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Latest U.S. Government statement on GDPR and Whois

Government is looking into Article 49 exceptions of GDPR. David Redl, who runs the U.S. government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has repeatedly spoken against GDPR’s potential effects on Whois. Yesterday, at a meeting of National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), he gave further remarks about the issue and what the U.S. government is […]

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O.com might be coming, along with other single letter .com domain names

ICANN moves forward with Verisign plan to auction O.com domain name. Single letter .com domain names are very rare. They aren’t just limited to the 26 letters of the alphabet; there are just three. Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN), the registry for .com, isn’t allowed to allocate any single letter .com domain names. Three .com domains were registered […]

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A first? UDRP complainant argues others’ use of trademark is proof

Complainant also asks the panel to simply ignore one of the three requirements of UDRP. Here’s a bizarre cybersquatting dispute… A New York company called Unplugg, Inc. filed a UDRP against the domain name unplugg.com. The company only has rights in the Unplugg mark starting this year, which is after the domain was registered. In […]

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Google has already GDPR’d its Whois records

Google’s domain name registry is showing limited data for Whois records. We’re just weeks away from domain name registrars and registries beginning to obscure Whois records to comply with their interpretation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One major ICANN-regulated registry has already changed the Whois records it displays on thick Whois […]

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VeriSign’s domain base grew by 1.91 million names last quarter

Historically strong Q1 delivers for Verisign. VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) reported first quarter 2018 earnings after the bell yesterday. The base of .com and .net domain names grew by 1.91 million during the quarter and 9.6 million new .com and .net domains were registered. This comes in toward the high end of Verisign’s predicted range of 1.5 […]

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Original France.com owner sues to recover domain from the country

French courts nabs valuable domain name for its government. The original registrant of France.com back in 1994 has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to recover the domain name France.com, which the country managed to wrestle away through the French court system. France.com, Inc. filed the suit in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District […]

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Some panelists are afraid to find RDNH

I can’t believe this panelist didn’t find RDNH. A World Intellectual Property Organization panelist has found in favor of the owner of CAGI.com in a cybersquatting complaint but, for some mysterious reason, failed to find reverse domain name hijacking. CSP International Fashion Group S.p.A., which owns CAGI.eu, filed the dispute against Capitol Appraisal Group. Capitol […]

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WIPO panel explains a common expired domain occurrence

A company wanted a domain but failed it capture it when it expired. Then it filed a UDRP against the new domain owner. A World Intellectual Property Organization panel has provided an unusually descriptive explanation and interpretation of a very common occurrence. Rolyn Companies Inc. filed a UDRP against the domain name Rolyn.com just weeks […]

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U.S. government asks ICANN to investigate GoDaddy’s Whois policy

U.S. gov weighs in on GoDaddy’s Whois policy. The U.S. government has sent a letter to ICANN asking it to review GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) activities around blocking access to Whois records. David Redl, who heads the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, sent the letter to ICANN’s board today asking it to look into the matter. At […]

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Napoleon.com hit with UDRP. Owners fight back with lawsuit

Domain owners fight back in court before UDRP is decided. Last Month Wolf Steel, which markets fireplaces under the brand name Napoleon, filed a UDRP cybersquatting dispute against the domain name napoleon.com. The owners of the domain name are fighting back with a lawsuit. Emmet Stephenson, Tony Stephenson and Domain.com, Inc. (not affiliated with the […]

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