• 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…

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  • Mitsubishi pulls plug on dot-brand gTLD

    … two names ever appeared in the .mtpc space. It’s the 19th gTLD from the 2012 round to voluntarily self-terminate — or to allow ICANN to terminate it — after signing a Registry Agreement. All terminated gTLDs so far have been dot-brands. Mitsubishi also owns .mitsubishi. That dot-brand appeared earlier this year but also has not yet been put to use. Tweet Tagged: .mtpc, dot-brand, ICANN, mitsubishi, new gTLDs, termination …

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  • 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,, 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…

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  • Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

    … that runs the Food Network TV stations and 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…

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