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22 Apr 2019
Last November I wrote a post observing that with .DOHA and .ZIPPO handing back the keys, the count of abandonded TLDs had reached 45, and I wondered how much other destroyed value was hiding in new TLDs.
Now I am pleased (if that is the right word) to welcome .HONEYWELL, an American engineering company and .BNL, an Italian bank, to the TLD boneyard bringing the count to 47. At this rate we'll see six more this year. See the ICANN web page for details.
Again, I can't feel too sorry for the big companies that wasted their money, but it's two more TLDs that won't be paying fees to ICANN, and two more reasons that it's nuts to be talking about another TLD round.
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