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    • Donuts took down 11 domains for Hollywood last year

      Donuts caused 11 domain names in its new gTLD portfolio to be taken down in the first 12 months of its deal with the US movie industry. The company disclosed yesterday that the Motion Picture Association of America requested the suspension of 12 domains under their bilateral “Trusted Notifier” agreement, which came into effect last February.

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  • PIR slams brakes on “UDRP for copyright”

    … Piracy Act (SOPA) in the US. The Internet Commerce Association warned that privatized take-down policies at registries opened the door for ICANN to be circumvented when IP interests don’t get what they want from the multi-stakeholder process. I understand that ICANN’s Non-Contracted Parties House was on the verge of formally requesting PIR pause…

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  • The Pirate Bay likely to be sunk as .org adopts “UDRP for copyright”

    … Controversial piracy site The Pirate Bay is likely to be the first victim of a new industry initiative being described as “UDRP for copyright”. The Domain Name Association today published a set of voluntary “healthy practices” that domain registries can adopt to help keep their TLDs clean of malware, child abuse material, fake pharmacies…

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  • Afilias retains .org back-end deal

    … Public Interest Registry is sticking with Afilias to run the .org registry back-end. The announcement came yesterday after a open procurement process that lasted for most of 2016. Over 20 back-end providers from 15 nations — basically the entire industry — responded to PIR’s February request for proposals, we reported back in March. Afilias…

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  • Nominet has sights set on .org after M+M deal

    … Nominet chief Russell Haworth is hopeful that its new outsourcing deal with Minds + Machines will help it win a much more lucrative back-end contract — .org. The company is among the 20-plus companies that have responded to Public Interest Registry’s request for proposals, as its back-end deal with Afilias comes to an end. Nominet is one…

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  • Over 20 companies fighting for .org contract

    … More than 20 companies want to take over the back-end registry for the .org gTLD, according to Public Interest Registry. PIR put the contract, currently held by Afilias, up for bidding with a formal Request For Information in February. It’s believed to be worth north of $33 million to Afilias per year. PIR told DI today that it “received more…

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  • $33 million .org contract up for grabs

    … Public Interest Registry, operator of .org, has put its back-end registry services contract up for grabs. The deal could be worth around $33 million a year, judging by its current relationship with incumbent back-end Afilias. PIR said in a statement today: The organisation desires to contract with a qualified back-end registry services…

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