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April, 2010

  • 8 April

    Minds + Machines: No gTLDs until 2012

    Minds + Machines, a company that has significant ties in the gTLD scene, released an estimated timeline today for the roll-out of the first gTLDs. Those pining to register new gTLDs will be sourly disappointed if M+M is correct. According to its best guess, gTLD registrations won’t be available to …

March, 2010

  • 22 March

    Start-up to embark on ambitious gTLD acquisition

    With the opening day for the submission of gTLD applications looming, interest in the new extensions is heating up. This weekend, start-up Adrenaline TLD announced plans to spend more than $1 million USD to apply for 5 gTLDs: .Ski, .Bike, .Surf, .Board and .Skate. According to the company’s FaceBook page, …

  • 17 March

    Canon shoots for .canon gTLD

    Canon announced yesterday that it will submit an application with ICANN to acquire the .canon gTLD. Though the new system isn’t expected to go live until the second half of 2011, Canon says it will actually use the extension in its day-to-day affairs: Following approval for the new gTLD system, …

February, 2010

  • 19 February

    Afilias seeks approval for one and two character .info names

    Afilias, the operator of the .info gTLD, is seeking permission from ICANN to allow the registration of one and two character .info domains. The names are currently reserved for administrative purposes. The .biz registry auctioned off its one and two character names several months ago with ICANN’s blessing, so Afilias’s …

January, 2010

  • 26 January

    Company pushes for .Madrid gTLD

    PuntoMadrid, an Internet developer, is pushing for the creation of a .Madrid gTLD. The company is hoping individuals and firms within the city of 3-million can benefit from the success of the .cat domain. While I think the idea is good in theory, Madrid should look for a shorter extension. …

December, 2009

  • 14 December

    Paris mayor launches campaign in support of .paris

    Bertrand Delanoë, mayor of Paris, has shown he is serious about .paris with the launch of a new campaign and website advocating for a .paris gTLD. Last year, the city officially declared its intention to apply for the extension. The city has an urban area of 11.6 million people, more …

October, 2009

  • 21 October

    ICANN considering .post domain

    With so many people choosing email over traditional snail mail these days, it seems as though post offices are feeling a bit left out in the Internet age. The U.N.’s Universal Postal Union hopes to change that with the creation of a .post domain. The gTLD would be available to …

  • 15 October

    INTA testifies against gTLDs and ICANN

    At a congressional hearing last month regarding ICANN’s new gTLD system, International Trademark Association (INTA) President Richard Heath testified against the new program. Using the current 21 gTLDs as examples, Heath argued that allowing unlimited generic extensions would increase consumer confusion, decrease Internet security and safety, tarnish brands, and increase …

September, 2009

  • 24 September

    Rod Beckstrom responds to Congress

    Last week, two Congressmen sent a letter to ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom expressing concern about the new gTLD program. Now the CEO has written a response. Beckstrom stood behind the gTLD plan. ICANN stands to make a good bit of money from gTLDs, so it’s it’s only natural that the …

  • 2 September

    New gTLD proposed for Bavaria

    Germans will always consider themselves German, but Germany is a land of many different groups with stiff cultural loyalty. One region, Bavaria, wants to further express its unique identity by applying for a gTLD— .bayern. “Bayern” translates literally to “Bavaria,” a state in southern Germany that was one of the …