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Namecheap drops lawsuit against Tucows

Companies appear to be resolving their disagreement outside of court.

Domain name registrar Namecheap has dropped its lawsuit against Tucows. [Update: they refiled it somewhere else.]

Namecheap has historically been a domain name reseller using Tucows’ Enom platform. Namecheap is now registering domain names under its own registrar accreditation and asked Tucows to transfer the four million domains it has sold as a reseller to Namecheap.

Tucows did not agree with the transfer method in which Namecheap wanted to handle the transition. Worrying that Tucows was dragging its feet, Namecheap sued Tucows.

In response, Tucows said that it proposed multiple ways of transitioning the domain names that it believed were more appropriate and did not run afoul of ICANN rules.

Namecheap voluntarily dismissed the case without prejudice, meaning that it can refile the claims at a later time. This suggests that the parties are working out their differences outside of the courtroom.

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  1. ModernDomains says

    So if I am reading this correctly, domains which expired at Namecheap will be handled in a similar manner as Enom domains. Does that mean they will be auctioned off at Namejet?

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