13 Nov '13, 6pm

ICANN cautions about new TLD pre-registrations

ICANN weighs in on pre-registrations for new top level domain names. With more and more domain name registrars offering some sort of pre-registration or pre-reservation service for new top level domain names, ICANN has published a word of caution. Cyrus Namazi, Vice President of DNS Industry Engagement for ICANN, published a blog post today titled “Pre-Reserve a Domain Name, or Not? ICANN Answers the Question .” Namazi warns against services that “guarantee” they’ll get the domain name for you: As responsible Registrars are advising, successful pre-registration of a domain cannot be guaranteed. ICANN seconds that advice, cautioning that registrants should be wary of anyone who claims to be able to guarantee a domain registration on a new gTLD. There are several situations that can impact the availability of a domain name and some domain names may never be available for pur...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2013/11/13/icann-cautions-about...

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