Backlash rising against second level .uk domains

Existing .uk domain owners upset about plans for second level domains. Earlier this month I reported about .uk registry Nominet and its plan to release second level .uk domains. As of right now you can only register third level .uk domains, such as domain.co.uk...

The Real o.co Lesson

Branding a new domain name — and especially a new top level domain — takes a long time. News that Overstock.com, err, o.co, is slowing down its efforts to rebrand to o.co, didn’t come as a big surprise to me. Too drastic. Too fast....

India May Try to Block .XXX

Government may block access to .xxx. India’s government will block access to the .xxx top level domain name, according to an article in The Economic Times. A senior official at the ministry of IT said that the domain goes against the country’s IT Act...

Libya’s domain "morality" crackdown worries URL shorteners

Watch out, Web 2.0-ified short URL services: the Libyan government is beginning to crack down on certain uses of its national top-level domain. The Libyan governing authority for .ly domains, NIC.ly, explained this week that domains that run afoul of the country's "morality" laws are...

ICANN Traveling to a Changed Colombia

Security is only a minor concern for upcoming ICANN meeting in Colombia. My image of Colombia is colored by the past. It’s an image of the days of Pablo Escobar, rampant kidnappings, crime, and guerrillas forces...

French Fashion House Loses Case for Guy’s Nickname Domain Name

Designer can’t have Sandro.com domain name. I’m so angry about losing this case! French apparel designer Sandro Andy has lost a domain name dispute to get the domain name Sandro.com. The company will have to stick with its current Sandro-Paris.com domain name. The company...

ICANN Says More IDNs Are Go

ICANN this week gave preliminary approval to four countries and two territories in five language scripts for additional internationalised domain names (IDNs) as part of its IDN Fast Track Process....