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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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Four more dot-brands join the gTLD deadpool

Four big-brand gTLDs have asked ICANN to terminate their contracts so far this year, bringing the total number of voluntarily discontinued strings to 73. Notable among the terminations are two of the three remaining gTLDs being held by luxury goods mak...
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Former NTIA chief Redl now working for Amazon

David Redl, the former head of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration has joined Amazon as an internet governance advisor, I’ve learned. I don’t know whether he’s taken a full-time job or is a contractor, bu...
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Hindu god smites Chrysler gTLD

Car-maker Chrysler has withdrawn its application for the .ram dot-brand gTLD more than six years after receiving a government objection on religious grounds. Ram is a brand of pickup trucks manufactured by Chrysler, but it’s also a variant spelli...
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