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  • 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?

    … Dot London Domains’ .london had just shy of 35,000 domains in its zone file this morning, after its first partial day of general availability. That’s an addition of 12,421 domains over yesterday’s number, making .london the 11th most-registered new gTLD. This makes .london — which in my opinion has had one of the best launch marketing campaigns…

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

    … protection for geographic indicators. GIs are protected geographic terms such as “Champagne”, “Parma” and “Cheddar” that link a product to the region in which it is traditionally produced. France has a lot of wine-related GIs. But the GAC — as I think everyone, including France, expected — failed to come to an agreement. The GAC’s London…

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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

    … and announce that they too are planning to use .wales and .cymru for their web sites. Nominet chair Rennie Fritchie also plugged the upcoming launches during her five-minute slot. You’d have been forgiven for wondering if you’d accidentally got off the plane in Cardiff. Where was .london? Did Dot London Domains seriously drop the ball here…

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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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • London meeting already ICANN’s second-biggest

    … of the interest might be related to the IANA transition process, which has put a new spotlight on ICANN in recent months. ICANN has already laid on overflow viewing rooms for discussions related to the IANA topic. The meeting officially starts with the welcome ceremony on Monday, but the work begins as usual on Saturday, when the various constituencies gather…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
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