Closed Generics

  • .food goes live, and it’s a closed generic

    … ICANN rules hastily cobbled together after outrage over so-called “closed generics”, a registry cannot run as a dot-brand a gTLD that is: a string consisting of a word or term that denominates or describes a general class of goods, services, groups, organizations or things, as opposed to distinguishing a specific brand of goods, services, groups…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 48 readers -
  • Registrars say Amazon is “closing” open gTLD

    … about .moi, I think. The gTLD is merely a canary for Amazon’s 30-odd yet-to-be-launched gTLDs. The company has the rights to potentially more attractive strings, including .book, .song and .tunes. Amazon originally wanted to make these strings “closed generics”, or what ICANN calls “exclusive access” gTLDs, where only Amazon could register names…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -