• dotgay lawyer insists it is gay enough for .gay gTLD

      What do Airbnb, the Stonewall riots and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting have in common? They’re all cited in a lengthy, somewhat compelling memo from a Yale law professor in support of dotgay LLC’s argument that it should be allowed to proceed with its .gay gTLD application unopposed by rival applicants.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
    • CPE probe: “whitewash” or “fig leaf”?

      A few weeks ago, when I was reporting the conclusions of a probe into ICANN’s new gTLD program, I wrote a prediction on a piece of paper and placed it into a sealed envelope.* I wrote: “They’re gonna call this a whitewash.” And I was correct! Ta-dah! I’m here all week. The lawyer for applicants for .music and .

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Economist would sue ICANN if it publishes private emails

    … on its behalf. EIU “threatened litigation” should ICANN publish emails sent between the two parties, the document states. New gTLD applicant DotMusic, which failed its CPE for .music but years later continues to fight for the decision to be overturned, filed a Documentary Information Disclosure Policy request with ICANN a month ago. DIDP…

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  • .music and .gay possible in 2018 after probe finds no impropriety

    … Five more new gTLDs could see the light of day in 2018 after a probe into ICANN’s handling of “community” applications found no wrongdoing. The long-running investigation, carried out by FTI Consulting on ICANN’s behalf, found no evidence to support suspicions that ICANN staff had been secretly and inappropriately pulling the strings…

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  • DotKids doesn’t want .kids auction to go ahead

    …, having unfrozen DotKids’ application back in October. DotKids’ bid had been put on hold due to it losing a Community Priority Evaluation — which found overwhelmingly that the organization did not represent a proper community — and its subsequent appeals of that ruling. But the foundation now says that its application should be treated the same…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 10 readers -
  • Street Culture: Metrics for a Global Community

    … While some company founders sit down and write out their core values and identify what their company’s culture should be before they even find the people who will help them, others just go with their gut. For Pete Gombert, founder of local marketing company Balihoo, his gut feeling about culture has turned into a whole new company. “When I…

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  • 3 Ways You Can Get to Know Your Brand Audience Behind the Scenes

    … As one of my favorite authors, Chuck Palahniuk, once stated, “the audience only wants a limited amount of honesty.” Most of your blog readers do not care where your information came from or if you double checked your sources. The audience doesn’t really stop trusting your personal brand if you have sponsored content placed on your channels…

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  • Personal Branding: Authenticity vs Transparency – Do You Know the Difference?

    … Brand Strategy in a Nutshell 10 Tips to Zoom Your Brand with Social Media You Are the Media: 10 Reasons You Need a Blog (episode 111) 15 Characteristics of Human Brands (episode 55) Related Stories How to Use Social Media and Influencer Marketing to Launch a New Business, Product or App Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here! Social Selling: 4 Things You Need from Your Buyer Before You Can Sell to Them …

    Pam Moore/ Pam Marketing Nutin Social Facebook Twitter- 21 readers -
  • .music and .gay CPE probe could end this month

    … An ICANN-commissioned investigation into the fairness of its Community Priority Evaluation process for new gTLDs could wind up before the end of June. In an update Friday, ICANN also finally revealed who is actually conducting the probe, which has been slammed by affected applicants for being secretive. A tentative timeline sketched out…

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  • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

    … into how its own staff handled Community Priority Evaluations. The now broad-ranging investigation seems have been going on for over six months but does not appear to have a set deadline for completion. Applicants affected by the delays don’t know who is conducting the probe, and say they have not been contacted by anyone for their input. At issue…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • Community: The Key to Happiness?

    …: Joining Welsh ICE, a coworking space in Caerphilly (on the outskirts of Cardiff) In each of these instances I was in a fun environment and working on things that I love, but there was another key ingredient: a sense of community. When I worked at the live music bar, I became friends with my fellow bar staff, the pub managers/owners, the regulars…

    SEOno- 18 readers -
  • Experts Discuss the Social Trends to Watch in 2017

    … as a business tool and also creating relationships with customers that may not have been possible before. With over 300 branches as well as the company’s main branded channels, how did NFU Mutual manage the social transition? Vince told us that being a very traditional company, they’ve always aimed to be a pillar of the community, forming strong…

    Hootsuitein Social- 23 readers -
  • Habits to Transform Your Business & Life – IMP#37

    … more like them and they are available for every platform you can think of. Commitment Devices Make use of communities such as online forums where you can announce goals publicly and connect with other people who are pursuing the same goals. A sense of community can be a big help in staying motivated. A step up from that is to use commitment devices…

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  • Of Moz and the State of Industry

    … that all the people, who were forced to leave Moz, will very soon find a new exciting job (check and share their profiles, here on What I was not expecting was that this decision also included part of the Community team. I say part and not entire, because people like Trevor Klein and Felicia Crawford (Blog area) or Rachel Goodman…

    Gianluca Fiorelli/ State of Digital- 35 readers -
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