Home Business IT Networking ICANN name draw Tuesday – thousands of new domain names

ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) will draw 1900 new sponsored top level domains (TLDs) in a prioritisation draw, Tuesday Australian time.

Successful bidders will be chosen through a lottery draw – which means for the first time we’ll have some foresight on what kind of names we can expect to hit the web from mid next year, when the sponsored TLDs will join the existing generic URL suffixes like .com and .org.

Australian TLDs in the mix include the AFL (.afl), Victorian and NSW governments (.melbourne and .sydney), three of the big four banks ANZ, NAB and CBA, Australia Post, iiNet, Telstra, Tabcorp and Channel Seven. Global brands include Google, McDonalds and Apple. The draw will take 7 hours and starts at 8:00 am AEDT Tuesday 18 December.

The original generic TLDS date from the 1980s, when seven were defines (.com, .edu, .gov, .int, .mil, .net, and .org). Domain names may be registered in three of these (.com, .net, and .org) without restriction; the other four have limited purposes.

In years following the creation of the original TLDs, various discussions occurred concerning additional TLDs, leading to the adoption in November 2000 of seven new TLDs. Four of these (.biz, .info, .name, and .pro) are unsponsored. The other three new TLDs (.aero, .coop, and .museum) are sponsored. In 2003, ICANN initiated a process that resulted in the introduction of six new TLDs (.asia, .cat, .jobs, .mobi, .tel and .travel) that are sponsored.

The new round of sponsored TLDs vastly increases the number and variety of Internet addresses.

WEBINAR 7th May 11am - WOW 802.11

Learn how Ruckus Redefines High-Speed, High Capacity Wi-Fi with Industry’s First 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

THIS IS ONE NOT TO MISS SO REGISTER NOW

DON'T MISS OUT - REGISTER NOW!

FREE - SYDNEY & MELBOURNE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE EVENTS

The Holy Grail of the Business Intelligence (BI) industry – pervasive deployments and widespread end-user adoption – has remained an illusive dream for years. Until now!

REGISTER & SECURE YOU PLACE / BRING A FRIEND

Melbourne - venue Captain Melville’s CBD 2:30 – 6:00pm, Tuesday 28th April

Sydney - venue Redoak CBD 2:30 – 6:00pm, Thursday 30th April

DON'T MISS OUT - MELBOURNE REGISTER NOW!

DON'T MISS OUT - SYDNEY REGISTER NOW!

FREE WHITEPAPER - RISKS OF MOVING DATABASES TO VMWARE

VMware changed the rules about the server resources required to keep a database responding

It's now more difficult for DBAs to see interaction between the database and server resources

This whitepaper highlights the key differences between performance management between physical and virtual servers, and maps out the five most common trouble spots when moving production databases to VMware

1. Innacurate metrics
2. Dynamic resource allocation
3. No control over Host Resources
4. Limited DBA visibility
5. Mutual ignorance

Don't move your database to VMware before learning about these potential risks, download this FREE Whitepaper now!

DOWNLOAD!

Graeme Philipson

Graeme Philipson is senior associate editor at iTWire and editor of sister publication CommsWire. He is also founder and Research Director of Connection Research, a market research and analysis firm specialising in the convergence of sustainable, digital and environmental technologies. He has been in the high tech industry for more than 30 years, most of that time as a market researcher, analyst and journalist. He was founding editor of MIS magazine, and is a former editor of Computerworld Australia. He was a research director for Gartner Asia Pacific and research manager for the Yankee Group Australia. He was a long time IT columnist in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and is a recipient of the Kester Award for lifetime achievement in IT journalism.

Connect