Rrsg

  • .sucks “gag order” dropped, approved

    … Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, has had controversial changes to its registrar contract approved after it softened language some had compared to a “gag order”. ICANN approved changes to the .suck Registry-Registrar Agreement last week, after receiving no further complaints from registrar stakeholders. Registrars had been upset by a proposed…

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  • Anger as ICANN splashes out $160,000 on travel

    … of principle. ICANN’s budget is, after all, primarily funded by the ICANN fees registries and registrars — ultimately registrants — must pay. “CPH pays the bills and the non-CPH travels on our dime,” one registrar told DI today. One RrSG member said only two registrars were reimbursed for their GDD Summit travel last year. Another put…

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  • Registrars object to “unreasonable” .bank demands

    … Registrars are upset with fTLD Registry Services for trying to impose new rules on selling .bank domains that they say are “unreasonable”. The Registrar Stakeholder Group formally relayed its concerns about a proposed revision of the .bank Registry-Registrar Agreement to ICANN at the weekend. A key sticking point is fTLD’s demand that each…

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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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