Spec 13

  • The biggest dot-brand in the world has 50,000 domains, but are they legit?

    … of the term. I usually take “dot-brand” to mean any new gTLD that has Specification 13 — which allows registries to ignore ICANN policies such as the otherwise mandatory Sunrise period — in its Registry Agreement. There are 463 gTLDs that have Spec 13 so far. They’re being used to a greater or lesser extent by the respective registries to promote…

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  • Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

    … The Australian government is among those asking ICANN deny a request to make .food a “closed generic” gTLD. Eight people have filed comments opposing Lifestyle Domain’s application for Specification 13 status for its .food registry contract, which would allow the company to keep all .food domains for itself, since we reported the news earlier…

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

    … to the public via the registrar channel, offer sunrise periods, and so on. Scripps subsidiary Lifestyle Domains won the .food contention set after an auction with Donuts and Dot Food LLC a couple months ago. It’s one of the applications that was identified by the Governmental Advisory Committee as a “closed generic”. Such applications were subsequently…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -