Rsep

    • Justice gives nod to O.com auction

      The US Department of Justice does not intend to prevent Verisign from auctioning off the single-letter domain o.com. Aaron Hoag, chief of the department’s Technology & Financial Services Section, told ICANN in a letter (pdf) that it does not intend to probe Verisign’s proposal. The letter reads in its entirety: Your letter dated December 7, 2017, to Makan Delrahim, Assi ...

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  • Verisign wants to auction off O.com for charity

    … Evaluation Process request (pdf) with ICANN that is now open for public comment. As a matter of disclosure: several years ago I briefly provided some consulting/writing services to a third party in support of the Verisign and Overstock positions on the release of single-character domain names, but I have no current financial interest in the matter. Tweet Tagged: .com, auction, ICANN, o.co, o.com, overstock.com, rsep, single-character, verisign …

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  • Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

    …. In that request, XYZ said the new RNV service “will allow XYZ to reenter certain domain name markets”, suggesting that it has not yet regained Chinese government approval to operate there. Tweet Tagged: .xyz, centralnic, china, ICANN, new gTLDs, rnv, rsep, tele-info, xyz.com, zdns …

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  • How .com became a restricted TLD

    … to the Chinese market. It should also be pointed out for avoidance of doubt that the Chinese restrictions do not apply to customers of non-Chinese registrars. However, it appears that Verisign now has a mechanism baked into its .com and .net registries that would make it much easier to implement .com restrictions that other governments might choose to put into their own legislation in future. Tweet Tagged: .com, .net, censorship, china, ICANN, rsep, verification, verisign …

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  • Registrars say Amazon is “closing” open gTLD

    …. The complaints follow Amazon’s filing of a Registry Services Evaluation Process request with ICANN in March. The RSEP speaks in broad terms about rejigging the conventional domain registration path so that all .moi sales are funneled through Amazon’s registry site, where registrants will have their eligibility verified and then be offered a set…

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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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