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April 25, 2019 23:53

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The ICA is organizing a public webcast

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is organizing a public webcast which will highlight the ICA’s policy positions and interests. The webcast is scheduled for April 12 at 1 PM EDT. Registration is now open. Among the topics ICA will cover: The possible increase in .com registration fees Pricing policy arising from the differences between legacy extensions which were originally […]

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Neustar and .Biz domains want no price caps too!

ICANN is now proposing lifting price cap provisions for .biz domains too. This came shortly after the proposals to lift price caps for .org and .info domains. Of course Neustar, the biz registry, would sure like to get what Afilias and PIR want and ICANN is willing to give them. All these companies want to […]

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Michael Gleissner is defeated by Trump in trademark case

The Michael Gleissner sage continues as Gleissner’s appeal against TRUMP TV opposition decision was dismissed. World Trademark Review published an article today detailing how “The England and Wales High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) has upheld a UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) decision that a trademark for the term TRUMP TV, owned by “infamous trademark […]

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GoDaddy employee caught bidding on domain name auctions

Paul Nicks, VP & GM for GoDaddy’s Aftermarket, made a blog post tonight saying that GoDaddy identified an employee who engaged in activities in violation of its policies. On March 11, a customer contacted GoDaddy with serious allegations against multiple employees. These allegations alluded to employees potentially participating in auctions, shill bidding (coordinating bids to […]

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This Means War! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions on .org and .info domains!

This means war! ICANN proposes lifting price cap provisions .org and .info domains! This is the most serious matter that registrants have come up against ever. If these agreements are accepted by ICANN then VERISIGN will come running asking ICANN to lift price cap provisions in .com and .net. So all domains can go overnight […]

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WIPO issues WRONG report regarding domain name disputes in 2018

Trademark owners filed a record 3,447 cases under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) with WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center in 2018 WIPO claims that businesses reacted to the proliferation of websites used for counterfeit sales, fraud, phishing, and other forms of online trademark abuse. (Annex 1) But besides that not being the […]

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ICANN terminates Alpnames registrar

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced it has terminated the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) with registrar Alpnames Limited (IANA #1857), effective immediately. The Alpnames website at alpnames.com does not resolve. The RAA was terminated after the ICANN organization determined that Alpnames was no longer performing required registrar functions as specified […]

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How I reply to threats from companies that want to steal my domains

I got a message from a Spanish company trying to steal my domain. They used the contact form that I have on this domain name I own to send the message below. I have nothing more on the domain name except this contact form. No content, no PPC, no ads, no “for sale” sign, no […]

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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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