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  • .radio set for November launch, weird tiered pricing

    …, rather than my employer’s, in order to secure the lower price? Other registries, notably .sucks, have come under fire in the past for charging trademark owners higher fees. Isn’t basing pricing tiers on the legal status of the registrant pretty much the same thing? That perception could be reinforced by the angle the EBU is taking in its marketing…

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  • DI implicated in .sucks “gag order” fight

    … a Vox “gag order” on registrars. As we reported on Friday, Vox terminated Com Laude‘s ability to sell .sucks domains directly, due to a then-unspecified alleged breach of the Registry-Registrar Agreement that binds all .sucks domain registrars. It turned out the “breach” was of the part of the .sucks RRA that states that Vox registrars “shall make…

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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

    … to frustrate or impair the purpose of this Agreement. But Vox has now “clarified” the language to remove the requirement that registrars “promote” .sucks names. The new RRA will say “offer” instead. Registrars had also complained that the new RRA would have allowed Vox to unilaterally impose new contractual terms with only 15 days notice. Vox has…

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

    … Vox Populi is taking ICANN to mediation over a row about what some of its registrars call a “gag order” against them. Its lawyers have sent ICANN a letter demanding mediation and claiming ICANN has breached the .sucks Registry Agreement. I believe it’s the first time a new gTLD registry has done such a thing. The clash concerns changes…

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  • .sucks “gagging” registrar critics?

    …, last year wrote about how it would refuse to make a profit on .sucks names, and was not keen on promoting the TLD to its clients. Asked about the new RRA language, Vox Pop CEO John Berard told DI that it was merely an attempt to clarify the agreement but provided no additional detail. Registrars are also angry about a second substantial change…

    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…

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  • .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?

    … At least one big brand seems to have the same idea about “sucking” as the .sucks gTLD registry, even if it does not appear to own any .sucks domain names. Three, which is currently the smallest of the UK’s four major mobile phone networks, is advertising its services using very similar messaging. The fun 90-second commercial embedded below…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
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