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back to article Here they come: Dot-word warehouse Donuts to launch new top-level domains this week

Upstart domain registry Donuts has announced that its first seven new global top-level domains (gTLDs) will be made available to the public on Wednesday, with more to come throughout the year. "This is a unique opportunity for businesses, brands, organizations, and individuals to find an online identity that speaks precisely to …

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Cost push inflation, anyone?

So thingywhatsit.com would need to start trafficking cocaine to afford to protect its brand across every dotting word Donuts can think of.

As a consumer and ultimately the person paying for all this extravagance, I'd like to say "No, thank you"

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Who got the back handers and brown envelopes for Donut to emerge from nowhere?

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Fucking racket, end-to-end

This is what happens when marketeers get their fingers into what was previously a workable decent system. Viz patents.

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Beyond hope...

The DNS is broken. It still does some Ds and Ns, but there is no longer any System in it.

What alternatives do we have?

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Re: Beyond hope...

Admins of the world: whitelist the real TLDs and block the rest.

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Re: Beyond hope...

You took the words right out of my head, man.

Perhaps the opening phrase of El Reg's headline should've been Time To Update Your Spam Filters:.

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Re: Beyond hope...

There's a system to it, and it's the simplest system in the world. You give me enough money, and I'll give you whatever you want.

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Finally...

Dillon/Edwards Investments can register www.clownpenis.fart

The promise of the Internet is now fully realized.

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I can imagine ....

"... with "premium" names commanding higher rates."

Like photoshop.graphics, canon.camera and of course, StephenFry.guru

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"Upstart domain registrar Donuts"

I think you misspelled "registry".

Actually, I think you misspelled "racketeer".

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...and doughnuts.

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I hereby call dibs on the registration of "butt" for each one of those TLDs.

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This is just a mess ...

.biz and .info didn't do so well, why does anyone think all this other crap will? Oh, wait, I assume anyone's interested in functionality and not the next nest- feathering, sorry.

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Tackle Donuts with Cease and Desist letter.

This is a prime example of an ICANN endorsed "Racket" (1).

Donuts is a USA based firm; and they must function within the confines of US Law, which they know, but retain as an unspoken fact, to daze & confuse the public; and hapless brand owners.

Have a USPTO Trademark? Simply demand they remove your branded word, or sue them along with ICANN, who profit from each domain name Registered behind ~ dot.Racketeering !

If you ONLY own a domain name with .COM / .NET / .ORG you {{ maybe }} able to eliminate the infringement based under the US Law of "interstate commerce" 15 U.S. CODE § 1214 ~ as they're deriving revenue from Your branded name in Washington States; and or California, or both.

{{ confirm location of legal Head office, to establish accurate Jurisdiction & Venue of Donuts }}

Where from your US Based Domain Name, IF and it's a BIG IF, you meet some basic criteria, from the Virginia based TLD's by / under / through "Interstate Commerce" combined with the legal concept of "first in use" plus "continuous and systematic contact with the forum State" you maybe able to nail them too.

There's a few little subtitles to study and address; but above is a modest study foundation for combatting ICANN's Ilk. Further study materials are at ICANN.org / newgtlds.icann.org / gnso.icann.org and a myriad other Sub Domain's under ICANN.

On other point too! "New gTLDs" are an ICANN mandate, written into their MoU, November 1998, from the NTIA, under the authority of the Commerce Department, so here also, one has "grounds" in the United States.

By point of fact, above is NOT LEGAL ADVISE .... it's a starting point, for the initiated to gain more knowledge; and start a battle against them. For proper information go to Cornell University at ... http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/15 ... it's a great resource to study from.

Cheers, Graham.

(1) "A racket is a service that is fraudulently offered to solve a problem, such as for a problem that does not actually exist, will not be affected, or would not otherwise exist. Particularly, the potential problem may be caused by the same party that offers to solve it, although that fact may be concealed, with the specific intent to engender continual patronage for this party."

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I heard Icahn has reserved the .cockmonster gtld in order to protect his legacy.

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1st wave .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GURU, .HOLDINGS, .PLUMBING, .SINGLES, and .VENTURES

2nd wave .CAMERA, .EQUIPMENT, .ESTATE, .GALLERY, .GRAPHICS, .LIGHTING and .PHOTOGRAPHY.

Seems like this might be an interesting summary of the most profitable online businesses? Behind the other one, of course, but I wouldn't know anything about that.

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.wankers

That is all.

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Re: .wankers

Quite. Have a +1.

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Where's the .porn domain? Seems like that would be the first one out the door considering the money made in that market.

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I'm assuming that it's been skipped to avoid an uproar from the kind of people who think it might encourage people to put dirty pictures on the internet.

God forbid.

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