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May 28, 2018 03:19

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Catalonia : Dot .CAT domain foundation issues statement on Spanish police raid

Fundació puntCAT, the dot .CAT domain registry, has just issued a statement on today’s arrest of its director, Pep Masoliver, by the Spanish police: The Fundació puntCAT wants to express its utmost condemnation, indignation and reprobation for the actions that it has been suffering lately with successive judicial mandates, searches and finally the arrest of […]

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puntCAT head of IT charged with “sedition”

Catalan gTLD registry puntCAT has confirmed that its head of IT, Pep Masoliver, has been arrested as part of a Spanish government crackdown on pushes for independence. He’s been charged with “sedition” and is still in police custody this evening, a company spokesperson told DI. His arrest coincided with the military police raid of puntCAT’s […]

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Spanish police raid .Cat domain name registry offices

Raid is part of crackdown on Catalonia independence referendum. As reported on DomainIncite and InternetNews.me overnight U.S. time, Spanish police have raided the offices of Fundació puntCAT, the registry operator for the .cat domain name. .Cat is a domain name for the Catalonia region and people that speak Catalan. Spanish authorities asked the registry to […]

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Spanish cops raid .cat registry offices in referendum censorship row

Spanish police this morning raided the offices of .cat gTLD registry Fundació puntCAT, just days after demanding the company shut down any domains referring to a forthcoming referendum. There are reports, unconfirmed by puntCAT at this time, that head of IT Pep Masoliver has been arrested in connection with the incident. On Twitter, puntCAT said […]

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URS arrives in three legacy gTLDs

The legacy gTLDs .cat, .pro and .travel will all be subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy from now on. Earlier this week, ICANN approved the new Registry Agreements, which are based on the new gTLD RA and include URS, for all three. URS is an anti-cybersquatting policy similar to UDRP. It’s faster and cheaper […]

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URS fight brewing at ICANN 53

Should the Uniform Rapid Suspension process spread from new gTLDs to incumbent gTLDs, possibly including .com? That’s been the subject of some strong disagreements during the opening weekend of ICANN 53, which formally kicks off in Buenos Aires today. During sessions of the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the ICANN board and staff, ICANN was […]

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Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs. Both gTLD Registry Agreements expire this year. Proposed replacement contracts, based heavily on the base New gTLD Registry Agreement, have been published by ICANN for public […]

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