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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- 27 readers -
  • 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…

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

    … — from being registered in domain names. Rather than block them at the ZDNS proxy, where only Chinese users would be affected, XYZ has decided to ban them internationally. Registrants in North America or Europe, for example, will not be able to register domains that are banned in China. XYZ said in its RSEP: XYZ will reserve names prohibited…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • 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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