Over the last few months one of the areas of attention in the new TLD project has been “closed generics”. I’ve written about this several times in the past and I’ve also raised the issue in as many fora as possible. Yesterday ICANN published a letter they’d received from Google with respect to several of [...]
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The debate surrounding “closed generics”, which we’ve covered several times in the past, has attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks. At the centre of the debate were a number of new TLD applications from large companies including Google, Amazon and others. Google had stated that they planned to establish a number of domain [...]
I’m on the record multiple times over the last few months for my opinions on “closed generics”. I first posted about it here back in June of last year: Big Brands Trying To Corner Generic Namespaces? Since then I’ve sent several letters to ICANN (supported by many others) and have been quoted and referenced in [...]
ICANN CEO Fadi Chehadé has announced a firm date for new TLD launch. In a video interview, with Brad White, Fadi Chehadé put April 23rd as a date when the first new TLD could be delegated. He admits, however, that the date may “slip”, though this time the “slippage” should be days or weeks and not [...]
Pinky of DomainDiction put out a short tongue in cheek “trailer” earlier today. Enjoy: It uses some of our graphics from DotWhat.co The “draw” is taking place today in LA Related articles New gTLD lottery tickets now on sale (domainincite.com)
Google has withdrawn 3 of its new TLD applications. Its applications for .and, .are and .est are now listed as “withdrawn” on the new TLD application status page: As Kevin pointed out, the three strings break the rules, as they appear on the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 list and are the codes for the United Arab [...]
Rumours were flying around last night that the Dot Nxt conference scheduled for London next week had been cancelled again. Michael Berkens posted about the rumour over on his blog. Now this appears to have been confirmed by one of the attendees: It’s official. The Dot-Nxt conference has been cancelled. No refunds. Very disappointing #Fail [...]
The Argentinian GAC member speaking in the ICANN public forum today forcibly voiced their objection to a new TLD application. The application that has been submitted for .patagonia that has been received by ICANN was made by a company and not by the region of Argentina.
Trying to make sense of the nearly 2000 new TLD applications is not something that anyone can do quickly. Sure, you can look at the list and see who has applied for what, but it’s only when you actually read the “public” part of their submission that you can get an insight into their plans. [...]
Last night ICANN published a timeline for the new TLD process moving forward. They also revealed that there were currently 500 new TLD applications that had not been completed. Whether they will be completed by 2359 UTC tonight remains to be seen, but I doubt if they’ll all get done in less than 24 hours. [...]
Kevin reported in detail about the letter that ANA (Association of National Advertisers) sent to ICANN where they threatened to sue over the launch of new TLDs. ICANN chief, Rod Beckstrom, has replied in detail and while the response is polite it’s a bit of a slap down, as Beckstrom points out why ICANN believes [...]
George Sadowsky voted against the launch of new TLDs in last Monday’s ICANN board meeting. I’d been meaning to re-read the transcript, as I found a lot of what he said was very well thought out and logical. Here it is: >>GEORGE SADOWSKY: Thank you, Peter. This is one of the most important votes in [...]
This morning’s board meeting in Singapore didn’t bring too many surprises. The board voted in favour of launching the new TLD program, though not all board members voted in favour. They’ve also put out a timeline for applications, which should make quite a few people happy. What is interesting is what the board members said [...]
Later this morning, during the ICANN meeting in Singapore, ICANN’s board will meet. This is not a “normal” board meeting, as it has only one item on the agenda: Consideration of New gTLD Program. That single line says so little and yet so much. For the last few years the new gTLD program [...]
Next week’s ICANN meeting in Singapore could herald the official launch of the new TLD process. ICANN’s board might decide to give the entire thing a “green light”. Of course it’s not that simple. The GAC isn’t exactly impressed with ICANN, the US definitely isn’t and the IP lobby is still more than a little [...]
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