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

    … a Vox “gag order” on registrars. As we reported on Friday, Vox terminated Com Laude‘s ability to sell .sucks domains directly, due to a then-unspecified alleged breach of the Registry-Registrar Agreement that binds all .sucks domain registrars. It turned out the “breach” was of the part of the .sucks RRA that states that Vox registrars “shall make…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 31 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- 13 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- 11 readers -
  • .sucks “gag order” dropped, approved

    … to frustrate or impair the purpose of this Agreement. But Vox has now “clarified” the language to remove the requirement that registrars “promote” .sucks names. The new RRA will say “offer” instead. Registrars had also complained that the new RRA would have allowed Vox to unilaterally impose new contractual terms with only 15 days notice. Vox has…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • .sucks sends in the lawyers in “gag order” fight

    … that Vox Populi proposed for its Registry-Registrar Agreement late last year. Some registrars believe that the changes unfairly give the registry the unilateral right to amend the RRA in future, and that they prevent registrars opposed to .sucks in principle from criticizing the gTLD in public. I understand that a draft letter that characterizes…

    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…

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  • More on my Twitter.sucks reg

    … If you were reading on Friday, you’ll know that I brought about the registration of the domain twitter.sucks and took charge of a web site hosted at that address. I hinted that there was a little more to the story, but couldn’t get into it. The first part of the story is here. What I didn’t mention was that twitter.sucks was in my This.sucks…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Twitter- 4 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 domain ashleymadison.sucks, which hosted a tool to search a database of millions of stolen Ashley Madison users’ data, has been deleted. According to Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling, the domain was deleted by its registrant within the five-day grace period permitted under ICANN rules. The site looked like this shortly after it launched…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 203 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- 9 readers -
  • Does this fun video prove that the .sucks message isn’t total BS?

    … At least one big brand seems to have the same idea about “sucking” as the .sucks gTLD registry, even if it does not appear to own any .sucks domain names. Three, which is currently the smallest of the UK’s four major mobile phone networks, is advertising its services using very similar messaging. The fun 90-second commercial embedded below…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
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