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- 22 readers -
  • .xxx to get lower ICANN fees, accept the URS

    … to impose the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy on its registrants. URS is the faster, cheaper version of UDRP that allows trademark owners to have domain names suspended in more clear-cut cases of cybersquatting. The $2 fee was demanded by ICANN when ICM first signed its RA in 2011. At the time, ICANN said the higher fee, which had doubled from a 2010…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 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- 22 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- 6 readers -
  • 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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • Dot-brands get another year to sign ICANN contract

    … ICANN has offered dot-brand gTLD applicants the ability to delay the signing of their Registry Agreements until July 29, 2015, nine months later than under the former process. The extension was offered by ICANN after talks with the Brand Registry Group, whose members felt pressured by the old deadline. All new gTLD applicants had previously…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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