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Apple, Google, Amazon among applicants for top-level-domains

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ICANN today revealed who is going after several new top-level-domains in a move that could shake up how we enter Web addresses. [Read more]...
Apple, Google, Amazon among applicants for top-level-domains

Publishers, Authors complain over Amazon gTLD applications

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Amazon has received criticism over its attempts to register new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), in complaints sent to ICANN. The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers, and competitor Barnes & Noble have all objected to applications for the suffixes .book, .author, and .read, citing the potential abuse of Amazon's...
Publishers, Authors complain over Amazon gTLD applications

Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

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Technology companies went wild bidding on generic top-level domains (gTLDs) once the opportunity presented itself. That seemingly impulsive behavior hasn't sat well with the Government Advisory Committee, which just posted a list of its member countries' initial 250 objections over the internet gold rush. While the list is broad,...
Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google

Mickey Mouse Whois ban threat sparks privacy fears

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Days of pretending to be N. O. Body are numbered The days of pretending to be Mickey Mouse or Daffy Duck when you register a domain name could be numbered, following demands placed on ICANN by law enforcement agencies and governments.…...
Mickey Mouse Whois ban threat sparks privacy fears
Donuts raises more cash in quest to control hundreds of domain name extensions
Amazon's application for .book domain opposed by industry groups and rivals

The battle for control of the internet is being waged in Dubai

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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, is meeting today in Dubai to plan the future of the internet. The World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) will take place from now until the 14th, and it will have serious implications for the entire internet. Russia has...
The battle for control of the internet is being waged in Dubai

ICANN Haz New CEO?

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization that oversees the Internet’s domain name system, has appointed a new CEO: Fadi Chehadé. A former IBM executive who quarterbacked the company’s collaboration with Hewlett-Packard on RosettaNet, Chehadé is known for his diplomatic skills. What he’s not well known for...
ICANN Haz New CEO?

ICANN set to release list of new domain proposals

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The organization charged with regulating what goes to the right of the dot in Web addresses is moving ahead with its initiative to drastically change the Internet. Soon, we’ll get to see who, exactly, applied for brand new domain names, after the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...
ICANN set to release list of new domain proposals

Breaking: Keydrive buys Moniker & Snapnames from Oversee.net

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According to industry sources, Keydrive S.A. will announce this morning that they have purchased Moniker & Snapnames from Oversee.net. Information about the sale has already been posted on the companies website and was also added to ICANNWiki yesterday. KeyDrive S.A./Luxembourg includes the Key-Systems Group in St. Ingbert/Saarland (Germany), the NameDrive...
Breaking: Keydrive buys Moniker & Snapnames from Oversee.net

Google says ITU is 'the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the Internet'

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The International Telecommunication Union has been in the news a fair bit as of late, tackling everything from patents to the future of HDTV, and it's now set to be at the center of a particularly contentious issue. As BBC News reports, the ITU is holding a conference in...
Google says ITU is 'the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the Internet'

Canon announces plans to acquire .Canon top level domain.

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Image via WikipediaCanon wants to become the first company to acquire an Internet top-level domain after its name.The company will apply to ICANN to get its hands on the .canon TLD.The company said today that it “has made the official decision to begin necessary procedures to acquire ‘dot-canon’ upon the...
Canon announces plans to acquire .Canon top level domain.

Game Company Beats Domain Squatter Today; Should Prepare For More Tomorrow

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When ICANN was in the process of reviewing the application for the new .xxx top-level domain, we were always wary about the idea. We reported that this was nothing but an extortion racket on businesses to force them to buy an expensive and unnecessary TLD for their trademark, for little...
Game Company Beats Domain Squatter Today; Should Prepare For More Tomorrow

ICANN Keeps Control Over IANA Internet Root

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The U.S. NTIA has awarded ICANN the mandate to manage the assignment of IP addresses and the management of top-level domains until September 2015, the government......
ICANN Keeps Control Over IANA Internet Root

ICANN's New Trademark 'Clearinghouse' Resembles Mobsters' 'Insurance' Program

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We've pointed out for years that ICANN's new "top level domains" programs often feel much more like a way to shake down trademark holders who feel the need to buy each and every new domain with their trademarked names, just to prevent anyone else from getting them. Now, ICANN has...
ICANN's New Trademark 'Clearinghouse' Resembles Mobsters' 'Insurance' Program

New net names to face objections

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Governments are to file a list of objections to Icann's proposed new internet address endings....
New net names to face objections

ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

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Via Lauren Weinstein, we find out that ICANN has effectively lost its bid to retain control over IANA functions, though the fact that everyone else sucks too means it gets to hang on for at least six more months. In the meantime, though, it appears the whole thing took an...
ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

Booting Up: Is Your News Feed About to Get More Crowded?

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Gotcha! (Photo: In the Capital) The FTC is said to be wondering whether it can actually pull off an antitrust case against Google, as consumers don’t seem too bothered by the company’s putting its own services before those of competitors. [Bloomberg] Facebook is testing adding upcoming events and recently released...
Booting Up: Is Your News Feed About to Get More Crowded?

ICANN names CEO, replaces domain-name expansion leader

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The organization in charge of doling out Internet domain names and addresses picks Fadi Chehade as its new CEO -- and replaces the head of a mammoth domain-name expansion. [Read more]...
ICANN names CEO, replaces domain-name expansion leader
Dot Com Just Got A Lot Of Dot Company

Trademark Lawyers Push For Crazy New Domain Rules Making It Easy For Them To Take Away Others' Domains

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IP maximalists now seem to be targeting ICANN as yet another way to overclaim their rights and block legitimate domains from existing. As we've been discussing, there have been several fights concerning the new generic top level domains (gTLDs) where we've seen folks like the entertainment industry demand extra special...
Trademark Lawyers Push For Crazy New Domain Rules Making It Easy For Them To Take Away Others' Domains

How many new domain names will the explosion in gTLDs really produce?

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Mark Kychma, who is a partner at London based MAKTIG VC, a company behind numerious online projects such as Links2.Me, Sincere.ly and That-Is.Me. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a nonprofit body that oversees the structure of the Internet, is about to multiply...
How many new domain names will the explosion in gTLDs really produce?

.Rip .Off: Highlights From The Top-Level Domain Scrum

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The whole ICANN process for creating generic top level domains (gTLDs) has clearly been designed to allow certain groups to make a ton of money by basically pressuring individuals and companies to snap up more domains they don't need. The whole thing has appeared impossibly corrupt from the very beginning....
.Rip .Off: Highlights From The Top-Level Domain Scrum
ICANN re-opens application system for generic top-level domains

ICANN Extends Domain Application Deadline After Technical Issue

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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has extended its deadline for applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) after discovering a “technical issue” with its software. The deadline, which was originally set for tonight, has been extended until next... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
ICANN Extends Domain Application Deadline After Technical Issue
Russia, China, and other nations draft proposal to give ITU greater influence over the internet

Massive Conflict Of Interests In ICANN Called Out By CEO, Start To Get Some Attention

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We've noted what a joke ICANN has been for quite some time, culminating with some of its more bizarre decisions to help governments seize domains and censor the internet. Separately, its sense of entitlement towards its role managing domain registrations is really pretty disgusting. Of course, for years we've also...
Massive Conflict Of Interests In ICANN Called Out By CEO, Start To Get Some Attention

Web address applications reopen

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Icann restarts its application process for new top level domain names after being forced to suspend it in April....
Web address applications reopen

ICANN produces gTLD application list, ordered by raffle

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ICANN has released a list of applications for generic top-level domains (gTLDs), along with their position in a raffle. The randomly-drawn list sets the order for ICANN to evaluate and process the applications for domain suffixes, with the first gTLD to be issued expected to be the word "catholic" in...
ICANN produces gTLD application list, ordered by raffle
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