• New gTLD registries want a $17 million ICANN rebate

    …, currently stashed in an ICANN war chest valued at nearly $100 million. The RySG, in a letter to ICANN (pdf), also asked for $3 million from the fund to be used to pay for advertising the availability of new gTLDs. “These measures combined would support ICANN’s mission to promote competition for the public interest and operational interoperability…

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  • Registries rebel against ICANN’s Whois upgrade decree

    … Registry operators are challenging an ICANN decision to force them to launch a new Whois-style service, saying it will cost them too much money. The Registries Stakeholder Group has filed a Request for Reconsideration — a low-level appeal — of a decision asking them to launch RDAP services to complement their existing Whois. RDAP…

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