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Graphic – Uncontested New TLD Applications

Which new domain applications aren’t contested? We put together a simple graphic to show them off (click to enlarge):   The actual list is as follows: ابوظبي اتصالات ارامكو العليان بازار بيتك شبكة عرب كاثوليك كوم كيوتل موبايلي موزايك موقع همراه дети католик ком москва онлайн орг рус сайт कॉम नेट संगठन 一号店 世界 中信 […]

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New TLDs From Registrar Perspective

Last week I was speaking at the 4th International Conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe in Novi Sad, Serbia. Here are the slides, though they might not make a huge amount of sense, as they’re more notes than anything else New TLDs from a Registrar Perspective View more presentations […]

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Speaking On New TLDs In Serbia

I’ll be speaking on a panel about new TLDs at the 4th International Conference for ccTLD registries and registrars of CIS, Central and Eastern Europe next week in Serbia. The conference will bring together domain industry experts from all over Europe for two days with a fairly packed agenda. Topics that are on the agenda […]

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Blacknight Warn Consumers Against New gTLD Pre-Registration

June 30, 2011 – Carlow Ireland -Blacknight ( warn domain registrants to beware of companies offering pre-registrations in New gTLDs. Last week in Singapore, ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), announced that it would launch a program to include new generic top-level domains.  For those unfamiliar with the terminology, gTLD is an acronym […]

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New TLDs Explained In Plain English

ICANN has released a video which explains in simple terms what new TLDs are all about and what is going to happen: Related articles ICANN Board Votes in Favour of New TLDs ( Blacknight Welcomes the Approval of New gTLDs ( George Sadowsky’s Explanation of His No Vote (

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Blacknight Welcomes the Approval of New gTLDs

This morning in Singapore, the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a program that will change the Internet, as we know it. Blacknight ( welcome  ICANN’ s decision to launch new generic top-level domains. A top-level domain includes extensions (as in after the dot) such as .com, .net, .org. The New gTLD […]

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ICANN 39 Colombia – XXX, New TLDs and more

Although it doesn’t start officially until Monday morning, the conference centre in Cartagena de las Indias, Colombia, is already buzzing with talk about domains and internet policy. From now until next Friday Cartagena will play host to the 39th public ICANN meeting and Blacknight, as Ireland’s only ICANN accredited registrar, is attending and participating. The […]

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