Top Level Spectrum

    • .feedback threatens to shut off MarkMonitor

      Top Level Spectrum, the controversial .feedback gTLD registry, has threatened to de-accredit MarkMonitor unless it apologizes for “breaching” its registrar contract. The move is evidently retaliation for the MarkMonitor-coordinated complaint about .feedback’s launch policies, which last month led to TLS being found in breach of its own ICANN contract.

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  • .feedback gTLD in breach of contract after big brand “fraud” claims

    …), including implementation dates and milestones, to ensure that Top Level Spectrum will operate the TLD feedback in a transparent manner consistent with general principles of openness and nondiscrimination by establishing, publishing and adhering to clear registration policies; That seems to me like it’s probably vague enough to go either way, but I’d be surprised if TLS doesn’t manage to comply. Tweet Tagged: .feedback, breach, compliance, free.feedback, ICANN, markmonitor, new gTLDs, tls, top level spectrum …

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  • Big brands condemn “fraudulent” .feedback gTLD in ICANN complaint

    … Top Level Spectrum has been accused today of running the gTLD .feedback in a “fraudulent and deceptive” manner. Over a dozen famous brands, corralled by corporate registrar MarkMonitor, today formally complained to ICANN that .feedback is a “complete sham”. They reckon that the majority of .feedback domains belong to entities connected…

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  • “UDRP-proof” .feedback gTLD loses first UDRP

    …!. Basically, the registrant lost his domain for filling the site with bogosity rather than genuine free-speech griping. It’s not a terribly surprising or worrying result, perhaps, but it does run counter to what Jay Westerdal, CEO of registry Top Level Spectrum, told us back in January. “It is a great opportunity for domainers to register domains…

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  • First dot-brand gTLD to go generic after TLS deal

    …-brand, albeit one that that not yet gone live, being taken over by a portfolio gTLD player. Westerdal said he’s looking for more, similar acquisition opportunities. The gTLD is currently in pre-delegation testing, with no published go-live date. The Guardian had signed a Registry Agreement containing Specification 9. That allows registries…

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  • .feedback regs Fox trademark to itself during sunrise

    … Top Level Spectrum, the new .feedback registry, has painted a second gigantic target on itself by registering to itself a .feedback domain matching one of the world’s largest media brands. The company has registered fox.feedback and put up a web site soliciting comment on Fox Broadcasting Company. This has happened whilst .feedback is still…

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  • Forget .sucks, .feedback will drive trademark owners nuts all over again

    … Top Level Spectrum, the new gTLD registry behind .feedback, plans to give domains matching 5,000 of the world’s top brands to a third party that does not own the trademarks. That’s one novel element of a .feedback business model that is guaranteed to drive the intellectual property community crazy in much the same way as .sucks did earlier…

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