ICANN gears up for the arrival of new web domains

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the not-for-profit organization that oversees web addresses, has created two new executive positions as it prepares for the arrival of a slew of new web domain names.   Chief operating officer Akram Atallah will become president of the newly-created Generic Domains Division on July 1, ICANN …

Amazon May Not Get Its .Amazon Domain-Name Extension After All

Walmart (NYSE:WMT), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and more than a dozen other retailers who applied for their own top-level domains (TLDs) were expecting to see them rolled out starting this year. But the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is running into more delays in approving the vanity domains, and some—including .amazon—look like they may …