Dot-Brand

  • Termination on the .orientexpress

    …) in February 2015, it only ever registered its mandatory nic.orientexpress domain, and that doesn’t even resolve any more, according to DI PRO tracking (like a train track). While the Orient Express brand is familiar to many due to the famous Agatha Christie murder mystery novel, it’s been applied to multiple train companies and journeys over the years…

    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 is coming…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Paid Search- 9 readers -
  • Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

    … that runs the Food Network TV stations and Food.com web site. The company claims that it has trademark rights to the word “food” that should allow it to run .food as a dot-brand gTLD. That would mean nobody but Scripps, which won the right to .food at auction, would be able to register .food domains. ICANN has also received negative comments…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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