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October 17, 2019 15:43

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.film gTLD sees spike after dropping restrictions

The .film gTLD saw a small spike in registrations this week after dropping eligibility requirements. The Australia-based registry, Motion Picture Domain Registry, went fully unrestricted February 22 and immediately saw at least 100 new names in its zone file. It’s a small increase, but it meant .film, which sells for roughly $70 (101domain) to $120 […]

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Lalaland : Lions Gate Entertainment owns a crazy number of .Movie domains

The brave new world of gTLDs has allowed many businesses to expand beyond the aged, mundane and dated .COM. Every industry-specific gTLD allows businesses and individuals to directly tap into the respective market that matches the gTLD. Take dot .Movie for example, a new gTLD operated by Donuts, Inc. A recent movie trailer for the […]

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“Straight Outta” Viral Meme Launched On Days Old Domain By Apple / Beats By Dre

The viral meme generator Straight Outta, which then allows you to enter in a term and share the picture, was the brainchild of Dr. Dre and Universal Studios. They launched the marketing campaign on a now, 28 day old hand registered domain StraightOuttaSomewhere.com

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ICANN Compliance probing Hunger Games domain

ICANN’s Compliance department is looking into whether Donuts broke the rules by activating a domain name for the forthcoming The Hunger Games movie. Following up from the story we posted earlier today, ICANN sent DI the following statement: We are well aware of this issue and are addressing it through our normal compliance resolution process. […]

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Is The Hunger Games’ new .movie domain illegal?

Donuts may have launched its best new gTLD anchor tenant in violation of ICANN rules. The company revealed earlier this week that The Hunger Games movies are using thehungergames.movie to promote the fourth and final installment of the wildly successful “trilogy”. The domain name even features in the trailer for the film, which currently has […]

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The Hunger Games is first to use a .movie domain

Donuts has signed up an impressive anchor tenant for its upcoming .movie gTLD in the form of The Hunger Games series of movies. thehungergames.movie is one of just a handful of domains in .movie, which is currently pre-sunrise, indicating that it’s a deal Donuts has negotiated directly with the film distributors. The Hunger Games is […]

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Jerry Seinfeld Spends $8 on Hand Reg Then $8 Million To EXPLAIN IT In SuperBowl Spot

“The past, the glorious, profit-making, fun past of the media business was based on: • scarce creators, under long term contracts • scarce retail outlets, able to be controlled with marketing muscle • scarce spectrum (few radio stations, few TV stations) • copyright laws (and a lack of technology) that limited theft of services • […]

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What Happens When a Big Company Steals Your Brand Name?

PLUS: Marchex President: Innovate and Iterate, But Don’t Hesitate; Sales of $1-million-plus homes went through the roof in California; 10 Tech Skills That Will Earn You Over $100,000; 9 Snubbed Execs Who Went On To Extraordinary Success; Apple Celebrates Mac with Film Shot Around the World; It’s Easier To Be Honest; Dogs are people too; […]

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Four new gTLD applications withdrawn, including one closed generic

Four new gTLD application were withdrawn overnight, including the first “closed generic” bid to be dropped since ICANN implemented a freeze on such applications. Today’s withdrawals are: .movie — Of the eight applications for this string, this Dish DBS bid was one of only two proposed with single-registrant business models. It would have undoubtedly have […]

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