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December 11, 2018 02:58

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Two controversial new gTLDs launching in January

Five years after the first batch of new gTLDs hit the market, registries continue to drip-feed them into the internet. At least two more are due to launch on January 16 — .dev and .inc. .dev is the latest of Google’s portfolio to be released, aimed at the software developer market. It proved controversial briefly […]

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.LLC and .INC domain names are on their way

With .Inc acquisition, we’ll finally see two of the better corporate identifier domains this year. It’s been a long wait, but two of the best “corporate identifier” top level domain names are coming to the market. Afilias’ .LLC domain name is in the trademark sunrise period until July 5. A landrush will run from July […]

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Newest #gTLD announced, as Intercap Holdings takes over dot .INC

The newest (re)allocation of a new gTLD has been made public, and Intercap Holdings takes over dot .Inc. Shayan Rostam, Chief Registry Officer for dot .Inc, sent us the following information about the launch schedule of dot .Inc: Intercap Holdings Inc. is pleased to formally announce the acquisition of the .inc domain ending, following ICANN’s […]

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This is who won the .inc, .llc and .llp gTLD auctions

The winners of the auctions to run the gTLD registries for company identifiers .inc, .llc and .llp have emerged due to ICANN application withdrawals. All three contested gTLDs had been held up for years by appeals to ICANN by Dot Registry — an applicant with the support of US states attorneys general — but went […]

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Millions spent as three more new gTLDs auctioned

Two or three new gTLDs have been sold in a private auction that may well have seen over $20 million spent. The not-yet-delegated strings .inc, .llc and (I think) .llp hit the block at some point this month. They are the first new gTLDs to be auctioned since Verisign paid $135 million for .web a […]

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.music and .gay CPE probe could end this month

An ICANN-commissioned investigation into the fairness of its Community Priority Evaluation process for new gTLDs could wind up before the end of June. In an update Friday, ICANN also finally revealed who is actually conducting the probe, which has been slammed by affected applicants for being secretive. A tentative timeline sketched out in the update […]

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.gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

Several new gTLD applicants have slammed ICANN for conducting an investigation into its own controversial practices that seems to be as opaque as the practices themselves. Seven proposed new gTLDs, including the much-anticipated .music and .gay, are currently trapped in ICANN red tape hell as the organization conducts a secretive probe into how its own […]

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Dot Registry backs .africa loser, batters on the ICANN lawsuit floodgates

Rejected community gTLD applicant Dot Registry has waded into the lawsuit between DotConnectAfrica and ICANN. Filing an amicus brief on Friday in support of the unsuccessful .africa applicant, Dot Registry argues that chagrined new gTLD applicants should be allowed to sue ICANN, despite the legal releases they all signed. The company is clearly setting the […]

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ICANN lawyers slam “fire him” story “blogger”

ICANN lawyers have launched an extraordinary attack on a “blogger” who recently wrote an article headlined “ICANN’s general counsel should lose his job over this”. Early Friday, ICANN’s board of directors issued its response to the recent Independent Review Process case in which new gTLD applicant Dot Registry managed to show that the board had […]

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IRP panel crucifies ICANN for lack of transparency

ICANN has lost another Independent Review Process decision, with the panel stating some potentially alarming opinions about how much power ICANN staff has over its board and “independent” third-party contractors. This time, the successful IRP complainant was Dot Registry LLC, the Kansas company that applied for the gTLDs .llc, .llp, and .inc as a “Community” […]

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