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News about domain names
  • First wave of .melbourne domain names go live tomorrow

    The first collection of second-level domains using the new .melboune top-level domain will be live on the Internet from tomorrow.

  • .melbourne top-level domain moves closer to Web

    The Victorian government has signed a registry agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), moving the .melbourne domain one step closer to the Web. The first .melbourne domains are likely to come online in mid-2014, according to ARI Registry Services.

  • Turnbull supports new governance model for DNS

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has described as a "momentous day in the history of the Internet" the announcement by the US Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration that it will end its role in the Domain Name System.

  • ICANN seeks to tackle DNS namespace collision risks

    As the number of top-level domains undergoes explosive growth, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is studying ways to reduce the risk of traffic intended for internal network destinations ending up on the Internet via the Domain Name System.

  • Updated: Monash gets first branded top-level domain

    Monash University has received the .monash top-level domain name, becoming the first global organisation to be delegated a brand-name TLD by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Features about domain names
  • ICANN approves domain names we can't type

    This is a bad day for the English language, after ICANN approved non-Latin characters for use in Internet domain names. Having invented the Internet--40 years ago yesterday--the U.S. has given away whatever advantage it offers English-speakers.

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