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Kitchens To Go tries to reverse domain name hijack KTG.com

Broker offered domain name for sale, which Kitchens To Go used as an opening to get domain below market value. Kitchens To Go, LLC has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking for a cybersquatting complaint it brought against the domain name KTG.com. The owner of KTG.com died and left the domain names to […]

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Much Ado about Ado.com: Carrillo sues bus company after bad UDRP decision

Domaining.com owner sues to retain ownership of Ado.com and asks for a finding of reverse domain name hijacking. Francois Carrillo, the owner of domain blog aggregator Domaining.com, has sued (pdf) Mexican bus company Autobuses dr Oriente ADO, S.A. de C.V. after a UDRP panel ordered his domain Ado.com transferred. He is seeking the UDRP to […]

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Newtek domain theft has major impact on customers

Customers have to make quick switch to avoid security risk and potential outages. I frequently write about domain name theft. Usually, the only loss in the theft is the domain name. But it can be much worse. Three domain names belonging to Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT) were recently stolen, as Brian Krebs explains in […]

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ICANN says no to .mail, .home and .corp, offers refund

Domain system overseer gives final thumbs down to three top level domains. ICANN’s board has passed a resolution confirming that it will not delegate the .mail, .home and .corp strings as part of 2012 round of new top level domain name expansion, and has authorized a full refund for companies that applied for these strings. […]

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U.S. Gov: Whois info must remain available

New NTIA chief pushes back on effort to scale back Whois information. David Redl, the new head of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, told an audience at State of the Net 2018 today that Whois data must remain available. Speaking about efforts to obscure Whois information to comply with the EU’s new privacy […]

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WIPO responds to ICA’s UDRP Platform

WIPO is upset and largely missed the point. World Intellectual Property Organization, one of the many groups that manages UDRP cybersquatting cases, has expressed its displeasure with Internet Commerce Association’s* (ICA) opening platform for UDRP review. Speaking to World Trademark Review**, Brian Beckham, head of the internet dispute resolution section at WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation […]

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MicroStrategy defends its Glory (.com)

Tech company fends off Japanese group that filed cybersquatting complaint. $1.5 billion dollar tech company MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) has successfully defended the domain name Glory.com in a cybersquatting dispute. MicroStrategy has a vast portfolio of high-quality domain names including alert.com, hope.com, mike.com, speaker.com and voice.com. It’s not clear what it intends to eventually do with […]

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Voys B.V. tries to hijack Voys.com domain name

Company that uses Voys.nl tried to get Voys.com through a UDRP. A Dutch telecom company has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for bringing a cybersquatting complaint against the owner of Voys.com. A three-person World Intellectual Property Organization panel determined that it filed its case in abuse of the policy. Among […]

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Department of Justice closes investigation on Verisign running .web

Verisign believes ICANN will now sign the .web contract with Nu Dot Co, and then transfer the domain to Verisign. Verisign has announced that the antitrust investigation into the company’s plans to run the .web domain name has been closed, apparently without taking action. In an SEC filing, the company stated: As the Company previously […]

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