ICANN fights Fraudulent Domain Name Certificates

  ICANN has announced that It has been brought to ICANN‘s attention that some online entities have attempted to sell fraudulent “certificates”, which they claim are required to protect generic top-level domain names. The perpetuators of this scam threaten registrants on the protection service with the objective of securing a fee from the registrant. The …

Kurds want a country code top-level domain

Kurdish organizations have sent a request to The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in an attempt to obtain an ccTLD for the Kurdistan Region.   Every country has its own code: (.DE) for Germany, (.SE) for Sweden, (.IR) for Iran, etc. However, this code is not unique to countries, and can also …

Noted American Wine Regions Join Forces to Protest ICANN’s Release of .wine and .vin Domain Names

  Noted American Wine Regions Join Forces to Protest ICANN’s Release of .wine and .vin Domain Names   Nearly 2,000 American wineries decry misappropriation of hard-fought regional name recognition   Seven noted American wine regions have banded together in opposition to the rights-to-the-highest-bidder release of generic top level domain names (gTLDs) such as .wine and …