Two-Letter

  • Government anger over two-letter domains

    … threat to ICANN, a typical negotiating tactic of governments that don’t get what they want from ICANN. The relatively trivial disagreement in this case is ICANN’s decision to allow gTLD registries to release all previously reserved two-letter strings. In November, ICANN approved a policy that released all two-letter strings on the proviso…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Get ready for thousands of new two-letter domains

    … New gTLD registry operators have been given the right to start selling two-letter domains that match country codes. Potentially thousands of names could start being released next year, resulting in a windfall for registries and possible opportunities for investors. Some governments, however, appear to be unhappy with the move and how ICANN’s…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • 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- 11 readers -
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