Home » Archive by category Policy & Law

Walmart registers defensive domains for its U.S. CEO, but…

These domain registrations don’t make a lot of sense. Walmart has registered over 20 domain names related to its Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner. Companies make these sorts of “defensive” domain name registrations all the time, with the hope of keeping domains out of the hands of detractors. It’s mostly a futile effort. For example, […]

Post link: Walmart registers defensive domains for its U.S. CEO, but…

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Intuit missed TurboTaxSucksAss.com

Companies can’t register all domains that can be used to attack them. Last year, Intuit registered lots of domain names defensively as reports surfaced about its nefarious tactics with TurboTax. It had lobbied the government not to make its own tax filing software by offering to provide a free option. Then it hid its free […]

Post link: Intuit missed TurboTaxSucksAss.com

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

State Farm tries (again) to get a State Farm Bowl domain

The insurance giant really wants this domain name. Earlier this year, insurance giant State Farm lost a UDRP for the domain name TheStateFarmBowl .com. The owner of the domain argued that he bought it to sell wooden bowls in the outline of states. Get it? State ‘farm bowls’? (His plans seem to have been delayed […]

Post link: State Farm tries (again) to get a State Farm Bowl domain

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Supreme Court: Booking.com can get its trademark

Court rules that Booking.com can be trademarked. In an 8-1 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that Booking.com can trademark Booking.com. For background on the issue, listen to DNW Podcast #285. Booking.com sought the trademark, only to be rebuffed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which argued that it’s generic. […]

Post link: Supreme Court: Booking.com can get its trademark

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Spa services company tries reverse domain name hijacking

Domain was registered a decade before the spa company started its business. A spa franchising company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for the domain AccessSpa.com. Philip Savino, who apparently has some connection to a spa franchiser called Access Spa, filed the dispute with World Intellectual Property Organization. The owner […]

Post link: Spa services company tries reverse domain name hijacking

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

I’m struggling with this UDRP decision

Is EveryFamily.org confusingly similar to Everytown?

Post link: I’m struggling with this UDRP decision

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Verisign gets domain search ranking patent

Patent describes way to personalize domain search results. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,693,837 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for System for and method of ranking domain names based on user properties. The patent describes a way to use personal information about the registrant to personalize domain search results. From […]

Post link: Verisign gets domain search ranking patent

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Michael Rodenbaugh sues UDRPSearch owner David Lahoti

Attorney sues after UDRPSearch owner forwards website to other site with derogatory comments. Attorney Michael Rodenbaugh has filed a lawsuit (pdf) against David Lahoti, owner of the UDRP search site UDRPSearch.com. For the past few weeks, Lahoti has forwarded UDRPSearch.com to websites with unfavorable comments about Rodenbaugh and another attorney, David Weslow. Currently, UDRPSearch.com forwards […]

Post link: Michael Rodenbaugh sues UDRPSearch owner David Lahoti

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

Verisign gets IDN suggestion patent

Patent helps domain searchers find translations and transliterations. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,686,750 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for Alternate character set domain name suggestion and registration using translation and transliteration. The patent describes a way for searchers to enter a word and see both translations and transliterations of […]

Post link: Verisign gets IDN suggestion patent

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading

38 spam calls in four days

This is what happens when you register a domain name without Whois privacy or redaction. I’ve written a lot lately about the robocalls and telemarketing calls you get after registering a domain that doesn’t have redacted Whois information. Over the past month or two, the volume of robocalls I get has decreased substantially. But when […]

Post link: 38 spam calls in four days

© DomainNameWire.com 2020. This is copyrighted content. Domain Name Wire full-text RSS feeds are made available for personal use only, and may not be published on any site without permission. If you see this message on a website, contact editor (at) domainnamewire.com. Latest domain news at DNW.com: Domain Name Wire.

Continue reading