Swedish prosecutors are attempting to close down The Pirate Bay through having the domain names piratebay.se and thepiratebay.se deregistered.
Leading domain name registrars Name.com, Melbourne IT, Moniker and Xinnet have admitted they were hacked in a brazen cyberattack last week, with the four companies believed to be responsible for around six million domain name registrations.
The first Australian generic Top Level Domain application has passed its initial evaluation. On Friday ICANN said '.melbourne' has passed its technical and financial evaluations, with the number passing this stage now reaching 300, and being the next step in getting the gTLD up and running.
When the domain name system (DNS) was developed in 1983 it was viewed as a way of "making it possible for people to create and use domain names for the things they wanted to access instead of numerical addresses," writes Paul Mockapetris, Chief Scientist and Chairman, Board at Nominum.
ICANN has announced they will be opening an engagement centre in Montevideo, Uruguay, as it opens offices in strategic locations around the globe.
It's a lesson in registering the key domain names relating to your business. Down under a trio of feminists from Melbourne calling themselves the Australian Cat Ladies have registered the domain name AustralianChristianLobby.org after realising the ACL, which has registered both acl.org.au and australianchristianlobby.org, had failed to register it.
Verisign Revenues Boom In Q1, 2013 With 2M New .COM/.NET Registrations
Verisign reported revenues of $236 million for the first quarter of 2013 as 1.99 million new .com and .net domain name registrations were added to the base, an increase of 15.5 percent in revenues and 5.5 percent in registrations when compared to the same quarter in 2012.
A new phishing survey released by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) at its conference in Buenos Aires this week reveals that phishers are breaking into hosting providers with unprecedented success, using these facilities to launch mass phishing attacks.
ICANN has formally announced they will be opening a hub office in Turkey's largest city Istanbul their President and Chief Executive Officer Fadi Chehadé announced today.
This summer, a number of new domain names will likely start appearing on the Web. Generic names such as .apple, .home, .app, .vegas or .music could join such stalwarts as .com, .net and .org. ICANN, a non-profit organization charged with administering the system, has been considering the expansion for several years. University of Houston Law Center professor Jacqueline D. Lipton spoke on the topic last weekend at the Second Annual International Intellectual Property Law Scholar's Roundtable at the University of San Diego. Lipton sees the new system as a significant test in the development of innovative systems for global governance of commerce and free speech.