Spec 13

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

    … family, specializes in niche TLDs and currently charges a not-unreasonable $39.95 per year for a .realtor domain. There’s also the fact that gTLDs themed around real estate are thin on the ground right now. RED/NAR also controls the new gTLD .realestate, but it has yet to launch for unknown reasons. .realtor went from delegation to general…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • Aussie government slams .food closed generic bid

    … from employees of registrars (both retail and corporate) and registries. One comment, taken at face value, appears to be pro-Scripps, but I’m fairly confident is actually just extreme sarcasm. The decision about whether to allow Scripps to add Spec 13 to its contract will be made by ICANN legal staff. ICANN told me this week that there’s no ETA…

    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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