Icann has doubts about ‘.sucks’ domain




The ICANN, which is responsible for the issuance of top-level domains, doubts about the ‘.sucks’ top-level domain. Businesses complain that they are being extorted to purchase a .sucks’ domain. The ICANN wants to know if the practices are legal.

Icann Recently complained that the company behind the companies’ .sucks’ domain, Vox Populi, companies basically blackmailing to purchase a domain name. If they do not, then another after all run off with the ‘.sucks’ domain with the name of the company, as is the fear. In addition, companies need $ 2500 per year, 2350 euros to pay for a domain, much more than individuals.

The Icann has therefore to the US Federal Trade Commission and its Canadian equivalent asked how that market watchdogs perceive the issue. Should they conclude that the practices of Vox Populi not in line with the law or the terms for registries, the Icann could potentially still out under the agreements.

There has long been critical of the introduction of new top-level domains in general. Besides’ .sucks’ thereby include also involves’ .buy ‘and’ .amsterdam. In exchange for one-time costs of $ 185,000 and a fee of $ 25,000 per year, companies can now create their own top-level domain. Critics, however, leads to confusion.


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