Posts Tagged ‘ICANN’

Attention Domain Owners: Don’t Ignore “Validate Contact Info” Emails Anymore

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Starting this year, failure to provide proper contact info can lead to trouble for domain owners …

Every year or so it seems, I receive quite a few emails from various domain registrars asking me to verify that the contact information for my domains is correct. Contact information links a person or company, or proxy, to a domain name. This information may change over time, for instance when a site gets sold, the owner moves, or if the phone number changes. Some owners add fake contact information to domain names, while others use proxy services to hide their identity on the Internet and avoid being linked to that particular domain name.


ICANN to Allow .anytld to be Used on the Web

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Given the constantly growing number of domains out there, I guess this was inevitable …

In a major shakeup for the Internet, the global Internet governing body ICANN has voted to allow any word or name to be used as an Internet suffix.

Currently the number of suffixes, commonly known as TLDs (Top Level Domain) sits at 22 and includes ‘.co.’ country variations that bring the total up to 250, and other common ones for organisations and governments. This new change would allow domain names with any ending to be registered and approved.


The first international non-Latin top level domains go live

Friday, May 21st, 2010

I wonder if there will be a rush to gobble up the most popular, non-Latin domain names?

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has finally begun to enable top-level domain names based on non-Latin alphabets. The first three country code top level domains (ccTLD) written in Arabic script are now available for use.

The three new top-level domains are: “Al-Saudiah,” “Emarat, and “Misr,” and they allow site names to be written right-to-left.