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June, 2009

  • 18 June

    Two Companies Fight Over Dumb TLD

    What? from dot eco on Vimeo. With ICANN getting ready to begin receiving applications for new TLDs, there are a lot of great ideas for new extensions, but also a lot of duds. Chief among them is the proposed .eco TLD. Even worse, two companies seem to think it’s a …

  • 15 June

    Flanders to Look Into Feasibility of New gTLD

    Kris Peeters, Prime Minister of Flanders, stated last fall that he wanted to create a gTLD for the Flemish-speaking region. The domain extension for Belgium is .be, but Peeters wants Flems to have either vla, .vln, .vlaanderen or .fla for their websites. Last week, it was announced that a consulting …

  • 15 June

    ICANN to host gTLD events around the world

    ICANN has announced that it will start hosting gatherings at various high-profile locations to encourage more discussion and education about their plants to introduce a new gTLD (generic Top-Level Domain) program. The events will include on-site consultation to answer many of the concerns people have about regulations, trademark policies and …

  • 12 June

    Former New York City Mayor Backs dotNYC

    Numerous New Yorkers have gotten behind the idea of a .nyc TLD, but multiple companies and organizations are fighting for the right to manage the domain. Yesterday, Former New York City Mayor Koch made news when he announced his support for dotNYC LLC, whose plan calls for selling the names …

May, 2009

  • 21 May

    New gTLDs Available for Preorder, Customers Being Misled

    Registrars Pool.com and Quintaris made news today with their new joint preorder program for gTLDs under the auspice of ICANN’s new policy, which allows the creation of additional domain extensions by businesses and organizations The names are being registered at a rate of 10,000 per day. The extensions available include …

  • 20 May

    ICANN's New gTLD Program Delayed

    Citing “community concerns on particular aspects of the program,” ICANN has announced that it will not take applications for its new gTLD program until next year. The program, which was supposed to start accepting applications later this year, would let organizations and businesses create their own generic top-level-domains (gTLDs). Guidelines …

  • 11 May

    ICANN to introduce new gTLD system in 2010

    ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has proposed to expand the the resolution system for Generic Top Level Domains (gTLD) in 2010. This will directly affect legal cases involving cyber-squatting, when someone registers a domain name that is identical or similar to the trademark of a business (such …

  • 6 May

    ICANN Slammed by CADNA for Poor Job

    ICANN has been criticized yet again this week. This time, by The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA). CADNA was founded in 2007 to fight cybersquatting, the abusive buying and selling of domain names with spellings similar to trademarked names (googgle.com, bbc.info, etc.) Members of the non-profit organization, which has …