DNSChanger shutdown: 5 ‘doomsdays’ from the internet’s past

As you’ve likely seen by the many blazing headlines, thousands of people may lose access to the Internet on July 9, in what some are calling an “Internet doomsday.” But it’s not the first time a single day has held apocalyptic fascination for the Web.

ICANN unleashes the mother of all domain-name land grabs

The agency that controls the domain name system — the central directory for the internet — has launched a program that could create hundreds of new domains. But critics, including the FTC, say there is no need, and the only outcome will be chaos and lawsuits.