Registry Agreement

  • .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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  • 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- 14 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- 4 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- 5 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 -