ICANN asks FTC to rule on .sucks domain dispute

Posted On April 22, 2015
In Domain Names / Reply

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been asked to investigate whether the registry running the .sucks domain is acting illegally.

According to a report by V3, the concern is that brand owners wishing to register their brands in the .sucks domain will have to pay $2,500 – an amount far in excess of the price that will be offered to the general public and the price of other top-level domains.

In response, ICANN’s chief contract compliance officer, Allen Grogan, said “Due to the serious nature of the allegations,¬†we have sent letters to both the (FTC) and, because Vox Populi is a Canadian enterprise, Canada’s Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) asking them to consider assessing and determining whether or not Vox Populi is violating any of the laws or regulations those agencies enforce”.

 

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