Reserved

  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • ICM claws back 68 .porn names it accidentally released

    … 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
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