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

    … The new gTLD .food went live in the DNS on Friday, but nobody except the registry will be able to register domains there. In what I would argue is one of the new gTLD program’s biggest failures, .food will be a dot-brand, closed to all except the “brand” owner. The registry is Lifestyle Domain Holdings, a subsidiary of US media company…

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  • Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

    … that runs the Food Network TV stations and web site. The company claims that it has trademark rights to the word “food” that should allow it to run .food as a dot-brand gTLD. That would mean nobody but Scripps, which won the right to .food at auction, would be able to register .food domains. ICANN has also received negative comments…

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  • .food applies for dot-brand status, but you can help stop it

    ….” What do you think? Should something as clearly generic as “food” be a space where only one company can register names? Related posts: .food could be heading for limbo after closed generic applicant wins auction Will Vox Populi eat its own .sucks dog food? Donuts applies for 307 (yes, 307) gTLDs …

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