Wednesday, January 24, 2007

ICANN Ditches .UM for U.S. Isles

An AP newswire article by Anick Jesdanun, via Yahoo! News, reports that:

The list of Internet domain names just got shorter.

No one was using it anyhow, and the organization that has run ".um" — the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute — no longer wanted to bother.

So the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided unanimously last week to eliminate it entirely, bringing the list of domains to 264. There are still separate domains for larger U.S. territories, including ".gu" for Guam and ".vi" for the U.S. Virgin Islands.

More here.


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