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ICANN loses another dot-brand, this one in use

Kevin Murphy, December 20, 2022, Domain Registries

Linde, a German chemicals company, has asked ICANN to terminate its gTLD registry contract.

Unusually, the dot-brand was actually in use, with many .linde domains still in its zone file, many of which were indexed by search engines.

It seems the company was using two-letter country-specific domains such as and feature-oriented names such as to redirect to pages on or even the godawful

But whatever Linde was trying, it didn’t live up to expectations, so .linde is set to be added to the funeral pyre of 100+ dead dot-brands.