• A third of mayoral candidates using .london domains

    … with a degree of control over the future of .london. While the registry is basically managed by Minds + Machines, the ICANN contract is held by London & Partners, a not-for-profit promotional agency funded by the mayor’s office. The mayor is also a partner in the endeavor. The M+M outsourcing contract was recently renegotiated in light of M+M’s financial woes, but details have not been made available. Tweet Tagged: .london, elections, mayor, Minds + Machines …

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  • Dot London auctioning 50 registry-owned premium names

    … Dot London is to auction off 50 premium .london domains over the next two weeks. The names are all currently registry-owned, and include the likes of dentist.london, flats.london and coffee.london. The full list can be viewed here. The auctions are scheduled to end on July 30 and all have £100 ($155) starting bids. According to the registry…

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  • .london launch day biggest yet for new gTLDs, but did it miss targets?

    … we’ve seen this year — the most-successful gTLD, in volume terms, after its first GA day. It has beaten the 33,012 names that .在线 (“.online” in Chinese) and the 31,645 names that .berlin had in their zone files at the end of their respective GA days. .london domains are not particularly cheap, either. Minds + Machines sells at £30 ($48) a year…

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  • France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

    … France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs. The government came to ICANN 50 in London this week apparently determined to secure a Governmental Advisory Committee consensus that .wine should have…

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  • A million domains taken down by email checks

    … Over 800,000 domain names have been suspended since the beginning of the year as a result of Whois email verification rules in the new ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement. That’s according to the Registrars Stakeholder Group, which collected suspension data from registrars representing about 75% of all registered gTLD domain names…

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  • No mention of .london at ICANN London

    … The forthcoming .london gTLD didn’t get a look in during the opening ceremony of ICANN 50, held this morning in London. The host city gTLD’s complete absence from the two-hour event — it wasn’t mentioned once — would have escaped notice had it not been for the abundance of plugs for .wales and .cymru attendees received instead. .cymru…

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  • ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

    … ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant. It’s the first time ICANN has overruled an objection panel during the new gTLD program and the first time in over a decade any RfR of substance has been accepted by the ICANN board…

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  • Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

    … issues in other global trade fora such as the WTO [World Trade Organization] that, too, will be taken into account. Expect the debate to continue this week at ICANN 50, the public meeting that kicked off in London yesterday. The EU and its most-affected member states are not going to let this die. Related posts: Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine .wine is a go …

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  • London meeting already ICANN’s second-biggest

    … Over 2,200 people have already registered for ICANN 50, which kicks off this coming weekend in London. According to ICANN, that puts the upcoming meeting second only to last year’s one in Beijing, which had 3,141 pre-registrations and 2,532 eventual attendees. London’s a pretty convenient “hub” city to fly to, but I suspect a lot…

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