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ICANN Delays .XXX and gTLDs

Dec 14, 2010, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

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"After years of debate, observers expected the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to approve a new system of generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) for the Internet. The new gTLD approval would have opened up the door to a new world of Internet addresses and change the way that people around the world access the Internet. Instead of approving gTLDs during an event in Cartagena, Columbia held last week, ICANN instead voted to delay the decision until 2011, pending further review.

"The delay on gTLDs was accompanied by another deferral by ICANN on the .XXX top level domain, a topic ICANN has been grappling with for a decade.

""Progress in this field takes time, and we have work left to do," Rod Beckstrom, president and chief executive officer of ICANN said in a statement."

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