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    • How .com became a restricted TLD

      Verisign has been given approval to start restricting who can and cannot register .com and .net domain names in various countries. Customers of Chinese registrars are the first to be affected by the change to the registry’s back-end system, which was made last year. ICANN last week gave Verisign a “free to deploy” notice for a new “Verification Code Extension” system that e ...

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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?

    … Amazon has given an early hint at how it may manage its new gTLD registries. The company seems to be planning to make its own web site the place to go to for its new gTLD domains, relegating registrars to secondary players in the sales path. It also seems to be planning to up-sell registrants with services, possibly including hosting, before…

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  • XYZ to put global block on domains banned in China

    … that the list is nowhere near 40,000 names long.) The registry seems to be planning to allow the Chinese government to censor its new gTLDs, which include .xyz, .college, .rent, .protection and .security, in every country of the world. And it might not be the last non-Chinese registry to implement such a ban. The surprising revelation came…

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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

    …. Representatives from the United States, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Australia, Austria and Iran all said yesterday that the GAC should not issue formal advice against the the two-character proposals. “The use of the ‘US’ two-letter country code at the second level has not presented any technical or policy issues for the United States,” US rep Suzanne…

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