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  • NameCheap stops selling .xyz domains

    … NameCheap may have sold over a million .xyz domains, but apparently it will sell no more than that. The registrar confirmed to DI this evening that it is no longer taking .xyz registrations. It declined to explain why. It has also stopped selling .college and .rent domains — two other gTLDs owned by XYZ.com. Other new gTLDs are not affected…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • XYZ says it won’t block censored Chinese domains

    … was that we would use the Chinese gateway to make .xyz names resolve differently, depending on what country you are in. I completely agree that our [RSEP] re-draft to address that concern came out in a way that can be read in a way that we sincerely did not intend. So there is a list of preemptively banned .xyz, .college, .rent, .security and .protection…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • XYZ to put global block on domains banned in China

    … that the list is nowhere near 40,000 names long.) The registry seems to be planning to allow the Chinese government to censor its new gTLDs, which include .xyz, .college, .rent, .protection and .security, in every country of the world. And it might not be the last non-Chinese registry to implement such a ban. The surprising revelation came…

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  • XYZ fighting red tape to serve Chinese customers

    … XYZ.com is trying to become one of the first non-Chinese gTLD registries to be able to sell unhindered into the Chinese market, in the face of Draconian government regulations. The company has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request with ICANN — the first of its kind — that would let it use a gateway service, based in China…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
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