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Entries from September 20th, 2011

New (final?) ICANN gTLD applicant guidebook is published

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Neue gTLDs / new gTLDs

ICANN has recently launched a new website for the new gTLDs and on 19th Sept 2011 and published the latest, final (?) applicant guidebook.

The Applicant Guidebook is intended to be a guide for applicants and will be regularly updated as aspects of the process are deemed necessary and are implemented. In addition to the Applicant Guidebook, a summary of changes since the last version and a discussion version of a process for amending the Applicant Guidebook were posted. In certain areas work is still ongoing, such as: whether single character IDN can be delegated as TLDs, ensuring registry operation through a continued operations instrument, and providing support for needy applicants (e.g. support for applicants from developing countries).

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EURid to release 9.000 .eu domain names following court decision

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Domainrecht / law, Domainwissen / knowledge, TLD news

The .eu registry, EURid, implemented a court order to revoke almost 9.000 .eu domain names, following the resolution of a Brussels Court of Appeal case in EURid’s favour.

During 2006, EURid established that almost 9.000 .eu domain names had been registered by a registrant in violation of .eu registration regulations. Consequently, the .eu registry initiated court proceedings against her and, following an appeal, the Court of Appeal in Brussels decided in EURid’s favour.

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Alternativen zu .com

September 6th, 2011 · No Comments · Markenführung / brand mgmt, TLD news

Unter .COM sind weltweit unter allen TLDs die meisten Domains registriert (nach aktuellen Zahlen von Verisign ca 97 Mio. der insgesamt ~210Mio Domains) – kein Wunder, keine TLD ist global so prestigeträchtig und universell nutzbar. Umso ärgerlicher, wenn die „eigene“ .COM Domain schon weg ist, oder die, die für eine neues Projekt oder Produkt gebraucht werden könnte. Folgend ein paar Ideen für Alternativen:

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