Here comes .apple: Web domain expansion

Forget old .com and .org. ICANN is launching a huge expansion of Web domains. CNNMoneys Julianne Pepitone reports. For more tech videos, check these out! www.youtube.com www.youtube.com

Lawyer Says Suits Will be Filed Over Top-Level Domains

Some applicants for new top-level domain names, revealed today by ICANN, are likely to sue the Internet domain naming organization, John Murino, an attorney at Crowell and Moring, tells Bloomberg Laws Josh Block. Top-level domains are the ".com" part of an Internet address. This will be the largest-ever expansion of the Internets naming system. 1930 proposals were received for 1409 different top-level domain names. Applicants paid $185000 for each proposed domain. Claims by owners of trademarks and suits alleging antitrust violations are likely to come, with ICANN having stockpiled $120 million to deal with the expected litigation, Murino says.

The Internet Could Get New Domain Names via 2000 New Applications

Its been the gold standard in web domain addresses for nearly 30 years, but .com is about to see some pretty specific challengers. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, a nonprofit organization that manages web domains, has received nearly 2000 applications for new generic top-level domains from a wide range of companies. Amazon submitted 76 applications, for domains like .music, .store, and .fire, while Time Warner sought to aquire .HBO. Several applications were submitted for the same domain, the hottest of which was .web. In the case over a dispute from multiple applicants with equal claims, ICANN says negotiations are possible. The early rush will likely feature corporations. No matter how much you may disagree, dominoes may clinch the definition of its product with .Pizza, for instance. The good news is, with the hefty $185000 price tag of applying for a specific domain, your little brother probably wont be able to put your name in front of .sucks.

What Companies Need To Do To Prepare For ICANN’s New gTLDs

The time is quickly approaching for the Internet to be introduced to a whole new array of generic top-level domains (gTLD). Last year, ICANN made its historic decision to allow companies and individuals to purchase their own gTLD. Although the decision was met with much criticism, especially from the advertising community, it was not reversed. The application process began in January and was scheduled to end April 12th; but, the deadline was extended to the 20th due to a technical glitch. While the applicants have yet to be revealed, analysts are already predicting legal and trademark issues. For this reason, Joe Luthy, the Global Marketing Director for Melbourne IT, told us that companies need to start preparing now by looking at what trademarks and brands are important to them going forward. When the applications are revealed in May, companies will then have a better understanding of whether or not someone has applied for a similar gTLD and will be able to object quickly if the need exists.

Domain Names: Debating the Effects of a Dot-Anything World

ICANN, the company that assigns what are called domain names for the Web is making a big change and rolling out a program to dramatically increase the number and kind of names available. However, that could prove to be a costly endeavor for some businesses. Ray Suarez leads a debate over the effects of the new rules.

Dot.eu domain continues to grow: EURid Event Report

With 3.2 million .eu domains registered after four years, the .eu European domain continues to grow and enables companies and private individuals to adopt a European identity on the web, according to participants at a conference in the European Parliament organized on 2 June 2010 for European domain registrar EURid. In order to fully take up on the opportunities offered by the global web, Europe still needs to overcome some challenges, especially in the area of security and privacy. Speaking in this clip are European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda), British conservative MEP Malcolm Harbour, Marc van Wesemael, general manager of Eurid, and others.

ANA Responds to ICANN Opening Top-Level Domain Market

Although ICANN began accepting applications for new generic top-level domains earlier this month, the dispute over its controversial plan is not getting any quieter. Last year, ICANN announced its decision to allow any company or individual the ability to purchase new generic top-level domains. The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has led much of the criticism of the plan, and it, along with 161 other organizations has formed the Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight (CRIDO) to raise awareness of their concerns. WebProNews spoke with Dan Jaffe, the Executive Vice President of Government Relations for ANA, about ICANNs execution of the plan. According to him, ICANNs plan will be harmful to both businesses and consumers. Not only have ANA and CRIDO pleaded with ICANN, but the FTC and other areas of the US government have also reached out to ICANN to express their concerns about the plan. ICANN has said that it would protect businesses against defensive buying of domains, but as Jaffe explained to us, it has not tested to see if its protections actually work. While the impact of ICANNs action wont fully be felt until after it closes the application process in April, Jaffe told us that ANA and CRIDO would continue to raise its concerns in hopes of being heard. Incidentally, ICANN has said that it has already approved 25 successful registrants for new domains. For more information and related videos, visit: www.webpronews.com

ICANN New gTLDs (new generic Top Level Domains)

Get ready for the next big .thing An overview of New gTLDs (new generic Top Level Domains). The Internet is about to experience a dramatic and important change that will effect every user. Today, web addresses end with familiar extensions such as dot com and dot org. Soon there could be hundreds more of these dot extensions. Their called generic Top Level Domains or gTLDs. What do new gTLDs mean for you? This video will help you find out. In order to understand what exactly is changing and how it will effect you lets look behind the scenes at how domain names work. This is what is known as a generic Top Level Domain. Today there are only twenty two such TLDs, After the top level comes the second level. When you register a domain name you are actually creating a unique combination of a first and second level name. Lets say you want to register example.com "Ill register example.com!" You are the registrant and you acquire the name using a registrar accredited by ICANN. Registrant — Registrar — Registry The registrar checks with the registry and if the name you want is available then you get to use it. Note that the registry is who makes your domain name function technically. The registry puts your domain name in the right databases so that the rest of the Internet can find you. Until now, there have been millions of possible domain names on the second level but fewer than two dozen generic domain possibilities at the top level and thats what about to change. With <b>…<b>