USPTO Grants Two Patents On DNS including “Systems & Methods for Providing DNS Services”

Two Patents were granted yesterday by the USPTO on DNS Nominum, Inc received a patent on Systems and methods for providing DNS services A system for providing a Domain Name System (DNS) service may include providing an agent for installation on a subscriber device. The subscriber device may be connected to the DNS service via an entry point device. The system includes receiving, from the … [Read more...]

Microsoft Seizes 22 Domains Of No­-IP Based Off Of SubDomain Usage & Millions Of Uses Effected

No­-IP a DNS service company told its customers on its company blog yesterday, that Microsoft has gotten a federal court order seizing 22 of its domain names based on the activity of users on some of the subdomains. According to, "Millions of legitimate servers that rely on dynamic domain name services from suffered outages on Monday after Microsoft seized 22 domain … [Read more...]

Sands Files Lawsuit Against 35 Websites/Domains Including 368.COM, 8227.COM & 9770.COM,

            Las Vegas Sands Corp. (Sands) filed a federal lawsuit on Friday in the United States District Court for the District Of Nevada against the owners of 35 websites/domain names including 368.COM, 8227.COM and 9770.COM. The suit alleges that the unknown registrants of thirty-five Internet domain names who are using Las Vegas Sands Corp.’s … [Read more...] Seized By Feds & Owners Arrested

According to,  two San Fransisco based websites and were seized by the federal government yesterday. The alleged operators of the sites, Eric Omuro, and Annmarie Lanoce, were arrested Wednesday. "Omuro was charged with 24 counts of money laundering in connection with alleged transfers of the website's revenue into bank accounts. "Federal authorities … [Read more...]

This Is Why There Needs To Be A Penalty For Someone Bringing A Groundless URS

Talk about a waste of time and money. You probably will never find a better case for providing a penalty for someone who brings a groundless Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS) proceeding than this one. As you may know unlike the UDRP which at least carries a potential "penalty" in the form of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) a URS carries no similar "penalty" In this case the URS involved … [Read more...]

After Not Spending $20 To Register His Domains, Attorney Sues WordPress, Google and

Jeffrey Wilens D/B/A Lakeshore Law Center filed a federal lawsuit today against Google, the parent company of Word Press Automatic, Inc, and the registrar TLDS L.L.C. which appears to be owned by for trademark infringement and violation of the ACPA on his common law marks of Jeffrey Wilens and Lakeshore Law Center along with a bunch of registrants referred to as "Does" The eight page … [Read more...]

Interpol Takes Down Over 10,000 Websites and Targets Rogue Registrars

Interpol takes down over 10,000 websites and targets rogue domain name registrars. In what was the largest global operation ever for taking down bad pharmacies, Interpol included rogue registrars as one of the main areas used by those involved in illegal pharmaceuticals. Here is the full release: LYON, France – Nearly 200 enforcement agencies across 111 countries have taken part in Operation … [Read more...]