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Google To Get gTLDs, Report Says Google To Get gTLDs, Report Says

ICANN will release its full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) at the end of the month. At that point, we will be able to see all the brands going this route. According to a report, …

gTLD Applicants To Be Listed By ICANN At Month’s End gTLD Applicants To Be Listed By ICANN At Month’s End

ICANN plans to release a full list of applications for the new generic top-level domains on April 30. The list will specify who all applied for which domains. That should be interesting. “Our plan always has been to publish the …

ICANN Closes gTLD Registration ICANN Closes gTLD Registration

You can no longer register for the new gTLDs with ICANN. Registration closed on Thursday, March 29. ICANN says there were only 839 registered users in the application system on March 25, though the number will be updated. The organization …

Will Google Rank New TLDs Better Than .com Domains? Will Google Rank New TLDs Better Than .com Domains?
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Google’s head of web spam, Matt Cutts, took to Google+ to bust yet another myth (there’s been a lot of Matt Cutts myth busting lately, it seems). He points to an article from Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services …

Google Play Domain Issues Causing Headache For Google Google Play Domain Issues Causing Headache For Google
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Earlier this month, ahead of Google’s launch of Google Play (which is essentially a rebranding of Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore) Google purchased 18 domain names related to the Google Play brand. At the time, there was …

Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy Wikimedia Foundation Now Officially Off Of GoDaddy
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The Wikimedia Foundation announced that all of its sites have been migrated away from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor. The transition was completed on Friday, and the foundation it was done so without interruption to services. Wikimedia began talking about leaving GoDaddy …

ICANN CEO Should Be Chosen By April ICANN CEO Should Be Chosen By April

Back in August, ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom announced that he would be stepping down at the end of his term. He said he’d stay until July. We haven’t heard much about the CEO search in the time since the announcement, …

Google Speaks Out Against Righthaven In Court Google Speaks Out Against Righthaven In Court

The last time we checked in with the Righthaven saga, righthaven.com had just been sold in a domain auction, as Righthaven struggled to pay legal costs and fines. Now, when you go to righthaven.com, you are greeted with the image …

ICANN Starts Accepting Applications For gTLDs ICANN Starts Accepting Applications For gTLDs
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ICANN began accepting applications for the new generic top-level domains (gtLDs) today. Applicants are directed to use the TLD Application System (TAS) to submit their application. With the TAS, applicants will have to answer 50 questions, as detailed in the …

Wolfram Proposes .data TLD Wolfram Proposes .data TLD
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Stephen Wolfram, the scientist behind Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha, says he’s been involved with the worldwide data community in coordinating the creation of a .data top-level Internet domain, which would highlight the exposure of data across the Internet, “and providing …

Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction Righthaven Domain Sold In Auction

We recently reported that Righthaven.com was up for auction on Snapnames, and it has now sold. And not for much. It ended up going for $3,300. That’s unfortunate for Righthaven, seeing as how they’ve been ordered to pay about $60,000 …

Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned Righthaven Domain Now Being Auctioned

Righthaven, which is commonly referred to as a “copyright troll,” is now having its domain name RightHaven.com auctioned off by domain auction site SnapNames, as pictured above. If you’re not familiar with the story, the irony here is that RightHaven …

GoDaddy Tries To Reverse The SOPA Exodus GoDaddy Tries To Reverse The SOPA Exodus
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After dealing with backlash of the worst kind — the kind that makes you lose customers, fast — GoDaddy withdrew their support for SOPA with press releases and Twitter announcements. But was that enough? Not for one ex-GoDaddy customer, who …

GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash GoDaddy Experiences Massive SOPA Backlash
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So, what’s worse? Bad PR due to the perhaps unnecessary killing of a wild elephant or a mass exodus due to supporting one of the most combative pieces of legislation to address the Internet, perhaps ever? News of GoDaddy’s support …

GoDadddy Hits 50 Million Domain Milestone GoDadddy Hits 50 Million Domain Milestone
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Remember all of that controversy this year around GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons killing an elephant? There was a lot of talk about sites jumping ship and moving over to GoDaddy competitors. In fact, competitors were capitalizing on the controversy, offering …

PETA Discusses Upcoming Porn Site PETA Discusses Upcoming Porn Site

Who knew the “P” in PETA doesn’t stand for people? Apparently, it stand for “pornography,” which is always a winning combination in regards to Internet dwellers, but in this case, will PETA’s upcoming pornography site, one that aims to use …

Tea Party Domain Could Bring Millions For Canadian Band Tea Party Domain Could Bring Millions For Canadian Band
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The American political group The Tea Party have www.teaparty.org. Various branches of the group also have www.teapartypatriots.org and www.teapartyexpress.org – all of which rank high in Google search. But the most coveted domain name, the one that many will stumble …

ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom to Step Down At End of Term

Rod Beckstrom, President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that he will leave at the end of his term. “I am incredibly proud of ICANN’s achievements throughout my tenure,” said Beckstrom. “In two …

XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA? XXX Porn Site On The Way For PETA?
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In the upcoming months, you’re going to start seeing a much greater variety of domains names appear on your url bar. This year, Internet domain name overlords ICANN have made two important votes – first, they decided to lift almost …

ICANN Domain Plan: Brands Headed for Disaster? ICANN Domain Plan: Brands Headed for Disaster?
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The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is speaking out against ICANN’s decision to open the domain name floodgates by lifting restrictions on generic top-level domains. Are the new domains a good idea? Tell us what you think. ICANN is to start …

GoDaddy Wants to “Do the Right Thing” with Former White House Advisor GoDaddy Wants to “Do the Right Thing” with Former White House Advisor

Go Daddy announced today that it has added former White House Advisor Andrew Kline as its new Deputy General Counsel for Global Policy. In fact, Go Daddy says he’s joining to help join the company’s “fight to do the right …