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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…

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  • XYZ says it won’t block censored Chinese domains

    … New gTLD registry XYZ.com has said it will not preemptively censor domain names based on the wishes of the Chinese government. Over the last couple of days, CEO Daniel Negari has sought to “clarify” its plans to block and suspend domain names based on Chinese government requests. It follows XYZ’s Registry Services Evaluation Request…

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  • XYZ to put global block on domains banned in China

    … in a fresh Registry Services Evaluation Process request (pdf), filed with ICANN on Friday. The RSEP asks ICANN to approve the use of a gateway service on the Chinese mainland, which the company says it needs in order to comply with Chinese law. As previously reported, Chinese citizens are allowed to register domains in non-Chinese registries…

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