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November 12, 2019 18:27

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Dot-brand early adopter becomes 48th to disappear

A Singaporean telecommunications company has become the latest gTLD registry to voluntarily drop its dot-brand. StarHub, which had 2018 revenue equivalent to $1.73 billion, told ICANN it no longer wished to operate .starhub in February and ICANN opened its request up for a month of public comment last week (a formality). It’s the 48th of […]

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3 more dot-brand top level domains to be cut

Companies decide against operating dot-brand top level domains. Two more companies have requested to cancel their registry contracts with ICANN after abandoning plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. Sony Mobile Communications AB has decided to abandon .xperia. Xperia is a line of mobile phones. The company is still releasing phones under this […]

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Sony creates new sites on .Sony top level domain name

Three. brand websites promote various projects. Back in 2015, Sony created a site to promote some of the technology in the James Bond Film Spectre. It chose to create the site at AssistMoneyPenny.SONY, using its .brand top level domain name. That site has since been shuttered, but Sony is spinning up a few new sites […]

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Termination on the .orientexpress

The dot-brand .orientexpress has derailed. That’s a train pun, expect more. The gTLD operator has become the latest to signal (like a railway signal) to ICANN that it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand, this week asking for a contract cancellation (like a train cancellation). Despite having left the station (like a train station) […]

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Mitsubishi pulls plug on dot-brand gTLD

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi has told ICANN it no longer wishes to operate one of its dot-brand gTLDs. The company has filed a termination notice covering its .mtpc domain, which stands for Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. The gTLD was delegated in February 2015, but Mitsubishi has never put it to use. Registry reports show only two […]

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Meet A Smart Domainer: Mike Mann; Connecting Dots (or collecting dot coms)

Google. BMW. Canon. Microsoft: A mid-year analysis of .brand progress; Your Hashtag Campaign Is Pointless And Won’t Work. Here’s Why; Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more; RIP ROI: Time-To-Market is the New Indicator of Success; Subway’s Clean Slate: Eating Even Fresher and Using a New Logo and.. The Simple […]

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Robots Coming For White Collar Jobs; The Economist: What’s in a company’s name?

Buffet’s $$ Billion new position in Apple; Dot Brand – Is Financial Industry Really Leading the Pack?; Does Anger Have a Role in the Workplace? Tech Startups Come Up With Some Creative Definitions for ‘Profitable’; 6 Kinds of Disasters Most Businesses Don’t Foresee; Google ‘Could Face Record $3.4 Billion’ Antitrust Fine; Amazon is about to launch […]

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Fox promises dot-brand will be “the next big thing”

Fox seems set to become an unexpectedly early adopter of its dot-brand gTLD, .fox. The only live .fox web site, nic.fox, is currently promising that the gTLD will become “the next big thing” in “Spring 2016”. On the site, a glossy, quick-cut show-reel of Fox media carries the text: Cue the lights. Roll the cameras. […]

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Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

The Australian government is among those asking ICANN deny a request to make .food a “closed generic” gTLD. Eight people have filed comments opposing Lifestyle Domain’s application for Specification 13 status for its .food registry contract, which would allow the company to keep all .food domains for itself, since we reported the news earlier this […]

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World’s fourth-largest bank dumping old domains in switch to dot-brand gTLD

A French bank appears to be the first major company to commence a permanent switch from a legacy TLD to a new dot-brand. BNP Paribas, the fourth-largest bank in the world, is dumping its .fr and .net domains in favor of .bnpparibas for customers in its domestic market, where it serves close to eight million […]

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