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UDRP is Not Surefire Way to Take Down a Counterfeit Web Site
On the face of it, it might seem appealing for a trademark owner to use UDRP to take down a web site selling counterfeit goods. But trademark holders need to understand that UDRP is for cybersquatting, and not all sites selling counterfeit goods meet the three requirements of winning a UDRP. The latest example is Oakley, which failed to recover the domain name MyFakeOakleySunglasses.com.
Confirmed: .nxt Conference Canceled
The show was expected to run next week, August 29-31, in London, following two successful events in San Francisco last year.
Federal Courts Seize App Domains in Pirating Crackdown
The three seized domain names – applanet.net, appbucket.net and snappzmarket.com – are in the custody of the federal government. Visitors to the sites will now find a seizure banner that notifies them that the domain name has been seized by federal authorities and educates them that willful copyright infringement is a federal crime.
ICANN: Roadmap for Processing New gTLD Applications
In June 2012 ICANN published close to 2,000 applications for new gTLDs. The processing of these applications consists broadly of two phases: Evaluation followed by Pre-delegation steps, then Delegation. ICANN’s objective is to provide certainty to applicants and a solution for Metering should be developed as efficiently as possible.
Google Apps Makes .co an Option (and promotes it)
Google Apps has added .co as a registration option when you open a new account.
Denver Domainers Unite: RMDC 2012 at Chloe
There are now over 2 billion people in the world on the internet. Can you think of another activity besides eating that’s shared by that many people? Many savvy companies are leaving the brick and mortar behind and moving the majority of their operations to the web.
Turn Over in Your Grave. Rick on Board with gTLD’s!!
I am very excited about an emerging niche. For the first time I am excited about gTLD domains. Very excited. I can see it clearly now. But not in the form of .whatever. I have yet to be convinced or won over yet. But I always keep an open mind.
NY State is Offering Small Business Free Websites and Domain Hosting
Google has teamed up with New York State to get small businesses online. “There’s no cost. No catch. No Hassle.“ This is great news for the 53 percent of small businesses in New York that do not have a website.
US Must Hand Over Internet Control to the World
The Internet has become one of the most important resources in the world in just a few decades, but the governance mechanism for such an important international resource is still dominated by a private sector organization and a single country.
Online Sports Fan Site Acquires Key Domain Name for Branding
As I was researching the purchase of SportsRants.com for $1,415 on Afternic by SportsRantz.com, I found that the buyer had posted a blog entry about why he bought the domain.
RomneyRyan.com is Up For Auction on Flippa.com
For the Buy It Now price of $100,000, you can own the 2012 election year’s arguably hottest domain name.
Judge Allows Antitrust Lawsuit Against ICANN
In a closely watched case, a federal judge has ruled that the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers can be sued for alleged antitrust violations stemming from the new “.xxx” domain name.
DotMed Applicant Survives UDRP Attack on its .med Brand Domain Names
.Med applicant HEXAP SAS has staved off an attack on its promotional web sites aboutdotmed.com, supportdotmed.com and thedotmed.com in a UDRP.
Verisign’s Future Looks Stable With .com And .net Registries in The Bag
VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN), primarily known as the authoritative registry for .com and .net generic top-level domains, also operates a diverse array of network infrastructure, including two of the Internet’s thirteen root nameservers and the back-end systems for the .gov, .jobs, and .edu top-level domains.
VeriSign Publishes New Video Promoting .TV
VeriSign published a new video yesterday promoting .TV domain names.
Owner of RomneyRyan.com Plans to Auction Site
If his job in the tech industry doesn’t work out, Peter Crowley should try psychic reading. The 26-year-old purchased RomneyRyan.com in 2010 after hearing recently-named Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan speak. Predicting that Romney was the inevitable GOP frontrunner, he matched them up and bought the site.
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