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Beijing starts issuing ICPs on new top level domains

Beijing residents of approved TLDs can now get a license to use them. Getting approval for registrants to use and host content on new top level domain names in China can be a complicated process for registries. First, they need to get approval from Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). But it doesn’t stop [...] Continue reading


Cybersquatting: When the Battle for Domains Turns Ugly

It is no secret that for businesses hoping to do well in the digital space, a good domain name is crucial to their success. Domain names are defined as ‘a... [...] Continue reading

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Afilias gets patent related to community top level domains

Patent describes way to verify registrant information to create trust and community. An explanatory graphic from Afilias’ patent.The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted patent 9,747,378 (pdf) to Afilias this week for “Linked web presence pages associated with a top level domain”. I was a bit confused about what the patent covered and if the [...] Continue reading


No $17 million rebate for struggling new gTLDs

ICANN has turned down a request for about $17 million to be refunded to under-performing new gTLD registries. The organization cannot spare the cash from its $96 million new gTLD program war chest because it does not yet know how much it will need to spend in future, Global Domains Division president Akram Atallah told [...] Continue reading


Company Domain Movers:, + More

This is Domain Movers! We focus on company related domain name transactions and report these findings to you. These are early detection’s and often reflect domain name upgrades, new brands, new advertising and marketing efforts and more. Here is a very small sample of domain name activity by my companies around the world. Gelato AS [...] Continue reading

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.Cam will be confused for .Com

The similarity at quick glance will fool a lot of people. .Cam is short for Camera, but businesses should consider registering the domains to reduce the chances of phishing. Verisign objected when companies applied for the .cam top level domain. It argued that the string was too similar to .com and would cause confusion. One [...] Continue reading

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