• 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…

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  • XYZ says it won’t block censored Chinese domains

    … registered, except those ICANN makes all new gTLD registries reserve. Subsequent comments from Negari stated that XYZ will, as the RSEP stated, prevent names that have been banned in China from being registered. However, there’s one significant difference. Now, the registry is saying that it will only put those bans in place for domain names that have…

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  • XYZ to put global block on domains banned in China

    …, but they may not activate them unless the registry complies with the law. That law requires the registry to be located on the Chinese mainland. XYZ plans to comply by hiring local player ZDNS to proxy its EPP systems and mirror its Whois. But the Chinese government also bans certain strings — which I gather are mostly but not exclusively in Chinese script…

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  • XYZ fighting red tape to serve Chinese customers

    … has led to a lot of pissed-off registrants. XYZ says has been receiving complaints from its registrars in the country, which in turn have been receiving complaints from their customers. XYZ proposes to fix the problem by using a gateway service provided by ZDNS, a DNS provider based in mainland China. Registrars in the country would maintain…

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