gTLD legal rights objection decisions signal a tough fight for trade-mark owners
As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) continues to roll out their gTLD program, a better understanding has developed as to how trade-mark disputes will be handled in the application process. On September 25, 2013 ICANN made public 63 decisions under their Existing Legal Rights Objection procedure, which was established to provide a framework for challenging gTLD applications based on the complainant’s existing trade-mark rights. The scales ... read more ...
Here’s a Mainstream Publication That Gets The Value Of Domains: Hope.com, Alert.com, Usher.com, Wisdom.com. Mike.com, DNA.com; Alarm.com
- bizjournals.com, covered what they considered to be very successful companies located in DC that own great domains in a post entitled “The golden domain names of D.C. Tech”
I quite an opposite approach to the Forbes article which portrayed those that acquired great domain names in the 1990′s as less than great businessman.
The article covers MicroStrategy Inc. and its CEO Michael Saylor, which accumulated domain names like hope.com, alert.com, usher.com, wisdom.com. Michael.com and mike.com ... read more ...
LogicBoxes Announces Elite Reseller Program for Large Web Hosts and Resellers
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LogicBoxes, the premier technology and consulting company for Domain Registries, Registrars and large Web Hosts, today announced the launch of their Elite Reseller Program, a competitive offering designed exclusively for large domain and hosting companies. It features a unique base-cost pricing model for domain names, a comprehensive service offering that includes personalized business consulting, new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) strategy assistance and exclusive ... read more ...
New gTLD Strategies
It is hard to imagine a time when the Internet wasn’t ubiquitous. Through the evolution of the digital ecosystem, email, wireless connectivity, and the explosion of social media have revolutionized the way communicate on the Internet. ICANN recently released over 1,400 new top-level domains, set to roll out soon, which experts believe will change the how we understand the use of names on the Internet. But how much are brands really putting their ... read more ...
Will companies use .BlackFriday domain names?
.BlackFriday domain names will soon be available. Will they be useful?
It’s Black Friday in the United States, the day that kicks off the holiday shopping season.
Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry applied to run the .blackfriday top level domain name. It’s possible this domain will be available by Black Friday 2014 despite a very poor priority draw number of 1415.
This is a unique domain in that it is targeted to a short period of time during the year; perhaps ... read more ...
Yeni domain uzantıları kullanıma açıldı
Com ve net gibi en çok kullanılan internet sayfası uzantılarına yenileri eklenmeye devam ediyor.
gTLD olarak adlandırılan uzantılar arasında .bike, .clothing, .singles, .guru bulunmakta. Bu uzantıların sadece alanda çalışan firmalara ... read more ...
Troubling: UDRP Panel Hands Over Generic Domain RainForest.es
- Rain Forest , SL of Madrid, Spain just won the UDRP lottery and got the generic domain name RainForest.es
The decision was handed down in Spanish and we used Google translate into English
The panelist Albert Agustinoy Guilayn has some pretty disturbing language in this decision:
The Respondent is the holder of many generic domain names , most of which are publicly offered for sale . Thus, the use of the domain name seems to fit into an obvious speculative behavior . In this regard , the Respondent ... read more ...
UDRP Panel Refuses To Let BuyDomains Give Up Domain & Issues Ruling Against It on Shiseido.net
- A one member UDRP panel refused to allow BuyDomains.com to unilateral consent to transfer the Domain Name Shiseido.net to the Complainant, Shiseido Company of Tokyo, Japan, and went ahead and issued its opinion ordering the transfer of the domain.
BuyDomains.com tried to agree to the consent to transfer while still maintaining that its did not register the domain name in bad faith.
The panel took that ball and ran, saying due to that statement the panel had a duty to issue an opinion.
Its a good ... read more ...
Budgets under scrutiny as the trademark tipping point comes to gTLDs
This week the 60-day sunrise periods for seven new gTLDs officially opened. The strings – ‘.bike’, ‘.holdings’, ‘.plumbing’, ‘.clothing’, ‘.singles’, ‘.guru’ and ‘.ventures’ – represent the first Latin scripts open for registration in the new gTLD programme and, as such, sparked a spike in press coverage of new gTLDs as media outlets turned their attention to the availability of new strings. For trademark counsel who have not yet considered their tactics for ... read more ...
ICANN’s UDRP as a domain name dispute redressal mechanism
The rapid growth of the internet in the past ten years has witnessed a huge range of evolution in technological developments, from windows 98 to windows 8, from ugly html personal pages to colorful blogs, from e-mails to social networking sites to mention a few. But one thing has remained the same, the way from which the websites and web pages are accessed -THE DOMAIN NAMES.
DOMAIN NAMES IN GENERAL
Domain names can be defined simply as an address of the internet, for e.g. www.google.com ... read more ...
Lokale, markenspezifische Top Level Domains sind im Kommen
Wenn im Frühjahr 2014 schrittweise die ersten neuen Top Level Domains (TLDs) eingeführt werden, soll dies zu einem deutlich veränderten Surf- und Suchverhalten der Internetuser führen. Konnte male bisher davon ausgehen, dass die gesuchte Webseite in neun von zehn Fällen mit .de, .com, .info oder .org endete, so werden in basement nächsten Monaten mehrere hundert neue Endungen wählbar sein.
.bike, .clothing, .guru latest additions to domain names
London : Nine new domain names have been reportedly made available as the internet domain names system undergoes a radical change, according to ANI.
The new web address suffixes, include .bike, .clothing, .singles and .guru and the new names are expected to be released at a rate of 10-a-week.
According to the BBC, the new names, formally known as generic top level domains (gTLDs) are currently open only to those with registered trademarks and will be open to the general public ... read more ...
Richard P. Glass, Jr. Guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking On Petfinity.com Registered in 1999
- Richard P. Glass, Jr., represented by Charles F. Meroni, Jr. of Meroni Meroni, P.C., Illinois, USA has just been found guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking (RDNH) on the domain name Petfinity.com
The complainant based his claim on a trademark registered in 2013.
The domain name was registered on September 24, 1999.
“The panel noted that domain was registered by the domain holder on September 24, 1999, which was one month before the UDRP became effective.
“Complainant was well aware that ... read more ...
In Top-Level Domain Expansion, No Easy Answers For Brands
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Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 6:10 PM ET) -- The release of hundreds of new generic top-level domains, which got underway this week, poses many new trademark and cybersquatting risks for brand owners. Whether they opt to buy up the new online real estate or pay to police it, protecting a brand name has now become that much tougher.After decades of just the old .com, .net and a handful of other gTLDs, the ... read more ...
LogicBoxes Announces Elite Reseller Program for Large Web Hosts and Resellers
LogicBoxes, the premier technology and consulting company for Domain Registries, Registrars and large Web Hosts, today announced the launch of their Elite Reseller Program, a competitive offering designed exclusively for large domain and hosting companies. It features a unique base-cost pricing model for domain names, a comprehensive service offering that includes personalized business consulting, new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) strategy assistance and exclusive support solutions.
As ... read more ...
LogicBoxes Launches Reseller Program for Hosting Companies to Access New …
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As new gTLDs have become a reality, many web hosts are looking for ways to market and offer the new domain extensions to their hosting customers. LogicBoxes announced on Wednesday that it has launched its invite-only Elite Reseller Program designed to help large domain and hosting companies navigate the new gTLD landscape, as well as receive partner-exclusive ... read more ...
Maker of GRAND THEFT AUTO Loses UDRP On Gta.tv Panel Finds It Stands For “Great Toronto Area”
- Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. the maker of Grand Theft Auto just lost a UDRP on the domain, gta.tv.
The disputed domain name was registered on March 19, 2010.
The Respondent also owns some domain names since 2009, particularly the following: DOMAIN NAME gtanews.com and gta411.com
The Complainant argues the following that, since 1998, the Complainant has been using the trademarks GRAND THEFT AUTO and GTA extensively around the world on television, Internet, magazines and various media.
That ... read more ...
Sibername.com signs domain names agreement with Donuts
Web Hosting News – Ottawa, ON – Domain name registrar and website hosting services provider Sibername.com has signed a registrar agreement with new TLD industry leader Donuts Inc., a registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs)
Sibername.com is accepting pre-registrations for Donuts domains, and over time will provide to its customers all TLDs offered by Donuts, giving businesses an opportunity to further develop their online branding.
More than 700 new TLDs are due to be released ... read more ...
Google Sued For Trademark Infringement Over Its Hangout Service By Hanginout Damages & Retraining Order Requested
- Hanginout, Inc. which describes itself as a San Diego based technology company filed suit against Google this morning over its “hangout” service for trademark infringement, federal unfair competition, and common law unfair competition.
In addition to damages Hanginout is asking a judge to grant a temporary, preliminary and permanent restraining order against Google to prevent them from using their Hangout product and name.
The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern ... read more ...
New generic top-level domain names (“gTLDs”) opening for business
The first set of new generic top-level domain names (“gTLDs”) are opening for business this month. A gTLD is the part of a domain name that comes after the “dot” (“.”). Currently, there are 22 gTLDs including .com, .org and .net. Very soon there could be up to 1,400 new names or “strings,” such as .clothing, .ventures, .bike, and brand names such as .hitachi.
On October 23, 2013, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) delegated ... read more ...
Indonesia: Get ready for anything.id
The Indonesia Internet Domain Name Administrator (PANDI) says that they are drafting the newest regulation regarding the use of the ccTLD .id (known as "anything.id") which will be finished and released at the beginning of 2014.
This regulation will enable every person to buy and use an internet domain bearing his own name or company or even trade mark or anything else with the suffix .id beside the popular worldwide gTLD .com.
At this ... read more ...
Escrow.com Responds To Customer Inquiries On Recent Departures From The Company
- Brandon Abbey on Behalf of Escrow.com has issued a statement in response to the recent departures of Andee Hill 2 Other Employees, which quit last Friday to go a newly formed competitor EscrowHill.com which was announced on Monday morning.
Here is Mr. Abbey’s statement unedited (emphasis added):
“Escrow.com appreciates the inquiries and support it has recently received from its valued customers and friends. ”
” The company takes the confidential nature of its business very seriously, and ... read more ...
Seven new gTLDs available
Singles, plumbers and trade mark owners interested in new gTLDs may be interested in Sunrise Periods opening this week for several new domains.
Sunrise Periods opened on 26 November 2013 for seven new gTLDs. This is the time when those with trade marks recorded in the Trademark Clearinghouse can apply for domains that match their marks. The new domains available from later today are:
These seven Sunrise Periods ... read more ...
.bike, .guru latest additions to domain names
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Icann to release nine new top-level domain names
- The Internet Corporate for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) has released details of nine new publicly available domain names including .guru, .clothing, .singles and .bike.
The domain names will go live at the end of January next year. Other names made available include .ventures, .camera, .lighting, .voyage and .equipment.
The new domain names mark the start of a massive increase in the number of top-level domains. Icann will be releasing new domain names at the rate of 10 a week and will roll ... read more ...