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December 17, 2018 14:01

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Afilias sues India to block $12 million Neustar back-end deal

Afilias has sued the Indian government to prevent it awarding the .in ccTLD back-end registry contract to fierce rival Neustar. The news emerged in local reports over the weekend and appears to be corroborated by published court documents. According to Moneycontrol, the National Internet Exchange of India plans to award the technical service provider contract […]

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In GDPR case, ICANN ready to fight Tucows to the bitter end

ICANN has appealed its recent court defeat as it attempts to force a Tucows subsidiary to carry on collecting full Whois data from customers. The org said yesterday that it is taking its lawsuit against Germany-based EPAG to a higher court and has asked it to bounce the case up to the European Court of […]

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Court denies ICANN’s GDPR injunction against Tucows

A German court has refused ICANN’s request for a GDPR-related injunction against Tucows’ local subsidiary EPAG, throwing a key prong of ICANN’s new Whois policy into chaos. EPAG now appears to be free to stop collecting contact information for each domain’s administrative and technical contacts — the standard Admin-C and Tech-C fields. The ruling may […]

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Million-euro Tucows GDPR lawsuit may not be ICANN’s last

ICANN has filed a lawsuit against a Tucows subsidiary in Germany in an effort to resolve a disagreement about how new European privacy law should be interpreted, and according to ICANN’s top lawyer it may not be the last. The organization said late Friday that it is taking local registrar EPAG to court in Bonn, […]

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Famous Four chair pumps $5.4 million into AlpNames to settle COO lawsuit

Famous Four Media chair Iain Roache has bought out his former COO’s stake in AlpNames, its affiliated registrar, settling a lawsuit between the two men. He’s acquired Charles Melvin’s 20% stake in the company for £3.9 million ($5.4 million), according to a press release. A spokesperson confirmed that the deal settles a lawsuit in the […]

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XYZ files opening brief in request for Verisign to pay $1.6 million

Domain registry says lower court erred in three ways. .XYZ’s fight with Verisign continues. XYZ.com LLC and Daniel Negari have filed their opening brief in an appeal against Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) over legal fees. If you haven’t been tracking this saga, here’s a quick overview: Verisign, the registry that operates the .com and .net top […]

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Florida company seeks class certification in lawsuit against GoDaddy

Ventures Edge Legal PLLC, a Florida business legal services company, is seeking class certification in pending litigation against GoDaddy.com. The company asked an Arizona federal judge last week to be given class certification. Since 2014, GoDaddy.com allegedly failed to tell consumers that the Office 365 Business Premium plan it offered was a “watered-down” version of […]

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Judge orders Verisign to transfer CostaRica.com domain name

Valuable CostaRica.com domain name will be transferred to prior registrant. A United States District Judge has ordered Verisign to transfer the domain name CostaRica.com to its previous owners, who allege the domain name was stolen. The plaintiffs in the case said the domain name was stolen from their Melbourne IT account in the middle of […]

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Valuable domain name Bespoke.com hit with another cybersquatting complaint

Yet another company called Bespoke wants to get Bespoke.com without paying for it. Yep, it’s in the dictionary. When Garth Piesse paid $18,805 to acquire the domain name Bespoke.com in an expired domain name auction in 2014, I bet he didn’t expect to be hit with a couple cybersquatting complaints. But he has. First, a […]

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Lawsuit filed to recover 6213.com, an allegedly stolen domain name

Allegedly stolen domain name end up at eName. A Hong Kong resident has filed suit (pdf) in Virginia to recover the domain name 6213.com, which he says was stolen from him. Ching Ping Cheung says he registered the domain name in 2003. He alleges it was stolen from his account at GoDaddy in January and […]

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