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The newly introduced Anti-cybersquatting Protection Act aims to end cybersquatting on the Internet. The ACPA and UDRP both have goals to help trademark owner’s retrieve domains that infringe on the trademarks, but the ACPA goes on “bad faith”. This means that even if you do not have a trademark (such as a celebrity name), you [...] Continue reading
ICANN announced plans to make the .name TLD available to individuals, those who represent deceased individuals, and fictional characters (though you must own the trademark to register a .name for a fictional character). .name domains will be formatted as “firstname.lastname.name" or "lastname.firstname.name". [...] Continue reading
New.net, Inc. announced that they have a new partner in Europe, Europe’s Tiscali, which will begin acknowledging the company’s non-ICANN endorsed TLDs, including .biz, .info, and .aero. [...] Continue reading
auDA, the company that manages the .au domains, has announced a new auction process for rare domain names that were classified as generic names and were therefore not available to businesses to register. The company claims that the auction process will make sure that there is a “fair and equitable outcome” to the sale of [...] Continue reading
The European Union plans a study of ICANN that focuses on the selection process for new TLDs as well as the election process for its directors. [...] Continue reading
NetRegistry, a web hosting company, filed a complaint with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission claiming that Melbourne IT and Internet Name Group have been engaging in deceptive marketing practices. The ACCC confirmed these complaints and said that they would be investigated. [...] Continue reading
eResolution, a domain dispute arbitrator, is leaving the business as customers dwindle. The company claims that an unfair process favors trademark holders and big business over individuals. Because trademark owners and big businesses seek out companies that will lean decisions in their favor, eResolution says it is unable to find enough customers to stay afloat. [...] Continue reading