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Just blogged: Microsoft, Yahoo and others involved in new dot-brand gTLD group #icann #newgtlds #gtld

Microsoft, Yahoo and others involved in new dot-brand gTLD group Kevin Murphy , June 28, 2012, 20:01:03 (UTC), Domain Registries HSBC, Microsoft, Yahoo and jewelry maker Richemont have told ICANN they plan to form a new GNSO stakeholder group just for single-registrant gTLD registries. The group would comprise dot-brand registries and — potentially — other types of single-user gTLD manager. A letter (pdf ) to ICANN chair Steve Crocker, signed by executives from the four companies, reads in part: As a completely new type of contracted party, we do not have a home to represent our unique community. In addition, the existence of conflicts with other contracted parties makes it challenging for us to reside within their stakeholder group. Combined, the companies have applied for about 30 single-registrant gTLDs, mostly corresponding to brands. Richemont, which is applying for d...

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