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November 18, 2018 17:01

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Have some dot .Wine with your Friday cheese

Some gTLDs are meant to be: they match consumer products that are globally appreciated, and we’re not talking about milk here. 😉 Donuts, Inc. launched two successful gTLDs, dot .Wine and dot .Vin, after months of byzantine scenarios leveraged by the ICANN committee. But let’s forget about the bureaucrats and the conservative forces here; it’s […]

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Donuts makes private deal with wine-makers

Donuts inked a private side-deal with wine-making regions in order to launch the .wine and .vin new gTLDs The company signed both Registry Agreements with ICANN late last week, after the wine regions and the European Union stopped complaining. The EU and regions had filed Cooperative Engagement Process objections with ICANN, saying that Donuts should […]

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.wine no longer blocked after EU drops complaint

Donuts and ICANN are currently in the process of signing new gTLD agreements for .wine and .vin, after the European Union and wine sellers dropped objections. As of today, both gTLDs are “In Contracting” rather than “On Hold”, according to ICANN’s web site. ICANN revealed earlier this week that the European Union and various wine […]

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Donuts wins .wine auction

Donuts has become the only applicant for .wine and .vin after winning a private auction for .wine, according to sources familiar with the situation. I gather that the auction, which saw Donuts knock out rival applicants Afilias and Famous Four, happened a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know what the winning bid was. Neither […]

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.wine applicants changing tune on geo protection?

Aggressive lobbying of ICANN by the wine-making industries on both sides of the Atlantic may be about to bear fruit. Applicants for .wine and .vin are talking to the organization about providing special protection for a list of “geographic indicator” terms, according to CEO Fadi Chehade. In a letter to French secretary of state for […]

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This Brand Name Used To Just Be Terrible. Now It’s Toxic.

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US winemakers rebel against their government

Groups representing thousands of US winemakers have come out against .wine and .vin, bringing their government’s position on the two proposed new gTLDs into question. Seven regional associations, representing close to 2,000 wineries, issued a statement last night raising “strong objections” to the gTLDs with “non-existent to grossly insufficient safeguards”. The joint statement says: If […]

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Democrat congressman sides with France on .wine

US Representative Anna Eshoo has written to ICANN’s top brass to express “deep concerns” about the .wine and .vin new gTLDs and urge that they be permanently killed off. In a letter (pdf) to CEO Fadi Chehade, Eshoo wrote: it’s my understanding that the .wine and .vin gTLDs have been met with fierce opposition from […]

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France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs. The government came to ICANN 50 in London this week apparently determined to secure a Governmental Advisory Committee consensus that .wine should have protection […]

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A Lend (me) Domain Loan Could Put You In This Swanky $100 Million NYC Penthouse

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