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October 14, 2019 10:23

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EFF becomes second to appeal new .org contract

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has appealed ICANN’s decision to add stronger trademark protection rules to .org. The civil liberties organization has filed a Request for Reconsideration with ICANN, saying that the new .org contract should not oblige Public Interest Registry to implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy. URS is a swifter, cheaper version of the […]

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Will ICANN take a bigger slice of the .com pie, or will .domainers get URS?

Will ICANN try to get its paws on some of Verisign’s .com windfall? Or might domainers get a second slap in the face by seeing URS imposed in .com? With Verisign set to receive hundreds of millions of extra dollars due to the imminent lifting of .com price caps, it’s been suggested that ICANN may […]

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.museum soon could be open to all (no haters please)

The 15-year-old .museum gTLD could soon be open to a great many more potential registrants, following an ICANN contract renewal. The registry, MuseDoma, has negotiated a new Registry Agreement that rewrites eligibility rules to the extent that soon basically anyone should be able to register a name. Since the gTLD went live back in 2002, […]

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Verisign to keep price increase power under new .net contract

The wholesale price of a .net domain is likely to top $15 by 2023, under a proposed renewal of its ICANN contract revealed today. ICANN-imposed price caps are staying in the new Registry Agreement, but Verisign retains the right to increase its fees by 10% in each of the six years of the deal’s lifespan. […]

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Bloomberg Loses URS on the new gTLD Domain Name Bloomberg.Site

Bloomberg just lost a Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) on the new gTLD domain name Bloomberg.Site which is owned by someone in China. The URS was not answered by the domain holder. The Examiner Terry F. Peppard found  that Bloomberg holds a valid national registration for the trademark and service mark BLOOMBERG, on file with the […]

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.xxx has its ICANN fees slashed and adopts URS

ICM Registry is to see its .xxx ICANN registry fees hugely reduced in contractual amendments approved by ICANN last week. The changes also mean that .xxx will now become subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension anti-cybersquatting mechanism, despite it being a pre-2012 gTLD. .xxx becomes the latest pre-2012 gTLD to move to a contract more […]

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GNSO faces off with governments over IGO cybersquatting

A defiant ICANN working group looking at cybersquatting rules for intergovernmental organizations is sticking to its guns in an ongoing face-off with the Governmental Advisory Committee. In a report published for public comment this week, the GNSO working group recommended that IGOs should be given the right to use the UDRP and URS rights protection […]

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ICA worried ICANN will force URS on .net

The Internet Commerce Association has called for a “moratorium” on the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy being added to legacy gTLD contracts, months before Verisign’s .net contract is up for renewal. In a blog post, ICA counsel Phil Corwin accused ICANN staff of making policy by the back door by compelling pre-2012 registries to adopt URS, […]

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URS comes to .mobi as ICANN offers Afilias lower fees

Afilias’ .mobi is to become the latest of the pre-2012 gTLDs to agree to adopt the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy in exchange for lower ICANN fees. Its Registry Agreement is up for renewal, and Afilias and ICANN have come to similar terms to .jobs, .travel, .cat, .pro and .xxx. Afilias has agreed to take on […]

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White Castle Loses URS on WhiteCastle.space

White Castle just lost case under the Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) policy for the domain name WhiteCastle.Space and the domain holder didn’t even respond. The Examiner although recognized that WHITE CASTLE has trademark rights in the United States long before the domain holder registered the domain name on October 27, 2016. However the domain name […]

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