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Top Level Spectrum, the controversial .feedback gTLD registry, has threatened to de-accredit MarkMonitor unless it apologizes for “breaching” its registrar contract. The move is evidently retaliation for the MarkMonitor-coordinated complaint about .feedback’s launch policies, which last month led to TLS being found in breach of its own ICANN contract.
MarkMonitor is to voluntarily terminate its registrar relationship with Top Level Spectrum after the .feedback registry hit it with a breach of contract notice. Troy Fuhriman, director of domain management at the registrar, told DI today that the company has just sent TLS a letter stating that it no longer wishes to sell .feedback names.
… to the registry, violate trademarks, and have been stuffed with bogus and plagiarized reviews. TLS denies any involvement. MarkMonitor clients Adobe, American Apparel, Best Buy, Facebook, Levi, Pepsi and Verizon are among those that today filed a Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Policy complaint with ICANN. PICDRP is the mechanism third…
… reports ICANN. A year on, it tried to invoke the PICDRP. Public Interest Commitments are addenda to ICANN Registry Agreements that bind the registries to certain behaviors, such as fighting malware and working with industry-specific regulatory bodies. The PICDRP, heard by ICANN or an independent standing panel, is a way for third parties to challenge…