Rsep

  • Registrars say Amazon is “closing” open gTLD

    … A group comprising some of the largest domain registrars have claimed Amazon is attempting to close off a new gTLD that it previously indicated would be unrestricted. The 12-strong group, which includes Go Daddy, Network Solutions and Tucows, also claims that the company’s proposal for a “Registration Authentication Platform” is anti-competitive…

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  • Amazon plotting registrar workaround?

    …. To date, it has not revealed what the eligibility requirements for .moi are. Its RSEP filing says that it intends to offer registrants a suite of optional add-on “technology tools or applications” at the point of verification. Crucially, that’s before they get bounced to their registrar of choice to actually register the name. Amazon is basically…

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  • XYZ to put global block on domains banned in China

    … in a fresh Registry Services Evaluation Process request (pdf), filed with ICANN on Friday. The RSEP asks ICANN to approve the use of a gateway service on the Chinese mainland, which the company says it needs in order to comply with Chinese law. As previously reported, Chinese citizens are allowed to register domains in non-Chinese registries…

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  • Sharp wants dot-brand Whois requirement relaxed

    … it was requesting the change because it’s switching back-ends from GMO Internet to JPRS, which apparently does not or does not want to support searchable Whois. Related posts: ICANN publishes Whois reform wish-list Whois privacy reforms incoming Council of Europe has Whois privacy concerns too …

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  • Governments totally cool with two-letter domains

    … fine and dandy with the US government. No governments opposed that apparent consensus view. It seems likely that the GAC will instead suggest to ICANN that it is the responsibility of individual governments to challenge the registries’ requests via the RSEP process. “What we see at the moment is that ICANN is putting these RSEP requests out…

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