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Redl groups “Right to be Forgotten” with other censorship, calls it “regrettable”

Governments should not try to apply local laws to the borderless internet, Redl says. David Redl, the head of the U.S. government’s NTIA, has criticized countries that are trying to apply local laws to the control internet. In comments made to the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Ottawa, Canada last week, Redl said: In […]

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Office Depot gets reverse domain hijacking win over Viking.com domain name

Dispute between two parties over Viking.com domain name is clearly outside the confines of UDRP. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has determined that Office Depot’s ownership of Viking.com does not constitute cybersquatting. It also found that the complainant Aurelius RHO GTM Development Limited engaged in reverse domain name hijacking by filing a cybersquatting dispute […]

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Sex cam website owner nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

Company’s claimed dates don’t add up. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has found Brentwood Holding Group Inc, the operator of NudeLive(dot)com, guilty of reverse domain name hijacking. The company filed a cybersquatting complaint under UDRP against the domain name NudeLive(dot)net. Brentwood claimed trademark rights dating to 1998 and submitted the registration date of its […]

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Tucows gets RDNH ruling against Bosch after sloppy UDRP filing

Hopefully this was incompetence rather than malicious intent. Manufacturing company Robert Bosch GmbH has been found (pdf) to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking for bringing a UDRP cybersquatting complaint against Tucows over the domain name bosch.net. Looked at in the best possible light, this was due to extremely inept lawyers. Bosch.net is one […]

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DENIC to remove all personal info from Public Whois on .De domains

Germany’s .DE domain will show even less information in Whois going forward. Whois information for one of the world’s largest country code domain names is about to change. DENIC, the group that runs Germany’s .DE domain name, announced changes that will slim down an already restricted Whois output. The group reviewed its Whois policy as […]

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Weeds, Inc. might have gotten better legal advice

Ill-advised company went after Weeds.com but might be rethinking its plans. In August 2017 a weed control company called Weeds, Inc. filed a cybersquatting complaint with World Intellectual Property Organization to get the domain name Weeds.com. Just days after WIPO published its finding but days before it was made public, the company filed a federal […]

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Domain Name Rights Coalition is reborn to protect domain registrants

Rebirthed organization will advocate for a broad range of domain name owners. Domain Name Rights Coalition (DNRC), which was first founded in the late 1990s to protect the interests of domain name owners, has been reborn. The group bills itself as a think tank supporting the work of the ICANN community and representatives of domain […]

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Bespoke.com domain owner successfully defends another attack

Judge tosses latest attempt to get Bespoke.com domain name. You have to feel bad for Garth Piesse. The New Zealand resident bought Bespoke.com in a competitive expired domain auction on DropCatch.com in 2014 for $18,805. It was a pretty good deal. But now his legal costs have surely dwarfed his purchase price. First, Bespoke Services […]

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Crypto and Blockchain are registered with the Trademark Clearinghouse

Want to register a new TLD with one of these suddenly hot terms? You’re going to deal with the TMCH. Remember the Trademark Clearinghouse for new top level domain names? By getting a mark filed with the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), a company can get first rights to a domain matching the mark when a new […]

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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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