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Three more new gTLDs blink out of existence

Kevin Murphy, December 8, 2020, 16:30:42 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Another new gTLD registry operator, representing three dot-brands, has told ICANN that they want their contracts scrapped.

The registry is CNH Industrial, and the gTLDs are .case, .caseih and .newholland.

To be honest, if you’d asked me yesterday whether these TLDs existed or not, I would have guessed not.

But CNH is a pretty big deal — a New York-listed multinational maker of construction and agricultural equipment and vehicles with over $28 billion in revenue last year. Case and New Holland are two of its brands.

The brands do not appear to have been discontinued, so this seems to be a typical case of company simply deciding against using its TLDs, which it probably shouldn’t have applied for in the first place.

None of them has any domains beyond the mandatory nic.example site.

Interestingly, it has a fourth dot-brand, .iveco, representing a vehicle brand, that so far it does not seem to have terminated, judging by ICANN records. But that’s not in use either.

The terminations bring the total dead dot-brands to 85, 16 of which died this year.

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Comments (3)

  1. I thought nic sites were mandatory. I wonder what the requirements are for cctld.

    I find it suspicious that nic.vc forwards to park.io

    It’s clear park.io has a lot of involvement in a few of these. And the recent pump of .gg and .vc, in particular, draw even more questions.

    Maybe I’m missing something, but is the .vc registry connected to .io, or are there special ‘promotional deals’ happening?

    Honestly, and probably obviously, I think .vc has been a pump and dump marketing scheme perperated by some domainers with connections to park .io.

  2. John Berryhill says:

    It’s okay. The entire internet is migrating to .frogans any day now.

  3. Rob Golding says:

    The ?.TLD url for the relevant registry doesn’t have a standard as such

    The generic whois.nic.newgTLD is something tacked on at the end in response to numerous registrars pushing the registries/operators with a variation of
    “OMG for the love of $deity set a #£!*%$! standard, stick to it and keep your IANA data updated or we’re going to blackhole your tld off the planet you numpties”

    People “owning” nic.ccTLD for the isn’t uncommon though, so they’re “entitled” to use their domain how they like, but not having a link/text to the registry (afilias in the case of .VC) is a bit naff IMHO

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