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Walker Edison Furniture Company hit with RDNH…again

Time to hire a new lawyer. Walker Edison Furniture Company or its attorney, J. Dustin Howell of Workman Nydegger, clearly doesn’t understand the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). Last month it was found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name ForestGate.com. Now the same finding has been handed […]

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Cassandra.co owner tries to hijack Cassandra.com domain name

Company filed baseless cybersquatting dispute at WIPO. A New York brand strategy company that uses the domain name Cassandra.co has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Cassandra.com. Deep Focus Inc. filed the complaint against Abstract Holdings International, a domain name investment firm. Abstract […]

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Illinois property tax appeal attorney guilty of reverse domain name hijacking

Anastasia Poulopoulos filed a cybersquatting dispute in bad faith, panelist determines. The owner of Appealmytaxes.BIZ, which offers a service to challenge property tax assessments in Illinois, has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in an attempt to get the domain name Appealmytaxes.COM. Anastasia Poulopoulos filed the case with National Arbitration Forum […]

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Man gets 20 years in prison for trying to steal a domain name

Man tried physically force domain owner to transfer the domain name. A Cedar Rapids, Iowa man will head to prison for 20 years for trying to steal a domain name, the Associated Press reports. By steal a domain name, I mean physically. Sherman Hopkins Jr. broke into a man’s home on June 21, 2017 with […]

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Comparing Whois after GDPR

See a limited Whois record through Port 43 as well as GoDaddy’s full Whois records. Earlier today ICANN continued its battle in German courts over what data domain name registrars need to collect for WHOIS now that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is in effect. Because of GDPR, ICANN has changed the data […]

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ICANN appeals German court ruling as it seeks definitive ruling on GDPR and Whois data collection

ICANN wants to know if collecting certain Whois data is a violation of GDPR. A court battle in Germany over the impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues. ICANN filed a legal action against EPAG, a registrar owned by Tucows, on May 25–the same day GDPR went into effect. It asked for […]

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German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR

Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday, the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG had notified ICANN that it no […]

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.XYZ gets another win against Verisign

Appeals court decision gives XYZ another chance to be awarded legal fees. It’s been over three years since Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) sued XYZ, the seller of .xyz domain names, for false advertising. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of XYZ in November 2015 but that wasn’t the end of it. XYZ asked the […]

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ICANN files legal action against Tucows registrar over GDPR

Domain name overseer hopes to get clarification about data collection for domain name registrations. ICANN has filed injunction proceedings against EPAG, a domain name registrar owned by Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), in a challenge meant to get clarity on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EPAG is a German registrar that Tucows acquired in 2011. […]

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Benefits to keeping Whois open

Domain name owners benefit when their Whois records are publicly available. The world’s largest domain name registrar is going to keep publishing Whois data for the bulk of its customers despite GDPR. This is good news for many people who rely on the data. I understand that security researchers will be upset that the data […]

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