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Verisign could be running a “thick” Whois database for .com, .net and .jobs by mid-2017, under a new ICANN proposal. A timetable published this week would see the final three hold-out gTLDs fully move over to the standard thick Whois model by February 2019, with the system live by next August. Some people believe that Verisign might use the move as an excuse to increase .com prices.
… to challenge the ruling and ICANN eventually backed down in 2012. The fight came about as a result of complaints from the .JOBS Charter Compliance Coalition, a group of jobs sites including Monster.com. Coincidentally (?), Monster this week withdrew its application for the new dot-brand gTLD .monster. Related posts: ICANN threatens to shut down .jobs Opponents pick holes in .jobs auction plan Jobs boards slam plan to open up .jobs …