The registry already runs .inc.
ICANN has published an assignment agreement for .llp, the latest of the domains that Frank Schilling’s UNR sold in an auction last year to transfer hands.
Intercap Registry Inc. is the buyer. The domain is a fit for the company because it already owns the corporate identifier domain .inc.
This is the second time .llp has change hands. DotRegistry, LLC sold the top level domain to UNR in April 2020:
.Llp hasn’t launched yet, and that might be because of strict registration requirements that will add friction to the registration process. The contract with ICANN includes a policy requiring registrants to submit information showing they are a registered entity with a name that correlates to the domain they’re registering.
It will be interesting to see how Intercap launches this domain. It markets its .inc domains with a high annual price of about $2,000 and bundles it with free services.