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Meet the seven people who hold the keys to worldwide internet security

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: seven keys, held by individuals from all over the world, that together control security at the core of the web. The reality, discovers James Ball, is rather closer to The Office than The Matrix In a nondescript industrial estate in El Segundo,…

Glitch extends deadline for generic top-level domain registration

The Internet domain name “revolution” was on hold Friday due to an apparent flaw that let some aspiring applicants peek at unauthorized information at the registration website. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will resume taking applications on April 17 from those interested in running new generic…

Internet domain name expansion comes under fire

WASHINGTON — A plan to expand the number of Internet domain names came under fire in the US Congress on Thursday, a day after the head of the Federal Trade Commission said it could potentially be a “disaster.” The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global body…

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