Domain Name News - March 21, 2010 - Webnames Blog

Domain Name News – March 21, 2010


VeriSign Celebrates 25 Years of .COM – VeriSign has marked the 25th anniversary of the .com domain. On March 15, 1985, was the first .com domain name to be registered. Voting Under Way – Voting is under way until Friday, March 26 on video entries to CIRA’s contest.

Canon To Apply For .CANON – Canon has announced that it will apply for the .canon top-level domain name under ICANN’s forthcoming new gTLD process. This has resulted in speculation about other corporations following suit.

Picks To Click

  • Creditors of the holder of the domain have brought plans for auctioning the name to a halt.
  • The agenda of the March 22 meeting of the CIRA Board of Directors has been posted.
  • The first .org domain name,, was registered in July, 1985.


  • Mon, Mar 29 – last day for comments on two ICANN DNS security proposals
  • Fri, Apr 2: last day for applications to the ICANN Nominating Committee
  • Fri, Apr 2: last day for comments on Introduction of IDN ccTLDs interim paper
  • Sun, Jun 20 – Fri, Jun 25: ICANN meetings in Brussels, Belgium
  • Thu, Jul 1: registry fee increases for .com/.net take effect
  • Tue, Sep 21: CIRA Annual General Meeting
  • Wed, Sep 22 – Wed, Sep 29: CIRA Board of Directors election

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