Rsep

  • 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

    … 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?

    … 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

    … 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

    … 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…

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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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