All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ICANN’

ICANN to Announce New President and CEO

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) just revealed that they will be announcing a new president and chief executive officer. The news comes as no surprise since, Rod Beckstrom, their current president and CEO, recently announced he will not be standing for reelection at the end of his contract expiring on July 1st. The introduction of their …

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Demand Media’s Military, Political gTLD Choices Simply Driven By Data

There are a lot of interesting sub-stories behind the big Internet land rush that has been the gTLD application process. This week, ICANN released its big list of the gTLDs that were applied for during the application window, as well as the companies that applied for them. Google applied for as many as 101 of them, and Amazon applied for …

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Demand Media Applies For Military, Political Domains

ICANN released the big list of gTLD applicants today. Google applied for over 100 different ones. Facebook didn’t apply for any. There were certainly plenty of interesting applications. You can peruse the whole list here. We knew Demand Media had applied for some, but now, we know which ones, and the choices are interesting. The company applied for 26, and …

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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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Demand Media Applies For 26 gTLDs, Partners With Donuts For More

Demand Media announced this morning that it is pursuing some new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Specifically, the company says it has selected names in categories connected to ecommerce, personal & professional identity, education, entertainment, internet life, sports, small business and social media. “We believe the new gTLD program represents a significant milestone in the evolution of the Internet,” said …

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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 gTLDs Application Window Closes

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) was finally set to be reopened on May 22, and COO Akram Atallah has announced the TLD application system has now closed, after over 1900 applications were submitted. For a bit of backstory, the ICANN application …

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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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ICANN Gets New Independent Objector

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) is finally set to be reopened on May 22, and the leadership has announced that Professor Alain Pellet will serve as the Independent Objector for the retooled program. For a bit of backstory, the ICANN application …

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Google Wins 750 Domains in Cybersquatting Case

The National Arbitration Forum (NAF) has awarded Google the rights to over 750 domain names that a cybersquatter had purchased and tied to other known brands and celebrity names. Between February 29 and March 10 of this year, defendant Chris Gillespie registered hundreds of domains including googlechevron.com, googlecoors.com, googledonaldtrump.com and googlegaycruises.com. Google, who is currently embroiled in its own infringement …

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ICANN System for New gTLDs to Reopen

It was recently reported that The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) system for submitting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has been down as of late, and now ICANN engineers plan to reopen the application platform on May 22, with the new deadline for submitting applications being May 30. The application platform, called TLD application system …

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