Uniform Rapid Suspension

  • .museum soon could be open to all (no haters please)

    …, the proposed new contract has acquired chunks of the standard new gTLD RA from 2012. As such, MuseDoma has agreed to take on the Uniform Rapid Suspension rights protection mechanism. This may prove somewhat controversial among those opposed to URS being “forced” on legacy gTLD registries before it has been approved as full ICANN policy. The way…

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  • .xxx has its ICANN fees slashed and adopts URS

    … ICM Registry is to see its .xxx ICANN registry fees hugely reduced in contractual amendments approved by ICANN last week. The changes also mean that .xxx will now become subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension anti-cybersquatting mechanism, despite it being a pre-2012 gTLD. .xxx becomes the latest pre-2012 gTLD to move to a contract more…

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  • ICA worried ICANN will force URS on .net

    … The Internet Commerce Association has called for a “moratorium” on the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy being added to legacy gTLD contracts, months before Verisign’s .net contract is up for renewal. In a blog post, ICA counsel Phil Corwin accused ICANN staff of making policy by the back door by compelling pre-2012 registries to adopt URS…

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  • URS comes to .mobi as ICANN offers Afilias lower fees

    … by the promises made in its gTLD application have been removed. But the change likely to get the most hackles up is the inclusion of URS in the proposed new contract. URS is an anti-cybserquatting measure that enables trademark owners to shut down infringing domains, without taking ownership, more quickly and cheaply than the UDRP. It’s obligatory…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • .xxx to get lower ICANN fees, accept the URS

    … to impose the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy on its registrants. URS is the faster, cheaper version of UDRP that allows trademark owners to have domain names suspended in more clear-cut cases of cybersquatting. The $2 fee was demanded by ICANN when ICM first signed its RA in 2011. At the time, ICANN said the higher fee, which had doubled from a 2010…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
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