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Dot What? Ohhh, it's ON Now!!!

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by SayWhat?, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/boosters_bits/2012/06/dish-network-lays-claim-to.html

    'dems fightin' words! :D
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    Hahahahahahah love it
     
  3. Darcaine

    Darcaine Legend

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    They applied, but it doesn't mean they will get them. They have to negotiate with whomever else applies for the same TLD, and if no agreements can be reached, the TLD goes up for auction.

    Look how many TLDs Amazon and Google are in competition for.
     
  4. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

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    Didn't I hear it's $125,000 to bid and it costs $25,000 per year per address? - keeps the mom & pop stuff outside.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't it true that ICANN can decide that the gTLD should not be awarded to anyone and simply not award it?
     
  6. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    $185,000

    If no one else made a request, the domain should be approved. There appears to be a challenge underway though according to this article: http://www.redriverradio.org/post/icanns-call-new-domain-names-brings-criticism-and-357-million.

    Anybody know who Daniel Schindler of Half Trail, LLC is and why he would request .direct? Would he be able to outlast Dish?
     
  7. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/485891-Media_Companies_Attempt_to_Master_New_Domains.php

    Maybe they can decline a request if there's a trademark issue, but is either .direct or .dtv a valid trademark?
     
  8. PokerJoker

    PokerJoker Godfather

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    Daniel Schindler is with Donuts.co, which has applied for hundreds of the new TLDs, using hundreds of different LLCs to do it.

    WSJ had an article about him today or yesterday. The company is VC-funded and has something like $6 mil into this so far.

    Keith
     
  9. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Given that DTV is the stock symbol for DIRECTV there may be cause to reject the application. I am not certain of the mechanism but it is possible.
     
  10. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    If DirecTV can latch onto a generic term to make people think of their company, why can't Dish also use it in areas not related to stocks?

    DTV = digital television
     
  11. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    .direct without the v isn't DirecTV. It could be mattress.direct or droid.direct. A good TLD for any direct marketing company. DirecTV should not get to own .direct arbitrarily.

    The subdomains that DISH does not want to use for themselves (dish.direct would be a good in house domain) they could sell to others and make some money.

    .dtv could be digital television, it does not have to be a stock symbol. We tend to think of the satellite companies first. I'll admit that there are not a lot of alternative users for "DTV" with DirecTV and digital TV being the highest hits when searching for those three letters.
     
  12. Justin23

    Justin23 Hall Of Fame

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    And .dish could be for a housewares company, right?
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If you will remember - each the new domain would cost $185K ...
     

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