. It’s a problem of all African countries.

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