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gTLDs: Rebellion at the Dotcom Kingdom

Written on
February 3rd 2014
Author
Naseem Javed

ADOTAS – Since the invention of the Internet, suddenly the word ‘dot com’ became the single most powerful word of the century. It has been relentlessly promoted by hundreds of millions of businesses worldwide as their most cherished dotcom web address. It has been typed, uttered and chatted hundreds of ... more...

ICANN Shuts Down Domain Registry Allegedly Run by ‘Spam King’

Written on
November 25th 2013
Author
Mike Daly

ADOTAS – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has shut down the domain registry business of Dynamic Dolphin, citing its “failure to disclose that Scott Richter was the CEO, director, and Secretary of the registrar since 2012″ and “the registrar’s failure to disclose Scott Richter’s felony conviction.” According ... more...

Global Name Branding Challenges & the New Digital Age

Written on
May 30th 2013
Author
Naseem Javed

ADOTAS — Naming rules originated from common sense, transformed into common laws, and later created the trademark philosophy to govern “naming” as a prime and civil component of businesses across the globe.  This centuries-old thinking is almost like what electricity is to the Internet. Basically without the core component they ... more...

Blogshare: The Great Internet Land Rush

Written on
May 28th 2013
Author
Adotas

ADOTAS (via DomainSkate) — With the acquisition of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the US doubled in size. Lewis and Clark, led by their guide Sacagawea, struck out on an expedition to map this new, great-unknown area. Two hundred and ten years later, the Internet is on the cusp of a ... more...

Top Six gTLD Questions for Brands

Written on
May 28th 2013
Author
Wolfe Domain

ADOTAS – With the first wave of generic top level domains (gTLDs) set to launch this summer, followed by a wave of brand-controlled domains in the fourth quarter of 2013 and into 2014, the new Internet is upon us. Jennifer Wolfe, president of Wolfe Domain, the leading gTLD digital brand ... more...

Brands & the Next Internet Wave: What You Need To Know

Written on
May 21st 2013
Author
David Mitnick

ADOTAS – For brand managers and marketers, the Internet has presented a rapid series of opportunities and challenges. First came the growth of websites, which took consumer attention from traditional media and eventually attracted an increasing percentage of media budgets. Next came a tidal wave of social media outlets like ... more...

Geographical Name Branding: Dot Patagonia? Dot Amazon?

Written on
April 25th 2013
Author
Naseem Javed

ADOTAS – When names are borrowed from the Atlas, things happen. Use of Geographic names have always caused some problems for two reasons; one they are in public domain so anyone can use and two they suggest that business is confined to just that geographic area. Like Paris Bakery, Waterloo ... more...

gTLDs and the Next Agency Boom

Written on
March 21st 2013
Author
Naseem Javed

ADOTAS – Despite all the opposition against ICANN from ad agencies of the world, some 1,000 top-level domain name gTLDs are queued to be released in next 100 days. There are highly distinct roles for enlightened ad agencies to engage right away. The advertising services are increasing losing ground and ... more...

Bookworms Attack Dot Book: ICANN & the Generic Name Dilemma

Written on
March 11th 2013
Author
Naseem Javed

The sleepy corporate world is now discovering that the wide-awake generic top-level domain name holder is now poised to play the upper hands in the global cyber name branding warfare. They are right, as the winners and losers of the global name games will now line up in their respective ... more...

Do Not Enter: Closed gTLD Area

Written on
March 4th 2013
Author
Naseem Javed

Definitions: Open gTLD is like dot com that anyone can buy and freely use. Closed gTLD is for example dot rice where the owners may decide if and how they are sold on the market or may use strictly for their own corporate use to corner the web traffic. After ... more...