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May 28, 2018 03:23

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Link Spam Plagues Domain Auctions; "The last thing we need is to see ‘Bernard Madoff’ on the front page of the Wall St. Journal”

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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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This week’s new TLDs: 3 more from XYZ

5 domains hit general availability on Wednesday. New top level domain name company XYZ LLC releases three new domain names this week. On Wednesday, the company will launch .Security, .Protection and .Theatre in general availability. The company didn’t originally apply for these names; it acquired them from other companies. Following on XYZ’s recent .car, .cars […]

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This week’s new TLDs: Don’t drink and drive

If you don’t like the wine and automotive domain names launching this week, you can leave .feedback. It’s a fairly active week for new to level domain names with six domains entering general availability, including a handful that don’t mix. Jay Westerdal’s Top Level Spectrum launched the .feedback domain name on Monday. Each domain comes […]

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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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Battles for .chat, .style, .tennis, bingo and .sas over

Seven new gTLD contention sets have been formally resolved with application withdrawals this morning, five of which we haven’t previously reported on. Most appear to have been settled by private auctions, with Donuts often the victor. The standout, however, is .sas, an unusual case of a contention set of two would-be dot-brand registries being resolved. […]

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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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A Second Life For Second Life; Climate change will leave wine-drinkers drunker and poorer

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