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  • .radio set for November launch, weird tiered pricing

    … The European Broadcasting Union plans to operate the forthcoming .radio gTLD in such a way as to discourage domain investors. It yesterday set out its launch timetable, registration restrictions, and expects registrars to charge companies between €200 and €250 per domain per year ($213 to $266). Interestingly, it’s also proposing to charge…

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  • DI implicated in .sucks “gag order” fight

    … Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, terminated Com Laude’s accreditation last week due to its belief that the brand protection registrar had leaked a “confidential” document to Domain Incite. Vox Pop CEO John Berard tonight denied that the company he works for was carrying out a “grudge” against Com Laude, which in January led a charge against…

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  • .sucks terminates Com Laude as “gag order” row escalates

    … Vox Populi, the .sucks gTLD registry, has terminated the accreditation of brand protection registrar Com Laude as part of an ongoing dispute between the two companies. Com Laude won’t be able to sell defensive .sucks registrations to its clients any more, at least not on its own accreditation, in other words. The London-based registrar…

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  • New .sucks logo actually kinda sucks

    … Vox Populi has revealed a new logo for its .sucks gTLD. Here it is. What do you think? In going for a retro, 8-bit vibe, has Vox deliberately gone for a look that actually kinda sucks? Is that the joke? Or do you like it? The company said on its blog: The program is designed to portray the tight link between the ubiquity of digital…

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  • .sucks “gag order” dropped, approved

    … Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, has had controversial changes to its registrar contract approved after it softened language some had compared to a “gag order”. ICANN approved changes to the .suck Registry-Registrar Agreement last week, after receiving no further complaints from registrar stakeholders. Registrars had been upset by a proposed…

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  • .sucks sends in the lawyers in “gag order” fight

    … and ICANN all basically boils down to a matter of timing. Under the standard Registry Agreement for new gTLDs, registries such as Vox Pop are allowed to submit proposed RRA changes to ICANN whenever they like. ICANN then has 15 calendar days to determine whether those changes are “immaterial, potentially material or material in nature.” Changes…

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  • .sucks “gagging” registrar critics?

    … .sucks may be all about freedom of speech, but some registrars reckon the registry is trying to ban them from criticizing the new gTLD in public. Vox Populi is proposing a change to its standard registrar contract that some say is an attempt to gag them. A version of the Registry-Registrar Agreement dated December 18, seen by DI, contains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • More on my Twitter.sucks reg

    … account for probably less than 10 minutes before I removed it. I have no beef with Twitter and no particular desire to moderate a .sucks discussion forum. After removing twitter.sucks from my account, I noticed that This.sucks again gave me the option to “register” a free .sucks domain. So I experimentally “registered” thisdotsucks.sucks too…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Twitter- 4 readers -
  • Company to offer .sucks domains at .com prices

    … A new company says it is going to sell .sucks domain names, which usually retail for around $250, for as little as $12 a year. This.sucks Inc, which says it is not affiliated with the registry, is even planning to give away 10,000 names for free. That’s a hell of a cost to cover — the .sucks registry fee is $199 for most names or $1,999…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Ashley Madison .sucks domain mysteriously vanishes

    …. The ashleymadison.sucks site hosted a forum and a search engine that allowed partial email address searches. Even in the short time it was up, it attracted a fair amount of forum posts, as well as the attention of Vox Populi itself, which tweeted: Of all the new sites emerging on the dotSucks platform, none seems more timely or driven by passion…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 205 readers -
  • .sucks won’t discount its fee for $10 domains

    … Vox Populi Registry is looking for a free speech advocate partner willing to absorb hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions, of dollars in costs. The .sucks registry has for many months promised that later this year it will introduce a Consumer Advocate Subsidies program that will enable people to get a .sucks for the deeply discounted price…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • Does this fun video prove that the .sucks message isn’t total BS?

    …” and “Charging extra for 4G sucks. We don’t.” The campaign was reportedly conceived by ad agency Wieden & Kennedy London. It’s been getting a fair bit of TV airtime over the last month. This seems to substantiate something Vox Populi has been saying for the last 18 months: that “sucks” is not necessarily a hugely derogatory term any more…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 25 readers -
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