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Epik decided not to host 8chan

Epik issued a press release today explaining the timeline of events regarding 8Chan and how Epik decided not to host the 8Chan website on its BitMitigate service. 8Chan’s main website is 8ch.net that is not currently resolving after CloudFlare terminated service for 8Chan on August 5. Soon after, the domain 8ch.net was transferred from the Canadian registrar Tucows to […]

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.UK domain name complaints drop

Nominet released the 2018 annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). The total number of domain names that were subject to DRS Complaints in 2018 was 763, which represents just 0.0063% of the domain names on the register.  Just under half of the complaints (49%) in 2018 resulted in […]

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Mike Mann files lawsuit to appeal UDRP decision

Mike Mann has filed a lawsuit to appeal the UDRP decision regarding the LakesGas.com domain name. The UDRP complaint was filed at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in April and the decision came in June. The Complainant was Lakes Gas Co., a US company. The Sole Panelist, Brian J. Winterfeldt, ordered that the disputed […]

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MMX launches adult domain name trademark protection service

MMX announced its new service “for trademark holders seeking to protect their brand identity across its adult portfolio of TLDs from the increasing trend of domain name abuse including website phishing and malware.” Branded AdultBlock and AdultBlock+ the products have been designed to allow trademark holders to block the registration of their trademarks, as well […]

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ICA asks ICANN for explanation of .org decision

ICA, the Internet Commerce Association, sent a letter today asking ICANN for an explanation of the .org decision. ICA says that ICANN’s decision to execute the new .org Registry Agreement despite overwhelming public opposition is greatly concerning to stakeholders and raises serious questions about the so-called “bottom-up multi-stakeholder model”. ICA has “put the questions into […]

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ICANN screws everybody! .info, .biz and .asia contracts were renewed too!

In case anyone in this domain name industry really cares, the .org Registry Agreement contract was not the only contract renewed by ICANN. The .info, .biz and .asia Registry Agreement contracts were renewed too on 30 June 2019! Who approved these 4 contracts and who signed them? Nobody knows! Is there any accountability in ICANN? […]

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ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps

ICANN renewed the .ORG Registry Agreement with no price caps while the .org registry operator with the funnier name (PIR) Public Interest Registry issued the statement below. Name is funny because the only thing that the registry is interested in is their own pockets and not the “Public Interest”. PIR has no specific plans for […]

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MMX to launch Adult Domain Name Trademark Protection Service

Minds + Machines Group Limited (“MMX”) announced that the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has approved its request to introduce a new blocking service that will allow trademark holders to better protect their naming rights across the four adult-themed Top Level Domains (TLDs) MMX acquired in 2018 through its acquisition of ICM Registry (ICM). The […]

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If you received a subpoena from Enom you are not alone!

Yesterday I received a subpoena from the legal department of Enom. The subpoena is directed to Enom to produce documents and information in the premises of a civil action. The email was not too clear as what this was about and what role in this was: “Enom has received the attached subpoena, and your information came […]

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Say “No” to unlimited price increases on .org, .info, .biz and .asia domains!

The ICA has created an easy-to-use Form for you to submit your objections to ICANN regarding its proposed removal of all price caps on several domain name extensions. Although the form focuses on .org you can also use this form to create a similar comment for .info, .biz and .asia. The link for the .org […]

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