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The original owner of the domain sex.com and VeriSign have reached a settlement. The lawsuit alleged that Network Solutions was liable for transferring the stolen domain without getting proper authorization. The landmark case essentially considered domain names actual property. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but source say it was close to $15 million. [...] Continue reading
For the next month, trademark owners can now register .pro domain names through Registry Services Corporation, the registry for the new .pro TLD. According to the Registry, .pro “is designed to give professionals both a distinctive and secure Internet presence for their web site, notably by the establishment of a certificate for authenticating communications and [...] Continue reading
ICANN has asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit that was brought against the organization by VeriSign. The organization said in a legal brief that disagreeing with VeriSign is “neither an antitrust violation nor a breach of contract.” The main focus of the lawsuit is ICANN’s suspension of VeriSign’s SiteFinder service. [...] Continue reading