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XYZ: A generation of new gTLDs and a life time dream becomes true

“Follow your dreams – they will come true.” That statement comes from Daniel Negari, founder of XYZ.com and CEO of Cyber2Media, which acquires and develops high-end domain properties. In the wake of the new gTLD program at ICANN, Negari applied for .xyz, .now and .college. Yesterday, the application for .xyz remained uncontested: “Today was a […]

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Patagonia Inc. rushes in last minute comments in support of dot .Patagonia

The company behind the dot .Patagonia gTLD application, clothing gear makers Patagonia, Inc., have rushed in a couple of last minute comments with the ICANN discussion board on gTLDs. Despite receiving more than 1,000 comments against the application, the dot .Patagonia applicants made the following comments, defending their application on the basis that “Patagonia” is […]

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“No to .Patagonia” Facebook group delivers more than 1,000 objections to applied gTLD

With ICANN ending its round of comments for the 1,930 gTLD applications tomorrow, there is one gTLD that has received more than 1,000 comments – against it, that is. According to ICANN member, Olga Cavalli, the application for dot .patagonia has received 1,038 comments against the application, as the result of the Facebook group “No […]

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Olga Cavalli of ICANN: Do not support .Patagonia gTLD

Olga Cavalli is a respectable ICANN member and recently presented a statement of objection to ICANN, with regards to the application for the .Patagonia gTLD, made by a private company, Patagonia Inc., that also owns Patagonia.com. This is an example of the serious implications regarding gTLDs, corporate names and trademarks that ICANN will be facing […]

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Satanist group secures .Satanism gTLD application at ICANN

One of the expected side-effects of opening up the gTLD universe, is the proliferation of keywords related to large user groups. Religion – the opium of the people, according to Karl Marx – is one such large group. ICANN has hinted that such gTLD registrations will be expected among the almost 2,000 applications for new […]

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ICANN drops gTLD application prices to $5

ICANN is apparently anxious to promote its new gTLD initiative; with the deadline of April 12 looming, what a better way to achieve this than by dropping application prices substantially. “We decided to pull a GoDaddy and offer discounts to those still skeptical about how great the Internet will be with thousands of new gTLDs,” […]

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Hacker or Sexual predator? ICANN wants to know – When you apply for a gTLD

ICANN has been taking in applications for the new gTLDs to be rolled out as an infinite money maker for years to come. For that matter, ICANN wants all sorts of different, personal information about the principals of the entities that apply for a gTLD. The New gTLD Applicant Guidebook lists a dozen different types […]

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Want a gTLD? Stay away from the USPTO

These days, it’s all about gTLDs. A couple of weeks since ICANN was officially authorized to go forth with the launch of a gTLD universe, it became apparent that some folks will attempt to bend the rules. Getting a trademark registered at the USPTO was considered to be one such sneaky method, in order to […]

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ICANN reveals updated gTLD reference guide

ICANN has announced the availability of an updated reference guide for gTLD applicants. The new guide contains vital information for those willing to fork out $185,000 per gTLD application. Link here.

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