• .phone will be restricted after Dish gTLD auction win

    … to be the “license”. The application says Dish will reserve the right to open up the gTLD to further classes of registrants at a later date. While it also says that Dish will not give itself or friendly registrars any “undue preference”, the telecoms industry is suspicious. USTelecom, the industry body representing large and small US-based telecoms…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • .shop among four gTLDs heading to auction

    … The new gTLDs .shop, .shopping, .cam and .phone are all set to go to auction after their various delays and objections were cleared up. It seems that .shop and .shopping contention sets remain merged, so only one string from one applicant will emerge victorious. That’s due to a completely mad String Confusion Objection decision that ruled…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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