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New gTLDs by Australian Companies

Here is my list of new gTLDs applied for by Australian companies, Universities and governments.  There were a number of Victorian Universities who applied, plus the NSW Government and the Victorian Government.  Commonwealth Bank made three applications, as did iSelect.  A number will be contested (as marked in bold) below.

AFLAMPANZAUSPOSTBESTBONDBOOKCANCERRESEARCHCBACEOCOMMBANKNETBANKCOURSESFILMGLOBALXIINETKREDLATROBECOMPARESELECTISELECTCPAMELBOURNEMONASHNABUBANKPHYSIORMITSALONSBSTABTENNISSEEKSELECTSEVENSTUDYSYDNEYWEBJETWOODSIDEYELLOWPAGES There are a number of multiple applications for the one gTLD, such as ART, AUCTION, BOOK, BET, BABY, HOTEL, HOT, GROUP, GREEN, GAME, CLOUD, CLUB, AUDIO, AUTO, SECURITY, FREE, RIP, MOBILE, MUSIC, NEWS, NOW, ONLINE, PIZZA, PLAY, POKER, PROPERTY, RACING, RADIO, RESTAURANT, RUGBY, SALE, SCHOOL, SEARCH, SHOP, SITE, VIP and SUCKS.  There was one PORN application and two SEX applications (and one SEXY application).

There were two applications from New Zeal…

Reveal Day

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Tomorrow is gTLD Reveal Day

It is anticipated that 1,900 applications have been made for new gTLDs.  Information will be posted here tomorrow.
For background about the gTLD process and new gTLDs, see: B and T; and Mallesons.
What should you know for Reveal Day.  See "10 things" article. 
See also ICANN and here and WIPO LRO page.

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Kim Dotcom on the offensive

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10809796


Papers state the FBI allegations "turn a blind eye to laws ... that provide a safe harbour" for businesses which work to remove any material which infringes copyright. It stated there was no law which allowed cloud storage companies to face criminal charges over the actions of users.

Does MegaUpload have a DMCA defence?