Com Laude

  • 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 against…

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

    … believed, would prevent brand protection registrars from openly criticizing .sucks pricing and policies. They called it a “gag order”. Com Laude SVP Jeff Neuman was one of the strongest critics. I believe he was a key influence on a Registrar Stakeholder Group letter (pdf) in January which essentially said registrars would boycott the new RRA…

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  • Registrars say Amazon is “closing” open gTLD

    …. The complaints follow Amazon’s filing of a Registry Services Evaluation Process request with ICANN in March. The RSEP speaks in broad terms about rejigging the conventional domain registration path so that all .moi sales are funneled through Amazon’s registry site, where registrants will have their eligibility verified and then be offered a set…

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  • Jeff Neuman quits Neustar for Valideus

    … and sometimes outspoken figure over the years. Valideus is the new gTLD service provider sister company to Com Laude, the brand-focused registrar. It provides application consulting and ongoing registry/registrar management for dot-brand gTLD applicants and registries, Amazon among them. I gather that Neuman will remain based in the US, as his new job title implies. Related posts: Neustar eats own dog food, plans .neustar bid ICM picks new sunrise partner for .xxx launch NeuStar wins UrbanBrain .brand contract …

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