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October 21, 2018 12:13

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WARNING: Google has a bug allowing possibly TM infringing ads to appear on your domain landing pages

This is a warning to be taken very seriously by all domainers that park their domain name with PPC ads. Google currently has a bug allowing possibly trademark infringing ads to appear on your domain name landing pages. I got confirmation from 2 different parking companies (Uniregistry and ParkingCrew) and I have seen the landers […]

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German High Court once again rules against ICANN and its stupid GDPR crusade

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) announced that a German High Court has ruled against ICANN’s plea to reconsider the Court’s own decision. ICANN has been pursuing a preliminary injunction from the German Court to require EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar (that is part of the Tucows Group) to continue to collect […]

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The Forum adds some FAQs to help domain name disputes (UDRP and URS) after GDPR

The Forum (previously known as the National Arbitration Forum), one of the five ICANN approved domain name dispute resolution service providers, announced today that is has added a few new FAQs regarding GDPR and other privacy laws have and will continue to have an impact on the accessibility of domain WHOIS information. “As of May […]

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Mike Mann gets $90k for the domain DollarCity.com following a UDRP

Mike Mann announced that he sold the domain name DollarCity.com  for $90,000. But there is more to the story. He actually sold the domain name to the company that filed a UDRP complaint for this domain 2 years ago. Needless to say the company lost. And they lost badly having the sole panelist found them […]

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Paul Keating attempts to bring some common sense to ICANN

Paul Keating sent a letter to the ICANN board of directors about the issue of “IGO-INGO access to curative rights protection mechanisms (PDP)”. Paul Keating is a very well known lawyer in the domain name industry offering “International Legal & Consulting Services” at Law.es. He attempts to bring some common sense to ICANN even though […]

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If ICANN completely kills whois, GDPR will only be one of their problems

Göran Marby, ICANN President and CEO, wrote a blog post about a possible unified access model that was published by ICANN for community input. I don’t see much progress from ICANN since May that GDPR went into full effect and I don’t expect much to work from ICANN anyway. They expecting all work to be done from […]

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Buzzfeed threatens Mike Mann and his domain name Tasty.com

Buzzfeed is threatening Mike Mann and his Tasty.com. Seems like Buzzfeed, that is running Tasty.co, wants to upgrade from the .co to the .com by stealing a domain name that was registered and owned by Mike Mann since 2003. Mike Mann said on Twitter: “Buzzfeed has lawyers trying to steal http://Tasty.com . A dictionary word domain Ive […]

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German appellate court denies ICANN injunction

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) announced that a German appeal court (Appellate Court of Cologne) has issued a decision on the injunction proceedings ICANN initiated against EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar that is part of the Tucows Group. The Appellate Court has determined that it would not issue an injunction against […]

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ICANN request to preserve WHOIS data referred to German appeal court

The madness continues… The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was informed yesterday that the Regional Court in Bonn, Germany, has decided to refer to the Higher Regional Court in Cologne, Germany, the injunction proceedings ICANN initiated against EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar that is part of the Tucows Group. ICANN filed the […]

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There were 712 complaints for .uk domains in 2017 – 55% of the complaints resulted in a domain transfer

Nominet, the .UK registry, released the 2017 annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). A total of 712 complaints relating to 783 domains, which represents just 0.0065% of the domain names on the register, were made in 2017. Over half of the complaints (55%) in 2017 resulted in a domain transfer. […]

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