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Could .cpa be the most successful new gTLD sunrise yet?

The registry for the new .cpa gTLD reckons it has received “thousands” of applications for domains during its current launch period, potentially making it the most successful gTLD sunrise since 2012. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which manages the TLD, said today: Well over half of the 100 biggest U.S. firms — as [...] Continue reading


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ICANN 69 returning to YouTube

ICANN is to make its annual general meeting next month available streaming on YouTube, the org has announced. That’s in addition to the Zoom rooms that have been used exclusively for meetings since the coronavirus pandemic hit at the start of the year. The YouTube streams will be listen/view only and will have up to [...] Continue reading


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Three-letter .blog domains priced up to $100k

Knock Knock Whois There, the .blog registry, said it is going to release its inventory of three-character domains next month. Roughly 47,000 names will be released at premium fees, with prices ranging “from a few hundred dollars to over $100K”, the company said. That number suggests that pretty much all of the alphanumeric combinations and [...] Continue reading


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Whois plan approved, but it may be a waste of money

ICANN’s GNSO Council has approved a plan to overhaul Whois and sent it to the ICANN board for the royal assent, alongside a warning that it may be a huge waste of money. All seven members of the Contracted Parties House voted in favor of the plan, created by the so-called EPDP working group, which [...] Continue reading


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Should YOU have to pay when lawyers access your private Whois info?

The question of who should shoulder the costs of ICANN’s proposed Whois overhaul is being raised, with governments and others suggesting that the burden should fall on registrants themselves. In separate statements to ICANN recently, the Governmental Advisory Committee and Security and Stability Advisory Committee both put forward the view that registrants, rather than the [...] Continue reading


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Nominet shuts down “hostile” discussion forum

Nominet has angered members by unilaterally shutting down a discussion forum that has been for many years the main place for discussions about .uk policy. The forum, which Nominet hosted on its web site, went dark abruptly during the company’s annual general meeting yesterday. Speaking to members tuning in to the live webcast, CEO Russell [...] Continue reading


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Donuts to launch .contact next week

Almost a year and a half after buying it, Donuts is ready to launch its newest gTLD, .contact. According to ICANN records, the sunrise period for the domain will run from September 29 to November 28. Registrars report that general availability will begin December 9. Retail pricing is expected to be competitive with .com. Donuts [...] Continue reading



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