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Recent Domain News

Out in the Cold? ICANN’s Latest New gTLD Delay Gives Proponents Reason to Be Nervous

While I was away visiting family the past four days ICANN again decided to delay final approval of their plan to roll out an unlimited number of new gTLDS. While I see no need for new gTLDs, I am starting to feel a little sorry for people who have invested money in businesses that hope to service operators of new gTLD registries.

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Expect ICANN’s Planned Rollout of New gTLDs to Be Delayed Again

ICANN plans to begin its rollout  of an unlimited number of new gTLDs in the first quarter of 2010 but we are hearing that behind the scenes developments make it unlikely we will see any new extensions before the 2nd quarter of next year, at the earliest.

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Physicians.com Sells for $250,000 & Hot Water Rises Around ICANN’s Plan to Flood the Web with New TLDs

Physicians.com changes hands for $250,000. Plus, hot water continues to rise around ICANN’s plan to flood the Internet with an unlimited number of new extensions. The International Olympic Committee tells ICANN they may sue for damages & public commentary indicates an Internet community backlash is brewing.

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Industry Standard Says "Latest Plan for Domain Names is as Doomed as .coop and .mobi."

ICANN’s plan to flood the Internet with an unlimited number of new global domain extensions continues to be a hot topic. Following Tuesday’s piece in USA Today, the Industry Standard weighed in Wednesday with an article headlined “Latest Plan for Domain Names is as Doomed as .coop and .mobi.”

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National Advertisers and TM Owners Call on ICANN to Stop Its Planned Roll Out of New gTLDs

A powerful trade association representing thousands of famous brands has called on ICANN to halt its plans to roll out an unlimited number of new gTLDS in 2009. The Internet Commerce Association also weighed in on the matter in a letter to ICANN’s Board of Directors.

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