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New .sucks Domain Stirs Up Storm over Free Speech

Yahoo News:  “The new Internet domain .sucks has stirred up a firestorm over free online speech and the potential for extortion against companies and individuals. . . . What has fueled concerns is that the domain registrar, a Canadian-based company called Vox Populi, is charging $2,500 for the website names — far more than a typical website registration of $10 to $25 — before the names are opened to the public on June 1.”

See also “Internet watchdog to crack down on firm using ‘.sucks’ domain names alongside celebrities and big brands in money-making ‘shakedown’,” which says “The US body that regulates Internet addresses is looking to crack down on a Canadian company using the new ‘.sucks’ domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities such as Kevin Spacey and companies looking to protect their reputations.  So far, purchased names include Youtube.sucks, Bing.sucks, Visa.sucks, Bankofamerica.sucks, Yahoo.sucks, Telusmobility.sucks and other major brand names.”

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ICANN’s List of Top Level Domains

See the very long list of top level domains maintained by ICANN.  The list is updated regularly.

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April 4, 2015 Top Level Domain Stats

Contracting Overview Chart

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Tracking the Future of the New gTLD Program

ICANN’s Blog:  “The New gTLD Program, one of the most important developments in the Internet space in recent years, continues to gain momentum: over 400 new gTLDs have been introduced so far, and still counting. The Program represents significant work by the ICANN community, and we continue to hear from more people interested in learning about these opportunities and how to participate.”

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New Generic Top Level Domains

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ICANN Explains New Top Level Domains