.xperia among 3 more new gTLDS to be culled by ICANN

Sony Mobile Communications AB and two other companies have requested ICANN to cancel their registry contracts after ditching plans to operate their dot-brand top level domain names. .Xperia by Sony is a line of mobile phones. The company is still releasing phones under this brand but probably doesn’t need a top level domain name for …

Donuts Acquires .TRAVEL Domain

SEATTLE, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Donuts Inc., the global leader in new top-level Internet domains, today announced it has acquired the .TRAVEL domain name from registry operator Tralliance Registry Management Company. The .TRAVEL domain becomes Donuts’ 239th TLD, and the centerpiece of an already-robust portfolio of travel domains that includes:  .CITY, .CRUISES, .FLIGHTS, .GUIDE, .HOLIDAY, .IRISH, …

.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 …