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Charity TLD domain press release Iain Roache logo
31
MAY
2013

Donate your time to the .Charity Governance Council

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Advisory Body Announced for the .Charity Top-Level Domain Spring Registry Limited, which is pursuing the .Charity top-level domain (new gTLD) has announced the creation of the .Charity Governance Council.  For the next several months, philanthropists, corporate representatives,...
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Rugby TLD press release Iain Roache logo
29
MAY
2013

.Rugby Governance Council launched

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Ruggers, Fans, and Others Invited to Contribute to New gTLD Advisory Body  Dot Rugby Limited, which has submitted its application to ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to operate the .Rugby top-level domain (gTLD), today announced the launch of the .Rugby...
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04
MAY
2013

.tk is now the largest ccTLD with 16.7M domains followed by .de with 15.4M

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As at April 2013, the total number of registrations across all Top Level Domains (TLDs) stood at 258 million. This figure represents a growth of roughly 6.2% over the past 6 months (or 15 million registrations) with the largest categorical growth in ccTLD IDNs. Whe...
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04
APR
2013

Zodiac prepares for chinese new TLDs, announces “Chinese Advisory Services” for new applicants

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Zodiac Holdings Limited (“Zodiac”), the largest Chinese TLD applicant, is pleased to announce that 6 of its new gTLD applications have successfully passed the Initial Evaluation. The results for八卦 (gossip) and 集团 (conglomerate) were announced on March 23, 2013 and 网店...
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02
APR
2013

ICANN names back-up Registry operators for new gTLDs

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Making another milestone in the implementation of the community-developed new gTLD Program, ICANN  today announced the selection of three geographically diverse emergency back-end registry operators, or EBEROs. The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), Neustar, Inc....
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12
MAR
2013

Google backs gTLD Trade Association at WhatDomain.org

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A brand new trade association for the domain name industry is now located at WhatDomain.org, which contains brief information about plans for the association, and urges potential members to show their interest.  A clear agenda is yet to be set, but the intention is to “establish...
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12
MAR
2013

Publishers voice opposition to Amazon domain name monopolisation

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Publishers have voiced their opposition to Amazon’s applications for gTLDs such as .book, .read and .author, on the basis that the use of such names would be monopolistic. Amazon’s ICANN application clearly seeks to monopolise the .book domain, stating that it would...
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11
MAR
2013

The Latest Domain Name Gold Rush

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Roger Kay has written an article for Forbes discussing ICANN’s auction for gTLDs and the range of potential consequences. Kay likens the gTLD auction to a “land grab”, since it is “worth some serious coin”.  It is suggested that opening up the availability of new top-level domain...
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11
MAR
2013

First gTLD objection revealed

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The first objection to a new gTLD application has been published, as the deadline for filing objections against such applications approaches. According to the International Center for Dispute Resolution, Demand Media’s application for the .immobilien bid has received an objection...
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09
MAR
2013

Got a .co domain? SXSW has the party for you…

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Several events at SXSW Interactive 2013 exclusively featured companies which obtained the .co domain name suffix. Amongst those companies using the .co domain name at SXSW were: FoodCrawl.co, celebrating a ‘Food Crawl’ in downtown Austin; ArtistsHack.co, a ‘hackathon’...
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