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# icann - Friday 14 March, 2014

US government to privatise the Internet's domain name system Www

US government to privatise the Internet's domain name system

This assigns a unique identification number to each website.

# icann - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

EU takes role of "honest broker" and pushes for less US control of the internet

The European Commission has set out a number of proposals to change the way the internet is run globally and reduce the level of control the US has over it.

# icann - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

'.lol', '.bank' among proposed new suffixes for website addresses

The generic new rivals to the likes of .com and .ie could also included branded suffixes like .Google and .NYC.

# icann - Monday 20 June, 2011

.phew, .abouttime: Internet naming body agrees to expand domain names

The organisation has voted to allow the creation of new domain suffixes, meaning .google, .apple or .thejournal are a possibility.