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  • Interesting UDRP Involving Capital One and a "Reviews" Domain Name

    January 18, 2017 @ 7:04 AM

    National Arbitration panelist gives nuanced discussion of using a trademark term in a domain name that could be used for criticism. Banking giant Capital One has lost a cybersquatting complaint brought against the owner of CapitalOneReviews.com, a domain name registered in October last year. It’s a well-reasoned case that examines the use of trademarks in…

  • Lawsuit Filed to Recover Stolen 4-number Domain Names

    January 17, 2017 @ 8:28 AM

    Previous owner says two four-digit domain names were stolen. Thomas Keefe, Jr. has filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) in U.S. federal district court to recover domain names he alleges were stolen from his eNom account. Keefe alleges that the domain names 1414.com and 6144.com were stolen in December 2015, although he didn’t notice the…

  • Australian Bank Finds Out The Hard Way It Should Have The .COM Too

    January 13, 2017 @ 11:02 PM

    One of Australia’s big 4 banks has found out the hard way that it’s a good idea for a large company to obtain its top level domain. Not just the country code Top Level Domain that the company operates in. The bank, NAB, formerly National Australia Bank, sent the account details of over 60,000 customers to <a href="mailto:nab@nab.com">nab@nab.com</a> instead of <a href="mailto:nab@nab.com.au">nab@nab.com.au</a>.

  • Domain "Slammer" Making Millions in Oz

    January 13, 2017 @ 2:54 AM

    A company accused of the domain slamming scam made over $5 million over three years tricking companies into buying domains they didn’t need, it has been alleged. Consumer Affairs Victoria, an Australian state government watchdog, has reportedly taken Domain Register Pty Ltd to court, claiming tens of thousands of people had been conned by fake…

  • Want to Use Escrow.com? Prepare to Be Verified.

    January 12, 2017 @ 2:11 PM

    New verification process is designed to meet regulations. Escrow.com has started a new verification process for its customers, both buyers and sellers. In order to send or receive payments to a personal account, users will have to provide a copy of a government-issued ID (such as a drivers license) and proof of personal address (such…

  • Domain Name Dispute Decision Says It is a Basic Right to Register a Domain Name and Sell It at a Profit

    January 12, 2017 @ 11:06 AM

    This is a lesson for everyone that tries to steal a domain name from its rightful owner. A lesson for all people, companies, trademark holders (or not) and their lawyers that attempt a reverse domain name hijacking. The decision clearly states that “there is nothing in the Policy to negate the right or a registrant…

  • Frank Schilling Files Patent Application for Domain Marketplace

    January 12, 2017 @ 8:32 AM

    Application covers aspects of Uniregistry Market. Frank Schilling has filed a patent application (pdf) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cover certain aspects of his company’s domain name marketplace, now called Uniregistry Market. The application was filed in June 2016 and just published today. Schilling previously filed a provisional application in 2012 and…

  • Sony Creates New Sites On .sony Top Level Domain Name

    January 12, 2017 @ 8:09 AM

    Three. brand websites promote various projects. Back in 2015, Sony created a site to promote some of the technology in the James Bond Film Spectre. It chose to create the site at AssistMoneyPenny.SONY, using its .brand top level domain name. That site has since been shuttered, but Sony is spinning up a few new sites…

  • Lawsuit Filed to Recover Stolen GMF.com Domain, and Here are Two Warnings

    January 12, 2017 @ 6:48 AM

    A stolen domain name can reveal sensitive business information to the thief. Lots of three letter domain names have been stolen over the past few years. A stolen domain lawsuit (pdf) filed in U.S. District Court in Virginia on Tuesday should provide warnings to all companies that use a domain name, as well as domain…

  • Bluehost Teams With Google Domains for WordPress Hosting

    January 11, 2017 @ 6:42 AM

    Leading WordPress hosting site, Powered by Endurance, offers fast, simple and secure managed platform for optimized performance.

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