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US government plans to stop domain name hopping

The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) released the 2017-2019 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement titled “Supporting Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise: Charting a Path Ahead.” The US government plans to stop domain name hopping, that is changing to a different domain name after one is suspended for various reasons. …

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Luis Carlos Sarmiento, the wealthiest man in Colombia, wins a domain name dispute

Luis Carlos Sarmiento, the wealthiest man in Colombia with a net worth of USD$11.6 billion as of 2016, won a UDRP (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy) complaint today for the domain name luiscarlossarmiento.com. Complainants were two of his companies legally incorporated in Colombia and domiciled under the same address in Bogota. Complainant No. 1 was a construction and …

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.Club domains get government approval and can now be hosted in China

.CLUB Domains announced today that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has granted a license to .CLUB’s Beijing based wholly foreign-owned entity (WFOE) company, making it among the very first foreign registries of a new gTLD (generic top-level domain) to be approved by the Chinese government. .CLUB is among the first 3 foreign domain …

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.VIP domains get government approval in China

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX) announced that it has today received official approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) of the People’s Republic of China for MMX’s dot VIP top-level domain. The announcement was made via the official website of the MIIT. Approval means that owners of dot VIP domain names …

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.Blog domains: 16,430 registered after General Availability

.Blog domain names entered General Availability yesterday, November 21, at 15:00 UTC and a few hours later the total number of registered .blog domains was 16,430*. This number includes the domains registered by the registry itself and its founder’s program, the about 1,000 domains registered in the Sunrise phase by trademark owners and the domains …

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Radix announces .Fun extension acquisition and launch dates

Radix announced today that it recently acquired exclusive rights for the new domain extension, .FUN. The transfer was finalized last month. .FUN’s main competition will probably be Uniregistry’s .LOL extension. Radix now owns 9 strings including .tech, .store, .space and .online. Radix bought the new extension from Oriental Trading Company, Inc. (OTC) for an undisclosed …

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8,049 .UK domains suspended because of criminal activity

Nominet today published its update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2016. Nominet suspends domains following notification from the police or other law enforcement agencies that the domain is being used for criminal activity. The criminality report shows that the number of .UK domains suspended between 1 November 2015 …

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