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Saudi Arabia objects to .bible

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During the objection period for new generic Top Level Domains, Saudi Arabia launches a multitude of challenges. The domains it has issues with include .wine, .catholic, and .gay. [Read more]...
Saudi Arabia objects to .bible

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
ICANN awarded control of internet's underlying address system for up to seven more years

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
Art.sy and the peril of using international domains

The Top 10 Proposed New Top-Level Domains So Far

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New website names such as “drama.Youtube” or “funny.LOL” instead of traditional sites such as YouTube.com are headed our way....
The Top 10 Proposed New Top-Level Domains So Far

Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

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The internet naming company Icann has admitted that rival bidders for highly valuable new internet domains could have seen each others' secret bids because of flaws in its registration software.The company took the system offline on Thursday afternoon, just hours before applications were due to close after being open for...
Icann admits gTLD software flaw may have revealed rival bid details

Demand Media Rides Out Storm, Improves Earnings

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Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) appears to be weathering executive churn and a Google (NSDQ: GOOG) downgrade. On Thursday, it posted earnings that reflect growth in both its domain name business and its sprawling group of web properties. Demand Media, which includes sites like eHow and LiveStrong,  built its business...
Demand Media Rides Out Storm, Improves Earnings
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

eNom owner Demand Media buys domain registrar Name.com, adding nearly 1.5 million domain names

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Demand Media, the public digital media company that owns domain name and hosting giant eNom (over 13.5 million domain names registered to date) today announced that it has acquired Denver-based domain name registrar Name.com for an undisclosed sum. Demand Media says the acquisition comes in preparation for the release of...
eNom owner Demand Media buys domain registrar Name.com, adding nearly 1.5 million domain names

Hacking For The Sake Of It: 'Eboz' Downed Google, Apple, 300 Other Pakistani Sites, And Many More Just To Show It Can?

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Pakistan’s internet-using population were slammed today with a systematic take-down of local versions of some of the world’s biggest names in tech, and several hours after first going down, Google.pk, Google.com.pk, Yahoo.pk, Apple.pk, Microsoft.pk still do not appear to be working. In all, it appears that 279 other sites in Pakistan were hacked...
Hacking For The Sake Of It: 'Eboz' Downed Google, Apple, 300 Other Pakistani Sites, And Many More Just To Show It Can?

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

This Seattle area startup just raised more than $100M in a series A financing

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You don’t see many $100 million series A financing rounds in Seattle — or anywhere for that matter. But that’s how much cash that Donuts Inc. — a domain name registrar startup led by eNom founder Paul Stahura — has reportedly raised from the likes of Austin Ventures, Adams Street Partners,...
This Seattle area startup just raised more than $100M in a series A financing

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?

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

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

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

What's .Google want with 101 new .domains, anyway?

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Google's plan for the new top-level-domains it gets is unlike most other big tech firms: It wants to offer them up to the public. [Read more]...
What's .Google want with 101 new .domains, anyway?

The battle for .app: Google, Amazon and 11 other companies apply for hottest TLD

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Earlier today at an event in London, domain name regulator ICANN revealed the list of generic top level domains (gTLDs). While most of the focus is on securing brand names and trademarks, it’s the .app suffix that is the most contested. ICANN said that it received 1930 applications from 60 countries...
The battle for .app: Google, Amazon and 11 other companies apply for hottest TLD

Startup Applies for 307 Generic Top-level Domains

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A startup named Donuts has raised US$100 million in venture capital and has applied for 307 generic top-level domains in the Internet Corporation for Assigned......
Startup Applies for 307 Generic Top-level Domains

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

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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

Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

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Paul Brigner campaigned for SOPA, but now he says he's 'adjusted' his thinking. Is he a mole? No, he's just woken up to realityLate in March, I started to get a steady stream of emails from concerned readers: did you see that the Internet Society has appointed the former chief...
Why did MPAA exec join Internet Society?

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

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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
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