Vox Populi

In broadcasting, vox populi (/ˈvɒks ˈpɒpjuːlɪ/ VOKS POP-ew-li) is an interview with members of the general public. Vox populi is a Latin phrase that literally means voice of the people.
Posts about Vox Populi
  • DI implicated in .sucks “gag order” fight

    … Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, terminated Com Laude’s accreditation last week due to its belief that the brand protection registrar had leaked a “confidential” document to Domain Incite. Vox Pop CEO John Berard tonight denied that the company he works for was carrying out a “grudge” against Com Laude, which in January led a charge against…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 readers -
  • .sucks terminates Com Laude as “gag order” row escalates

    … is transferring all of its .sucks domains to EnCirca as a result of the termination and says it is considering its options in how to proceed. The shock move, which I believe to be unprecedented, is being linked to Com Laude’s long-time criticisms of Vox Populi’s pricing and policies. The registrar today had some rather stern words for Vox Pop. Managing…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • New .sucks logo actually kinda sucks

    … Vox Populi has revealed a new logo for its .sucks gTLD. Here it is. What do you think? In going for a retro, 8-bit vibe, has Vox deliberately gone for a look that actually kinda sucks? Is that the joke? Or do you like it? The company said on its blog: The program is designed to portray the tight link between the ubiquity of digital…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • .sucks “gag order” dropped, approved

    … Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, has had controversial changes to its registrar contract approved after it softened language some had compared to a “gag order”. ICANN approved changes to the .suck Registry-Registrar Agreement last week, after receiving no further complaints from registrar stakeholders. Registrars had been upset by a proposed…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • .sucks sends in the lawyers in “gag order” fight

    … Vox Populi is taking ICANN to mediation over a row about what some of its registrars call a “gag order” against them. Its lawyers have sent ICANN a letter demanding mediation and claiming ICANN has breached the .sucks Registry Agreement. I believe it’s the first time a new gTLD registry has done such a thing. The clash concerns changes…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • .sucks “gagging” registrar critics?

    … .sucks may be all about freedom of speech, but some registrars reckon the registry is trying to ban them from criticizing the new gTLD in public. Vox Populi is proposing a change to its standard registrar contract that some say is an attempt to gag them. A version of the Registry-Registrar Agreement dated December 18, seen by DI, contains…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Twitter and Justin Timberlake targeted by This.sucks

    … This.sucks, a company with close ties to .sucks registry Vox Populi, has started registering domain names matching famous brands to itself. Twitter, along with singer Justin Timberlake, software maker Adobe and investment bank Goldman Sachs all saw their matching .sucks domains registered by This.sucks on Friday, according to the .sucks zone…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Social- 6 readers -
  • Company to offer .sucks domains at .com prices

    … income well above the initial costs of the registrations. There are good reasons to believe that the company is in fact the “Consumer Advocate Subsidy” provider that .sucks registry Vox Populi promised would be launching in September. Vox Pop said in March that the subsidizing entity — which would be an unaffiliated company — would offer .sucks…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Ashley Madison .sucks domain mysteriously vanishes

    …. The ashleymadison.sucks site hosted a forum and a search engine that allowed partial email address searches. Even in the short time it was up, it attracted a fair amount of forum posts, as well as the attention of Vox Populi itself, which tweeted: Of all the new sites emerging on the dotSucks platform, none seems more timely or driven by passion…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 200 readers -
  • .sucks won’t discount its fee for $10 domains

    … Vox Populi Registry is looking for a free speech advocate partner willing to absorb hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions, of dollars in costs. The .sucks registry has for many months promised that later this year it will introduce a Consumer Advocate Subsidies program that will enable people to get a .sucks for the deeply discounted price…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Does this fun video prove that the .sucks message isn’t total BS?

    …” and “Charging extra for 4G sucks. We don’t.” The campaign was reportedly conceived by ad agency Wieden & Kennedy London. It’s been getting a fair bit of TV airtime over the last month. This seems to substantiate something Vox Populi has been saying for the last 18 months: that “sucks” is not necessarily a hugely derogatory term any more…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
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