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ICANN Approves $200 Million Dollar Budget For 2014; 306 Employees & Still No

ICANN Approves 0 Million Dollar Budget For 2014; 306 Employees & Still No
The budget anticipates ICANN staff growing to over 300 people but the real kicker, in our opinion is that ICANN still has virtually no revenue allocated coming in from the “Last Resort” New gTLD auctions. We have noted in past years that ICANN has not …
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Boston Globe Is Sold Including Boston.com & New gTLD .Boston For 70 Million

Boston Globe Is Sold Including Boston.com & New gTLD .Boston For 70 Million
Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry is going to buy The Boston Globe. The Boston Globe also owns and operates Boston.com and is the sole applicant for the new gTLD .Boston for $ 70 million in cash. The seller is the Times Co. which operates the …
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RBC: Demand Media New gTLD Initiative Could Be Worth More Than Its

RBC: Demand Media New gTLD Initiative Could Be Worth More Than Its
RBC issued an Equity Research Report today on Demand Media, Inc., the day after Demand Media, Inc, reported its second quarter earnings. Demand Media announced during the earnings report and the earnings call that followed that Google's Search …
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Directv Beat Dish Network As Legal Rights Objection On New gTLD .Direct Is

Directv Beat Dish Network As Legal Rights Objection On New gTLD .Direct Is
Accordingly, under the standards set forth in the Procedure, the Panel concludes that the potential use of the applied-for gTLD by Respondent takes unfair advantage of the distinctive character or the reputation of Objector's registered marks, and …
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Site Calls Large Applicants Of New gTLD's “Domain Squatters”

Site Calls Large Applicants Of New gTLD's “Domain Squatters”
“The way new domains are handled is a bit complex. When new domains are announced, companies bid for the rights to “hold” the domains. This means that the company that purchases the gTLD .poker will have final control over who can purchase a domain …
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Tucows: Sold .Marketing & .Media New gTLD Applications For “A Substantial Sum”

Tucows: Sold .Marketing & .Media New gTLD Applications For “A Substantial Sum”
In its earnings call today Tucows.com (TCX) said that they sold two of their new gTLD applications for a “Substantial Sum” that will be reflected in its YummyNames.com subsidiary revenue in the third quarter of 2013. Tucows.com which was one of the …
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Verisign: We Will Delegate New gTLD's To The Root If The NTIA Tells Us To

Verisign: We Will Delegate New gTLD's To The Root If The NTIA Tells Us To
Some bloggers here and here, have raised the alarm that Verisign may not Delegate new gTLD's based on a letter Verisign send to the U.S. National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) back in March. U.S. National Telecommunications …
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