The Brand Registry Group (BRG) will be holding a one day conference on the sidelines of the upcoming ICANN meeting in Montréal. The event is aimed at brand owners who either have a TLD of their own or who might be considering applying for one in the future. While the full schedule for the event is not available yet the overview is: Come and find out how dotBrands are … [Read more...] about Brand & Domains Event to be Held in Montréal
MarkMonitor has released a graphic illustrating which new top level domains brands are registering domain names in. For those unfamiliar with them, MarkMonitor is a "corporate" registrar, so their core business is handling domain registrations for brands and trademark holders. According to MarkMonitor's data the top 20 extensions are: .sucks .porn .adult … [Read more...] about Which TLDs Brands Are Registering
ICANN is hosting a breakfast event entitled "The Evolution of Domain Names" in London next week. The event, which will be held at the Royal Society, will have a firm focus on how big brands plan on using domains. The speakers for the event are: Akram Atallah, President of the Global Domains Division (GDD), ICANN Freida Tallon, Sky Elliot Antrobus-Holder, … [Read more...] about ICANN To Host Brand Focussed New TLD Breakfast Event
One of the topics that keeps coming up in ICANN policy discussions and as part of the new TLD application process is "transparency". ICANN, and the internet community in general, has had plenty of issues in the past with "bad actors" who have caused a lot of issues for everyone (think of many of the registrars who have lost accreditation in the last couple of years for … [Read more...] about Big Brands Shooting Themselves In The Foot?