‘.sucks’ dispute escalates as IPC president responds to threats and Congress holds hearing
Earlier this week, we reported on a letter from Vox Populi Registry, the company behind ‘.sucks’, challenging the referral of the Intellectual Property Constituency’s (IPC) concerns over its pricing policies to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs. In response, the president of the IPC has told WTR: “I for one do not intend to be muzzled”. Meanwhile, in DC a US Congress judiciary committee hearing has given stakeholders a forum to discuss the string, as well as plans to shift oversight of the Domain Name System (DNS) away from the US Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
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