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That document appears to be out of date. The short answer is that your .sbs domains aren't going away, so don't worry. Here's the timeline for .sbs, as best as I can piece it together: On 7 November 2014, Special Broadcasting Service Corporation registered the .sbs TLD with ICANN, for private use. On 22 April 2020, Special Broadcasting Service Corporation ...


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Domain has 30 days renewal from the date after it expired. Then redemption period activates for another 30 days. After the redemption period, you'll be able to register domain again. Redemption period means this: This status code indicates that your registrar has asked the registry to delete your domain. Your domain will be held in this status for 30 days....


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Just wait until May 25 and then use a registrar in the EU. The new GDPR rules will prohibit making personal information publicly available with whois. See here, for example.


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ICANN is several layers removed from your hosting. There is a link, but isn't a direct link in any sense. ICANN is an organization that oversees the domain name system. They allow other companies to operate top level domains. They run some of the DNS servers that point to the DNS servers of the top level domain operators. The top level domain operator ...


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TL;DR No one can predict the future (so theoretically the case you present can happen, in practice I wouldn't bet on it), especially because ICANN, in charge of TLDs creation has a lot of rules and procedures, that change over time, with decisions that can later be appealed, reversed, upheld, and redone. So expect the unexpected. Now, in more details (the ...


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The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a non-profit organisation responsible for the root-level infrastructure, policy and governance of the Internet. Principally they: Work closely with Domain Name Registries that have chosen to enter into a contract with ICANN for governance, technical assistance and dispute resolution etc. (It ...


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There are domain registry services that allow for free private whois information. One of the registrars that I use doesn't charge me anything extra for private whois. One of the other registrars that I use charges me an arm and a leg for private whois. I think it's largely dependent on which registrar you go with, as their pricing breakdown is most often ...


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ICANN requirements passed along registries, registrars and finally the registrant are that you can be contacted at the address given, in the (honestly never occuring) case someone sends you a letter there. If your address accepts mail for you that you can collect, you fulfill the requirements. See https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/faqs-f0-2012-02-25-en ...


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What prevents a very well-funded organization from creating any unused site domain they choose (i.e. something.edu) and having it searchable/usable on the World Wide Web without going through an organization like IANA? The answer you are looking for is the Internet Domain Name System (DNS) itself. IP Addresses and Domain Names Basic DNS is a generic ...


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I am a hosting provider and domain reseller. I spend much of my time helping people who have lost track of where their domain is registered and have no idea of the difference between domain registration and site hosting. As I say to them having everything in one place will almost certainly help you avoid tears and heartache - trust me on this. Find a ...


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I worked for a company once who went down this road. It was manageable with a handful of domains, but at one point we held several hundred and it just got to be silly. Sure we had a spreadsheet to tell us what was where, but when it came to ongoing management like renewals (and remembering to charge end-clients for them) it led to more frustration than it ...


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Response from ICANN. Unfortunately I can not. Thank you for contacting the ICANN Global Support Center. The application window for the current round of new gTLDs closed in 2012. At this time, we are still processing applications from this round and dates for the next round have not yet been set. You can stay informed of the latest program ...


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Stephen's answer gives you all the details, but I think your misconception or slight changes of wording is related to something else, the "IANA root". ICANN oversees the running of the system, and plays no operational part (which is a simplification, as they technically run some root nameservers, and are also the "registry" of .int, but ...


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Does this status prohibit me from getting the domain once it has expired? No. And can I acquire the domain as soon as it expires according to the expiry date on ICANN? No. (And you have to be careful how you read things depending on where you look, to clearly understand the difference between registry expiration date and registrar expiration date; if you ...


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I finally figured it out. You need to turn off the "domain protection" plan. GoDaddy has a domain protection plan to protect privacy etc. Now when the domain expires you can't downgrade/turn off the domain protection plan unless you renew the DOMAIN and the domain protection plan, you can can get a refund on the domain protection plan once you ...


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what are the factors involved in thr domain being won by registrar A and not B? Luck. Or sheer force. Or many other factors that no one will discuss publicly, for obvious reasons (multi-million businesses have been built just on top of that, so...) From your comment: Are they for example just internet speed? And then physical distance? Distance from what? ...


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When domains expire/drop they become available to 'catch' and reregister using backordering before they are released for general public to purchase. If a backorder is placed by anyone (including resellers) then the registrar which accepted the backorder get to put their name in the hat. At the time of expiry a registrar name is picked out of the hat and they ...


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There are a number of instances where actions taken by ICANN need the support or consultation of the Registrars Stakeholder Group. Without someone from ICANN coming on here and confirming officially the reason for the duplicate records I suspect that it could be similar to a shareholder type of situation where each accredited registrar entry has one vote and ...


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Like it has already been said, it is not required, for a webhosting company to be an ICANN registrar. It is also a different job. You can in fact be just a reseller of any ICANN registrar providing such option (and there are many of them) or just even buying the domain name at any given registrar for your clients. It technically works and create the same ...


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No, you need to wait for the following Round to submit an application. It is unrealistic to provide a date yet but there are rumors. When it is possible, the entire domain name press will talk about it and the info will be published on the ICANN website: https://newgtlds.icann.org/en/. I suggest to subscribe to the gTLD.club Newsletter too.


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Many Registrars, including us, will give you privacy for free. There are also extensions where privacy is the default, not just an option.


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In short, nothing forbids anyone to creating new TLDs. It happened a lot in the past, with what was called "alternate roots". Because creating TLD is not the problem, the problem is accessing them. You have either them registered in the one global root managed by ICANN (see https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/unique-authoritative-root-2012-02-25-en ) or ...


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In short: no one knows and no one can predict anything about this. Like in some other areas, past behaviors will not give you indications of what will happen in the future. Any kind of sugar coating on this is just pure personal ramblings. The facts are that: the gTLD registries are under contracts with ICANN, with some variations, for example VeriSign ...


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No, there are no rules I am aware of as a domain reseller, but it might differ with some of the new TLDs. It might be worth clarifying with ICANN. There are somethings to be mindful of. It generally takes 3 - 5 days for a transfer to complete. I would never start a transfer less than a week prior to expiration if I wanted to avoid disruption. many TLDs ...


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Is there a planned successor to this program? Yes, currently being worked on. Has there been an announced application process for post-2012 new gTLDs? No, as the various works needed are not finished. Will TLD applications become available on an ongoing basis? That was the plan initially (the 2012 round being considered just as a first test), but I ...


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Your question is too vague, as this depends on the TLD. In the gTLD world, the content of whois is restricted per ICANN agreements. You can find all details in Specification 4 at https://newgtlds.icann.org/sites/default/files/agreements/agreement-approved-31jul17-en.html for registries and in section "REGISTRATION DATA DIRECTORY SERVICE (WHOIS) ...


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The issues are linked, for the reasons explained below. But let us please first go back in history to put things in context, and I will be mostly targeting gTLDs and .COM/.NET in fact: when the registry/registrar split started, the protocol used to communicate was then RRP (see RFC2832); as you can see in its section 4.3.10 the transfer command was used by ...


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There are "outs" for that rule that ICANN allows. Many Registrars have added a way for Registrants to opt out of that lock. Why does that rule exist? It is a method to try to prevent domain hijacking. I don't think most Registrars or even Registrants have asked for that type of lock, since there are many other, more effective ways to minimize domain ...


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If someone manages to change the registrant contact details on your domain would you be happy if they then immediately transferred it away? Or would you prefer some sort of cooling off period so that any malicious actions can be undone? That is the point of a 60 day lock after the change of (only certain) registrant details.


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It does happen that a registry increases the price of its domains but it is rare and when it happens the increase of price is very small. I wouldn't worry too much about this. Some new domain name extensions are cheaper than ".com" by the way. What can happen, and again this is ultra rare too, is buying a premium domain name and having a renewal price that ...


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