Singapore was the host city for a meeting of ICANN’s (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) latest regulations meeting. ICANN is the international body that oversees and regulates the internet.
The group voted on Monday to relax rules on website naming conventions, which could trigger another dot-com gold rush in domain naming.
Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO of ICANN said, “ICANN has opened the Internet’s naming system to unleash the global human imagination. We hope this allows the domain name system to better serve all of mankind.”
There have been many requests for new TLD’s (top level domains) such as: .kids, .shop, .nyc, .nola and .xxx for pornography sites.
The group said that they will start accepting applications for the new TLD’s in January, 2012.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is responsible for managing and coordinating the Domain Name System (DNS) to ensure that every address is unique and that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses. It does this by overseeing the distribution of unique IP addresses and domain names. It also ensures that each domain name maps to the correct IP address.
ICANN is also responsible for accrediting the domain name registrars. “Accredit” means to identify and set minimum standards for the performance of registration functions, to recognize persons or entities meeting those standards, and to enter into an accreditation agreement that sets forth the rules and procedures applicable to the provision of Registrar Services.
Learn more about ICANN.
Originally posted 2011-06-20 06:50:53.
Guest Post by : Amy Cracknell – My Step-Daughter – Which I might add, am very proud of.
First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you that is reading this message. I’m sending this to you because at one point or anything, you were or are a big part in my or my family’s life. As many of you know there is a disease that really affects my family – Crohn’s disease. This is an auto-immune disease that affects your digestive tract causing severe pain, malnutrition, habitual diarrhea, weight loss, constant discomfort and an over all unhealthy body. There is no known cause or cure for this Irritable Bowel Disease – yet. [click to continue…]
Originally posted 2011-06-06 20:47:45.
From the Eagle Forum . . .
Make sure your Representative knows how much damage this bill will cause Louisiana’s Presidential Election outcome.
This bill, HB 388 is an anti-Electoral College bill that is pending before the Louisiana House of Representatives. This bill is currently scheduled to be heard on the House floor on June 6. Please call your state representative. Tell them that you are OPPOSED to HB 388, the National Popular Vote legislation.
Contact information for representatives is here:
HB 388 would require Louisiana to join an interstate compact, as proposed by the National Popular Vote organization. This compact would require Louisiana to give all its presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote, instead of the winner of Louisiana’s state vote. If enough states agree to the plan, the Electoral College will be effectively eliminated.
NPV is a bad idea for two reasons:
First, the Electoral College provides many benefits to Americans. It affords special protections to the citizens of small and mid-sized states such as Louisiana. Without the Electoral College, Louisiana voters can expect to live in the shadow of big cities such as Los Angeles and New York in each and every presidential election.
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Originally posted 2011-06-02 06:01:26.