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This Week’s Articles in Review
This Week’s News in Review
Humane Society Dropping GoDaddy As Domain Host – 01-Apr-11
HSUS announced today that it was in the process of finding new hosting for the more than 650 domain names it currently has through GoDaddy.com.
Verisign DNS Fix Paves Way for Safer Internet – 01-Apr-11
VeriSign, the administrator of the .com domain, announced on Thursday that the company had deployed the domain-name system (DNS) security extensions to that popular top-level domain. In addition to .com, the other major top-level domains have been signed, including .edu, .gov, .net, and .org.
Former Green Candidate Hijacks Domain Names – 31-Mar-11
A former Green Party candidate in Kamloops, B.C., has no regrets over a stunt he pulled to teach the current candidates in his riding a lesson. Grant Fraser, who ran for MP in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo riding in 2004, admits that he hijacked the website domain names of Liberal Murray Todd and Christian Heritage Party candidate Chris Kempling.
Is Cybersquatting Up or Just Enforcement of Cybersquatting? – 31-Mar-11
WIPO’s headline is misleading. Today World Intellectual Property Forum (WIPO) did its annual release of how many UDRP cases it handled last year. It was a record 2,696 cases. That’s a lot of cases, and National Arbitration Forum also saw an increase in cases this year. But I take issue with WIPO’s headline: Cybersquatting Hits Record Level.
Cybersquatting Hits Record Level, WIPO Center Rolls out New Services – 31-Mar-11
In 2010, trademark holders filed 2,696 cybersquatting cases covering 4,370 domain names with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) under procedures based on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), an increase of 28% over the 2009 level and of 16% over the previous record year, 2008.
Verisign Achieves Critical DNSSEC Milestone By Deploying Security Extensions – 31-Mar-11
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, announced today that .com — the Internet’s largest domain with more than 90 million domain name registrations worldwide — now supports DNS Security.
PETA Plays Into Bob Parson’s Hands Over Elephant Hunting – 30-Mar-11
PETA is closing its Go Daddy account over elephant hunting incident. Poor Bob Parsons. The Go Daddy founder is about to lose a few hundred domain name registrations from its client People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). I’m sure he’s just shaking in his boots. The group is enraged about an elephant hunting video he took in …
Top10.co Explains Its Choice of .co for New Web Site – 30-Mar-11
Company that made a big .com domain purchase in 2010 launches a new product on .co in 2011. Top10.com Media Ltd is no stranger to domain names. Last year the company forked over $1 million in cash and equity for the domain name Top10.com, which it uses for his communications service comparison engine. When the company decided to launch…
Court to Auction John Zuccarini Domain Names April 8 – 29-Mar-11
Court-appointed receiver finally set to auction off domain names. The long saga of John Zuccarini’s domain names might be winding to a close. On April 8, 2011, court-appointed receiver Michael Blacksburg will auction off dozens of domain names to satisfy a cybersquatting judgment against Zuccarini. Zuccarini also owes the IRS significant …
Court Awards Digimedia $100,000 for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking – 29-Mar-11
Domain investor and developer scores penalty against company that attempted reverse domain name hijacking. A judge has awarded Scott Day’s DigiMedia.com LP $103,717.66 stemming from a finding of reverse domain name hijacking against GoForIt Entertainment (pdf). GoForIt made an interesting claim against DigiMedia back in 2006.
Will The .xxx Domain Name Kill The Online Porn Industry? – 29-Mar-11
Creating a virtual ghetto for pornography will make it significantly easier for parents and legislators to police unwanted content. When a company buys a new .xxx domain and alerts the ICM Registry, the new site will be lumped with any .com, .net, .in or any other sites that they own and operate, according to a Forbes story that was published after ICANN’s decision. Legislators could target each of those lumps. X marks the spot.
.xxx Does Not Mark The Spot – 28-Mar-11
ICANN’s latest top level domain decision raises a few eyebrows.
New Method Finds Botnets That Hide Behind Changing Domains – 28-Mar-11
Researchers at Texas A&M University believe they have a new way of fighting domain-fluxing botnets.
12 Ways to Get Rich in The New TLD Gold Rush (Part 1) – 28-Mar-11
Get your creative juices going. A lot of people in the domain name industry are opposed to new top level domain names. But their eventual approval is inevitable. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong with a massive introduction of new top level domain names, it’s time to switch gears and figure out how you can profit from it…
Facebook Disputes 21 Squatter Domain Names – 25-Mar-11
Facebook is trying to buy 21 domain names currently held by Domain Asset Holdings, a known domain squatter based in Potomac, Maryland. The full list of domains is available on Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) Search website (UDRPSearch) under case number D2011-0516. Here are all 21 of them, 14 of which start with the word Facebook: aboutfacebook.com, facebookbabes.com…
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