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ICANN chair reins in new gTLD timeline hopes

Don’t get excited about the next round of new gTLDs launching any time soon. That’s my takeaway from recent correspondence between ICANN’s chair and brand-owners who are apparently champing at the bit to get their teeth into some seri...
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Fight over closed generics ends in stalemate

Closed generic gTLDs could be a thing in the next application round. Or they might not. Even after four years, ICANN’s greatest policy-making minds can’t agree. The New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures working group (SubPro) delivered its draft ...
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Single/plural gTLD combos to be BANNED

Singular and plural versions of the same string will be banned at the top level under proposed rule changes for the next round of new gTLDs. The final set of recommendations of ICANN’s New gTLDs Subsequent Procedures working group (SubPro), which...
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New (kinda) geo-TLD rules laid out at ICANN 66

The proposed rules for companies thinking about applying for a geographic gTLD in the next application round have been sketched out. They’re the same as the old rules. At ICANN 66 in Montreal today, a GNSO Policy Development Process working group...
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