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    • ICANN blocks two million domains, including some three-letter names

      At least two million domain names have been essentially blocked across all gTLDs under a new ICANN policy. The block includes many potential valuable three and four-letter strings. The long-discussed, highly controversial reservation of the names and acronyms of various intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations has become official ICANN Consensus Policy and will ...

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  • Government anger over two-letter domains

    … threat to ICANN, a typical negotiating tactic of governments that don’t get what they want from ICANN. The relatively trivial disagreement in this case is ICANN’s decision to allow gTLD registries to release all previously reserved two-letter strings. In November, ICANN approved a policy that released all two-letter strings on the proviso…

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  • Buy a $10k .club, get a free T-shirt

    … .CLUB Domains will today release 9,200 previously reserved .club names into the channel at premium prices. The registry is also offering free T-shirts to the first 500 people to purchase a premium name for $59.99 and more, personalized with said name. While the names will become available at 1500 UTC today, the full list is not expected…

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  • After shaky start, .blog launches today

    … The new gTLD .blog goes into general availability today, after some mild controversy about the way the registry allocated reserved domain names. Knock Knock Whois There, the registry affiliated with WordPress maker Automattic, last week apologized to some would-be customers for declining to honor some landrush pre-registrations. Some…

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