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December 10, 2018 10:43

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The ICA says that Verisign’s attempt to increase .com fees is still unjustified

The ICA released a very important statement written by Zak Muscovitch on the price increase of .com domains. The ICA said that Verisign’s attempt to increase .com fees is still unjustified the despite diversionary tactic. The important thing here, that is also noted in the statement, is that we should not really care too much […]

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Injunction denied! (Oliver Hoger against Konstantinos Zournas)

A Greek court denied the injunction brought by Oliver Hoger against Konstantinos Zournas and OnlineDomain.com in a Greek court. The judge found, among other things, that since the article in question did not contain false statements the article does not have defamatory content. “Consequently, since the aforementioned contested article of the defendant contains no false […]

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Oliver Hoger filed a court injunction against Konstantinos Zournas and OnlineDomain.com

Oliver Hoger filed an injunction against Konstantinos Zournas and OnlineDomain.com in a Greek court. The injunction (I am not exactly sure what this procedure is called in foreign courts or if there an exact equivalent as I am trying to translate from Greek law terminology. “Summary procedure” is probably another term for it.) was filed […]

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ICA points out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP

ICA sent a letter to ICANN pointed out the absence of any ICANN oversight over the UDRP such as an office or staff, regular review process, complaints procedure, or contracts with existing UDRP dispute resolution service providers. ICA requests that ICANN includes a budget for such oversight in its current budgeting process. Read the full […]

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Whois status and impacts from GDPR on European ccTLDs

CENTR, the association of European country code top-level domain (ccTLD) registries, published a report on Whois status and impacts from GDPR. Respondents of the survey were the following ccTLDs: .at, .au, .be, .ch, .cz, .de, .dk, .ee, .es, .eu, .fi, .fr, .ie, .lu, .me, .nl, .no, .nz, .pl, .pt, .rs, .se, .si, .ua, .uk. (Once […]

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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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