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Can you afford not to have a new Generic Top Level Domain?

Can you afford not to have a new Generic Top Level Domain?
“.com”, the most common of the domain name suffixes (or “strings” as they are also known) was launched in January 1985, with other commonly used strings following closely behind such as “.co.uk” and “.org”. The introduction of gTLDs signifies an end to …
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More stupid government interference with new top level domain names

More stupid government interference with new top level domain names
The government is opposed to the delegation of .RAM. This is based on Lord Ram, a religious figure in Hinduism. I certainly understand why the government would be sensitive to this. Until you know who is applying for it: Chrysler wants the domain name …
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Merck KGaA sues Merk & Co. over .merck top level domain name

Merck KGaA sues Merk & Co. over .merck top level domain name
Merck KGaA, one of the applicants for the .merck top level domain names, has filed two lawsuits against competing applicant Merck & Co. According to a reconsideration request (pdf) Merck KGaA filed with ICANN, it has filed suit in District Court in …
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Sina tops Tencent in battle over Weibo top level domain names

Sina tops Tencent in battle over Weibo top level domain names
Weibo In a heavyweight battle of Chinese internet stars, Sina Corporation has won two objections it lodged against Tencent for the top level domain names .微博 and .weibo. Sina and Tencent were the only applicants for .weibo and .微博, so the …
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planet.ECO loses objection against TLDH for .eco top level domain name

planet.ECO loses objection against TLDH for .eco top level domain name
The latest salvo in the fight for the .eco top level domain name has been successfully defended by Top Level Domain Holdings. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel denied planet.ECO, LLC's Legal Rights Objection against TLDH for .eco. planet.
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New top level domains present brand-protection challenges

New top level domains present brand-protection challenges
A greater number of gTLDs means an exponentially increased number of possible opportunities for domain name squatting, typo squatting, or trademark infringement. Accordingly, trademark owners must be aware of steps that can be taken to protect their …
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California wineries are a bit drunk over .wine top level domains POSTED

California wineries are a bit drunk over .wine top level domains POSTED
Does that explain the apparent contradiction between two different California wine groups and their view of geographic second level domains in the .wine and .vin top level domain names? Here's the contradiction. In June, the Wine Institute sent a …
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