.Africa Game on – Case will proceed to Trial

Earlier this year in February ICANN announced that it was free to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA domain following a Court decision that denied DotConnectAfrica’s (DCA’s) Motion for Preliminary Injunction to stop the delegation of the .AFRICA generic top-level domain (gTLD) to ZA Central Registry (ZACR). The case had been remanded to State court …

.Amazon IRP Panel Notes the Precedential status of DCA Trust .Africa

The ICANN new gTLD process attracted over 1,930 new applications to be added into the root from 60 countries and territories. Of the applications received, 66 were geographic name applications while 116 applications made for Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, for strings in scripts such as Arabic, Chinese, and Cyrillic. Broken down by ICANN’s geographic …

EFF has warned domain registrants against unfair policies set by new TLD registries

In a white paper released on Thursday, EFF has warned domain registrants against unfair policies set by new TLD registries and offers ways to minimize exposure to trademark bullying. The white paper titled, “Which Internet registries offer the best protection for domain owners?” also touches on how some domain name registries and registrars do a …

China toughens domain regulations for foreign registries

AS reported by Milathan Post Registries wanting to sell their wares to Chinese registrants are once again facing a tightening of the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)’s regulations. A few days ago, on July 6, the Ministry published a notice excluding registries that do not hold a license from MIIT from operating …

Credit Unions can now have .CREDITUNION, to compete .BANK gTLD

BOSTON, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, Credit Unions can now have their own Internet brand: .CREDITUNION, to compete with the highly successful .BANK extension.  As the leading .BANK Registrar, EnCirca is pleased to announce pre-screening services for all U.S.-based Credit Unions.  Credit unions are invited to apply today for a pre-verification and to see …

Universal Acceptance of New gTLDS a USD 9.8 Billion Opportunity

A new study reveals a potential USD 9.8 billion growth opportunity in online revenue through a routine update to Internet systems, including those for speakers of languages that do not use the English script. The report from technology consulting and research firm Analysys Mason was commissioned by the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and clearly …

9 of Top 10 Biggest New gTLD Registrants are Chinese

As analyzed by TheDomains: According to ntldstats.com there are 29,194,819 new gTLD’s registered, meaning that the top 10 largest new gTLD domain owners account for just over 11% of all new gTLD registrations. The largest holder of new gTLD’s owns almost 2.5% of all new gTLD’s and the top 4 largest account for 7.24%. In …

CHIS, Kids Safety online: ICANN – a huge disappointment and a worry

The Children’s Charities Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) has expressed concerns that ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), is not keeping the internet safe and secure for children. A new domain, .kids, can be bought by anybody wishing to set up a new website, without any relevant safeguarding checks taking place – …