Rra

  • DI implicated in .sucks “gag order” fight

    … a Vox “gag order” on registrars. As we reported on Friday, Vox terminated Com Laude‘s ability to sell .sucks domains directly, due to a then-unspecified alleged breach of the Registry-Registrar Agreement that binds all .sucks domain registrars. It turned out the “breach” was of the part of the .sucks RRA that states that Vox registrars “shall make…

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  • .sucks terminates Com Laude as “gag order” row escalates

    … believed, would prevent brand protection registrars from openly criticizing .sucks pricing and policies. They called it a “gag order”. Com Laude SVP Jeff Neuman was one of the strongest critics. I believe he was a key influence on a Registrar Stakeholder Group letter (pdf) in January which essentially said registrars would boycott the new RRA…

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  • .sucks “gag order” dropped, approved

    … to frustrate or impair the purpose of this Agreement. But Vox has now “clarified” the language to remove the requirement that registrars “promote” .sucks names. The new RRA will say “offer” instead. Registrars had also complained that the new RRA would have allowed Vox to unilaterally impose new contractual terms with only 15 days notice. Vox has…

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  • Registrars object to “unreasonable” .bank demands

    …. There’s also a worry about a proposed change that would make registrars police the .bank namespace. The new RRA says: “Registrar shall not enable, contribute to or willing aid any third party in violating Registry Operator’s standards, policies, procedures, or practices, and shall notify Registry Operator immediately upon becoming aware of any…

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  • .sucks sends in the lawyers in “gag order” fight

    … that Vox Populi proposed for its Registry-Registrar Agreement late last year. Some registrars believe that the changes unfairly give the registry the unilateral right to amend the RRA in future, and that they prevent registrars opposed to .sucks in principle from criticizing the gTLD in public. I understand that a draft letter that characterizes…

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  • .sucks “gagging” registrar critics?

    …, last year wrote about how it would refuse to make a profit on .sucks names, and was not keen on promoting the TLD to its clients. Asked about the new RRA language, Vox Pop CEO John Berard told DI that it was merely an attempt to clarify the agreement but provided no additional detail. Registrars are also angry about a second substantial change…

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