ICANN Delays .XXX and gTLDs
Dec 14, 2010, 18:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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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."