Termination

  • Brazil loses its only registrar as UOL bows out

    …, but as a registrar it wasn’t in the top 100 globally. It had a little over 100,000 gTLD domains under management at the last count, with a peak over the last five years of roughly 200,000 I hear that these remaining domains will be transferred to Tucows’ accreditation. Brazil has had at least four registrars, including UOL, over the years. Countries…

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  • HTC dumps its dot-brand

    … entered contracts over the last few years, to change its mind about owning a vanity gTLD. Most recently, fast food chain McDonalds and kitchen utensils company Pampered Chef both dumped their respective dot-brands. Like the previous terminations, HTC never actually did anything with .htc; it only had the contractually mandated nic.htc in its zone file. Tweet Tagged: .htc, dot-brands, ICANN, new gTLDs, termination …

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  • Termination on the .orientexpress

    … The dot-brand .orientexpress has derailed. That’s a train pun, expect more. The gTLD operator has become the latest to signal (like a railway signal) to ICANN that it no longer wishes to run its dot-brand, this week asking for a contract cancellation (like a train cancellation). Despite having left the station (like a train station…

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  • ICANN terminates penis pill pimp registrar

    … ICANN is to terminate the contract of a Chinese registrar linked to dodgy pharmaceuticals web sites and other malfeasance. Nanjing Imperiosus Technology Co, which does business as DomainersChoice.com, has been told it will lose its registrar accreditation February 3. ICANN said in the termination notice that the company had failed to keep…

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  • Mitsubishi pulls plug on dot-brand gTLD

    … Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi has told ICANN it no longer wishes to operate one of its dot-brand gTLDs. The company has filed a termination notice covering its .mtpc domain, which stands for Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. The gTLD was delegated in February 2015, but Mitsubishi has never put it to use. Registry reports show only…

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  • ICANN to terminate Guardian’s last gTLD

    … Newspaper publisher Guardian News & Media is out of the gTLD game for good now, with ICANN saying this week that it will terminate its contract for the dot-brand, .theguardian. It’s the 14th new gTLD registry agreement to be terminated by ICANN. All were dot-brands. The organization has told Guardian that it started termination…

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

    … is transferring all of its .sucks domains to EnCirca as a result of the termination and says it is considering its options in how to proceed. The shock move, which I believe to be unprecedented, is being linked to Com Laude’s long-time criticisms of Vox Populi’s pricing and policies. The registrar today had some rather stern words for Vox Pop. Managing…

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  • Two more dot-brands self-terminate

    … The dot-brand dead-pool is now up to three gTLDs. FLSmidth, which supplies machinery to the cement industry, and Emerson Electric, which also makes industrial machinery, have both decided that they don’t need their new gTLDs. The affected gTLDs are .flsmidth and .emerson. Both companies have filed cursory notices of termination with ICANN…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
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