Amusing.. From the description: ICANN's top level domain expansion scheme can be called a lot of things: expensive, deceptive, exploitive, extortive, enraging, confusing, embarrassing, and more ... but when you actually look at the massive, rather insane list of TLD applications submitted so far, I'm forced to admit that ICANN's plan can also be called ... entertaining. … [Read more...] about The TLD Song
With the release of the new TLD applicant and application list there's a huge amount of data available. You can download the information from the ICANN site or browse it online. However with nearly two thousand applications it's pretty awkward to see some of the data quickly and easily. With that in mind we (Blacknight) have put together a fairly simple site that … [Read more...] about Digging Into New TLDs
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. Let's call a spade a spade. If a big brand wants to get its own TLD then it's pretty … [Read more...] about Big Brands Trying To Corner Generic Namespaces?
The technology media today is swamped with coverage of the new TLD "reveal" in London. Since I'm based in Ireland I thought I'd have a closer look at the "Irish" applicants. There aren't that many: Afilias Limited Afilias Domains No. 1 Limited IRB Strategic Developments Limited TLD REGISTRY LIMITED Accenture Global Services Limited The two Afilias companies … [Read more...] about So Which New TLD Applicants Claim To Be Irish?
The guys in CloudRegistry have made available a handy .ics file for the Prague ICANN meeting. You can get it here Yet again they've saved the day! … [Read more...] about CloudRegistry Release Handy Timetable For Prague ICANN Meeting