Why Aren’t Americans Ready to Go .GLOBAL?

Americans aren't keen to venture out of familiar .com territory. A recent study found that U.S. marketing professionals are the least aware and accepting of the new generic top-level domains that started rolling out this year.

Senator Blasts .Sucks as a Generic Top-Level Domain

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) thinks .sucks, one of hundreds of new generic top-level domains being considered for the Internet by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, should not be approved because it will undermine the credibility of Icann's gTLD expansion.

Icann: Brands Are at Risk of Domain Abuse With New Top Level Domains

Try to follow this. Icann, the international organization that has begun to roll out hundreds of new generic top level domains over the objections of brands worried about domain abuse, is now warning brands that they are at risk of domain abuse.

The First New 7 Top-Level Domains Go Live Today

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Brands Facing Dot-Com Domain Identity Crisis

Companies looking to protect their brand identity on the Internet from phishers and cybersquatters will soon be faced with a dot-com identity crisis.

Fast Chat: Donuts Inc. Co-Founder Jon Nevett

Among the list of 1,930 new top-level domain names requested, some of the generic extensions were already causing a stir, like .sucks and .wtf. These are just two of 307 applied for by a company that has the whimsical name of Donuts, Inc.