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XYZ settles Verisign’s back-end switcheroo lawsuit

XYZ.com has settled a lawsuit filed against it against Verisign stemming from XYZ’s acquisition of .theatre, .security and .protection. Verisign sued the new gTLD registry operator for “interfering” with its back-end contracts with the previous owners last August, as part of its campaign to compete against new gTLDs in the courtroom. XYZ had acquired the […]

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Google Upset With Symantec Over False Security Certificates

According to PCMag.com Google is rather peeved at Symantec for issuing fraudulent security certificates for numerous domains, including Google. This started out with just a few bad certs and then Google started looking into it themselves. Google found more bad certs than what Symantec first quoted, a few weeks later Symantec found more on their […]

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Symantec issued patent for rating domain registrars

Does your registrars’ reputation matter? The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 9,130,962 (pdf) to Symantec for “Calculating Domain Registrar Reputation by Analysis of Hosted Domains”. Symantec, which sells the web security product line Norton, suggests that calculating a registrar reputation score helps determine how much scrutiny to give to websites connected […]

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XYZ buys .security and .protection from Symantec

XYZ.com has added .security and .protection to its portfolio of new gTLDs under a private deal with security software maker Symantec. Symantec originally applied for both as closed generics, but changed its plans when ICANN changed its tune about exclusive access gTLDs. The company won .security in an auction against Donuts and Defender Security late […]

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More than 700 domain applications : Dot .BANK enters General Availability next week

The General Availability period of Dot .BANK is five days away; the June 24th launch is highly anticipated by a number of large financial institutions, that have applied for their brands and names in the dot .BANK gTLD. Dot .BANK is the result of two years of proactive action by the fTLD Registry’s coalition to […]

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“Cloud” is not a community, new TLD panelist rules

Group’s definition of “cloud community” is too broad. Cloud Industry Forum Limited has lost its community objections against three applications for the .cloud top level domain name. The objections were filed against the three applicants who planned to keep their .cloud registries closed to registrations: Google, Amazon.com, and Symantec. Panelist Stephen L. Drymer ruled that […]

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