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ICANN Reviews TLD Applications

ICANN’s board of directors plan to meet to begin discussing 44 applications for new TLDs, including .kids, .biz, and .sex. The potential for new TLDs has been hampered by trademark infringement lawsuits from companies claiming to own the rights to the potential TLDS. [...] Continue reading


Judge Rejects Trademark Suits

A judge ruled that Economic Solutions, a company who owns .bz, does not have the rights to the .biz TLD in a trademark infringement dispute. The company was seeking to ban ICANN from approving the new TLD. [...] Continue reading


Catchy Domains Not As Popular

While generic domain names have been all the rage in online business, many e-businesses show that a catchy, generic domain does not automatically translate into success for the business. The issue has recently gotten more exposure as ICANN approves several new generic TLDs, making more options available for companies. [...] Continue reading


Network Solutions Partners to Sell Domains in Asia

Chinese Domain Name Corp. and Network Solutions have partnered to offer .com, .net, and .org domain registrations in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The agreement states that both companies will share the revenues and that Network Solutions will provide 1-year registrations to the first 500 customers of Chinese Domain Name Corp. [...] Continue reading


Author Wins Name Back in Cybersquatting Battle

Writer Jeanette Winterson, author of "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit", filed a complaint against cybersquatter Mark Hogarth with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Hogarth 'kidnapped' the domain name, as well as the .net and .org versions. Courts gave Hogarth ten days to turn over all three extensions of the domain name. [...] Continue reading


Teacher registers British Prime Minister’s baby domain

As soon as Tony Blair's newborn baby's name was announced, schoolteacher Diana George rushed online to register and in an effort to make a bit of money, half of which she offered to give to charity. [...] Continue reading


Media Bigshots Buying .tv Domains

It was only three weeks ago when dotTV started peddling their .tv domains, but some of the big media outfits, like MGM, have already started buying up the names. Included in MGM’s domain portfolio are and [...] Continue reading

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