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  • .phone will be restricted after Dish gTLD auction win

    … companies, wrote to ICANN in November to say Dish’s volte face was “unconvincing” and its proposals “simply fail to satisfy” ICANN’s rules banning closed generics. It said in its letter (pdf): While Dish purports in its amended application that the .phone gTLD will be operated as a “controlled gTLD,” it is in reality an exclusive generic TLD…

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  • .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…

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