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What You Need to Know About ICANN’s New gTLDs: Video, Infographic, Commentary

What You Need to Know About ICANN’s New gTLDs: Video, Infographic, Commentary

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved plans that will make sweeping changes to domain names. This article includes what your business needs to know to prepare.

The ICANN Board of Directors approved a plan to dramatically increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) – from the current 22, which includes such familiar domain extensions as .com, .org and .net – to any number, if approved through the ICANN process. Hundreds could be approved next year.

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How To Keep Your Domain Name Searches Safe From Poachers

How To Keep Your Domain Name Searches Safe From Poachers

Belief in conspiracy theories requires a healthy dose of paranoia, and domain name front running (DNFR) – the idea that domain name registrars like Go Daddy or Network Solutions are monitoring your domain name availability queries and registering anything you don’t immediately register yourself – sounds like a presumption of only the most suspicious and mistrustful. However, evidence suggests that DNFR does in fact occur. This article tells you how to avoid being taken advantage of.

Why Your Domain Name Registrar Needs Up-to-date Registrant Information

Why Your Domain Name Registrar Needs Up-to-date Registrant Information

ICANN (Internet Corporation on Assigned Names and Numbers) is the not-for-profit organization in charge of setting policies that govern domain name sales, distribution, management, protection and dispute. Domain name transfer policies — from one person, company or organization to another — also fall under the authority of ICANN. It’s this last area of ICANN authority that should concern you the most, because if you don’t follow the rules you may lose your domain names.

6 Ways to Recover a Domain Name from an Infringing Cybersquatter

6 Ways to Recover a Domain Name from an Infringing Cybersquatter

A trademark owner — whether registered or common law — who finds a domain name that is identical or confusingly similar to its mark has several options for dealing with the possible infringement, including ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy and the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act.

History of the Domain Name

History of the Domain Name

Before the World Wide Web The ubiquitous domain name system (DNS) has its roots almost as early as the Internet itself. As the early Internet grew through the 1970s with the advent of email and newsgroups, the problem of locating computers on connected networks also grew. In 1972, IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority was […]

Do Not Cybersquat (We Know Who You Are)

Do Not Cybersquat (We Know Who You Are)

Cybersquatting (also known as domain squatting), according to the United States federal law known as the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, is registering, trafficking in, or using a domain name with bad faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else. Think you have a great idea for buying an unregistered […]

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