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US Court Says ccTLDs Are Not Property In Case Brought By Terrorism Victims

US Court Says ccTLDs Are Not Property In Case Brought By Terrorism Victims

Victims of terrorism from Israel and the United States who sued to gain the assets of the Iranian (.IR), Syrian (.SY) and North Korean (.KP), (as well as internationalised TLDs for Iran and Syria) seized for compensation have failed. The U.S. federal court agreed with ICANN that the country code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs) are not property subject to attachment. ICANN sought to quash the writs of attachment citing ICANN’s technical...

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ICANN: Update from Public Experts Group

ICANN: Update from Public Experts Group

The Public Experts Group (PEG) continues its deliberations on Advisors for the Enhancing ICANN Accountability Cross Community Working Group (CCWG). The PEG expects to deliver the names of up to seven Advisors by the end of November. The PEG acknowledges the distribution of the Enhancing ICANN Accountability CCWG proposed charter [DOCX, 67 KB] on 3 November 2014 and is conscious of the timeline for community adoption of the charter and the...

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The Donuts Story: From 3,000 gTLD Ideas To Over One Million Registrations. All Paid For!

The Donuts Story: From 3,000 gTLD Ideas To Over One Million Registrations. All Paid For!

It started as an idea between four people who, for the domain name world, had been involved in the space for a long long time. As ICANN discussed the introduction of new gTLDs they got together and shared their ideas. And the result to date is Donuts, a company with over one million domain names registered across 152 gTLDs and with more gTLDs and plenty more registrations to come. The gang of four had known new gTLDs were on the road map...

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Melbourne’s Own gTLD Launched Today

Melbourne’s Own gTLD Launched Today

The first Australian city specific gTLD was launched today (12 November) for the city of Melbourne. As of 10:00 Melbourne time all eligible Victorians and service providers to the State are able to register a domain name ending in .melbourne on a first-come, first-served basis. The gTLD is a partnership between the Victorian government and the City of Melbourne and with the assistance of ARI Registry Services, which will manage domain...

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Radix, Tucows and Namecheap Win .online Auction

Radix, Tucows and Namecheap Win .online Auction

A newly formed entity owned by Radix, Tucows and Namecheap won the auction to operate the .online registry for an undisclosed amount. In the past year, dozens of new generic top level domains (gTLDs) from .actor to .wtf have brought meaning to the letters after the dot for niche constituencies and content. Soon, domain registrants will have one broad, intuitive, uncluttered alternative to .com for almost any initiative online. They will...

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Bandzoogle Partnering with Rightside to Offer .ROCKS and .BAND Domains and Websites for Musicians and Bands

Bandzoogle Partnering with Rightside to Offer .ROCKS and .BAND Domains and Websites for Musicians and Bands

[news release] Bandzoogle , a company whose technology platform is used by over 20,000 bands and musicians to power their websites and online stores, today announced it is partnering with Rightside Group, Ltd. , a leading provider of domain name services that advance the way businesses and consumers define and present themselves online. Bandzoogle is offering Rightside’s Top Level Domains (TLDs) to its customers, beginning with .ROCKS, a...

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