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  • A third of mayoral candidates using .london domains

    … Londoners are going to the polls today to select a new mayor so, as a Londoner, I thought I’d check out how many of the candidates are supporting the local domain name. Turns out four of the 12 candidates have registered .london domains for their campaign sites. The four are favorite Sadiq Khan (Labour), Sian Berry (Green), Peter Whittle (UK…

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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

    … 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

    … The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments. ICANN chair Steve Crocker has written to the European Commission, along with the governments of France, Spain and the US that the three applications are once again being processed. That’s after a 60-day temporary freeze, ostensibly in order…

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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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