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July, 2010

  • 9 July

    Could VeriSign lose its .com monopoly?

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Verisign’s appeal today to overturn a previous ruling stating that the company cannot have a monopoly on the .com TLD. This stems from a lawsuit filed by the Coalition for ICANN Transparency (CFIT) against the firm for its no-bid contract with ICANN. …

November, 2009

  • 4 November

    Judge rules WHOIS privacy constitutes “material falsification”

    Recently there has been heated debate about whether or not WHOIS privacy protection, an inexpensive service that lets domain registrants hide their contact information from the public, should be allowed. In the recent case U.S. v Kilbride, an American judge ruled that using privacy protection constitutes “material falsification.” The defendant …

October, 2009

  • 15 October

    Court: Acceptable for host to terminate rude customer

    In a ruling issued last week, a Los Angeles court ruled that a web host did not breach contract by suspending a rude customer. The individual in question became angry after his hosting account was suspended for nonpayment. After leaving a rude voicemail at the company’s headquarters, the web host …

August, 2009

  • 28 August

    Cybersquatter ordered to pay $33 million to Verizon

    Cybersquatting isn’t cheap these days. This week, a federal court upheld a $33 million (£20.3 million) ruling against OnlineNIC, a wholesale domain company, for cybersquatting the Verizon.com domain and trademarks. OnlineNIC reportedly used an automated system to register some 663 names confusingly similar to Verizon.com, such as iphoneverizonplans.com, accountverizonwireless.com, and …

  • 10 August

    More domain theft arrests could be on the way

    Daniel Goncalves became the first domain hijacker to be arrested when New Jersey authorities pressed criminal charges against him for stealing P2P.com a few weeks ago Though no court date has yet to be set, industry experts and cyber crime specialists are watching the case very closely. While the spectators …