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Senators To NTIA: Agency Violated Fed Law Using Fed Funds To Relinquish U.S. Oversight

June 21st, 2016 Comments off

U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), today sent a letter to NTIA Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, questioning the agency’s apparent violation of federal law in using federal funds to relinquish U.S. oversight of the Internet. Here is the letter The Honorable Lawrence Strickling Assistant Secretary […]

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Google Finally Acquires the Domain AndroidTV.com

May 9th, 2016 Comments off

  Google  has finally acquired the domain name AndroidTV.com Google  lost a UDRP on the domain name back in March 2014 after the panel said the dispute was outside the types of disputes the UDRP was set up for.  You can read our summary of the UDRP here. In April 2014 Google announced that they […]

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UPDATE: Domainking.ng Moved To A New Registrar After Rick Schwartz Announced UDRP

March 31st, 2016 Comments off

The domain name domainking.ng changed registrars yesterday, apparently as a result of our post announcing that Rick Schwartz filed an administrative proceeding similar to a UDRP with the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) which manages the Top Level Domain (.ng ccTLD) based on his “domain King” trademark. The domain name domainking.ng is being used as […]

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Rick Schwartz Files UDRP To Protect His “Domain King” Mark & There’s More To Come

March 30th, 2016 Comments off

Rick Schwartz who has been known in the domain community as the “Domain King” has filed an administrative action to gain control of the domain name DomainKing.ng. .Ng is the country code (ccTLD) for Nigeria. Rick not only is commonly known as the Domain King inside the domain community, but has a federally registered trademark […]

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Watch Out for DomainVerification.Net emails; Charging For ICANN Whois Verification

March 15th, 2016 Comments off

I got an email today which looks like one of those ICANN required verification emails that registrars have to send out to domain holders. ICANN requires registrars to send a notice to verify whois information and “when a registrant does not respond for over 15 calendar days to a registrar’s inquiries regarding the accuracy of […]

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ButtonMakers.com Registered in 2007 Lost in UDRP To Co. That Registered TM in 2014

March 11th, 2016 Comments off

The domain name ButtonMakers.com which was registered by the domain holder in 2007 was just lost in a UDRP to Rockstar Industries, LLP which registered a trademark in 2014. The one member panel of Dr. Katalin Szamosi found the Complainant had established common law trademark rights to the term “Button Makers” as early as September […]

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Rightside Establishes Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise in China & Plans To Be Licensed in 2016

February 12th, 2016 Comments off

Rightside (NAME) announced today its expanded operations in China by establishing a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE). Rightside says that there are almost 90,000 domains registered in the their portfolio of 39 new gTLD’s in the Chinese market, with .LIVE, .NEWS, and .PUB being the most popular. There are currently 5.4 million new TLDs registered in […]

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We Are Sorry To Report That Domain Investor Anthony J. McDermott Passed Away

January 2nd, 2016 Comments off

Unfortunately the new year has started out with some very bad news as we learned that Anthony McDermott, who was a domain investor and one of  the early leaders in the legal internet vertical passed away on December 23rd, 2015 Anthony was the founder and president of SWI Digital, Inc., “a Full Service Multimedia and […]

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SK Lubricants Guilty of Reverse Domain Hijacking on ZiC.com

December 4th, 2015 Comments off

SK Lubricants Americas of Houston, Texas was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the three letter .com domain name ZIC.com The domain owner was represented by ESQwire.com The Domain Name was originally created on September 6, 2003 but the current owner obtained the Domain Name on February 28, 2015 and is […]

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Judge In 1st Verisign vs. XYZ Case Publishes 15 Page Opinion

November 20th, 2015 Comments off

The federal judge CLAUDE M. HILTON who granted a summary judgement in favor of .XYZ and Daniel Negari last month throwing Verisign’s case for false advertising out, today handed down a 15 page Memorandum Opinion supporting the summary judgement decision and of course its very interesting. Here are the highlights: THIS MATTER comes before the […]

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