Fairwinds: Time For UDRP Reform To Change Bad Faith Requirement From Registration Date To Renewals

Fairwinds Partners, which also heads up the Collation Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) has weighted in on the recent UDRP decision on Big5.com and whether the bad faith for a domain holder should be judged from only at the time the domain was first registered or acquired or each time the domain name was renewed on its blog today. Domain investor Nat Cohen wrote an excellent analysis of the … [Read more...]

CADNA Calls On Congress To Increase Cybersquatting Penalties Under The ACPA & Include Registrars/Registries

The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) posted a story on its site, written by Warren Communications News, Inc.,  which quotes Josh Bourne Director of CADNA: "The problem of cybersquatting is going to "explode by at least 2,500 percent when new gTLDs go live" "CADNA will start a letter-writing campaign and continue to seek a sponsor for a revision to 1999's Anticybersquatting … [Read more...]

CADNA: Costs Of Defensive New gTLD Registrations To Be Double The Total Cost Of All .Com Registrations

As pointed out by the Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) has launched another offensive at the new gTLD program teaming up with the Council of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) to launch a month-long “‘Know Your Net’ gTLD public awareness campaign” "Their goal is to enact amendments to the U.S. Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer … [Read more...]

CADNA Wants ACPA Amended To Increase Penalties & Cover PPC Providers & Parking Companies

The Collation Against Domain Abuse (CADNA) issued a paper last night calling for lawmaker to increase the penalties for Cybersquatters and to expand the parties that are held responsible for cybersquatting,  not only the domain holder,  but basically everyone  in the monetization food chain,  which would including parking and PPC companies presumable the upstream providers  including Google by … [Read more...]

CADNA Reports: 27% of U.S. Congressional Members’ Domain Names Used in Identity Squatting: What A Bunch Of Crap

The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) published a report today concluding that 27%  of congressional members' domain names are used in identity squatting. I don't know what the difference is between cybersquatting and identity squatting other than trying to label the same conduct in a new fashion which makes it sound worse. As In, Oh last year we had cybersquatting and now look we … [Read more...]

Fairwinds Partners Leader of CADNA Hires CEO

FairWinds Partners which leads the Collation Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) announced today that it has hired Nao Matsukata, as CEO. Mr. Matsukata has "most recently served as the managing director for Six Trees Partners, working on global trade and regulatory issues in Asia and Europe for public and private sector clients". "Starting in 1995, Matsukata served as a senior policy adviser … [Read more...]

CADNA Publishes Its Wish List For The New gTLD Program & Its A Long One

The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), issued a press release today of its "recommendations" for ICANN, the US Congress and the NTIA for the new gTLD program,  and its a pretty long wish list. Here it is in full: """"For ICANN: The ICANN Board should determine and announce when the next round of new gTLD applications will occur. A major source of anxiety that businesses feel around … [Read more...]