• ICANN security advisor predicts “hundreds” of new gTLDs will “go dark”

    … in the next few years? I’d say evidence to date shows the risk may be over-stated. It may happen to a small number of TLDs, but to “hundreds”? We’ve already seen new gTLD registries essentially fail, and they’ve been taken over by others even when they’re by definition not profitable. Notably, .hiv — which has a contractual agreement with ICANN…

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  • Uniregistry will stick with risky .hiv model for now

    … Uniregistry has agreed to take over the new gTLD .hiv from original registry dotHIV, and said it has no plans to immediately change the business model. “We are going to maintain the status quo, at least at the start,” said Uniregistry general counsel Bret Fausett. “We will give it a year or so on our platform and then evaluate it.” dotHIV…

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  • .hiv’s innovative, dangerous business model

    … .hiv, the first charity gTLD, is set to go to general availability at 2pm UTC tomorrow with one of the strangest and riskiest business models of any new gTLD to date. While registrants will be able to use .hiv domains more or less as they please, as with any other gTLD, Berlin-based registry dotHIV is banking on an innovative microdonation…

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