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  • Trademark Clearinghouse: 1,626 Marks Have Expired While Submissions are Slowing Down

    January 23, 2015 @ 9:22 AM

    We are now reaching the first year anniversary of the first New gTLDs and already 1,626 marks have expired at the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH). So far 34,400 marks have been submitted to the Trademark Clearinghouse as of the 22nd of…

  • New TLD Company Architelos Sued After Threatening IP Law Firm

    January 23, 2015 @ 6:54 AM

    Architelos sent cease and desist letter to intellectual property law firm, with a predictable result. What happens when you send a cease & desist letter alleging trademark infringement to an intellectual property law firm? You get sued. That’s what happened after new top level domain name services company Architelos sent a C&D to California-based Cotman…

  • Jeff Neuman Quits Neustar for Valideus

    January 23, 2015 @ 4:13 AM

    Neustar’s top domain name guy is moving to UK new gTLD consultancy Valideus. Jeff Neuman, who’s been with Neustar for over 15 years, will become Valideus’ senior vice president for North America, starting this coming Monday, according to Valideus managing director Nick Wood. I don’t know who’s replacing him at Neustar, where he’s been in…

  • Verisign Q3 2014 Report: 284 Million Domain Names With 6.8% Growth, 130 Million .com & .net

    January 22, 2015 @ 1:41 PM

    VeriSign, Inc. today announced 4 million domain names were added to the Internet in the third quarter of 2014, bringing the total number of registered domain names to 284 million worldwide across all top-level domains (TLDs) as of Sept. 30,…

  • Trademark Clearinghouse Releases New Numbers: 34,400 Trademarks Registered

    January 22, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

    The Trademark Clearinghouse release some new numbers today. There are now 34,400 trademark submitted to the trademark clearinghouse. Just over 50% were submitted for more than one year for a total of almost 86,000 trademark years. Over 128,000 claim notice have been sent out to trademark holders notifying them of a registered new gTLD covered…

  • Trademark Clearinghouse Bundles Porn Domains With Service at Discount

    January 22, 2015 @ 12:18 PM

    Deal with ICM Registry cuts pricing if you sign up for TMCH and protect a brand in adult domain names. The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) will cut you a deal on its services, if you take a little T&A with it. On a webinar about the new ICM Registry domains .Adult and .Porn today, ICM General…

  • .Gay is Gay Enough After All? ICANN Overturns Community Panel Decision

    January 22, 2015 @ 11:42 AM

    One of the applicants for .gay has won a significant battle in the fight for the controversial new gTLD. In a shock move, a committee of ICANN’s board of directors has overturned the rejection of dotgay LLC’s Community Priority Evaluation, ordering that the case should be re-examined by a new panel of experts. As you…

  • .XXX Registry Releases Domain Check for Brand Owners

    January 22, 2015 @ 11:25 AM

    Tool checks brand across more than just ICM Registry’s top level domain names. ICM Registry, the company behind .xxx and the forthcoming .porn and .adult domain names, has released an online tool for companies to check their brands across hundreds of new top level domain names. Domain Check, of course, provides status information related to…

  • Forbes: Why, Even After a Year, There's Still No Land Grab for New Internet Domains

    January 22, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

    And it’s pretty much turned out the way I thought. The additional virtual territory does not seem to have been a tremendous bonanza — at least so far. Here’s how things unfolded.

  • Do We Need New Domain Names for Real Estate?

    January 22, 2015 @ 7:06 AM

    Many domain names used in real estate are still available in .com. There are lots of new top level domain names coming out (or already released) for real estate purposes: .Realtor, .realty, .realestate, .casa, .immobilien, .immo and probably a few others I’ve missed. This week Rightside released .forsale, a domain it is pitching for real…

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