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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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Much Ado about Ado.com: Carrillo sues bus company after bad UDRP decision

Domaining.com owner sues to retain ownership of Ado.com and asks for a finding of reverse domain name hijacking. Francois Carrillo, the owner of domain blog aggregator Domaining.com, has sued (pdf) Mexican bus company Autobuses dr Oriente ADO, S.A. de C.V. after a UDRP panel ordered his domain Ado.com transferred. He is seeking the UDRP to […]

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Newtek domain theft has major impact on customers

Customers have to make quick switch to avoid security risk and potential outages. I frequently write about domain name theft. Usually, the only loss in the theft is the domain name. But it can be much worse. Three domain names belonging to Newtek Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:NEWT) were recently stolen, as Brian Krebs explains in […]

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ICANN says no to .mail, .home and .corp, offers refund

Domain system overseer gives final thumbs down to three top level domains. ICANN’s board has passed a resolution confirming that it will not delegate the .mail, .home and .corp strings as part of 2012 round of new top level domain name expansion, and has authorized a full refund for companies that applied for these strings. […]

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