Registry Agreement

  • URS comes to .mobi as ICANN offers Afilias lower fees

    … Afilias’ .mobi is to become the latest of the pre-2012 gTLDs to agree to adopt the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy in exchange for lower ICANN fees. Its Registry Agreement is up for renewal, and Afilias and ICANN have come to similar terms to .jobs, .travel, .cat, .pro and .xxx. Afilias has agreed to take on many of the provisions…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • .xxx to get lower ICANN fees, accept the URS

    … ICM Registry has negotiated lower ICANN transaction fees as part of a broad amendment to its Registry Agreement that also includes new trademark protection measures. The company’s uniquely high $2 per-transaction fee could be reduced to the industry standard $0.25 by mid-2018. As part of the renegotiated contract, ICM has also agreed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … Some of Verisign’s chickens have evidently come home to roost. A number of companies that the registry giant has pissed off over the last couple of years have slammed the proposed renewal of its .com contract with ICANN. Rivals including XYZ.com (sued over its .xyz advertising) and Donuts (out-maneuvered on .web) are among those to have filed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Verisign to get .com for six more years, but prices to stay frozen

    … it with Verisign’s new contract to run the root zone. Separately, ICANN and Verisign have signed a Root Zone Maintainer Agreement, which gives Verisign the responsibility to make updates to the DNS root zone when told to do so by ICANN’s IANA department. That’s part of the IANA transition process, which will (assuming it isn’t scuppered by US Republicans) see…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • As deadline looms, over 100 dot-brands still in contract limbo

    … With the minutes ticking down to the deadline for scores of dot-brands to sign registry agreements with ICANN, over 100 have not, according to ICANN’s web site. New gTLD applicants had until July 29 to sign their contracts or risk losing their deposits. I reported a week ago that roughly 170 would-be dot-brands had yet to sign on the dotted…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • New .jobs contract based on new gTLD agreement

    … in its contract, ICANN has published the proposed new version of its RA for public comment. It’s basically the new gTLD RA, albeit substantially modified to reflect the fact that .jobs is a “Sponsored TLD” — slightly different to a “Community” TLD under the current rules — and because .jobs has been around for nine years already. That means it won’t…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Dot-brands get another year to sign ICANN contract

    … been told they had nine months to sign the contract from the date they receive a so-called “Contracting Information Request” from ICANN. For many applicants, those CIRs were sent out many months ago, leading to an October 29 deadline. However, Specification 13 of the contract, which allows dot-brands to opt out of things like sunrise periods…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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