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ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee has clashed with its board of directors over the lack of protections for two-letter domain names that match country codes. The board has now formally been urged to reconsider its policy to allow registries to sell these names, after angry comments and threats from some GAC members.
… .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…
… 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…
… ICM Registry has recovered nine .porn and .adult domain names from their registrants after they were accidentally released into the market. Domains such as ads.porn, hosting.adult and buy.porn were among those snapped up by registrants, despite the fact that they were supposed to be registry-reserved. ICM CEO Stuart Lawley told DI that a list…