• 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

    … 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…

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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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  • World’s fourth-largest bank dumping old domains in switch to dot-brand gTLD

    … sites at their new gTLDs, but .bnpparibas is the first transfer of a fully transactional web site from a legacy TLD to a dot-brand I’ve seen. The Chinese conglomerate CITIC dumped its .com for .citic last September, but soon switched back. Related posts: Barclays confirms move away from .com to new gTLD Tiny start-up secures .bank gTLD trademark Start-up plans .bank and .secure TLDs …

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