Dot-Brand

  • Termination on the .orientexpress

    … The dot-brand .orientexpress has derailed. That’s a train pun, expect more. The gTLD operator has become the latest to signal (like a railway signal) to ICANN that it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand, this week asking for a contract cancellation (like a train cancellation). Despite having left the station (like a train station…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Mitsubishi pulls plug on dot-brand gTLD

    … Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi has told ICANN it no longer wishes to operate one of its dot-brand gTLDs. The company has filed a termination notice covering its .mtpc domain, which stands for Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. The gTLD was delegated in February 2015, but Mitsubishi has never put it to use. Registry reports show only…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Fox promises dot-brand will be “the next big thing”

    … Fox seems set to become an unexpectedly early adopter of its dot-brand gTLD, .fox. The only live .fox web site, nic.fox, is currently promising that the gTLD will become “the next big thing” in “Spring 2016”. On the site, a glossy, quick-cut show-reel of Fox media carries the text: Cue the lights. Roll the cameras. The next big thing…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Paid Search- 10 readers -
  • Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

    … The Australian government is among those asking ICANN deny a request to make .food a “closed generic” gTLD. Eight people have filed comments opposing Lifestyle Domain’s application for Specification 13 status for its .food registry contract, which would allow the company to keep all .food domains for itself, since we reported the news earlier…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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