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Fake Story on New gTLD Domain, Bloomberg.Market Sends Twitter Shares Up Over 5%

July 14th, 2015 Comments off
  According to several sources, a fake news story appearing on a new gTLD domain name Bloomberg.Market sent shares of Twitter up over 5% today when they reported Twitter was going to be bought for $31 Billion dollars to over $38 a share. The domain is  Bloomberg.market, not Bloomberg.com but its made to look like […]

NetNames files Complaint w/ European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS Pricing

July 7th, 2015 Comments off
NetNames.com has filed a  complaint to European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS pricing strategy that had Brand owners charged $1,999 each year (wholesale) for a .SUCKS domain name compared to others that are charged just $10 According to NetNames.com which is a brand protection company representing many trademark holders, Vox Populi created an uneven […]
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Nominet (.UK) Release Domain Name Dispute Report For 2014

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Nominet, the nonprofit that  behind .UK, released its the annual summary of domain name disputes bought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) which is similar to the UDRP system. A total of 726 complaints were made, up 8% on 2013. However, 2014 also saw a 51% increase in the number of cases where people were […]
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Namecheap Launches Respectourprivacy.com To Save Private Whois Registrations

June 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Namecheap.com, in association with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight For The Future (FFTF), launched the website Respectourprivacy.com to allow people to file a comment with ICANN letting them know they object to the proposed rule that would greatly restrict the use of privacy or proxy services on whois records of domain names. ICANN […]

Here Is The Statement Phil Corwin Of The ICA Will Be Giving To The House Judiciary Committee

May 13th, 2015 Comments off
Here is the Statement of Philip S. Corwin,  Counsel, Internet Commerce Association   will give today to the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet The hearing is entitled: “Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet’s Operation” The hearing should have […]
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Co. With 13K Employees, 2,700+ Stores Found Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on Mango.uk

May 12th, 2015 Comments off
Consolidated Artists B.V. of  Rotterdam Netherlands was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain names Mango.co.uk and Mango.uk Its only the 5th time in 13 years that a company has been found guilty of RDNH on a .co.uk or .uk domain It should be noted that this is not a UDRP […]
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.Sucks Registry Goes On Offense & Threatens To Sue ICANN For Defamation/Breach of Contract

May 11th, 2015 Comments off
In a sternly worded letter letter sent to ICANN today by the attorney’s representing Vox Populi the operator of the .Sucks registry put ICANN on notice that they believe ICANN has defamed the registry and its own rules and regulation and made it clear a lawsuit maybe forthcoming The letter was written by R. David […]
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Go Daddy Wins Important Section 230 Case

March 23rd, 2015 Comments off
Eric Goldman published an article on what he deemed an important legal victory for Go Daddy. Go Daddy won a Section 230 case which involved some Teamsters Union members. Section 230 is a part of the Communications Deceny Act and it provides immunity for providers like Go Daddy hosting. From the article: GoDaddy won a […]

Why Did It Take This TM Holder 10 Years To File A UDRP On The Parked Domain HumanRightsWatch.com?

March 15th, 2015 Comments off
Human Rights Watch was awarded the domain name HumanRightsWatch.com in a otherwise unremarkable UDRP opinion. “The organization has a United States Trademark on the term since 2003 and “uses the HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH mark to identify its efforts promoting and protecting human rights worldwide”. Respondent has not used the disputed domain name for a bona […]
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Is The Trademark Clearinghouse Causing New gTLD’s To Lose 6X The Number Of Registrations?

March 12th, 2015 Comments off
Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), just published a very interesting story on how the trademark clearinghouse (TMCH) program maybe negatively effecting the numbers of new gTLD’s registrations to a factor of 6X. Its a great read and I think Phil maybe on to something. As an unintended consequence of trying to protection […]