The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that one other new TLDs was delegated, bringing the total number to 423.
Auctions are the mechanism of last resort to resolve string contention within the New gTLD Program. ICANN expects that most string contention will be resolved through other means before reaching an Auction conducted by ICANN's authorized Auction service provider, Power Auctions LLC.
The City of London's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has been given funding to ensure its existence to at least 2017, and will undoubtedly see it continue to be a thorn in the side of those who peddle counterfeit goods online.
Verisign reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2014 that showed reported revenue of $255 million, up 4.7 percent from the same period in 2013, but cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities of $1.5 billion, a decrease of $249 million as compared with year-end 2013.
Fadi Chehadé, The President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN has extended his congratulations and best wishes to the newly elected Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Denic, the company behind .DE extension, announced that it has implemented the technology labelled DANE with the objective to secure e-mail communication.
It was resisted by the Governmental Advisory Committee and some security experts, but following a request from a Registry Operators group, ICANN will now develop procedures to allow the registration of two-character domains in new gTLDs.