A Complaint about ICANN’s New Complaints Office

ICA has long been on record that it was an inappropriate usurpation of the GNSO’s policymaking role for ICANN Global Domain Division (GDD) staff to be urging legacy gTLD registry operators to adopt Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) in the course of renewal negotiations for their registry agreements (RAs). That’s because the URS was adopted as...

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The real percentages of the upcoming Uniregistry domain extension price increases (5% to 3115%)

Uniregistry’s planned price increase in its 16 new extensions resulted in a reaction few anticipated. Michele Neylon, CEO of the registrar Blacknight, shared in a blog post the actual percentages that each of the affected New gTLDs. Domain name prices are in Euro as the registrar is based in Ireland but the percentages are more …

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Donuts: “we have no plans to increase prices for existing registrants”

Andee Hill from Donuts explained what the New gTLD registry’s business plan is, regarding pricing on its 200 new extensions. Uniregistry’s planned price increase put all New gTLD registries in a tough spot. I wondered how they felt and asked a few people from the registries while some made comments on blogs and forums. Here …

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.CLUB’s pricing strategy (.CLUB has signed a price protection clause with registrars for 5 years)

Colin Campbell, CEO of .Club said on Namepros that “.CLUB has voluntarily signed a price protection clause with the registrars for the first 5 years which limits to inflation or 15%.”. Uniregistry’s planned price increase put all New gTLD registries in a tough spot yesterday. I wondered how they feel and even asked a few …

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Use This Formula to Acquire The Perfect Domain.

Follow these seven guidelines to avoid making critical mistakes in your domain and brand name selection. The C.O.N.V.E.R.T. formula is one of the guidelines that we created to help our clients acquire the perfect domain.  Walking thru these core principles will help you determine the strength and quality of your domain name options.  The domain […]

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Frank Schilling just killed the New gTLD domain name program (Warning!)

Frank Schilling, owner of Uniregistry, just nailed the first nail on the New gTLD coffin. I wonder how the other registries are feeling about this? Yes, I am angry once again even though this price hike does not affect my own New gTLD names. But this affects the whole ICANN New gTLD program. Did Frank …

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Should Donuts or any other domain registry be the internet (copyright) police?

I think there has been a disproportionate reaction to 2 very similar policies: the Healthy Domains Initiative by The Domain Name Association and PIR and the agreements that Donuts and Radix have signed with MPAA. In February of last year, Donuts announced entry into a “trusted notifier” program with the Motion Picture Association of America …

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