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September 24, 2018 22:54

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New gTLDs still a crappy choice for email — study

New gTLDs may not be the best choice of domain for a primary email address, judging by new research. Over 20% of the most-popular web sites do not fully understand email addresses containing long TLDs, and Arabic email addresses are supported by fewer than one in 10 sites, a study by the Universal Acceptance Steering […]

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Companies losing $10 BILLION by ignoring new gTLDs — report

The world economy is “conservatively” losing out on almost $10 billion of annual revenue due to a lack of support for new gTLDs and internationalized domain names, according to an ICANN-commissioned research report. The report, conducted by Analysys Mason for the semi-independent Universal Acceptance Steering Group, calculated that patchy new gTLD support means $3.6 billion […]

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Company says new TLD is “cool”, but comes with drawbacks

Classic Engineering has a cool domain name, but founder Eduardo Umaña sometimes has to explain it to people. Classic Engineering promotes its watches on a .Engineering domain name. A couple weeks ago I profiled Huemor, a company that moved from a .com domain name to the new top level domain .Rocks. Today I’m going to […]

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.sexy may be blocked in Iran

Some networks in Iran appear to be systematically blocking Uniregistry’s .sexy gTLD. That’s one of the conclusions of a slightly odd experiment commissioned by ICANN. The newly published An Analysis of New gTLD Universal Acceptance was conducted by APNIC Labs. The idea was to figure out whether there are any issues with new gTLDs on […]

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Site names and shames shoddy TLD support

A self-professed geek from Australia is running a campaign to raise awareness of new gTLDs by naming and shaming big companies that don’t provide comprehensive TLD support on their web sites. SupportTheNew.domains, run by university coder Stuart Ryan, has been around since last June and currently indexes support problems at dozens of web sites. The […]

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Group forms to stop new gTLDs breaking stuff

A little over a year into the live phase of the new gTLD program, a group of domain industry companies are getting together to make sure the expansion is supported across the whole internet. A new Universal Acceptance Steering Group has formed, with the support of ICANN and the Domain Name Association, to help fix […]

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New gTLD implicated in Macaulay Culkin “death”, but journalists get it all wrong

A cybersquatted domain in a new gTLD was deployed to perpetrate a hoax about the death Macaulay Culkin at the weekend, but reports insisted on adding a “.com” to the name. A prankster set up a fake news report at msnbc.website, which was registered via Domains By Proxy on November 5, reporting the former child […]

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New Top Level Domain Names still facing compatibility issues

Important software still not recognizing new domain names. Registrants of second level domain names under new TLDs such as .photography and .tattoo are learning firsthand about the issue of Universal Acceptance. The term refers to systems not recognizing new top level domain names for what they are, and thus not being compatible with domain names […]

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Twitter starts supporting (some) new gTLDs

Twitter has started recognizing new gTLDs on its web page and on Tweetdeck. As of some point in the last 48 hours, you can type something like “nic.berlin” or “fire.plumbing” in a tweet and Twitter will automatically turn it into a clickable link. The switcheroo seems to have happened in the last two days, as […]

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