OpenNIC – the alternate root registry – has launched .pirate as a TLD that would appeal to free speech advocates. According to Dotpirate.me: “The .Pirate TLDis a domain space that was born out of the frustration of world governments attempting to dictate what a person can and cannot have on their websites. It’s not just [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
The DotGreen initiative has confirmed that it has applied for the .green gTLD with ICANN, completing the necessary review and having submitted the application funds. The deadline for gTLD applicants to submit their application is April 12, 2012. All current applicants must have passed a pre-screening process; the window closed on March 29th. Annalisa Roger, [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Just a week after rolling forward its gTLD program, ICANN is rolling in the dough. With 25 successful gTLD applicants, each of which passed the preliminary approval process that examines the applicant’s legal rights, ICANN collected $125,000 in deposits or $5,000 per application. The deadline for gTLD applications is April 12 and interested parties much [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
As of today, ICANN is officially the moderator of gTLD applications, with hundreds of potential new top level domains being applied for. “We will prevail”, said Rod Beckstrom, who is exiting ICANN voluntarily in July. “Nothing and no-one will stop us, not even some overly-confident Canadian critic whose name ends in -rikos”, added Beckstrom, smirking. [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
Good morning, my fellow brothers and sisters in domaining. This is Father Domainicus with a special message about gTLDs. As you know, the monstrosity that calls itself “I Can” has been sitting on its corporate laurels for ten whole years, debating the introduction of new domain extensions. This, my domain children, is like 911 taking [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.
In the beginning, there were only three general use TLDs to worry about: .com, .net and .org. Long gone are the days of having only a triad of domain extensions; with the proliferation of new TLDs, such as .info, .biz and vanity ccTLDs such as .me and .co, the domain universe has expanded. The Big [...]Copyright © 2013 DomainGang.com · All Rights Reserved.