CEO Says ICANN Ready for Domain Name Expansion

Companies and law enforcement agencies nervous about a huge expansion in Internet domains -- adding to .com, .net and others -- will have many ways to protect trademarks and identify website owners, the head of the organization that organizes the Internet said. Following complaints from the Federal Trade Commission and others that registries of website owners were sometimes poorly maintained, making it difficult to shut down scams, ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom pledged that the top executives of all new registrars would undergo criminal background checks.