Trainer Heidi Powell loses cybersquatting claim (still tries to steal the domain HeidiPowell.com)

One Heidi Powell, a trainer, is trying to steal the domain name HeidiPowell.com from another Heidi Powell that has had it and have been using it since 2005. You may have heard this story before. The trainer (that is using the .net domain) couldn’t accept that the other Heidi Powell would not sell her the …

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The .org registry (PIR) is pausing development of “UDRP for copyright”

The .org registry made a short announcement that it is pausing development of the new dispute policy that many are calling “UDRP for copyright”. Public Interest Registry (PIR) has been developing the policy (called ”Systemic Copyright Infringement Alternative Dispute Resolution Policy” by PIR) for over a year but an announcement by the Domain Name Association …

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Never negotiate with the IT guy about domain acquisitions

Many incoming inquiries seem to arrive from a company’s IT guy, and they are outright the least qualified to negotiate with. An IT professional, whether middle manager or lower, is not able to make decisions that involve marketing functions and associated budgeting. While technically a domain name is a digital asset managed by the IT […]
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Domains versus fancy pants, and a fashionable .COM upgrade to a .IO

A recent domain inquiry arrived from a party that operates their own clothes boutique, from an upscale area no less. The introduction included the disclaimer that they did not possess great financial resources for the domain. Nevertheless, it was a direct, polite inquiry that arrived via the Uniregistry Market, and I ran the obligatory background […]
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