New gTLD extortion? Registry asks Facebook for $35,000 to register its brand

by Kevin Murphy
More Chinese weirdness, or just plain old trademark owner extortion? The registry for the new gTLD .top is asking Facebook to cough up $35,000 in order to defensively register one of its trademarks as a .top domain — probably facebook.top — according to a Facebook executive. The registry’s demand — which some are cautiously likening to “extortion” — is linked to the release o ...Read the full article