Earlier this year three legacy generic top-level domains (gTLDs) agreed to implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension System (URS) as part of the renewal of their registry agreements. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) came in for criticism amid claims that it had forced the three gTLD registries, ‘.pro’, ‘.travel’ and ‘.cat’, to introduce the URS as part of the contractual negotiations for the renewal of their respective registry agreements. ICANN denied this was the case and insisted that the three registries had voluntarily agreed to include the URS. However, there is now a push to have ICANN reveal the full nature of the negotiations regarding the URS and the renewal of the ‘.pro’, ‘.travel’ and ‘.cat’ registry agreements.

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