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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ICANN Reform, or opening Pandora's box

Extract: After months of dithering and debate around the discussion process, the ICANN meeting held in Los Angeles from 11 to 16/10 (finally) was the venue for the first substantive discussions, i.e. possible answers to the question posed since the announcements by the United States Government in March: What will replace it?

Source: http://www.afnic.fr/en/resources/blog/icann-reform-or-opening-pandora-s-box.html.

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83% Of Lawyers Not Eager To Get .Lawyer Or .Attorney Domains

Extract: 83% of poll respondents said a domain name with the word “lawyer” on the right side of the dot is “a cash grab that won’t do much for lawyers”.

Source: http://onlinedomain.com/2014/10/21/news/83-of-lawyers-not-eager-to-get-lawyer-or-attorney-domains/.

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Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

Extract: Since Dotgay’s application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there’s been some unrest among its supporters and in the media.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17516-why-kicking-out-the-gay-community-was-right.

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ICANN struggles to beat echo chamber after .Gay decision

Extract: Many responses to .gay community application decision are oversimplifying what happened…and getting it wrong.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/21/icann-dot-gay/.

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.Vet, .Army, .Navy & .Airforce Launching Tomorrow Have a Total Of Less Than 250 Domains

Extract: It cost Demand Media, Inc, (DMD) the company that applied for these extensions before its got spun off to Rightside (NAME) $565,000 just in application fees for those three extensions and will cost them $75,000 a year in ICANN fees ongoing.

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/10/21/vet-army-navy-airforce-launching-tomorrow-have-a-total-of-less-than-250-domains/.

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Can someone tell me what .OOO was thinking?

Extract: "While all of this is happening another new domain extension is hitting the market, and this one really has me scratching my head. I’m talking about .OOO. Owned by Infibeam, an eCommerce company in India .OOO has been brands itself as “the power domain” and is targeting eCommerce website owners".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/can-someone-tell-me-what-ooo-was-thinking/.

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Afilias plans to raise $100 million for new gTLDs

Extract: Domain name registry Afilias announced today that it intends to trade on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM, raising $100 million.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/21/afilias-plans-to-raise-100-million/.

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Hispanic diaspora could be strong promoters of .lat domain

Extract: Harris said a conservative estimate is that there could be 30,000-50,000 .lat registrations in the first year and 80,000 in the first three years of its availability that is set for the end of January, after a 90-day trial. The executive believes that the diaspora could account for 30% of those figures.

Source: http://www.bnamericas.com/news/technology/hispanic-diaspora-could-be-strong-promoters-of-lat-domain.

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Do the new gTLDs have an impact on SEO?

Extract: On one hand is the belief that using a .Com, .Net or .Org is preferable for ranking well in search engines because they are “more trusted” and make up the majority of active websites today. Then on the other hand is the belief that using a new gTLD with a rich keyword will give you a boost in the search engines as if it were a .Com EMD. Essentially it’s a question of whether you should use gTLD or TLD (e.g. LawnServices.com vs. Lawn.Services) and how each will be weighted by Google’s search engine.

Source: http://totalwebsites.com/new-gtld-domains-do-impact-seo-rankings.

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.nyc Goes Public to Brand the Big Apple

Extract: Neustar is the official registry operator for .nyc. In fact, today members of Neustar's .nyc team joined City officials to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20141020_nyc_goes_public_to_brand_the_big_apple/.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

This week’s new tlds: Military, .Realtor and sooome other domain

Extract: Rightside launches three military-themed domains, NAR launches .realtor, and a strange generic goes live.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/20/new-tlds-military-realtor/.

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Two-letter domains to be released in new gTLDs

Extract: New gTLD registries will be able to release all two-character strings in their zones, following an ICANN decision last week.

Source: http://domainincite.com/17556-two-letter-domains-to-be-released-in-new-gtlds.

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2 character domains get green light under new TLDs

Extract: Last week’s ICANN meeting started with good news for new top level domain name applicants: governments said they weren’t concerned about two letter second level domain names under new top level domain names.

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2014/10/20/2-character-domains-get-green-light-under-new-tlds/.

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How a Canadian entrepreneur controls .CLUB from Fort Lauderdale

Extract: So far, Colin Campbell's .club is outperforming all but two of the new top-level domains. It had earned more than $1.3 million by June 30.

Source: http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2014/10/18/how-a-canadian-entrepreneur-controls-a-big-chunk.html.

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What’s the ROI on a $20m TLD auction?

Extract: While domain industry hyperbole over auction prices may be no more than scuttlebutt, there can be no denying that there have been some exceptionally high auction prices through the transparent ICANN auction of last resort process, such as .vip ($3M), .buy ($4.5M) and .tech ($6.7M).

Source: http://www.ariservices.com/blog/whats-the-roi-on-a-20m-tld-auction/.

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