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Google, Amazon lead rush for new Web domain suffixes in bids to ICANN

Google, Amazon lead rush for new Web domain suffixes in bids to ICANN | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
Amazon and Google are staking claims to large swaths of the Internet under a new system for labeling Web domains, bolstering their ability to control traffic as the Web expands beyond the realms of...
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Trademark Clearinghouse Debate is Not About the Trademark Clearinghouse!

Trademark Clearinghouse Debate is Not About the Trademark Clearinghouse! | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
A comment period on the "strawman", a proposal to update the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), is currently underway. Originally planned to end on January 11, it has been extended by ICANN to February 5.
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More on Private Auctions for New gTLDs

More on Private Auctions for New gTLDs | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
My recent post on private auctions for new gTLDs under contention generated many responses from applicants. Here I follow-up with answers to the questions raised...
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FTC chief says most new gTLD bids are “defensive”

FTC chief says most new gTLD bids are “defensive” | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
The US Federal Trade Commission is still “looking at” ICANN’s new gTLD program amid concerns that most of the applicants applied defensively, it has emerged. FTC chairman Jon Leib...
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A digital cold war?

A digital cold war? | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
THE International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has always prided itself on being one of the most pragmatic organisations of the United Nations. Engineers, after...
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Registering for the Registrar Rodeo: A Note to the New gTLDs

Thank goodness for Monday's new gTLD draw!!! To date the process has been more of an intellectual exercise in marketing, technology, and strategic game thinking - it was getting a little boring.
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WCIT Denouement

WCIT Denouement | Internet governance news | Scoop.it

While Internet decision making may not occur at Internet speed, the Internet itself remains incredibly agile because individuals innovate, small groups self-form to repel attacks and address security incidents, and the community grows through a sense of ownership and pride of achievement. I've come to believe that the style of governance is in no small measure responsible for the success of the Internet and it is essential that it be preserved.

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After Saying No in Dubai: What Next

After Saying No in Dubai: What Next | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
What occurred in Dubai on 14 December was unprecedented in the history of the ITU. It was unprecedented in the history of international telecommunication law.
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Top level domains: Governments submit concerns over applications submitted to ICANN

Top level domains: Governments submit concerns over applications submitted to ICANN | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
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New gTLDs, Last-Minute End-Arounds, and Fundamental Fairness

New gTLDs, Last-Minute End-Arounds, and Fundamental Fairness | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
The ICANN community is ever closer to realization of its goal to bring long-overdue consumer choice and competition to Internet naming.
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Google, Amazon lead rush for new Web domain suffixes in bids to ICANN

Google, Amazon lead rush for new Web domain suffixes in bids to ICANN | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
Amazon and Google are staking claims to large swaths of the Internet under a new system for labeling Web domains, bolstering their ability to control traffic as the Web expands beyond the realms of...
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The Results of the ICANN Bingo Are In!

The Results of the ICANN Bingo Are In! | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
A few early technical hiccups with the system streaming it live did not prevent ICANN's prioritization draw from running smoothly yesterday, December 17, 2012.
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Opinion: ITU meeting 'no threat to free speech'

Opinion: ITU meeting 'no threat to free speech' | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
Modern communications are an essential foundation for the social and economic opportunities that everyone deserves, write Dr Hamadoun I Toure for CNN.
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Participants 2012 | ITU Telecom World 2012

Participants 2012 | ITU Telecom World 2012 | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
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Industry Veteran Wang Jian Joins Zodiac Holdings Ltd as Chief Operating Officer

Industry Veteran Wang Jian Joins Zodiac Holdings Ltd as Chief Operating Officer | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
With the anticipated ICANN new gTLD Initial Evaluation results, Zodiac Registry Limited the largest Chinese TLD applicant has announced that Industry Veteran Wang Jian has joined Zodiac as COO, and will be focusing on the upcoming launch of Chinese...
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Consumer Watchdog slams “outrageous” Google and Amazon keyword gTLD bids

Consumer Watchdog slams “outrageous” Google and Amazon keyword gTLD bids | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
Consumer Watchdog, a California-based consumer rights advocacy group, has attacked Google and Amazon’s new gTLD applications in a letter to an influential senator. The organization has asked ...
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A Serious Bug in the Similarity Check

A Serious Bug in the Similarity Check | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
A week ago, ICANN announced the latest delay in the New gTLD Program: the so-called "contention sets" will only be published March 1, 2013. The original deadline was July 2012, postponed serially in two-month intervals.
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WCIT and Internet Governance: Harmless Resolution or Trojan Horse?

The Resolution No. 3 called "To Foster an Enabling Environment for the Greater Growth of the Internet" became the subject of a rather substantial controversy during the recent World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) which ended...
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DotFood Starts Its Own Pre-Registration Site For .Food: FoodDomainia.com

DotFood Starts Its Own Pre-Registration Site For .Food: FoodDomainia.com | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
According to a press release we received, Dot Food, LLC an applicant for the new gTLD .Food, launched “FoodDomainia.com, a pre- registration and awareness solution for the new .FOOD gTLD&#822...
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Verisign Announces US Department of Commerce Approval of Newly Revised .com Registry Agreement

Verisign Announces US Department of Commerce Approval of Newly Revised .com Registry Agreement | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
VeriSign, Inc. today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce approved the renewal of Verisign's agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to serve as the authoritative registry operator for the .com registry...
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5 More New gTLD Apps Withdrawn: Including .Swiss, .GMBH,.HILTON

5 More New gTLD Apps Withdrawn: Including .Swiss, .GMBH,.HILTON | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
5  more new gTLD applications have been formerly withdrawn, for a total of 13 withdrawn new gTLD applications
Here are the 5 new gTLD application just posted as withdrawn on the ICANN website:
.GMB...
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Report from the ICANN Prioritization Draw for New gTLDs

Report from the ICANN Prioritization Draw for New gTLDs | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by Joe Alagna, GM North American Markets at CentralNic. He attended yesterday’s prioritization draw at the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles. His summary outlines the re...
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ICANN is ready for battle over expansion of Web suffixes

ICANN is ready for battle over expansion of Web suffixes | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
There’s been a scramble to snap up domain names for the Internet’s newest designation — .xxx — but not necessarily from those you’d expect. Adult sites have reserved their spot in the...
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It's bingo night at ICANN! - Stephane Van Gelder

It's bingo night at ICANN! - Stephane Van Gelder | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
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Mitigating Harm Caused by the ICANN "Draw"

Mitigating Harm Caused by the ICANN "Draw" | Internet governance news | Scoop.it
The gTLD Prioritization "Draw" was a mistake. But its negative impact can still be mitigated. The best course of action follows directly from information that can be gleaned from available data.
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Google Public Policy Blog

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