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Consultant Says New gTLDs Will Banish .Com to Less Professional, Mom-and-Pop Operations

I was interviewed for an article posted on AOL News today. The reporter asked for my reaction to a comment from an attorney/new gTLD consultant who said “Some day people will look upon .com as the less professional, mom-and-pop segment of the Web where only small businesses and amateurs dwell.”

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Google, Mozilla Claim AOL’s China Portal May Harm Your Computer (TechCrunch)

Google Chrome and Firefox both throw up a malware warning for AOL’s Chinese portal (click at your own risk), and Google even warns people who run a search for ‘AOL China’ that the site may harm their computer, as you can tell from the screenshot above. As far as I can tell, Internet Explorer 8 (with Protected Mode turned on), Bing and Yahoo Search don’t flag anything out of the ordinary with the …

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AOL wins mapques.com domain name in Arbitration

AOL ,the American global Internet services and media company,has recently submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum requesting the domain name mapques.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant.

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AOL Loses Battle in TM War With Advertise.com – Will It Impact Aborted $1.4M Ad.com Sale?

A Federal Appellate Court has ruled against AOL and given Advertise.com the right to continue doing business under their generic domain name. AOL claimed Advertise.com violates their trademark on Advertising.com. AOL’s over-reaching claims also scuttled a $1.4 million auction sale of Ad.com.

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AOL scores victory in domain name case

AOL ,the American global Internet services and media company,has recently submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum requesting the domain names engadgeth.com, engadgetmoile.com, engadhet.com and engadgget.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant.

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AOL scores victory in domain name case

AOL ,the American global Internet services and media company,has recently submitted a complaint to the National Arbitration Forum requesting the domain names engadgeth.com, engadgetmoile.com, engadhet.com and engadgget.com to be transferred from the respondent to the complainant.

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8 TLDs I’ll Express an Interest In

At $100 a pop, I’d submit an Expression of Interest for a bunch of new top level domain names. Tomorrow ICANN’s board will consider accepting “expressions of interest” for new top level domains from applicants. On DNW Radio a couple weeks ago, Minds + Machines founder Antony Van Couvering suggested that these expressions of interest require a $55,000 payment. I agree that a substantial fee should be required to make it predictive of actual applications

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