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More .BRANDS Prepare for Launch with Specification 13 Requests

The past months have seen a surge in brand applicants moving forward with their new gTLD applications, following ICANN’s approval of Specification 13 and publication of the associated application process. All brands that have received a Contracting Information Request are eligible to submit a Specification 13 request. Timely submission of Specification 13 requests, as well […]

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Who’s Who in the New Dot Brandscape… And Why Should You Care?

Let’s go to the scoreboard. There are 1751 applications for new top-level domains. Nearly 1/3 (635) are brands. The rest are generics (e.g. .Buzz) and geographies (e.g .NYC). So, brands are definitely interested in new TLDs – and a handful of major industries have jumped into the lead. If you’re in any of those verticals, […]

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Brand TLDs: Four Reasons To Move From .COM To Your .BRAND

Ask Google, Amazon, AXA and hundreds of other brands: branded top-level domains are the future of the web. Since 2012, when the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened up applications for new TLDs, more than 600 businesses have submitted applications for branded TLDs. Should your company launch a .brand TLD? Absolutely, says […]

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The top threats to your nTLD—and how you can stop them.

Until now, the criminals behind malware and phishing have had only 22 generic top-level domain names (TLDs) to abuse – names like .com, .net or .org. But with hundreds of new TLDs entering the marketplace, e.g. .buzz, .email, and .shop, the targets are more plentiful and tempting. Fortunately, Neustar can help with a full set […]

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.nyc Domain Enters First Phase of Launch

This week, the City of New York and Neustar launched the first phase of availability for the new .nyc web address. The “Sunrise” phase gives NYC businesses with trademarks first priority in claiming their .nyc names through June 20. This is the first of three phases prior to general availability opening October 8, 2014. As […]

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Celebrating Neustar Customers, Argentinian-Style

Neustar recently held its annual registry customer appreciation event during the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 48 Meeting. More than 120 guests, , comprised of executives from leading registrars, ccTLDs and gTLDs, and new TLD applicants, convened at the historic Casa Minima in Buenos Aires. Guests enjoyed a presentation and tour of […]

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New gTLDs Start Now

Wednesday, October 23, 2013, marked a breakthrough in Internet history as four new gTLDs (generic top-level domains) were “delegated,” and added to the Internet’s Root Zone. The first of potentially 1,400 new names, the following four non-Latin new gTLDs demonstrate ICANN’s commitment to a global, multi-stakeholder Internet: شبكة (xn--ngbc5azd) – Arabic for “web/network” онлайн (xn--80asehdb) […]

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Neustar Announces Partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)

Partnership to Encourage Small Businesses to Get Online and Kickstart America with a .US Domain Name

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Neustar’s Proposal for New gTLD Collision Risk Mitigation

Neustar has a vested interest in ensuring that the domain name system is as secure and stable as possible. We have been operating top level domains (TLDs) for more than a decade, and we intend to provide the same level of service as the back-end registry provider for more than 350 applicants for the new […]

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ICANN Reveal Day news roundup by Neustar

ICANN Reveals TLD Applicants

This morning ICANN announced which applicants threw their names in the hat for gTLDs. Given the breadth of news on the topic, I thought I’d round up some of the stories that caught my eye today. ICANN Reveal Day: Who Applied for What [dotYOU] – Our friends at dotYOU did a great job of crunching […]

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