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  • .pro now open to all

    … Afilias today made the .pro gTLD available to anyone, regardless of their professional qualifications. The previously restricted TLD was able to do so as a result of its six-week-old contract with ICANN, which loosened many of the conditions former registry RegistryPro originally agreed to when the TLD was delegated 13 years ago. Under…

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  • URS arrives in three legacy gTLDs

    … The legacy gTLDs .cat, .pro and .travel will all be subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy from now on. Earlier this week, ICANN approved the new Registry Agreements, which are based on the new gTLD RA and include URS, for all three. URS is an anti-cybersquatting policy similar to UDRP. It’s faster and cheaper than UDRP but has a higher…

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  • URS fight brewing at ICANN 53

    … Should the Uniform Rapid Suspension process spread from new gTLDs to incumbent gTLDs, possibly including .com? That’s been the subject of some strong disagreements during the opening weekend of ICANN 53, which formally kicks off in Buenos Aires today. During sessions of the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the ICANN board and staff…

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  • Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

    … The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs. Both gTLD Registry Agreements expire this year. Proposed replacement contracts, based heavily on the base New gTLD Registry Agreement, have been published by ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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