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The US Department of Commerce has finally renewed Verisign’s contract to run the .COM registry for the next six years, but surprisingly they have denied the registry’s ability to raise prices as part of the approval. The announcement means the fee Verisign charges registrars for .COM domain names will remain at the current $7.85 for [...] Continue reading
VeriSign and the Department of Commerce (DOC) announced this morning that the Agreement allowing VeriSign to remain in place as the .Com registry operator had been approved with one major alteration — .Com wholesale prices will be frozen at $7.85 for the six-year length of the Agreement absent extraordinary circumstances. The version of the Agreement [...] Continue reading
Purpose (Brief): The Trademark Clearinghouse facilitates the protection of trademark rights during the initial allocation and registration periods for domain names in new generic top level domains (new gTLDs). All new gTLD registries will be required to use Clearinghouse data to ensure that a set of mandatory trademark rights protection mechanisms are applied to all [...] Continue reading
So my prediction from last year that "ICANN will open the new gTLD application period without any glitches" could not have been more wrong. And yes — I actually used the word 'glitches'. That said, I was correct in saying that many would be surprised by the number of new gTLD applications submitted. [...] Continue reading
About a day or so ago, Francois announced that eCop will make it possible to make money by selling a domain without actually buying it (click HERE for more details). In my opinion, it’s an option (no pun intended) that a lot of domainers might find interesting and let me explain why. Let’s assume [...] Continue reading
It’s a bad day for Verisign. As the company pins its growth hopes partially on its applications for IDN gTLDs — in the wake of losing its price-raising powers over .com — ccTLD registries from Asia-Pacific have raised serious concerns about its bids. The Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association says that many of its [...] Continue reading
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