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Neustar’s .us contract has just been renewed by the Department of Commerce
ICANN has just launched a forum to discuss the methods for allocating single letter and single digit domain names for all 16 gTLDs (AERO, .ASIA, .BIZ, .CAT, .COM, .COOP, .INFO, .JOBS, .MOBI, .MUSEUM, .NAME, .NET, .ORG, .PRO, .TEL, and .TRAVEL)
a.com b.info 4.biz etc.
Some of the .com’s are already owned z.com by Nissan x.com by Ebay/ Paypal but these predate 1993 when the current reserved names policy was imposed.
ICANN IDN test “My Name, My Language, My Internet” goes live
more details at ICANN
ComScore have just released anaylsys of the Worldwide Search market
Searchers (August 2007)
754,459,000 Worldwide Total
257,952,000 Asia Pacfic
206,278,000 North America
49,995,000 Latin America
30,556,000 Middle East & Africa
And they searched from the following search biz’s
Searches (August 2007)
61,036,000,000 World Wide Total
1,212,000,000 Time Warner
ICANN has just launched a trial for integrating IDNs into the root. The ICANN blog has an interesting post by Kim Davis, giving nice examples on why viewing IDNs around the world can sometimes be problematic for some and not for others and why these current tests are so important for software developers.
From the Internet2 press release
“Internet2 announced the completion of its new nationwide network infrastructure. With an initial capacity of 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) nationwide and revolutionary bandwidth-on-demand capabilities, the new Internet2 infrastructure provides researchers and educators the potential to transform disciplines across the board from science, to telemedicine, to network research, to the performing arts.”
For more information: http://www.internet2.edu
The Afilias press release also included a note about NewYork.info being the largest .info sale at the time $46,000. NewYork.info was subsequently resold again in July for $70,000 but is no longer the highest .info sale, travel.info is now the most expensive publically recorded sale selling for $117,000
Recognising the extraordinary growth of internet activity in India, ICANN has chosen to host their first meeting for 2008 in New Delhi, India.
ICANN has a few more details here
Sample addresses in 11 lanageuages:
Arabic, Persian, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Russian, Hindi, Greek, Korean, Yiddish, Japanese and Tamil
will be added to the Internet’s central directories as early as next week, paving the way for Web surfers around the world to get online without knowing any English.
At this point, the 11 domain names are meant primarily for software developers and Web site designers to test the new system, but they are the first such names entered in the 13 key domain name directories (root servers).
If the trial is successful live IDNs should be available late 2008.
Full ICANN press release here