• .health backer has cop-like takedown powers for all gTLDs in Japan

    … LegitScript, a US company focused on eradicating illegal online pharmacies, which backs the .pharmacy and .health gTLDs, has been given police-like powers to have domain names taken down in Japan. It has also emerged that when IP Mirror, a brand protection registrar, was hit with an embarrassing ICANN contract-breach notice in November…

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  • Straat-backed bidder beats Donuts and Afilias to .health

    … DotHealth has won the four-way contention set for the controversial new gTLD .health. Afilias and Donuts both withdrew their competing applications this week. Famous Four withdrew its application over a month ago. DotHealth is backed by Straat Investments, the investment vehicle chaired by .CO Internet’s Juan Calle. The new gTLD will run…

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