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News, Uncategorized - February 7, 2014

OTTAWA, CANADA (February 3, 2014) – As new Internet domain name registries move from business plans to reality, attention now turns to marketing and sales. Smart Internet Foundation – the registry for .ДЕТИ – selected and its auction services platform to help accelerate their introduction to global markets. “Auctions are…

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Another step to the sunrise phase for .ДЕТИ

News - February 4, 2014

The .ДЕТИ (Russian for “children”) TLD successfully passed its pre-delegation testing, according to ICANN’s letter to the Smart Internet Foundation, the .ДЕТИ registry. The pre-delegation testing is the final step before a new gTLD is delegated. The top-level domain has to pass a number of tests, including checking the DNS infrastructure, EPP…

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ICANN accredited the domain « .ДЕТИ ».

News - April 6, 2013

 Cyrillic top-level domain « .ДЕТИ » successfully passed the initial assessment phase of ICANN. This means that the platform for young Russian-speaking Internet audience will be available soon in the global network. Smart Internet Foundation applied for the domain. The new Cyrillic domain will become an independent Internet web-space adapted…

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ICANN: new solution for delegating new gTLD

News - October 11, 2012

After long months of analysis of public opinion full of fears and speculations, ICANN is proposing a plan for prioritizing applications through the steps leading to delegation. The plan describes assignment of priorities through the use of a Draw or Drawing. Draw or Drawing means the priority those assigned to each application will be…

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Saudi Arabia objects to .catholic and .islam domain names

News - August 16, 2012

By Heather Kelly (CNN) — The Saudi Arabian government is objecting to a number of proposed new Internet address endings, including .gay, .bar, .baby and .islam. The country claims the .gay domain would promote homosexuality and would be offensive to “many societies and cultures.” Saudi Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) filed objections…

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Some websites may be closed before the ‘black-list law’ comes into force

News - August 1, 2012

By PETER LEKAREV With seemingly unanimous support from the State Duma deputies regardless of their political affiliation the “the blacklist bill” has passed last month with flying colors. Internet companies disagree and they have support from the government – Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov highlighted some of the problem…

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News - August 1, 2012

ICANN is asking all Internet stakeholders for input on gTLD batching. The major idea is to prevent too many gTLDs entering the root zone at once — meaning that there should be no more than 1,000 new gTLDs per year. The corporation also expects to perform the initial evaluation of…

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.Tickets applicant files trademark applications for new top level domain

News - July 26, 2012

Company files trademark applications for .tickets and dottickets. .Tickets is up there on the list of most contested top level domain applications. Five companies have applied for the name. Applicant Shubert Internet last week filed two intent-to-use trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The applications are for…

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4 steps to prepare for the new gTLD expansion

News - July 6, 2012

By FREDERICK FELMAN The internet is about to expand on a massive scale in 2013, and we can see the possible contours of that expansion with the recent release of the list of more than 1,900 applications for new generic top-level domains. When you consider that, currently, there are only…

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Digital Notes: Plans for a New .Music Suffix, but Who Will Own It?

News - July 4, 2012

By BEN SISARIO As part of changes planned by the organization that oversees Web addresses, music fans might soon be typing “” or “” instead of more familiar addresses that end in .com or .net. But who will get to control these new Internet domains has not been settled; rather,…

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