• .food goes live, and it’s a closed generic

    … Scripps Networks. Scripps runs the Food Network TV station in the States and the site It has a trademark on the word “Food”. Its registry agreement for .food, signed back in April, includes Specification 13, which allows registries to restrict all the second-level domains to themselves and their affiliates. So food producers, restaurants…

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  • Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

    … common generic strings, such as .food, for the exclusive use of a single entity could have a negative impact on competition… The Australian Government does not consider that Lifestyle Domain Holdings’ application to operate .food for its exclusive use serves a public interest goal. Lifestyle Domain is a subsidiary of Scripps Networks, the company…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • .food applies for dot-brand status, but you can help stop it

    … Scripps Networks, the company that runs the Food Network television network, wants to make .food a dot-brand gTLD that only it can use. The company has applied to ICANN to have Specification 13 exemptions incorporated into its Registry Agreement. Spec 13 is an add-on to the RA that dot-brands use to exempt themselves from having to sell…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
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