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VeriSign is backend for 220 new TLD applicants and applies for 14 itself

VeriSign releases numbers related to its new TLD plans. VeriSign released earnings today along with numbers related to its new top level domain aspirations. The company said it applied for 14 new top level domain names including 12 transliterations of .com and .net.

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ESQwire wins a UDRP that you should read

Decision includes a lot of good defenses if you’re hit by a UDRP. If you’re looking for ways to defend a domain name that is hit with a UDRP, there’s a good laundry list of rebuttals in a recent dispute handled by domain law firm ESQwire.com . The case was brought by Sweden’s Rusta AB over the domain name Rusta.com.

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VeriSign plans to apply for about 12 new top level domain names

Company will apply for about a dozen TLDs, mostly transliterations of .com. VeriSign plans to apply for “about 12″ top level domain names this year, Pat Kane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VeriSign Naming Services, said on VeriSign’s investor conference call this evening. Most of these will be transliterations of .com.

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Are Fewer People “Playing Around” With Domains?

Number of people part-timing with domain names seems to have fallen. Many sectors of the domainer industry have experienced a steep fall since about 2007. Has the number of people dabbling in domain names also dropped? I suspect so. Over the past year or two I’ve noticed a drop in the number of hangers on.

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Landrush for .Asia IDN Begins Today

Around 10,000 .Asia IDNs already asked for at Close of SunriseHong Kong (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Following the successful completion of Sunrise, DotAsia today announced the opening of Landrush (http://idn.asia) for Chinese, Japanese and Korean “.Asia” Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) starting August 2, closing October 11, 2011.During the Sunrise and Pioneer Domains …

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VeriSign’s Pat Kane Discusses New TLDs and IDNs

With new TLDs approved, VeriSign gets ready to move forward. Domain name registries are getting down to business now that ICANN has finally approved the new top level domain name program. I recently caught up with Pat Kane, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Verisign Naming Services, to discuss what this means for .com and the domain name industry in general.

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US Laws Remain Set to Govern Upcoming Multilingual Internet via New gTLDs

U.S. laws remain set to govern the coming multilingual internet through ICANN’s new generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) yet the ramifications of this fact if you are Chinese, Arab, Indian, Russian or other are huge as ICANN published its 7th Applicant Guidebook in preparation for its board consideration on June 20th during the Singapore meeting.

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Priority Sunrise Registration of Chinese, Japanese and Korean ‘.Asia’ Domain Names Begins Worldwide

HONG KONG, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — DotAsia today launches Sunrise for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) registrations ( http://www.idn.asia ) and announces the opening of the IDN Pioneer Domains Program ( http://www.think.asia ). The Pioneer Domains Program is open for any interested applicants to …

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