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Uber (the ride hailing company) is causing a headache for Uber (the IT company)

Healthcare IT company sues Uber for trademark infringement after being inundated with misdirected communication. A healthcare IT company in Florida called Uber Operations, LLC is suing ride hailing company Uber Technologies for trademark infringement after dealing with confusion between the two companies. The lawsuit (pdf) explains a number of headaches the company has experienced from […]

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Clothing company Aether is a reverse domain name hijacker

Domain owner used the domain for a business. Apparel company Aether, LLC has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking in its attempt to get the domain name Aether.com. The company that owns Aether.com used to offer a product at the domain name. The product is no longer offered and the domain […]

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ICANN asks new TLD registries to ask for permission on China

Operators must submit RSEP for approval. Are Chinese gateways used to comply with real name verification rules in China a registry service? To date, it seems like only the operators of .XYZ think so. They submitted a so-called RSEP to ICANN to get approval for their gateway before they introduced one. Now other registries, including […]

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Gaming company Playtech Software Limited guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking

“Any reasonable investigation would have revealed that this was a Complaint that could not have succeeded,” panelist says. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Playtech Software Limited to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain Playtechla.com. Playtech uses the domain name Playtech.com. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint under UDRP […]

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Will May 2018 be the death of Whois?

Whois will change forever next year. On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into full effect. The privacy regulation will have a major impact on industries that handle personal data of people in the EU, including the domain name industry. Domain name companies are scrambling to figure out […]

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Democrats register domains about Rebublican town halls

DCCC registers domains that can be used to attack Republicans. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives, has registered domain names containing Republican representatives and “town hall”. The five domain names registered on August 3 are: comstocktownhall.com – Barbara Comstock (R-VA) culbersontownhall.com – John Culberson […]

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Texas man sues Fortune 500 liquor company to overturn cybersquatting decision

Liquor company says that Rufino.com is a typo of its Ruffino brand. A Texas man who owns 60,000 domain names has sued Fortune 500 liquor company Constellation Brands, Inc in an effort to overturn an adverse Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) decision. Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) and its wine-making subsidiary Ruffino SRL filed […]

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XYZ files opening brief in request for Verisign to pay $1.6 million

Domain registry says lower court erred in three ways. XYZ.com LLC and Daniel Negari have filed their opening brief in an appeal against Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) over legal fees. If you haven’t been tracking this saga, here’s a quick overview: Verisign, the registry that operates the .com and .net top level domains, sued the .xyz […]

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EFF whitepaper compares registry policies, disses new TLDs

Paper points to questionable rights protection mechanisms in new TLDs. Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge have released a whitepaper comparing policies across various domain name registries, and warning domain registrants to be wary of new top level domain names. The whitepaper points to added rights protection mechanisms in new top level domains, such […]

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.XYZ working to make domains available in China again

Domains haven’t been available at Chinese domain registrars since early May. Many Chinese domain name registrars stopped offering .xyz domain names back in May at the behest of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). At the time, XYZ CEO Daniel Negari said “CentralNic is updating RNV providers to ensure there is stability in […]

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