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It’s time to make snippeting “opt-out”

Don’t harm small publishers with laws that only benefit large publishers. In September I wrote about the European Union’s proposed copyright rules. One controversial aspect of these rules is to force websites to pay to snippet content from another website. A prime example is Google News, which publishes the headline and a small snippet from […]

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Afilias files for Independent Review on .Web, further delaying domain name

It’s still going to be a long time before .web domain names are available to register. Following a lengthy ICANN process and failed lawsuit filed by Donuts, Afilias has filed a complaint about .Web under ICANN’s Independent Review Process. Here’s the backstory: Nu Dot Co, a business founded by .Co’s founders, applied for the .web […]

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Florida developer training company nailed for Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

Company went after domain name that was registered before it existed. A Florida company that trains developers on agile development and scrum has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking. Clearly Agile, Inc., which uses the domain name ClearlyAgileInc.com, filed a cybersquatting complaint against ClearlyAgile.com with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). ClearlyAgile.com […]

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Canadian group wants to decide UDRP cases

Oh, Canada! We’d like to resolve UDRP cases… Canada International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (CIIDRC) has filed with ICANN to become an approved body to resolve Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) cases. CIIDRC is a division of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and currently handles disputes over Canada’s .CA domain names. The […]

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WIPO panelist: “not necessary” to make reverse domain hijacking finding

Panelist cops out of finding RDNH. A World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist decided it was “not necessary” to make a reverse domain name hijacking finding on a dead-on-arrival cybersquatting dispute. WEDIA SA of Paris, France filed the dispute against the owner of Wedia.com. The domain was registered in 1997 by a Japanese company that […]

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Reverse domain name hijacking in PetLife.com case

Company goes after domain name that was registered before it started using the name as a brand. A pet apparel and supplies company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name PetLife.com. Pet Life, LLC, which uses the domain name PetLifeCentral.com, filed a cybersquatting claim with National Arbitration […]

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A coming push for Trusted Notifier programs in .com

U.S. Government would like Trusted Notifier programs for .Com. Last week, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a statement when it renewed its Cooperative Agreement with Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN). Here’s the second paragraph of the brief statement: Amendment 35 confirms that Verisign will operate the .com registry in a content neutral manner with […]

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Holy sh!t…Verisign just called out “Domain Scalpers” and its biggest customers

Verisign says its biggest customers are engaged in a questionable practice of reselling domain names. Fresh off a win with the U.S. government that will let it increase prices on .com domain names, Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) has dissed its biggest customers: domain investors. In a blog post today, Verisign calls people who buy domains to […]

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Who wins, who loses from Trump Admin decision on domain names

Verisign is the big winner as consumers face higher bills for .com domain names. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has extended the Cooperative Agreement between it and Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN). This agreement governs how Verisign is able to operate .com, which has a contract with ICANN to run. The biggest […]

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Verisign stock skyrockets on new contract terms

Stock up 18% after U.S. government grants pricing windfall. Shares in Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) are trading sharply higher today after the company signed a new agreement with the U.S. Government for .Com. That Verisign would continue to run .com was never in doubt, but the Department of Commerce also agreed to let Verisign increase the […]

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