Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ICANN CEO: Cities, States Eager for New Top-Level Domains

Joseph Marks, Nextgov, Jan. 10, 2012

From the article: "Some of the greatest interest in the slate of new top-level Internet domain names set to be opened up Thursday has come from governments, the chief executive of the non-profit body that will oversee those new domains said.In some cases national governments are interested in new top-level domains that, for the first time in history, will be opened up to non-Latin scripts such as Chinese and Arabic, said Rod Beckstrom, CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Even more often, cities and states or provinces are eager for the chance to wield greater control over their Internet presences." Read more