Posted April 8th, 2014
The expansion of generic Top-Level Domains (e.g. .COM, .ORG, .NET) in the Domain Name System is underway. Over 1,300 new names or “strings” could become available in the next few years.
After completing the New gTLD Program, a new gTLD becomes part of the Internet when it is delegated. This means it is introduced into the Internet’s authoritative database, known as the Root Zone.
Delegation is occurring on a rolling basis, and as information becomes available, we are publishing HERE.
Posted in Domain Names, gTLDS, ICANN by Ken Taylor
Posted April 1st, 2014
SINGAPORE: The transition to the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6
is set to speed up this year as web addresses under the previous system IPv4 run out, a senior industry figure said at a meeting about the future of the web on Thursday.
Internet protocol is the method by which data is routed by computers on the web. It is necessary for devices to connect online. But the huge increase in Internet users and devices worldwide is putting a strain on the current system.
Paul Wilson, director general of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the region’s Internet registry, said addresses on IPv4 worldwide are either exhausted or near exhaustion.
“The challenge is encouraging businesses and organizations to adopt IPv6, because their infrastructure is built around IPv4 and the two systems are not entirely compatible,” he told AFP on the sidelines of a meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in Singapore.
IPv6, which came into effect in June 2012, allows for trillions of “IP” numbers or addresses, while IPv4 has room for only 4.3 billion, which is not enough as the Internet continues to grow exponentially.
For the full skinny go HERE.
Posted in ICANN, IPv6 by Ken Taylor