domainincite.com Archives - 24 April 2014, Thursday

  • Microsoft dumps .live gTLD bid

    domainincite.com 24 Apr '14, 11am

    Microsoft dumps .live gTLD bid TLD Registry sells $584k of new gTLD domains, expects million-dollar sale next month Guy hit with $1,600 bill a month after registering “premium” name for $12.99 Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor Registrant complains to ICANN over Uniregistry’s premium n...

  • TLD Registry sells $584k of new gTLD domains, expects million-dollar sale next month

    domainincite.com 24 Apr '14, 11am

    Microsoft dumps .live gTLD bid TLD Registry sells $584k of new gTLD domains, expects million-dollar sale next month Guy hit with $1,600 bill a month after registering “premium” name for $12.99 Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor Registrant complains to ICANN over Uniregistry’s premium n...

  • Guy hit with $1,600 bill a month after registering “premium” name for $12.99 | DomainIncite

    domainincite.com 23 Apr '14, 7pm

    In order to offer pre-paid orders, 101domain’s practice is to put up pricing as soon as it is confirmed and as soon as we receive lists of premium names, reserved names, and name collisions from a registry. This is generally well before EPP is available so there is no live domain:chec...

  • Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor

    domainincite.com 22 Apr '14, 10am

    Rook Media acquires DomainSponsor Kevin Murphy , April 22, 2014, 10:58:21 (UTC), Domain Services Oversee.net surprised many in the domainer community yesterday when it announced the sale of its flagship parking service, DomainSponsor, to upstart rival Rook Media. The deal, for an undi...

  • Registrant complains to ICANN over Uniregistry’s premium names |

    domainincite.com 22 Apr '14, 10am

    a. Website Name Registration: I purchased one of the new gTLD domain names ending in .photo from 101domain.com on April 2, 2014. Moviestar.photo b. I received an email on April 14, 2014 stating that ICANN kept this name from being registered in my name, and I would receive a refund in...

  • .nokia — a dot-brand without a brand? |

    domainincite.com 22 Apr '14, 9am

    .nokia — a dot-brand without a brand? Kevin Murphy , April 22, 2014, 09:22:26 (UTC), Domain Registries Will .nokia be the next withdrawal from the new gTLD program? It seems possible, if reports about the death of the Nokia brand are to be believed. The news blog Nokia Power User repo...

  • .guru first new gTLD to 50,000 names

    domainincite.com 18 Apr '14, 2pm

    .guru first new gTLD to 50,000 names First .london anchor tenants named .rich promises new marketing after pitiful launch Bug takes out HostGator, BlueHost for a day How one guy games new gTLD sunrise periods dotBest cancels landrush New gTLD domains top 500,000 as Schilling goes on p...

  • First .london anchor tenants named

    domainincite.com 18 Apr '14, 1pm

    absolutelymagazines.london — a publisher of the women’s magazine Absolutely, apparently. dating.london — it’s going to be interesting to see who gets control of this, the only dictionary word so far on the list. Like all the others on this list, it currently belongs to the registry. e...

  • .rich promises new marketing after pitiful launch

    domainincite.com 17 Apr '14, 1pm

    .rich promises new marketing after pitiful launch Bug takes out HostGator, BlueHost for a day How one guy games new gTLD sunrise periods dotBest cancels landrush New gTLD domains top 500,000 as Schilling goes on parking spree Pricey .luxury made $500k already Belgium comes out against...

  • Bug takes out HostGator, BlueHost for a day

    domainincite.com 17 Apr '14, 12pm

    Our NetOps team addressed the source of the problems affecting some customers: a bug in the firmware utilized in our vendor’s hardware. We worked very closely with this vendor and we have implemented a bug fix that is beginning to propagate across the network now. You may find some pe...

  • Just blogged: How one guy games new gTLD sunrise periods #icann #trademarks << talk a…

    How one guy games new gTLD sunrise periods

    domainincite.com 17 Apr '14, 10am

    In the course of preparing new gTLD applications, I came to be pretty familiar with the various policy developments surrounding the creation and implementation of the TMCH. For the first time mark holders of all stripes, and from every country would be given a pre-emptive right to acq...

  • dotBest cancels landrush

    domainincite.com 17 Apr '14, 9am

    .rich promises new marketing after pitiful launch Bug takes out HostGator, BlueHost for a day How one guy games new gTLD sunrise periods dotBest cancels landrush New gTLD domains top 500,000 as Schilling goes on parking spree Pricey .luxury made $500k already Belgium comes out against...

  • New gTLD domains top 500,000 as Schilling goes on parking spree

    domainincite.com 16 Apr '14, 12pm

    New gTLD domains top 500,000 as Schilling goes on parking spree Pricey .luxury made $500k already Belgium comes out against Donuts’ .spa bid Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules Famous Four wins .party gTLD contest Republicans advance “embarrassing” DOTCOM Act ICANN sets ball...

  • Pricey .luxury made $500k already

    domainincite.com 15 Apr '14, 12pm

    Pricey .luxury made $500k already Belgium comes out against Donuts’ .spa bid Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules Famous Four wins .party gTLD contest Republicans advance “embarrassing” DOTCOM Act ICANN sets ball rolling on IANA transition Four governments file ICANN appeals ...

  • Just blogged: Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules #icann #newgtlds

    Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules

    domainincite.com 11 Apr '14, 1pm

    Geo gTLDs catch a break with new launch rules Kevin Murphy , April 11, 2014, 13:14:49 (UTC), Domain Policy New gTLDs with a geographic or community focus have won concessions from ICANN under new rules published today. All new gTLD registries will be able to allocate names to public a...

  • Famous Four wins .party gTLD contest

    domainincite.com 11 Apr '14, 8am

    Famous Four wins .party gTLD contest Republicans advance “embarrassing” DOTCOM Act ICANN sets ball rolling on IANA transition Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine How Russia and China could take over the internet! Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block .wine frozen aft...

  • Republicans advance “embarrassing” DOTCOM Act | DomainIncite

    domainincite.com 10 Apr '14, 7pm

    Republicans advance “embarrassing” DOTCOM Act ICANN sets ball rolling on IANA transition Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine How Russia and China could take over the internet! Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block .wine frozen after EU complaint Chehade rules out mov...

  • ICANN sets ball rolling on IANA transition

    ICANN sets ball rolling on IANA transition

    domainincite.com 09 Apr '14, 11am

    ICANN sets ball rolling on IANA transition Kevin Murphy , April 9, 2014, 11:08:26 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN has put the wheels in motion towards the ultimate transition of the IANA functions from the stewardship of the US government. The organization put forward a proposal this morni...

  • Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine

    domainincite.com 09 Apr '14, 9am

    Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine Kevin Murphy , April 9, 2014, 09:07:59 (UTC), Domain Policy France, Spain, the UK and the European Commission have formally appealed ICANN’s decision to allow the .wine and .vin new gTLD applications to proceed. In doing so, they’ve becom...

  • How Russia and China could take over the internet!

    domainincite.com 07 Apr '14, 1pm

    DI: This is about the IANA transition process. I was just wondering: the NTIA says they will not accept a multilateral or intergovernmental solution to this transition process, so does it not follow that there should be some safeguards to prevent the GAC becoming too powerful and stop...

  • Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block

    domainincite.com 07 Apr '14, 9am

    Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block Kevin Murphy , April 7, 2014, 09:28:06 (UTC), Domain Policy European wineries are threatening to boycott .wine and .vin and may lobby for the two new gTLDs to be “blocked” in the EU. The news follows ICANN’s decision to allow .wine and .vin...

  • .wine frozen after EU complaint

    domainincite.com 05 Apr '14, 12pm

    .wine frozen after EU complaint Kevin Murphy , April 5, 2014, 12:41:31 (UTC), Domain Policy ICANN has frozen the applications for .wine and .vin new gTLDs, again, following a complaint about process violations from the Governmental Advisory Committee. The New gTLD Program Committee of...

  • Chehade rules out move to Geneva

    domainincite.com 05 Apr '14, 11am

    I did not say that I’m moving ICANN to Geneva. This is speculation because we opened an office in Geneva… People conflate things because they’d like to. If you can find a statement saying we’re moving to Geneva I’d like to see it. I can’t even make that decision. I told you, I can’t e...

  • Second US bill would block IANA transition

    domainincite.com 04 Apr '14, 10pm

    John, thanks for your response here. After 45 years of working in the telecommunications industry, the last thing I need from an American is a history lesson. Indeed, the seedlings of the Internet were sown in the 1950s by the Americans, British and the French, arguably earlier at Ble...

  • Are Whois email checks doing more harm than good?

    domainincite.com 02 Apr '14, 12pm

    Are Whois email checks doing more harm than good? Applicant claims “rogue” GAC rep killed its gTLD Top-level domains top 500 Verisign probes name collisions link to MH370 Donuts buys out rival .place gTLD applicant ARI and Radix split on all new gTLD bids No sunrise periods for dot-br...

  • Applicant claims “rogue” GAC rep killed its gTLD | DomainIncite

    domainincite.com 02 Apr '14, 7am

    Applicant claims “rogue” GAC rep killed its gTLD Kevin Murphy , April 2, 2014, 07:24:04 (UTC), Domain Policy The unsuccessful applicant for the .thai top-level domain has become the third new gTLD hopeful to file an Independent Review Process complaint against ICANN. Better Living Man...

  • Top-level domains top 500

    domainincite.com 02 Apr '14, 5am

    Applicant claims “rogue” GAC rep killed its gTLD Top-level domains top 500 Verisign probes name collisions link to MH370 Donuts buys out rival .place gTLD applicant ARI and Radix split on all new gTLD bids No sunrise periods for dot-brands ICANN muddles through solution to IGO conflic...

  • This is absolutely hilarious for a very very small number of people

    Verisign probes name collisions link to MH370

    domainincite.com 01 Apr '14, 12am

    Verisign probes name collisions link to MH370 Kevin Murphy , April 1, 2014, 00:01:18 (UTC), Gossip Verisign is investigating whether Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 went missing due to a DNS name collision. The Boeing 777 disappeared on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, M...

  • Donuts buys out rival .place gTLD applicant

    domainincite.com 31 Mar '14, 3pm

    Donuts buys out rival .place gTLD applicant ARI and Radix split on all new gTLD bids No sunrise periods for dot-brands ICANN muddles through solution to IGO conflict Dodgy domainer owns 40% of .ceo’s new names Slow start for .ceo with fewer than 400 names sold Republicans introduce po...

  • ARI and Radix split on all new gTLD bids

    domainincite.com 31 Mar '14, 12pm

    ARI and Radix split on all new gTLD bids No sunrise periods for dot-brands ICANN muddles through solution to IGO conflict Dodgy domainer owns 40% of .ceo’s new names Slow start for .ceo with fewer than 400 names sold Republicans introduce pointless ICANN bill EU buys more time for .wi...