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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

    … 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

    … believed, would prevent brand protection registrars from openly criticizing .sucks pricing and policies. They called it a “gag order”. Com Laude SVP Jeff Neuman was one of the strongest critics. I believe he was a key influence on a Registrar Stakeholder Group letter (pdf) in January which essentially said registrars would boycott the new RRA…

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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

    … that Vox Populi proposed for its Registry-Registrar Agreement late last year. Some registrars believe that the changes unfairly give the registry the unilateral right to amend the RRA in future, and that they prevent registrars opposed to .sucks in principle from criticizing the gTLD in public. I understand that a draft letter that characterizes…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Ashley Madison .sucks domain mysteriously vanishes

    … only extends to children. The domain, at time of writing, is back in the available pool. Uniregistry wants $2,078.96 for it, which may explain why it was deleted while a refund was still available. Related posts: Want to slam .sucks? You can at dotsucks.sucks Has .sucks abandoned its Sunrise Premium program? AIDS.sucks at $1.5 million and other .sucks premium weirdness …

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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…

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  • 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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