Month: February 2013

Back to the drawing board for Nominet & .uk
February 28, 2013

After announcing their plans to push for a shorter .uk second level domain back in October 2012, UK domain registry Nominet has been forced to rework the idea after it failed to garner much support.

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ICANN publishes string similarity contention sets
February 27, 2013

ICANN published its list of new gTLD contention sets that were identified during the string similarity review. On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, ICANN released the string similarity contention sets that were accumulated during the string

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Google files UDRP against owner of 21 domains
February 15, 2013

Google filed a UDRP complaint with the National Arbitration Forum against the owner of 21 Google-related domains. Google filed a UDRP complaint with the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) against the owner of 21 Google-related domain names. The

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Sedo racks up $1.57m in sales for the past week
February 15, 2013

In the past week, Sedo’s marketplace conducted 800 transactions totaling $1.57m – the highest selling domain, (“bets” in Spanish), sold for six-figures at €165,000 EUR (approximately $222k USD). The highest selling ccTLD was, “veterinary” in Spanish, sold for €8,000

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CEO of ICANN sets target date for TLD delegation
February 15, 2013

Fadi Chehadé – the CEO of ICANN – has surprised a few in the industry by setting what some have called an “aggressive” timeline for the first new TLD delegation. The CEO of ICANN, Fadi Chehadé has

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Closed gTLD debate threatens big brands
February 14, 2013

A recent public comment period was opened up in order to garner some feedback with regard to some gTLDs having been proposed with “single-registrant” business models. More precisely, the registry for the gTLD would have control over all of

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