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ICANN

… and Am I the First Domain Blog To Report On It?  Perhaps I am behind the ball here and ICANN has once again postponed another of its deadlines, but it was projected that today would be the official launch of ICANN’s Trademark Clearinghouse, and the news of its launch has already been reported by […]

According to their recently published Roadmap, ICANN is now seeking feedback from the community about how best to delegate or ‘meter’ out new TLDs into the root.  They aren’t prepared to roll out 1000 new TLDs in a single shot, and the idea of random batching (formerly Digital Archery) is off the table.  So what’s […]

When popular service DomainTools recently reported on the issue of dark domains – domain registrations not configured with name servers at the Top-Level Domain (TLD) registry and thus not published to the TLD zone files –  they cited the example of Spectrum.com. By performing a whois search on the domain, one can see that Spectrum.com […]

You learn something new every day as the old saying goes, and that is certainly true of being involved in the domain industry. Today I learned about the .Cat top-level domain.  Nope, this is not a new string awaiting approval under ICANN’s new gTLD program.  This is a bonafide TLD that has been around since […]

With ICANN taking applications soon and plans to roll out new TLDs coming down the pipeline there has been a lot of talk and debate about the merits, if any, for new TLDs, whether or not .com will be affected and how, and other such discussion. There is also banter about who stands to gain […]