All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gTLD’

Amazon Buys .Buy Domain for $4.6 Million

In yeah that makes a lot of sense news, Amazon has reportedly purchased the highly-coveted new .buy top level domain, and apparently the company beat out Google in the process. Domain Name Wire reports that Amazon bought the .buy domain for $4,588,888. Other companies in the running in ICANN’s auction were Google and Famous Four Media. Google also lost out …

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ICANN Says Amazon Can’t Own .Amazon Domain Name

ICANN finally wrapped up the application process for new generic top level domain names last year. The results of which are still far from over, however, as the nonprofit now has to sort through all the applications and decide who to award the new gTLDs to. Amazon and Google both applied for a lot of domains, but Amazon’s request for …

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Google Might Be Willing To Let You Use That .Fun Domain You Always Wanted

Early last year, ICANN opened up applications for generic top-level domains. At the end of it all, it was revealed that Google applied for 101 gTLDs. Now more details are starting to emerge on what Google plans to do with them. CNET reports that Google sent a letter to ICANN last week about its intentions for the gTLDs it had …

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New ICANN CEO Lays Out The Future Of The Internet Under His Watch

ICANN is sort of like the Justice League of the Internet. They are a NGO that’s dedicated to protecting the Internet from any one stakeholder from gaining too much power. They are the people behind the expansion of the gTLDs earlier this summer that led to Google and Amazon bidding over domain names like .book and .talk. The group now …

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ICANN Still Rules The Internet Whether You Like It Or Not

If you know anything about the Internet, then you know about ICANN. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has power over the the most important parts of the Internet – domain names, IP addresses and protocol numbers. That kind of power comes with great responsibility and the US Department of Commerce agrees that ICANN is the only one …

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Does Google Want To Get Into The Domain Provider Business?

It’s no secret that Google applied for 101 gTLDs in ICANN’s recent yard sale. The company applied for all kinds of domains from .tech and .soy to the usual suspects like .google and .youtube. It seems that there might be more at play here beyond Google wanting to just start out strong in the Internet land grab race. CNET has …

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What Does Google’s gTLD Applications Say About The Company?

ICANN revealed the list of generic Top-Level Domains today and there was something interesting to be found in it. Aside from Top Level Domain Holdings Limited, Google was a definite contender for most gTLDs applied for. The search giant applied for over 101 new gTLDs and will probably get most of them. Can we gather anything about Google’s aspirations with …

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ICANN Reveals List Of gTLD Applicants With .App Being The Most Popular

After numerous delays and a last minute call for new applicants, ICANN has finally closed registration for new generic Top-Level Domains. As expected, ICANN has now published the list of applicants and the domains they applied for. There are some interesting applications in here, so let’s take a look. Before we get into this, it’s important to understand what the …

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Google Submits Generic TLDs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) just closed, after over 1900 applications were submitted. Google had submitted its own applications for new TLDs, falling into four categories: – Google trademarks, like .google – Domains related to our core business, like .docs – Domains that will improve user …

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ICANN Finally Accepting gTLDs Applications Again

It’s been a long and arduous road for ICANN since last month when their application system for new generic top-level domains went down due to a software glitch. The glitch allowed applicants to see each other’s usernames and file names. It was pretty bad, but things would return to normal at some point in the future. The future is now, …

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What ICANN Should Do To Rebuild Trust After Security Breach

During what was supposed to be the exciting early stages of an Internet domain name “revolution,” ICANN is finding itself in a heap of controversy over its new generic top-level domain program. In January, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers began rolling out its historic decision to open up the domain name market. The application process was supposed …

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Legal Concerns Loom with ICANN’s Upcoming gTLDs

ICANN’s controversial decision to open up the market for domain name endings is about to get even stickier as the registration process nears its deadline. According to numerous analysts, there will be an outburst of legal issues after the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) applicants are revealed to the public. The application window was scheduled to close April 12th, but …

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