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More Developing in the Domain Name Game

Yet another coalition was formed, this one by the United Kingdom information technology service and named Prince plc, to hammer out more of the details concerning the privatization and expansion of the domain name service. [...] Continue reading


Class Action Suit Filed Against Domain Registry Monopoly

Both Network Solutions and the National Science Foundation (NSF) were mentioned in an anti-trust suit filed on behalf of potential domain name registrants who believed the two organizations conspired to keep competing registrars out of the domain name industry. [...] Continue reading


Online Jurisdiction Gets More Confusing

A one-man online operation was recently ordered to attend court hearings in another state in the suit filed by the Hasbro toy company for trademark infringement in the use of the name The non-competitive company owner thought it was unfair, but the Federal judge in Boston believed that since the site advertised to [...] Continue reading


Congress Begins Spending Domain Fund

Congress set aside $23 million dollars to be spent through the NSF (National Science Foundation) on the White House’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative. The plan is to increase the speed and usability of online applications. The funds congress set aside come from the $34.2 million fund from Network Solutions who had (as [...] Continue reading

iGoldrush Lacks Compassion

The website owner is being sued by another charity organization, Compassion International, in an ironic trademark infringement battle. matches charities with potential donors, while Compassion International is a Christian missionary charity that claims a trademark on the word ‘compassion’. [...] Continue reading


Domain Name vs. Trademark Disputes

By Victor Arcuri, Arvic Search Services This is an old feature article written by Victor Arcuri. It was written at a time when the trademark rules and 'cybersquatting' industry was still forming. A good read, even today. The principle for registration of domain names has been till now first come, first served. [...] Continue reading

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