• Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

    … Governments and ccTLD registries would get new rights to own two-letter domains in new gTLDs under a proposed ICANN policy. These highly-prized domains, many of which are likely worth thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, would be subject to a mini sunrise period, under the proposal. The so-called Exclusive Availability Pre-registration…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • US Congresspeople tell ICANN to ignore GAC “interference”

    … between “engagement” and “interference”. The letter highlights two specific pieces of GAC input that the signatories seem to believe constitute interference. First, the GAC’s objection to Amazon’s application for .amazon. The letter says this objection came “without legal basis” and that ICANN “succumbed to political pressure” when it rejected…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
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