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As one of the leading technology companies in the world, new .google registry launches are always eagerly anticipated and closely scrutinized.

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Last week in Madrid, ICANN’s Global Domains Division (GDD) held its latest Summit for contracted parties (registries and registrars), which focused on operational rather than policy issues. There were approximately 500 attendees, comprising registrars, registry operators (including generic, geo and brand TLDs), and back-end registry service providers (RSPs), together with a selection of ICANN staff and Board.  The Summit, which lasted three days, highlighted but rarely progressed a number of topics of interest to brands, including General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP), and brand use cases.

 
18 May 2017   Read more...

This week's newly launched Dot Brand domains includes a range of sites that really show off the wide variety of ways that a Dot Brand domain may be used.

 

 
17 May 2017   Read more...

A new brand that has switched their domain completely across to their Dot Brand is Schmidt kitchens and interiors.

Schmidt designs, manufactures and installs bespoke kitchens across Europe. It is the latest in a growing number of businesses who have chosen to switch the domain name where they host their website completely to their new Dot Brand domain. In this case they have switched to .schmidt and have, in fact, moved everything onto their home-design.schmidt website.

 
5 May 2017   Read more...

Amongst the humdrum of ICANN activity this week were two webinars dedicated to the issue of geographic names at the top level of the domain name system.  During the first round of new gTLDs, a number of brands – from Patagonia to Tata – applied for their trademarks at the top level, only to find themselves in disagreement with governments, who claimed sovereign rights over the corresponding geographic name (in addition to those names already protected in the Applicant Guidebook e.g. city names).  Unless the ICANN community can come together and agree a way forward, then any future round of new gTLDs will continue to feature these uncomfortable disagreements, and even litigation.

 
27 April 2017   Read more...

A dot brand site went live this week with an address that we find puzzling -  com.mini

Yes, you read that right com.mini, not mini.com, which if you follow the developments of the Dot Brand space, does seem slightly counter-intuitive.

 
25 April 2017   Read more...

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