ICANN’s Top Level Domain Sale Threatens Independent Online Content Publishers

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a U.S.-appointed company that decides which new top level domains (TLD) can be added to
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a U.S.-appointed company that decides which new top level domains (TLD) can be added to the web, announced recently that 1,700 new TLDs would be up for auction this year. (To learn the difference between URLs and TLDs, read the brief primer on URL shorteners on our sister site, Subscription Site Insider.) ICANN's announcement means that large corporations like Amazon can own .book. While there is an…...

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