Archive for May, 2012


DotSUCKS (.sucks) to be a new .gTLD?

Posted May 31st, 2012

From The Domains

Momentous Corp, Owner Of Applies For New gTLDs: .Sucks, .Design, .Style, .RIP

DotSUCKS (.sucks)

Operated by Vox Populi Registry

In a free and open internet, DotSUCKS is a new domain space intended to provide a medium for sharing opinions and encouraging debate. DotSUCKS is available and applicable for personal, organizational and community use.

“DotSUCKS may be the most ambitious application,” says Hall. “When we consider product reviews, online dialog rarely satisfies the consumer who wants to be heard or the companies who are anxious to respond. The mission of DotSUCKS is to create a new space on the web that will give voice to consumers and create the opportunity for closer contact between companies their customers.”

Under the terms of the new Generic Top Level Domain program being managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, all applications for new domain extensions had to be filed by May 30th, 2012. A full list of the names being sought after is expected to be release by the organization shortly thereafter. It is estimated that upwards of 1,900 applications for new domain name extensions have been filed.

See the full skinny HERE.

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Glitch Update: Last Chance To Compete New gTLD Apps. TAS Closes 5/30

Posted May 30th, 2012


As of today, over 500 applications remain incomplete in TAS – either a complete application has not been submitted, and/or the full fee has not been paid. If you have not completed your application, we urge you to do so in TAS as quickly as possible.

If you are experiencing difficulties in submitting your application, please contact the Customer Service Center for assistance at

ICANN has established the following target dates for the New Generic Top-level Domain program. More information on plans for the announcement of applied-for domain names will be provided soon.

We appreciate the patience and understanding applicants have shown throughout the application process.

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Report: No Deal After Samsung, Apple Patent Talks

Posted May 24th, 2012

From PC Mag


Not surprisingly, settlement talks between Apple and Samsung over their patent dispute have reportedly not resulted in any agreement.

Instead, both sides are back in court arguing over proposed sanctions.

According to a report from The Korea Times, Apple’s Tim Cook and Samsung’s Choi Gee-Sung failed to agree on a settlement that would have ended the companies’ year-long patent fight.

According to court documents, the executives and their legal teams met in a San Francisco courtroom for nine hours on Monday and seven hours on Tuesday. Samsung and Apple have not yet filed documents about what was discussed.

See the full skinny HERE.

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The Pirate Bay Must Be Blocked by UK ISPs, Court Rules

Posted May 1st, 2012

From BBC News

File-sharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK internet service providers, the High Court has ruled.

The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site.

“Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists,” the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said.

A sixth ISP, BT, requested “a few more weeks” to consider their position on blocking the site.

BPI’s chief executive Geoff Taylor said: “The High Court has confirmed that The Pirate Bay infringes copyright on a massive scale.

“Its operators line their pockets by commercially exploiting music and other creative works without paying a penny to the people who created them.

“This is wrong – musicians, sound engineers and video editors deserve to be paid for their work just like everyone else.”

See the full skinny HERE.

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