30 Aug '17, 1pm

Looks like Domain Name Wire was hacked. At least I hope that's the case.

The registrant’s use of the registered domain name, must be: “Generally accepted as legitimate”: it is unclear what legitimate means. “Not directly aimed at selling or offering for sale of the same domain name or for selling non .WED domains”: does it mean that a person involved in the business of domain names cannot buy one because it deals with other domain name extensions? This is unclear too. “Not directly aimed at monetisation via advertisement including but not limited to pay per click advertising”: OK, domainers not welcome as well as no crap advertising. Understood. I understand the position of the Registry here but unfortunately, a registry requires to sell domain names to pay ICANN; “.WED domains are only valid for two years”: what happens at the end of year two? It was designed so the domains would expire so another couple could use them. This is a bad business ...

Full article: http://domainnamewire.com/2017/08/29/can-web-revive-wed/#...

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