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April 25, 2019 23:44

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KPMG dumps .com for dot-brand gTLD

KPMG has become the latest company to dump its .com domain in favor of its dot-brand gTLD. The company recently announced that it is now using home.kpmg as its primary web site domain, replacing kpmg.com. The migration appears to be complete already. URLs on the old .com address now bounce users to the equivalent page […]

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David and Goliath? DotMusic confirms .music win

Cyprus-based registry upstart DotMusic Ltd has confirmed that it has secured the rights to the .music gTLD. Founder and CEO Constantinos Roussos tweeted the news overnight. Excited to announce that after more than a decade, DotMusic has prevailed and will be the .MUSIC registry 🙂 https://t.co/XSnCkQVn28 #ICANN #DotMusic #DavidandGoliath #Music #Domains pic.twitter.com/tQX14eYyKu — Constantine Roussos […]

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Neustar loses most of its Amazon back-end biz to Nominet

Amazon has switched two thirds of its large portfolio of new gTLDs over to Nominet’s back-end registry services, replacing Neustar. Judging by changes to IANA records this week, Amazon has moved 35 gTLDs to Nominet, leaving 17 at Neustar. A Neustar spokesperson confirmed the changes, telling DI: in an effort to diversify their back-end support, […]

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To self lander or not to self lander…

Today: Domain Battle Round #6 – Thunderdome Contest / Dubai.app Sold for $10,000 / Rehab.tv sold for $9,000! / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Neo.tv sold for $20,000! – Wow! Another .tv ccTLD sales report in the five-figure range. .tv just doesn’t stop. Do you […]

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Constantine Roussos and DotMusic win the rights to .Music domains!!!

DotMusic Limited managed to win the exclusive rights to the .music extension and domain names outbidding 2 giants: Google and Amazon. There were originally 8 competitive applications in contention. The contention was resolved a few days back in a private auction between the 8 parties. No details of the auction came out because of the […]

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ICANN takes the reins again as .amazon talks fail

ICANN has re-involved itself in the fight over the .amazon gTLD, after Amazon and eight South American governments failed to reach agreement over the name. ICANN chair Cherine Chalaby wrote this week to the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization to inform the group that it is now ICANN that will decide whether the proposed dot-brand domain […]

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Italian bank is the latest dot-brand to bow out

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Italy’s sixth-largest bank, has become the latest new gTLD owner to tell ICANN it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand. It’s the 47th new gTLD to request termination of its registry contract. The affected TLD is .bnl. ICANN has already decided not to transition the contract to a new owner, […]

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.music update: I’m calling it for Costa

Amazon has pulled out of the fight for the .music gTLD, and I’m ready to call the race. In full knowledge that this could be my “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment, it seems to me the balance of evidence right now is strongly pointing to a win for DotMusic over sole remaining rival bidder MMX. The […]

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Under-Pricing Domain Assets

Today: The Future Of Domains + Extension Searches / SayCheese.com Sold for $8,455 / Is HugeDomains dominating brandable domain auctions at GoDaddy? / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Looking to buy one-word .io domains – send me your best .io name – Budget: Up […]

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“Just give up!” ICANN tells its most stubborn new gTLD applicant

ICANN has urged the company that wants to run .internet as new gTLD to just give up and go away. The India-based company, Nameshop, actually applied for .idn — to stand for “internationalized domain name” — back in the 2012 application round. It failed the Geographic Names Review portion of the application process because IDN […]

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