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Studies show that the majority of domain trademark disputes favor the trademark holders. The study reviewed more than 3,800 domain disputes through the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, which is an inexpensive alternative to traditional litigation procedures for trademark owner’s seeking resolution of a domain trademark equivalent. While the study found that the UDNDRP [...] Continue reading
A Senate subcommittee met last week to examine ICANN, the organization in charge of managing the Internet’s address system. The meeting discussed how to deal with the organization that needs more oversight amid widespread complaints that they’re not well equipped at handling various policy matters. [...] Continue reading
Competition over who will manage the .org domain is heating up as it is moved away from VeriSign. ICANN and VeriSign reached a deal last year that allows VeriSign to keep control of the .com and .net addresses if they relinquish .org. Although the management of .org was supposed to go to a non-profit organization, [...] Continue reading
The administrator of the .za domain, Mike Lawrie, announced that he has moved the major control mechanism overseas until the issue of who controls the domain is resolved. [...] Continue reading
Nominet, the .uk Domain Registry, has planned changes to their whois database, including adding the domain Registrants address to the whois database as well as the expiration date for the domain. The changes will make it easier to find out when a domain is up for renewal or what company is behind what domain. They [...] Continue reading
Talks are still going on over the handling of the .za domain, which is still unresolved. Namespace ZA, the company founded to take over the administration of the extension, plans to meet with government officials to discuss control of the TLD. [...] Continue reading
VeriSign is currently updating the directory and database software that responds to the majority of whois searches in an effort to improve DNS security and reliability. The update includes a move from Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND), an open-source package, to their own proprietary software package name Advanced Transaction Look-up and Signaling (ATLAS). [...] Continue reading