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Entries from Digital Intelligence tagged with "icann"

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Predatory or prudent? High price of .sucks domain investigated

The price of new .sucks domains is to be investigated amid claims that brands and celebrities could be exploited.

14/04/2015  |  Full story...

Amazon pips Google to purchase .buy domain name for $4 .6bn

Amazon has bought the .buy top level domain (TLD) name for $4.6bn, beating rival Google for ownership of the potentially lucrative web destination.

19/09/2014  |  Full story...

New domain .London opens amid cybersquatting fears

From 9th September 2014, Dot London domain names will again be available for registration, available on a first come, first served basis.

Watch the promo video for .London here:

09/09/2014  |  Full story...

Internet grows with 4 new address suffixes… hundreds more to come

Global internet body ICANN has added four domain name suffixes, the first of hundreds expected in the coming years in the online addressing system's largest expansion ever.

25/10/2013  |  Full story...

ICANN ‘Trademark Clearinghouse’ goes live to protect brands online

Domian watchdog ICANN has launched Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a new service for brands to protect their trademarks against potential infringement, ahead of the entry of multiple generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) into the Internet later this year.

27/03/2013  |  Full story...

Infographic: Who will apply for a ‘dot brand’ domain?

Nearly half (44%) of large companies intend to submit a ‘dot Brand’ application, but few are aware of the limited application period, according to a new survey. The study, from registry services provider Afilias, found that 82 percent of major brands are aware of the opportunity to apply for a dotBrand TLD.

23/03/2012  |  Full story...

ICANN now accepting .wales and .cymru domain names

The Welsh government has said will not object to a bid for the right to use the '.wales' and '.cymru' domain names. The move will give people and buisnesses in wales the chance to use Wales and Cymru in their internet address names.

27/02/2012  |  Full story...

100 firms sign up to '.brand' domain scheme

100 organisations have registered to get involved in ICANN’s plan to expand net domains beyond the likes of .com and .edu. The expansion concerns generic top-level domains, or GTLDs. ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) spent years putting the new programme together so the internet could have web and email addresses ending in .paris, .canon, .hotel, and many others.

16/02/2012  |  Full story...

ICANN to go ahead with .brand domains despite concerns

Internet body ICANN is to continue with plans to expand the number of possible website addresses despite criticism from industry and concerns from some law enforcement groups. ICANN’s goal is to allow more innovation in website addresses and to open the space to the non-Latin alphabets. It has pledged a quick take-down for trademark violators under the new system. The body decides who gets to manage .com, .net and other domains to the right of the period in a URL.

06/01/2012  |  Full story...

New adult web domain .XXX extends brand registration period due to high demand

ICM Registry, the company behind the upcoming .XXX web domain, is extending its Sunrise period due to the volume of prelaunch interest in the domain, after “900,000 expressions of interest”. The new sponsored top-level domain (sTLD) going live later this year, has been created to clearly signpost adult entertainment on the Internet and to meet the needs of the adult entertainment industry.


19/07/2011  |  Full story...

ICANN gives greenlight for ‘.brand’ domain names

ICANN’s board of directors has voted Monday to allow virtually unlimited new domain names based on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes, in the system's biggest shake-up since it started 26 years ago.

Groups able to pay the $185,000 application can petition next year for new updates to ".com" and ".net" with website suffixes using nearly any word in any language, including in Arabic, Chinese and other scripts, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided at a meeting in Singapore.


21/06/2011  |  Full story...

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