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August, 2009

  • 17 August

    UK Businessman in Heated Dispute Over .AE Domain

    As if the .ae top-level domain craze could stand to get more sensational, Michael Reed, a businessman from the United Kingdom, is complaining that the UAE domain regulator, .aeDA unlawfully took back a domain he had legitimately registered. The domain in question is Irena.ae. Reed owns a 12-year-old trademark for …

  • 13 August

    ICANN: New Policy Has Reduced Domain Tasting

    In past years, if you made a mistake when registering a domain name, whether a spelling mistake or some other type of mishap, you had five days to return the domain and get a refund from your registrar. This is called the Add Grace Period. ICANN would refund the registrar …

  • 12 August

    WIPO Orders Transfer of Two Domains to Wikipedia

    Yes, anyone can edit Wikipedia. Anyone can theoretically add their input into the participatory encyclopedia that has been both lauded and shunned, depending on who you ask. With 262 languages and hundreds of thousands of articles, nearly everyone has access to it. But not everyone can be Wikipedia, as Kevo …

  • 11 August

    ICANN Revokes Accreditation of Three Registrars

    ICANN announced yesterday that they had sent notices to three domain registrars informing them that their accreditation would not be renewed. According to the documents available on ICANN’s website, the registrars have violated the conditions of the RAA (Registrar Accreditation Agreement). The reasons and details of the violations are explained …

  • 6 August

    ICANN Issues Statement Regarding YouTubeIslam.com

    In what has become a highly controversial domain dispute, ICANN has uncharacteristically released a statement about it explaining their non-participant role in domain name disputes. According to reports, the respondents registered the domain youtubeislam.com and created a website that allowed people to post videos about Islam and Muslims. The site …

  • 5 August

    Twitter Outsources Domain Name Portfolio

    The micro-blogging giant Twitter has handed over management of its domain portfolio to an Australian registrar. It includes a two-year, deal during which the company will manage all of Twitter’s domains. It is a common practice for registrars to provide single portals for customers who need to manage multiple domains. …

  • 3 August

    Internet Engineers to Open Source Secure DNS

    In an effort to speed up adoption of DNSSEC, a group of interested Internet engineers has created the OpenDNSSEC project with the intention of creating an open source version of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC). The project leaders hope that this will make it easier for organizations to adopt …

  • 3 August

    Romantic Tours Inc. Wins HotRusianBride.com

    In the past, domains that are descriptive rather than actual proper names were not awarded to the complainants. What then is so special about Hot Russian Brides? The difference is that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Romantic Tours, Inc. a trademark for Hot Russian Brides. If …

July, 2009

  • 31 July

    Sears loses dispute for my-gofer domains

    What do the domains my-gofer.biz,.info.,.net,.org,and .info have in common? Sears Brands, LLC does not have rights to any of them. They apparently thought they did, however, and took the case before an arbitrator. MyGofer is the chosen name and trademark of Sears’ shopping service. Their main website is mygofer.com Sears …

  • 30 July

    The Internet is big, really big

    According to new Internet data, there are now more websites than people in the world — over 1 trillion. With such large numbers, there are 150 domains per person, and it would take 31,000 to read all of them, even if you spent only one minute on each and never …