Uniform Rapid Suspension

  • .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

    … not force URS on anyone, but that it takes the base new gTLD program RA as its starting point for bilateral negotiations with registries whose contracts are up for renewal. Tweet Tagged: .mobi, .net, ica, ICANN, prices, uniform rapid suspension, urs, verisign …

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

    … Afilias’ .mobi is to become the latest of the pre-2012 gTLDs to agree to adopt the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy in exchange for lower ICANN fees. Its Registry Agreement is up for renewal, and Afilias and ICANN have come to similar terms to .jobs, .travel, .cat, .pro and .xxx. Afilias has agreed to take on many of the provisions…

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  • .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…

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  • URS fight brewing at ICANN 53

    …, ICANN was accused of trying to circumvent policy-making processes by forcing URS into the .travel, .pro and .cat registry agreements, which are up for renewal. ICANN executives denied doing any such thing, saying the three registries volunteered to have URS included in their new contracts, which are modeled on the standard new gTLD Registry…

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  • Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

    … The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs. Both gTLD Registry Agreements expire this year. Proposed replacement contracts, based heavily on the base New gTLD Registry Agreement, have been published by ICANN…

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  • URS coming to .travel under big contract changes

    … up for renewal in 2013, the Intellectual Property Constituency filed comments asking for URS to be implemented in the new contracts, but the request was not heard. I’m aware of two ccTLDs — .pw and .us — that voluntarily adopted URS in their zones. Other changes include a requirement for all .travel registrars, with the exception of those…

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  • Uniform Rapid Suspension comes to .us

    … Neustar is to impose the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy on the .us ccTLD. This means trademark owners are going to get a faster, cheaper way to get infringing .us domains taken down. From July 1, all existing and new .us names will be subject to the policy. Neustar’s calling it the usRS or .us Rapid Suspension service, but a blog post from…

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