What is the Trademark Clearinghouse? » DomainConsultant

The Trademark Clearinghouse will be a single database of authenticated registered trademarks which will provide data to support trademark claims and sunrise services. It will only accept registration of trademarks that have been registered with the proper governmental authority or recognized by court order. The Clearinghouse will be operated by Deloitte and IBM and replaces […]

Amazon.com’s domain power play: We want to control them all | Internet & Media – CNET News

If Amazon.com gets its way — and that’s still a big “if” — it will soon control 76 new domain extensions on the Internet. Most observers had expected the company to apply for .amazon and .kindle, but it seems that was just for starters: Amazon’s ambitions also include a host of generic terms, including the […]

Here comes the greatest Internet landgrab in history | Internet & Media – CNET News

ICANN tomorrow will reveal who is going after what new domain extensions, paving the way for a very different looking Web. Prepare for dot-madness. Frank Schilling made his fortune in the aftermath of the dot-com bust, buying up thousands of domain names others didn’t want. He kept at it, aggressively building a portfolio of more […]

The Latest Domain-Name Gold Rush – Businessweek

CANN has received more than 1,900 applications. On June 13, it will release information on who has applied for what extensions. Then it will hold a six-month “review and contention” period in which the new applications can be challenged, with batches of new extensions set to go into use in 2013. “If you’re Major League […]

Matt Cutts – Google+ – I read a post by someone offering new top-level domain…

I read a post by someone offering new top-level domain (TLDs). They made this claim: “Will a new TLD web address automatically be favoured by Google over a .com equivalent? Quite simply, yes it will.” Sorry, but that’s just not true, and as an engineer in the search quality team at Google, I feel the […]