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February 16, 2020 22:08

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ICANN throws out second .org appeal, so URS stays

The Uniform Rapid Suspension process is to stay in .org, after the ICANN board of directors rejected an appeal from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The EFF had challenged the inclusion of URS in the recently renegotiated .org Registry Agreement, on the basis that the anti-cybersquatting system was designed for post-2012 new gTLDs and was never […]

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Owner of Curated.io sues Curated.com, claims cybersquatting

A case of domain name envy? The owner of Curated.io says Curated.com (pictured) is infringing its trademarks and cybersquatting. A company that does business at Curated.io has sued (pdf) Deal.com, which uses the domain Curated.com. It claims that the latter is infringing its trademarks and cybersquatting. Among its demands: that Curated.com be transferred to it. […]

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EFF becomes second to appeal new .org contract

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has appealed ICANN’s decision to add stronger trademark protection rules to .org. The civil liberties organization has filed a Request for Reconsideration with ICANN, saying that the new .org contract should not oblige Public Interest Registry to implement the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy. URS is a swifter, cheaper version of the […]

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ICANN to approve new UDRP provider

ICANN is set to approve a new UDRP provider at a board of directors meeting next week. May 3, the board will approve the Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre as its sixth approved provider and the second based in North America. The resolution to approve its now year-old application is on the consent agenda […]

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Coinbase successfully defends domain name in cybersquatting dispute

A French payments firm took issue with the cryptocurrency trading platform registering CB.markets. Coinbase defended its domain CB.markets in a dispute brought by a French payments firm. Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has successfully defended the domain name CB.markets in a cybersquatting dispute. French payments company Groupement des cartes bancaires filed the complaint under the Uniform […]

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Company says using the word “collusion” in a domain is cybersquatting

Another facepalm moment for law firm Stobbs IP. A better message would be “Action required. We should review our cases before sending a C&D.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation is representing the registrant of the domain name collusion.so after he received a threat letter from U.K. clothing company Asos. The registrant bought the domain name after […]

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The CloudInsure.com UDRP has a lot of open questions

I’m confused after reading this UDRP decision and reviewing the domain’s details This morning I began writing an article about a UDRP for CloudInsure.com. My general thesis was that this should have been a case of reverse domain name hijacking. Once I started investigating, I had more questions than I had answers. According to the […]

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ICANN 63, Day 0 — registrars bollock DI as Whois debate kicks off

Blameless, cherubic domain industry news blogger Kevin Murphy received a bollocking from registrars over recent coverage of Whois reform yesterday, as he attended the first day of ICANN 63, here in Barcelona. Meanwhile, the community working group tasked with designing this reform put in a 10-hour shift of face-to-face talks, attempting to craft the language […]

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Registrars still not responding to private Whois requests

Registrars are still largely ignoring requests for private Whois data, according to a brand protection company working for Facebook. AppDetex wrote to ICANN (pdf) last week to say that only 3% of some 9,000 requests it has made recently have resulted in the delivery of full Whois records. Almost 60% of these requests were completely […]

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Book review — “Domain Names: Strategies and Legal Aspects”

I’ve only ever read two books about the domain name industry. The first one was Kieren McCarthy’s excellent Sex.com, the 2007 barely believable non-fictional tech-thriller that seemed to deliberately eschew inside-baseball policy talk in favor of a funny and rather gripping human narrative. The second, Domain Names – Strategies and Legal Aspects, by Jeanette Soderlund […]

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