• Registrars say Amazon is “closing” open gTLD

    … A group comprising some of the largest domain registrars have claimed Amazon is attempting to close off a new gTLD that it previously indicated would be unrestricted. The 12-strong group, which includes Go Daddy, Network Solutions and Tucows, also claims that the company’s proposal for a “Registration Authentication Platform” is anti-competitive…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Amazon plotting registrar workaround?

    … they even get to the registrar’s storefront. Amazon has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request with ICANN, relating to its gTLD .moi (French for “.me”) covering a “Registration Authentication Platform”. .moi isn’t a brand, but Amazon says it plans to verify registrant “eligibility” before allowing a registration to take place…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
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