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April 3, 2020 16:18

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US officials gunning for coronavirus domains

US state and federal law enforcement are pursuing domain names being used to push bogus products and misinformation related to coronavirus Covid-19. In separate actions, the US Department of Justice forced Namecheap to take down a scam site that was allegedly using fear of coronivirus to hoodwink visitors out of their cash, while the New […]

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Facebook WILL sue more registrars for cybersquatting

Facebook has already sued two domain name registrars for alleged cybersquatting and said yesterday that it will sue again. Last week, Namecheap became the second registrar in Facebook’s legal crosshairs, sued in in its native Arizona after allegedly failing to take down or reveal contact info for 45 domains that very much seem to infringe […]

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Rob Monster sues after losing UDRP for BC30.com

Monster chose to blast WIPO rather than respond to the three elements of UDRP. Rob Monster has filed a lawsuit after losing a UDRP for BC30.com. Rob Monster, the CEO of domain name registrar Epik, has filed a lawsuit after losing the domain name BC30.com in a UDRP. Ganeden Biotech, Inc. filed a UDRP with […]

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Popular YouTuber Stacy Plays files lawsuit to get domain StacyPlays .com

Lawsuit cites Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act. A screenshot from a Stacey Plays video on YouTube. Stacy Hinojosa’s company Stacy Plays Brands, LLC has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to get the domain name StacyPlays .com. Hinojosa is known as Stacy Plays. Her YouTube channel has over 2 million subscribers who tune in to watch […]

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After losing UDRP, PureTalk sues to upgrade its domain name

Company tries to get PureTalk(.)com through ACPA. Pure Talk lost a UDRP, so it filed a lawsuit to try to upgrade its domain from PureTalkUSA.com to PureTalk.com. Pure Talk, a mobile virtual network operator, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to obtain the domain name PureTalk(.)com. The company uses the domain name PureTalkUSA.com. This […]

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Man drags Qatar Tourism Council to U.S. Court in domain dispute

Qatar’s Tourism Council launched a fight over a domain name, and now it needs to defend itself in U.S. Court. A man from Azerbaijan is suing the Qatar National Tourism Council—in Colorado. Teymur Mehdiyev filed a lawsuit (pdf) in U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, after the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ordered that his […]

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Court rejects France’s appeal in France.com case

Court of Appeals rejects France’s motion to dismiss on grounds of sovereign immunity. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has rejected an appeal by the country of France in a dispute over France.com. Here’s the background: Jean-Noël Frydman, who registered France.com in 1994, lost control of the domain name to the country […]

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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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