Back on December 19th we wrote about one new gTLD applicant’s plan to charge $25,000 for a .sucks domain registration in a post entitled; “You’ve Got To Be Kidding: $25K For A .Sucks Domain Name Registration”
Today Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) called .Sucks “little more than a predatory shakedown scheme designed to force large corporations, small businesses, non-profits, and even individuals, to pay ongoing fees to prevent seeing the phrase ‘sucks’ appended to their names on the Internet.”
I believe we were the first to raise the issue, but certainly not the last.
We also took issue with some of the terms of the application of the .Sucks applicant in question based on their announced pricing in another post a day later.
At the time we said this was going to be an issue for ICANN and the new gTLD program.
Now it is.
Our original post had 72 comments including from another .Sucks applicant.
Today none of the applicants could be reached by the mainstream press for comment.
Maybe they should be reading TheDomains.com