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July 19, 2019 10:01

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Uniregistry working on bulk trademark blocking service

Uniregistry is planning to launch a bulk trademark block service, along the same lines as Donuts’ Domain Protected Marks List. But it’s going to be roughly 50% more expensive than DPML, on a per-TLD basis. The company has applied to ICANN to run what it calls “Uni EP” across its whole portfolio of 26 gTLDs. […]

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Kevin Spacey among first .sucks buyers

Kevin Spacey, Google, Apple and Microsoft are among the first to buy .sucks domains in apparent attempts to protect their reputations. Vox Populi Registry, which took .sucks to its sunrise period on Monday, has started publishing the names of sunrise registrants on its web site. Names scrolling past on a ticker stream this morning include […]

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How much are new gTLDs really costing trademark owners? We have some numbers.

If there’s one thing we’re learned from the last six months of new gTLDs, it’s that predictions about massive levels of defensive registrations were way off the mark. New gTLDs are not seeing anywhere near the same numbers of sales during sunrise periods as their predecessors. I have managed to collate some data that I […]

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These are the first four new gTLD domain names

Two luxury goods companies have the honor of being the first to register domain names in a new gTLD. Today, the first four domain names registered to actual registrants popped up in the zone file for dotShabaka Registry’s Arabic “.web” — شبكة. شبكة. exited its mandatory Sunrise period on Sunday; the four new names appear […]

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