.Kids

  • .kids auction is off

    … ICANN has postponed the planned auction of the .kid(s) gTLDs after an appeal from one of the applicants. The last-resort auction had been penciled in for January 25, and there was a December 8 deadline for the three participants to submit their info to the auctioneer. But DotKids Foundation, the shallowest-pocketed of the three, filed…

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  • Amazon and Google to fight over .kids at auction

    …” application and attempted to shut out both rivals and avoid an auction by requesting a Community Priority Evaluation. However, it comprehensively lost the CPE. Child-friendly domain spaces have a poor track record, partly due to the extra restrictions registrants must agree to, and are unlikely to be high-volume gTLDS no matter who wins. Neustar…

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  • Now new gTLDs are being scapegoated for child abuse material (rant)

    … pedophiles registering domains in child-oriented domains such as .kids. He’s written to the UK prime minister, the two other ministers with the relevant brief, the US federal government and the California attorney general to make these demands. That’s despite the fact that he freely acknowledges that he does not have any evidence of a problem in existing…

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  • .web has an auction date

    … and .kid will not coexist. The only other scheduled auction right now is that of .doctor, which is planned for May 25. Radix, Donuts and The Medical Registry will fight it out in this rather less complex battle. It’s worth noting that if any of these contention sets unanimously choose to resolve their differences via private auction, none of the ICANN auctions will go ahead. Tweet Tagged: .doctor, .kid, .kids, .web, .webs, auction, ICANN, last resort, new gTLDs, vistaprint …

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  • No, .kids isn’t a community either

    … DotKids Foundation has comprehensively lost is .kids Community Priority Evaluation. The company’s CPE results came out at the weekend (pdf), showing a score of 6 out of the 16 available points, a long way short of the 14-point passing score. Like other “community” new gTLD bids before it, .kids failed because the Economist Intelligence Unit…

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