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Just blogged: .sucks launches despite trademark lobby outrage #newgtlds #trademarks #icann

.sucks launches despite trademark lobby outrage Kevin Murphy , March 30, 2015, 19:50:56 (UTC), Domain Registries Vox Populi took its .sucks new gTLD into its sunrise period as planned today, despite an 11th-hour outcry from trademark lawyers. Pricing varies wildly between registrars. Registry CEO John Berard told DI today that the TLD became available to trademark owners at a minute after midnight UTC this morning as scheduled. ICANN’s Intellectual Property Constituency had asked ICANN’s top brass late Friday (mid-way through California’s final working day before the sunrise was due to begin) to “halt” the launch. I’ve yet to hear confirmation from ICANN that it will not take action as a result of the IPC’s letter, but it has evidently not so far chosen to intervene. The IPC described .sucks, with its suggested $2,500 sunrise fee, as a “shakedown” and a “perversion” of the...

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