Two large companies ditch their dot-brands.
Chip company Intel and insurance giant Metlife have canceled their dot-brand top level domain names.
The two companies notified ICANN about their decisions last month, and ICANN published preliminary determinations not to transition the domains this week.
Intel originally applied for .intel and .powerbook. It withdrew the .powerbook application, but .intel proceeded to delegation. The company created a handful of second level domains including software.intel, ark.intel, and jobs.intel but only forwarded the domains to pages on Intel.com.
Metlife does not appear to have actively used .metlife.
Last week, ICANN published a termination notice from Special Broadcasting Service Corporation for .sbs.