Rsep

  • Country names to finally be released in new gTLDs

    … It looks like hundreds of domain names matching the names of countries are to finally get released from ICANN limbo. The ICANN board last week passed a resolution calling for the organization to clear a backlog of over 60 registry requests to start selling or using country and territory names in their gTLDs. Some of the requests date back…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • 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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein How To's- 21 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • XYZ to put global block on domains banned in China

    …, but they may not activate them unless the registry complies with the law. That law requires the registry to be located on the Chinese mainland. XYZ plans to comply by hiring local player ZDNS to proxy its EPP systems and mirror its Whois. But the Chinese government also bans certain strings — which I gather are mostly but not exclusively in Chinese script…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • Sharp wants dot-brand Whois requirement relaxed

    … Electronics firm Sharp wants to remove part of its new gTLD registry contract relating to Whois. The company has filed a Registry Services Evaluation Process request to get its requirement to offer “searchable Whois” dropped. RSEP is the mechanism registries use to amend their contracts. ICANN’s initial review has not found any security…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
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