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  • Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

    Google Wants To Operate .Search As A “Dotless” Domain, Plans To Open .Cloud, .Blog And .App To Others

    If it gets it, Google wants to turn .search into a “dotless domain,” the company told ICANN a few days ago. Last year, Google applied to manage the .app, .blog, .cloud and .search generic top-level domain (gTLD) names as part of a major expansion of the domain-name system. ICANN, which is managing this expansion, hasn’t awarded any of the gTLDs yet, and the whole program… Read More

  • How Tech Giants Like Amazon And Google Are Playing The Icann Domain Game

    How Tech Giants Like Amazon And Google Are Playing The Icann Domain Game

    Icann — the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees a host of Internet-related operations, including the assignment of domain names —┬átoday revealed a list of nearly 2,000 top-level domain names that businesses and other organizations have applied to own, as part of a new move to vastly expand the range of domains that can be used. And while some of… Read More

  • Icann Applicants For New TLDs Revealed As Part Of ‘Reveal Day': The Full List

    Icann Applicants For New TLDs Revealed As Part Of ‘Reveal Day': The Full List

    A little bit of a song and dance today from Icann as it released the full list of businesses and other organizations that have applied for their own customized top-level domain names, the first significan expansion on the 22 TLDs in existence today. The full list is here. In a press conference in London to mark what Icann is calling “Reveal Day,” Icann’s SVP Kurt Pritz noted… Read More

  • Google Applies for .Google, .Docs, .YouTube and .LOL Top-Level Domains

    Google Applies for .Google, .Docs, .YouTube and .LOL Top-Level Domains

    Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) closed its window for new generic top-level domain name applications. ICANN will publish a list of all the applied-for strings in two weeks, but Google today already announced some of the names it applied for. Among these are, as expected, .google and .youtube. According to Google’s chief Internet evangelist and… Read More

  • IAB Calls on ICANN to Withdraw Controversial Plan for New Top-Level Domains

    IAB Calls on ICANN to Withdraw Controversial Plan for New Top-Level Domains

    The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is today calling on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to withdraw its controversial plan for new top-level domains. ICANN’s plan would significantly expand Top-Level Domains, allowing companies and brands to register just about any word they want as a top level domain (TLD). That means in addition to traditional TLDs… Read More

  • .canon: Canon wants to establish its own top-level domain

    Megalomania or genius marketing move? Canon seriously takes aim at becoming the world’s first company with its own generic top-level domain (gTLD), namely “.canon”. The new domain would join the likes of .com, .edu, .gov, .org, etc. (Wikipedia has the full list). The Japanese electronics giant announced [press release in English] its plan to acquire the rights for the domain… Read More

  • Changes to Internet approved: Expect lots of annoying URLs now

    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, has approved the sweeping overhaul we mentioned the other day. Now companies will be able to register their own unique top-level domain (TLD), which is sure to be as annoying as it sounds. But think of the branding opportunities! “Go to littlebigworld.ps3 to see the all new trailer!” ”Download a special… Read More

  • An End To Bank-related Phishing

    There’s no doubt that phishing has become a huge problem. If you legitimately bank online, use Paypal, or have an eBay account, it’s beyond my comprehension how you manage to tell the real e-mails and fake e-mails apart. But Mikko over at F-Secure has what seems like a foolproof plan to counter bank-related phishing scammers. Make a new top level domain called .bank. This new… Read More