• URS arrives in three legacy gTLDs

    … The legacy gTLDs .cat, .pro and .travel will all be subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy from now on. Earlier this week, ICANN approved the new Registry Agreements, which are based on the new gTLD RA and include URS, for all three. URS is an anti-cybersquatting policy similar to UDRP. It’s faster and cheaper than UDRP but has a higher…

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  • URS fight brewing at ICANN 53

    …, unlike UDRP. Consensus Policies apply to all gTLDs, whereas URS was created by ICANN for new gTLDs alone. Arguably leading the fight against URS osmosis is Phil Corwin, counsel for Internet Commerce Association, which doesn’t want its clients’ vast portfolios of .com domains subject to URS. He maintained over the weekend that his beef…

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  • Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

    … for public comment. They’re the second and third pre-2012 gTLDs to agree to use URS, which gives trademark owners a simpler, cheaper way to have infringing domains yanked. Two weeks ago, .travel agreed to the same changes, which drew criticisms from the organization that represents big domain investors. Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association…

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