Ukraine deputy minister talks IT Army and deploying $25M in donated crypto

As the situation continues to unfold in Ukraine with alarming developments, the country has been putting up a resistance to Russia beyond the ground war: It’s been taking the fight to the digita

A new state-backed hacker group is hijacking government domains at a phenomenal pace

A few months ago, researchers at Cisco’s Talos cybersecurity unit sounded the alarm after discovering a previously undiscovered hacker group targeting a core part of the internet’s infrast

ICANN warns of “ongoing and significant” attacks against internet’s DNS infrastructure

The internet’s address book keeper has warned of an “ongoing and significant risk” to key parts of the domain name system infrastructure, following months of increased attacks. The I

You can now register .dev domains

Google today announced that you can now register .dev domain names. Google acquired the .dev top-level domain when ICANN opened up the web to new generic top-level domains (gTLD) a few years ago. At t

GraphPath plans to combine Knowledge Graphs with the blockchain

Last year I covered the launch of GraphPath, a new startup that had developed a platform that aimed to “insert AI into global corporates” by making it easy to create and manage so-called Knowledge

The U.S. is not ‘handing over’ the internet

Instead of cheering a reduction of needless government involvement, some -- including a few members of Congress -- are arguing that the U.S. needs to insert itself in a clerical role for certain coord

ICANN’s globalization creates peril and promise

Ed Vaizey Contributor Ed Vaizey is a Member of the UK Parliament. From 2010 until 2016 he was a minister in the UK Government, responsible for digital and technology policy. More posts by this contrib

The Internet is made with carrots, not sticks

The Internet is at once global and local. The nature of internetworking means that the global Internet is built only of other networks. There is a small but key point of coordination on the Internet,

US Government Says No Single Entity Or Nation Will Control The Internet

The U.S. reiterated its stance in favor of a multistakeholder model for Internet governance today. Speaking before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), U.S. Secretary of Co

.Guru, .Bike, .Singles And 4 Other Domains Will Open For Business Tomorrow

If you are looking for a good domain name, your choices are about to get more interesting. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to register a .bike, .clothing, .guru, .holdings, .plumbing, .singles

ICANN Says It Will Allow Chinese Top-Level Domain Names This Year, Followed By Other Languages

The president of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Fady Chehade <a target="_blank" href="http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2013/04/10/coming-soon-a-truly-chinese-interne

Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. Last year, Google applied to manage the .app, .blog, .cloud and .search generic

After Its $100M+ Series A, Donuts, A Register For New gTLDs, Raises “Tens Of Millions” In Series B So It Can Bid For More .Names

After raising $100M+ last June, Donuts -- a registry for the new top-level domain names that ICANN is ushering in this year (such as .yay or .jobs) -- has announced it has raised a new funding round.

Icann Launches Trademark Clearing House So Brands Can Pay To Register Their Marks Ahead Of The New .Brands TLD Era

Another step along the long road of ICANN expanding the number of sanctioned top-level web domain names: it has launched a Trademark Clearing House to create a "foundation mechanism for brands to prot

If It Gets Them, Google May Open .Search, .App, .Blog And .Cloud gTLDs To The Public

If Google is awarded the right to manage the domain registrations for .search, .app, .blog and .cloud, there is now a <a target="_blank" href="http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-closed-generic-05fe

How Tech Giants Like Amazon And Google Are Playing The Icann Domain Game

Icann -- the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees a host of Internet-related operations, including the assignment of domain names -- today <a href="https://techcrunch.c

Icann Applicants For New TLDs Revealed As Part Of ‘Reveal Day’: The Full List

A little bit of a song and dance today from Icann as it released the full list of businesses and other organizations that have applied for their own customized top-level domain names, the first signif

Google Applies for .Google, .Docs, .YouTube and .LOL Top-Level Domains

Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) closed its<a href="http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results"> window for new generic top-level domain name

IAB Calls on ICANN to Withdraw Controversial Plan for New Top-Level Domains

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is today calling on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to withdraw its controversial plan for new top-level domains. ICANN's plan wou

Esther Dyson On New Top-Level Domains: “There Are Huge Trademark Issues”

<a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/esther-dyson">Esther Dyson</a>, who was the founding chairwoman of <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/icann">ICANN</a> (among other things) doesn't li
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