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.Islam top level domain name rejected

.Islam, .Halal and .PersianGulf rejected as top level domains. ICANN’s board of directors has formally rejected an application for the .Islam top level domain name, as well as .Halal and .PersianGulf. The board made the decision at a special meeting last week. Asia Green IT System applied for the three domain names as part of […]

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CentralNic buys .fans for peanuts

CentralNic has acquired the flailing new gTLD .fans for an undisclosed sum. The value of the deal was low enough that publicly traded CentralNic was not obliged to disclose the purchase to the market, CEO Ben Crawford confirmed. The ICANN contract seem...
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Chinese registrars on the decline

Having been on a growth trajectory for some years, the number of ICANN-accredited registrars based in China appears to be on the decline. According to my records, so far this year 26 registrar contracts have been terminated, voluntarily or otherwise, 1...
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Will .Amazon ever see the light of day? There’s some movement.

Amazon region countries reject $5 million gift card but ICANN pushes forward to help Amazon.com get .Amazon top level domain name. Amazon.com’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) long battle to get rights to run the .Amazon top level domain name might still pay off, but countries that are part of the Amazon region continue to play hardball. On […]

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ICANN turns 20 today (or maybe not)

ICANN is expected to celebrate its 20th anniversary at its Barcelona meeting next month, but by some measures it has already had its birthday. If you ask Wikipedia, it asserts that ICANN was “created” on September 18, 1998, 20 years ago tod...
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ICANN surveys domain registrants about trademark claims notices

Survey is well-intentioned but is unlikely to provide good data. ICANN is requesting feedback from domain name registrants about trademark claims notices from the Trademark Clearinghouse. Domain name investors that registered new top level domain names are probably familiar with these notices. When you try to register a domain that matches a trademark in the […]

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