29 May '13, 1pm

ICANN Orders Further Srudy On Dotless Domains

ICANN announced last night they were authorizing further study into dotless domains. Google recently announced that they were changing their application for .Search to an open rather than closed registry and they want to operate the registry as a Dotless Domains. Here is the announcement: “On 23 February 2012, the SSAC published the SAC 053: SSAC Report on Dotless Domains. A domain name that consists of a single label is referred to as a “dotless domain name”. ” “Use of dotless names could provide potential innovations to the domain name industry and new gTLD applicants, but their use also raises usability, functionality, security and stability concerns as described in the SSAC report.” “On 23 June 2012, the ICANN Board directed staff to consult with the relevant communities regarding implementation of the recommendations in SAC 053 and to provide a briefing paper for the ...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2013/05/29/icann-orders-further...

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