Arstechnica: Vox Populi fires back at ICANN over .SUCKS domain pricing criticism

When last we left the nascent “.sucks” generic top-level domain, ICANN was calling for investigation and scrutiny into the pricing structure the domain’s designated registry was implementing. That registry, a company called Vox Populi, is currently offering sunrise pricing on “.sucks” domain names with the MSRP going as high as $2,499. Individual registrars are charged $1,999 for each registration, and the registrants themselves are charged whatever the registrar wants—”as low as $2,024 and as high as $3,977.99,” according to Vox Populi). ICANN has raised accusations of “extortions” and “shakedowns,” with the implication being that companies desperate to control their brand’s “.sucks” domain will be forced to pay large amounts to buy it. Read more at Arstechnica

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