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    • Pilot program for Whois killer launches

      ICANN is to oversee a set of pilot programs for RDAP, the protocol expected to eventually replace Whois. Registration Data Access Protocol, an IETF standard since 2015, fills the same function as Whois, but it is more structured and enables access control rules. ICANN said this week that it has launched the pilot in response to a request last month from the Registries Stake ...

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  • .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

    … by the Registrars Stakeholder Group a month ago, and published on Friday (pdf). It appears from the DIDP release that every one of the 38 people who showed up in person was reimbursed for their expenses to the tune of, on average, $2,051 each. The price tag covers flights, hotels, visa costs and a cash per diem allowance that worked out to an average…

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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

    … would be the absolute best day of the year to submit its changes. As it transpired, January 3 came and went with no response from ICANN, so as far as Vox is concerned the new RRA with its controversial changes came into effect January 6. However, on January 8, ICANN submitted the red-lined RRA to the RrSG, invoking the RRA Amendment Procedure…

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