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With Sunset for .XXX Sunrise B Blocks Fast Approaching, ICM Registry Expands Brand Protection Options

GoDaddy Registry News

2021 is the ten-year anniversary of the launch of the .XXX top-level domain (TLD) by ICM Registry; it’s also the year that the groundbreaking blocking product called Sunrise B migrates over to the upgraded AdultBlock product.

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It’s Time for ICANN to Release a Preliminary Applicant Guidebook

Tony Kirsch, Head of Professional Services, GoDaddy Registry

Tony gives an overview of the key points discussed during the BRG panel held at the recent ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum.

ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum: Review

Donna Austin, Head of Registry Policy, GoDaddy Registry

Following the recent ICANN71 Virtual Policy Forum, Donna Austin digests some of the main topics covered and what the impact of these discussions mean to the wider ICANN community.

GoDaddy Registry Agrees to Acquire .Club, .Design and Minds + Machines TLDs

GoDaddy Registry News,

GoDaddy Registry, one of the world’s largest domain registry providers, today announced that it is acquiring the .club and .design domain extensions, as well as 28 domain extensions (and certain other business assets) owned and operated by Minds + Machines Group Limited (MMX).

GoDaddy Registry Wins “Best of” Summit International Marketing Award for Global .CO Campaign

James Brown, Global Brand Marketing & Communications

GoDaddy Registry has been recognized in the 2020 Summit International Marketing Awards, receiving the ‘Best of category’ prize in the Marketing Effectiveness Award for an integrated marketing campaign it ran in support of Global Entrepreneurship Week and the .CO top-level domain.

New gTLD Round 2 Update – Where are we really at?

Tony Kirsch, Head of Professional Services, GoDaddy Registry

ICANN’s New gTLD Program yielded almost 2000 applications and changed the internet forever. Many have been waiting for the next round and recent progress from the community has this moving closer to being a reality.

New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group delivered its Final Report. Finally.

By Donna Austin, Head of Registry Policy, GoDaddy Registry

Almost five years from the day the GNSO Council adopted a resolution to commence a Policy Development Process (PDP) on introducing the next round for new gTLDs, the New gTLD Subsequent Procedures PDP Working Group (WG) delivered its Final Report to the GNSO Council for consideration.

Hello, from GoDaddy

By Nicolai Bezsonoff, VP GoDaddy Registry

At GoDaddy, our team is building a platform for future innovation and growth: one that will empower people to bring their ideas to life online with more choice and value in digital naming options.