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August, 2009

  • 25 August

    Activists advocate for .gay gTLD

    With ICANN slated to begin allowing the creation of new gTLDs next year, everyone wants to get in on the action. Many proposals for new extensions like New York’s .nyc are mainly functional in purpose, but others, such as .eco, are designed to promote a cause. Such is the case …

  • 12 August

    Gore and Gorbachev in battle over .eco

    The battle for the .eco top-level domain (TLD) is heating up with more politicians turned activists jumping out of the pasture and into the crossfire. We have already told you about Al Gore’s involvement in trying to secure the ultimate “green” TLD. His Dot Eco LLC has been engaged in …

  • 11 August

    ICANN Revokes Accreditation of Three Registrars

    ICANN announced yesterday that they had sent notices to three domain registrars informing them that their accreditation would not be renewed. According to the documents available on ICANN’s website, the registrars have violated the conditions of the RAA (Registrar Accreditation Agreement). The reasons and details of the violations are explained …

  • 7 August

    Should there be price caps on new gTLDs?

    One issue of contention among domainers lately is when the new gTLD system is introduced next year, should price caps be placed on the extensions? Currently, ICANN forces price caps on all TLDs, including .com, and limits registration terms to ten years. This helps ensure customers get a fair deal …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    TLDs slow to adopt IPv6

    It seems as though data center operators and ISPs aren’t the only ones lagging behind in IPv6 adoption. Recent data provided by ICANN shows that 41% of the existing 280 Top-Level Domains have no IPv6 support whatsoever. With IPv4 addresses still slated to run out some time in 2011, this …

  • 23 July

    Al Gore makes appearance in .eco promo video

    As if his starring role in An Inconvenient Truth wasn’t enough, former Vice President Al Gore appeared in a promo video today launched by Dot Eco LLC for the .eco gTLD. The .eco domain extension is one of many to be proposed next year when the new gTLD system goes …

  • 14 July

    Domain Convergence Conference in August

    Registration is now open for the second annual Domain Convergence conference to take place in Toronto, August 13-14. It is a conference for domainers to learn from each other, share ideas, network, and acquire useful tools. The first event was held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In addition to general domainer …

June, 2009

  • 25 June

    Is mass web confusion on the horizon?

    As ICANN’s expansion of the gTLD landscape grows closer, many bloggers and tech analysts are speculating mass confusion with ensue, that people will not distinguish .food from .eat domains. Some worry that the default .com for businesses will fall by the wayside and make it difficult for users to find …

  • 24 June

    Japanese ISP Launches World Domain Cup

    Japanese ISP Interlink is looking for the next .com. In it’s new contest, the World Domain Cup, anyone can suggest ideas for a new gTLD. Entries can be submitted starting today up until September 30, 2009. On October 15, 20 submissions hand-picked by a panel will be published on the …

  • 22 June

    70 gTLDs Now Available for Preorder

    I posted a month ago about how two registrars have teamed up to offer preorders for gTLDs. While everything sounded great on paper, the reality was and still is that the duo is misleading consumers. Now the joint company has issued a press release declaring that 70 gTLDs are now …