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July 19, 2018 05:44

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.Sucks domain to drop its price 99% in January

Brand owners, beware. The .sucks top level domain name has been slow to take off, rendering its alleged “extortion” strategy wounded. But this might change next month. .Sucks registry Vox Populi will begin a rebate program in January that will temporarily drop the wholesale price of .sucks domains to $1.99 ($19.99 for premiums). That’s a […]

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DI implicated in .sucks “gag order” fight

Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, terminated Com Laude’s accreditation last week due to its belief that the brand protection registrar had leaked a “confidential” document to Domain Incite. Vox Pop CEO John Berard tonight denied that the company he works for was carrying out a “grudge” against Com Laude, which in January led a charge […]

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.sucks terminates Com Laude as “gag order” row escalates

Vox Populi, the .sucks gTLD registry, has terminated the accreditation of brand protection registrar Com Laude as part of an ongoing dispute between the two companies. Com Laude won’t be able to sell defensive .sucks registrations to its clients any more, at least not on its own accreditation, in other words. The London-based registrar is […]

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New .sucks logo actually kinda sucks

Vox Populi has revealed a new logo for its .sucks gTLD. Here it is. What do you think? In going for a retro, 8-bit vibe, has Vox deliberately gone for a look that actually kinda sucks? Is that the joke? Or do you like it? The company said on its blog: The program is designed […]

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.sucks “gag order” dropped, approved

Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, has had controversial changes to its registrar contract approved after it softened language some had compared to a “gag order”. ICANN approved changes to the .suck Registry-Registrar Agreement last week, after receiving no further complaints from registrar stakeholders. Registrars had been upset by a proposed change that they said would […]

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Vox Populi makes sucky argument for .sucks trademark

Vox Populi can’t take no for an answer. Remember when Vox Populi filed to register a trademark for .Sucks? We all pointed out that you can’t get a trademark for a top level domain name. And that’s precisely what the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office told Vox Populi. But the .sucks operator is undeterred, responding […]

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Registrars boycotting “gag order” .sucks contract

Registrars are ignoring new provisions in their .sucks contracts that they say amount to a “gag order”. In a letter (pdf) to ICANN from its Registrars Stakeholder Group, the registrars ask for ICANN to convene a face-to-face negotiation between themselves and .sucks registry Vox Populi, adding: Until such time, the Registrars believe that the amendments […]

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.sucks sends in the lawyers in “gag order” fight

Vox Populi is taking ICANN to mediation over a row about what some of its registrars call a “gag order” against them. Its lawyers have sent ICANN a letter demanding mediation and claiming ICANN has breached the .sucks Registry Agreement. I believe it’s the first time a new gTLD registry has done such a thing. […]

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.sucks “gagging” registrar critics?

.sucks may be all about freedom of speech, but some registrars reckon the registry is trying to ban them from criticizing the new gTLD in public. Vox Populi is proposing a change to its standard registrar contract that some say is an attempt to gag them. A version of the Registry-Registrar Agreement dated December 18, […]

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More on my Twitter.sucks reg

If you were reading on Friday, you’ll know that I brought about the registration of the domain twitter.sucks and took charge of a web site hosted at that address. I hinted that there was a little more to the story, but couldn’t get into it. The first part of the story is here. What I […]

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