Dot-bust? The rise and fall of dot-brand domain names

As a small (but growing) number of companies terminate their dot-brand registrations, it’s fair to ask if dot-brands are a dot-bust. It’s starting to appear that way. Though the fault lies less with the domains themselves than with the companies …

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The tragic irony of Amazon vs. Amazon

Imagine if a Brazilian technology company created an online store called Appalachia. And, over the years, Appalachia.com grew to become a global giant, so much so that the company pursued exclusive ownership of the top-level domain Appalachia. So not only …

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Canon launches .canon along with improved global web design

Canon recently launched its generic top-level domain (gTLD) .canon at http://global.canon. In doing so, the company plans to migrate away from canon.com to .canon, presumably with different divisions and/or geographies occupying subdomains. The company writes: Until now, the URL we used for …

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Now you can register the Korean equivalent of .com: 닷컴

Earlier this year Verisign, the registry that manages the .com and .net domains, began rolling out the localized Japanese equivalent of .com: .コム. Today, Verisign adds another language to the mix, with the rollout of the Korean versions of both .com (.닷컴 …

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