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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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Inaugural .US Road Race Promotes Running and the American TLD

On November 17th Neustar sponsored the season-capping 12k 2013 .US National Road Racing Championships as part of the USA Track & Field Running Circuit (USARC). “The tradition of USA Track & Field that represents not only national pride, but also athletic excellence and competitiveness, and is something we want to associate our brand with,” said […]

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Neustar Analysis Shows ICANN Study Overstates Risk of Harmful Domain-Name Collision

As we blogged about recently, Neustar is committed to ensuring that the domain name system is secure and stable and has been operating top-level domains (TLDs) for over a decade. Tuesday, Neustar submitted comments to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in response to ICANN’s proposal to delay the launch of hundreds […]

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Clearing Up the Logjam: Time for ICANN to Drop Request for a Unilateral Right to Amend the Agreements

A very rare thing happened in the GNSO Council meeting this week—the ICANN community spoke with one voice.  Registries, registrars, non-commercial interests, new TLD applicants, IP owners and businesses unanimously and unambiguously agreed that giving ICANN a “unilateral right to amend” the registry and registrar agreements is not compatible with ICANN’s bottom-up processes and poses […]

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ICANN Reveal Day; Password Leaks; Disruptive Innovation

Here’s our roundup of the headlines that got our attention this week–from both inside Neustar and out. ICANN Reveals TLD Applicants [various]  – ICANN announced the TLD applicants this week and we collected the news that caught our eyes this week. LinkedIn, eHarmony, Last.fm Hacks Highlight Bad Passwords [Washington Post] – We all changed our […]

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Neustar Wins Awards; Number Portability and VOIP; IPv6 Day

Here’s our roundup of the headlines that got our attention this week–from both inside Neustar and out. Neustar Wins Awards! – Congratulations to CFO Paul Lalljie for winning the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Public Company CFO of the Year. We are also proud to be included as one of 24 businesses singled out as market […]

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