New TLDs: who applied for what

ICANN has revealed the applications for new top-level domains (TLDs) - covering everything from .app to .pizza.

Universities protectively snatch .xxx domains

Creating a top-level domain that is strictly for porn is something that reaches far beyond people who watch or create porn.

.xxx launches today

Today is the beginning of a potentially new era for the Internet, an era that fully recognizes what is - like it or not - one of the most prolific facets of the information superhighway.

Playboy.com doesn't like 'XXX' domain

The company that owns the rights to Playboy.com and other adult websites has filed a lawsuit to prevent '.xxx' from creeping into its turf.

Registration begins for .xxx domains

If you own a business and have been dying to register your company name as a XXX website, now's your chance.

XXX domains are almost ready for purchase

If you want to own the rights to http://www.xxx.xxx, you'll have some hoops to jump through but the time is almost here.

Say goodbye to dot-com, welcome to dot-anything

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved its most radical change ever in how online domain names are assigned.

Veteran hacker takes on new role at ICANN

Veteran hacker Jeff Moss - who founded both the DEF CON and Black Hat conferences - has been appointed VP and chief security officer of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

ICANN approves .xxx domain

ICANN has finally approved the creation of an .xxx domain suffix in an 8-to-3 vote, with four members abstaining. 

Bertrand de la Chapelle, a French member of the board, confirmed he had voted for .xxx.

Obama admin tacitly approves .xxx domain name suffix

Unlike the Bush administration, the Obama White House appears to be mature enough to handle the idea of an adult-specific .xxx domain name suffix.

Still some space left with iPv4

With the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) set to make a major announcement this week relating to the dwindling pool of available iPv4 addresses, a new internet census has revealed the extent of the problem.           

RIAA threatens ICANN over domain names

The Recording Industry Association of America has turned its sights on ICANN, the body responsible for managing domain names.

ICANN can do porn, but won't

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has once again delayed a long-awaited decision to create an ".xxx" domain name suffix for adult-themed websites.

.xxx gets the green light... er, make that "red light"

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the group responsible for assigning online domain extensions, has decided to move forward in a long-running mission to set an official designation for porn Web sites.

ICANN approves creation of internet red light district

The Internet Corporation for Assigned names and Numbers (ICANN) has given its approval to a .xxx top-level domain. Before you all rush off at once, it won't go into operation until later this year.

ICANN criticized over XXX domain delay

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has come under increasing pressure to create an XXX web domain for adult content.

ICANN: No porn for you


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has delayed yet another critical vote on the creation of a long-awaited .xxx domain.

Sex sites go on sale

It's been described the most valuable internet domain name in the world, and it's coming up for auction in about ten days' time.