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Ageism at ICANN: It’s not the old people, it’s the young

Younger people are (slightly) more likely to observe ageism in the ICANN community than older people. When you hear the word ageism, most people think of stereotypes and exclusion toward older people. At ICANN, it’s the reverse. That’s according to a non-scientific survey the group took to understand ageism and age diversity within the ICANN […]

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Oops: New .Ca commercial has a trademark problem

John Berryhill noticed a problem with this TV commercial. Yesterday I wrote about CIRA’s new TV commercial suggesting that Canadians register .Ca domain names instead of .com. I got caught up in the humor of the commercial and overlooked something that only a trademark attorney would quickly catch: the ad shows a domain name including […]

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Engineering firm sues to recover KFDE.com domain name

Company says a thief took the domain name it has been using for nearly two decades. A California engineering firm has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to recover the domain name KFDE.com, which it says was stolen from it. K.F. Davis Engineering has been using the domain name since it registered it in 2000. It alleges […]

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Man who paid $360k for 81.com says it’s stolen

Dubai man files lawsuit to recover domain. A man who says he paid $360,000 to buy the domain 81.com alleges it has been stolen. Sami Debizet filed an in rem lawsuit (pdf) against the domain in U.S. District Court in Virginia in an effort to recover the domain. According to Debizet, he paid $360,000 to […]

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HugeDomains gets reverse domain name hijacking win

Company opted to file a UDRP instead of paying just $2,695 to buy the domain. Domain investment company HugeDomains.com has successfully defended one of its domain names in a cybersquatting dispute, and the company that brought it has been found guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. A company that sells rocks and crystals at rockncrystals.com.au […]

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Tina Dam sues over .Music, reveals investment

Dam, who worked on new TLD applications, claims she has been cut out of equity ownership of .Music top level domain. Former ICANN staffer Tina Dam, who left the non-profit to work with Constantine Roussos on new top level domains, is now suing Roussos and related companies. Dam Claims that she owned half the shares […]

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Scratch.org settlement breaks down

$20,000 agreement falls through. A settlement to resolve a dispute over the domain name Scratch.org has fallen apart. Scratch Foundation, a non-profit created at MIT, filed a cybersquatting lawsuit against the domain name Scratch.org in January. It was an in rem case against the domain, but Ravi Lahoti responded to the dispute saying that he […]

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Auto parts company’s domain stolen and held for ransom

Thief stole Florida company’s domain and asked for 10 bitcoin ransom. A thief stole a domain name from an online auto parts company and demanded 10 bitcoin to get the domain name back. Florida company XPort Auto Parts, Inc. woke up in the middle of last month to find that its domain name XPortAutoParts.com had […]

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Capital One loses data breach domain fight

Case shows the limits of cybersquatting dispute policy. Capital One (NYSE: COF) has lost a cybersquatting dispute it filed against someone who registered a domain name after a massive data breach was disclosed this summer. The company filed the dispute under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) against CapitalOneDataBreach(.)com, a domain that was […]

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AgSpace Agriculture tries to reverse hijack domain name

Company filed a UDRP to try to get the unhyphenated version of its domain name. Farming technology company AgSpace Agriculture Limited has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its effort to get the domain name AgSpace.com. It uses the domain Ag-Space.com. The company threatened the owner of the domain prior […]

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