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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

    …. They are our great unrepresented core constituency.” The RrSG wants to see contrasting data from law enforcement agencies and governments — which pushed hard for Whois verification — showing that the RAA requirement has had a demonstrable benefit. Registrars asked at the Singapore meeting in March that law enforcement agencies (LEA) be put…

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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!

    … of directors. Medistry lost a CO filed by the program’s Independent Objector, Alain Pellet, back in January. Under program rules, that should have killed off its application for .med completely. But the company filed an RfR — ICANN’s first and cheapest appeals mechanism — claiming that Pellet acted outside his jurisdiction by filing the objection…

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  • Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

    … their agendas onto the industry unless all participating governments agree. The Governmental Advisory Committee was unable to come to a consensus on .wine and .vin — EU states wanted strong protection for GIs, but the US, Canada and Australia disagreed. Lacking GAC consensus, ICANN had no mandate to act on requests for individual government requests…

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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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