Italian bank is the latest dot-brand to go bust

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    Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Italy’s sixth-largest bank, has become the latest new gTLD owner to tell ICANN it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand.

    It’s the 47th new gTLD to request termination of its registry contract. The affected TLD is .bnl.

    ICANN has already decided not to transition the contract to a new owner, as usual.

    Also as usual, the gTLD has never been used above and beyond the obligatory nic. site.

    What makes this termination somewhat noteworthy is that BNL is a subsidiary of French bank BNP Paribas, which is one of the most enthusiastic dot-brand owners out there.

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