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October 16, 2018 01:16

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ICANN punts o.com auction to US watchdogs

Verisign’s proposed auction of the domain o.com might have a negative effect on competition and has been referred to US regulators. That’s according to ICANN’s response to the .com registry’s request to release the domain, which is among the 23 single-letter domains currently reserved under the terms of its contract. ICANN has determined that the […]

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8 Clever Ways Your Business Should Be Using Live Streaming Right Now; DJ Khaled And The FTC’s Snapchat Problem

Flesh-eating cannibal spiders are headed for the UK and will soon be invading; Why Salespeople Need to Learn to be Better Copywriters (Or Else and Why IBM Is Hiring Screenwriters); How the startup economy is replacing the traditional resume;  5 Ways to Bring Your Marketing and Sales Teams Closer Together; Facebook lets retailers offer coupons […]

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2015 Markets: Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide; Climate Chaos Coming EVERYWHERE 2016

Yelp’s CEO is convinced Google has ‘lost its mind’ and is engaged in ‘cloak and dagger’ stuff; Facebook Responds On Free Basics, With A Challenge To A Duel; EL-ERIAN: Saying stocks had ‘their worst year since 2008’ only tells a tiny part of the story; Native Advertising: Announcing New FTC Guidelines; People Woke Up And […]

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Canada shrugs over .sucks

The Canadian trade regulator has sent ICANN a big old “Whatever” in response to queries about the legalities of .sucks. The response, sent by Industry Canada’s deputy minister John Knubley yesterday, basically says if the intellectual property lobby doesn’t like .sucks it can always take its complaints to the courts. Other than opening and closing […]

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FTC to ICANN on .Sucks: Yeah, we told you this would happen

FTC wants ICANN to address overarching issues with new TLDs rather than one-off cases. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN’s request that it investigate the practices of top level domain name registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name. I’d summarize its response as: “yeah, we told you this […]

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FTC slams new gTLDs but waffles over .sucks legality

The US Federal Trade Commission has made some strong criticisms of the new gTLD program but has refused to answer the question of whether .sucks is behaving illegally. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), FTC chair Edith Ramirez took the opportunity to ask for a bunch of changes to the program. But she declined […]

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ICANN in “fact-finding” mode over potential .sucks breach

ICANN is playing its cards close to its chest when pressed on what it thinks Vox Populi may have done wrong with its .sucks launch pricing and policies. The organization told DI in a statement that it is currently “fact-finding”, and will not speculate on what parts of the Registry Agreement may have been breached. […]

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BREAKING: ICANN reports .sucks to the FTC over “predatory” pricing

ICANN has referred .sucks registry Vox Populi to the US Federal Trade Commission over concerns from intellectual property owners that its pricing is “predatory”. The organization has asked the FTC and the Canadian Office of Consumer Affairs to determine whether Vox Pop is breaking any laws. It asks both agencies to “consider assessing and determining […]

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The FTC issues hefty fine to the manager of 18 dating sites for ‘fake profiles’

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a fine to the British dating services company JDI Dating,  for using computer generated user profiles, referred to as “virtual cupids”. These fake profiles were used as a bait, tricking users into upgrading their own accounts to paid memberships. Upon creating their profile, the users would receive messages from […]

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Crocker to speak at second gTLD collisions summit

ICANN chair Steve Crocker is among a packed line-up of speakers for an event on Tuesday that will address the potential security risks of name collisions in the new gTLD program. It’s the second TLD Security Forum, which are organized by new gTLD applicants unhappy with ICANN’s proposal to delay hundreds of “uncalculated risk” applied-for […]

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