Top Level Spectrum

  • Registry bosses to talk ICANN “tax cuts” at private meeting

    … registry CEOs to attend. .CLUB Domains CEO Colin Campbell, who said he will attend, said he intends to bring proposals to the meeting around persuading ICANN to support the industry with marketing support and fee reductions. Campbell wants ICANN to commit to spend $4 million on marketing new gTLDs at trade shows and conferences. He also wants ICANN…

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  • .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…

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

    … ICANN has slapped .feedback operator Top Level Spectrum with a contract breach notice after a huge complaint about alleged fraud filed by a gang of big brands. The company becomes the third new gTLD to be hit by a breach notice, and the first to receive one as a result of losing a Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Process case…

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

    … to the registry, violate trademarks, and have been stuffed with bogus and plagiarized reviews. TLS denies any involvement. MarkMonitor clients Adobe, American Apparel, Best Buy, Facebook, Levi, Pepsi and Verizon are among those that today filed a Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Policy complaint with ICANN. PICDRP is the mechanism third…

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

    … The first cybersquatting complaint against a .feedback domain name has resulted in a transfer, despite registry claims that the gTLD was “UDRP-proof”. De Beers, the diamond merchant, won a UDRP case against the registrant of debeers.feedback earlier this month. The registrant, who used a privacy service, registered the name back in January…

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

    … The would-be dot-brand gTLD .observer will actually open as an unrestricted generic after the contract was bought out by Top Level Spectrum. TLS, which has a small portfolio of gTLDs already, bought out the ICANN contract from UK newspaper published Guardian News and Media a couple of months ago, it emerged today. The Observer is the title…

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