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Drop auctions not a slam-dunk, says Nominet

Nominet has responded to criticism of its plans to introduce registry-level .uk drop auctions by saying it’s not about money-grabbing and is not guaranteed to even happen. Registry MD Eleanor Bradley today blogged: In some quarters the commentary...
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Google’s .new now generally available

After many months of pre-launch registration periods, Google has taken its .new gTLD to general availability today. Names in .new are not cheap, have strict usage restrictions, and are not available at most of the larger registrars. You may recall that...
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More dot-brands dump their gTLDs

A further three new gTLDs have applied to ICANN for self-termination over the last few months, bringing the total to 76. They’re all dot-brands: .sbs, .rightathome and .symantec. The most recent application came from the Australian broadcaster SB...
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