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 of the standard new gTLD RA that originally ...

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  • .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…

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  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … comments opposing the proposed new Registry Agreement. They’re joined by business and intellectual property interests, concerned that Verisign is being allowed to carry on without implementing any of the IP-related obligations of other gTLDs, and a dozens of domainers, spurred into action by a newsletter. Even a child protection advocacy group…

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  • 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…

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  • New .jobs contract based on new gTLD agreement

    … 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 …

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  • 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…

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