Top-level domains could become important factor in ranking, online brand visibility

Today, the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), the thousands of new domain extensions such as '.photography', '.london' etc., that will be flooding into the market over the next few months, took a step forward and entered a new phase where they are open to applications from anyone. November 19, 2013

What is ICANN doing? What were they thinking?

ICANN seems to be doing everything to enhance its own wellfair, but nothing to protect netizens.
* Why are they adding so many new TLDs? They cannot even administrate the ones we have, and they are perpetually putting responsibility into hands that should never have it! This special Web Update includes: Name.space sends lawsuit against ICANN over new TLDs to Court of Appeals
* ICANN gTLDs: When Names Are Borrowed from an Atlas - CircleID
* Harvard.xxx a Brand Cautionary Tale as Web Adds New Names
* United States: ICANN Opens Trademark Clearing House
* Microsoft Doesn’t Like Google’s Dotless
* New local domains see breakthrough
* Who Really Runs the Internet?
* Trademarks at Risk - Law.com
and more! Follow along April 19, 2013

The Internet's Last Day

Well, it has happened. Yesterday marked the last day of the internet as we know it. The body that oversees the web has ended its agreement with the US government. Good or bad, am I paranoid? Maybe. October 1, 2009

Top Level Domains - ICANN pushes forward

The Second Interim Report of the Board Review Working Group has been presented and ICANN appears to be moving forward to offer huge range of new top level domains -- allow almost any string of letters to be used for a global gTLD!
SEE: This and other news from the world of internet DNS August 11, 2009

Who will own the internet?

It's hard to believe that in a short fifteen years or so the internet has grown so ubiquitous that the majority of the world truly believes it's 'just there.' The internet is rapidly approaching a turning point. What's at stake? The difference between right and wrong. June 11, 2009

Change is coming

The question is: will it be good change or otherwise. ICANN Board Member Joins FCC Transition Team November 16, 2008

ICANN credibility sinks

The 60-Second Window piece "Crime gets a free ride from ICANN" last month is being repeated again and again across the web. That article reports how organized crime on the web is getting a free ride from ICANN by "Domain Tasting." Now we're seeing more and more reporting on the various repercussions of ICANN's abuse and mishandling of domain names. June 14, 2008

Crime gets a free ride from ICANN

Over 800 spams in a single day -- I discover that nearly 200 of them advertise the SAME product, yet send the unweary victim to a different domain. One spammer has thousands of domains... but wait -- they change about every five days! Organized crime on the web is getting a free ride from ICANN by "Domain Tasting" ... here's how it works April 19, 2008