Closed Generics

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

    …. If .food winds up publishing content about food, such as recipes and healthy eating advice, I’d argue that it would go against the spirit of the rules on closed generics. It would be a bit like Apple getting .apple as a Spec 13 dot-brand and then using the gTLD to publish content about the fruit rather than computers. No sites are currently live in .food. Tweet Tagged: .food, closed generics, ICANN, lifestyle domain holdings, new gTLDs, scripps …

    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 -
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