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The new internet names: a plain english explanation

gigaom.com
There is hoopla today over the hundreds of new names like “.baby” that could soon join “.com” and “.org” as fixtures of the internet. Many people, including some who hope to get rich, are hyping this is as a land grab while companies and consumers are questioning why the names...
The new internet names: a plain english explanation
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Tech coalition objects to Google's domain names applications

www.computerworld.com
An industry coalition with backing from Microsoft, Nokia and Oracle has objected to Google's application for certain top-level domain strings....
Tech coalition objects to Google's domain names applications
Secure Your Spank Bank: .XXX Offers a Safe New Search Engine for Parellel Universe of Porn

ICANN reveals 1,930 generic top-level domain submissions

www.electronista.com
ICANN has revealed the full list of new generic top-level domain (gTLD) submissions. Some 1,930 requests have been made, with some major parties aiming for multiple suffixes, while others are notably absent. In many instances the Internet-based land-grab involves companies trying to secure brand names and trademarks, though others are...
ICANN reveals 1,930 generic top-level domain submissions

The Internet Gets a Hall of Fame (Including Al Gore!)

www.wired.com
Vinton Cerf, considered one of the fathers of the internet for co-designing the TCP/IP protocol, was inducted into ISOC's Hall of Fame Monday. GENEVA, Switzerland — The best revolutionaries eventually find themselves hailed in tributes and enshrined in museums. So it’s almost inevitable that nearly 30 years after the official...
The Internet Gets a Hall of Fame (Including Al Gore!)

ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them

www.techdirt.com
We've talked about the fact that the whole "generic top level domain" (gTLD) process was hopelessly corrupt, as it was more or less driven by those who sought to profit from the system -- folks who ran (or hoped to run) domain registration offerings. And, the entire thing seemed based...
ICANN Boss: We're Not Ready To Launch These Half-Baked New gTLDs, So Let's Launch Them
Chinese '.catholic' will be the first top-level domain considered in ICANN expansion

Canon announces plans to acquire .Canon top level domain.

thenextweb.com
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

iTunes (temporarily) serves porn images to Russian users

arstechnica.com
iTunes users in Russia got an eyeful on Wednesday (hat tip to Wired) when a newly released version of the app displayed graphic images of porn instead of the foreign films they were expecting. The bug, reported to be present in the iTunes Store shown to users in Russia,...
iTunes (temporarily) serves porn images to Russian users

OMGWTF: Google Could Spend $10 Million on .LOL Domains (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Textspeak continues to conquer all forms of communication. Google wants to take control of a new family of Internet addresses, .lol. Vint Cerf, an inventor of key Internet technologies and Google's chief Internet evangelist, announced in a blog post that Google was applying to run the new top-level domain—what...
OMGWTF: Google Could Spend $10 Million on .LOL Domains (GOOG)
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New Net Name System Mired in Controversy

online.wsj.com
If you want to own your own top-level domain you have until Friday to submit your application (along with the $180,000 fee). Once the deadline passes, that is it for the foreseeable future....
New Net Name System Mired in Controversy

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

thenextweb.com
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

The strangest new top-level domain applications

news.cnet.com
There's plenty of weirdness besides .lol and .ninja, including the long-awaited official online home for a .unicorn and others that make Crave's Eric Mack say .WTF? [Read more]...
The strangest new top-level domain applications
ICANN re-opens application system for generic top-level domains

.Pirate Domains Now Available Through OpenNic

torrentfreak.com
Despite the best efforts of Dutch lobby groups, and American entertainment cartels, the internet is a place where barriers don’t stay barriers for long. Throw a roadblock out and a new route is recalculated. So it is with DNS. Add blocks in the ICANN systems, and people work their way...
.Pirate Domains Now Available Through OpenNic

Amazon vs the Amazon: internet retailer in domain name battle

www.guardian.co.uk
Brazil and Peru governments say company should not profit from an address that refers to an important geographical areaWhen you see the word "Amazon", what's the first thing that springs to mind - the world's biggest forest, the longest river or the largest internet retailer - and which do you...
Amazon vs the Amazon: internet retailer in domain name battle

Web address applications reopen

www.bbc.co.uk
Icann restarts its application process for new top level domain names after being forced to suspend it in April....
Web address applications reopen
Pinterest starts offering website verification for profile pages
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The porn-only search engine is coming

thenextweb.com
ICM Registry, the company behind the pornographic .xxx sponsored top-level domain (sTLD), plans to launch a search engine designed solely for it. The goal is simple: drive more traffic to .xxx websites while also giving porn watchers a more enjoyable search experience. The service has a decent chance to become...
The porn-only search engine is coming

Booting Up: The State of the Internet Edition

betabeat.com
Good morning, we brought you coffee. {flickr.com/cgk) Hope you aren’t holding your breath til you can register that .money address. The expansion of top-level domain names has reportedly morphed into a “bug-plagued mess.” [CNNMoney] Now here’s a blast from the pre-Internet past: Microsoft has partnered Encyclopedia Britannica and will  now...
Booting Up: The State of the Internet Edition

Why Isn't ICANN Speaking Out Against ICE/DOJ Domain Seizures?

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Following the feds seizing bodog.com, Mark Jeftovic from EasyDNS wrote a really interesting post pointing out just how insane these domain seizures are. He focused on the fact that Bodog was run outside of the US, hosted outside the US, and the domain registrar was even outside the US. Thus,...
Why Isn't ICANN Speaking Out Against ICE/DOJ Domain Seizures?

Google Wants To Operate .Search As A "Dotless" Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

techcrunch.com
If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. Last year, Google applied to manage the .app, .blog, .cloud and .search generic top-level domain (gTLD) names as part of a major expansion of the domain-name system. ICANN, which...
Google Wants To Operate .Search As A "Dotless" Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

Google wins a whopping 763 domain names

thenextweb.com
Google has obtained no less than 763 domain names containing the word ‘google’ after recently filing a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum. In what Google calls ‘one of the most aggressive campaigns of domain name infringement’ that it has ever come across, someone had registered domains like googleiphone5.com, googlevodafone.com,...
Google wins a whopping 763 domain names

Monumental Day For the Internet as First Non-Latin Domain Names Go Live

thenextweb.com
Today is a “historic day” for domain names and internationalized domain names says ICAAN as the first three non-Latin script top level domain names go live. All three are country code top level domains under the IDN ccTLD fast track program. ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)...
Monumental Day For the Internet as First Non-Latin Domain Names Go Live

Pinterest Takes On Two Domain Fights: Pinterest.info & Amazon's .pin Request

marketingland.com
Domain Name Wire is reporting that Pinterest has gotten involved in two separate domain-related fights: one over an existing domain registration and another over Amazon’s plans to create a new generic top-level domain (gTLD). Firstly, Pinterest has formally objected to Amazon’s request... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Pinterest Takes On Two Domain Fights: Pinterest.info & Amazon's .pin Request
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