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ICANN: Turmoil Around 1st Price Hike On .com Domains in 8 Years

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Los Angeles-based non-profit responsible for the databases related to internet namespaces and numerical spaces — including the .com domains — just wrapped their request for comments for a proposal to allow for price flexibility in domain names, which have been stable since 2012.

Minds and Machines Gets ICANN Approval, Completes ICM Registry Acquisition

Minds and Machines Group Ltd. said in a regulatory filing today that it received approval from ICANN and has completed its purchase of ICM Registry, which operates the registry for the .xxx, .porn, .sex and .adult gTLDs.

ICANN Asks U.S., Canada to Probe .sucks Domain Pricing

ICANN on Thursday asked the U.S. and Canadian governments to determine whether the company that manages .sucks is violating any laws by inflating the prices that brand owners pay for their own .sucks sites.

Flood of New TLDs Continues

Numerous new top-level domains are making waves in the world of content branding and discovery by providing a more globally accessible alternative to traditional .com website addresses.

U.S. to Relinquish Control of ICANN Next Year

ICANN, the czar of Internet names and addresses, will launch a drive to collect input throughout the year on how the Internet should be run. It will begin later this month at its Singapore conference.

McKoolSmith.xxx Ordered Transferred to Law Firm

A former employee of the law offices of Dallas-based McKool Smith registered McKoolSmith.xxx "solely to harass" the firm, according to a UDRP decision by an arbitrator who ordered the domain name transferred yesterday.

ICANN Signs Contract for .Sexy gTLD

ICANN on Wednesday signed a contract with operators of the new .sexy gTLD to begin service.

ICANN Picks London, Singapore, North America for 2014 Meetings

CANN on Thursday decided on locales of its 2014 meetings: Singapore, London and a yet-to-be-determined location North America.

ICM Registry Taps New Legal Counsel

.XXX operator ICM Registry has tapped the law firm of Gordon & Rees as its new legal counsel.

Judge Won't Dismiss Manwin's Antitrust Claims Against ICM, ICANN

A federal judge has given Manwin until Sept. 9 to amend its case against ICM Registry and ICANN after finding, with two exceptions, that the adult entertainment conglomerate adequately pled antitrust claims.

ICANN Comments Pour In for Porn-Related gTLD Proposals

About 13 percent (776 of 6,151) of the comments on the ICANN Application Comments forum are directed at the proposed .adult, .sex and .porn top-level domains.

ICANN Applicants for New TLDs Revealed

More than 500 companies applied for 1,930 customized top-level domain names, ICANN revealed today.

ICANN to Reveal New gTLDs on Wednesday

ICANN tomorrow will reveal the contents of nearly 2,000 applications for new generic top-level domains.

.XXX Antitrust Claims Similar to Verisign Case, Manwin Says

Manwin attorneys responded Friday to ICM Registry and ICANN's dual motions to dismiss the adult entertainment conglomerate's .XXX antitrust claims.

ICANN Says It Can't Be Subject to Antitrust in .XXX Suit

ICANN doesn't run porn sites and doesn't sell or register domain names, and that's why it says it should be dismissed from Manwin's antitrust suit against ICM Registry and the Internet governing body.

ICANN Extends gTLD Application Deadline, Blames Software Glitch

A software glitch is forcing ICANN to extend its generic top-level domain application process by another week.

ICANN, ICM Registry Release .XXX Registration Numbers

ICM Registry says it currently has more than 200,000 .XXX customers. ICANN, meanwhile, releases registration numbers for December, the first month on record for the top-level domain.

ICANN Targets April 30 to Release New gTLD Applicants

ICANN has set April 30 as its target date to release the list of applications for new generic top-level domains, specifying who has applied for which domain names.

Manwin Files 1st Amended Complaint Over .XXX

Manwin attorneys dropped two of four alleged violations in its antitrust suit against .XXX operator ICM Registry and ICANN, according to the adult entertainment giant's first amended complaint filed today.

ICANN Says New gTLDs Will Go Live in Early 2013

By this time next year, new generic top-level domains will find their way to the root server and go live, according to ICANN's latest timeline.