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One of the most high-profile dot brand launches to date occurred this week as the French national train company SNCF migrated its main business site to their .SNCF dot brand site.

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A key focus of the on-going ICANN Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) Policy Development Process (PDP) at the recent ICANN Abu Dhabi meeting was the emphasis on data-driven policy development.  The RPMs PDP working group is currently reviewing the measures which were implemented for the first round of new gTLDs to determine what, if any, changes it recommends for future releases of new gTLDs. In doing so, it is seeking to focus on matters for which there is evidence of a harm that requires remedy. 

 
23 November 2017   Read more...

ICANN 60, which is also ICANN's Annual General Meeting will be held this year in Abu Dhabi, from Saturday 28 October to Friday 3 November 2017. Since this is an AGM, various leadership changes for the Board, GAC and constituency groups will be formalized at the meeting, including in particular the retirement, after nine years on the Board, of its Chair, Steve Crocker. There will be a formal reception to thank Steve for his service on the Tuesday evening, but we can expect various less formal tributes to Steve during the course of the week, including at the opening ceremony and in the public forum sessions. 

 
25 October 2017   Read more...

L’Oreal have caught the eye with the novel way they are running their new top level domain .MAKEUP.

 
25 September 2017   Read more...

The rate of growth of of the number of domains registered globally is slowing - the second quarter of 2017 saw an increase of just 1.3m (<0.4%) to 331.9m across all Top Level Domains (TLDs). This compares to previous growth rates of 2-3%, according to Verisign's latest Domain Name Industry Brief.

Making up that topline statistic are rises in the number of legacy gTLD registrations .com, .net, .org and even an increase of 300,000 .info domains alongside a rise in the number of country code (cc) TLDs. Meanwhile the number of new gTLDs has fallen, most widely reported as the impact of giveaway domains not being renewed and a run on domains in China not holding.

So what's happening to the number of domain name registrations? Does this slow down represent the beginning of the end for domains? Or do the number of domains being registered even matter?

 
20 September 2017   Read more...

With 138 brands hosting nearly 900 active websites the landscape of dot Brands is starting to shape up and as those sites start to make their way up the Alexa rankings, increased visibility is starting to open the public's eyes to the world of dot Brand domain names.

 
7 September 2017   Read more...

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