Rsep

  • 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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  • 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…

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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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