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August 2017 has seen the number of registered dot brand domains rise to 7,238, out of which 890 host active websites. There have been a number of interesting recent launches.

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Just over 500 days ago Amazon applied to the International Centre for Dispute Resolute under ICANN’s Independent Review Process (IRP). Amazon contended that the ICANN Board were wrong to deny its applications for a .Amazon registry and its Chinese and Japanese derivation.  

On 11 July 2017 the panel released its final declaration. Although one of the three panelists submitted a “Concurring and partially dissenting opinion”, the panel found in favour of Amazon. 

 
10 August 2017   Read more...

As the validation agents for .law and .abogado, our job is to make sure that the right names get into the right hands and that someone who is in good standing with their local bar society or equivalent, registers a .law domain; and someone who is not a qualified legal practitioner, does not.

Of course, we also help those who are qualified but who have not submitted the right information.

 
4 August 2017   Read more...

A look at the latest developments in the world of dot brand domains
 

 
1 August 2017   Read more...

Two challenging topics took centre stage at the recent ICANN meeting in Johannesburg: firstly, the treatment of geographic names at the top level, and, secondly, WHOIS and its intersection with data protection and privacy laws. The formats of the cross-community sessions on both topics allowed the opportunity for real engagement from attendees.  This is in contrast to the more usual purely-panel format, which has been criticized for allowing too much time for prepared presentations and not enough for discussion or sharing of wider views.   

 
10 July 2017   Read more...

Jeff Neuman, co-Chair of the Subsequent Procedures (Round 2) Policy Development Process, talks at ICANN 59 in Johannesburg about the policy development process discussions on Geographic names.

 

 
29 June 2017   Read more...

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