Top Level Spectrum

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

    … The CEOs of 20 or more gTLD registries are due to meet privately this month to discuss, among other things, the possibility of a reduction in their ICANN fees. The Registry CEO Summit is being held in Seattle at the end of September, I’m told. Jay Westerdal of Top Level Spectrum (.feedback etc) and Ray King of Top Level Design (.design etc…

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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

    … it had “accidentally” released them into the zone file temporarily. As a result of the PIC breaches found by the panel, ICANN Compliance has issued a breach notice (pdf) against the company. To cure the breach, and avoid having its Registry Agreement taken away, TLD has to, by April 15: Provide ICANN with corrective and preventative action(s…

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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

    … 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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