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https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=625312
 

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Makes you wonder how many have actually registered their ex company name. An employee who left on bad terms and wanted to try and get revenge. Not a good move either way.
 

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.sucks should be shut down, it has no other purpose than to extort legitimate businesses.

They have proven that by offering it to each business at $2,500 and at $250 to everyone else.

Although as a consumer I would have to be pretty pissed off at a business to want to spend $250 registration each year.
 

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MapleDots said:
.sucks should be shut down, it has no other purpose than to extort legitimate businesses.

I agree. I believe you can only buy a .sucks from Rebel.com. I’m surprised they are the Register for .sucks.
 

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Nafti said:
I agree. I believe you can only buy a .sucks from Rebel.com. I’m surprised they are the Register for .sucks.

.sucks can be sold through any registrar that signs up for it. non-.BRAND TLDs should be available to all registrars as per ICANN regulations, but the registry seems to show a preference on their site. There are other registrars offering it though: https://ntldstats.com/tld/sucks

MapleDots said:
They have proven that by offering it to each business at $2,500 and at $250 to everyone else.
The higher and lower prices were basically the typical sunrise launch phases before general availability.

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The video was flawed too, companies could potentially file a UDRP if a .sucks domain is found to infringe on their rights. The question is if that applies to gripe sites. There are similar cases and they can go either way depending on the details:
http://domainincite.com/25995-free-speech-or-bad-faith-udrp-panels-split-on-everything-sucks-domains

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There are discussions to prevent practices like this:
http://domainincite.com/26205-new-rules-could-stop-registries-ripping-off-big-brands

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For more reading (article search on DomainIncite, includes two of the ones linked above):
http://domainincite.com/?s=.sucks
There has been a dispute between this site and the registry.

Also, consider reading about the .feedback TLD:
http://domainincite.com/21632-feedback-gtld-in-breach-of-contract-after-big-brand-fraud-claims
 

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Hmm,

I had no idea that Rob Villeneuve of Rebel, Pool, Internic, Momentous owned .sucks




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.sucks has moved to get.sucks


A questionable extension if you think about it.
 

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MapleDots said:
Hmm,

I had no idea that Rob Villeneuve of Rebel, Pool, Internic, Momentous owned .sucks



A questionable extension if you think about it.

It’s kind of ironic that they own pool.com as well because in the last few years, they .sucks at acquiring TBR’s.
 

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MapleDots said:
A questionable extension if you think about it.

Agree. Seems like it's only reason for being is to cash in on businesses protecting their brands
 

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MapleDots said:
I had no idea that Rob Villeneuve of Rebel, Pool, Internic, Momentous owned .sucks

Rob Villeneuve doesn't own the company though, now he doesn't even work there anymore. Maybe you're thinking of Rob Hall?
 

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Thank you Frank

Is Rob Hall involved with .sucks then?

He seems like such an entrepreneur according to his profile in your link.
 

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IMO, .sucks = blackmail. While I'm not an angel, I personally wouldn't want to be involved in anything that sleazy. Kinda like anyone involved in the mugshots fiasco.

https://financialpost.com/entrepren...ot-sucks-domain-controversy-in-u-s-and-canada

An old story about .sucks - but is says
Cayman Islands-based Vox Populi Registry Ltd., a subsidiary of Ottawa-based Momentous Inc., won the right last year from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to manage the dot-sucks domain
 

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Yes, I am a bit shocked that Internic, Rebel, Pool, which are all such reputable companies would be put in with .sucks


Seriously if I owned the companies I would remove .sucks, make a holding company and keep it separate. I would never proudly display it on my main business site.


Wow what a mistake by Momentous!! *HELP*
 
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