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

    … for over a year. But compounding its problems, the .xyz registry appears to still be banned in China, where a substantial portion of its former customer base is located. The company disclosed over two months ago that it had a “temporary” problem that had seen its license to sell domains via Chinese registrars suspended. The ban was related to XYZ…

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  • Country names to finally be released in new gTLDs

    …. The wishes of each government are record in a GAC database. The only territories to so far give a blanket waiver over their names are: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK, the USA, Guernsey and Pitcairn. Almost 70 other countries have said they need to be told when a registry wants to sell a domain matching…

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  • How .com became a restricted TLD

    … “Verification Code Extension” system that enables the company to stop domains registered via selected registrars from resolving unless the registrant’s identity has been verified and the name is not on China’s banned list. It appears to be the system Verisign deployed in order to receive its Chinese government license to operate in China. Under Verification…

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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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