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October 16, 2018 01:09

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ICANN approves messy, unfinished Whois policy

With a week left on the GDPR compliance clock, ICANN has formally approved a new Whois policy that will hit all gTLD registries and registrars next Friday. The Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data represents the first time in its history ICANN has invoked contractual clauses that allow it to create binding policy in a […]

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Taking NamePulse for a spin to do a deeper dive into how new gTLDs are really doing

Ever since the new gTLD program was launched I have been fascinated by how different domain extensions perform and more importantly, the metrics that we should really be using to judge performance. I have talked in the past about my issues with using registrations as the KPI for adoption since this number is so easily […]

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I See You : New generic top level #domain #ICU ready for launch

A new generic gTLD is about to launch: dot .ICU which is an obvious acronym for “I See You.” Dot .ICU is a domain extension operated by ShortDot SA, an Internet domain registry based in Luxembourg. With offices in Luxembourg City and in Singapore, the company aims for a global reach and approach. Dot .ICU […]

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Reshaping The Future Of The Internet: Welcome To The World Dot Neustar

I wanted to share some exciting news about the revamp of the Neustar global website that embraces their .neustar brand TLD. All of Neustar’s digital assets will now utilize the new ‘.neustar’ TLD to increase the effectiveness and stickiness of online and offline communications. Their homepage resolves to home.neustar and each of Neustar’s solution areas can also be found on […]

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Almost 60% of new gTLDs are parked – is that a good thing or a bad thing?

I find myself somewhat frequently checking nTLDStats.com to follow what’s going on in the world of new gTLDs. One of the recent trends I’ve been keeping an eye on is .TOP overtaking .XYZ as the “most registered” new gTLD and .LOAN is getting closer and closer to overtaking .XYZ to move into the #2 spot. […]

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Doom.games : New gTLD domain in the hands of id Software via the UDRP process

It was doomed from the get-go, for the new gTLD domain, Doom.Games. Doom, the classic 1990’s game that spawned a long franchise that continues to this day, is also a registered trademark of 20 years. Dot .Games is a former gTLD of Rightside, now wholly owned by Donuts, Inc. The game’s creators, id Software LLC, […]

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Dot .Boston surpasses 2,000 domain registrations on general availability day

The dot .Boston gTLD is the latest city domain to enter general availability. Less than 8 hours later, it has surpassed 2,000 domain registrations, we were told. Victor Pitts of MMX, the Registry behind dot .Boston, highlighted the launch’s quick rise, earlier today: “We are LIVE with .BOSTON registrations. 1400 domains registered in 1st 120 […]

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Mr.Green : Gambling company files UDRP against ultimate domain brand

Mr Green Ltd., an online gambling and sportsbook activities company, established its brand 10 years ago. Operating from the domain MrGreen.com, the Malta-based corporation is publicly traded. The parent company, Mr Green & Co AB, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm’s main list. Mr Green Ltd. appears to have filed […]

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Non-com sightings : Dot .Space domain makes its virgin appearance

Here at DomainGang we keep track of non-com domains “in the wild,” sharing plenty of user-submitted web sites. Operating a business or other web site on a new gTLD or alternative ccTLD, is becoming natural, and today’s submission comes from the Baltic city of Riga, Latvia. Eagle-eyed Alexander Schubert provided us with the .taxi sighting, […]

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ICANN approves new gTLD Dot.ard for political domains

ICANN has approved the latest new gTLD, Dot .ard, an extension specifically for political domains with a conservative bias. Dot .ard was applied for by Donald Trump’s political campaign manager, to ensure that a recent epithet about the president remains under control. “Mr. President is aware of the ‘dotard’ allegations against him, by the Rocket […]

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