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October 16, 2018 12:24

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Will .Amazon ever see the light of day? There’s some movement.

Amazon region countries reject $5 million gift card but ICANN pushes forward to help Amazon.com get .Amazon top level domain name. Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) long battle to get rights to run the .Amazon top level domain name might still pay off, but countries that are part of the Amazon region continue to play hardball. On […]

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Donuts sues ICANN over .web domain

New top level domain applicant unhappy with ICANN’s response thus far, so it takes its complaint to court. One of new top level domain name company Donuts’ subsidiaries has sued ICANN in an effort to postpone the auction for .web and potentially disqualify one of the participants. Donuts and at least two other applicants are […]

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WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg talks domain names – DNW Podcast #91

Mullenweg discusses domain names and .blog. Matt Mullenweg created WordPress and is the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and many related products. On today’s show, Matt will discuss the upcoming launch of the .blog top level domain and how you can get in the door early. I also asked Matt if the importance […]

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The late Igal Lichtman, aka Mrs Jello, loses a horrible UDRP decision

Panel re-writes UDRP and “registered in bad faith” requirement. The heirs of the late Igal Lichtman, commonly known in domain name circles as Mrs Jello, have lost a UDRP decision for the common name Camilla.com. The case was filed by Australian clothing company Camilla Australia Pty Ltd, which uses the domain Camilla.com.au. A three person […]

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Analyst: new TLDs to hit $500 million in 3 years

Report forecasts strong opportunity for new top level domain applicants. B. Riley & Co analyst Sameet Sinha issued a report today estimating that new TLDs should go “from Zero to $500MM in Three Years”. The report also initiates coverage of Rightside with a buy rating and a $15 price target. The stock currently trades for […]

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New TLDs and a lack of price caps

Registries can jack up prices, but they must give notice. One issue many people think may be a ticking time bomb with consumers and new top level domain names is a lack of price controls. I was reminded of this today by some comments on another post. Most existing gTLDs have restrictions on how much […]

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