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April 24, 2019 08:28

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Another failing gTLD not paying its “onerous” dues

ICANN has sent out its first public contract breach notice of the year, and it’s going to another new gTLD registry that’s allegedly not paying its fees. The dishonor goes to Who’s Who Registry, manager of the spectacularly failing gTLD .whoswho. According to ICANN, the registry hasn’t paid its registry fees for several months and […]

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.tel’s second-biggest registrar gets canned

A Chinese registrar that focused exclusively on selling .tel domain names has been shut down by ICANN. Tong Ji Ming Lian (Beijing) Technology Corporation Ltd, which did business as Trename, had its registrar contract terminated last week. ICANN claims the company had failed to pay its accreditation fees and failed to escrow its registration data. […]

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CentralNic now managing failing .fan and .fans

CentralNic appears to be acting as a caretaker for the failing new gTLDs .fan and .fans. IANA records show that a company lawyer took over as administrative contact for the pair late last week. Asiamix Digital, the original registry, is still listed as the sponsor for both, and its ICANN registry agreement does not appear […]

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$55 billion bank not paying its $6,250 ICANN fees

Kuwait Finance House has become the latest new gTLD registry to get slapped with an ICANN breach notice for not paying its quarterly fees. The company is a 40-year-old, Sharia-compliant Kuwaiti bank managing assets of $55.52 billion, according to Wikipedia. It has annual revenue in excess of $700 million. But apparently it has not paid […]

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I just bought a new gTLD registry’s domain for $10

Are .fan and .fans the latest new gTLDs to go out of business? It certainly looks that way. ICANN has hit the registry with a breach notice for unpaid dues and stripped it of its registrar accreditation. In addition, its web sites no longer appear functional and I’ve just bought its official IANA-listed domain name […]

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.feedback threatens to shut off MarkMonitor

Top Level Spectrum, the controversial .feedback gTLD registry, has threatened to de-accredit MarkMonitor unless it apologizes for “breaching” its registrar contract. The move is evidently retaliation for the MarkMonitor-coordinated complaint about .feedback’s launch policies, which last month led to TLS being found in breach of its own ICANN contract. De-accreditation would mean MarkMonitor would not […]

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.feedback gTLD in breach of contract after big brand “fraud” claims

ICANN has slapped .feedback operator Top Level Spectrum with a contract breach notice after a huge complaint about alleged fraud filed by a gang of big brands. The company becomes the third new gTLD to be hit by a breach notice, and the first to receive one as a result of losing a Public Interest […]

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ICANN slaps first deadbeat dot-brand with breach notice

The world’s third-largest mobile phone company, worth some $14 billion a year, is the first new gTLD registry operator to refuse to pay ICANN fees. That’s according to ICANN’s compliance department, which last night slapped Bharti Airtel with the new gTLD program’s first public contract breach notices. The notices, which apply to .bharti and .airtel, […]

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Two legit registrars held to account for lack of abuse tracking

ICANN Compliance’s campaign against registrars that fail to respond to abuse reports continued last week, with two registrars hit with breach notices. The registrars in question are Above.com and Astutium, neither of which one would instinctively bundle in to the “rogue registrar” category. Both companies have been told they’ve breached section 3.18.1 of their Registrar […]

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