Fed Court of Appeals Affirms Dismal Of Name.Space’s Claim Against ICANN’s New gTlD Program

The United States' Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of antitrust and other claims against ICANN made by a company called name.space, related to ICANN's new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) Program, in an opinion published today In 2013, a federal district court dismissed all of name.space's claims, and today the Ninth Circuit affirmed that dismissal in all respects. … [Read more...]

Fake Story on New gTLD Domain, Bloomberg.Market Sends Twitter Shares Up Over 5%

  According to several sources, a fake news story appearing on a new gTLD domain name Bloomberg.Market sent shares of Twitter up over 5% today when they reported Twitter was going to be bought for $31 Billion dollars to over $38 a share. The domain is  Bloomberg.market, not Bloomberg.com but its made to look like Bloomberg.com   We have chatted on many occasions that … [Read more...]

NetNames files Complaint w/ European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS Pricing

NetNames.com has filed a  complaint to European Competition Commission on Vox Populi’s .SUCKS pricing strategy that had Brand owners charged $1,999 each year (wholesale) for a .SUCKS domain name compared to others that are charged just $10 According to NetNames.com which is a brand protection company representing many trademark holders, Vox Populi created an uneven pricing structure that … [Read more...]

Nominet (.UK) Release Domain Name Dispute Report For 2014

Nominet, the nonprofit that  behind .UK, released its the annual summary of domain name disputes bought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) which is similar to the UDRP system. A total of 726 complaints were made, up 8% on 2013. However, 2014 also saw a 51% increase in the number of cases where people were able to come to an agreement themselves and with the help of a Nominet … [Read more...]

Namecheap Launches Respectourprivacy.com To Save Private Whois Registrations

Namecheap.com, in association with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Fight For The Future (FFTF), launched the website Respectourprivacy.com to allow people to file a comment with ICANN letting them know they object to the proposed rule that would greatly restrict the use of privacy or proxy services on whois records of domain names. ICANN public comment period closes on July 7th … [Read more...]

Here Is The Statement Phil Corwin Of The ICA Will Be Giving To The House Judiciary Committee

Here is the Statement of Philip S. Corwin,  Counsel, Internet Commerce Association   will give today to the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet The hearing is entitled: "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet’s Operation" The hearing should have a … [Read more...]

Co. With 13K Employees, 2,700+ Stores Found Guilty Of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking on Mango.uk

Consolidated Artists B.V. of  Rotterdam Netherlands was just found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain names Mango.co.uk and Mango.uk Its only the 5th time in 13 years that a company has been found guilty of RDNH on a .co.uk or .uk domain It should be noted that this is not a UDRP decision. Nominet the operator of the  .uk ccTLD extension has a procedure which is … [Read more...]