This week, ICANN is meeting in Durban, South Africa, to discuss, among other things, the expansion of new global top-level domain (TLD) names.

Among the names in question is .kosher, which opens a small window into the potential problems that can arise with allowing meaningful words to be domain suffixes.

A group calling itself Kosher Marketing Assets LLC had been the sole applicant for the TLD, and in its application it aims to “promote awareness of the TLD through press releases and direct communications with customers of OK Kosher Certification.” But now, according to a new report by Bloomberg, five rival kosher certifying organizations and companies have banded together to halt Kosher Market Assets LLC and its parent company OK Kosher.     

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