19 Dec '13, 11pm

Just blogged: Extortion.sucks — Vox Pop CEO defends “under-priced” $25,000 sunrise fee #icann #new…

Just blogged: Extortion.sucks — Vox Pop CEO defends “under-priced” $25,000 sunrise fee #icann #new…

Extortion.sucks — Vox Pop CEO defends “under-priced” $25,000 sunrise fee Kevin Murphy , December 19, 2013, 23:20:09 (UTC), Domain Registries Vox Populi Registry, the .sucks new gTLD applicant backed by Momentous Corp, is to charge trademark owners $25,000 to participate in its Sunrise period, should it win the TLD. Not only that, but it’s become the first new gTLD applicant that I’m aware of to start taking pre-registration fees from trademark owners while it’s still in a contention set with other applicants. At first glance, it looks like plain old trademark-owner extortion, taken to an extreme we’ve never seen before. But after 45 minutes talking to Vox Pop CEO John Berard this evening, I’m convinced that it’s worse than that. The company is setting itself up as the IP lobby’s poster child for everything that is wrong with the new gTLD program. If Vox Pop wins the .sucks...

Full article: http://domainincite.com/15390-extortion-sucks-vox-pop-ceo...

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