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Former NTIA chief Redl now working for Amazon

David Redl, the former head of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has joined Amazon as an internet governance advisor, I’ve learned. I don’t know whether he’s taken a full-time job or is a contractor, but he’s been spotted palling around with Amazon folk at ICANN 66 in Montreal and knowledgeable sources tell me […]

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October’s Top 5 domain stories

Lawsuits, an expired domain story and the early days of Netflix were popular stories last month. 1. Amazon sues “get rich quick” Fulfilled by Amazon course seller – The company claims these course sellers are misusing its trademarks. 2. Facebook sues domain name registrar OnlineNic – Attorney David Steele is taking on OnlineNic once again, […]

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America has Amazon’s back in gTLD fight at ICANN 66

The United States looks set to stand in the way of government attempts to further delay Amazon’s application for .amazon. The US Governmental Advisory Committee representative, Vernita Harris, said today that the US “does not support further GAC advice on the .amazon issue” and that ICANN is well within its rights to move forward with […]

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Investors: Psychedelics Having a Similar Run as the Cannabis Boom.. & Is Cannabis Ruining Your Teeth?

Today: Psychedelics, Cannabis, Investing, Naming, Branding, Health. All Birds, Amazon, Brain-Computing, Disney, Bob Iger, Bruce Linton, CTRL-labs Bruce Linton Sees Psychedelics Having a Similar Run as the Cannabis Boom Former Canopy Boss Says the Psychedelics Industry Has Huge Upside “There’s probably untapped value, which will only go to the people who are at the beginning and bold”

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The Amazon is burning. Is this good news for .amazon?

With the tide of international opinion turning against Brazil due to the ongoing forest fires in the Amazon, could we see governments change their tune when it comes to Amazon’s application for .amazon? A much higher number of forest fires than usual are currently burning in the region, largely in Brazil, which critics led by […]

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Amazon and Google have been BEATEN by a non-profit in the fight for .kids

One of the longest-fought new gTLD contests has finally been resolved, with a not-for-profit bid beating out Google and Amazon. Amazon last week withdrew its application for .kids, leaving Hong Kong-based DotKids Foundation the only remaining applicant. DotKids now has a clear run at the gTLD, with only ICANN contracting and technical testing before .kids […]

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Amazon tells power-hungry governments to get stuffed

Amazon has rejected attempts by South American governments to make the would-be gTLD .amazon “jointly owned”. In a letter to ICANN last week, Amazon VP of public policy Brian Huseman finally publicly revealed the price Amazon is willing to pay for its dot-brand, but said members of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization are asking for […]

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Constantine Roussos’ DotMusic wins .Music domain

Roussos beats Amazon, Google and others to win control of .Music. The long battle for control of the .music top level domain name is owner. Yesterday, DotMusic founder Constantine Roussos confirmed this his organization was the winning bidder in a private settlement for the extension: Excited to announce that after more than a decade, DotMusic […]

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Neustar loses most of its Amazon back-end biz to Nominet

Amazon has switched two thirds of its large portfolio of new gTLDs over to Nominet’s back-end registry services, replacing Neustar. Judging by changes to IANA records this week, Amazon has moved 35 gTLDs to Nominet, leaving 17 at Neustar. A Neustar spokesperson confirmed the changes, telling DI: in an effort to diversify their back-end support, […]

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ICANN takes the reins again as .amazon talks fail

ICANN has re-involved itself in the fight over the .amazon gTLD, after Amazon and eight South American governments failed to reach agreement over the name. ICANN chair Cherine Chalaby wrote this week to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization to inform the group that it is now ICANN that will decide whether the proposed dot-brand domain […]

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